Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
J. Crew is Developing New Budget-Friendly Label

After a challenging year of struggling sales, product quality concerns, criticism for its heavy-handed promotions, plus major leadership changes and staff cut-backs, J.Crew is hoping to turn things around. Looking to target a more cost-conscious customer, the retailer is developing a lower-priced line that can better compete with the fast-fashion players in the industry.
The new budget-friendly label, J.Crew Mercantile, features updated basics and modern classics for men and women, designed with J.Crew's signature elevated preppy aesthetic, but at prices akin to those you might find at Zara or COS. Think: Breton stripe knits, crisp shirts, and perfectly-worn denim. The selection is currently available exclusively through outlet stores and the Factory website, which is touted as "The Home of J.Crew Mercantile," but the line's first dedicated brick-and-mortar location is scheduled to open in Dallas, Texas in late July.
Style Tips for Larger Guys

We know, at times, it can be hard to be a fashion forward guy who, for whatever reason, who comes man sized.  I'm not talking about the little guys, or the average sized guys who can find whatever they they want at whatever store like Abercrombie and H&M.  This article is for the plus size, or man sized guys, wether they be "big boned" or  carry a few extra pounds. 
With a few tips and tricks you can still look great, no matter your body type.  
Clothes the right size -  try not to use that shirt you love, but does not serve you anymore. The same goes for any piece too tight.  Stay away from huge baggy clothes, they only call greater attention to the obvious.  
Tom Ford Turned His Apple Watch into a Pocket Watch

Tom Ford, the fashion genius and ageless wonder, has reportedly turned his Apple Watch into a pocket watch. Depending on one's perspective, this innovation is either totally awesome or a great way to make a $350 tamagotchi. No word on what this does for the health tracking benefits, but we're guessing it doesn't measure Tom's heart rate all that accurately. And, cool or not, we must ask: If you have to keep your Apple Watch in your pocket, why not just simplify your life and use your phone? You know, the one that's already in your pocket to begin with.  

Is this a new trend in the making or nah?
How to Pick the Right Swimsuit for Your Body

Summer is here in full effect.  And, finding the right swimsuit for your body is hard. Sometimes very hard. Maybe those horizontal stripes are making your frame look wider than it is. Maybe your skinny legs are lost in giant board shorts. Maybe you didn't know that no man's swim trunks should ever fall below his knees, a tragic phenomenon that only makes the wearer look dumpy, short, and clueless.
Givenchy Polo

We saw this on the runway, and we couldn't wait to see it up close.   This unique take on the striped polo, with a chest stripe, make you look like you have a better physique—It’s very masculine, very varsity-athletic, and makes you look like you have a broader chest. This is a little more conversational than wearing a plain black polo shirt.  

The price though is an eye popping $665, available at Mr Porter
Shade: PINE Eyewear

PINE is the "it" eyewear company of the moment. The handmade Japanese brand is different from any other eyewear brand you may check out. It successfully fuses nature with urban influences, all the while embodying Japanese culture to create highly detailed masterpieces.
In addition to making cool eyewear, the PINE also has a clothing line that will rival the most fashionable menswear houses.  

2ft5: Redefining Urban Wear

2ft5 apparel is redefining urban wear by their own standards in an edgy unapologetic way with eye catching gear that is sometimes provocative and sometimes socially conscience.

"We want people to be themselves regardless of who they are and how they live. 2ft5 is all about expression," says Kyle Washington, Creative Director for the 3-year-old brand. 

"Our focus is to traffic pure high quality product that provokes conversation and expression to those who appreciate originality and authenticity," Washington added.
Made In Suede



The classic denim-jacket shape for men gets an upgrade this season in buttery, sumptuous leather and natural tones.  This season several designers --Maison Kitsune, Tom Ford, Michael Bastian, and Saint Laurent-- have updated the jacket in a variety of colors and slight designs.
First Look at Kanye West + Adidas Collaboration

Yesterday afternoon, Kanye West and adidas invited a select group of fashion insiders, media, and other notable industry figures to a clandestine showing of the first-ever collection between the brand and hip-hop artist/designer. The inaugural offering is officially called YEEZY Season 1, and while apparel is the focus of the collaboration, some footwear is to be seen as well. Mr. West seized the moment to formally introduce his adidas Yeezy 750 Boost (the high-top) sneaker, but revealed at this show are two different woven low-tops of the Yeezy Boost sneakers. Release dates for those models have not been set just yet, but the Yeezy 3 will officially release at select stores on Saturday, February 14th (adidas’ reservations are all booked).

Video unveil here.
Strike a New Cord with Corduroy!

If you're looking for a new fall suit that will elevate your style, stave off the cold, preserve the integrity of your savings account, and make girls want to touch your triceps area while gently cooing to themselves, well then, compadres, it's corduroy time. Even though it's warm and sturdy, corduroy is affordable, because it's usually made from humble cotton. It also has those nifty ridges (your tailor calls them wales) that feel crazy-soft and make your look three-dimensional.
Getting the Most Out of Your Sweats

With the advent of the new slimmer more tapered style sweats, men are saying good bye bidding to the old boxy sweatpants that you once settled for in department stores.   Outside of the new styles and tapered cuts, customers are also seeing a change in construction and fabrics as well. The new sweats are coming equipped with heavier weighted materials and high quality stitching, giving customers not only a more stylish look, but a well rounded look as well.

How To Wear
You can now get the most out of your sweats in the following ways:
  • Sweatshirts and pants are always a go to. However, you don’t have to look like are going to the gym if you aren’t. A pair of cashmere sweats and a vintage style crew and sneakers is a great way to pull off the “I may look like I am going to the gym, but I am really just going to an early movie,” look.
  • Say your friends want to grab brunch and you really don’t feel like changing out of your denim shirt, sweats and sneakers. What do you do? Grab a blazer to go with the sweats you already have on. A well fitted blazer always dresses up any look, plus, your friends won’t think you just rolled out of bed.
Alexander Wang Collection for H&M to Hit Stores Nov. 6

Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M, announced last April, is finally hitting stores (and online) on November 6. The designer had the following to say about the collaboration, which is inspired by performance-wear:

“I wanted to create a collection where most of the pieces have been designed from scratch," Wang said. "There are only a couple of items that are updates from past designs. Rather than creating affordable versions of expensive items, I wanted to design true performance pieces that are within the natural price points of sportswear of H&M, so we were able to create the best version of these pieces, through our vocabulary."
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