Today, I’m introducing a new post series that allows me to showcase more fashion from around the Kansas City community — and it includes guys, too!
“Style Spy” is devoted to the stylish Midwesterners I encounter every day, from work to play.
I’m excited to kick the series off with a fashionable coworker, Nate, who is a twenty-something, self-described “yupster.”
So, OK, what the heck is a “yupster,” you ask?
As Nate puts it, it’s a combination of a hipster and a yuppie.
Yes, he wears fitted jeans.
No, he doesn’t look ironic.
Yes, he cleans up well.
No, he isn’t decked out in 80s-inspired duds.
A “yupster,” in my opinion, is a guy who takes on the preppy look without completely giving in to the J.Crew catalog.
I think Nate does a good job of finding quality, American-made clothing and mixing in classic pieces (cardigans, button-downs) with trendier looks (thick glasses).
Yes, Nate does need these glasses — they aren’t fake just to look cool. But, unfortunately, I have yet to find someone in my age range who is blinder than me!
This will be a never-ending question when it comes to men’s coats and cardigans: Should you leave the top button or the bottom button open?
I always learned that it was the bottom button (I worked in a men’s department in college), but Nate is showing the undone top button here. I think it works both ways on lean body types. No bulges!
I like the little pop of color from his button down that peeks out from his cardigan sleeves. Again, a classic look, but it feels fresh on a young professional.
I like that Nate’s jeans fit him well, but are not skin-tight. It’s a classic, straight-leg look in a pair of quality jeans that hit the perfect spot on top of his shoes.
And can we take a peek at the shoes for a second? These aren’t offensive boat shoes (sorry, Sperry-lovers), yet have that same, casual cool vibe in a style that is a little more grown-up.
Here’s how to get the look:
So, ladies and gents, what do you think of Nate’s classic style? I give it an A!
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