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Fur trimmed parkas for when you haven’t seen your last snow storm yet…

Fur trimmed parkas for when you haven’t seen your last snow storm yet…

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During Milan Men’s Fashion Week for the autumn/winter 2014 season, we took to the streets to see what the most stylish show attendees were wearing.

Want everything. Especially that first houndstooth coat.

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suitsupply:

Cover up in style with this blue houndstooth winter coat. 


I forgot how good Suit Supply is… Now I know where my next paycheck is going…

suitsupply:

Cover up in style with this blue houndstooth winter coat

I forgot how good Suit Supply is… Now I know where my next paycheck is going…

(via thesharpgentleman)

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10 simple and clean watches under $100 (and 4 that aren’t)…
I got the top left watch for my brother for Christmas. I thought it wasn’t bad at $200 until I saw my brother returned it out of guilt. It’s a great watch that has won awards and a design brand revived from a long history in engineering. He wanted something that he could wear traveling for the next 6 months without worrying about losing it or being stolen.
So I started looking into alternatives and here they are! They all have that simple clean look with a modern font to the numbers and an austere militaryesque restraint.
The next 3 (left to right) are in the $300-400 range and you can get them from www.endclothing.com (black uniform wares), www.needsupply.com (rose gold and brown uniform wares), and J.Crew (Mougin Piquard). They were alternatives when I was originally looking.
The next two are $25 Casio watches from where else other than American Apparel.
The next 5 are from Target and are about $35.
And the last 3 are from J.Crew.

10 simple and clean watches under $100 (and 4 that aren’t)…

I got the top left watch for my brother for Christmas. I thought it wasn’t bad at $200 until I saw my brother returned it out of guilt. It’s a great watch that has won awards and a design brand revived from a long history in engineering. He wanted something that he could wear traveling for the next 6 months without worrying about losing it or being stolen.

So I started looking into alternatives and here they are! They all have that simple clean look with a modern font to the numbers and an austere militaryesque restraint.

The next 3 (left to right) are in the $300-400 range and you can get them from www.endclothing.com (black uniform wares), www.needsupply.com (rose gold and brown uniform wares), and J.Crew (Mougin Piquard). They were alternatives when I was originally looking.

The next two are $25 Casio watches from where else other than American Apparel.

The next 5 are from Target and are about $35.

And the last 3 are from J.Crew.

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My 2014 good luck charm and resolution reminder - black enamel anchor Miansai leather bracelet. And my first Mr. Porter purchase (they make it special when they pop your cherry)!

My 2014 good luck charm and resolution reminder - black enamel anchor Miansai leather bracelet. And my first Mr. Porter purchase (they make it special when they pop your cherry)!

