Monday, February 29, 2016

The Statement Camo Blazer

[Blazer] Manuel Ritz [Jeans] Nudie Jeans [Sweater] The Kooples [Scarf] Gucci [Pocket Square] Bottega Veneta 

I don’t know what it is about camo that makes me like it so much. You’ve seen me wear a full camo suit, you’ve seen me in camo printed shirts and now I’m back at it with a wool camo blazer. This piece is special not only because of the print but also because of the rough texture and the very unique rounded patch pockets. I’m wearing it over an all black base. You know this is my favorite thing to do with statement blazers to really let them pop. I decided to go with all brown accessories. So yeah, that means black pants and brown shoes. It may be a fashion sin but no rules will stop me from wearing what I like. Speaking of breaking rules, I’m actually wearing a woman’s hat. It’s just a piece that I found, fell in love with, and had to purchase. Plus I have a fairly small head making hat shopping a bit of a challenge for me. Anyways, I would love to know what you think. Thanks for reading and hope you all have a great week.

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Justin Targia 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jacket Over Suit [Layering Techniques]

It’s already the end of February and even though the days are getting longer, the warm weather has yet to arrive. I find

the end of winter can be the saddest time of the year. Spring collections are popping up in all the shops but it’s just to

cold to wear them. On top of that there seems to be spring related advertisements everywhere. Magazines and

TV commercials all seem to be talking about beaches and sun making these freezing temperatures that much

more depressing. And what about for us clothing lovers out there? 

[Jacker & Blazer] Zara [Pants] Moschino [Shirt] BD Baggies [Tie] Jack Spade 
[Bag] Brics Milano [Sunglasses] Trussardi [Shoes] Mango

I’m the kind of person that never wants to wear the same thing twice. Sure I’ll wear the same pieces but I always try to

style them differently or add a new little touch to make a look special. After a long winter I’m beginning to find my

wardrobe uninspiring. There’s only so many times you can wear an overcoat without getting bored. So for today’s look I

took a piece that I wouldn’t normally wear and wore it in a way which it’s not normally worn. As you can see I'm wearing

a shorter length jacket over a blazer.

 Now the jacket over suit thing is definitely not for everyone and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not my favorite choice

out there. I’d much rather stick to overcoats and actually feel more comfortable and even warmer in them but I thought

I’d try something new to mix things up a bit. The key to making the jacket look work is to find a piece that’s a statement

in itself. This sheepskin piece might be casual but it’s not your run of the mill jacket. If this is the look your going for then

try it with a darker colored jacket. Think black, grey, and navy. Also keep in mind that this combination even when paired

with a tie is meant to be worn casually. 

So what do you think about this pairing? Thanks for reading!

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Justin Targia 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The 3 Most Important Sweater Styles

Sweater talk is so popular in the fall but with spring on the horizon I thought we’d take a quick look at the 3 sweater

styles that I’ve been wearing most this winter. This might also come in handy because with warmer weather (hopefully)

coming you can shed off some layers and use a stylish sweater as your statement piece.

The Turtleneck Sweater

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You know I love them! And if you’re following all the other bloggers out there you’ll know that they're equally crazy about

them. They’re elegant, simple, and stylish and that says a lot considering not too many other clothing items can be

described using those 3 words. Wear them now before it’s time to pack them away for summer.

The Crew Neck Sweater

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This is your 9 to 5 sweater. There’s really not much special about it yet it also seems to look good. Layer a solid version

under a suit jacket for an extra layer of warmth or style a printed one on it’s own for a statement. There’s nothing 

negative to say about the crew neck.

The Cardigan & Knit Blazer

They are not technically a sweater but it’s still knitwear so let’s just make things easy and group them together. The

early spring is a great time to give these chunky cardigans a try. It might even be warm enough to wear them without a

jacket making them the perfect spring blazer. Think tie for a smart look or oxford button up for more relaxed days. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

[Blazer] Zara [Shirt] Dsquared2 [Tie] Drakes [Trousers] Baldessarini [Bag] Dappertime

With Valentine’s Day coming you might find you asking yourself what you can wear to impress that special someone in your life. My advice is to not try too hard. The first thing that you should be thinking about is yourself. Wear something that isn’t out of your comfort zone, something that you feel great in. The more comfortable you are, the more comfortable she will be. If you're comfortable in a tie then wear one. If you’re more of a turtleneck guy then great, go for it. My outfit would be something like this. A double breasted blazer (because they’re my favorite) with a simple white shirt and dark pants. I added the red tie for a little Valentine’s Day touch. Also it will match perfectly with those red roses that you’ll greet her with. What will you be wearing for Valentine’s Day? Thanks for reading.

