Rogues Gallery | Ben Wyatt Parks & Recreation19:59:00
It's the second installment in my Rogues Gallery feature, a look at my favourite style icons from music, TV or film.
Ben Wyatt (brilliantly portrayed by Adam Scott) was introduced in the second season as a villain of sorts, brought in to cut budgets and upset the balance of the happy team. While he's turned over the seasons from the jobsworth loser to leading man, his geeky, preppy style has been a constant focus and I've coveted many of his looks.
The array of button-downs, tweed, checked shirts, knitted ties and Member's Only sounds like something you would expect from a substitute geography teacher, but it suits Ben's awkward style, a reluctant icon. It's the easy, almost accidental cool of his style that I love. There are no logos or trends, just a guy who apparently doesn't care about his clothes, but gets it so right.
I love Member's Only jackets - there's something about their boxy, vintage shape that just appeals to me. I had a black one many moons ago that was "accidentally" sent to a charity shop. I've never really gotten over it.
A vintage style t-shirt is a great relaxed look. Wear it with your favourite jeans.
A vintage tee is different to an old tee. If it's baggy or ball-y, bin it.
I have recently beaten a checked-shirt habit. They don't have to be casual, keep it fitted and wear with a block colour tie.
The majority of men own a blue shirt of some description. A button-down collar is that little bit of added conservative cool. For god's sake, wear a shirt that fits - no billowing blouses or strained buttons.
|Buy a bow tie. Just do it. Have some fun.|
|Gratuitous beaver shot|
Ok, I've gushed enough. Here are some inspired pieces to help you tap the look.
|Official Li'l Sebastian Tee $26.00|
|H&M mustard cardigan £14.99|
|Zara Narrow Knitted Tie £22.99|
|Topman Peace Corps Harrington Jacket £30.00|
|Samuel Windsor tattersall shirt £15.00|
|Next blue check jacket £110.00|
|ASOS navy skinny chinos £23.00|
|Uniqlo button down shirt £19.90|
I hope your enjoying my Rogues Gallery posts; who should I feature next? Which personality or character inspires your style or piques your interest? Leave a comment below and I might add them to my list of future Rogues/