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

Friday, February 13, 2015

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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

That Coat!


Marcus John looking absolutely flawless wearing Sutterheim Raincoats' Stockholm Karusell coat, available at select retailers and Stutterheim.com beginning January 2015.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ballers with Style: Dwyane Wade

Off the court, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat suits up for philanthropic causes such as his own non-profit, Wade’s World. Pictured here, he opted for a sharp and polished look in a crisp gray suit to handle business.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Getting the Perfect Shirt Fit


If you’re a normal guy, chances are shirts made for “normal guys” don’t fit you as well as they should. (If you’re the type who has the exact proportions for off-the-rack shirts, though, we salute you, your genes, and whatever exercise program you’re following.) The trick of well-dressed men with perfect-fitting shirts has long been to take their button-ups to the tailor to get a few darts sewn into the back, at the very least. But anyone who’s spent much time at a tailor knows those tabs can add up fast. Unfortunately, custom-made shirts aren’t cheap, either.

But if you’re like most of us and off-the-rack shirts don’t give you the “fitted” look you’re after, here are a few suggestions to get the perfect fit.

1.    Use Your Head—Check Your Neck: 
Some guys just buy their shirts in small, medium, or large. No wonder they don't fit so well. You should know your measurements—neck size and arm length—and not just for the sake of it. These 

Monday, November 24, 2014

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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Science Of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear The Same Thing Every Day

Have you ever thought about how much time you likely waste deciding what to wear in the morning? It’s probably made you late to school or work more times than you can count.

We waste so many precious moments concerning ourselves with frivolous details. An outfit will not change the world, it probably won’t even change your day.
This is not to say that fashion isn’t important, as it has an immense impact on culture and, in turn, the direction of society.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Great Places: Smith Commons (DC)



Jerome Bailey's Smith Commons in DC (1245 H St. NE, DC) is one of those cool bars for artists, actors (from the nearby theatre) and Capitol Hill staffers.  A massive structure — three floors plus a deck --- is a great place to grab a drink, listen to great live music, eat or just people watch. 

The second and third floors are billed as the “Public House” and while they have tables for full dinner service, they are most definitely made for drinking.  The hot spot's decor takes inspiration from early-20th-century metalwork factories.The big cushy sofas and banquettes for lounging, make for an eclectic-cool than college hand-me-down chic.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stylish Men will be Wearing "Chalk Stripes" this Fall

Stylish men are dressing down their suits like never before, and no pattern is more suitable for a casual update than chalk stripes, the more audacious cousin to pinstripes. The thicker stripe, often broken up a bit by the natural textures of woven wool, has an earthier feel, which lends itself to pairing with sneakers, chunky sweaters, or even a crewneck sweatshirt.

Overall think of pinstripes: all business, and chalk stripes as all balls.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Andrew Nowell Shows Pops of Color for Spring/Summer '15


One of the bright spots that shone during DC Fashion Week was the menswear line from Andrew Nowell. The designer presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection last Saturday night during the Emerging Designers Showcase held at the Washington Post Conference Center.


Nowell gets his inspiration from the street-wear movement that is so prevalent in what men are wearing these days, combined with the classic tailoring of Saville Row. “Men are no longer dressing like their fathers,” Nowell noted. 


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.

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