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L.A. Men's Style Guide

Essentials you need, want, and covet—and where to get them

Over-30 Hipster

Style Philosophy: Whatever it is, I wore it before you did
Signature Accessory: Scarf
Kills time: Tending his handlebar mustache
Pops Tags At: American Rag Cie, Steven Alan, Rag & Bone, Ben Sherman, Crossroads Trading Co.
Hipster

Fedora GET THE LOOK
Fedora: Rag & Bone, $175 at Rag & Bone, West Hollywood, 424-245-4816


Fedora GET THE LOOK
Sneakers: Chuck Taylor All Stars, $55

Serious Rocker

Style Philosophy: Black is always the new black
Signature
Accessory: Chunky silver rings
Kills Time: Writing his EP
Pops Tags At: John Varvatos, AllSaints, Spitalfields, King Baby Studio, Kill City, Factory 413
Hipster

Fedora GET THE LOOK
Leather Jacket: John Varvatos, $798 at John Varvatos, West Hollywood, 310-859-2791


Fedora GET THE LOOK
Ring: King Baby Studio, $745 at King Baby Studio, Santa Monica, 310-828-4438

Urban Outdoorsman

Style Philosophy: Quality over quantity
Signature Accessory: Field notebook
Kills Time: Debating the merits of selvage versus raw denim
Pops Tags At: The Stronghold, Mohawk General Store, General Quarters, RTH
Hipster

Fedora GET THE LOOK
Cardigan: Pendleton, $75


Fedora GET THE LOOK
Red Wing, $298 at Mohawk General Store, Silver Lake, 323-669-1601

Music man

Style Philosophy: Sneakers aren’t for running
Signature Accessory: Oversize headphones
Kills Time: Tracking down collectible kicks and eyewear on the web
Pops Tags At: Supreme, Undefeated, G-Star Raw, The Holy Grail, Stüssy
Hipster

Fedora GET THE LOOK
Vest: Volcom, $55 at Buckle


Fedora GET THE LOOK
Sneakers: Nike Air Force, $170 at The Holy Grail

Fashion Enthusiast

Style Philosophy: I’m more comfortable in a suit whether work requires one or not
Signature Accessory: Pocket square
Kills Time: Shopping on mrporter.com
Pops Tags At: Mattison, Paul Smith, Tom Ford, Opening Ceremony

Hipster

Fedora GET THE LOOK
Pocket Square: Brooks Brothers, $40 at Brooks Brothers, Beverly Hills, 310-274-4003


Fedora GET THE LOOK
Dress shoes: John Lobb, $1,685 at mrporter.com

5 Basics
THAT EVERY GUY SHOULD HAVE IN HIS CLOSET
Fedora Navy Blazer
Why: It dresses up any outfit, even ripped jeans and an old tee.
Fedora White Oxford
Why: There are times when a white T-shirt doesn’t cut it.
Fedora Suit & Tie
Why: Because you’re a grown-up. Gray is the most versatile color.
Fedora Chinos
Why: Some clubs and restaurants just have it in for jeans.
Fedora Belts
Why: They don’t merely hold up your pants; they add flair.
5 Basics
THAT SEPARATE THE MEN FROM THE BOYS
Fedora Brogue
Outfit: Suit and tie Occasion: Best friend’s wedding
Fedora Boot
Outfit: Jeans and blazer Occasion: First date
Fedora Buck
Outfit: Chinos and button-down shirt
Occasion: Dinner party