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Kinowear Lookbook: #9

What you’ll need to replicate this look:

1. White v-neck t-shirt

2. Green plaid shirt

3. Dark blue denim jacket

4. Straight-cut khaki pants

5. Gold Round buckle belt

6. Black dress shoes

7. Optional: Brown beanie

 

 

 

 

First impression:

Eye-catching casual style. Looks like a laid-back, confident guy who knows how to dress!

Breakdown:

Today’s style inspiration will show you a great way to layer without getting too hot.

One of my favorite things to wear during sunny but cool weather is a denim jacket. It’s great for layering because it’s thick enough to keep you warm enough when it’s breezy out, and thin enough to keep you cool when the sun is beating.

It’s also a classic staple item that I think every guy should own. Personally, I love a dark wash denim jacket – like the one shown here – because it keeps a dressier look. That way you can wear something casual underneath and still look sharp.

I really like this green plaid shirt here because it adds a fresh spring color and pattern to the outfit. I love the way the shirt is used to dress down this outfit, by unbuttoning it down to the fourth button, also revealing a low-cut white v-neck. It makes the outfit so much more laid back and it’s perfect for keeping you cooler during the hottest part of the day.

If you do this, make sure you tuck in the shirt as shown to maintain a dressed up look, otherwise you’ll sloppy. The tucked in shirt here reveals the gold buckle belt that matches the gold buttons on the jacket. A necessary detail because silver would not look good here. Try to match gold with gold, and silver with silver.

I also have to mention how I love the way that he folded up his shirt cuffs to show some color. It’s a stylish touch that reveals everything was deliberately done.

Khaki pants go exceptionally well with denim jackets. You get to keep the “jean” element which gives off that same laid-back vibe your favorite pair of jeans carry, but the khakis make you look a lot more classy.

A pair of slim dress shoes would go great with this outfit. I say slim (or pointier) because they look less like the shoes you wear to the office and more like a fashion piece. They also elongate your legs and make you look taller. Please stay away from box-toed shoes!

The dress shoes may make the outfit too dressy for some, but wearing a matching brown beanie keeps the balance between dressy and casual so it’s not overdone. Otherwise, you can always opt for a fresh pair of sneakers!

What do you think of this look? Share your rating and comments below!

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  • ken

    I love all the looks, but I am 45 slightly greying, with a small paunch. What should I wear?

  • x-factor

    When you say avoid box-toed shoes, do you mean ones that are like 90 degree angle boxey, or just anything non-pointy?

  • Pavel

    I like this one a lot actualy.
    Sadly I have 0 components to emulate this look.

    May I suggest that you use more celebrities like you did for an earlier lookbook?

  • Chris

    I like the denim jacket. But what are the alternatives for a straight-cut khaki pants? Black pants?

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  • Carpy

    Good as always! I really like these styles.

    BUT:

    It always seems to be for very slim people.
    Don’t get me wrong: I have nothing against them, but neither am I one of them.

    And dude, it’s frustrating.

    I am living in a world with natural selection influenced by fashion. Most of the stylish looks focus on slim (nearly skinny) people. I am not fat. You can say I am regular. I have a broad bonestructure and a very supportive muscleproduction.
    But if I try to get the looks, it almost always ends in looking overweight.
    Wearing a pullover over a shirt? Well… looking fat.
    Leads up to wearing very few layers. Let’s say… 1. 😉

    Then I tried more for a military look, because I thought I could use my body and the anticipation towards the stereotype so that every centimeter would be interpreted as muscles.
    Stupid thing is: I am living in Germany. And you can find most guys in Hoodies/Camouflage or something like this from the not-so-well-earning households. No offense meant.

    So here are a few things that I would really like to see:

    -Could you maybe show a way to dress in a military look, that has more “prestige” or “class” ?

    -As you said, should everyone avoid the bad fit disease. How about some recommendations for broader guys? (just not the slim ones. I so hope my English isn’t that bad…)
    It’s not about fashion tipps for overweight dudes. 🙂

    I hope you you know what I mean and have time to post something like this. I like your site, your articles and if New York wouldn’t be so far away, I really would visit you.

    Good job!

  • Will

    Good look. Like the semi-cowboy aesthetic

  • purplenurples

    Oh my god. this is awesome.
    love the khaki with denim and the hat completes it all and gives the effect of being laid back.
    this is better than any other men’s blog i have ever searched up!
    Thank God for Kinowear.
    I love you guys.

    -chowder.

  • Mikey

    Great stuff guys…

    Innovative and unique, not old and basic

    -Mikey

  • travis

    for the shoes, would the brown leather version work well too, or would that blend too much with the khakis?