Archive for October, 2015

The Windowpane Blazer: Your New Fall Friend

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This October is proving to be one for the books when it comes to great blazer weather. We’re finally getting the perfect 60-ish degree temps to break out the best…the herringbone, tweed, wool, etc. One staple that is often forgotten amidst the flurry of fall blazer options is the windowpane blazer. We keep things simple and classic by pairing this bad boy back to a great pair of slim selvedge jeans & a suede double monk strap shoe. For the shirt and tie combo, keep the shirt clean and have a little fun with the tie (like Preston did above with the striped option).

GIORGIO ARMANI WINDOWPANE JACKET / ZARA DRESS SHIRT / STRIPED TIE BY ‘THE TIE BAR’ / A.P.C PETIT STANDARD JEAN / ZARA DOUBLE MONK STRAP SHOE / RAYBAN AVIATOR

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Video! Mens Style 101: Where the hell does the t...

We’re excited to show this to you guys! Preston recently teamed up with the guys over at That’s Good Media to bring you answers to some of the mens style conundrums, all in one minute. Up first, Preston has the answer to one of the most-asked questions; where the hell does the tie bar even go?!

Brooklyn Sunday: Belstaff Jackets & Sweater...

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A good crisp, Fall Sunday in New York City is what Manhattanites dream of while sweating out the last humid weeks of August. This past weekend, we had one of those dreamed about days. We took to the streets of Williamsburg to check out the food, the shopping, and the people watching.Our go to for the early days of chilly weather is always a Belstaff roadmaster jacket. This waxed cotton wonder keeps the chill out while being thin enough to layer over this David Beckham for H&M striped sweater. South of the waist we kept things simple with our favorite pair of banged up jeans and a jodhpur boot by Saint Laurent. (Checkout a few pics from the day in Bk below)

BELSTAFF ROADMASTER JACKET / H&M #SELECTEDBYBECKHAMSWEATER / AEO SKINNY FLEX JEAN / URBAN OUTFITTERS LONG SLEEVE TEE / STETSON PREMIERE STRATOLINER HAT / RAYBAN AVIATORS

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Weekend Warrior: Bomber Jackets & Joggers

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Preston Konrad wears jogger pants

Fall street style

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Our weekends are all about coffee, exploring, more coffee & comfortable outfits. Our go-to? A wine colored bomber jacket and a kick-ass pair of jogger pants (yes, we caved). When pairing these two together, opt for street style classics like slim sneakers and graphic crewneck sweatshirts for a laid back look. Try adding a longer length white tee under the sweatshirt like Preston has done above for a perfectly disheveled vibe. Bombs away!

TOPMAN BOMBER JACKET / H&M #SELECTEDBYBECKHAM SWEATSHIRT / H&M JOGGER PANT / GREATS BRAND ROYALE SNEAKER / URBAN OUTFITTERS LONG LENGTH TEE / SPITFIRE CLEAR SUNGLASS

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Double Breasted Blazers Are Fall Perfection

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One of our must have pieces for Fall is a classic double breasted blazer. We opt to keep the look young and cool by pairing with a slim pair of rigid jeans (but don’t go too tight with the denim) and a classic tasseled loafer. For a chic, Italian inspired look we say keep things tonal by staying in the blue family. Try to mix prints and patterns like gingham and polka dots to take this look from banker to boss.

H&M DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET / MACYS BAR III GINGHAM / RALPH LAUREN POLKA DOT TIE / TOPMAN STRETCH DENIM / PAUL EVANS NY LOAFER

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The Cardigan You Need This Fall

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We never thought we would see the day that one of our favorite fall layering pieces hit the big time, and we couldn’t be one bit happier.  Printed, heavy knit cardigans are proving to be a massive home-run for Fall 2015 and we’ve rounded up some of our top picks. The Cowichan sweater (middle above) is a traditional & specific type of knit sweater developed by the Cowichan people of southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia and has been a popular Fall layering choice amongst the fashion set for years.

This year, the Cowichan has entered the mainstream and is joined by a sick array of fair isles, southwestern prints & vivid colors. Not only are these prints perfect for pairing with your classic denim shirts, but a cardigan as thick as this is your go-to for Fall layering. We say try wearing your printed chunky cardigan over or under your favorite denim jacket or with a lightweight vest & denim shirt. Okay – you’re sold, shop our picks below: 

Fall Must Have: Brown Leather Jackets

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We’ll admit it…we have way too many leather (and faux) leather jackets. Our favorite right now? A brown leather jacket. This Fall must have is Autumnal perfection paired with shades of grey and tan, paired back to your favorite pair of mid to dark wash jeans. We also love a hint of western mixed into the look by adding a sick turqoise inlay belt into the mix.

BELSTAFF LEATHER JACKET / MACYS VNECK SWEATER / AEO FLEX SKINNY JEAN / SAINT LAUREN JODPHUR BOOT / SPITFIRE SUNGLASSES

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