Take a quick look in your closet and you’ll see that even if you’re an inveterate bookworm or corporate pooh-bah, most of your clothes derive from sportswear staples. From baseball hats to polo shirts and knitted sweaters, men’s fashion has steadily evolved to embrace the functionality of athletic apparel, but somewhere along the way, elegance got lost. Luckily, the wheel has started to spin in reverse, with emerging labels like Public School and Hood by Air turning to restrained tailoring and premium materials (leather, cashmere, neoprene) as a way to redefine the silhouette of the relaxed urban man. Behold the arrival of the jock sophisticate.
From left: Shirt by Burberry London, $450; suede sweatpants by Gucci, $4,150; cap by Calvin Klein, $69.50; shoes by Lacoste (worn throughout), $85. Shirt by Dior Homme, $290; pants by Michael Kors, $395; cap by Gents, $75. Shirt by Topman, $10; sweatpants by Tommy Hilfiger, $89; cap by Gents, $99. Shirt by Tom Ford, $390; sweatpants by Bottega Veneta, $830; cap by A.P.C., $95.
Photography by Luzena Adams. Groomer: Angela Dicarlo. Model: Joseph Dolce at Ford.