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“You should never regret any fit in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Anonymous
Words to live by. With the internet abuzz with words like “clout” and “jawnz,” it’s difficult to tell which way is up when it comes to being fashionable in your mid-to-late 20s and early 30s. You only have so many years to get fits off before you have to start accounting for baby puke on every shirt you own. Therefore, you have to be true to thyself while you still can.
John Duda – noted writer and fashion icon – is no different. Subject to much criticism and critique regarding his sartorial choices, he’s not afraid to show up to a bar wearing a bolo in 2017. Which is why we must dissect his life, fit by fit.
3. August 4, 2017
The unbuttoned faded denim button down. The simple white t-shirt. The retro Michigan State trucker hat. The Shinola Runwell. The Camels. These all add up to what should be a heater of a fit, which it is. Where the Russian judges are taking points off lie in the risks taken. Passé? Not by any means. Conservative? For Duda, undoubtedly.
We can safely assume that he’s pairing some Birkenstocks with some wool socks, but as the old adage goes: if it’s not in the fit pic, was he actually wearing ‘stocks and socks? TBD.
Fit Rating: 7.25/10
2. August 20, 2017
A list of people likely to get this fit off: Freddie Miles, any Kennedy, The Winklevii. Literally all people any one of us would gouge our own eyes out to be compared to.
The untucked Oxford screams, “Yeah, I dressed up, but I also don’t give a fuck about your party.” The non-prescription tortoise glasses coupled with the trademark Shinola Runwell are the accessories that really tie this fit together. While it remains to be seen that these pants are pleated, the photo suggests as much. And as we all know, I’m all in on pleats this season.
While this doesn’t necessarily look like a dude who has good coke on his person, he looks like a dude who knows a guy who can set you up (you know, if that’s your thing). And when you’re getting a prep fit off, that’s pretty much exactly the vibe you want to put out.
Fit Rating: 8.33/10
1. August 11, 2017
As the caption suggests, yes, he may have been roasted by a group of “cool” teens for this outfit. But these days, teenagers only think you’re actually cool if you’re wearing a Supreme shirt while wielding a fidget spinner. They’ll look back on that trash the same way we look back and shudder at our clunky skate shoes.
The Lake Tahoe “No Guts, No Glory” tee-shirt is the statement piece that this fit didn’t just command, but deserved. It doesn’t matter if he’s even been to Tahoe as long as people see the shirt and assume he’s been there. The cuffed British khaki pants paired with the Björn Borg-esque sock/sneaker combo platter is something straight out of The Royal Tenenbaums. And while the shirt tied around the waist is a nice touch, it pales in comparison to the holding of the phone which tells the collective group, “I’m busy – I don’t have time for you.”
Fit Rating: Nine Wave Emojis/10 .