Hi gentlemen! Today we’re talking about how to stay looking stylish even when you’re wearing very casual clothing. So right up front, this article is in partnership with Public Rec. I’m going to touch on a lot of different casual clothing in this video, but Public Rec makes technical leisure apparel for men, and they were the first to offer tailored sizing on both waist and inseam with their leisure apparel. More on them in just a little bit.
The first thing I want to address is, one size does not fit all. If you still want to remain stylish in casual clothing or leisure apparel, gone are the days of wearing those old thick cotton sweats. There are way too many better options on the market these days to keep defaulting to baggy sweat pants, sweat shirts and hoodies.
On the topic of hoodies, firstly, I’m not against wearing hoodies whatsoever. But there is a time and a place to wear them. Personally, I like zip hoodies, but you can just as easily go with a nice pull-over. If you are going to wear one, look for a more streamlined fit with less bulky fabrics. You might also want to size down to get a better, less bulky fit. If you’re a XL, try a Large. If you’re a Large, try a Medium. You get the idea. Fabrics have come a long way since the early days of heavy 100% cotton, so use technology to your advantage. You can be just as comfortable and stay just as warm or just as cool by choosing thinner, less bulky more technical fabrics. These fabrics also tend to fit and drape a lot better which makes you look a lot
better as opposed to wearing thicker fabrics.
Next is color. I’ve mentioned this in other videos, but look to solid dark colors. Now, colors can be a little louder or brighter in casual clothing whereas more formal clothing like suits are typically more subdued like gray, black and dark blue. With casual clothing, brighter colors are okay, but I might suggest that you still avoid big logo’s, multi-colors or loud stripes. Solid colors with your leisure apparel with minimal branding looks a lot more refined and age appropriate, while still being very casual.
Since this video is about remaining stylish in casual clothing, I’ll assume that’s something you’re interested in. If so, fit is still a huge factor when choosing casual athletic or leisure clothing, just like it is when you’re choosing more refined clothing. Like I mentioned earlier, Public Rec was the first to offer tailored sizing on both the waist and the inseam of their pants. Their All Day Every Day pants are their best selling item and it’s easy to see why. They look like nicer trousers while being comfortable and stretchy enough to lounge on the couch in. The look is elevated by using a performance fabric blend of nylon and spandex and their attention to proper sizing. They’re super stretchy and highly breathable. The pockets are zippered and the leg tapers nicely down to the foot. They come in waist measurements up to 44 and inseams up to 36. I encourage you to go check out what they have, because they gave us a limited time discount code to use at checkout. I’ll put a few special links and the discount code down below in the description so feel free to go take a look.
Next let’s talk Sneakers. I like to ask myself; What’s the purpose? Am I going to the gym? Am I going hiking? Am I going to the park to throw the ball for the dog, or am I going out to run a few errands? Now, I realize there’s a lot of really nice looking athletic sneakers out on the market right now and if that’s your thing, that’s fine, but just be aware that there are other options that look a little more sophisticated, modern, sleek and age appropriate than your typical trainer or running shoe. One more thing, in my opinion, I’d suggest avoiding bright colors if you do go with a trainer or running shoe. Stick with more dark tones and not too much bling.
If it’s chilly out, but not too cold, you might want to consider throwing on a puffer vest of some sort. Just make sure it’s not overly puffy. Personally, I tend to like the more narrow sew patterns as opposed to a larger boxier pattern. The narrow patterns tend to be less puffy, and in my opinion, would look better on most any guy. Once again, I might stick with solid darks and avoid colors that are too bright. Vests like this look great over a flannel shirt or over a nice hoodie or even over a nice Henley that’s also from Public Rec. It’s super smooth and comfortable and it’s made from a blend of Pima Cotton, Tencel and Spandex.
If it’s a little colder and you need a jacket, reach for a casual bomber jacket or a denim jacket. Going with a denim jacket over a nice hoodie or a Henley is still super casual but also looks great. I’ve talked about denim jackets before and just like the hoodie, try sizing down to get a more streamlined look that’s not overly boxy. Because denim jackets are usually cut pretty square.
Next up, if you’re carrying accessories like a computer bag, backpack or gym bag, be aware of nylon backpacks that are usually designed for students because they look like it. You can still carry a bag or a backpack, just avoid something that shouts student. Go for better materials and a more streamlined design.
Gentlemen, like I mentioned, I’ll leave a few links along with the discount code to Public Rec so you can go check out their stuff. Also, if you’re a subscriber to my YouTube channel, I’ll see you in a few days for a brand new video, but until then, live well and I’ll see you soon.
All Day Every Day Pant: http://bit.ly/2FRzAvE
Long Sleeve Henley: http://bit.ly/30nHCWt
Discount Code: 40OverFashion