Bleached

The Modern Otter | TopMan #menswear #mensfashion #summerstyle
The Modern Otter | TopMan #menswear #mensfashion #summerstyle
The Modern Otter | TopMan #menswear #mensfashion #summerstyle
The Modern Otter | TopMan #menswear #mensfashion #summerstyle
  I think I was left out in the sun too long. Everything's sun-bleached.... When I was a visual merchandiser in Arizona (years ago), the mannequins in the windows would change color in the Summer. Clothes facing the sun would lighten five shades while the mannequins slowly turned yellow and the paint faded. The narrow windows were like little ovens in the 115º heat. If a mannequin had a bag over it's shoulder, it would leave a bold line indicating the original color of the garment. Nothing was spared from the sun. Everything got bleached. ........ This has been your public service reminder to always wear sunscreen.... and drink lots of water if you're changing mannequins in Arizona.  ........ It's been crazy hot the past few days in NYC, so I shed my layers and stuck with Summer Style Tip #2: Texture. Heathered graphic stripes! The stripe idea is echoed in the sleeve roll and the navy piping on these white Sperrys (not something I actually thought about while putting the look together... but it's totally true when you see it all together). The look is monochromatic but pulled together with the stripes. One more coat of sunscreen and the look will be complete.  TopMan shirt / Club Monaco shorts / Sperry CVO sneakers / Breda watch / Scosha leather arrow bracelet / Anchor & Crew cuff / Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

I think I was left out in the sun too long.

Everything's sun-bleached....

When I was a visual merchandiser in Arizona (years ago), the mannequins in the windows would change color in the Summer. Clothes facing the sun would lighten five shades while the mannequins slowly turned yellow and the paint faded.

The narrow windows were like little ovens in the 115º heat. If a mannequin had a bag over it's shoulder, it would leave a bold line indicating the original color of the garment.

Nothing was spared from the sun. Everything got bleached.

........

This has been your public service reminder to always wear sunscreen.... and drink lots of water if you're changing mannequins in Arizona. 

........

It's been crazy hot the past few days in NYC, so I shed my layers and stuck with Summer Style Tip #2: Texture.

Heathered graphic stripes! The stripe idea is echoed in the sleeve roll and the navy piping on these white Sperrys (not something I actually thought about while putting the look together... but it's totally true when you see it all together). The look is monochromatic but pulled together with the stripes.

One more coat of sunscreen and the look will be complete. 

TopMan shirt / Club Monaco shorts / Sperry CVO sneakers / Breda watch / Scosha leather arrow bracelet / Anchor & Crew cuff / Ray-Ban sunglasses

Aaron Wester