This is the second part of my Winter outerwear men’s guide I’m doing in collaboration with Bloomingdale’s Lenox in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to explore their Fall/Winter Men’s Store collection with Style Advisor Brian Short, and he pointed me in the direction of some slick seasonal finds. In this look we went clean & classic with camel.

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Camel is a great compliment to almost every color in your wardrobe. I look at basically as a khaki, because as a neutral, it pairs well with darks, lights and is exceptional with white. Here we went with a taupe top and forest green herringbone cargo trouser to give it an urban woods effect. There’s not always a namely concept with a look, but its always nice to compare the parallels with your style story and nature. There are colors like rich greens, blues and browns, that occur naturally around us. Wearing them can be seen as a way to connect. If you’re ever searching for some inspiration for your look, look to nature. Nature possesses innate visual harmony, with unique seasonal beauties that only come once a year, like fall foliage and winter greens. Take full advantage of this.

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Winter outerwear is just as much about the accessories as it is the jacket. In this case, the ombre fedora by Bailey of Hollywood provided the finishing touch. If you notice it doesn’t have one color from the jacket, but compliments the taupe tone of the shirt and pulls it all together. Layering is not about matching, it’s about complementing. Progressive looks coordinate effortlessly. The eye tends to create a visual flow that we shouldn’t disrupt. Think in terms of tonality, texture and lines and they will never steer you wrong.

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We shot in Downtown Atlanta to play off of the urban setting. It provided a contrast that allowed the garments to stand out against the concrete and street. Shooting with Ron Hill, he encouraged me to challenge look and energy steadily while we captured. This gave the photos a polished, editorial quality that really made them stand out.

More cold to come so more outerwear looks and tips coming in like the weather. Have you seen part 1 of my Winter Outerwear Men’s Guide? Check it out here.

Shirt by All Saints | Jacket by Theory | Boots by A.Testoni | Hat by Bailey of Hollywood | Photos by Ron Hill | All available at Bloomingdale’s Lenox

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills


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