The ‘Old Money Aesthetic’ is a fashion trend for men that incorporates features of old school American preppy fashion and modern looser silhouettes.
Before we get to the actual style, we have to set some prerequisites on who this style works best for and when you should opt for this type of style in terms of setting and season.
This is a style that can work in both warmer weather and the colder seasons. When the weather is warm you would mainly incorporate loose linen shirts, simple chino shorts and pants, clean minimalistic sneakers, etc.
When the weather gets colder, layering will be key. Think puffer vests and cashmere sweaters.
Old Money Hairstyles
The style also works best with clean cut short hairstyles or medium length hairstyles that can both be slick or a bit of “deliberate messiness”.
A classic example of a longer to medium hairstyle is Patrick Bateman’s hair in the movie “American Psycho”.
Here are some other hairstyles that work great with the old money aesthetic:
Old Money Aesthetic Outfits
The outfits for this aesthetic can be broken down into pieces, but really they only work when all the pieces work together. Here I’ll give you a few examples of outfits you can take inspiration from.
How To Look Old Money
Take a good note of the color pallets used in these outfits: the tops are almost always a muted and inoffensive color (eg: white, baby blue) and the bottoms are also neutral colors (white, khaki, etc). The way to look old money is by understated, high quality pieces in synergistic muted colors, with impeccable grooming.
Old Money Aesthetic Clothing Brands
So you’ve got the vibe of the style down. You’ve got the hairstyle, and you have a good idea of how the outfits for this look are supposed to look like, now you just need some brands that offer clothing that is similar to this style. First we’ll start off with some classics:
Ralph Lauren – A staple “Old Money” preppy brand
Lacoste – Another classic brand known for their iconic Polos
Mango – A newer brand that’s always on top of trends
Luca Faloni – Italian – Screams luxury old money. Great linen shirts.
For a lot more similar brands, check out our article on underrated men’s clothing brands.
OId Money Clothing Items
Below are some basic items you should get to pull off the look.
- Cropped Pants
- Linen Shirt (White)
- Linen Shirt (Powder Blue)
- White Leather Sneakers