New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery commands attention not only for his intense ice skills, but also for his sharp dress code, which he astutely knows how to interpret, depending on the occasion.
Avery says he is so “ridiculously into fashion” that he interned at Vogue. But just because he worked at a leading fashion magazine doesn’t mean his style is out of reach. One of his go-to looks is disarmingly simple. “I love wearing sneakers with jeans,” he writes in his askmen.com style column. Just be sure to wear the right kind of shoes, he warns, or “you may as well write ‘banker’ on your forehead.”
The outfit below reflects Avery’s sense of fashion: simple but effective:
Why it works: Respectable but not stale looking
Dark-rinse jeans upgrade the look, conveying a clean and casually dressed-up appearance. The short-sleeved dress shirt keeps it fresh but avoids a boring business look. And the sneaks add a trendy touch. Avery’s tip: “Keep your sneakers clean and have them match a piece of your outfit. If you have a white dress shirt on, try not to wear a red shoe. If you wear a black shirt, don’t wear a white sneaker.”
Wear it now: Short-Sleeve Wrinkle-Resistant Multistripe Shirt, $46.50, nautica.com; 1969 Standard Fit Jean, $60, gap.com; Rounded Buckle Leather Belt, $40, express.com; Chelsea Plaid 106 Vulcanized Shoes, $60, vans.comWhere to rock it: Post-game gatherings; summer parties
Sources: askmen.com, abcnews.com