Thursday, March 19, 2015

Charleston Fashion Week Street Style Day 2

Like we said yesterday, the weather is unpredictable in March in the Lowcountry, and it's OK to wear fur at Charleston Fashion Week®, if you so choose. And with the weather being under 60 degrees, there were people wearing fur! Also, people who may have planned their outfits were a bit chilly. Regardless of the temperature—like we also said yesterday— it's not who or what you are wearing, but how you are wearing it.
Ike Behar's show last night was a perfect example of how to execute that. They put women in menswear, rolled cuffs, and even paired one of their impeccably tailored ensembles with a beat-up pair of vintage Nike shoes. I had a moment with the Behar brothers and Frederick Jabber (the man behind the Charleston store on King Street and one of the most stylish AND sexy men in town) and discussed. The difference between how Shep Rose of Bravo TV's Southern Charm pulls off Ike Behar is an entirely different thing than how he would do it. (See below.)

Frederick Jabber of Ike Behar
Head-to-toe Ike Behar (of course)
Please take notice:
1. How the tie tack is raised slightly higher than usually worn so that the tie can be "ruffled," almost how an ascot would be.
2. The slightly exaggerated cuff and heavy break on his trousers. How else would you wear a well-tailored plaid suit as such?
3. The soft, subtle shoes (both in texture and shape) that remain understated as to accentuate the clothing ensemble and set of the tie of similar color, but with more pronounced texture.
4. Bracelets, nice touch. Someone is definitely going to notice that the cuffs on this jacket are the perfect length to show of the crisp cuff of the gingham shirt, which is just bright enough in black         and white to set off the muted grey suit.
5. Lapel flower is more than slighly off center so you notice the nicely sized rounded point on the collar and the deep inset that works with the plaid print.
This man has class. THIS is how  you wear Ike Behar.

However, it's not just about the clothes; it's the attitude you need to pull it off. It doesn't matter if it's Forever 21 or Dolce & Gabbana—if you don't have the guts to own it, don't even go there. (See below: tattoos, neckties as bow ties, and an eight year old in head-to-toe sequins.)
Zachary Nathaniel, former CFW Emerging Designer
Instagram: @zacwithanh
Jacket & Necklace: Forever21
Top & Pants: Gap
Shoes: Vlado
Sunglasses: Vintage
Leslie Hartley
Necklace: Chanel
Jewelry/Rings: Gifted
Shoes: Store on King St. that isn't there anymore :(
Top & Skirt: Milly
Laura Boyd
Instagram: @laaaaaurrr
Rings: Various vintage/new, gifted
Shoes & Dress: Charlotte Russe
Bracelets: Urban Outfitters and Alex & Ani
Bag: H&M
Instagram: @relationshep
Apparel: Ike Behar
Andrea Tallent, PR director at Antonio Azzuolo
Instagram: @a_tallent
Robe: Vintage
Shoes: Vintage Miu Miu
Purse: Cleobella
Leggings: J.Crew
Top: Single (vintage)
Justin Barfield
Instagram: @jthreadzzz
Shoes: T.U.K. creepers
Top: Academics
Bottoms: Dockers
Sunnies & hat: Urban Outfitters
Accessories: H&M
Dress:  Little Miss Matched of New York City
Shoes: J.Crew
Headband:  Underarmour
McKenzie Nicole Walden, model (Look show she rocks these Aldo heels!)
Instagram: @mckenzienicolewalden
Jacket:  Helmut Lang
Dress:  American Apparel
Shoes:  Aldo

Robert Blake, visual merchandiser at Gucci
Instagram: @robertblakester1940s Coyote Fur Jacket: Cavortress
Bracelets:  Cavortress
Shoes: Gucci
Necklace: Gifted
Jessie Parks, editorial director of Charleston Grit 
Instagram: @greasekellyShoes: Joie from Shoes on King 
Jeans: Vintage Levis
Bag: Vintage
Hat: Goorin Bros.
Top: Vintage
Blazer: Theatrics Unlimited on King St. (closed) 

Sean Barnes, student at the Art Institute of Charleston
Instagram: @uglyseananers
Top: Goodwill
Tie: Goodwill
Shoes: Prada
Belt: Izod
Cassie Baker Mizell
Instagram:  @cassiemobakermizell
Top & Bottoms: Hampden Clothing
Shoes: Saks
Bag: J.Crew
Bracelets:  Cartier and assorted

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