Hey Gents —
I’ve stated a few posts back that I’m not the type to stick to one style archetype, and I encourage you to be the same way. The beauty of personal style is being able to take pieces / trends / inspiration that you are drawn towards and use it to express yourself. Everything else that doesn’t fit your fancy? Simply discard or ignore it.
That being said, I think a man should have at least one GTH piece in their sartorial arsenal… and the more the better, because life really is too short. What defines a GTH piece? I classify it as something outlandish, loud, abrasive… a piece that tells everyone who confusingly looks your way to, well, go to hell.
Remember, as always, there are rules involved when pairing and combining, and most likely, multiple GTH items won’t look good together. A stand-alone piece in an ensemble, however, could look killer.
Here’s my latest acquisition: the Sperry Top-Sider Limited Edition Authentic Original Boat Shoe. Phew! Long name. I realize the GTH-ness of clothing is relative and subject to one’s own style, but for me personally, this is a step above in comparison to what I normally would wear.
What’s the lesson here? Don’t be afraid to go a little outside your comfort zone when buying or wearing clothes. As long as it compels you and draws you in, give it a chance. Go with your gut instinct, and more often than not, you’ll do just fine*.
*that is, assuming you’ve been following this blog and the rules contained within.