I don't really 'cover' menswear on my blog, as most of the time it is not really something I feel I can write about with authority and also, as it is not really part of my everyday life, I don't really feel that it 'fits' in with the total feel of my blog. However, that is not to say I do not follow one or two mens style blogs, and today I want to introduce you to one of my favourites; Five Point Fox. It's an anonymous blog and all the personal style shots are either headless or with the face obscured, if you follow some of the other people involved like Sarah Vickers from another personal style blog favourite of mine: Classy Girls Wear Pearls, you can tell that whoever Five Point Fox is, he is a friend of the awesome New England accessories company Kiel James Patrick.
I simply adore this classic preppy aesthetic. Those who simply 'think' prep without really understanding it think of brands like Gant Rugger if you're American and Jack Wills if you're British, without really understanding the aesthetic, the mentality behind it and that it is more of a way or life than a way of dress. (Though, I am in no way knocking Jack Wills. Yes, it annoyed me that at my boarding school in a girls boarding house you could basically find the entire Jack Wills catalogue every season, and yes, while I have before left the house in Uggs, skinny jeans, a ski trip hoodie and a gilet I think that particular look is a cliche, very 'Gap Yar', Jack Wills have really upped their game over the last few years. Their stores are awesome, and they make some really good feature pieces like their dresses. I still regret not buying this pheasant print dress.)
Just how smart and effortless are these looks, they are the guy equivalent of chic. They also have personality and very practical. There are some guy friends I know who own a lot of Gucci mens clothing for example, and while lots of it is pretty awesome, sometimes I think they could dress much better if they stopped thinking about brands and started thinking about new and fresh ways to wear traditional styles and fabrics. (Incidentally, if you're reading this and you know I mean you, please don't take it personally. To the rest of our friends? For the love of God don't tell him I just made a slight to his Gucci!)
If you a guy reading this, and you don't have an old school tie, First XII cricket jumper to throw into the mix, and wearing tweed makes you look like a middle aged university professor (is anyone else who has started watching The Following on Fox started to think of serial killers yet?) don't worry. All you really need to do to get this look is to invest in good quality, long lasting clothing, shirts, knits etc. and be brave with your sartorial choices. There was a teacher at my school who wore bright red trousers some days. They were epic.
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