|>> || Gentleman Punk - I like the idea but your application needs work. It's too obvious, lacks depth and I'm really hoping you haven't got either a nerd haircut or some greased up anime kid look going on. |
To me, it's an attitude rather than a style - move away from predictable pieces, your interpretation is too literal. Like what, gentleman = suit, punk = combat boots. 0/10 for effort.
You could pull off a very personal style, but you gotta do your homework. Shape a style, mould the image etc - especially if you are trying to live out the dream of what you want to look like.
IMO - first up, budget. Honestly, judging by your influences and comments here, I think it's important you don't end up looking like another nerd at university who doesn't know how to dress. Make sure you have the $$$ to buy a whole, coherent wardrobe. It's not hard if you just buy the right basics and spend larger on maybe 1 or 2 things. If you don't, the transition can be awkward and half complete - meaning you don't pull off jack shit and STILL look like another nerd at university who doesn't know how to dress.
FIT MUST BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR BODY TYPE - NOTHING TOO TIGHT AND NOTHING TOO BIG EITHER. Trousers should be slim/fitted unless you are fat.
Boots - go for it, get some, I think it's a cool idea, Doc Marten are pretty classic but Timberlands are dope too and also less likely to bring up the whole "mod" association, which to me isn't something you want.
Trousers - get something smart and maybe even current, not "gentleman" fedora bullshit, there is a lot to consider. Some brands do incredibly nice combat trousers that still look like you could wear them with a suit, it depends on budget. Assuming it needs to be cheap, go for dickies workwear trousers, it's classic, has a lot of good brand association and also comes in a range of cuts. It's a little bit classic America so in some ways to me, it has the gentlemanly look without being a suit.
Upper body - Get yourself a bunch of uni qlo shirts for cheap, they come in a range of cuts and materials and as long as you keep it minimal, you will get the desired "gentleman" look. Combo with crewneck / v-neck jumpers for a smart look.
Jackets - Blazers are an option but only if they fit you PROPERLY. I think in the jacket department there is a few options - either a nice waxed parka, M65 or a collared coach jacket would work well - these are all "classic" items and have associations with style too.
Haircut - less is more. The less of an impact and statement you try to make with your hair, the more likely it is to go down well. Don't go crazy trying to pull off slicked back cuts or a ponytail etc. Just keep it subtle, push your hair to one side or something and always keep it hovering around the medium length area. Lean towards cuts if you do have a preference, but if you are just starting out go for something that's smart.
Honestly mate if you walk into a room wearing combats and a suit, people will just think you are weird. Be creative, stay true but most importantly respect aesthetic - don't wear ugly shit man.