A large part of having a sense of style comes from paying attention to what’s going on around you. I get many ideas for what I want to wear from people in film and music. But since my financial resources have limits and I lack a personal stylist, I find ways to recreate what I see on a non-rich-and-famous budget. Here are looks from four famous dudes that you can achieve without having to take out a second mortgage.
British actor Tom Hardy is always impeccably dressed and well-groomed. The Mad Max: Fury Road star is seen here defying typical movie-premiere black with a two-button navy suit by Alexander McQueen and a striking navy trench. That suit alone will run you more than the price of three round-trip airline tickets from Boston to London. Here’s how to look like Mr. Hardy for the price of only one:
Mr. Jennifer Aniston and star of HBO’s new hit series, The Leftovers, is seen here in a sleek, military-inspired look that is perfect for an afternoon walk around the city with a beautiful woman on your arm. Bomber jackets are big right now, and military-style is a good way to inject some utilitarian chic into your wardrobe. Your local army-navy surplus can be a very wallet-friendly option, as are all of these pieces:
Kanye doesn’t look very happy, but he should be - because he looks great in that Tom Ford cocktail jacket! A velvet cocktail jacket in the middle of the afternoon? Yes, especially when paired with slim jeans and a simple pair of white sneakers. Paying as much as a used economy car for it? Probably not. Copy Kayne with these more budget friendly picks:
- Topman Noose and Monkey Green Velvet Blazer - $250
- 5620 G-Star Elwood 3D Super Slim Jeans Dark Aged - $160
- Vans Canvas Old Skool in true white - $50
When you’re young, talented, handsome and slim with a great head of hair, you can pretty much wear whatever you want. British rocker Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys embodies this sartorial joie de vivre. Easily one of the best-dressed men in music, Mr. Turner’s style is ever-changing and effortlessly cool. The leather jacket is a rock ’n’ roll staple, but as a vegan wanna-be, I shy away from leather where possible. So here’s a cruelty-free option that will save a cow while saving you money:
More About David Santos
David is a husband, father, real estate professional, and singer/songwriter with the Boston-based band Eddie Japan (2013 Winners of the prestigious Rock 'N' Roll Rumble). He also loves clothes. Be sure to click over to his new FB page - Dress Like A Man, where you'll find more grooming, health and lifestyle tips for the modern gentleman with an edge.