Tag: Menswear Trends
OK: The cardigan. How, exactly, should a guy go about wearing one?
Cardigans are one of the most versatile style options available to a guy. We like the contrast of wearing a thick bulky cardigan on the outside with a thin t-shirt or light gauge sweater on the inside. Another great option is to match a lightweight cardigan with a classic buttondown shirt. Or… read more »
Todd Snyder does not mess around. Prior to launching his eponymous label in 2011, he spent two decades bouncing from one amazing job to another — outerwear expert at Polo Ralph Lauren, Director of Menswear at the Gap, and finally SVP of men's at J. Crew — so let's just say that his resume is more impressive than ours, and leave it at that. I'd never actually… read more »
The Label: Founded in 2007 by longtime pals Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper, the young New York-centric label prides itself on creating progressive designer menswear. (Rochambeau, in case you were wondering, is French for Rock, Paper, Scissors.) We’re talking fresh takes on those classic pieces in your closet, guys: Impeccably tailored shirting… read more »
A quick look at some of the pieces in MyHabit staffers' shopping carts right about now...
Here's the good news: What you need to buy for fall this year is the same thing you need to buy for fall next year, and the year after, and the year after that. Men's style is a static beast — what looked good in 1960 still looks good today, so killing it on the clothing front does not involve hopping on a bandwagon or buying into whatever menswear trend some… read more »
The sharp tailoring, the sleek silhouettes, this awesome coat: We cannot wait to see what Joseph Altuzarra marches down the runway this Saturday, when his Spring ’14 collection makes its NYFW debut. In the meantime, we will take the designer’s spot-on styling advice below to heart, and pick up a tailored pencil skirt here, a printed blazer there. (All Altuzarra,… read more »
Summer is slowly drawing to a close but that doesn't eliminate some last-minute warm-weather fun. Get your friends together for that final summer Friday, plan a long weekend at the beach, on the lake, or camping upstate. Whatever you choose, make it a launching pad for glorious summer memories.
We’re of the mind that we should probably just photograph MyHabit Senior Buyer Karan in any of the clothes he buys for the site and call it a day, as the clothes will no doubt proceed to sell themselves. Proof? This photograph of Karan right here, snapped between showroom appointments and showing how easy it is to wear jeans in a way that appear both sharp and… read more »
Street style: It's a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, but we can't help but think its original meaning was intended to describe the style of someone like Emmett Shine. Indeed, the subject of today's launch of The Denim Shop rocks a hoodie and sneakers like no other. Here, Shine, founder of downtown creative agency Gin Lane Media, shares a sneak peek into his… read more »
Gentlemen: Wearing jeans should be easy, right? A no-brainer? Agreed. We recruited real guys to show us how they wear denim day in and day out. And then we asked them a few choice questions about themselves, because, while they are real guys, they also happen to have really cool jobs. First up? The purveyor of one of the strongest (and most delicious) cups of joe… read more »
At this point in the summer, the only thing I want to be wearing is a swimsuit and flip flops. It’s too hot for anything else. Unfortunately that won’t fly as office attire, so I’ve come up with a few other ideas on how to beat the heat and look good doing it.
Fact: When on Pinterest, the majority of our pins hightlight sweets (serious chocolate addicts here) or dreamy travel destinations. But oh-so occasionally we diverge, and right now we’re focusing on all things motorcycle. That’s right – that two-wheeled symbol of freedom. That beautiful machine that fulfills your every desire for speed. You get the point, right?… read more »
Oh, how time flies. Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the onslaught of warm weather, and here we are already discussing Father’s Day gift ideas. Nonetheless, time is of the essence – June 16 will be here before we know it. As such, we cornered our head of marketing (and resident men’s editor) Matt and asked him share his top picks for Dads everywhere.… read more »
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.