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

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

Friday, March 7, 2014

Converse Jack Purcell Sneakers 2014

With warmer weather eventually making it’s way across the county, this is the perfect time to start picking out a new pair of sneakers.

One sneaker, or collection, you might consider is the latest Jack Purcell/Converse collaboration for Spring 2014. The collection includes everything from quirky patterns twill/leather combinations. Its a multipurpose collection that features casual sneakers and something that could be worn while dressing up, that every man should own.  Check out the entire collection here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pharrell Williams Collaborates with Uniqlo

Pharrell Williams has partnered with mega retailer Uniqlo just announced on a collaborative collection of limited-edition T-shirts which will be known as i am OTHER. The official launch date isn't 'till April 14th, but they're teasing it out by releasing the first item—a tee that simply states "Think Other"—on the 21st of the month (he's wearing it).

The range of items he will produce for the japanese retailer will include t-shirts and caps for both men and women.

We're sure his t-shirts will make lots of folks "Happy!".

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gucci G-Active Leather Backpack

New for Spring/Summer 2014 Gucci introduces the "G-Active"leather backpack.  The bag features detachable leather backpack straps, presumably, so that it could be carried as a handbag.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tom Ford Fall/Winter 2014/15 Show

Mother nature and old man winter are still wrecking havoc on much of the U.S.A., so its appropriate, kinda, to still linger on and take another look back at the fall/winter 2014/15 shows.  

Don't know how we missed this parka from Tom Ford.  For 2014 fall/winter, Ford stuck to subdued, somber hues.  His collection encompassed both his signature suited options alongside a number of heavy outerwear pieces, like leather biker jackets, wool coats, parkas and bomber jackets.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's All in the Details ...

Details are very important to personal style/fashion.  Besides having a great basic canvas to work with in a wonderful garment, the details can often add the necessary touches to make an outfit stand out. 

For example, this black suit when paired with a red tie, interesting socks, and pocket square change the entire dynamic of the outfit.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

3-Menswear Style Trends for 2014

If you’re like most guys, a new year means a new slate—and style shouldn’t be excluded. But before jumping into the latest craze, remember: Fads come and go. That’s why we’ve pinpointed three trends that are easy to try—and will be around for more than just one season.

For 2014, many designers landed at the intersection of style and sport. They took a modern approach to referencing everything from boxing to football with futuristic fabrics and modern graphics.

Color is king come spring, but your plaid flannel shirt should

Friday, February 14, 2014

Menswear Scarfs Get Really Big

Among the take aways from Fashion Week, giant scarves are in. Can you believe that? The people want giant scarves, man, and by God are we gonna give them to the people. Missoni came straight out of left field with not one but two giant scarves in their Fall 2014 line. This is—of course—a little over two years after Lenny Kravitz was photographed wearing a behemoth of a scarf while just straight up milling around, and he should know about wearing insane clothing because he's in the Hunger Games movies and all that. The guy knows what he's doin'. Here in New York we just saw Michael Bastian promote them, Michael Kors gave 'em the thumbs-up, and Billy Reid

Sunday, February 9, 2014

2(x)ist Adding Activewear

2(x)ist is unveiling its first activewear line this fall.  

This is the first-time the mens underwear and swimwear brand will include ath-leisure pieces that will serve to bridge the gap between active and lounge-wear.  "Expansion into the category is a natural next step for us, and now feels like the right time," said Tom Speight, president & CEO of H. Best Ltd, which owns 2(x)ist.

The collection will include sweatpants, tank tops, hoodies and

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sweatpants Get an Upgrade

Chalk it up to an increasingly casual workplace culture, the rise of the urban freelancer or the advent of the couch-to-dinner weekend wardrobe. Whatever the case, the old-school sweatpant, made modern with a slim cut and more refined fabrics, is now being heralded as the “new khaki.” Luxe versions of the stretch-waist pants are showing up on runways and in presentations in both Europe and New York, where the men’s shows continue this week. For his fall/winter 2014 collection, Michael Kors explained that he blended “New York City polish with the laid-back attitude of California,” and

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fall/Winter 2014 Mens Fashion Weeks Trends

Basketball Inspired looks from Givenchy
F/W 2014-15.
Coming out of the Fall/Winter 2014 mens fashion shows in London, Milan and Paris, big changes seems to be in the air.  Mens fashion has slowly been moving into more experimental territory, with designers no longer content at just churning out variations of the basics – shirts, pants, and outerwear. 

Headwear in the form of traditional caps and hats has long been favored by men everywhere, but this season saw a slew of brands incorporating both head and face gear in some truly innovative ways. Riccardo Tisci covered models’ heads with netting at Givenchy – a literal translation of his basketball-inspired collection, while

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pharrell Williams' Show Stealing Hat

If you caught Sunday night's Grammy Awards you most certainly saw Pharrell Wiliams' crazy "park ranger" style hat, designed by Vivienne Westwood. It left quite the impression on social media. 

It's actually called a "Campaign" hat and has been around since the 1840s, and was actually made the official hat of the US Army in 1911. It's also the go-to uniform hat for US Army sergeantspark rangers, the Canadian Royal Mounted Police,


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