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How to Become a Modern Renaissance Man (In One Sentence)

September 11, 2016
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The only way you can discover something new, something extraordinary in our dull day and age is when you dress really well, because once in a blue moon you get a chance to finally impress your new sophisticated neighbours, who were unfortunate enough to bump into the-morning-you, coming up from the dairy with your usual newspaper and a bottle of milk, wearing your peeling Mickey Mouse pyjamas, which were supposed to look ironic in a post-modern kinda way, but ended up looking embarrassing in an embarrassing kinda way, and who (the neighbours, not Mickey Mouse) were kind enough to invite you to their house-warming party tonight at six for a glass or two of prosecco and decent company, which leaves you with a ridiculous couple of hours for the whole preparation, because ‘tonight at six’ might sound like a long time from now, but really it’s not, especially when you have absolutely no idea what to wear and your face is looking like a baked potato as a result of having drunk too much of that horrible schnapps, brought by the long-forgotten and then mysteriously appeared on your doorstep college roommate, who is so obviously German and whose depressing life story, which included his cheating wife (who, quite illogically, cut all his bespoke suits and shirts into pieces and threw him out of their house) and his neighbour’s dog (whom he accidentally ran over in the driveway), has left you with nothing but a sickening feeling that the world is a treacherous and unholy place full of quintessential dilemmas and sartorial fuck-ups, but also with the name of that incredible men’s style blog, Bad Wears Good, which is supposed to become your bible, and that leaves you with no other choice but to pull yourself together, go online to that magnificent source of wisdom and style and absorb everything you could find there, so by six o’clock tonight you could find yourself bursting with all the necessary knowledge a modern gentleman should acquire and cracking those quintessential dilemmas like them nuts, although no one would care if you won’t, anyway, when they see you looking so damn good, because you are not a pussy, you are a Modern Renaissance Man now!

High armhole and soft Italian shoulder give quite a sleek, but still casual look to a blazer.

To match that ‘dressy casual’ dress-code you might want to go with a shorter cut blazer.

No need to wear the dressiest shoes you own to a cocktail party. Stick with softer, more relaxed options. Same goes for your pants – roll up your chinos and you should be sweet.

Vintage silver brooches, brass collar bars and silk pocket squares don't really have anything in common, except for the apparent sense of style of their owner... Me, I'm talking about myself, obviously!

Vintage silver brooches, brass collar bars and silk pocket squares don’t really have anything in common, except for the apparent sense of style of their owner… Me, I’m talking about myself, obviously!

It is considered to be a good length when a tip of a tie just reaches a belt.

It is considered to be a good length when a tip of a tie just reaches a belt.

'Tonight at six' is a magical time, the time when anything is possible. So make sure you are well-prepared.

‘Tonight at six’ is a magical time, the time when anything is possible. So make sure you are well-prepared.

 

Shop similar:

Barena Slim-Fit Mélange Knitted Cotton Blazer – $705

Tom Ford White Slim-Fit Collar-Bar Cotton Shirt – $570

Solid Straight Fit Chinos – $77

Alberto Fasciani Oxford Shoes – $603

Bows-n-Ties Gray Woollen Glen Check Tie – $19

Bow-n-Ties Brown Pocket Square – $15

Breda Stainless Steel Watch – $153

Anderson’s Woven Gray Belt – $95

ASOS Flower Lapel Pin – $10

 

Photography by: Max Lemesh

 

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