Shattering Stereotypes in Menswear Part II

January 28, 2016

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The Dark Knight

Our superhero saga continues. In my last post I introduced you to my fiancé, Zachary, a pro powerlifter who’s shattering stereotypes with his many daring style choices. I started off the series with a nod to the new movie Batman v Superman. In the last post we showcased a Superman worthy look – a preppy all American outfit with your classic bow tie, polo, and pocket square. This time we’re switching things up and bringing you an all black look fit for the dark knight.

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The thing about personal style is that it is an outward expression of who we are. Our favorite pieces always tell a story or speak to a facet of our personality. For Zachary, this unexpected take on casual wear pays homage to the city streets he grew up in. The sweatpants with their metal hardware are reminiscent of these industrial surroundings.

The sneakers and snapback are must haves,  streetwear staples that have roots in his 90’s childhood.

But never one to allow himself to be restricted he accessorizes the look with a sporty Burberry watch and a pair of geeky chic frames more fit for Clark Kent.

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This urban chic side of Zack’s personal style is integral to both his past and present. They speak to his past and the 90’s hip hop era which first sparked his love for fashion.

They are reminders of the great hip hop war between East and West (Tupac is still not allowed to play in our car) and will always be a part of his style identity.

There is nothing wrong with holding on to elements of your past just as along as they evolve with you and the changing fashion trends. He’s traded in his baggy sweat pants for something that speaks to his more grown up and streamlined fashion sense while still paying homage to where he came from.

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Ingredients:

Hat: Crew Love

Sweater: Zara

Sweatpants: Zara

Glasses: Zara

Shoes: Air Force One Fusions

Watch: Burberry

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LOVE,

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