Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts

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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Style and Substance: Buchert's Saloon (DC)

Beuchert's Saloon has firmly established itself as a DC institution in the Eastern Market section of DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood.  And, for all your gripes about gentrification and elitism, when you sidle up to Beuchert’s charcuterie board and a perfectly-poured cocktail, well, let’s just say you’ll have nothing to complain about.  It’s exactly the right balance between high class and neighborhood joint, not an easy feat to achieve, but they’ve had over 134 years to dial it in, a frame of time that eases the “hipster” descriptor into

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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

7 Tired and True Summer Hair Styles for Black Men

Like all men, Black men are trying to find sexy and hot looking new hairstyles that they can try this spring and summer that are both low maintenance and will highlight their killer looks. A good hairstyle will highlight aspects of your personality and impress potential mates.  

Here are a few you may want to consider.

Clean and Short
Clean and Short Black Men Haircuts

How To Style: 
  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Brush hair with a boar bristle brush.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Essential Spring Grooming Tips

Spring is here and to go along with your “Spring cleaning” obligations, here are a few steps to make your warmer-weather-grooming-transition easier.
Face & Body
Two things that are a must as temperatures increase: An upgraded moisturizer w/SPF and an exfoliant. An exfoliant helps to keep the extra oil your body produces in warmer climates at bay, and the upgrade in SPF reduces your doctor’s visits!
  • Use a Face Balm w/ at least SPF 15  
  • Use a Facial Moisturizer w/ at least SPF 15  
  • Use a Daily Moisturizer w/ at least SPF 30 
  • Face Scrub  

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lose the Laces, Gain Some Style

The penny loafer has had a fusty reputation, but with so many designers doing giving them a modern streamlined shape; instead of making your feet look stubby,a loafer by Bass or Prada will actually make them look longer. And a black penny loafer takes on the character of any outfit—when you're in a business suit, it's formal; when you're in a polo and jeans, it's casual. Consider it the perfect in-between when you don't feel like putting on a pair of sneakers or dressy lace-ups.

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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This Leather Pencil Case Ain't for School Kids

Carrying pencils has become one degree fancier with the Mahogany Pencil Case. For the artist who cherishes beautiful things, this case embodies luxury and demands instant respect from all around you. A finer container for stationary has yet to be invented. Just observe how the cow hide, oiled and buffed, catches the eye from far away. Sewn with

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

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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