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

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


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