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Favorite things from 2013 that I’d like to see more of in 2014 (hint hint). And you don’t have to spend a lot to find some sweet gear. Menswear is a thing now. Thanks probably to Tumblr, J.Crew, and several online retailers (like Mr. Porter, East Dane, Gilt, etc.) that have spread the availability of clothes and allowed men to approach getting dressed with a good attitude. Here’s where you can find some of my favs (from right to left and top to bottom):
Chunky cardigans like this one at J.Crew. Sadly sold out, but they have lots of other good options.
Velvet slippers like these Stubbs & Wootton ones from Mr. Porter. They’re everywhere now (and I could be wrong but I think Stubbs & Wootton was largely responsible for their proliferation) and while marketed often for the holidays/NYE, I’d wear them with ripped jeans, a white oxford, and a tweed blazer.
Double breasted overcoats like this Dsquared2 one. You don’t have to drop this much cash for something like this. H&M, Banana, J.Crew, Reiss, and Bonobos all have something like this. But this one sure is pretty.
Barbour jackets like this Bedale one - I mean, basically every prepster you see is wearing one in the winter. It’s a staple.
Printed shirts like this mini-floral pattern from J.Crew. Need Supply Co. also has lots of good options.
Tipped cardigans like this one from H&M. Style is all in the details, right? Well even retailers that don’t ask you to hand over your first-born child get that, which is why these places are really paying attention to simple details that make clothes special.
Double monk straps like these two-tone double strap Alexander McQueen beauties. I feel like this one doesn’t need explanation.
Faux fur trimmed parkas like this red one from Ralph Lauren (currently on sale for $420). These are everywhere, so you can spend anywhere from $50 at H&M to $1,000 at Bloomingdales.
Lug sole boots like these Red Wings. It’ll set you back a couple hundred, but it’s totally worth keeping your feet warm and dry, and you feel real tough stomping around the city. You can also get a decent pair from Timberland and lots of other stores.
Sleek watches like this Uniform Wares one. There’s a lot of elegance in simplicity.
Tough watches like this Shinola one. All-American is back and Detroit really went for it when Shinola opened up a watch and bike line in what was once auto-manufacturing central with a store in Tribeca that sells these puppies for nearly $500 a pop. You can get something similar for less from Timex, which sells pretty much everywhere, including Nordstrom and J.Crew.
Popover shirts like this one from J.Crew. It feels like the end of a day at the beach when you’re done laying out in the sun after a good surf and some volleyball - you just throw it on and you’re ready to jump into your yellow Jeep Wrangler like in all of those teen movies.
Denim jackets like this Levi’s Trucker Jacket from Nordstrom. I’d get it in the light washed one like this or a dark dark wash. I don’t know why there are so many versions of the denim jacket when the original Levi’s one is perfect, but for those of you that like gimmicks, there’s a bunch out there to choose from.
Scarves like this camo one from J.Crew. I’m a big fan of scarves (before I moved into my tiny apartment I had a drawer full) and I’m glad dudes are comfortable enough to rock all kinds of scarves now.
Pocket squares like this one from Drake’s. Without one your suit pocket would be naked.
Square cut board shorts and trunks like these Orlebar Brown ones. Your swim trunks do not need to go below your knees. And they do not need to billow out from your sides. You spent a lot of time at the gym. Show off a little.
Contrasting sole wingtips (but not with the rubber sole) like these Cole Haan ones. I swear Cole Haan makes good shoes. Nike sold it and whoever bought it is returning them to their former glory. And when you wear them out you can bring them back to the store for a complete overhaul (they seriously replace everything but keep the leather you worked so hard to break in) for about $80.
Ombre/tie-dye/dipped shirts like this one from Micah Cohen. I know there’s something that is a little too throw-back 90s about it, but it feels like the beach and what could you possibly have against that???
Patterned pants like these J.Crew ones which are now sold out. They have lots of others like this blackwatch wool one.
Fitted sweatpants like these H&M pair, which you can spend $20 on instead of $100. You don’t need to shell out $100 for sweatpants when everyone makes a trim fit for cheap.

Favorite things from 2013 that I’d like to see more of in 2014 (hint hint). And you don’t have to spend a lot to find some sweet gear. Menswear is a thing now. Thanks probably to Tumblr, J.Crew, and several online retailers (like Mr. Porter, East Dane, Gilt, etc.) that have spread the availability of clothes and allowed men to approach getting dressed with a good attitude. Here’s where you can find some of my favs (from right to left and top to bottom):

Chunky cardigans like this one at J.Crew. Sadly sold out, but they have lots of other good options.

Velvet slippers like these Stubbs & Wootton ones from Mr. Porter. They’re everywhere now (and I could be wrong but I think Stubbs & Wootton was largely responsible for their proliferation) and while marketed often for the holidays/NYE, I’d wear them with ripped jeans, a white oxford, and a tweed blazer.

Double breasted overcoats like this Dsquared2 one. You don’t have to drop this much cash for something like this. H&M, Banana, J.Crew, Reiss, and Bonobos all have something like this. But this one sure is pretty.

Barbour jackets like this Bedale one - I mean, basically every prepster you see is wearing one in the winter. It’s a staple.

Printed shirts like this mini-floral pattern from J.Crew. Need Supply Co. also has lots of good options.

Tipped cardigans like this one from H&M. Style is all in the details, right? Well even retailers that don’t ask you to hand over your first-born child get that, which is why these places are really paying attention to simple details that make clothes special.

Double monk straps like these two-tone double strap Alexander McQueen beauties. I feel like this one doesn’t need explanation.

Faux fur trimmed parkas like this red one from Ralph Lauren (currently on sale for $420). These are everywhere, so you can spend anywhere from $50 at H&M to $1,000 at Bloomingdales.

Lug sole boots like these Red Wings. It’ll set you back a couple hundred, but it’s totally worth keeping your feet warm and dry, and you feel real tough stomping around the city. You can also get a decent pair from Timberland and lots of other stores.

