Having spent former days working as a bouncer in some of New York’s trendiest and most exclusive clubs, Vin Diesel has been witness to a wide range of fashions and styles. Excluding the occasional foray into unconventional dress, such as a fur coat to a film premiere and a leather kilt and knee-high boots to music awards show; Diesel’s personal style is straightforward and unpretentious. Opting most of the time for white or black muscle shirts, tanks, t-shirts, and long-sleeved knit or button-down tops, paired with black slacks or faded jeans, Diesel’s clothing choices are rarely eccentric or attention grabbing. Even when dressing up for a formal event, he seldom finishes an ensemble with a tie, preferring instead to leave the top button or two open. Perhaps Vin wants his clothing merely to outline and complement his ripped, muscle-bound body rather than steal attention from it. Can you blame him?
To fuel up your own wardrobe, stick with the classics in flattering, form-fitting cuts and matte, understated fabrics and tones. Try a more casual look without the tie, accessorizing instead with a simple silver ring or watch made up of hard angles, such as linked rectangles. Incorporate subtle texture, such as ribbing, to add subtle sophistication. A leather jacket in black and dark shades can ramp up the sex appeal on a basic white t-shirt and jeans number. Try mahogany leather for a dressier look or silver shades for a modern and masculine edge. For formal occasions, go with head-to-toe black, shirt included. Consider a short haircut or buzz cut to streamline your style and reduce it down to a more minimalist one. Just as crude oil is refined to diesel fuel, so can you purify your style for maximum efficiency.
To channel the Vin vibe fully, you might have to hit the gym. If that’s not in your plans, identify your best features and highlight them. Nice biceps? Wear short-sleeved fitted t-shirts that show them off. Broad span of shoulders? Accentuate the size with light-colored, cut-to-fit shirts that cling. Cut abs and tight butt? Choose pants that fit close, and draw the eye down with a silver-trimmed belt. In a white and black ensemble, concentrate the white on the best half, top or bottom. Men’s hands are always sexy, so an elegant geometric ring is a great choice. The main idea here is to wear the clothes, not let them wear you. Keep your style simple and let the real you shine through.