This week's Profile is Garrett Nelson of Philadelphia, PA. Philly Fashion guru Sabir Peele tells us why Garrett is this week's That Guy.
What I like about this look?
When I met Garrett walking through Center City, I realized he was dressed much more appropriately for the oppressive heat than me. Tank-top shirts are huge this summer for guys and it's great to see that he went with the printed option. For the past two years, camo prints have taken over the runway scene and have finally made their way into the stores. By pairing camo shorts with a printed tank, he really nails the "street-wear" look that we often read about on blogs and menswear magazines. Adding red sneakers to this look was a smart and well-calculated idea, especially because the rest of the look is muted in terms of colors.
Where could this outfit be worn?
This outfit is most appropriate for a casual summer day outdoors. Places like a barbeque, outdoor party or strolling the hot streets of Philadelphia are best suited for this look.
Where can you buy this particular look?
Tank-top shirts can be found at places like Urban Outfitters, Target, H&M and Aphillyated.com. The prices range on these sites for tank-top shirts but are generally reasonable and budget friendly. If you are looking for camo print shorts brands like Crooks & Castles, Asos.com, LRG and GANT by Michael Bastian all currently carrying them. Of course, if you are in the market for red canvas sneakers, Converse would be your best bet to find their legendary "Chucks". If you aren't able to find any red canvas sneakers to suit your needs, brands like Lands End Canvas and Tretorn should carry them too.
When mixing printed t-shirts and pattern shorts it is best keep you base colors muted. In terms of this outfit, you can see that the only standout colors are in the red sneakers. If you want to change this look up, swap out the camo shorts for a solid color chino pair. By switching out your shorts, you will still get the functionality of the previous pair and your outfit will look "less busy".