Dapper Deconstructed | Style Tips from Christopher Millington

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Earlier this month, time-honored American sneaker brand PF Flyers teamed up with menswear giant Todd Snyder to release the Rambler Suede Pack: a range of shoes designed specifically for the modern well-dressed man. As part of their Dapper Deconstructed campaign, we asked a selection of impeccably stylish contemporary gentlemen for some tips on how they make the footwear work for them…

As the beard that launched a thousand clothing campaigns (pretty impressive, given that he was only scouted last year,) Christopher Millington has come to embody everything about the gruff-yet-well-groomed look that’s exploded in men’s fashion in recent years. But even though the 24-year-old Scotsman has only been modelling professionally for a short amount of time, style – as they say – is something you’re born with.

“My number one piece of advice to anyone looking to smarten up their personal style is to keep it simple and wear clothes that fit your personality,” he confides. “The best style choices are effortless and come naturally; if you have to put too much thought into a look then you’re most likely tying too hard.”

Given this emphasis on easygoing understatement, it’s unsurprising to find a pair of shoes like the Todd Snyder x PF Flyers Rambler sneakers fit right into Millington’s wardrobe. “The sleek, monochromatic logo isn’t too flashy, so the shoes do a great job of toning down my look. I always start an outfit with the shoes and finish with a hat, and these are exactly the kind of thing I’d choose for riding my bike around Brooklyn or enjoying an afternoon’s museum hopping.”

As a casual choice that’s comfortable enough for everyday wear while still looking sharp, the Ramblers are the kind of shoe every gent should have at least one pair of. But what about the hat? “I know not everyone can pull off a hat, but a solid fedora can elevate any look,” he says, wrapping up. “Even a basic white tee looks better with something up top!”

Well, it’s not hard if you look like a male model…

Make space in your wardrobe for the Todd Snyder x PF Flyers Rambler Suede Sneakers — You can find them here. And while you’re at it, check out the brand’s Tumblr for more style inspiration.

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