Uniform Approach

Words by Will Thompson Photos by Kai Regan

Photo by Kai Regan

What completes you? A black coffee from a donut cart? An extra cigarette bought from a passerby on the street? A couple of $1 slices of pizza? (We all know Luger steaks ain’t cheap.)

For fashion-forward New Yorkers, that quick fix doesn’t come so easy. Clothes need to be well-built, look good, and be flexible enough to work year-round. In a city that’s getting more expensive every time we blink, establishing your own personal look can make the difference between having appropriate levels of freshness and going broke every time you shop…and if you choose wisely, a few special pieces will be ready to rock in different variations throughout the year.

Whether you’re the monochromatic type or heavy into prints, it’s important to have a personal uniform that’s comfortable, durable, and cool. Maybe it’s a pair of vintage Wayfarers you came across during spring cleaning or your grandma’s fur coat…or perhaps it’s a full camo look from head to toe, bringing ’94 back. All that really matters is that you make it your own.

Photo by Kai Regan

Fanmail jacket, Levi’s jacket, Lacoste top, Levi’s pants, Stance socks, Alife shoes, Komono sunglasses; Skodia jacket, Topshop jacket, Lacoste top, Topshop pants, Hue socks, Lacoste shoes, Komono sunglasses, Dinny Hall earrings, Bing Bang necklace, bracelets and rings.

Photo by Kai Regan

Marc Jacobs Jacket, shirt and shorts, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, Dinny Hall earrings, Komono watch.

Photo by Kai Regan

Marc Jacobs Jacket, shirt and shorts, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses.

Photo by Kai Regan

Topshop jacket, Nike top, The Good Company hat, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, Bing Bang earrings, Miyako Bellizzi necklace.

Photo by Kai Regan

Alife x Puma tracksuit, Huf socks, Nike shoes, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses.

Stylist: Miyako Bellzzi;
Stylist Assistant: Juliann McCandless;
Hair: Staci Child at DeFacto;
Makeup: Flora Kay using MAC Cosmetics;
Manicurist: Holly Falcone at KateRyan
Models: Matt Ardell, @mattardell; Manon Macasaet, @mingblingbling; Valerie Mercado, @clothesmindedx3; Eric, @elusha27

This fashion spread appears in Mass Appeal Issue 56, which is available for purchase here. Read more stories from the issue here.

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