Tag: Menswear Trends
The thing with spring is that it isn't summer. While any temperature increase is welcome this time of year, stringing more than a couple warm-weather days together is hard. But rest assured, that first beach weekend is fast approaching, and here are a few tips on what to wear on the sand and in the surf.
Swagger is a state of mind—but a fragile one—and can come crashing down around your feet, literally, when wearing the wrong shoes with a suit. To not get tripped up, go with slim, tied shoes with thin soles. Black leather is a sure bet for blue or grey suits, but dark browns also look sophisticated. Remember, shoes must always be darker than the suit, and never… read more »
“My father used to say, ‘Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.’” Cary Grant
This season, menswear designers from New York, Paris and Milan featured heavy doses of dapper refinement on the runways. Liking the masculine ease of these collections, I was struck by how they could seem new, fresh and unique, yet be clearly born from… read more »
What’s a guy to do come winter? Ski (or snowboard), of course, before heading indoors, lighting the fire and kicking back. The ‘winter cabin’ look—still rugged and relaxed—adds a dose of cozy hearthside style to menswear’s outdoorsy nature trend. Whether hanging slope side at Sundance, Gstaad or Chamonix, or just keeping warm during weekends out and about… read more »
New Year’s Eve—the grand finale of the holiday season—is going to be a big night, and ringing it in with style may just set the tone for the next year. So as the calendar counts down, prepare to look polished and pressed for First Night 2013. Here’s how.
Dapper, dashing cashmere or melton wool topcoats complete a formal look. For a rugged but refined… read more »
Heading out to your third holiday soiree this week? Throw on a tie. A solid color worsted wool tie looks great against plaid and checked shirts. Or maybe go for a striped repp tie under a V-neck sweater or shawl cardigan. Whatever your style, don’t get bogged down with the knot—keep it quick and simple.
Growing up, one of my favorite holiday moments was discovering what was within my Christmas stocking. Alongside staples like Silly Putty and Rubik’s Cubes, I found the unexpected treasures that would shape my boyhood. One year I received a waterproof diving watch—seemingly coincidently just as I had graduated from my guppy swim class. Another year, a sole… read more »
Hibernating is not an option for guys on the go this holiday season, but it is sometimes hard to envision a fun night out when the temperatures are dipping into the teens. So, I say: Be prepared. Here, the three outerwear pieces that will keep you warm, while making sure you get a chance to impress.
Steve McQueen: Always charming. Always sophisticated. Always the renegade
Effortlessly blending leading-man refinement with a man’s-man attitude, screen legend Steve McQueen disarmed audiences during the 1960s both onscreen and off. His natural masculinity and boyish nonchalance made McQueen the antihero of the decade.
1. Every style is not for every one.
2. Don’t confuse fashion for style.
3. Be open minded to the personal style of others.
Mankind has come a long way; but how are our apartments doing? Like those of many 30-something guys, my flat fell to the wayside as I focused on career and life in the city. Freelancing has changed this. I spend more time working from home, and have realized that in order to make this work, my apartment needs to be less of a man cave and more of a dwelling. I’ve… read more »
The clothes, as they say, make the man. This fall, menswear trends reinterpret classic masculine fabrics like flannel, corduroy and tweed into modern trousers, jackets and accessories. Chunky wool is back for crewneck and cardigan sweaters. Mirroring the seasonal change, brooding hues of olive, burgundy, indigo, tan and brown offer refreshing contrast from summer’s… read more »
This black brogue boot. For just about any dude I know, and not just because the brogue is having a moment of sorts. The shoe is the perfect marriage between traditional and updated, both in designer (classic American shoemaker Florsheim has been around for a hundred years; Duckie Brown is one of the coolest menswear labels out there) and design (classic brogue… read more »
This leather jacket from ZILLI. The Lyon-based brand has been turning out some of the finest leather goods, all made in Italy or France, for the last four decades and this jacket is a perfect example of what the label has come to represent: timeless European luxury.
Fashion week has come and gone, but what the whole shebang meant likely has some fellas (and ladies) scratching their heads. Enter Raja, our dear and oh-so stylish men’s buyer, who, after dutifully attending show after show, was somehow able to sum up it all up for us in two words: Layering. And: Color. Some elaboration below.