Timmy

Timmy in his

Timmy in a prep school-inspired garb given the fashion twist with dark denims. Blazer, H&M; necktie, Ralph Lauren; jeans, American Eagle; polo, Ribbon & Audi; belt, Will; shoes, Ben Sherman. 

Timmy is a writer and professor of literature on his way to getting his Phd. He’s also a very dapper dresser who always looks good AND appropriate no matter the occasion. The secret to his smart ensembles lie on having the right proportions–from the fit of his clothes, length of his sleeves and pants, even the way he folds a button-down shirt. Small details that are often taken for granted but make such a huge difference. I asked Timmy to do a simple tutorial on how clothes should fit, no matter what body type. So to the men (and their girls), read and learn! Photos by Cholo Dela Vega. 

A closer look at the color and print combinations of the tie against his shirt.

A closer look at the color and print combinations of the tie against his shirt.

Print on print work when colors are complementary and are tempered by a neutral shade like gray.

Print on print work when colors are complementary and are tempered by a neutral shade like gray.

The inner shirt sleeve should be slightly longer than the jacket to showcase the accessory. It also makes the look more interesting.

The inner shirt sleeve should be slightly longer than the jacket to showcase the accessory. It just looks better, too. Watch, Tudor. 

Length of the pant should fall above the sole of the shoe, never dragging. Height of the shoe should also be considered.

Length of the pant should fall above the sole of the shoe, never dragging. Height of the shoe should also be considered.

 

 

Sometimes, NOT wearing a belt works better to keep the look clean and more streamlined. Fit is key!

Sometimes, NOT wearing a belt works better to keep the look clean and more streamlined. Fit is key! Polo, H.E. by Mango; jeans, FO&L Men; blazer, H&M. 

Again, the shirt length must be just right.

Again, the shirt length must be just right.

Folding the sleeve an inch wide is a lot neater and more sophisticated. It looks more modern, too.

Folding the sleeve an inch wide is a lot neater and more sophisticated. Polo, H.E. by Mango; jeans, American Eagle. 

 

Resist the urge to do a thick fold!

Resist the urge to do a thick fold!

 

The Italian style is also a popular way to fold sleeves. It's actually easier to achieve in just two steps.

The Italian style is also a popular way to fold sleeves. It’s actually easier to achieve in just two steps.

 

Just make sure to keep it neat and flat and preferably, a little below the elbow.

Just make sure to keep it neat and flat and preferably, a little below the elbow.

IMG_1078

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email