Monthly Archives: January 2010

I Stand Corrected

Men of Vampire Weekend, not only did you have me a “Horchata”, you had me at “Oxford Comma”.  A salute to my east coast brothers for musical genius and style well done.

East Coast

Men of scholarly pursuits

Prepped simplicity

These Columbia University grads know a thing or 15 on how to keep it preppy, simple, and good. Love the NE vibes. If this look is too much for you, consider it in pieces.

Navy Polo+Brown cords. Make this your standard go to for any occasion.

Preppy simple and good

Next steps

Lacosted

Lacoste, est. 1933, is the French grandfather of prep. You’re probably familiar with the gator and its 80’s iconic status.

[vampire weekend image sources: ACL, the audial mitzvah, tripwire ] [Prep images  Polo, Levi’s, JCrew, Banana Republic] [Lacoste images sweater ,jacket, Boston look ]

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Uncommon:Artwork For Your Mobile + For A Cause

Phone covers from Uncommon “limitless self -expression”..which is definitely legit.

You can purchase these  iPhone +Blackberry covers  from artist in this collection with efforts going to relief in Haiti.

Also check out custom designs from artists around the world.

Or take what the artist create and change it up on your own.

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Get Smart

Last weekend, when LC and I decided to pick up our library cards, we both naturally came dressed in our literary attire; oxfords, cardigans, tights, boots, and black rim glasses. But thats neither here nor there. However being in the atmosphere of the library got me thinking, nothing is more attractive on a guy  than intelligence! Here are some looks that in my opinion that say “hey, knowledge is power”.

Look Smart

1.JCrew Cardigan 2. Art In The Age 3. Urban Outfitters 4. Green Army Twill Jacket

Carry Smart

1. Ben Sherman Messanger 2. A.P.C 3. Shoulder Satchel 4. Brothers Bray and Co. Rucksack

Walk Smart

1.Adidas Samba’s 2.  Asics Brown Ultimate 81 Tweed SMU 3.Bed Stu Quarter Oxford 4. Navigate 7 5. Philppe 2

**Style tip. I always think its really , really, cool when guys where Sambas, Converse, or Classic Vans with slacks/twill/chino pants and oxford shirts. If you work or study in an environment where you can get away with it, take advantage.

For those who would like a gold star!

1-3 are all looks from French based A.P.C.

COOL FIND ALERT- BOOK CITY JACKETS

Read Smart

Shop Book City Jackets for covers for your favorites or guilty pleasure. They have a lot of art to choose from.

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Classics-Jacket.Tee.Denim

Natural progressions over time. The classics never go out of style.

Jacket. Tee. Denim

The 70’s

The Door

The 80’s

The Boss

The 90’s

Hello Lenny

The 00’s

Paolo

[image sources Viva La Basc, RTE 2Fm,181Fm, Clash Music]

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You Can Help

Putting aside all thoughts and cares of men’s fashion, I want to focus on the devestation of Haiti.  The people of Haiti can seem so far away and the situation so overwhelming, but the wonderful thing is there are SO MANY ways to reach out and help.  As Americans we are incredibly blessed that we can bounce back from almost anything on our own.  We must take a minute to reflect on what it must be like to start out with very little and have that very little – utterly destroyed.  Below are some websites and information on how you can donate to aid the people of Haiti. 

pictures www.ft.com

www.worldvision.org

www.paybyweb.com

www.redcross.org

You can also text the word ‘Haiti’ to 90999 and $10 will be donated to The Red Cross’ efforts.

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Marc By Marc Jacobs-Archived

Marc by Marc JacobsArchived 2008 Runway Show

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Dear Male Model,

I like your lifestyle. You can pick me up at 8.

-LB

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Take me Holmes tonight!

So I saw Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. (I’m now going to anything he stars in..what a come back!) and Jude Law.  I was captivated by the story and editing style, but more importantly the wardrobing!!!  We sincerely hope that these styles reflect what is happening and what is to come in the men’s fashion industry.  Even though the characters weren’t EXACTLY dressed like the era suggested, it was a little modernized which makes it easier to translate to today.  The derby hats, ascots, vests, starched military collars, tweeds…oh my!  Plus, all of these things can be worn now.  I know that the retail industry has already sprung with spring, however with the weather conditions of the WHOLE ENTIRE COUNTRY, spring will not spring for another couple of months.  Below are some pictures from the movie and then some examples of how to replicate this style.  Happy shopping!

outerwear and neckties

Who knew a corduroy and a tweed jacket could look so cool?  Also the dapperness of Mr. Law in a tie and the casualness of Mr. Downey in a tie is wonderful.  How many times have we emphasized the wonderful merits of a necktie?

military j acket, newsboy cap, tweed!

Both of these outfits could walk down the street right now!  The military jacket with the cap and the fine tweed suit are wonderful pieces to have for fall and winter.  Below are examples of how to replicate these two pictures in your wardrobe.  Read em’ and weep.

Fossil fedora

If you’re a hat guy, a fedora is a must!

Peacoat

 Such a classic piece! I cannot remember a time that peacoats were not okay to have in your closet.  This is the time to get one too because stores are doing RIDICULOUS sales to get rid of their winter clothes.  That’s right boys..we’ll be posting on spring SOON!

Suiting Vest

 This is a wonderful versatile piece for your closet.  You can dress up like this fellow or make more casual with jeans and a cardigan (or cord jacket!).

Cord Blazer

 This obviously is a different style than the one pictured above but we think this will work better with what you already have.  This color is fabulous and will go with EVERYTHING including that white v neck tee you already own and jeans or the oxford button up with that tie your girlfriend got you for Christmas.

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