THE ELEGANT DUDE – *Babe Hunting*

THE HUNTER LOOK

Well, “babe hunting” is an art form and is not an easy one.

I assure you that a good look (or an elegant one) will get you the digits, will make an impression on a babe, or simply will make you look appealing, interesting and handsome …all those even before opening  your mouth!

The looks shown here may have a slight “too much”  as it is full of layers and may be too much for some, but think that since you have layers over layers and layers.., you could add or subtract until you feel comfortable. (if you are not sure about the patterns, simply wear one tone, but different hues)

Keep in mind the color palette and/or the type of fabrics, that is the key!

If you want to learn more about this particular style….scroll down and read below some tips I listed for you…so, go out and hunt yourself some babes, or  at least get the feeling they want to hunt you!, and if you are taken or committed,…hey, a look or two are not bad..it will increase your self-esteem.

- When it comes to layering with quilt materials make sure the scale  of a pane is not larger than the palm of your hand -  and make sure the colors are similar (Not the same color) the "tablecloth effect is an unpleasent one -

– When it comes to layering with quilt materials make sure the scale of a pane is not larger than the palm of your hand – and make sure the colors are similar (Not the same color) the “tablecloth effect is a very unpleasent one –
- A fur collar is a matter of disctinction and will help to warm up your ears and your collar. Some coats have detachable ones, which makes the jacket wearable when the weather is not as frigid -

– A fur collar is a matter of distinction and will help to warm up your ears and your collar. Some coats have detachable ones, which makes the jacket wearable when the weather is not as frigid –

Tweed & Wool (either treated on fabric or raw) is a great fabric to layer - a bit uncorfable at times as it is so heavy and fluffly, my ssugestion is to layer underneath with a cashemere sweater, a heavy cotton sweater or vest or a simple long scarf that you can wrap around yourself -

Tweed & Wool (either treated on fabric or raw) is a great fabric to layer – a bit not comfortable at times as it is so heavy and fluffy, my suggestion is to layer underneath with a cashmere sweater, a heavy cotton sweater or vest or a simple long scarf that you can wrap around yourself –

- A hat is a simple way to keeo your heat warm, but is also a mark of elegance and distinction. My suggestions is to at least have a black and a brown one. A simple way to make them more wearable? change the band to different colors and prints -

– A hat is a simple way to keep your heat warm, but is also a mark of elegance and distinction. My suggestions are to at least have a black and a brown one. A simple way to make them more wearable? change the band to different colors and prints –

- A simple way to keep the ensamble up to tday looks and step away from the look to have a "costume" feel is to select footwear on a slightly higer tones than the ones you are wearing on your body. Or else use the socks as the element of constrast-

– A simple way to keep the ensemble up to today looks and step away from the look to have a “costume” feel is to select footwear on a slightly higher tones than the ones you are wearing on your body. Or else use the socks as contrast element –

- A simple scarf within the tones of your tweed will make a cover of your neck and upper center area of the body, but also a paisley or a subtle geometric pattern will break the monntomy of the ensamble and will add some "Je ne se quoi"-

– A simple scarf within the tones of your tweed will make a cover of your neck and upper center area of the body, but also a paisley or a subtle geometric pattern will break the monotony of the ensemble and will add some “Je ne se quoi”-

- To mux and match the elements of tweed and wool, I suggest a scarf with some paisley or imprint within the colors of the ensamble -

– To mix and match the elements of tweed and wool, I suggest a scarf with some paisley or imprint within the colors of the ensemble –

 - A flat front pair of trousers on a dark tone will work with anything this winter. Pick a fabric that is thick, but able to breathe as if you are outdoors will help you to be covered and at the same able to breathe and not get overly heated, which is uncomfortable. Long john's are a great solution as undergarment, if the climate requires, but with all the new fabrics and underlayments, I urge to be wise, pick a cut and a color you could use for several winters -

– A flat front pair of trousers on a dark tone will work with anything this winter. Pick a fabric that is thick, but able to breathe as if you are outdoors will help you covered it and at the same able to breathe and not get overly heated, which is uncomfortable. Long john’s are a great solution as undergarment, if the climate requires, but with all the new fabrics and under layer, be wise, pick a cut and a color you could use for several winters –

 - A paisley or graphic tie or bowtie will pay off much. I suggest to keep the shirt monotone if the graphic is much on dark tones or find a way to have a ONE element of bright color on your upper body. It is all a balance -

– A paisley or graphic tie or bow tie will pay off much. I suggest to keep the shirt monotone if the graphic is much on dark tones or find a way to have a ONE element of bright color on your upper body. It is all a balance –

 - Simple patterns at different scales will work best rather than use monotone or monocromatic ensambles. Think that when you take your scarf, jacket, sweater, hat & coat off, ...there is still some interest on the ensamble -

