Victor Cruz is everywhere right now - and for good reason. As dynamic on the field as a slot receiver for the NY Giants as he is off, you can always count on seeing him in nothing short of head-to-toe stylish looks.
Cruz exemplifies the dichotomy of pairing urban streetwear with luxury menswear - his affinity for sneakers and designer casual pieces is as strong as his love for finely tailored suits; something I truly appreciate.
A lot of major menswear publications these days depict their models in unrealistically tight-fitting clothes. This is not the case with DuJour, as they show Cruz in killer, perfectly tailored looks for spring.
This made-to-measure indigo suit is the ideal spring blue and very nicely constructed to fit his trim, athletic build. The color combinations in the shirt, tie and pocket square couldn’t be better. Notice that none are solid - they all have a unique texture or pattern. This is also a perfect example of choosing proportions that work for your build. The skinny tie (by David Hart), which does not work for everyone, works on his frame nicely.
Would you believe me if I told you that pocket square cost $8? Well it is and of course it’s from TheTieBar.com (Buy it here: http://bit.ly/Y9HF38). Personally I wouldn’t have looked twice at this plaid cotton square until seeing it styled above - it’s pulls in all colors of the outfit flawlessly.
Cruz goes casual in this very elegant, monochromatic ensemble. Lucky for Cruz, casual for him means Brioni, who makes this luxe pullover top. A beige trench coat is a timeless addition to a gentleman’s spring wardrobe, but can also be boring at times. What makes this coat (Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen) stand out is the lighter color pairings, especially the sleek trousers (Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown).
My favorite look of the group - this lightweight suit by Isaia is a perfect color for spring/summer and looks exceptionally dapper paired with a darker blue plaid shirt by Brunello Cucinelli and pocket square. A key detail of this look is the open-collared shirt - anytime you’re wearing a suit without a tie, the shirt will always look best with the top 2 buttons undone.
Below is the same look in a beautifully captured black and white shot more noticeably featuring a sharp pair of tortoiseshell eyewear by Michael Bastian for Randolph (Buy them here: http://bit.ly/YaU4Rh)
Timepiece in all by Audemars Piguet.
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