Saturday, 14 September 2013
Read - Fuck Yeah Menswear
Tie designer Kevin Burrows and blogger Lawrence Schlossman have a certain way with words. In 2011 they launched tumblr blog Fuck Yeah Menswear, a hilarious, over the top and sarcastic look into the world of mens fashion.
Earlier this year they launched a book, Fuck Yeah Menswear: Bespoke Knowledge for the Crispy Gentleman (above) which combines their poetry (always hilarious) with some genuine insight into fashion. Highlights include the essentials that every man should own (navy sportcoat, white button down shirt, penny loafers) and style archetypes (fashion victim, goth ninga). Every rakish gent fits into one of the categories. I feel most comfortable as a Euro Jetsetter (Strengths: Scooters, small talk, sparse facial hair, rich friends, foreign languages and socialism. Brands: Dior, Lanvin, Saint Laurent)
There is also an indispensable style guide for you - whether you be wealthy, a baller or poor.
You will learn much from this wise style bible. Try incorporating the style lexicon into your daily life:
Trill - too real "I'm trill as fuck".
Crispy - clean, good looking "You're so fucking crispy tonight".
Steezy - combination of style and ease "Dude, how steezy does that guy look?"
Buy it. You will not regret it.