Men’s Style: Casual Gingham & Half Zip Sweater

Sweater from AE, Corduroy pants from AE via Buffalo Exchange, AE gingham shirt via Plato’s Closet, Tie from Marshalls, Clarks Desert Boot
Per reader request, I wanted to do a men’s style outfit that fits slimmer men this week! Nate (my boyfriend) is what we consider to be an ‘ectomorph’- he is tall and slim, so slimmer fitting clothing works well for his frame.
Since we’ve been showing a lot of casual outfits for men, I wanted to show a more business casual look. Nate wore this outfit when we went to a friend of mine’s wedding this past weekend. Although he was in temporary “clothing hell” for a minute (as he likes to call it haha) while layering, I thought this outfit was perfect for what we had planned that day. We went from a wedding to a night out with friends.
Color, as I’m sure you all know, is one of my favorite things to add in an outfit. I think it’s important for men to play with color as well. So many fun prints like gingham (shown here) work great with basic colored sweaters while allowing a solid colored tie pull even more color into the outfit. The half zip sweater dresses a basic button down shirt and tie down a bit, while still keeping it dressy.
Let me know what other looks you’re wondering about/want to see featured on men’s style Thursdays! :)

1 Comment on Men’s Style: Casual Gingham & Half Zip Sweater

  1. Sarah
    February 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

    It looks very nice. I love the dark tone too! It complements the various layers.
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