Casually Dressed-Up feat. Tyler Thoreson
December 14th, 2012
Tyler Thoreson has been in the online men’s style game long before the #menswear movement.
In 2004 he joined Conde Nast where he helped launch and served as executive editor of Men.Style.com. The site was the online home of GQ and Details, but also produced a large amount of original content. In 2010 he moved to Gilt Groupe, where he now serves as the head of editorial and creative for both Gilt Man and Park & Bond.
“I’ve been into clothes and style virtually my whole life. Being 6’5″ — which I’ve been since I was 15 — makes finding clothes that fit a challenge. Actually, I take that back, it makes finding stylish clothes that fit a challenge. That’s part of where my fascination with style and fit comes from.”
Here, Tyler gives us a glimpse of his day-to-day personal style, showing off his ability to combine dressy elements with casual ones for a look that is a little hard to describe:
“A part of me suspects that defining one’s personal style is detrimental to same, but here’s my best attempt: Modern classic. Classic modern. European American. Midwestern Continental. On a good day, David Hemmings in Blow-Up meets Jack Nicholson in 5 Easy Pieces meets Roger Moore circa ’68 meets Josh Peskowitz on his day off.”
1. Soft & Sharp
“This is definitely a cold day look. The sweater is one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. It’s made from Mongolian cashmere, the softest, warmest cashmere in the world.
I’ve had the Brooks blazer for several years. It’s one of the first slim-fitting tailored pieces they did, and it’s still part of my regular rotation.
The red cords are really just and excuse to bust out that Michael Bastian pocket square.”
“I’ve had the Rogues Gallery boots, which are made by Quoddy, for 5+ years, and I figure they’ve got another 15 years of wear in ’em.”
2. Fashionable Father
“This more or less my weekend look these days.
I’ll take the jacket off for an extended session of “Giant Robot” (a made up game, but it’s not hard to imagine how it goes) with the kids in our backyard.”
“I decided to go for the full English Country Gent — throat tab and everything — with this Harris Tweed sportcoat from Greenfield. It’s the perfect piece of fall outerwear.”
“Liberal application of Shout has so far kept the cords grass-stain free.”
3. Tailored by Choice
“This is about as dressy as I get.
I’m a loyal Martin Greenfield customer — I think I have seven or eight Greenfield suits — and this one is my latest and my favorite. It’s made from Fresco fabric, which is a high-twist wool that has a very cool texture to it. It breathes exceptionally well, and it’s rumored to wear well, too.”
“I virtually always dress my suits down with an oxford shirt from Hamilton Shirts in Houston.”
“The shoes also signal that I’m wearing a suit because I want to, not because I have to.”
Thanks for reading. Special thanks to Tyler for participating and Artisinal Bistro on Park Avenue for allowing us to use their beautiful space.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.