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Friday, September 12, 2008

Sneakers and Trousers Work

When I told a friend that I was going to wear navy trousers and sneakers for Yigal Azrouel's menswear presentation this afternoon- he felt strangely ambiguous about the look.  I can't blame him- it has to be the right shoe.  I told him it is an amazing look if correctly executed. So how do you pull off the perfect sneaker-trouser look?  

For starters, the fit and proportions of the trouser have to be perfect, that is the key rule to menswear- fit and proportion. Check out the fit of Ashton Kutcher's trousers.  The trousers are not baggy or too tight.  They should be fitted with a little room in the thigh region, for a relaxed silhouette. You should keep a close eye on the length of your trousers.  If they are too long the trouser will bunch against your sneaker and create a sloppy look. The trouser should hit the tongue of your sneaker; wear it like a Tod's driving moccasin. If you think of your sneaker like so, pulling this look off will be a walk in the park.  Have fun selecting a sneaker too. You can find so many great sneaks.  I'm opting for a pair of navy croc and cream perforated low-tops by Creative Recreation. Complete your look with a polo, Rugby shirt or button-down, throw on a vest or cardigan if you decide to layer. Don't forget to tuck!


Dapper Kid said...

Wonderful advice and I really do love the Creative Reaction sneakers!

Ryan said...

Thanks. They're a great brand. I love their sneakers.

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