It's Oscar season, which means two things: heated debates over who should win, and serious red carpet style.
Fortunately, this year's male nominees have their fashion game locked down. Take a look!
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Via Motel Rocks
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
Via Just Jared
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We continue our conversation with style blogger extraordinaire Adam Gallagher, and talk shoes, inspiration, and enduring style advice.
If you're just joining us, you can find Part 1 here.
AG: I don’t know what to wear today….
GB: That’s probably not something most people would expect you to ever say.
AG: [Laughing] It happens! I’m looking through some stuff, feel kinda stuck.
GB: So what do you to get yourself “unstuck"? Could you take us through your thought process there?
AG: I get unstuck by…I almost don’t know the answer to that question. [Pause] I have to take a step back…I have to [ask a] question to myself like “What are you going to regret not wearing today? What will you miss wearing?” Then I usually have my answer, and I go with that to start off with.
On Shoes & Giorgio Brutini
GB: What makes Giorgio Brutini special unique among shoe brands?
AG: They’re already a really strong voice in the industry, from here on out whatever they do will be influential. They’re very open-minded. They want to grow. They want to keep evolving. I definitely think other companies should emulate [being as open-minded], take that into consideration.
Also, I like that I can style their shoes with a lot of different looks and outfits.
GB: What’s your favorite Giorgio Brutini shoe?
AG: My favorite is the [Halock] contrasting saddle oxfords. They’re on the casual side, but you can do a day to night [outfit] with them, which is always nice for men.
GB: What are some of the most common mistakes you see men making when it comes to shoes?
AG: The most obvious one is that they don’t know how to style it. Most men think they can wear loafers to work or formal events…they don’t pair them right. A lot of men wear sports shoes when they should be wearing loafers. I don’t think men have really grasped how each shoe has its own place.
We also tend to get a little too comfortable with our shoes. The majority of people they only have a couple shoes and try to wear them everywhere, but it doesn’t mean every shoe we have is perfect for every occasion.
GB: What do you look for in a shoe?
AG: Personally? I look for comfort and looks.
GB: In that order?
AG: [Laughs] Looks before comfort! I like edgier shoes. It’s a little hard to describe what I’m looking for…I just see it and know which one it is. The shoe I want depends on the occasion.
GB: You’ve given everyone a lot to think about. Can you give us three universal, instant upgrades for any man?
AG: Sure. The first and biggest thing is to have an inspiration in your head. Whether it’s a person you’re inspired by or a brand, just having inspiration before you execute will go a long way.
The second thing would be to be realistic and appropriate for your lifestyle. If you have a casual job, you can wear athletic shoes. If you work in finance, you’ll want to wear oxfords more. Just knowing what type of shoe is appropriate for the right context makes everything much easier.
The third and last one: just ask yourself what would Brad Pitt do. (Laughs.) Alright. It would have to be…stay true to yourself.
Oh, and pick stuff that fits. Nothing is worse than an ill-fitted suit or oversized t-shirt. That’s four, but it’s a good bonus!
GB: We love a good bonus. Thanks for your time, Adam.
Todd Snyder x Champion Sweatshirt
Wheelmen & Co. Folding Travel Kit
Barbour Masham Glove
Giorgio Brutini Oxfords
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Rossling & Co Watch
Warby Parker x Beck Eyeglasses
Club Monaco Chino
Giorgio Brutini Oxfords
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We sat down with Adam Gallagher - style blogger extraordinaire - to see what makes one of Instagram's most fashionable men tick.
AG: [Laughing] Everything!
Check back next week for part 2!
Another look at the dapper men who influence our style, time after time.
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Via Pin Stripe Mag
Via Vanity Fair
Via Bliss Taylor
Bonus: The Drummond - Refined and Sporty
Like any of the A-list actors and style icons above, the Drummond is an intriguing mix of athleticism, elegance - and masculinity.
A great outfit needs an inspiration - and these dapper leading men have been lighting that spark for generations.
Via Doctor Macro
Via Marshall Matlock
Via Lol Jam
Via The Berry
Via TV Tropes
BONUS: The Driscoll, A Modern Classic
Sometimes, you just get it right the first time. The Driscoll wouldn't be out of place on the feet of any of these stars - or yours.
Ties are an important part of any man's wardrobe, but not all ties are created equal. These ties are the foundation of an enviable tie collection.
Pin Dot Ties
via CT Shirts
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You might know how to spot a wingtip on the street, but do you know how to wear one?
Fortunately, the wingtip is more versatile than ever these days. We suggest wearing it with denim year-round, and corduroy during the colder months.
Wear It With: The Chestah
Disappointed there aren't any suits? Want to show us how you pull wingtips off?
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"My shoes got soaked in the rain. What do I do?"
If you're like most men, you've likely let your shoes dry out on their own. There's a better way though, and we're happy to show you how in 3 easy steps.
1. Wipe down the exterior to absorb the surface moisture.
The mortal enemy of leather shoes everywhere.
Instead, keep your shoes away from direct heat - heaters and blow dryers count - to prevent the leather from drying too quickly and cracking.
Above: shoes exposed to direct heat. See what we mean?
2. Stuff your shoes with newspaper or a small dry towel.
That's the idea.
3. Finally, turn them on their sides and let them air dry for at least a day.
Above: Doing it right.
By the way, here's another look at the Vance. The sole just doesn't do this shoe justice.
Using this method, your shoes will last longer and look better over the long run.
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