Editor’s Note: The following is a portion of a Q&A that originally published on levi.com as part of the “Friends of Levi’s®” series.
The internationally renowned stylist and former Bloomingdales’ fashion director—and co-owner of exclusive menswear store, LA’s Magasin—shares his style ethos and how getting it right is easier than you might think.
Keeping Your Style Routine Simple
It’s like this: you get dressed in the morning, you take the time to make sure that everything’s right and then you don’t mess with it for the rest of the day. Your clothes should be made well enough, your sense of style should be assured enough that you can set it and forget it.
Magasin — A Fresh Take On Retail
Magasin offers a full, interchangeable wardrobe. The mission is to give a guy an opportunity to build a wardrobe over a period of time. We have pieces that range from just basic enough—but still have a reason for being in your wardrobe—to things that feel really special, even a little daring. Then we show a guy how to put it all together with confidence.
Early Style Icons
My aesthetic has come out of an amalgamation of influences—guys like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman for sure. And I grew up in the late ‘80s and the ‘90s so a lot of hip-hop artists like Eric B and Rakim, Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan were style heroes.
What Counts In Menswear
When it comes to style, there are three things that really matter the most for men:
- Craftsmanship. Everything in our store has been made by craftsman who really know and care about what they’re doing.
- Innovation. How do you incorporate new ideas into your style framework? We do that with plays on textures and color,volume and shape.
- Rarity. A lot of stuff in our store you can’t get any place else—so those pieces create a much more honed aesthetic that works with who you are.
How To Wear Tapered Jeans
“The term ‘taper’ may seem intimidating, but these jeans can really work for everyone.” – Josh
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