Good Looking Loser's Winter Style Guide
Edgy & Well-Dressed Styles
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Thanks for dropping in to check out our 2013 Winter Style Guide.
The selections, images and commentary was put together by our resident fashion expert, Taylor.
She has a degree from the FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising). Perhaps more notably- she has 6 years of dressing MALE celebrities for Hollywood events, premiers and exclusive appearances. Just 2 years ago, her ability to pay rent rested on the feedback of fashion critics who little to pick apart celebrities. Superficial or not, there's a lot more to it than just dressing up.
I don't let women contribute to our style section (or even ask their opinion on anything) unless they "Get It," understand how EDGE contributes to masculine sex appeal and can offer perspective beyond simply dressing guys in polo shirts because it looks "nice".
I think her suggestions are quite good and add a good amount of edge without being "try hard".
Many of them are always quite #affordable.
Just so you know- some, but not all of the recommendations below contain affiliate links. We receive on average a 4-5% commission (AT NO EXPENSE TO YOU) if you make a purchase. This generally amounts to $1-5 per item. We recommend these selections to you because they will make any guy look better if he hasn't recently updated his wardrobe, not for the small commissions. Thank you if you purchase via our links, that is how this blog makes money since we don't sell anything of our own.
Good Looking Shirts
Although Winter is near (although for some of us Winter means 65 degrees), we are still fans of rocking short sleeve shirts. You can wear the shirt as is or easily add some layers by putting a fashionable vest or coat over it. In fact, that is definitely a look that you should consider.
You will see a lot of white. This is not a mistake. White stands out in the Winter (and at night), while everyone else is wearing 'depressing gray' or 'boring dark blue' - you can be the light of the world.
Keep this in mind as you look through our recommendations-
'Dress In Layers'
Assuming the clothing is cool, dressing in 2 or more layers will automatically put you among the best-dressed and most noticeable people in the entire room. You'll usually never be undressed, even if your clothing is on the casual side.
Most guys simply rock a single plain shirt that offers no contrast whatsoever. The look tends to look 'juvenile' and immature, especially if the shirt isn't cool. Attractive women, on the other hand, are almost always dressed in layers when they aren't in a single piece dress. Layering is key to having style, people should look at you and see a "style" and not just a "shirt".
You feel me?
Most Basic Layering Example
Even basic layering can add significant presence, since very few men do it.
Good Looking Edgy Graphic Tees
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update 12/25 - some of these options are no longer for sale and we had to remove the link.
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Obviously the bullets give this shirt edge and masculinity. But the graphics as a whole are interesting and give the shirt depth. The V-neck is nice too. Keep the jeans clean like dark blue straight-leg. The white jeans shown here is a little much, verging on try-hard. #Affordable
Black and white is on trend for this fall and winter. This is slightly edgy because it is a big in-your-face black cross. But it is still a clean, fashionable look. The gray jeans are great to pair this shirt with. You could add a leather jacket if you want more edge. #Affordable
Verges on 'clubby' but the black and white is in style and there is a softness among the geometric, a-symmetric shapes that gives it interest and beauty, which will intrigue girls. The soft yellow is a perfect hint of color too. Just don't overdo the accessories with this one. And pair it with clean dark blue or gray jeans (no tattered jeans). #Affordable
This shirt is colorful and different. It's bright but it has a fossil on it. And you you wouldn't be able to see the fossil until your close up, which is kind of cool. This shirt would look good under a black jacket. #Affordable
Good Looking Well-Dressed Tees
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If you aren't into the edgy/slightly more edgy than Mr. Normal Guy look- you can go with the 'Well-Dressed' style and still look good.
It helps to be good looking and naturally masculine if you want to roll with this style because there's less presence or swag factor with this style as compared to edgier selections above.
Interestingly enough, we actually suggest this style to guys that-
- Are tall and good looking.
- Have edge, tattoos or a natural masculine/sexual aura to them.
- Or both.
(guys with a lot of tattoos that rock an edgy style, tend to overdo it)
A basic white V-neck tee is a necessity. This is a slim-fit, soft fabrication style. They are great for layering with a vest and/or jacket in the winter. Or they make a clean look alone with these dark jeans, just add a simple necklace.
Cool without being too cluby. The clean lines through "Take It Easy" give it some structure. This is super cheap but if you pair it with nice jeans it looks more expensive than it is. #Affordable
Isn't overly loud but still interesting and different. The hint of color overlaying the black and white background is a nice, easy contrast. The black and white background gives a vulnerable, gritty, real vibe. While the color and the sun gives the scene some joy. The black version of the shirt is tight too.
This is an affordable, cheerful shirt that would look great under a black or gray jacket so it only partially shows and peeks interest. It has great color to it and is inviting. #Affordable
Bright and clean. Girls like pink and purple. Pair it with gray or dark jeans. Also super, super cheap. #SuperAffordable
Good Looking Long Sleeve Shirts
These options tend to follow the "Well-Dressed" or Basic Guy style, but adding accessories can give it significant edge.
This is a clean, well-dressed shirt with a slight shine finish, which is in style. The fresh blue looks great on most skin tones. Wear with necklaces and diamond earrings.
Multiple Colors. Basic long-sleeve shirt. Great for layering. It also looks good alone, especially if you are built or toned. #Affordable
Striking red plaid shirt. Looks great with dark jeans and a nice belt. That other options are pretty good too.
Good Looking Vests
Cool, eye-catching vest. Wear it over a white V-neck T-shirt with some necklaces.
Simple, sleek vest that adds to many looks. However, we don't recommend it over this plaid shirt. Go with a plan color button-down or long-sleeved V-neck. Available in white too.
Dressy vest. Great for layering. #Affordable
Good Looking Jackets and Coats
Edgy, Donner PU leather motorcycle jacket. This jacket will stand out without being too much. Pair it with clean dark or gray jeans. #Affordable
The Andrew Marc lambskin leather jacket has edge because it is black leather. Leather is very hot this winter. This jacket also has clean lines and isn't too bulky so it works on most body types. This is a nice jacket that will come back in style for a long time to come, so you can keep it forever.
New, interesting jacket but not over the top. Has a cool look and will go with most casual outfits. We pretty the light gray to the black. Light gray jackets are sexy.
This gray stand-collar wind coat is quite stylish and perfect if it's cold in your city. The stand-collar has a slimming effect and helps make your jaw line look a little sharper. Gray is in this winter. This coat looks great with a scarf for a layering effect. #Affordable
Multiple Colors. You obviously aren't going to wear vests and nice shirts everyday. So it's good to have a nice hoodie for the run-around days. This one is good quality and looks good on. Plus it has a zipper, which is nice because you can get it on and off a lot easier than a pull-over.
The Winter 2013 Style Guide continues-