ideal man v. 1

One of the benefits of being a single girl is that I can fantasize all I want about my ideal man and not feel a single ounce of guilt.  I made a somewhat cynical post about what I want in a partner, personality-wise, a while ago, but this time, I want to focus on Mr. Ideal’s style.

I think there’s been a definite upsurge in defining men’s style, what with the success of the genius that was A Single Man, and the ever informative photoblog The Sartorialist.  So before I break down Mr. Ideal’s wardrobe, here’s a little photodump for a sense of the kind of style my ideal man calls his own.

From The Sartorialist's "Men of Moscow" Bottega Veneta 2011 (look familiar?) Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 (...and again) Calvin Klein Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Fall 2010 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 Prada Spring 2011 Bottega Veneta 2011 Burberry Prorsum 2011 Burberry Prorsum 2011

I love a good 5 o’clock shadow.

Premiere Model Management: Andrew Stetson

I also love a less contrived, less hipster/trend-following “nerd” look.

Premiere Model Management: Andrew Stetson

I’m seeing a pretty clear pattern of a clean-yet-scruffy look. This really reflects my own personality: I love a well put-together look, but I also love lounging around comfortably (but always stylishly).

I kind of love it when it takes a lot of work to put together a casual look, because it’s so understated.  If there’s one thing I hate the most, it’s any tacky show of brand names on one’s apparel/accessories – one big reason I will never carry any LV accessory with its classic monogrammed pattern (this applies to Coach, Fendi, and Gucci).

Anyway, some food for thought.

More to come!


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