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More specifically, Woody Harrelson’s character in White Men Can’t Jump is my summer aesthetic. As a big fan of the movie White Men Can’t Jump, I’m disgusted with myself for not noticing the fits Woody Harrelson is getting off in this movie. This realization came Sunday night while trying to keep the Scaries in check –
This gonna be my summer 18 look folks pic.twitter.com/2mjm1p0si2
— Walton (@WordsOfWalton) April 22, 2018
As you can see in the above, I’ve declared this style my summer look for 2018. Will I be near a basketball court rocking this? No, but that’s because most middle school kids could take me in 1-on-1 hoops. We don’t have to get into that topic right now.
Woody Harrelson’s character claims to dress this way to look like a geek who can’t hoop to hustle players at the local court. But, like most discoveries that have shaped the world around us, I believe he accidently stumbled into a summer aesthetic for the ages.
There’s a lot to dissect here, and I love every part of it. Let’s work from the feet up shall we.
Oversized High Top Nikes
I’m a fan of the oversized shoe look. Can I rock this myself? No. But I feel like as a 5’9 160lb boy-man oversized articles of clothing are probably not the look for me. However, the Nikes add some voltage to the electricity of this fit, and having the kicks untied with the tongue out really adds to the bad boy vibe of this photo. Love it, and I have a pair of Nike Flyknit Trainers that will help give off the same feel.
This is new for me. I used to be a no-show sock boy, but as recently as last week I scooped up a pair of tall Nike dry fit socks and it’s a game changer. I’m officially a tall sock guy through and through. Mainly because I’m extremely self-conscious about my lack of calf muscle, and the tall socks make it look like there’s some actual definition there. Also, if you’re wearing any other sock besides the Nike Dry Fits you’re just an idiot. Am I going further into debt on these socks because they’re irrationally expensive? Yes, but they’re worth it.
Hawaiian (?) Shirt
Don’t want this shirt, need this shirt. What the hell is on this thing? I’m calling it a Hawaiian but it honestly looks like some sort of tie-dye map print, and it’s incredible. This hybrid map/Hawaiian is the Quarterback of the fit. It’s the star of the show. And unlike Joe Flacco, it is without a doubt elite. I’m heading over to manoutfitters.com right now to scoop up some Hawaiians and you should be doing the same.
Graphic Tee and Oversized Long Sleeve Shirt
Our man here is a big fan of layers. Three in total is my count. While I like this look, I don’t think Southeastern summers are going to allow for this many layers. What we should all learn to love unconditionally, though, is this Hawaiian over this t-shirt. A Hawaiian over a t-shirt should be to summer what a flannel over a Henley is for the winter. A staple of your wardrobe.
Backwards Tie-Die Hat
This completes it. Tie-dye hat on backwards really giving off the devil-may-care, bad boy vibe we’re getting here. It’s an aesthetic I’ve always shot for myself. Am I an actual bad boy? Well, it hard to say really. But, yes, yes I am. Gotta have a great backwards cap for your summer look.
From top to bottom this whole outfit is incredible, and is exactly what I’ll be rocking all summer. You can see me getting this fit off left and right on the ‘gram this summer. Will I break my record IG likes from 2 summers ago? Only time will tell.
I’m hyped to be looking just as electric as our boy Billy Hoyle here all summer long. From crawfish boils, outdoor concerts, cookouts, to day drinking on a porch, I don’t know if Summer ’18 is ready for this much electricity..