Thanks for the tips, everybody!
Originally Posted by djh
Something about that looks really off... I think it has to do with the slimness of the jeans (which suit your frame well) and the bulkiness of the beat up NB's.
Yeah. I recently ordered a pair of these:
Should they work well?
Originally Posted by Kregg
I think the sweater is off. Is it bellowing out on the sides, or is that the stance you're in? Or the shirt under? Anyway, I think it needs to slim down to match the slim cut of the jeans.
Plus, it looks like your nips are hard.
Yeah, both the buttondown and sweatshirt are new & unwashed, so they'll hopefully slim down/shorten up (in the case of the sweatshirt) a bit post-wash. If not, I might consider getting them tailored.
Didn't notice the nip, but, shit, you're right. I keep my room at about 55-65 F because I study more efficiently in the cold. Maybe I should turn up the thermostat for WAYWT pictures.
Originally Posted by jhdas
I'd say, add some more color., or patterns, or something. There's a huge expanse of visual nothingness across your torso. The jeans are great, though, so keep that up!
Thanks, regarding the jeans.
Other than wearing a striped/patterned knit, how might I do that? I dunno about wearing a scarf indoors (it just feels contrived), but maybe a light jacket would work?
Originally Posted by barims
The basic look is fine, as long as we don't mention the nipplage. The footwear kinda lets you down. You've a range of options here - you can throw on some more shapely sneakers, hightops, boots or simple tennis shoes and even roll up the trousers slightly. As far as the torso criticism goes, I don't quite agree, but you could always do that half-tuck look, which breaks it up a little and flaunts your belt without the "correctness" of a full tuck. And you yourself have some notable nonchalance that could translate well into your looks in future
Shoes-wise, what do you think of the ones at the top of this post? For the half-tuck, would I actually tuck in the front of the sweatshirt, or just kind of let it bunch up above the belt? I guess it'd be easier to pull off that look with knits whose hems aren't ribbed, but I'll certainly give it a try. Would having the whole thing hemmed so that it hits mid-belt all around make the half-tuck look less drastic?
Anyway, I sincerely appreciate the nonchalance comment, especially coming from you.