Wednesday, September 28, 2016

C For Club Tie [Wednesday Menswear Terms]


club tie (n) - a necktie worn by members of a club and bearing the club’s colors, 
usually in stripe or the club emblem. 

Club ties were originally created as a way to prove your membership to an exclusive club or group. The most common ones have a repeating pattern of the clubs emblem but this tradition has started to die and club ties are now mostly found in the fashion world. They have that preppy look that screams Ivy League University. If you’re a student then embrace that look and pair your tie with colored chinos and oxford cloth button downs. If you work in an office setting you can still wear them but because of the rich colors and bold print I would reserve them for the weekends.




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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mango F/W 2016 Tailored Collection


This season's Mango collection focuses on combining tailored classics with more relaxed pieces to create the cool casual suited look that everyone tries so hard to achieve. They use pieces like bold colored sweaters to add unexpected twists or geometric-printed scarves for that 70’s retro look. To see the full lookbook and shop all of these items head over to Mango.com







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Monday, September 26, 2016

White Sneakers With White Pants

[Blazer & Pants] Zara [Shirt] Club Monaco [Tie] Drakes [Pocket Square] Profuomo 

If there’s one thing I love doing it’s experimenting with clothing and right now I’ve been doing it more than ever before. I recently moved back to the states after nearly 5 years of living in Europe and most of my clothes are boxed up waiting to load a cargo ship to the USA. So all I have is 2 suitcases mixed with summer and fall clothes to get me through the next month or two. I’ve found myself styling pieces in ways I never would before. White sneakers and white pants is probably something I wouldn’t have worn 6 months ago and I definitely wouldn’t have thought of pairing it with a blazer and tie but with limited choices I gave the look a try and it turned into a favorite of mine. I’ve actually tried out the combo a few times over the last 2 weeks and thought it’s looked great worn casually as well. So for any one who says they don’t have enough clothes or they are tired of what they have then just spend a few hours in front of the mirror and try on things that you normally wouldn’t. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new go to combo like I did. Thanks for reading.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Denim Jacket Inspiration

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I don’t wear denim jackets that often but with fall approaching I’ve been looking into alternatives for the blazer. It’s definitely a piece I’ll be adding to my wardrobe so I thought I’d share with you some of the inspiration that’s got me wanting to give them a try. First I love how they can be dressed up and pretty much worn in place of a blazer. Sure it’s more casual but it can still look dapper. I also think they look great with wool trousers so they’ll be perfect when the cold weather comes rolling in. For the dressed up look I would stay away from anything too washed and faded. You can add color and pattern with your shirt and tie to really stand out. 


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Denim jackets are mostly associated with street wear but there are some other cool ways to dress down your jacket without going full Kanye. I love the idea of layering an oversized denim jacket over a cotton suit. It sure is a great way to get a few more wears out of your cotton blazers before the temperatures start to really drop. The denim on denim look is something that always seems to be trending and can look great if the colors of denim are contrasting enough. Try mixing a dark blue or black denim jacket with white jeans or go with dark jeans and a light washed jacket. You can have so much fun experimenting with denim jackets so I would consider them a must have this fall.