Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

3 Essential Style Tips to Help You Look Your Best


1. Have a go-to tailor.No guy can have off-the-rack clothes fit perfectly. Find a tailor you like—who will listen to your requests—and keep going back to him. He can keep your sizes on hand for quick fixes and even give you impromptu fashion advice.
2. The right tie is essential.The color, fit, and shape should perfectly complement your look. Start with a tie that complements the dominant color of your suit or shirt. Also, the width of the tie should closely match the width of your lapel.
3. Always dress like someone’s watching.Whether you're headed to brunch with the kids or a night on the town, I feel it's always important to look your best. Sometimes it’s as simple as ironing or steaming your clothes. The attention to detail will show, and you'll feel more confident—even if it's just a T-shirt.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's Autumn and Time to Dress Like a Grownup, Again

A man can get away with more boyish dress in the summer months as the ladies forgive shorts, t-shirts, sandals and such due to the heat. But, we’re post Labor Day now. Not only can you traditionally no longer wear white until Memorial Day, you can’t dress like a grammar school kid or shipwreck survivor anymore.

Autumn and winter offer an opportunity to show off some personal style. The seasons demand you grow your wardrobe up some. As always, the bottom line with men’s fashion — and the women we’re dressing up to attract in the first place — is to show up seeming as though you give a damn what you look like. Consider autumn an opportunity. Rather than weep and moan over the throwback 80s Jams, Crocs and tie dye wife beater you have to pack away burn because the leaves are falling, imagine the looks you can put together from smart to sophisticated to rugged in the Fall.
We’ll go over some autumn fashion tips from head to toe (literally) with ideas on how to evolve your style.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Brands/Designers are Taking their Cues from the Streets

Backpacks. Bomber jackets. Bucket hats.  It's apparent that the Nineties have made a strong comeback -- and with it, a wave of streetwear nostalgia.

Everyone from megabrands such as Nike, Adidas, and Timnberland, to traditional labels such as Brooksbothers and up-and-coming designers like Off-White tapping into its aesthetic.  Its resurgence, both in terms of fashion influence stems from from a variety of factors, including the growing importance of Generation Z consumers; the  boom in activewear as everyday apparel.


So large is the boom, that it is increasingly becoming more and more segmented.  No longer is there one look; instead, streetwear ranges from urban Goths to the skate and surfer market to new-era grunge and lung, and finally, hip-hop.   Because of social media and the Web, all of these underground subcultures are now accessible to the public.

Fashion has always been driven by the streets, but with the web, the impact is seemingly more immediate.  With the web style is "in your face" and the bar to becoming a designer and having access to a large audience is only a few mouse clicks away.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nike Continues to Develop it Knits


Nike knows their way around knitted materials, for the last couple of years the brand has created a hugely popular shoe line with the Flyknit series and that knitted material has become as much of a staple as Nike Air.

The swoosh is taking that knitting expertise into a new version of their N98 jacket with a special edition for the latest Nike F.C. collection for Fall '14. Using similar production methods that are used to create Flyknit, the N98 has a more modern cut, a lower collar, and strategically placed breathability and flexibility where its needed most in the garment.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Balmain Cable-Knited Wool Sweater

For Fall/Winter 2014/15 the House of Balmain brings us this cable-knitted merino wool, overlaid with a large cotton fleece panel on both sides, and punctuated with silver zips at the waist. This classic all black sweater is equal parts parts edgy and luxurious. The design is reminiscent of protective motorcycle leathers – fully in keeping with the French fashion house’s biker aesthetic – although the super soft feel of the materials are anything but tough and rugged.  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Face Saving Moves: Russell Westbrook Launches Westbrook Frames


Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has an explosive presence on the courts, and his unique personal style has generated an equal amount of buzz. Often spotted in vibrant, printed shirts and a pair of lensless glasses, Westbrook’s statement-making “nerdy chic” outfits have inspired other basketball pros to swap out standard suits for clothes with a bit more personality. Coming off of another impressive season (after recovering from knee surgery, he finished the year on a high note by scoring 40 points in a Western Conference Finals game), Westbrook has kept busy this summer by making serious moves in the fashion industry.
Earlier this month, news broke that the 25-year-old California native would be collaborating with Barneys on his Westbrook XO capsule for the retailer, which puts him a step above other stylish ballers (Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, et al.) who occasionally attend fashion shows. Westbrook’s curated collection, which hits stores in July, will include pieces from brands including Jordan, County of Milan, Naked & Famous, and Del Toro. Last week, Westbrook took his first-ever trip to Paris, where he sat front-row at menswear shows including Rick Owens, Comme Des Garçons, and Givenchy, and celebrated his Barneys line with a private dinner hosted by Barneys and Marcelo Burlon on Sunday.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kanye West/Adidas To Release First Sneaker this Summer


Kanye West will release his first pair of sneakers with his new partner, Adidas, sometime this summer, perhaps later this month.

