Monday, February 13, 2017

Snowy Soho Style









Snowy Soho Style

This snowy struggle is real. Seriously, I love snow and I’d choose it any time over rain but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s cold and quickly turns to a dirty mess. Exploring in a blizzard sure is fun but only if you’re properly prepared. As much as I love my wool topcoats I knew they wouldn’t be a good choice so I grabbed my trusty long parka. I wanted to stay comfortable so I paired it with a scuba knit sweatshirt and a pair of light wash denim. I know ripped jeans and white kicks might not come to mind when thinking of the perfect blizzard gear but it worked just fine for me. I finished off the look with a few important accessories and hit the streets. I hope you guys like the look. 

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Justin Targia 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Corduroy Blazer & Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses [Featuring EyeBuyDirect]








[Eyeglasses] EyeBuyDirect [Blazer & Pants] Zara [Shirt] Drykorn [Sweater] H&M 
[Hat] Bailey Hats [Shoes] Doucals [Watch] Daniel Wellington

For an outfit that looks pretty simple there is actually quite a bit going on. First off this blazer is stunning. A corduroy cream double breasted blazer! I wouldn’t call it a must have but it’s become a favorite of mine for both casual and suited up looks. Sure I may be wearing paisley printed pants but the whole outfit seemed a bit bland to me. Luckily accessories fixed that problem. I started off with the vintage inspired hat and a few bracelets but something was still missing. I would normally reach for sunglasses but because of this dark NYC weather I knew it was a perfect time to try out my new eyeglasses from EyeBuyDirect. They framed my eyes beautifully and really added that extra something that I thought this outfit needed. Stayed tuned next week for a full review. I hope you like the outfit and thanks for reading!

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Justin Targia 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dark Winter Shades





[Blazer] New England 83 [Pants] Baldessarini [Shirt] Zara [Tie] H&M [Shoes] Clae


I remember when I first started blogging I wrote about wearing bright colors on dark winter days to add a little sunshine and happiness to the world. My stance on this has changed a bit in the last 2 years. I love white and cream especially when worn in the snow but darker colors are meant for winter and there is no use trying to change that. I’ve been wearing black, navy and dark grays much more this winter than in the previous ones and I have realized that they aren’t boring colors at all. In fact because of pattern mixing and endless shades you can have tons of fun with these darker shades. This blazer or any boldly checked blazer is a great piece to have in rotation. It easily works with dark shirts and sweaters and can be a great transitional piece in the spring because of it’s heavy weight. 


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

F For Foulard [Wednesday Menswear Terms]



foulard (n) - a thin, soft material of silk or silk and cotton, typically having a printed pattern 

A foulard is basically a thin silk printed scarf. It’s a form of neckwear that is used to replace a tie or bow tie. I find that they tend to look best tied loosely around ones neck and tucked under a button up shirt. They are often worn casually and are perfect for the hotter summer months when a necktie would just feel too tight. Foulards can of course be incorporated into winter outfits as well but you must layer properly and make sure that the silk is tied tightly around your neck to keep out any wind. How to tie a foulard is a very common question but I think that any simple knot will do. There are no written rules about this and you should do what you think looks best. Pieces like these can be very easily be found at vintage stores and used to add a bit of creativity or color to your outfit.