Help Me Achieve My 'Look' PLEASE!
Hey there everyone I thought I'd join the forum as I'd like to chat with you all about fashion, trends, music etc...
I'm Benji I'm 25 and I'm from Sheffield(UK) I DJ house, garage, techno, bass music as Muskman Muskman's sounds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free (for anyone thats interested)
Anyways I thought I'd see if you could give me some inspiration on what to wear!
Basically I'll break down what I currently wear and what I'm looking to achieve.
As I DJ in an 'urban' environment I have a lot of street style clothing.
A couple of examples of stuff I wear to DJ and be in those kind of nights would be...
A pair of Creative Recreation or Common Projects trainers, some slim tailored jeans(most recently from Karmaloop) RVCA for example, a plain tshirt maybe RAF, H&M or American Apparel, an American Apparel Hoody or an over shirt from Asos/Shore Leave then when I can't be bothered to do my 'thinning' :-( hair I'll put on a HUF cap(most recently backwards)
I'll always have a few accesories like a G-Shock watch, 1 silver plain ring, some wristband/beads I've picked up on my travels, a plain black belt and a skater style key chain.
I'm happy with this element of my 'looks' in general, but it's quite generic now. I love the looks of people like Pharrell, not the crazy blingy styles but some of the lesser more cooler elements are very inspirational in an 'urban' way.
If anyone has any tips/places to look at urban styles but in a slightly less generic way, I'm all ears :-)
Most recently I've been trying to piece together some more 'looks' for Autumn/Winter cold day/night out looks.
Looking through my wardrobe I'll explain my thought process and hopefully you guys can help me piece together some cool 'looks'
For the day time I've got a nice pair of suede green Kurt Geiger boots, a couple of pairs of navy demin jeans(April 77 & RVCA) a Shore Leave heavy blue over shirt, and a plain t-shirt from H&M underneath. With stanrdard accesories like my Raymond Weil watch, rings, plain ear stud etc...
I've also got some Kin Hiking boots(in brown) from Present in Shoreditch which are a bit on the bulky side so I hav e to wear with some quite straight cut navy chinos from Asos or H&M then on the top I've got a brown puffer cotton style Gillet from Karmaloop which I wear with a plain while tshirt and a heavy knit button up cardigan in a kinda brown-beige colour.
Where I'm struggling most is when it comes to night times cause where I come from(Sheffield) on a night out there aren't too many people who are really 'fashionable' yeah you've got people following the trends that the high street make them follow, or you've got the urban studenty casual type with their over sized t's and 5 panel caps(but for me I'm no 25 I feel the need to look more smarter) but if you wear something a little too like the looks we see on Fashion Beans I feel like I will turn heads and not in a good way!
I've gone past the wanting to draw attention to my clothes era that I wen't through at 18-21 and now I want to wear some smart ish clothes which people who know will appreciate.
Here's my plan and I hope you guys can help me achieve what I wan't.
For the nights out, I have got the following...
Kurt Geiger green suede boots(redi wing style) Suede tan brogues & I plan on buying some suede leather brogues, maybe trickers, grenson or Paul Smith in tan as I feel black are too 'old man' for me :-)
I've just bought a pair of mustard slim fitting jean from Asos to roll up, some slim navy chinos again from Asos to roll up and I have a pair of Navy Jeans by RCVA which look good with the Geigers. I need some advice on a good solid pair of jeans which can be worn in this kinda situation.
Shirts wise, I have an array of plain tshirts in various colours from H&M, American Apparel etc...
I have various over shirts, navy, wine red cord, an aztec in white and washed out pastel colours, then more smarter oxford shirts in pastels eg... yellow, mint etc...
It's when I get to the jacket department I struggle! I usually wear the Geigers, dark denim(with a small turn up) a grey tshirt and the Shore Leave navy heavy over shirt(I think this look is ok but maybe too casual)?
I've bought the chinos with the intention of rolling them up, wearing an oxford shirt 'tucked' in with a nice belt and either the Geigers or suede brogues but then what kinda jacket do I wear?? A suit jacket?? A nice crew neck jumper?? A leather jacket??
I do have a grey tweed style suit jacket which is from ahem mmmm sorry Burton(it does fit very nice) but I think that maybe could be too smart and generic!
I think my biggest problem is what kinda jacket/outerwear to wear on a night out?
I think I could do with some advice on what to wear for outerwear on a night out!
I've been looking at buying a Norse Projects knit in grey as I think that could maybe fill the gap, and it could also be used with layering other day time outfits?
So after all that writing(hopefully your still with me) I'm hoping some of you guys could point me in the direction of what I need to do!
Oh and one last thing I've been thinking recently is keeping my style down to these simple rules of good footwear(Geiger, Trickers, Lanvin, RAF) a decent pair of jeans(Dior, Prps, Acne, Edwin, Raf) plain tshirts, nice outerwear(which I need advice with) and a good watch and accessories!
Would you agree with the above? Do you think it's probably a good idea to invest in some key items like some good quality jeans and maybe a quite chilled out plain knit?
Thanks in advance for reading(if you get this far)