Sleek watches like this Uniform Wares one. There’s a lot of elegance in simplicity.

Tough watches like this Shinola one. All-American is back and Detroit really went for it when Shinola opened up a watch and bike line in what was once auto-manufacturing central with a store in Tribeca that sells these puppies for nearly $500 a pop. You can get something similar for less from Timex, which sells pretty much everywhere, including Nordstrom and J.Crew.

Popover shirts like this one from J.Crew. It feels like the end of a day at the beach when you’re done laying out in the sun after a good surf and some volleyball - you just throw it on and you’re ready to jump into your yellow Jeep Wrangler like in all of those teen movies.

Denim jackets like this Levi’s Trucker Jacket from Nordstrom. I’d get it in the light washed one like this or a dark dark wash. I don’t know why there are so many versions of the denim jacket when the original Levi’s one is perfect, but for those of you that like gimmicks, there’s a bunch out there to choose from.

Scarves like this camo one from J.Crew. I’m a big fan of scarves (before I moved into my tiny apartment I had a drawer full) and I’m glad dudes are comfortable enough to rock all kinds of scarves now.

Pocket squares like this one from Drake’s. Without one your suit pocket would be naked.

Square cut board shorts and trunks like these Orlebar Brown ones. Your swim trunks do not need to go below your knees. And they do not need to billow out from your sides. You spent a lot of time at the gym. Show off a little.

Contrasting sole wingtips (but not with the rubber sole) like these Cole Haan ones. I swear Cole Haan makes good shoes. Nike sold it and whoever bought it is returning them to their former glory. And when you wear them out you can bring them back to the store for a complete overhaul (they seriously replace everything but keep the leather you worked so hard to break in) for about $80.

Ombre/tie-dye/dipped shirts like this one from Micah Cohen. I know there’s something that is a little too throw-back 90s about it, but it feels like the beach and what could you possibly have against that???

Patterned pants like these J.Crew ones which are now sold out. They have lots of others like this blackwatch wool one.

Fitted sweatpants like these H&M pair, which you can spend $20 on instead of $100. You don’t need to shell out $100 for sweatpants when everyone makes a trim fit for cheap.

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For cold rainy days like today, you need a good flannel or tweed suit to keep you warm, a solid trench to shield you from the weather, a sturdy pair of shoes with galoshes so you don’t ruin them or have to sit all day in soggy socks, a nice soft cashmere scarf, and an umbrella keep you dry. This is basically what I’m wearing today.

For cold rainy days like today, you need a good flannel or tweed suit to keep you warm, a solid trench to shield you from the weather, a sturdy pair of shoes with galoshes so you don’t ruin them or have to sit all day in soggy socks, a nice soft cashmere scarf, and an umbrella keep you dry. This is basically what I’m wearing today.

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#WISHLIST
It occurred to me after the holidays were over that there were lots of things I was checking out for my brother’s Christmas present that I also wanted for myself. Top among them were these. (But I ended up getting him a sweet Braun watch because he had a good chukka boot from Clark’s already with a contrasting lug sole and needed a cool watch more.)
Thanks to my daily addiction to Tumblr, I’ve been seeing a ton of things like this. American-made goods are making a real comeback. Things like Red Wing are sprinkled throughout the Midwest in places where they really need them (I saw them last in a whole store full of Red Wing boots in South Dakota) but they are still useful (and attractive) for running out to grab coffee and read the paper at your local hipster coffee shop. I promise your hill-staffer/writer/law-student waiter will be jealous.
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Red Wing Heritage - 1905 “100th Anniversary” Centennial 6” Moc in Horween Leather..

#WISHLIST

It occurred to me after the holidays were over that there were lots of things I was checking out for my brother’s Christmas present that I also wanted for myself. Top among them were these. (But I ended up getting him a sweet Braun watch because he had a good chukka boot from Clark’s already with a contrasting lug sole and needed a cool watch more.)

Thanks to my daily addiction to Tumblr, I’ve been seeing a ton of things like this. American-made goods are making a real comeback. Things like Red Wing are sprinkled throughout the Midwest in places where they really need them (I saw them last in a whole store full of Red Wing boots in South Dakota) but they are still useful (and attractive) for running out to grab coffee and read the paper at your local hipster coffee shop. I promise your hill-staffer/writer/law-student waiter will be jealous.

ouwe-paparazzi-photography:

Red Wing Heritage - 1905 “100th Anniversary” Centennial 6” Moc in Horween Leather..

