“Ah,” she cried, “you look so cool.” Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone in space. With an effort she glanced down at the table. “You always look so cool,” she repeated.
Who else wants to always look so cool? Daisy Buchanan thinks Jay Gatsby does, and he manages it so nonchalantly. Emulating his style can’t promise self-made millions, weekend-long champagne-fueled parties every weekend, or the tragic but romantic pursuit of a childhood sweetheart. But those dark shades will create mystique, that double-breasted blazer will provide stature and gravitas, and those Nike Lunar Hyperdunks… well, they’ll give you that all important Highsnobiety look. With the Baz Luhrman-directed adaptation having recently hit theaters, we thought it was about time to give The Great Gatsby a 21st-century spin.
Richard James Unstructured Double-Breasted Blazer
Single-breasted? Nah, it’s time to double up your blazer. This Richard James Unstructured Seersucker Blazer gives weightiness to your outfit without the actual weight. It’s constructed from a breathable cotton blend, and it’s unlined so it’s perfect for all those balmy evenings spent mingling outside at garden parties. Buy it now from MR PORTER.
Gitman Vintage French Chambray Shirt
When the description of this Gitman Vintage shirt includes phrases like “slub cotton” and “relaxed button down collar,” it makes you feel like it would be on the back of the chillest guy around. The kind of guy everyone likes and everyone wants to be, but they’re super elusive and always hard to get hold of – just like Jay Gatsby. You can get this chambray number from Oi Polloi.
Maharishi Summer Shorts
In keeping with a 21st-century vibe, we’re taking what would be tailored trousers to a more seasonal level. These Maharishi shorts feature a nice line-stitched pattern that brings a nice 1920’s vibe to the design. You can pick them up from SOTO.
CAMO Travel Hat
Jay Gatsby wouldn’t be caught dead in any hype streetwear 5-panel. This guy is all about timeless style, even in the 21st century. This felt hat from CAMO fits somewhere between a panama and a trilby, and it can be folded up and bound with the leather strap when you’re taking a weekend road trip up to New York City. Get one now from Need Supply Co.
Nike Lunar Hyperdunks
A modern day shout out to the American Dream, these Nike Lunar Hyperdunks were created especially for Team USA for the London Olympics last year, worn by the one and only basketball don LeBron James. Get your hands on a pair from Snkrs.
RETROSUPERFUTURE Panama Sunglasses
Hide your tired eyes behind these RETROSUPERFUTURE Panama shades, weary from the nonstop partying, the dark secrets of your past and the sleepless, lovelorn nights. You can get hold of a pair from Norse Store.