Denmark's Best Male Fashion Blogger 2014: PreppyBeast 29.04.2014, 0 Comments
How would you describe your blog? PreppyBeast is a niche men's fashion blog, which primarily focuses on classic and preppy style. Through the blog, I try to show how classic traditions in men's fashion can be brought into a contemporary context.
How would you describe your style? My own! In creating my own style, I like experimenting with combining several different looks. The basic elements of my style are obviously taken from classic men's fashion, with the shirt, tie and jacket combination appearing frequently. I pair these formal pieces with sneakers, a hat or a bomber jacket, in order to create a more casual contrast. If I had to put a label on it, I would definitely call my style "preppy" or "ivy".
Photo from PreppyBeast. Scarf from BESOS.
What inspires you? My inspiration comes from the catwalk, as well as trends on the street. I spend a lot of time surfing the web for great street style photos. Using these photos as starting inspiration, I try to identify the key elements in each look and pull them together in different ways in my head.
What's your typical everyday outfit? My typical everyday outfit consists of the following elements:
- Blazer with white pocket square in the breast pocket
- Oxford button-down shirt
- Cropped chinos or slacks with turn-ups
- Black leather brogues
- And as soon as the weather allows it: Italian socks
How do you dress for special occasions? My normal formal attire doesn't really differ from my everyday look. My philosophy is that one should dress well every day! I strongly believe that how you look communicates a lot about who you are as a person.
Photo from PreppyBeast. Silk scarf from BESOS.
What's the most important item in your wardrobe? My most important item is actually something that very very rarely gets used. This summer I bought a multi-coloured seersucker blazer from my favourite designer Thom Browne, which is very distinctive and special. It's my most important item as it was the first thing that I purchased from the revolutionary designer, and since then I've been filling up my wardrobe with Thom Browne!
What do you think about accessories? Accessories are essential to any outfit. With accessories you can express yourself on a whole other level and put your own personal stamp an outfit. For example, I NEVER wear a blazer without a pocket square.
What's your next buy? A new navy blue blazer from Gant Rugger or Thom Browne.