Street Style: Sundance Film Festival 2014
January 20th, 2014
Set in a beautiful ski town in the mountains, Sundance is an energetic melting pot of creative people from every side of the movie industry; actors, directors, producers, musicians, agents, publicists, film buffs, etc. There is a genuine excitement in the air as crew’s get set to reveal, discuss, and celebrate their new film projects with fans and fellow industry insiders.
The style along Main Street this weekend was a diverse array of “sharp casual” looks tough enough to beat the snowy winter temps. Here’s some of our favorite stylish gents from the Festival, along with some commentary about why we stopped to photograph them.
1. Tough Toggle Coat
This is the perfect cross between rugged and sharp. Nicely fitted topcoat with hardcore metal fasteners, thick wooly mock-neck sweater, perfectly broken-in denim, and beefy Red Wings. Love the touches of orange throughout. Also, great grooming!
2. Herringbone Tweed Peacoat
This tweed peacoat was really something in person – all fuzzy and textured. Nice play with the forest green crewneck and Fall-colored flannel shirt, too.
3. Fur Scarf & Crocodile Blazer!!?
Probably my favorite look of the weekend. I couldn’t pull it off, but he owns it with such a confidence and a lets-have-fun demeanor. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a full-on crocodile blazer!!! (especially with a dip-died fur scarf and blue fedora). So much energy and personality in this look – this guy is surely the life of the party.
4. Beefy Tweed Overcoat
This herringbone tweed overcoat was one of my favorite pieces we saw all weekend. It’s so heavy that my man had only needed a t-shirt underneath. Also, nice touch with those khaki-almost-mustard chinos and perfect shades for your face.
5. Sleek Double-Breasted Chesterfield
A timeless look with some menswear classic, and what a beautiful coat. Sometimes the fabric quality of a garment jumps out at you (this chesterfield is not from H&M). Nice touch with the sleek black accessories too.
6. LA Cool, Winter Edition
This look reminds me of LA style, transplanted to the cold. Love the black & brown color palette and the “laid-back cool” vibe of the drapy circle scarf and subtly-dropcrotch pants. Nice finish with the hat and sharply groomed beard.
7. All About Those Menswear Staples
Tweed blazer, ribbed cardigan with leather buttons, chambray shirt, collegiate scarf, raw denim, rugged boots. This guy is all about the preppy menswear staples, and he’s nailing them.
8. Throwback Funk
This is how you wear a vintage shearling-lined trench coat: you own it in earthy colors. Also, it’s crazy how much the shape and color of sunglasses can affect an overall look. Stay fresh my man.
9. Sunny & Shady
You move indoors/outdoors a lot at these festivals, making layers and convertible shades a wise choice. I’m feeling the orange bubble coat and green scarf over the playful patterned shirt, too.
10. Browns & Greys & Furs
There was a ton of fur on display this weekend, from huge floor-length coats, to big bushy scarves, to sleek hats like this one. More on fur coming soon.
11. Trim Topcoat Over Blues
You know we love a sleek tailored look in dark monochromatic colors. Enough Said.
12. Warm & Fuzzy
Alex noticed this guy for his awesome canvas workwear jacket, bushy beard & tortoise frames combo. The sherpa-lined fold-over bean boots were a nice bonus.
13. East Coast Things
This clean-cut gentleman looked like he was straight from a Ralph Lauren ad with his cropped toggle coat and nautical striped shawl pull-over. Extra points for the buttoned-up chambray shirt, the clean roll on the heavy denim and the oxblood leather boots.
14. Long Hair Don’t Care
These dudes define what it means to be cool creatives on the West Coast. I just want to hang out with them.
15. Moleskin Peacoat
Remember we were telling you about moleskin peacoats and light washed denim. This guy got the memo and did it right – yellow gloves in the pocket and all.
16. Artfully Disheveled
Grammy and Golden Globe winning singer/songwriter/composer Alex Ebert has awesome personal style. Not always conventional, but always inspiring in a Bohemian Jesus kind of way.
Which look from Sundance was your favorite? Why? Please share in the comments!
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford