Archive for March, 2016

Trending: Tropical Prints

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While it not not really be warm enough to wear this trend just yet (let’s be honest, it’s Spring but we’re still waking up to 37 degree mornings here in Manhattan) the tropical trend is going to be massive this Spring/Summer, and you should be keeping your eye out for key pieces to grab. Thanks in part to the SS16 Saint Laurent show for the palm print overload, we’re seeing these kick-ass florals and tropical prints from just about every major retailer from the H&M’s to the Mr. Porters.  We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch from what’s available right now (and most of these won’t make a dent in your checking account). Oh…and for you Coachella goers & Spring breakers? You’re welcome.


You Need Now: Nautical Stripes

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Nautical Stripes, for Spring…groundbreaking. In all seriousness, the reason these bad boys keep showing up year after year is because you need to get yourself one. We’re talking about sweaters with nautical stripes. Consider this one of the most versatile pieces to have in your Spring/Summer wardrobe. Layer over a denim shirt and pair with navy chinos for an early Spring look, and when warmer weather rolls around, lose the denim shirt and swap the chinos for an above the knee chino short.

TOMMY HILFIGER SWEATER / H&M DENIM SHIRT / GAP SKINNY CHINOS / VANS SLIP ONS / RAY BAN AVIATORS

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The GQ Spring Style Report: Belvest Suiting

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 10.44.56 AMWe we’re excited to team up with GQ and storied Italian suiting company, Belvest for the GQ Spring 2016 Style Report. Preston took to the streets of NYC and the desert oasis of Palm Springs to style the looks, each in their own unique way – perfect for Spring / Summer 2016. Check out the looks, after the jump. For more information on Belvest, click here. To read the full GQ Spring Style Report, click here. 

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Give Your Navy Suit A Spring Refresh

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With Spring officially showing up to the party (once we get through this random 24 hour snow sitch that is currently happening), it’s time to start thinking about giving your navy suit a bit of a refresh for Spring. While we are always advocates of investing in new staples like suiting, we say hold off for a bit and update the pieces worn with your suit. Swap your crisp white and blue shirting for shades of pink and yellow. With neckwear, have a little fun. Go for a throwback club tie (with the old school crests and shields, like Preston is wearing here) and try mixing gingham with stripes. Trust us, it will work. As for the bottom half, we’re expecting to see temps above 60 which means no socks in our book.

H&M NAVY SUIT / J.CREW CROSBY DRESS SHIRT/ POLO RALPH LAUREN TIE / JOHNSTON & MURPHY PENNY LOAFER / SILVER TIE BAR – THETIEBAR.COM

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How To Style Spring Layers

preston konrad wearing a cool spring cardigan

shirt & tie combinations

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preston layers a spring cardigan with jean jacket

spring outfit ideas with caridgan

converse with khakis for guys

Early Spring temps rank right up there with the crisp days of Fall for us, yet with the insane weather of late…we have no choice but to get creative with spring layers. Instead of opting for a full spring jacket, we’re big fans of layering with staples like denim jackets, cardigans, and poppy spring shirting. If you’re going to be playful with the shirt and tie combo like Preston did here, be sure to keep the rest of the outfit clean and classic (think chinos, navy blue, converse, etc).

AEO DENIM TRUCKER JACKET / J.CREW LUDLOW DRESS SHIRT/ POLO RALPH LAUREN TIE / H&M X SELECTED BY BECKHAM CARDIGAN / GAP SKINNY CHINOS / 1970 REISSUE CONVERSE ALL STARS/ SILVER TIE BAR – THETIEBAR.COM

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Spring Sweaters To Wear Right Now

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We’re almost there. It’s almost Spring and we’re in the mood to shop. While we no doubt have some chilly days ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best Spring sweaters perfect for layering and wearing right now. Thank us later.

Spring Staple: The Striped Sweater

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We’re keeping the Spring staples coming and one that we can’t live without is a kick-ass, striped sweater. Lightweight and easy, this bad boy is perfect for layering under a navy blazer paired back to slim chinos. Opt for a sickles tassel loafer for a perfectly preppy look.

J.CREW LUDLOW BLAZER / GAP STRIPED SWEATER / J.CREW 484 CHINO/ H&M WHITE TEE / JOHNSTON & MURPHY TASSEL LOAFER / STREET VENDOR AVIATORS

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