Friday, February 27, 2015

50 Shades Of Blue

[Shirt] Scotch & Soda [Sweater] Marni [Blazer] Zara [Jeans] The Kooples 
[Tie] Profuomo [Shoes] Nobrand [Sunglasses] Dior


There are a few things that I’ve completely fallen in love with this winter, all of them being clothing related of course, and white denim is possibly number one on the list. I think it’s so fresh and clean and really brings cheerfulness to those cold days. I would love to wear all white during a snowy day but unfortunately it has yet to snow here in Germany so I guess all the snowy looks from New York bloggers will have to suffice for now. I know I’m wearing white jeans but I just had to name this look 50 shades of blue because this outfit contains so much blue. I even thought about wearing blue shoes but at the very last second changed into these new brown loafers of mine. I guess I just couldn’t wait to take them out of the box. They are from a very cool Portuguese brand thats actually called Nobrand. I first heard about them through another blog and because of the interesting name I had to look them up. I was pleasantly surprised when I found these beautiful loafers. I wore them with red socks to bring a little color to the outfit. I would love to know what you guys think about the look. Have a peaceful and relaxing weekend! 

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Justin Targia 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pitti Uomo Trend 3: Denim Shirts

[Tie] Profuomo [Blazer] Zara [Shirt] Dsquared2 [Trousers] Henry Cotton's 
[Shoes] Mango [Sunglasses] Dior

Often people build an outfit around one specific item. Sometimes that may be a sweater or a pair of sneakers but today my entire look was built around the tie. I really love the pattern and the mix of brown and green hues. I think it looks a little bit vintage but when worn with well tailored pieces it gives off a very modern and sleek appearance. I wore this tie with a denim shirt because like a few of my previous posts, I wanted to show some of the major trends spotted during Pitti Uomo in January. Denim shirts being worn with suits and ties was huge and I really like the young feeling that it creates. What do you guys think about the look? Hope you all have a great day :)

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hotel Palace Berlin

[Jacket] Karl Lagerfeld [Shirt] Burberry [Pants] H&M [Tie] Bottega Veneta [Pocket Square] Bottega Veneta 
[Bracelet] Bottega Veneta [Coat] Baldessarini [Sunglasses] Dior

They say a man's home is his castle but I for one happen to think that we are treated like much more of a king in a hotel than we are at home. The main priority of a hotel is to make their guests feel like royalty and that is why when I was asked to go to berlin I decided to stay at Hotel Palace. The name says it all. This private 5 star hotel is not only listed as one of the worlds leading hotels but it also has an amazing restaurant that has held a Michelin Star since 1997. Upon request they will pick you up at the airport or train station and bring you to the hotel where you are immediately treated as a VIP. The concierge takes your bags and accompanies you to your room where there is champagne waiting. Inside my suite was everything I could ask for. Slippers and bath ropes were laid out neatly and there was ample space to hang all the clothes that a blogger needs. After a long day in the city you can enjoy a hot bath or have room service cater your midnight snacks. Breakfast was also fantastic with a huge selection of hot and cold items as well as and omelet bar. The spa offers great massages and facials that really help you relax. Overall I have to say that this hotel is a fantastic place to stay during your visit to Germanys capital city. Here’s what I wore on one of my days in Berlin and some photos of the hotel. Enjoy

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pitti Uomo Trend 2: Rusty Hues

[Shirt] Patrize Pepe [Cardigan] Rag & Bone [Blazer] Zara [Jeans] Frankie Morello 
[Tie] Bows-N-Ties [Shoes] Ask The Missus [Sunglasses] Dior

If you saw my last post then you’re already familiar with the Pitti Uomo trade show and know that I’m going through a few of the key trends that were worn during the event. Last week I talked about heavy fabrics and showed you an easy way to incorporate them into a sophisticated and elegant outfit. Today I took a more casual approach and am showing you how dark or burnt orange can be worn. Dark orange, often referred to as rust was seen all over the streets in Florence. Sometimes it was simply used as an accent color in accessories such as ties and scarfs and other times it was the main color of the outfit. For my look today I’m wearing a rust colored blazer and paired it with a lighter orange tie. I have actually had this blazer for over a year now and this is the first time that I’m wearing it. This color has never been a favorite of mine but after seeing it being impeccably worn during Pitti I decided to give it a try. What do you guys think about this not so common color?

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Pitti Uomo Trend 1: Heavy Duty Fabrics

[Blazer] Atelier Scotch [Vest] Ralph Lauren [Shirt] Gant [Trousers] Moschino [Tie] Profuomo 
[Bag] Fossil [Shoes] Loake [Sunglasses] Trussardi

If you love mens fashion then you know about Pitti Uomo. For those of you unfamiliar, Pitti Uomo is a mens clothing trade show that takes place 2 times a year in the heart of Florence Italy. It’s where hundreds of brands showcase their newest collections and introduce new trends into the menswear world. During the span of four days the city is filled with menswear bloggers, influencers, and shop owners, all of whom are dressed head to toe in their most stylish outfits. For those of us not lucky enough to visit, we can still enjoy and gain inspiration through the thousands of street style photos. I’ve seen many of them and chosen what I think to be the biggest mens trends that were seen during Pitti Uomo earlier this year. Instead of showing images from other men like many other blogs do I've decided to put the trends into action and wear them in my own way. The first one is all about wearing heavy fabrics. That includes corduroy, tweed, herringbone, and heavy wools as well as thickly woven sweaters such as cable knit and donegal.  As you can see here I’m wearing a very thick wool blazer over an equally thick herringbone vest. To add even more texture and bulk I’m wearing one of my favorite knit ties. Winter may be soon coming to an end but it looks like the cold weather is here to stay so keep those heavy fabrics in rotation. Stayed tuned for my next post featuring another trend spotted on 
the streets of Florence. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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Justin Targia 

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Bit Of Color

[Sweater] Daniele Fiesoli [Trousers] Baldessarini [Coat] Zara [Scarf] Burberry 
[Tie] Altea Milano [Sunglasses] Dior [Shoes] G.H. Bass

In the winter I find myself wearing very little color. Apart from the occasional bright printed tie my winter wardrobe consists mainly of grey, blue, and dark reds and greens. It’s what I’m comfortable in and I think these colors are very winter appropriate so I try to wear them as much as possible. As you can see in this outfit I stayed true to my normal self and wore quite a bit of grey but then went out of my comfort zone with a bright colored sweater. This look is certainly not heavy in details. Instead of adding accessories, I let the clothing speak for itself. If you take a close look you can see dots on my shirt, see through mesh squares on my sweater and an amazing herringbone pattern on my thick wool coat. So I guess you could say the details are in the textures. Thanks for visiting and have a great Monday!

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