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Look We Love: Museum Date Outfit for Men

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By Brittany Hammonds | Mar 24 2017

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They say to write from what you know; so, allow me to share a concrete piece of knowledge, guys: A trip to the museum makes for a can’t-miss date.

Consider this cultured courting activity one unsinkable – free or nearly free – icebreaker. Lull in the conversation? “Wow, check out this *quick glance at plaque* early Dali!” Plus, walking from exhibit to exhibit provides the perfect, breezy alternative to a two-hour face-to-face interrogation session that a dinner date at a surprisingly well-lit restaurant can feel like.

Even if your fine art credentials consist solely of reruns of Bob Ross and his fluffy trees, and a family coffee mug painting sesh at Color Me Mine last Christmas, a trip to your local museum shouldn’t feel intimidating. Your date’s not expecting an analysis of post-modern Russian impressionism (unless you told her to, I guess?).

Don’t believe me? Ask Nick Gray, founder of Museum Hack, a private museum tour company that’s blown up in the last few years (we even had him on the pod! Listen here)

“There’s a ton of stuff to comment on while walking around,” he says. Especially at museums that stay open late like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an unconventional guided tour gamifies the experience with a “reverently-irreverent” approach (or, you don’t even have to talk, but can just listen to stories from millennial docents who know more than you etc). Bonus: Almost all museums have a cafe to get food or a cocktail. We suggest the cocktail.

Of course, all this on-the-go art action requires an outfit to keep up with you (and your fast-footed cultural quips). Gray points out, “Museums are a great place for a date…as long as you wear comfortable shoes.” My last museum date involved enthusiastically suggesting we sit silently in the dark and watch a thirty-five minute Bjork film at the MoMa in New York to give my high-heeled feet a break. Co-signed.

Ready to dress to impress while perusing impressionist paintings? We’ve got the outfit for you.

Below, our favorite spring museum date outfit for men:

Jacket: Stussy, $125 | Sweater: J. Crew, $80

Shirt: Rhythm, $80 | Trousers: J. Crew, $80

Socks: Stance, $7 | Sneakers: Buttero Tanino, $390

Watch: Tokyobay, $132 | Card holder: Herschel Supply, $40

Body balm: Aesop, $35 | Shampoo: Sachajuan, $32

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