AskMen Style Defined: Lens Flares and Flared Legs
Show off Serious Summer Style With a Sunny ‘70s-Inspired Look
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Here at AskMen, we strive to bring you new and interesting content to help answer any questions you may have from sex and dating to health and fitness and food and booze to of course, style and grooming. In our latest installment of the weekly series AskMen Style Defined, we talk to Eliezer Infante of the menswear style site North of Man.
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Based in the Bronx, New York Infante’s interests have grown from simply posting on his blog about his personal style to what some might consider a full-on lifestyle brand providing photography, collaborative services and of course, some solid editorial content we can’t get enough of. “I started my blog in 2013,” he tells us. “The six year anniversary just passed last month. I was working at different clothing retailers over the years and [later] became a showroom manager.”
This allowed him the opportunity to see every side of fashion, not just the glamorous roles we all see portrayed in magazines and on TV. “That ultimately led to the launch of my site and focus in the fashion industry,” he explains. “At the same time, I was in the space of creating images, collaborating with others, photographing and being photographed. I got to model during Fashion Weeks and then in print.”
Aside from sipping on Grand Marnier from time to time, what else does Infante do when he’s not looking good professionally? “My general interests range from basketball to music and the arts, as well as finding time to spend on woodworking,” he tells us.
“I’m inspired daily by the simple fact that my work is my vision, how I see the world and how I fit in it — I’m grateful that I have an outlet in which I can express myself,” he continues about what keeps him motivated to create personally and professionally. “In regards to my work, my goal is to visually stimulate. That involves me finding inspiration in light, lines, colors, textures, patterns and much more.”
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We loved the way Infante and photographer Manny Molina used light, lines and texture in the photo for this week. The bright green grass muted by the saturated lens flare allows us to practically smell the summer Infante is strolling through.
“I’m ultimately a fan of timeless style [and] that is usually my goal in dressing,” he said about the army green short-sleeve shirt and wide leg trouser he paired with some pretty awesome shades that give us solid “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” vibes. “This look is reminiscent of the ‘70s and definitely inspired by [the era]. My favorite piece would be the wide leg pants that add flare to the style overall.”
Items to shop inspired by look:
G-Star XPO Straight Service Shirt, $110 at G-Star.com
COS Flared Cotton-Wool Trousers, $63 at CosStores.com
Tecovas The Earl Boot, $225 at Tecovas.com
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, $183 at SunglassHut.com
Zodiac Olympos Watch, $795 at ZodiacWatches.com
John Elliott Inca Distressed Cotton Shirt, $375 at MrPorter.com
Save Khaki United Cotton-Twill Chinos, $120 at MrPorter.com
Lucchese Scout Western Boot, $845 at BergdorfGoodman.com
Vuarnet Pilot Sunglasses, $390 at BergdorfGoodman.com
Vintage Rolex Watch, $5,295 at BobsWatches.com
We’re all about the sizable circumference of Infante’s slacks, but what do you think? What do you want to see? Do you have a look you like? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and friend us on Facebook to share your best looks or tell us about someone we should check out. Tag us and use the hashtag #AskMenStyleDefined to get our attention. Or email us directly at Editorial@AskMen.com with “AskMen Style Defined” in the subject line. Maybe next week, we’ll pick you!
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