Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Where to find the best...(khakis).

When it comes to khakis i would suggest going with a nice rich color and a nice fit. J. Crew and Gap both have very nice varieties of khakis that won't break the bank. I would also suggest going with a nice lightweight fit due to the fact that their easier to maneuver in and you can wear them all year round without breaking a sweat or freezing to death. Durability wise, they should also hold out and the good thing is that you won't look like a banker or a camp counselore. When you do decide to look for a pair make sure to stay away from pleats and stick to flat front varieties. Go for a golden brown classic also and if you want to switch it up maybe go for a gray pair. Good luck and be sure to comment.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trendy or Timeless- Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans have been on the scene for a bit and have been worn by hipsters and classic dressers alike. But, the thing about skinny jeans is that you do need to be well....skinny for them to really have any function and for them to not look like a pair of denim spandex. IF you do have the body to pull skinny jeans off it adds to your silhouette instead of bringing out some uncanny features you may want to be hiding while you might out on a date or something. Skinny jeans are perfect when being substituted for formal wear pants. They look very nice with a blazer or a nice shirt and tie combination. I would also like to mention that the dark washes might be the best ones to go for. And remember if you are a skinny jean guy i would suggest going with your size and not sway towards smaller sizes. Lastly, remember to make sure your bulge isn't showing because well, just take my word for it. So, even though it may have potential to be a classic we say trendy.Thanks alot and be sure to comment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Recommendation- V-necks

Be a man and pick up a nice V-neck. Not only is a great addition to your wardrobe, but like many of the items i mention it can be extremely versatile. I, myself own about 10 and wear them all year round whether it be under a blazer with jeans, or just by themselves with khakis. V-necks can be found in various colors and are made by various brands but make sure that you get a nice tailored fit and a color that coordinates well into your wardrobe. However, if you'd maybe like some versatility in the color department i would maybe go with a dark red, deep purple, or moss green, but then again thats just me personally. Whatever you pick, make sure its you and you'll be safe as long as you stay away from the neons and be sure to be cautious of any pastels, they may be a bit harder to pull off. Also, dont be afraid to maybe have some stripes or graphics on your V-neck, just make sure they suit your style and lean more towards the classic. And remember going with labels like BOSS, J. Crew, or Lacoste will defiently give you a good and sturdy design that will definently get you more than justa few compliments.Good luck and be sure to comment.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Where to find...A Nice Pair Of Shorts

I know i know...kinda late for a shorts excert but hell, its never to late for a little casual wear inside your wardrobe. To keep your silhouette nice and neat i would suggest skipping the cargo shorts and going with a nice pair of tailored dress shorts. They can make a nice casual t-shirt look a little more dressy or make a dress shirt a little more casual and a piece like that definently has a place in any wardrobe. Make sure your shorts hit your knee, but if you're bold enough to you can even go a little shorter. Some nice labels to stick to for shorts include Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, and J.Crew. I would suggest going with a khaki, dark blue, black, or gray pair just to keep your options open when it comes to paring them with an outfit. Also, make sure that you get the right size and don't be afraid to wear a belt. Good luck and be sure to comment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Store Review - Service Menswear in Austin, TX

While i was in Austin this afternoon i spent alot of time browsing around at vintage and antique stores while tucked away in the corner i came upon this gem of a place. A small but well equipped store, Service Menswear, has alot to offer us Texans out here. From Jack Spade Briefcases to Casio G-Shock Watches in various colors which definently makes this a great spot to help advance your wardrobe. I would suggest bringing some extra cash just in case you do find that piece you were looking for because in a place like this you can easily get carried away. The atmosphere is modern and friendly and the staff is always willing to help you out. And if they don't have what you are looking for they'll be glad to point you into the right direction. Also be sure to check out the sales that they have going on and be sure to fiest your eyes on their ridiculously cool shoe section. You can find Service Menswear on South Congress Street tucked away right behind By George(a nice boutique to drop your girlfriend off at while you browse).When you see the Neon Sign you are there. Be sure to check it out.Great place, great vibe, and moderate prices....whats not to like? Good luck and be sure to comment.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Trendy or Timeless - Modern Watches

I personally have a very modern classic approach to my wardrobe but, lately i've been seeing alot of modern time pieces making their marks inside the fashion world. Labels like Sieko, Casio, and Nixon are producing very affordable watches in very minimilistic designs and are making a bundle off of the idea. It is a very modern take on such a classic object. I myself have seen many hipsters sporting these types of watches for a bit now and have toke notice. However, i would not approach these designs as trends but more as a diffrent form of art inside the timepiece world. Labels like Cartier, Rolex, and Baume Mercier are the more classic watch makes as these just described are the modern take on today's timepiece. I would suggest getting a model that is of sleek and artistic design and is also a very noticeable or classic color. If done correctly this can add some energy to your outfit. We label the Modern Watch a Trend, but in time (pun not intended) it may turn out to be a classic. Good luck, and be sure to comment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recommendation- Adidas Samba Classic

I bought my first pair on kind of a whim and i was looking for good affordable black sneakers. So there i was staring at them at my local sports goods store and realized just how underrated these sneakers were. I got them for $40 dollars full price and i have worn them off and on for a good 2 months now and i am beyond satisfied. These are Classic, Slick, Versatile, and beyond all Affordable. They can as easily work into a suit as they do a tee-shirt and jeans and can make you look modern and stylish all in the same step. Adidas is also a very trustworthy brand, a kind of granddad for the sneaker labels coming out left and right these days so its really hard to go wrong. I would suggest buying at a local sportsgood store, usually because their prices aren't marked up for any misc. style aspect. So go out buy yourself a pair and tell me why you can't live without them. Ill be waiting. And don't forget to comment. Good luck.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Label Review - Jil Sander

Honestly, the first time i saw a Jil Sander i was blown away. It just looked so simple and elegant. However, it felt so innovative. Alot of the pieces i've seen are so classic but in a new creative way. I myself have only admired these pieces so far but i do look forward to making a purchase sometime soon. Jil Sander doesn't come too cheap but i'm more than positive that they will have more than staying power inside of your own personal wardrobe. Jil Sander is also a new line which has just recently came out in the past couple of years. Supporting Fashions is how you get even better fashion. And maybe you'll be able to tell your kids about it. Jil Sander is definently my favorite label right now i think it definently is worth the investment.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Where to find...A Nice Tie Clip

Tie Clips are made by all types of designers and can be found in various places. Antique and Resale stores probably have the most affordable versions but may also have wacky versions of the tie clip. However if you do find an affordable solid silver or gold tie clip i would grab it as soon as possible. The tie clip not only keeps your tie close to your shirt but also adds some extra flare to your outfit. A statement can be made very subtly and easily with the perfect tie clip. Burberry, J. Crew, and Tom Ford make great versions of the tie clip but may be much more costly compared to a resale store. However, if you would like to make such a purchase make sure its a tie clip you can wear all year round. A nice rectangular version will be fashionable for many years to come. Good luck and be sure to comment.