– Simple patterns at different scales will work best and not use monotone or monochromatic ensembles. Think that when you take your scarf, jacket, sweater, hat & coat off, …there is still some interest on the ensemble –

- A dechatable fur collar is a solution to wear  any jacket, as will not add volume to the overcoat -

– A detachable fur collar is a solution to wear any jacket, as will not add volume to the overcoat –

 - The use of a hat on tweed, which is the same material as the jacket is a step forward into the use of the material. I suggest to use it only in one or two parts of the garmente, otherwise, you will look liek you are REALLY going to hunt deer.....or similar"

– The use of a hat on tweed, which is the same material as the jacket is a step forward into the material. I suggest to use it only in one or two parts of the garments, otherwise, you will look like you are REALLY going to hunt deer…..or similar”

 - See how the undershirt in a darket tone and flat material helps to be bring the colors of the hat and the jacket - that is the base of the tweed and help to mix all materials and colors in one -

– See how the undershirt in a darker tone and flat material helps to be bring the colors of the hat and the jacket – that is the base of the tweed and help to mix all materials and colors in one –

- By usung the jacket and the hat on tweed, you have the freedom of using other rich fabrics, in this case, the flat front pants are made of velvet, and the over-shirt is a cotton blend with rayon -

– By using the jacket and the hat on tweed, you have the freedom of using other rich fabrics, in this case, the flat front pants made of velvet/corduroy blend, and the over-shirt is a cotton blend with rayon –

 - Herring shoes or wing tip boots are THE compliment to this ensamble, the lace ups are a bette option than slip-on shoes -

– Herring shoes or wing tip boots are THE compliment to this ensemble, the lace ups are a better option than slip-on shoes –

- Sunshades in ANY shape will work, well, unless they are too bug or too modern. Sunglasses are another element that will frame your face, plus will protect your eyers from UV rays and harsh snow reflection -

– sunshade in ANY shape will work, well, unless they are too big or too modern. Sunglasses are another element that will frame your face, plus will protect your eyes from UV rays and harsh snow reflection –

It is the beginning of the year; the holiday parties are behind us.

During the next month or two our temperatures will drop (well, sort of) and during the evenings we will have “freeze warnings”…so, you may need a jacket, a sweater and/or an overcoat (NOT a wind breaker – it is not raining and it is not windy, just yet!)

When the sun sets and the night starts, a chill evening is ahead, or if you travel and have to visit other cities with low temperatures, you may need more than one layer to overcome the low temperatures and keep warm.

There are many ways to create a look with layers…One of the looks that I truly like, it is rather less complicated and has a true masculine aspect is the “hunter” look; A simple blend of rough textures and fabrics that have a definite tactile heavy feel.

The Scottish,, have learned how to combine tweed with other materials to make them more urban and appealing to the modern lifestyle. The elegance of the Art Deco era of the 30’s brought those materials back to the streets with a new twist as new garments were designed for automobile aficionados.

This is an era from which I take inspiration – materials that help soften the look, either silk ties, heavy cotton sweaters, gabardine pants or cotton pants with pinstripes and shirts usually in earthy and natural tones.

Some tips to carry out this masculine style:

– A jacket with a fur collar o or a heavy weave material that is oversize will cover your neck and ears when a cold wind comes up.

– Choose heavy weaved materials for jackets such as tweed, parchment and combine with cashmere sweaters as layers or tweed vests.

– If you’re feeling brave try wool fitted hats or heavy crocheted skullcaps make a great version of this look.

–  For shoes, “Wing Tips” with two contrasting materials make a great combo… now, calf height or full length socks are a terrific compliment – try to spin the look with camel, caramel or light colors, so you do not look like a huge walking piece of “moss” that separated from some old ruins of a building.

May suggest here a brand that is a tradition on wing tips…“Herring Shoes

– “Glen Plaid”, “Glenurquhart check”, “ or “Prince of Wales”,” Herringbone”, “Tartan”, and other woven twill techniques (mostly wool) give these specific fabrics a name, and they are the main component of this look. The fabrics are heavy to the touch but light to wear and easy to layer.

– Sage, green, brown and dark blues are typical colors for this look, as they relate to nature, but give it a spin using lighter colors for contrast or lighter accents.

– A hat is an opportunity not only to cover your head and keep warm but also to create another element of contrast, part of the garment or an elegant point of distinction.

– Scarves will help to keep your neck warm as well, and leather or wool gloves are a great of style! My suggestion for a good pair of gloves is from one of my favorite leather goods, HERMES. This is an investment piece, so consider price, but also longevity, so purchase a color and a fit on your hand that will work for you in any occasion.

Well, is not that you are going to “hunt” in the city, (well maybe you are) but it is a look to consider for off times or lounge times – still good for office environments that allow you to get out the box and walk in the office but with a distinct personal style.

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