Mixed Short Suit

So given the splendid weather, I decided to do a smarter take on my favorite short/sweater combo, which translated roughly into a short suit. 

This unstructured blazer is perfect for early fall or (if you are someplace where the weather is normal) summer.  And the micro-plaid print on it definitely gives it a more casual feel.  The blue suede shoes and maroon (plum?) colored shorts help bring this outfit into fall look.  The pink shirt, although a tad summery, plays off of the blue brilliantly and also make the red plaid pocket square really pop.

If you look at the root of this outfit, everything is pretty much some shade of red white or blue and, obviously, these colors do go great together.
So tell me what you guys think!

Blazer: Zara , Shirt: Old Navy , Shorts: ASOS , Belt: Topman , Shoes: Aldo , Pocket Square: The Tie Bar


Painted Print

Fall is finally here!! And thankfully the weather is starting to cool down a bit.  The weather we have been having this week is perfect for my favorite outfit of shorts and a sweatshirt, and I plan on wearing my shorts for as long as my legs can take! 

These pictures, however, were taken last week when it was still in the 90-100 degree range, so its needless to say that when you step outside, there will be sweating.  And one of the most important things I have learned from living in Fresno is that prints hide sweat very well, and this printed shirt is no different.

Not only is it hitting the summer blue trend, but it will also transition seamlessly into fall and winter as a layering piece.  Throw on a basic sweater over it to bring a pop of color and print to your outfit, or pair with a contrasting print and really make a statement!  That is part of what makes the coming months so great… the ability to mix and match outfits and really get to creatively explore your wardrobe!

What’s your favorite part of fall?

What I have on:
Shirt: H&M , Shorts: Old Navy , Shoes: Y-3 , Watch: Ice


The Perfect Tee Part 1

Last weekend while going through my closest, I came to the realization that I have a shockingly small amount of t-shirts that I like and fit well.  A few years ago I wanted to expand my collared shirt collection and, during that time, it appears as if I have neglected my t-shirts.

Now I am not talking about basic tees or undershirts, I’m talking about shirts that can be worn out to an event but still be comfortable enough to lounge around all day in!

So for part 1, I wanted to pick out some shirts that weren’t super loud, shirts that focused more on texture than on print.  These types of shirts are extremely versatile due to their ability to be layered but also be able to stand-alone and still draw attention.
Here are a few of my picks:

Neil Barrett  $340

Marni  $210

T by Alexander Wang  $95

Band of Outsiders  $275

Sacai $160

And for those of us that are ballin' on a budget:

Topman  $40

ASOS $24

Topman  $36

Topman  $30

ASOS  $20

And special shout out to making handmade unique shirts:
Tevin Vincent $95

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter @MicahJordann 


Shorts and Snapbacks

With winter quickly approaching, now is the time to appreciate those warm vacation days.  Linen shirt, cut-off shorts and feet in the sand, you have to love the days of relaxation that summer brings (even if you’re not a fan of the heat)…. Ok, appreciation over!

I can’t wait for fall weather! Even though I still have a few more weeks to wear my shorts, I can’t wait for it to cool down enough to throw on a sweater.  I love the comfort and look of your favorite pair of shorts mixed with a knit sweater!
What are you most look forward to in fall?

What I have on:
Snapback: Kr3w , Shirt: Surfside Supply , Shorts: True Religion DIY , Shoes: Bed|Stu , Bracelets: Urban Outfitters/ASOS


Stacks on Stacks

Stacks on stacks on stacks, and I’m not talking about money.  I’m talking about wrist wear!  And answering that ever-lingering question of ‘how much is too much?’

So lets start at the basics of what are possible wrist wear options for men.  Well, the most basic of options and usually the starting point on the stacking is a watch, nothing too radical there and I think all men would agree that having at least one good watch is essential.  From there we have beads, cuffs, bracelets, wrist bandanas, silly bandz… the possibilities are pretty much endless. 

When it comes to mixing them together, I think the most important thing is to make sure that they vary in size.  Four bracelets that are all the same size as your watch aren’t going to look good, unless you’re trying to appear as if you are wearing a gauntlet.  It also seems to work best if you can incorporate different colors and textures.

Personally, I don’t mind when guys wear stacks that are a few inches thick, but it is one of those things that I like for other people but not myself.  I feel that because my arms are so lanky, that it either looks scare or immediately jumps into the too much area.  I much rather keep it simple with just a watch and one or two bracelets contrary to the images above (you’ll never know what does/doesn’t work for you if you don’t try it).