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Justin Targia 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Best Navy Blazers Under $150

I’ve searched the internet looking for the most affordable navy blazers for you guys. We all know that a navy blazer is

practically the definition of versatile. It goes with everything, can be worn all year long, and is just as dressy as it is

casual. So I set out with the goal to find 6 different pieces under $150 that will last the test of time. Finding inexpensive

blazers was easy but finding pieces that I would recommend was a bit more challenging. So whether it’s a two button

business blazer or a double breasted version, I’ve got you covered. 

Left Side: Mango $109
Right Side: TopMan $110

These first two are your business casual blazers. Wear them on days when a full suit isn't needed but you still want to

 look dapper for a lunch meeting or date. The left blazer from Mango is cut very modern with large patch pockets which

 would look great with some dark denim and an oxford shirt. The blazer on the right from Topman is a little more dressy

 with a high button stance that could be worn with a tie and pair of grey trousers. 

Left Side: Scotch & Soda $125
Right Side: Sisley $96

These next two blazers are much more casual. They have a heavier texture than the first two but still have that certain

level of elegance that all navy blazers have. The first one from Scotch & Soda has unique features such a a silk pocket

square and printed lining. Pair this with your weekend chinos and a rugged pair of boots. On the right is a deconstructed

piece from Sisley. I’d love this blazer with some statement whole trousers. Think plaid or tartan. 

Left Side: Topman $88
Right Side: Topman $112

These two are what I call your going out blazer. They’ll both be great for a night out at an upscale bar or night club or for

a more relax dinner with friends. The left blazer from Topman is a jersey knit which I find looks best with a turtleneck

and jeans. This double breasted blazer on the right, also from Topman, is great if you're looking for something a bit

more special. Wear it with a shirt and tie and you’ll be the best dressed all night. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Distressed Denim With A Blazer

[Blazer] Manuel Ritz [Shirt] Dsquared2 [Jeans] Zara [Sweater] H&M [Sneakers] Adidas 
[Sunglasses] Trussardi [Bracelet] Bottega Veneta

If you’re accustomed to wearing suits or business casual attire then putting on a pair of distressed denim might be somewhat uncomfortable. It could also  bring upon some pretty strange reactions and comments from those who have never seen you so “dressed down” before. If ripped jeans are something your interested in then how about dressing them up a bit. By dressing them up I really mean just wearing a blazer. Sure a tie could be worn but it might be trying a bit too hard plus you’ll have to be really careful with choosing the perfect fabric tie to match those jeans. My favorite thing to do recently is a look similar to this. It all starts with a slim fitting pair of ripped jeans and some clean white sneakers. Up top I tend to go for a button up shirt and some kind of a solid crew neck or turtleneck sweater. To finish the look off and make it slightly less casual I throw on a wool blazer. Because of the solid jeans and sweater you can have a bit more fun with your blazer and go for something printed or heavily textured. So what do you say? Yay or nay or distressed denim? Thanks for reading. 

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Justin Targia

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rainy Winter Essentials

[Trousers] Tailor 4 Less [Shirt] Karl Lagerfeld [Coat] Zara [Tie] Bottega Veneta 
[Umbrella] Ted Baker [Gloves] Calvin Klein

Rainy winter days are the worst. I’ve always said that snow is better than rain . Snow is cleaner, looks better and feels a lot less wet and cold. There’s something about winter rain that makes you never want to leave the house but with a few keys pieces you’ll be able to survive the day. Of course a thick overcoat is a must. Some would argue that a parka is a better choice but an overcoat is the more fashionable option so I’m sticking with it. Try something double breasted because when closed it will keep all that nasty wind out. Keep in mind that an overcoat is much different than a peacoat. Peacoats are very easy to find but not as formal and much shorter in length which may keep you less warm. The second piece that you’ll need is an umbrella. Quality umbrellas can be pricy but it’s an investment worth making. There’s nothing more embarrassing than when your umbrella breaks from the wind on a crowded city street. Get a strong umbrella with a solid wood handle and it will last you years plus it’s a great looking accessory. Did I miss something? What can't you live without on a rainy day? 

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Justin Targia