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Twist Style Friday: Hemingway for Men

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 


Happy Friday folks!

 

I spent the afternoon yesterday at The Room, a very fancy fashion boutique inside of the Queen Street Bay store downtown in Toronto. I just walked around and looked at things, touched a few. I've been interested in the world of fashion since I started watching Jeanne Beker on Fashion TV when I was a little kid. When I stand in a room full of Oscar de la Renta and Prabal Gurung and Moschino clothies, I feel both like I am in a room full of celebrities, and also in a museum full of works of art. It sure isn't shopping- even if those clothes were made for bodies like mine, I definitely couldn't afford them- but there is something weird and peaceful and inspiring about being in a room with that much beauty.

 

Speaking of beauty (and totally changing the subject), have you seen this sweater?

 

 

both versions together

 

 

Hemingway is a stunning classic pullover. The shawl collar and button placket are lovely details, and the allover basketweave makes the sweater extra cozy and also keeps the knitting process interesting.

 

 

front

 

 

I love this deep heathered green, because it's neutral enough without being overly plain. This would also be lovely in navy blue, burgundy, and any undyed natural.

 

 

back

 

 

In pretty stark contrast to that fancy fashion room full of (mostly unattainable) possibility, the selection of stuff on Polyvore for masculine folks is SLIM, and a little boring?  I know some dudes who are pretty snappy dressers, and I try to think of them when I am styling menswear for this column. My favorite piece (probably obviously) is that pair of red and gold shoes. BLING!

 

 

three outfits

 

 

How will you wear Hemingway?