Michael Woodcock Does Spring Fashion Right
Feels like it’s warming up here in nofla, and this is a good thing. I know the girls of Gainesville have been dying to peel off a layer of clothing! We come to find out that in winter, flirting is a bit difficult in a bulky coat and even more trying when you’re suffering sleeveless in 30 degree weather. Well, fear no more, my sexy Gainesvillains, for Spring has officially arrived.
I want to see you working it, and working it hard come next week. We all know that sausage casing of an American Apparel dress in the back of your closet is feeling quite neglected. For those of us that didn’t scamper off to mother’s house, there was plenty of style to oogle if you knew where to be. Inspired by this wave of warm weather, some true locals skipped the beach and came out to party for spring break.
Who is this attractive man-giant, you ask? His name is Michael Woodcock, and he is a sweetheart! With a name like that, I see no reason for hostility. What I like about his look is that it’s put together. This is a question you should always ask yourself before you leave the house, “Do I look put together?” I do not care if you wear leaves instead of clothing or if you are in head-to-toe Balenciaga; if you do not look put together, you don’t look good.
Now the reason I say this is because a lot of men attempt this I-play-instruments-and-live-in-Brooklyn look, and most fail miserably. I think the important part of this whole equation is PANTS THAT FIT. I don’t mean tight pants are a no-no, but the man-pants relationship is all about balance. We don’t want to see everything you’re packing, but we would like to see some structure and shape. Baggy is neither structured nor attractive, but it is a shape [not a good one]. Michael’s pants are relatively tight, but he didn’t use Crisco to get himself in them. He also didn’t steal them from his sister. White is even a yes if executed well.
To get a pair of well-fitting jeans, I will always recommend Levi’s! Specifically, men’s 501 or 505 jeans.
His shirt isn’t anything to scream over, but that’s the point. It blends well, fits well, and contributes positively to the overall look. What I will tell you is many short-sleeve button down shirts you typically find in a thrift store or the back of your closet can seem like the wrong way to go because of the sleeves. A trick that allows these shirts to work with this kind of look is cuffing the sleeves twice. This gives you a James Dean appeal, while adding so much to this specific look.
The shoes he’s wearing tie it all together. The socks are not white and bulky, but rather thin and argyle. Yes and yes! These shoes are found in most thrift stores, but the hard part is finding your size and the right toe. Many pairs found for bargain deals have a rounded toe. The slightly pointed toe is more current and cohesive with this look, and I bet if you really try, you can find the right pair for you. These shoes add a pop of color to the look, and let everyone know that at some point this man puts thought into his appearance.
Finally, my favorite part, his hair. It has shine, and it gives you the impression that maybe he just rolls out of bed and it naturally looks this good. A SMALL dab of pomade on clean hair will get you this look quickly, and without much effort.
So the consensus Michael, is you are a darling addition to the fashion in Gainesville. We’ll see you out and about doing it Wet Paint style!
Below are some of the other hot bitches that made it out to party. Photos taken at Lux: MODERN AMUSEMENT.