Martin Douglas’ Style Recipe

You know, people ask me all the time, “Martin Douglas, how’d you get to become such a stylish dude?” And I tell them the old joke: A guy gets in a cab and asks how to get to Carnegie Hall, and the cab driver says, “Practice.” (Sorry, I’ve watched the Steve Guttenberg episode of Party Down like three times in the past two days.) Essentially, I don’t know why people care about getting style tips from me, but since I’m sick and bored and have been sitting at my computer all day and probably will be doing so until I pass out on this NyQuil in two hours, I’ll throw them a bone.

  • One part surf-punk
  • Two parts women who run menswear blogs
  • One part The Strokes (I have a very soft spot in my heart for tight jeans and tight-fitting jackets)
  • A pinch of ‘80’s/’90’s hip-hop
  • One part Ryan Gosling in Drive (that movie was seriously a major epiphany for a lot of stylish dudes)
  • A dash of post-The Love Below Andre 3000
  • Random bits of trinkets of various ephemera (for me in particular: twee-punk, greaser gangs, bank heist movies, Dirty Beaches, things I stumble upon while reading GQ, lots and lots and lots of plaid)

Notes

  1. allthewhiskeyinheaven said: As long as you don’t act like Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive.
  2. the--safest--sounds said: MARTIN I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO WATCH ANY PARTY DOWN EPISODE FOR MONTHS AND YOU HAVE JUST SAVED MEEEEEEEE I LOVE YOUUUU
  3. velveteenrabbit said: i love you so much. i’m going home this tuesday, can we try to meet up soon?
  4. yoconozco said: THIS IS HOW I WANT EVERY GUY TO DRESS
  5. heatherpattern said: omg I need to write one of these for my Black Metal Yoga Instructor look
  6. small-horror said: i bought ryan a vintage white button down with green and blue flowers for his birthday in september and the other night he gave me permission to revamp his style. and when we go shopping, i’m going to use this advice
  7. liquidiousfleshbag said: can we share wardrobes i think we totally could
  8. oldtobegin said: can you please move here and go shopping with me
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