Nick Wooster rocks AN IVY during Pitti Uomo
American Nick Wooster is one of the fashion world’s greatest legends and style-icons, and during the fashion week in Florence called Pitti Uomo, Mr. Wooster delivered a killer look wearing the bowling shirt from our summer collection.
Text: Alexander Gram
Photo: Alessandro Michaelazzi
y passion for menswear really began to sprout alongside the rise of streetstyle as a phenomenon back in the late 00’s and early 10’s. Nick Wooster has in many ways defined the genre for me. With his unique – and always experimental style - which has evolved a lot over the past decade, Wooster has always been the man I have had my eyes on when scrolling through the streetstyle galleries on Vogue, GQ and all the other medias.
M y passion for menswear really began to sprout alongside the rise of streetstyle as a phenomenon back in the late 00’s and early 10’s. Nick Wooster has in many ways defined the genre for me. With his unique – and always experimental style - which has evolved a lot over the past decade, Wooster has always been the man I have had my eyes on when scrolling through the streetstyle galleries on Vogue, GQ and all the other medias.
Nick Wooster can something that no one else can when it comes to putting looks together. They always seem progressive, but at the same time he mixes formal and classic elements from the men’s wardrobe. In the early days of streetstyle, he was the main source of the whole #menswar wave. Here he was typically dressed in blunt suits, button-down shirts and ties – most often from Thom Browne – when Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton and other streetstyle photographers immortalized his trendsetting looks.
In recent years, sharp colors, unique patchworks, and designs from – especially – Japanese and Korean brands, as well as his collab with Paul & Shark have shaped his personal style, and it has cemented in many ways that Wooster’s interpretation of the men’s wardrobe never stands still.
And I got a pleasant surprise when I got a greeting from Nick Wooster in my DM on Instagram the other day. After more than a year with digital fashion weeks, the physical fashion weeks are slowly rolling again around Europe, and under Pitti Uomo in Florence, Nick Wooster rocked a hot look at Fortezza da Basso, where he was wearing the white bowling shirt from our summer collection.
He paired the shirt together with a pair of crazy patchwork shorts, which I suspect are from Sacai. While a pair of Berluti leather shoes and gray socks was on the feet. A look that in many ways encapsulates his experimental approach to the men’s wardrobe. But it is also a look that you easily can be inspired by: Wear the bowling shirt with a pair of more toned-down shorts with good width and a pair of chunky leather soles, and you have yourself a Woostgod-approved look.
Although Wooster’s progressive approach to the men’s wardrobe can have mixed opinions, in my view he is still one of the world’s best dressed men – he is always full of creative takes on how to dress. And that’s why we also got a little extra proud when we saw him dressed in AN IVY.
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