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The Great Gatsby

Gasp! A good man forwarded this link with the following collection of 1920’s inspired fashions.

Introducing The Great Gatsby Collection by Brooks Brothers….<start slow clapping>… for Jay Gatsby everyone.

With that said, the revival of this F.Scott Fitzgerald classic & the new Baz Luhrmann film ,to soon be released, has us anticipating summer suiting. This collection was inspired by costumes from the new film and designed by Catherine Martin. I hope that this summer is just a roaring with a peach color palette and these preppy ties…poor joke, don’t judge.


Pink Stripe Linen Jacket


Shawl Cardigan


Navy Split Tie


Tattersall Vest


White and Brown Spectator Wingtip


Golf Collar Oxford



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Colored Pants Son

Colored Pants, Son

Fellas, I’m here to tell you that you need to rock colored pants.

The ladies have been doing this trend right for a couple of years now, and it’s time for you to step up to the plate.

I bought the red chinos you see below from J. Crew Factory, but if you check any of the quality men’s retailers out there, they’ll have something for you.

If you have had any hesitations with the trend, I’m here to provide three prime situations for the colored pants.

Don’t be discouraged by the rain clouds, the bright pants will look even better under the subdued skies. I suggest a solid pair of rain boots that you can either tuck the pants into or roll up the pants above. A quality rain jacket and your favorite long sleeve shirt should do the trick just fine.

Shoes: Tretorn Skerry Rain Boots Pants: J. Crew Factory Red Chinos Shirt: J. Crew Broken-In Tee Layer: Marmot Rain Jacket

For that perfect fall afternoon with the crisp air, I suggest you pair some variety of a chunky boot with a nice texture. I chose a pair of Sperry’s suede chukka boots, but you can take this look wherever you want. I’m a big advocate of the puffer vest because it gives you a good warm layer, but it doesn’t complete hide whatever great shirt you have on underneath.

Shoes: Sperrys Suede Chukka Boots Pants: J. Crew Factory Red Chinos Shirt: J. Crew Plaid Button-Up Layer: Merona Puffer Vest

While everyone else is stumbling in, make a statement in your Monday morning meeting with your bright pants. A great way to easily dress up the bright pants is to throw on a nice sweater or even a tweed or wool sport coat. White bucks are a great match for many outfits, but they are also perfect for whatever color of pants you decide to wear because they’ll match and compliment the bright color.

Shoes: Fossil White Suede Bucks Pants: J. Crew Factory Red Chinos Shirt: Vintage blue oxford Layer: J. Crew nautical striped sweater

Today’s guest post was written by a style savvy, sports enthused, graphic designer Brian Hodges. His work can be found on his creative site Hodges Creative.
If you like what you see, which we know that you will, he can be contacted at for your creative needs.


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Motherland Krooks

I love this concept, love this site and I’m loving this brand. Slow clap gentlemen.

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M Kente Crew Neck

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Layered Cake


This is like a tiered layering dream. I’m counting 3-4 layers of fall wonder. Only for those who can handle such. (Via Brock’s Imgur)

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Gingham + cuffed pants + blue shoes

Last night I had to snap this quick picture of  Photographer Rocky Garza  at the Rue Magazine launch party hosted at Wisteria. Rocky and his wife Sara are an amazing photography duo based out of Dallas. Check out their work here!


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Team USA Basketball Sartorial Starting Five

The 2012 London Olympics start on Friday. The USA Men’s Basketball squad is favored to win the gold medal. This is not only one of the most impressive collections of athletes in the world, it’s a quite impressive collection of sartorialists.

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All of the members of Team USA are doing their thing in the style game, but these five tower over the crowd. I’ve selected one thing to learn from each of these fashion all-stars and ways to apply that in your wardrobe today.

G Russell Westbrook

Don’t care what other people think (especially those with less fashion sense than you.) Westbrook’s motto for life is “why not?”. I think it’s fair to say that he lives out his motto with his style on and off the court. Westbrook is known for being beautifully reckless when’s he tearing it up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also wears some of the flashiest outfits when he’s not hoopin’. He made one continuous ‘eff you’ statement throughout the 2012 NBA Playoffs with his always showy, sometimes outrageous shirts. If you find something you like, even if you can’t figure out why you like it, rock it with confidence and people are sure to notice.

G Kobe Bryant

Understated makes a statement. As Kobe as aged as a professional, he’s cut out the baggy pants and shirts and traded them in for immaculately tailored suits. Catch him at All-Star Weekend and you won’t see the flashiest guy in the room anymore. You will see a sharp-dressed man nonetheless. Not every event and certainly not every day calls for a flashy ensemble, but no day calls for you to be caught looking sluggish. Pairing together neutrals is one way to keep it low-key while also giving you an opportunity to hit your outfit with a pop of color (bright orange pocket square coming right up.)

G James Harden

Cultivate a unique personal style. Harden has one of the most unique styles of play in today’s game, and he is also one of the most unique dressers in basketball. The signature beard/mohawk combo is only one piece of the puzzle. He kills it when he’s doing the street look, but his affinity for bow-ties also sets him apart from the rest of the league. Look for ways to style yourself that are uniquely you, and you are sure to stand out.

F LeBron James

Fit is important. LeBron weighs in at 6 ft 8 in, 250 lbs., which means very few articles of clothing are going to fall right on his frame. He doesn’t use his unique build as an excuse to look sloppy. He makes sure everything he dons fits sharply. If you find yourself being frustrated with sizing at the local retail outlets, don’t be afraid to follow LeBron’s lead and pick up that coral shirt and let a tailor get his hands on it. If you are wanting to make a statement with a certain article of clothing, make sure it fits perfectly, so when the glances come your way, you’re on point.

F Kevin Durant

Don’t be afraid to bring a new (or forgotten) accessory to your ensemble. KD brought back the backpack in the 2011 NBA Playoffs to tote his iPad and cell phones. It created a buzz throughout the NBA landscape, and of course, Nike followed suit and created a KD backpack to sell. Although Durant has seemingly moved on from the backpack, he rocked the academic look with confidence. If you’ve been looking in storage at an old classic of yours, bring it back into your arsenal on a Friday night when you’re feeling good and see if anyone takes note.

Not only would this 5-man unit look damn good in post-game presser, they would be tough to slow down on the court.

Today’s guest post was written by a style savvy, sports enthused, graphic designer Brian Hodges. His work can be found on his creative site Hodges Creative.
If you like what you see, which we know that you will, he can be contacted at for your creative needs.

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