Monday, June 26, 2017

A Watch For Every Occasion [Lilienthal Berlin]

My watch collection has been growing over the past few months and I’ve discovered that every watch has it’s own purpose. Whether it be because of the color of the band or the complexity of the face itself every watch is unique and works best with a different style of clothing. This particular watch from Lilienthal Berlin was created with inspiration from the urban character of Berlin. If any of you have been to Berlin you would know that while being a beautiful modern city it has a certain amount of grunge and grit that is different from many other places. People do their own things and live by their own set of rules. They dress as they wish and live life to the fullest. 

[Watch] Lilienthal Berlin [Dinner Jacket & Loafers] Zara [Tuxedo Pants] The Kooples [Shirt] Aquascutum 
[Bow Tie] Tom Ford [Pocket Square] Bottega Veneta [Glasses] EyeBuy Direct

Making a watch for such a crowd may seems difficult but the creators at Lilienthal Berlin knew that simplicity is all that was needed to make a watch that is wearable for everyone. Because of the simplistic face and dials it’s one of very few that will work with whichever outfit you ask it to. I really put it to the test here going full formal and found it's the perfect timepiece for the job. But let’s be real here, most days you’re not wearing a tux or even a suit of any kind. Your style may be extremely casual or you might like a pop of color on your wrist and that’s exactly where the beauty of these watches are found. Every watch at Lilienthal Berlin is fully customizable not only with the band but also dial and case color resulting in a the piece that you’ll love and trust.  

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Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Lilienthal Berlin. 
All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Distressed Bit Still Dressed

[Blazer] Iceberg [Jeans & Shoes] Zara [Shirt] Hockerty [Tie] Minimum

Apparently distressed jeans are becoming a favorite of mine. I find myself wearing them more and more especially on days off when I have nowhere important to go. I was originally turned off by distressed denim because of how most influencers wear them. It’s become the norm for guys to wear slim fit ripped jeans with a pair of Yeezys and a Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein logo tee. It’s clean and looks fine but is in noway creative or original to ones-self. I will not criticize other influencers for how they dress but I want to show you other options and let you decide for yourself what direction you wish to go in when it comes to personal style. Here I’m doing my best to dress up these jeans as much as I can. I kept the blazer pretty casual and a knit tie also helps bring down the formality of a tie. I think going with a dress shoe or loafer would be too much so I wore my go to white kicks. If this isn’t a look for you I have a much more casual distressed denim look from last winter and I’m sure that there will be a few more looks coming very soon. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it!

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Justin Targia 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Sock Game [Featuring Cooper & Jin]

Summers are hot, sometimes way to hot to handle. As the temperatures start rising I find myself wearing less and less. Polo shirts and light linen suiting start coming out and I try to shed as many layers as possible with hopes of staying cool. Socks are one of those things that I guarantee will be left off. Showing a little ankle will let in some air and make a stylish statement. You may have noticed that in most of my spring and summer looks I’m going sockless, but it’s actually all an illusion. I pretty much live in no-show socks. They are cut extremely low making them impossible to be seen even when wearing the lowest of loafers. These socks really help stop sweating and any rubbing preventing discomfort of any kind while still achieving that stylish no sock look. My favorites are from Cooper and Jin because they're made from a premium fiber that allows them to breath and they have a high quality silicon grip sewn on the heel preventing slippage. Apart from the standard black and white they also come in some really cool patterns such as camo and anchors. If you're not already rocking the sockless look with no show socks then you're really missing out. See some of Cooper & Jin's collection below or shop them online where they are available for only $12 a pair or $20 for a package of 2. 

Available at Cooper & Jin

Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Cooper & Jin. 
All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tucked In Polo Shirt

[Polo] Alexander McQueen [Pants] Custom [Shoes] G.H. Bass [Bag & Watch] Dappertime 

I’m ending the week with some summer style. I’ve actually been wearing a lot of color lately because warmer days and colorful clothing go hand in hand. Sure I'll continue to wear color but sometimes I feel more comfortable in darker shades and they're easier to style. When I originally put this look together I paired these glen check pants with a black T-shirt. I liked the idea but felt it was just a bit too boring so I ended up switching out the tee for a polo and am much happier with the result. The most important thing to do is to tuck in the shirt. An untucked tee or polo will look sloppy and unstylish but a simple tuck will transform the outfit creating clean lines and will actually make you appear taller. I was going for a city outfit so I went with dark colors but you could wear a colored polo to make it pop even more or go with the classic white pants and blue polo shirt look. It's perfect for any spring or summer day. Thanks for reading!

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Justin Targia