a black and white street affair

Well, it's that time of year: it's OSCAR SEASON! It's the pinnacle of award season and red carpet fashion; the most important award for the actors of the world and the night when the A-listers pull out the stops to put together their best formal looks and slay on the red carpet. In honor of the Academy Awards, a black and white look was most necessary, but with a bit of an edgier, more casual take on the traditional penguin suit.

For this look, I pulled together my moto denim and combat boots and combined them with an oversized waffle-knit long sleeve scooped hem shirt, black blazer and black, white and gold pocket square. Finishing the look is my gold Movado to add that touch of elegance. It's just the right combination of class and style with an edge.

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What I'm Wearing:

EXPRESS  |  moto denim

THEORY  |  blazer

VINCE.  |  shirt

J75  |  combat boots

MOVADO  |  watch

FRATELLO  |  pocket square

There you have it: a black and white street affair in honor of the Academy Awards. Menswear is in a great place now: there's room for experimentation and there's acceptance of more casual-with a touch of formal-looks. Wear your suit with a Henley underneath; lose the tie and keep your top two buttons open; rock a suit with combat boots or sneakers; play around with different looks and find what you like best. Keep having fun with it.

I hope you all enjoy the Academy Awards and keep your eyes out for some great fashion on the red carpet!

Until next time,

Mind Your Manners.