Originally Posted by in stitches
Honestly nothing annoys me like the GQ look. Messily rolled cuffs, a blazer that is too short, a skinny regimental or fake club tie over a denim shirt for the rugged, autumnal masculinity that comes with it and goes ever so well with the casual sans souci "sprezz" look of a tie that has been let loose. A tote (like totes are so goddamn important). We can't forget the persol 714s, because steve mcqueen wore those and apparently nobody in the history of cinema or probably the world other than mcqueen has ever dressed well, according to GQ. Of course the moncler puffer vest under your suit, because only your arms get cold. The red and gold and black striped socks under your beaten and tattered shoes (scuffs=character), or better yet, go sockless and wear sperrys because theres something bold about wearing boat shoes to the office, and these are made by band of outsiders. And if your suit comes with functional button cuffs (and why wouldnt it, because you've bought your clothes at club monaco as only CM makes good suits and theirs have working cuffs) remember to leave one undone so people know, after looking at every hallmark mens magazine bit of clothing you're wearing, that your whole sartorial personality is an enormous affectation. Don't forget to look at how Ryan Gosling was dressed this week. J crew j crew j crew.
Sorry for the rant, but sometimes I see these GQ clones running around on the train in the morning and I can't help but think that listening 100% to what a magazine tells you is anything but an admission to taking no pleasure at all in clothes and how you dress. Don't misread me, sometimes Ill page through a magazine and see a pair of shoes I like, but I don't make it my mission to be a chiral twin of a GQ model.