By A. Scott Walton
Atlanta Style Examiner
Atlanta’s best-dressed men should heed advice from GQ magazine before resolving to throw out the old clothes in their wardrobes, and re-stock them with all new apparel.
Stores may attempt to boost sales by stocking their racks and shelves with styles that look entirely different from what they promoted in 2012. But the savvy shopper will cull through the stock that’s marked down for quick sale.
The GQ feature, with models who range from top athletes (Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook) to box office stars (Denzel Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) offers sage advice for guys looking for clothes with staying power.
GQ lists 10 must-haves in its roundup of “The 10 Trends We’re Keeping for 2013”. In a nod to responsibility, the menswear staple admits that not all the items it suggested over the past year were gems. Who better to trust them a source that’s willing to admit its mistakes?
The lineup of “keepers” includes, in no particular order:
Double-Breasted Suits: GQ maintains they “officially shifted from fashion-forward to the mainstream” in 2013. With proper tailoring and attention to proportion, nothing “commands attention” like the DB.
Denim Dress Shirts: According to GQ, a chambray shirt that’s “stripped clean of extraneous embellishments” becomes the secret weapon of career men who know how to pair one with the right necktie.
Camouflage-Print Separates: This isn’t a look for the workplace, but GQ swears by it due to “a clever new crop of variations” that put the accent on masculinity.
The Monkstrap Shoe: No workplace rival will ever pull the old “shoes untied” prank on you again once you adopt this distinctive footwear option, guaranteed by GQ to “take any look (and we mean any) to elegant new heights.”