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Transitioning to Fall: Denim & Mustard Tone...

Nodding To Fall With Denim & Color

While the temps may be steamy here in New York, my mind is racing with thoughts of chunky sweaters & chelsea boots for Fall. Until then, it’s time to start nodding to Fall with great denim & autumn-trend tones even while it’s still warm out there. For denim, it’s all about a vintage, 90’s style wash like these skinnies from Abercrombie. Not only is the wash perfectly aged, but the fit is insane and contain just the right amount of stretch. For shirting, opt for classic oxford-cloth shirts in Fall-ready colors, one of the biggest trends of the season being mustard. This one from Abercrombie is perfectly washed with a killer fit. Throw a varsity-inspired sweater around your waist or shoulders for a little hint at layering (you can always throw in your bag when the temps rise throughout the day).

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New Obsession: The Bonobos Italian Performance S...

The Navy Suit I’ve Been Waiting For

Navy Suit Mens Bonobos

Bonobos Suit Preston Konrad

Preston Konrad Suit Bonobos

I honestly think a well-dressed man can’t have enough classic navy suiting. One of the most versatile suiting options to have in your wardrobe, a chic, slim navy suit will give you the mileage you need in the office while providing you with endless opportunities to break it apart and wear with denim, joggers, etc on the weekend. I thought I had all of my bases covered when it came to navy suiting (hint, there may be more than 5 navy suits in my closet!) until this bad boy fell in to my lap last week. I was given the chance to test drive the new Italian Performance suiting from my friends at Bonobos and all I can say is, WOW. Not only is this bad boy packed with just the right amount of stretch, but the cut is perfectly slim, the fabric is breathable yet luxurious, the color is spot-on, and to top things off – it is under $800! For the same price as a run-of-the-mill mall brand, Bonobos is crushing the game by introducing this luxury suit to the market as such a value. I always say the devil is in the details and these guys hit the nail on the head with wrinkle resistant & water repellent fabric and a shirt-gripping waistband inside of the pants. This baby will have you being the envy of the boardroom and your wallets new best friend.

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Floral Shirt Trend: Steals & Splurges

 Floral Shirts:

Summer’s Biggest Trend – Steal Vs Splurge

With Memorial Day having come and gone, Summer 18 is in full swing. In general, I hate spending too much money on anything Summery (too much sweat, too trendy, too sticky, you get the idea). Thankfully, some of the biggest trends of the Summer are available at killer prices from most of the high street brands.

One of the biggest trends for Summer is the floral short sleeved shirt. Meant to be worn loose, these bad boys are perfect for staying cool while looking on trend. Try pairing with your favorite chino shorts for a preppier vibe, or wide leg trousers or jeans for something a bit more trend-right. (To be super 2018, try tucking your shirt in with a killer belt).

To make Summer styling a bit more simple for you guys, I’ve rounded up some of the best floral shirts at steal prices and a few that are bit more splurge-worthy. Check out my picks after the jump! x -Preston

THE BEST FLORAL SHIRTS: STEAL PRICES

THE BEST FLORAL SHIRTS: SPLURGE PRICES

The Ugly Sneaker Trend

Wearing Ugly / Dad / 90’s / Chunky Sneakers Is A Thing

If you follow me on Instagram, it will be no surprise to you that I am not a fan of the ugly sneaker trend that is currently taking over social media and the fashion industry as a whole. Perhaps it’s because I’ve lived through this style moment during it’s incarnation in the 90’s (high school flashbacks anyone?) or maybe it’s because of the wild prices, but either way I can not justify playing with this whole ugly moment. As I’ve written to many of you, my whole theory on personal style is that it is just that, very personal. I hate seeing friends cave to trends and waste money in the process. Of course I support buying things that make you happy, but I’d much rather you guys invest in classics like a gorgeous chelsea boot, Gucci loafers (backless or classic), a killer Prada brogue, or handsome wingtips that you’ll have for a decade. That being said, I’ve been getting tons of messages on Instagram saying that you’d like to give this wacky-ass trend a shot and I figured if you are going to pull the trigger, I’d save your bank account a few bucks and save you a bit of embarrassment (cue looking back at your feed in 2020 wondering what the hell was I thinking?!) I’ve scoured the web and landed on 15 pairs of chunky sneakers that are under $200 and won’t have you looking like an extra in a bad Saved By The Bell episode. As always, feel free to drop me a comment or a DM on Instagram…happy shopping! x -Preston

 

Now Trending: Mens Jewelry – The Best Unde...

