CelebrityRami Malek's Guide To Subtle Style Moves
Three easy steps to sartorial domination.
Wouldn't it be great if you had a fool-proof "stylish man" equation you could apply each morning as you got dressed? We're talking a set of outfit checks and balances to protect you from messing up the flow of your suit or the balance of basic pieces to swerves. Well it looks like Rami Malek just created one for you. Malek is riding a summer '16 style heatwave of his own making, so we weren't surprised to see him last night in Beverly Hills looking great—yet again—on a red carpet. The Mr. Robot star showed up in three big-trend style pieces yesterday: a dark gray double breasted suit, a micro patterned shirt, and a pair of suede dress shoes. Each one is a menswear heavy hitter, capable of turning a blah fit into a winning combination. But Malek wore all three together, something that done wrong could look overdone. However, It works because of a few easy to remember rules and a three step equation that every guy can pull off with any outfit. Whether you're getting dressed for work, a wedding, or even a casual weekend hang this simple formula will keep you correct:
Texture + Pattern + Tailored Solid Colors = ?
In Rami Malek's case the texture is his beige suede shoes with black laces. The pattern is his black and white cloud print shirt and his perfectly on trend DB suit is the tailored solid. But you could employ the same guidelines to something as casual as tailored chino shorts, a pair of woven espadrilles, and a Hawaiian shirt. And you can change up where each part occurs in your outfit. For example, a suede bomber jacket with a patterned T-shirt and solid pants. Next, remember some time tested rules we've repeated ad infinitum. Keep your colors to a minimum, and stick to tonal dressing (all the colors in your outfit should stay within a single tonal range). Malek does this with gray, black, white, and beige. But it'll work equally well with blues, greens, and even reddish browns. Now if you want to get fancy, step it up a notch and try this level two equation:
Texture + Tailored Pattern + Solid Color Basic = ?