Guest Contributor: Tony Trahan - model and blogger, "The Subtle Things"
Tony Trahan is a model at The Campbell Agency based out of Dallas, Texas and creator of men's fashion, lifestyle and travel blog, "The Subtle Things". Being a menswear style expert, we asked Tony to pick his top five go-to items available now at NorthPark Center.
BOSS Rod button down ($155)
White Oxford Shirt
You can pair a white oxford with just about anything in your closet. That’s what I try to do when building a wardrobe, buy pieces that you can mix and match with anything. Wear it under a blazer for date night, throw it on with chinos and wingtips, or put it on with a pair of shorts and sneakers. Versatile. Make sure it fits you in all the right places like this one from BOSS.
7 For All Mankind denim shirt ($179)
The coolest thing about the denim shirt is that it's timeless. You can wear it with black denim, or light khaki chinos. Be bold and even throw it on with denim jeans. Just make sure it's a different wash (either lighter or darker) than your denim.
Canali classic fit sport coat (price upon request)
Statement Sport Coat
Pair it with the white oxford above and make a statement. Keep in mind, your jacket is loud, so keep the rest of your outfit simple. You want people looking at your jacket...let it speak for itself.
Banana Republic Luxury Blend sweater ($69.50)
Transition from season to season with a smart layering piece from Banana Republic. I love wearing mine under a jacket with a shirt underneath, but you could just as easily throw it over your white shirt that I mentioned and under your statement sport coat. Let it shine on its own in the summer with a pair of linen shorts.
Neiman Marcus Ermeneglido Zegna navy suit (price upon request)
Nothing brings out the best more than a quality, well-fitting suit. This one from Zegna hits all of the right notes but make sure you bring it right away to your tailor. I like a navy suit for your first suit rather than a charcoal gray because it’s a deeper color, and more versatile. While a charcoal gray one feels more business-like, a navy one can be worn there or just as easily worn out with an open shirt for a cool relaxed feel.