Archive for December, 2014

Very Merry

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Photos by George Evan / INSTA: @GeorgeEvanPhoto, TWEET: @TheGeorgeEvan

RALPH LAUREN TARTAN BLAZER / J.CREW DENIM DRESS SHIRT / NORDSTROM BLACK SILK TIE / TOPMAN SKINNY JEAN / RALPH LAUREN COLLIS SLIPPER

We pretty much wait all year to whip out this festive number, with no need to explain why. Keep the look young by pairing back to dark skinnies and a denim dress shirt. Ready, set, holiday.

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Belstaff + Buffalo Check = Monday Vibez

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BELSTAFF ROADMASTER JACKET / ZARA BUFFALO PLAID SCARF / AEO SLIM JEAN / COACH SUEDE BOOT

We opt to brave Westside WInter armed in our British best, with a nod a hint of the good ol’ USA in the accessories. The Belstaff Roadmaster (worn here with a shearling under layer for extra warmth) looks perfectly classic when paired with a suede boot and rugged check scarf. (the waxed finish on this bad boy is flurry and sleet proof, too.)

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Santa Buddy, Slip a Little Something Under the T...

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All of this Christmas shopping we’ve been up to is giving us the urge to splurge on something tiny for ourselves.

Just for fun — and in hopes that one of our generous readers wanted to buy us something — we decided to compile our ‘Grownup Christmas List.’ However, unlike the Kelly Clarkson song, instead of no more lies and wars, we picked out our favorite wish-I-may-wish-I-might luxury items. Sorry we’re not sorry.

Check out our picks after the jump.

(Photo Courtesy of Vianel)

Keep calm and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize...

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It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…with hydrating skin products. The winter months are fast approaching; and with them, chapped faces, dry skin and a mess of other ailments that will have you racing to the dermatologist for expensive creams and lotions.

Get out of the pharmacy skin-care isle & have no fear…we’ve decided to share our secret skin savers that help us fight the winter chill and keep our faces fresh. From toners to creams, we have all your cold-weather skin essentials right here. Our must-haves, after the jump:

Holiday Party Pattern Mix

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Photos by George Evan /  INSTA: @GeorgeEvanPhoto, TWEET: @TheGeorgeEvan

H&M Window Pane Blazer / Uniqlo Dress Shirt / Ralph Lauren Bowtie / J.Crew Ludlow Pant / J.Crew Silk Scarf / Ralph Lauren Silk Slipper (discontinued) / Warby Parker Glasses / Vianel Exotic Skin iPhone case

For the 9,867 Holiday parties on deck this season, we like to mix up patterns and prints for a ‘we don’t take ourselves too seriously..but we kind of do’ look. Make sure to visit your local tailor and get your fit game on point before swinging by the party for champers.

SHOP THE LOOK HERE:

We asked. They told. (and told, and told)

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Let’s get real, unless you’re a mind reader like Mel Gibson in ‘What Women Want,’ you’re likely clueless as to what your girlfriend/sister/mother/BFF wants for the holidays. Join the club. Since we here at WTJ are just about as ill-informed as you, we decided to invest in the help from some of our favorite female bloggers and insta-favs. We asked them to show us what they’re asking their men for this Christmas, just in time for you to step up your gift game.

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Lauren R. – Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  
Instagram: @TheStylevore

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  1. This teeth whitening combo could quite possibly be the most romantic gift a guy can gift his gal.
  2. What gal doesn’t get parched in the middle of the night? Keep this beautiful carafe and glass set bedside to stay hydrated…or put wine in it, whatever.
  3. Help your gal look festive this holiday season with our fav hair accessories.
  4. We are huge fans of this bag line…”Oversized Lady” is so chic and feminine. A must have for your special (over or under) sized lady.
  5. We love this 3D twist on the charm necklace repin’ peace & love.
  6. Ummmm…”shower wine“? yes, please.
  7. Who wouldn’t want to get a box of marshmallows featuring your fav images? Added bonus…you can always make s’mores if you’re not feeling any of the pics.
  8. If you’re a lady and you MUST scrape the ice off your car windows solo you might as well do it in style.

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Wingtip Obsession: The Q Bracelet

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And if you’re still trying to find the perfect gift for that special gal in time for the holidays, she’ll love this design as well. According to James Kernan, CEO of Q Designs, the bracelet is equally as popular in sales with women as it is with men.
Our favorite feature about our new find, you ask?

“We named our company Q Designs because we were inspired by the accessories that Q from James Bond created,” said Kernan. “If you think of it, those accessories are the prefect example of the intersection of design, style and cutting edge technology.”

So not only will you own a fashion-forward charger, but you can also fulfill that childhood dream of being a super-suave British spy. “The name’s Bond, James Bond.”

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You know the drill: You’re running around to meetings all day, answering emails and texts, obsessively checking instagram, and before you know it (and 2 Ubers later), you have to rush off to an appointment across town. That’s when all hell breaks loose, that horrifying notification indicating that you only have 10% battery left shows up – NO, not now, NO.  #iPhoneProblems

Obviously you’re nowhere near an outlet and who knows what happened to that portable charger you bought last month. Never fear. The style experts at WTJ have discovered our new favorite wearable technology piece that will make dying-phone anxiety a thing of the past.

Startup company Q Designs has come up with a sleek, lightweight bracelet that not only looks fashionable, but will also give your phone at 60% battery boost – a.k.a. you’ll never loose your portable charger again because you’ll be wearing it.

The Q Bracelet has the Apple lightning connector (don’t worry non-Apple users, micro USB hubs are on the way) and charges your phone in the same amount of time as a normal outlet. The design comes in four finishes: matte black, polished silver, matte silver and polished gold.

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To pre-order the Q Bracelet at a discounted price and learn more about the product, click here.
For more holiday-giving ideas, check out our
Ultimate Men’s Gift Guide
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— John Soper

Neutral Territory.

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8706591_origPhotos by George Evan /  INSTA: @GeorgeEvanPhoto, TWEET: @TheGeorgeEvan

CLUB MONACO CAMEL TOAP COAT / POLO CHINO SHIRT / UO X FEATHERS TEE / GAP SLIM CORD / TRASK BOOTS

Although we’re not afraid to embrace vibrant color, we’re also huge fans of keeping our wardrobe gears in neutral. We start with a great camel top coat and stay in one lane… opting for creams, tans, and olives for a put together yet casual vibe. Rich leather is your friend with this look, especially with some killer TRASK boots.

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1 Coat, 4 Looks.
We could never have too many coats and jackets. ‘Too many’ does not exist in our vocabulary. And as the winter months drag on, we realize that there’s simply not enough $$ and closet space to hold them all — that being said, we’re big fans of getting some serious mileage out of the classics. To demonstrate, we took to the countryside to give you four looks with one staple piece…the navy peacoat. (We chose this one below by GAP.)Note:  We got all crafty ( weird, right?) and went to our local trimming store to pick up the fresh new buttons on this bad boy…a cheap fix that adds an extra $500-$1,000 look to our threads.
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Shop our peacoat edit (and a few more things) right here: