The Great Gatsby comes out this Friday, and if you haven’t noticed already, the Mr. and I could not be more excited. In honor of the movie, I will be having a few Gatsby posts throughout the week.
Mr. RC and I have talked on more than one occasion about how we would love to be able to go back in time and live in the roaring 20′s, mostly for the incredible clothes. I’m letting the Mr. take over for a Menswear Monday of sorts to discuss Great Gatsby inspired clothing for guys. Without further ado….
Gents take notice… Ladies, make your gents take notice, the Roaring 20s have been reborn with the coming of this years much anticipated (personally and critically) feature film The Great Gatsby.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly seen some promotion for this film in some shape or fashion starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby McGuire and Carry Mulligan.
I figured it would be appropriate to give the Mrs. some well-deserved time off and turn RC into the Mr.’s hands to give his insight on the new and limited “Gatsby Collection” by Brooks Brothers (BB, if you are reading this, please do not hesitate to send along some new suits, ties or a hanging sheep).
Though the entire collection looks fantastic and brings the elements of high society 1920s fashion back into the fold, I have decided to pick a few of my favorites to share with you, whether you’re at a Hamptons polo match during the day or a rooftop lounge at night.
Blazer- A blazer is a perfect way to dress-up or dress-down an outfit depending on the event, and this tipped blazer with striped piping adds a subtle but bold pop compared to an everyday dinner jacket that you could pair with fresh pair of chinos or some dark wash denim.
Straw Boater Hat- When you see this you may think, gondola ride in Venice. Reality is if you’re looking for a cool way to deflect some rays or a new accessory to wear out this summer, this straw boater hat is right up your stream.
Wingtips- Alight boys, ready to become men? Good! Leave your slip-ons at the high school prom and step up into adulthood by lacing up some wingtips in summer colors such as white (see above), navy, orange or chocolate.
Oxford Dress Shirt w/ Bow Tie- An oxford dress shirt is always a staple in any mans wardrobe. Try pairing it with a bow tie to add some sophistication to your basic button down. Also, try mixing different patterns such as a solid shirt with a striped bow tie (seen above), or a striped shirt with a polka dot or paisley print bow tie and let the turned heads and compliments come your way!
White Pants- With summer around the corner and only a few short months until Labor Day, give your denim some much-needed time off and break out the white pants. Linen or chino, your inner body temperature with thank you on those hot summer days when you left your jeans at home.
I hope that these pieces out of the Gatsby Collection by Brooks Brothers will have inspired you to add some fresh perspective to your summer wardrobe. So get out there and have you and your fashion step back into the Golden Age.
*Note- This is not a paid promotion…we just really like 1920′s/Great Gatsby inspired fashion, and it just so happened that Brooks Brothers had a collection.