Valentine Two Looks
Photography by Alicia Mara
Leather Jacket – Kenneth Cole | Shirt – Uniqlo | Jeans – Uniqlo | Shoes – Allen Edmonds Park Avenue | Watch – Hugo Boss | Tie & Tie Bar – The Tie Bar
Suit – Bonobos (Similar) | Vest – H&M | Non-Iron Button Down Shirt – Stafford (Similar) | Shoes – Paul Evans (Similar) | Watch – Orient Mako Automatic
Valentine’s Day is literally around the corner and I’ve got two great date night inspiration looks for the special occasion. The challenge for each outfit was to have at least one red item in a subtle way. The best way to execute this is by accessories. Whether it’s coffee or cocktails, these two outfits should cover most of what you would be doing on a date.
Look 1 is the sharp & casual guy featuring a fitted leather jacket to go with a nice popping red knit tie. This look is like straight out of the GQ playbook. Be comfortable and casual in jeans yet sharp with a pair of classic dress shoes. Easily swap out the jacket or shoes to make this outfit more casual with sneakers or dressy with a blazer for your date. The ensemble shows that you’ve got a sense of style to pull off dressy, modern, and comfort. This is a sharp look for the coffee date, casual not super serious formal occasion, the hang out all day in the city type of dates.
Look 2 is the dapper and classic man featuring a three piece suit with an odd vest combination. Think about this scenario: First of all, it’s Valentine’s day or a date night with your serious relationship. This is not the time to shine and dress better than your date. I dressed down the suit with a pair of suede loafers and without a tie. I turned down the red blazer or a bold red gingham shirt in my closet for a subtle red pocket square instead. Sometimes, less is more. This dapper outfit is perfect for an upscale bar or romantic dinner night.
For more outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day or date night check out last year’s feature Fire & Ice HERE
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