BORROWED FROM THE BOYS

Borrowed From The Boys: Tinie Tempah

Borrowed From The Boys- Tinie Tempah

British rapper Tinie Tempah (and Prince William fave!) is known widely for his sick beats, but I’m swooning over his seriously slick style.

How about this look for the first week of September? I love his dapper duds.

loafers $59.90 | scarf $6.95 | trousers $59.90 | trench $129 | tie $35.90 | shirt $59.90 

Borrowed From The Boys: Milan Vukmirovic

Borrowed From The Boys- Milan Vukmirovic

Photographer and creative influencer Milan Vukmirovic has earned his fashion stripes. The Frenchman seamlessly jumps from one endeavour to another (Fashion Photographer, Creative Director- Jil Sander, Co-Founder- Colette, EIC-L’Officiel Hommes, EIC- Fashion For Men) with his elevated-casual style influencing each project through osmosis.

 Are you a fan of Milan’s elevated-casual style? 

The Look For Her: blouse $35.99 | brogues $39.95 | jeans $80 | belt $16

Borrowed From The Boys: David Gandy

Borrowed From The Boys- David Gandy

 

Isn’t he lovely? Isn’t he beautiful? David Gandy is as sweet as candy, and his style ain’t too shabby either! Here he is strutting in leather and cotton.

Not too many men could pull this off, but I like this look.

Would you adapt this for your own style? 

pants $39.95 | shirt $19.95 | belt $29.95 | weekender $119.95 | sunglasses $18

Perfect Unisex Pieces

Perfect Unisex Pieces

 

I do all of the clothing shopping for my husband, and it really is a double-edged sword. The plus side? Man, do I ever love shopping his closet. The downside? Because I love menswear-inspired pieces, we often find ourselves twinning, which is super cute on the 70+ set, but pretty cringeworthy on us. BUT, I think the upsides far outweigh the downsides, so I’ll continue to flex my fashion authority over him, and he’ll continue to look as handsome as ever (win-win!).

Below are my favourite unisex fashion pieces:

Gold RayBan Aviators: I borrow his pair so often I should really just buy my own, but because they go with everything, that would ensure us twinning 100% of the time.   I’ll stick to borrowing!

Leather Weekender: The perfect travel bag. We can often get away with one wheelie carry-on and this bad boy for weekend trips. Love this bag!

Denim Jacket: My guy doesn’t own a denim jacket (bona-fide leather lover), but if he did, I would wear this oversized jacket with everything.

Bow Tie: How cute is this pug bow tie? Love a little bow with a femme collared shirt.

Straw Fedora: Is it just me, or do men in general take much better care of their hats? My straw hats last approximately one season before accidentally crush them in a beach bag, or an overstuffed suitcase. Oops. Good thing I have his for an emergency back-up!

Black Leather Watch: A timeless black leather strap watch is perfect for him or you. Christmas gift?!

Fisherman’s Knit: Is there anything better than a chunky knit on a freezing cold winter day? My favourite classic sweater.

Breton Shirt: A baggy breton paired with slouchy trousers, cinched with a brown leather belt. Chic. Chic. Chic.

Do you love borrowing from the boys? What are your favourites? 

 

 

 

Borrowed From The Boys: Nick Wooster

Borrowed From The Boys-Nick Wooster

 

Devoting an entire Men’s Style series to Nick Wooster is probably the best approach, but let’s start with a smart-casual look from him. Wooster has the ability to make even the fussiest menswear look completely modern and effortless- from prints, vests, dhotis and the-proceed-with-extreme caution short suit- there is no piece that eludes Wooster’s styling expertise.

Kayne, take note.

Do you kneel at the altar of Nick Wooster’s style shrine? 

pants $30.13 | cardigan $29 | shoes $105.87  | t-shirt $7.90 | sunglasses $26

Borrowed From The Boys: Haider Ackerman

Borrowed From The Boys- Haider Ackermann

 

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that there’s no style statement I love more than a great pant: printed, cuffed, high-waisted, cropped, drop-crotch, cigarette, peg-leg- there’s not too many styles I don’t appreciate, or wear on the regular. Menswear in general is a source of great inspiration to me, which is why I thought it would be fun to start a brand-new style series on FatFreeFashion: Borrowed From The Boys.

I often find myself on the Men’s side of Zara, H&M and Forever 21 simply because the slightly oversized cut, muted colours, clean prints and subtle textures really appeal to my practical sensibilities- labels be damned!

Borrowed From The Boys Menswear Muse #1? The always artfully deconstructed designer, Haider Ackermann. How cool is his look? Officially inspired.

 

Get his look: bomber $101.26 | trousers $95 | shoes $36.99 | scarf $29.95 | t-shirt $12.95 | sunglasses $6.80