Street Style Report: Five Striking Men's Looks for Spring
Clean, crisp and full of color–see what the incredibly chic Saagar Patel is mixing up for this unusually warm weather.
What he wore: Shirt by Penny Stock, purchased from Cary Lane; Printed tie by BDG, purchased from Urban Outfitters; Vintage tie bar, purchased from Whistlestop Antiques in Santa Rosa; Oliver Peoples sunglasses, purchased from Neiman Marcus; Zara bracelets; Penguin shorts, purchased from Nordstrom; Bronx orange suede loafers, purchased from Cary Lane; Haircut by Eron Matott at Eliot James Salon.
Saagar's style philosophy: Pop. Of. Color.
What he wore: Hugo Boss shirt, purchased from Bloomingdale's; Zara jacket and belt; Club Monaco pants; Oliver Peoples sunglasses and Prada loafers, purchased from Neiman Marcus.
"I love a good Manhattan," said Saagar. "Must have brandied cherries and Vya vermouth...and it's a fun twist to use cardamom bitters."
What he wore: Bottega Veneta short sleeve shirt; Hawkings McGill pants, purchased from Urban Outfitters; Philip Stein watch and Prada lace-up shoes, purchased from Neiman Marcus.
Saagar's style tip: Drinking lots of water, exfoliation and exercise helps the skin glow from within. Pair that with a cosmetic color–like a neon coral shirt and you will literally blind people with your radiance.
What he wore: Shirt by Shades of Grey, purchased from Industrial Denim; Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, purchased from Neiman Marcus; Hawkings McGill shorts, purchased from Urban Outfitters; Suede contrast lace shoes by 1901, purchased from Nordstrom.
"I love to cook," said Saagar. "My signature dish is an Indian curry consisting of roasted cauliflower, potatoes and peas called Aloo Gobi."
What he wore: Marc Jacobs t-shirt; Banana Republic cardigan; Levi's denim jacket; Pants from Bonobos; Creative Recreation shoes, purchased from Nordstrom.
Seven Questions for Saagar:
1. How much time do you spend getting pretty?
I've tailored my routine down to one hour in the morning–and that includes coffee making and packing lunch. Boom!
2. What's sexy?
People who can cook, bake or make exceptional cocktails–or any combination of those three. Also, Crossfit is sexy.
3. Which SF hood is the most stylish?
Polk Gulch–just kidding. I would say the most stylish neighborhood is Pac Heights. It's the crossroads of gorgeous interior spaces, overflowing wallets and large Sunday hats with gigantic bows. What's not to love?
4. What products do you swear by?
Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream, Crest Glamorous White Pre-brush Rinse, Shu Uemura Phyto Black Lift, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub.
5. What would you never been caught dead in?
A sweater cape.
6. What's your signature scent?
"Oud" by Maison Francisco Kurkdjian, "Oud Wood" by Tom Ford, "Pomegranate Noir" by Jo Malone and "Lime Basil & Mandarin" also by Jo Malone.
7. What's your SF Top 5?
-Aziza- A Moroccan restaurant with exceptional food and cocktails. My bridal drink–a cocktail of vodka, rhubarb, vanilla and rose–was created here.
-Ocean Beach for bonfires, s'mores and cloudy, grey, moody, romantic picnics.
-La Taqueria at 25th and Mission. This is hands-down the best taqueria in the world. Their vegetarian fully loaded tacos will change your life. Their house-made salsa verde elevates everything to another level.
-Universal Cafe, one of my favorite brunch spots of all time.
-Shalimar, delicious, grubby, cheap Indian food.
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.