I've been wanting to bring in some men's fashion to my blog for awhile now so when the opportunity presented itself, I had to jump on it! I took a little trip to Portland, met up with my bestie, Hobie and an amazing photographer, Olivia and made it happen. I had a specific vision for this shoot, I wanted it to be modern, simple, and relatable. I wouldn't of been able to pull this off without my favorite little boutique, Satori. Most of the clothing you see from this shoot is from Satori, the cutest little downtown shop that just recently started bringing in menswear.
Since bringing in a boy is new to the blog, I thought it might be fun to get some insight on how boys (or this boy I guess) views fashion. I asked Hobie several questions and I was actually really impressed with how detailed and honest his responses were! I hope this makes you giggle as much as it made me.
1. It’s said that every woman should own a little black dress. What are some essentials you feel that every guy should own?
- A good pair of black jeans. Black jeans go with pretty much anything.
- A piece of jewelry like a watch, ring, necklace, bracelet, etc. These things can complete a look if you place them with the right outfit!
- White t-shirts, because you can wear them with anything and everything. Causal looks, they are good for undershirts for flannels and jackets and such. They are also just a comfortable way to go without giving up that "cool factor" if you use them right that is..
2. What is/are your favorite go to piece(s)?
I love watches and necklaces. I think they can compliment any outfit if done right.
3. Do you have any major fashion “no no’s”?
- short t-shirts that don't cover the stomach or that barely cover the waist
- I hate when people have their whole outfit match one color. Color blocking your whole outfit is a definite no no. (Hi, Tawny here. I don't necessarily agree with this one, color blocking can be legit when, of course, done right.)
- deep v's NO NO
- I've always found that it's kinda weird if someone is decked out in one brand... like if you were drenched in head to toe with Nike I would kinda be set off about it. Mix it up if you wear a lot of name brand stuff.
- on that same note, don't wear 5 different sports companies at once. I don't know if it's different for more fashiony companies but for sports and causal wear, don't walk into a room wearing a New Era hat, a Puma hoodie, some Jordan shorts, Adidas socks, and some Nikes. Because people will stare at you with judgement.
4. What’s one of your favorite looks/styles that’s coming out in men’s fashion currently?
- I love the street wear yeezy kinda look. Now I don't have the money to go out and pursue that look, but if I did, I would!
- I also love the business causual look. Some skinny slacks or skinny black jeans on with a blazer and a nice long shirt or a button up of some sort, with those cool slip on shoes or chelsea boots.
- I also love the causal comfy look when it's done right. A flannel, nice skinny jeans (not too skinny). Simple look goes a long way.
5. What era of fashion is your favorite?
It's a tie between the 80's and the 20's. Some of the things in the 80's are actually back in style today which is crazy to think! But I also love the clean cut suit look that dominated the 20's. Everyone was professional and looked the part as well.
6. What’s something you can’t stand that men AND/OR women wear?
- flip flops with jeans
- skin tight jeans
- boots with too much of a heel
- long straps coming out of jackets
- bell bottom jeans
- thigh high converse
- baggy jeans (excluding the mom jean look)
- high waisted shorts so short that the cheeks make an appearance
- any shirt from Forever 21 that has a lame joke on the front
7. What’s something you secretly want to wear/give a try but you’re too chicken to go out in public wearing it?
I would say there isn't a whole lot I am too chicken to wear. I know what I like, I know what looks good on me, and I know what I can pull off. Now, don't get me wrong, I still am open to things and learn stuff everyday, but I would say my motto is "less is more." But power to you guys and gals that get out and wear those risky/out there outfits; it makes things spicy in the fashion world!
Hope you enjoyed this different type-a blog post! As always, I would love any kind of feed back, more guy stuff? More Q&A's? Agreed with what Hobie said or thought it was awful and irrelevant? Let me know!
Thanks for reading,
Photos x Olivia Renee Photography