Not every man wants to be decked out in a power suit or appear freshly dressed in the latest streetwear. There has to be some kind of middle ground, and The Best Dressed Monk, a new menswear shop in affluent Montecito, California offers that option. Inspired by founder Allen Gold’s seven-month long Buddhist retreat, the clothes offer the type of relaxation and comfort that zen masters like Russell Simmons, Phil Jackson and Rick Rubin would definitely feel at home in. We’re talking elegant unfussy jackets, Nehru-collared shirts, soft-textured scarves, tailored tunics and modern yet laid back updates of the Safari Jacket.
The key words here are comfort and style, and this new shop proves that those heights can be attained without ever having to look sloppy or unkempt.
See pictures of the shop in the slideshow above.