Kanye has reported already designed 20 different sneaker styles with Adidas.


Nike just released the Red Octobers, unexpectedly, less than 2 months ago to much fanfare.
Kanye West and Nike parted ways last year which cleared the way for West to sign with the sneaker giant’s rival, Adidas, in December 2013.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Undefeated 2014 Summer Collection

Undefeated, the street fashion  apparel brand, has released the first drop from its new Summer 2014 collection. In time for the warm days of the year, the brand presents a series of new graphic T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and matching sweat shorts, as well as a few accessories. Most of the release sticks to black, grey and white in terms of colors, with a black tiger camouflage pattern

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Guy's Guide to Swimwear


With Memorial Day coming up, it’s time to start getting ready for pool season. Shorter inseams are picking up in popularity this summer, as well as swimwear that can double up as casual weekend shorts.   

Find a color that’s not in your normal rotation of spring and summer shorts. If your rotation, for example, is dominated by khaki, gray or white, opt instead for a red, yellow or stone pair.
Another tip.
When shopping for swimsuit, finding the right fit is most important. After all, if it doesn’t fit right, it won’t feel right,” Brown says. “Make sure you can stay active, but the fit doesn’t need to be oversized.”
It doesn’t have to be wild or wildly different. But the variety in your wardrobe will keep you wanting to put them on and hit the water.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sole Power!

Men's Footwear Expanding Like Crazy

It is not just your imagination, it seems as though men are having a “Cinderella” moment.

Men’s footwear is becoming one of the fastest-growing categories in an already growing men’s fashion market.

“Shoes are to men what bags are to women,” said one industry observer.   Designers and are taking note too.  Enter brands such as Lavin, Valentino, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Giueseppe and Christian Louboutin into the sneaker market, luxury sneakers, competing for shelf space along side longtime staples Nike and Adidas.

Even Jimmy Choo has introduce a men’s shoe line.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Men are Making a Statement with Socks


Statement socks are a stylish man's best-kept secret; they represent a level of personal care and sartorial interest that deserves nothing but respect. Over-the-top socks are a super-easy way to let your fun side show without over-committing.

Often overlooked, socks are one of the easiest ways to let people know what kind of mood you're in. The fact that you can flash some bold style when you sit down or roll up a cuff is what makes wearing louder socks appealing.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

6 Tips for a Perfect Fit

A good suit consists of 3 things:
  • Quality
  • Fit
  • Functionality
To successfully nail all three points, with an off the rack suit it maybe necessary to have a suit altered. If that's the case, here are six key points to consider: 


1. Choose a tailor
  • Start off researching tailors that usually work with men’s suits, they usually give great advice and know modern techniques to tailoring. Asks well dressed friends who's style you admire who they use for suggestions. 
  • It may be difficult to convey what you want the finished outcome to look like,  you just want it to fit comfortably.  If you are unsure how to explain to exactly what you need, the best thing to do is bring a

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nike LeBron 11 EXT


The introductory Nike LeBron11 EXT reflects the personal taste and sharp sensibilities of King James. Featuring a game royal suede upper with matching laces and tongue, this particular model is clearly better suited for the streets than the court. Additional details include a drop-in Zoom and Lunarlon midsole, gold lace tips, and black leather liner as well as a black outsole. The Nike LeBron 11 EXT “Blue Suede” will be available at select retailers beginning April 10 for $200 USD.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Staying Fresh on a Budget

Most of want to look "fresh", no one deliberately tries to dress like a mess.
Very few of us have an unlimited budget for a wardrobe. For those that do, that's great, this article isn't for you.  This article is for those that need to look "fresh" on a budget.  
Looking fresh on a budget, requires patience.  You want to find the right pieces to add your wardrobe, without settling.
For the look to the right, we picked up the pants to this suit at full price ($30), then later found the jacket, after it was released, a few months later on the clearance rack for $20.  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bow Ties Go Mainstream

You've probably heard that bow ties are back. Truthfully, they've never really left. 
Today, however, the "alternative necktie" is the go-to tie for the look-at-me era of men's style.
These days a guy doesn't have to put on leather pants to get noticed for his type.  In fact, a quick shortcut to racking up style compliments is to how the new bow-tie movement.  

It's preppy--in fact, it's damn near nerdy (in a good way).

Also see: how to tie & fit to be tied.

Friday, March 14, 2014

5 Ways to Transition from Winter to Spring


After a brutal winter like the one we just had, many of us looking forward to the spring.  
Transitioning from spring to summer is as easy as fall to winter – just do more or less of what you’re already doing and you’re set. However, the changeover from the more heavier fabrics to lighter fabrics not only represents a functional switch, but an emotional one – and a man’s clothing should reflect that. Just like the previous transition, there are a few key ideas to making this easier.
Wear Brighter Colors
For most of us, it’s either subconscious or just a result of the clothing that companies design, but our winter gear tends to

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