But as a general rule, I think most men would agree that if your wrist wear takes up more than half of your forearm, you have gone to far.

What do you guys think? How much is too much?

What I have on:
Shirt: Club Monaco , Pants: Huffer , Shoes: John Varvatos , Bracelets: Asos/H&M/Vintage


Stantt: The Perfect Fitting Shirt

Image Courtesy of Stantt

Stantt is a new brand that is aimed to fix one large problem in menswear.  They are reimagining how the industry looks at sizing, taking it from S, M, L, and XL to over 50 sizes that provide the customer with a perfecting fitting shirt. The guys at Stantt have developed a simple algorithm that has you plug in three simple measurements (chest, waist, and arm length) and out pops your perfect fitting shirt.  Their goal is ultimately have men feel better about themselves by wearing clothes that they actually feel good in!

To me, this sounds like an amazing idea.  Being so tall and lanky, I have a hard time finding shirts that are tailored to my body and still fit my arms.  I either look like the shirt shrunk a few sizes in the dryer or like I am trying to bring back puffy sleeves (believe me, I’m not) so the fact that they take arm length into consideration is a big selling point for me!

Now Stantt is still in it’s developmental stages… or should I say kickstarter stages… so if you want a perfect fitting button-up shirt or polo head on over to stantt and reserve your shirt today!


On the Runway: General Idea Spring 2014

Images Courtesy of GQ

Geometric. Leather. Neoprene.  Interested yet?

General Idea mixed two unlikely materials and the result was nothing short of amazing.  I think designer Bumsuk Choi knocked this collection out of the park! It was hard for me to pick which looks to show you guys, but I highly recommend checking out the full collection at GQ.

So when I look at this collection, the word that comes to mind is fast.  Maybe it’s the vintage cars in the background, or maybe it’s the neoprene, or maybe it could be the geometric “racing stripes” that are found throughout the collection, but one thing is for sure, this collection is both modern and wearable.  The one issue I have with this collection is the closed coats mixed with the short shorts. However, I would wear any of those coats with pants in a heartbeat!

I’m still slightly mesmerized by the mixture of leather and neoprene, so I’ll let you guys look at the rest of my favorite picks.
And let me know if you love this collection as much as me!


On the Runway: Pierre Balmain Spring 2014

images courtesy of Digitalfashionshow.com
From the house of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing produces yet another amazing collection for Pierre Balmain.  This collection gives a nod to the rockabilly era with its heavy distressing, zippers and leather, yet doesn’t become old-fashioned due to its modern fits and styling. 

Pierre Balmain created a much more ready to wear and street inspired collection than the Balmain collection in Paris did.  While the latter was clean and polished, this show is definitely a little dirtier and rough around the edges.  What hasn’t changed between the shows is the undeniable construction of the garments and the attention to details.  Both shows also only used neutral colors.  This show is primarily black, white and grey with a few sprinkles of olive green and navy (which are still neutral colors). I highly recommend going over to digitalfashionshow.com and getting a closer look at some of the pieces as well as taking a look at the rest of the collection.

Overall I loved this collection.  Balmain always makes some of the best pants and the black leather pair above is everything I would expect from the fashion house.  I also love the distressing of the garments; it is not overdone but definitely makes a statement. 

How do you guys feel about this collection? Would you wear it?

more of my favorite looks below:


Keeping it Casual

You guys may have noticed that I have a tendency to wear collared shirts more often than not.  It actually got to the point where I was only wearing collared shirts or sweaters, but recently I have started enjoying the simplicity of jeans or shorts with a basic tee.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love and could sleep in my collared shirts, but there is definitely something wayyyy more relaxing about being in a t-shirt.
So for this outfit I kept it casual.  I have recently fallen in love with ¾ length sleeves because of how long and lanky my arms are.  I found that the sleeves cut my arm in half and make it appear shorter, which for me, is a plus.  Pair the graphic raglan shirt with a pair of neutral (that’s right, army green is neutral) shorts and a chambray snapback and you have the perfect outfit for running errand on the weekends!
Oh and I almost forgot my shoes.  I scored these guys a while back and they are pretty awesome! Even if they weren’t a great material and color, they would still be amazing because they can be hi-tops or low tops! Which makes them perfect for multiple seasons!
So what do you guys wear on your casual days?

What I have on:
Shirt: Overkill By Insight , Shorts: Projek Raw , Shoes: Creative Recreation , Hat: Aldo