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New Directions for The New Classics

As my first New Year’s resolution of 2014, I’m renewing my commitment to The New Classics. I’m taking it in a different direction so that I can post more regular content and focus mostly on menswear.

There are lots of great menswear blogs already, but women’s fashion blogs are doing some awesome things like style collages, closet raids, where-to-buy advice, and product roundups that I haven’t seen a lot in menswear. It’s really too bad because, lately, guys are putting a lot more effort into looking good and just need to know where to find stuff. I want to point them in the right direction and offer them some advice. Of course, there are a ton of cool photos of guys who are totally getting it right, so I’ll make sure to share some of the things I find.

As a starter, there are some great sales going on right now. I was in Barney’s Co-op last weekend and the $700 Shipley and Halmos baseball jacket I was coveting back in September is now less than half price and totally affordable at $279 if I didn’t just blow all my savings on Christmas presents. If I can’t have it, someone should.

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Here are some other good sales that I’ve been browsing in the hopes of finding love:

Up to 50% off at Brooks Brothers Semi-Annual Sale

40% off final sale items at J.Crew

Save up to 75% off at Bloomingdales (where in the past I have bought several Theory suits for about $300)

Up to 50% off at Gant. If you go into the store, they sometimes do a storewide 40% off sale at the end of a season but don’t really promote it because I think it’s at the discretion of each store.

Additional 40% off sale items at Cole HaanThese are a great deal for something that is pretty trendy and costs a lot more elsewhere. Also love this bag if you’re in the market for a new briefcase. Basically, another company bought Cole Haan from Nike and is turning it around. I guess they had enough of the technicolor rubber-soled looks-like-a-pump-feels-like-a-sneaker wingtip shoe too.

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B navigating Soho

B navigating Soho

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Sunday funday football and fashion: Laundry day just got cuter.

One last question: What makes the Chicago Bears so great?

Is that a real question? Besides being the home team to the greatest city in the nation - The Superbowl Shuffle, Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, 1985, our dominant D - sick, loyal fans no matter the team’s circumstance, spiked hot chocolate during crisp game days by the lake. Best. I mean, the POTUS backs us up! Bear down!

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Saturday on the Town

As the penultimate post on S, here is a little Q&A we did…

Q: What’s your best piece of clothing and/or pair of shoes and/or accessory and where would you go in/with it? 

A: I mean. My Manolos. And I’d go anywhere, any day in them. Love.

Q: Which designer embodies your style? 

A: Hmm, low / high - Asos / Proenza.

Q: What’s at the top of your wish list?

A: The murdered out black on black PS1 - it’s coming, just give me another month or so. You’ll see…eek!

Q: If I had a superhero power, it would be: 

A: The power to heal or invulnerability.

Q: If I could do anything, it would be:

A: Open my own fitness boutique! 

Q: Favorite movie:

Love Actually. 

Q: Favorite book:

A: Confessions of a Shopaholic - I could read it over and over again and still laugh just as hard as the first time!

Q: Celebrity crush:

A: Blah. I guess Kellan Lutz, Channing Tatum or Hova. Although if I am honest, I’m still not over Brad Pitt circa 1995 or JT circa 2006. They don’t come like that anymore…

Q: Celebrity look alike:

A: Am I not a celebrity?

Q: Where are you “a regular”?

A: The gym, South Moon, LuLu, and Intermix.

Q: What inspires you?

A: I find inspiration in the everyday. People that know defeat, struggle, and loss. Love. A child’s smile. My mom. The elderly who can barely walk but you still see at the grocery store pushing their own cart. People who follow their dreams. Selfless heroes. Angel Stone. Fresh air. Fashion. We are surrounded by so many inspiring things and people every day, it all depends on the lens you choose to view it through. 

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Friday: “Party Perfect”

This is how you do faux fur. And pops of color. And tights as pants.

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Thursday bonus: “OMG Shoes”

The word “shoegasm” comes to mind…

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Thursday: “Closet Crusade”

This is a peek into S’s closet (see earlier posts from this week). As you can see, her closet is brimming with fun clothes, shoes, and bags. Aren’t you jealous?