Upgrading dude clothes: from hoodies to hellooooo, Mr. Dapper!

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Photo courtesy of Dapper Lou
Photo courtesy of Dapper Lou

My man is trying to update his style from the college t-shirt, jeans, and hoodies that he’s been wearing for the past few years. The thing is when we try to look for inspiration fashion blogs for men on the internet, it’s far harder then for women.Any ideas for something that’s a little classy and a little funky in the male fashion blog world? -Lauren

This is my husband, wearing his fancy clothes. Photo by Jonas Seaman.

Ok, so a funny thing happened this summer: someone told my husband Andreas about Pinterest, and suddenly my sweatpant-uniformed yoga-teaching partner has become obsessed with men’s fashion. Like: OBSESSED. One minute, dude is wearing the same men’s Lululemon pants for weeks at a time — and the next, he’s coordinating bow-ties and monk-strapped shoes, reading men’s style blogs, and building a Pinterest board dedicated to his favorite men’s fash.

(Side note: I’d been encouraging him to get more interested in fashion for YEARS — ultimately, all my efforts were a fail. Pinterest beat me. I mention this only to say that if you’re trying to persuade a partner into taking an interest in their personal style, stop wasting your time. 14 years of loving prods got me nowhere; Andreas needed to find his own inspiration and motivation.)

Anyway! My husband’s transformation in mind, I decided I’d pass Lauren’s question to him to answer. Here are his recommendations for men’s fashion inspiration, complete with a visual sampling from each site.

Source: gq.com via Andreas on Pinterest
Source: gq.com via Andreas on Pinterest
Street Etiquette
Great all around site out of New York. Good articles detailing various aspects of fashion and/or specific clothing essentials. The two guys that run it have a really refined, yet bold style that I really like.
Source: tetinotete.tumblr.com via Andrew on Pinterest
Source: tetinotete.tumblr.com via Andrew on Pinterest
Tetino Tete
My favorite tumblr! Basically just pictures culled from all over the web, but the curator posts a LOT and has a nice aesthetic.
Source: menofhabit.com via Christopher on Pinterest
Source: menofhabit.com via Christopher on Pinterest
Men of Habit
Profiles, articles, and advice. Pretty extensive site and some good stuff to be found within.
Source: nantucketyouth.tumblr.com via Ryan on Pinterest
Source: nantucketyouth.tumblr.com via Ryan on Pinterest
Nantucket Youth
If you are interested in preppy style (and I mean preppy) this is a pretty good place to get inspiration.
Source: dapperlou.com via Joel on Pinterest
Source: dapperlou.com via Joel on Pinterest
Dapper Lou
Personal site with tons of great photos and articles culled from all over the web. Lou himself also has a really bold and interesting personal style that I like.

And of course…

Pinterest
My main source of inspiration. Find some fellow fashionistos whose style you like and follow them. Tons of great stuff on here, each board curated by different people with different tastes. Here’s my Pinterest page!

Now, DUDE-HOMIES: I know you’re out there lurking. Now is your time to step out of the shadows and share your sources of dude fashion inspiration.

Comments on Upgrading dude clothes: from hoodies to hellooooo, Mr. Dapper!

  1. Its my favorite blog for the fashion updates and latest ideas because I love to wear the new styles of casual dresses for looking good and I always dress those clothes which suits me. Thanks for the blogs

  2. Thank you for this superb article. I was never an online shopping kinda guy & have recently jumped on to this bandwagon. One of my favourites is shopping with Obeyclothing.com/collections/men. I am always amazed at the things I end up buying that I would never have tried on! I especially love the wonderful collection of men’s coach jackets.

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