I'm gonna let you guys in on a little secret, okay? Despite what I or anybody may say, you don't need to have a lot of extravagant pieces in your closet to have fine style. It's really about how you put things together, how you make your outfit more than the sum of its parts. Hell, you can just put basics together and end up looking pretty sharp. That's the mark of a true man of style in my book - a trait that was so expertly exhibited by Erich when I met him last Saturday at the Rockwell Urban Bazaar.
If you examine his get-up closely, nothing really stands out. Thick framed glasses, well-fitting button-down, no non-sense belt, ankle length trousers, discreet loafers - all pretty standard issue to me. When you consider the totality of the look, however, you'll see a man who's a level above every other guy you'll see at the mall. Maybe it was the effort of tucking the shirt in which made the difference. Or maybe it was the fact that every piece fit him so well. Whatever it was, he made the most out of what he wore. Like a true man of style, he made the basics his own.