Mens Jewelry – Yes, It’s Happening (And You Don’t Need To Blow The Bank)

If I had a dollar for each message I have received on Instagram about where to find gold necklaces like the ones I wear everyday, I would be a pretty happy guy. You guys know I love to spill the secrets about where I shop for my favorite accessories, but unfortunately I find myself sending the same message 10 times a day..’sorry they’re vintage!’. I believe the best and most meaningful jewelry is the stuff you collect along your travels. My collection comes from all over the place…gifts from friends, flea market finds, high street shops, vintage dealers, you get the drill. To make things a bit easier for you guys, I’ve scoured the web for some nearly identical pieces to the ones I wear and found the best pieces for UNDER $50 bucks. With Spring & Summer right around the corner, it’s time to loosen the collars and show off your man-bling…without breaking the bank. Before you jump into the man bling game, a few things to remember: 1) try not to mix too many metals 2) keep the chains THIN and the charms SMALL (anything too big is entering Sopranos territory) and 3) play with layering and lengths. Happy shopping, guys. x- Preston

 

The Oxford Shirt: The Key To Keeping It Classic

The Oxford Shirt: Stock Up

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles for work (and may secretly escaping the negative temps in NYC). Figuring out my West coast wardrobe was a bit tricky. As much as I want to wear rock and roll tee shirts and fringe jackets, I’ve decided it’s best to stick with what I know best, simple and cool. Warm days and cool nights call for smart layers and breathable fabrics and with LA being the capitol of denim culture, I mostly stick to a trusty pair of jeans and a classic oxford shirt. Paired back to an elevated loafer or slipper, I find this look to not only be perfect for the warm breezes but great for lunch meetings and networking sessions as well. Whether you live out West or are escaping the chill for a warm weather vaca, a simple yet playful look like this won’t let you down.

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Preston’s Picks: December 2017

Things I’m Obsessed With Right Now: Video Edition

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, I wanted to share a few things that I can’t live without these days! Included in this roundup are the facial products I’ve been using (yes for all of you sending me DMs on Instagram!) Let me know what you guys think about this video series, planning on doing more of these. Watch away!

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New Years Eve Style

New Years Eve 2018: Let’s Do This (BYE 2017 lol)

Christmas & the Holidays have come and gone and it’s time to start thinking about your killer New Years Eve look. With 2017 coming through like a bull in a china shop (political arguments on Facebook, anyone?!) it’s time to ring in the New Year in style. To help you guys break down how to build your look, I’ve linked the different outfit components below…remember, when in doubt, keep things simple and chic with a clean tuxedo jacket and a crisp white shirt. For the more daring, I have some amazing printed / novelty pieces below that could be fantastic for a festive New Years soiree. I typically don’t like to spend a lot of dough on my New Years Eve look so the pieces below are steals. Let’s do this, 2018!

 

MUST HAVE PIECE #1: AN AMAZING BLAZER

MUST HAVE PIECE #2: A CRISP, CLEAN SHIRT OR SWEATER

MUST HAVE PIECE #3: A GREAT SLIM TROUSER OR JEAN

MUST HAVE PIECE #4: KILLER SHOES & ACCESSORIES

Camo Puffer: Holiday Gifting Approved

Camo is back and it’s back in a big way. While a camo pant is always a trusty staple to have in your closet, it’s time to branch out and take the print further. I teamed up with G-Star to style some of my favorite pieces available at Bloomingdale’s for the Holidays (they have a super killer buy of G-Star right now), starring this crazy cool camo down jacket (did someone say PERFECT Christmas gift?!) When styling this bad boy, consider the camo print as a cool, dark, neutral. I paired back to this awesome stretch skinny jeans and embroidered sweatshirt (both from G-Star as well) to make the look cool and sporty, perfect for your Winter weekend warrior status. Happy gifting & styling 🙂

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Cyber Monday Deals: Preston Approved Picks

And now for the Cyber Monday roundup, enjoy these crazy deals while they last! (ESPECIALLY the 30% of crazy designer brands at Mr. Porter…highly doubt you’ll find a discount on the YSL chelsea boots or common projects suede kicks again this season!)