1. Looks Can Be Deceiving
Left your Bottega shades in a cab? Sat on your last three pairs of Wayfarers and can't stand to crush another $120? Problem solved.
Shirt, $225, by Thom Browne. Tie, $95, by Ralph Lauren Black Label.
2. Steal this Belt
Actually, it's so cheap you don't need to. Work it into a Sticky Fingers homage or wear it as it was intended, with a suit—this leather belt with a steel slide buckle goes with anything.
Jeans, $660, by Doir Homme. Jacket, $2,595, by Dolce & Gabbana.
3. A Little Rat Pack, Very Right-Now
Calvin Klein X, $50
We're not saying that you need a tumbler of scotch in one hand and a Montecristo in the other to pull off this tie. But it wouldn't hurt.
Shirt, $225, by Lorenzini. Suit, $2,650, by Gucci. Pocket Square, by Paul Stuart.
4. The Johnny Cash of Timepieces
The all-black watch shows no signs of going out of style, so consider this Nixon the way to get in the game without dropping twelve large for a blacked-out Bamford Rolex.
Shorts, $215, by Orlebar Brown. Shirt, $68, by J.Crew, Braclet, by Miansai by Michael Andrew Saiger.
5. Straight to the Pros
21 Men, $34
Last year was all about the varsity jacket, but 2011 will be the year of its big-league brother, the baseball jacket. Which we may or may not have mentioned before. In the January issue. On page 60. (But that one cost $1,500.)
T-Shirt, $65, by Spurr. Jeans, $240, by Acne. Watch, by Jaeger-Lecoultre. Sunglasses, by Persol.
6. A Jacket Worth Saluting
Converse One Star at Target, $40
Every man should have a field jacket in his arsenal—specially one that fits like it's been tailored rather than like it was stolen from a napping Vietnam vet.
T-shirt, $160, by Balmain Homme. Chinos, $49, by Dockers. Belt, by Marc Jacobs. Watch, by IWC. Sunglasses, by Mascot. Necklace, by Tiffany & Co
7. Man Jewlery That Doesn't Bling
All Saints, $40
If the whole point of a dog tag is to butch up an outfit, it stands to reason that a little wear (and a foldout bottle opener) will peg the badass meter even more than the shiny versions from Roberto Cavalli or Tiffany.
Polo shirt, $540, by Bottega Veneta.
8. Your Collar Needs a Shrink
Uniqlo +J, $50
Now that you've joined the skinny-tie revolution, invest in a few shrunken-collar shirts. Unless you like the whole tiny-knot-in-a-gaping-hole look.
Tie, $180, by Dior Homme.
9. Nantucket Punk
Imagine if Biff from the yacht club started listening to the Ramones on repeat and you've got the idea behind these black canvas deck shoes.
Cords, $495, by Gucci.
10. The (Not Really) Prada Cardigan
BDG at Urban Outfitters, $39
We're jealous of anyone who can drop $2,000 on a plush Italian-made cardigan. We'd just have a hard time telling it apart from this Urban Outfitters version.
Shirt, $325, by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Tie, $175, by Dolce & Gabbana. Pants, $590, by Dior Homme. Watch, by Omega. Fedora, by Express.