2016’s modern man squeezes a seriously broad portfolio of life-experience into a single day. We gym. We date. We work. We socialize. And thanks to technology, we do these things in a manner totally unimaginable to our forebears: we conference call during Crossfit, Tinder as we take lunch, and close deals over coffee. Work vs. life? Forget it. Today that dialectic – and the impossible quest for ‘balance’ – is old news. Whether at home or on the road, we live integrated, everything-at-once lives. And it makes them richer.
But modern life comes with its own unique demands. Because we can do anything, we need to be dressed for it too. The old cast-iron categories of masculine attire have rusted into irrelevance. Dressing for dinner? For real?
Clothes that are fit for purpose in 2016 need to have three key attributes; they need to be appropriate, they need to be stylish, and they need to be versatile. The last one is the clincher. Versatility. To get the most out of life we need clothes that are as versatile as we are.
That’s why GQ, in partnership with Kit and Ace, has recruited three exemplary men of our time to help muster six handy guidelines to effort-free all-day dressing. So let’s get to it.