by Lindsay Silberman
With the highly anticipated release of Brüno on July 10th, one message Sascha Baron Cohen has made clear to audiences is that guys shouldn’t be afraid to embrace the beauty of fashion. And while you swore you would never be the kid who wore flannel pajamas and sweatpants to class, it happened…on more than one occasion. As much as some girls might find this “cute” and “charming,” most can’t deny the affinity they have for a nicely-groomed, well-dressed man. As the menswear Spring 2010 fashion shows are currently upon us in Milan, take it as an opportunity to draw inspiration for your own wardrobe. Don’t be discouraged by the price tags of these designer duds – with a little time commitment, you can effortlessly have champagne style on a beer budget. The looks below and their college-friendly counterparts would undoubtedly make Brüno proud.
If you like the look but are not trying to spend Gucci dollars, try it this way. H&M sells a striped polo for $12.90, tapered pants for $24.90 and a trendy pair of glasses for $6.96
This beige canvas bag by Burberry Prorsum makes it totally acceptable for a guy to carry a man-purse.
Let’s face it: Burberry probably didn’t intend on students using this bag to carry school books. Lucky for you, J.Crew makes a similar tote that’s just as functional and at $68, it won’t break the bank.
The oversized white cardigan by Jil Sander adds comfort and sophistication to any look.
Pick up a strikingly similar one from American Apparel, and pay a strikingly lower price ($42).