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Cyber Monday: For Him

cyber mondayThe post Thanksgiving, cyber madness continues. We’ve taken some breaks (from running back and forth to the fridge for leftover pie) to put together another round up of the best deals online. We’ve weeded through the digital muck to bring you the best discounts on only the coolest stuff. Enjoy x- Preston

Velvet Crush: A Night Out With INC Men

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This past Thursday night, I was honored to join a stylish group of New Yorkers to kick off the Holiday season in partnership with INC Men, exclusively available at Macy’s. Hosted by Nyle DiMarco (yes, the devilishly handsome Nyle DiMarco of Dancing With The Stars Fame) in a basement level SoHo speakeasy called The Handy Liquor Bar, the evening (dubbed #INCNightOut) was filled will great music, strong drinks, and killer menswear. I’ve linked the products I wore to event below, happy clicking & shopping!

I decided to opt for a luxe, tailored INC look for the night. The star of the look had to be the slim Jayden blazer in a rich navy velvet. Honestly, I couldn’t keep up with the amount of comments and questions about this bad boy. Understated and classic yet just poppy enough to standout, this blazer is the perfect piece for a kick-ass holiday party. Check out the blazer, here.  Instead of going with a crisp white shirt, I styled the Jayden blazer with a fine-gauge black turtleneck to reinforce the throwback, vintage inspired feel of the look (Think James Bond vibez). Just light enough to layer yet thick enough to keep the chill out, this is a wardrobe staple (I actually picked up a few of the other colors at Macy’s just for good measure!). To finish off the look, I wanted the pant to be slim, comfortable and slightly cropped…enter my new secret weapon, the deep black stretch pant. Fitted more like a traditional 5-pocket trouser instead of a suit pant, this pant is definitely a new favorite. Just the right amount of stretch proved to be perfect for a little dancing and mingling at the bar, while the luxe sheen fabric keeps the look dressy an polished.

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The bar was packed! Love the mahogany and mirror detailing here…classic all the way. 

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Dont Splurge: The Must-Have Jacket For Under $10...

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We’re going to keep this one short and sweet. The hottest jacket of the season is without a doubt, the bomber jacket. This vintage style is back in a huge way and we’ve rounded up the best of under $100…happy Fall jacket shopping!

Turn It Up For Fall: Classic Layers

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Fall is all about a fresh, new start. The Summer clothes have been tucked away and some killer new threads are in the closet. It’s time to turn up your Fall style and make a first impression, all over again. To turn up our style, we looked to some classic pieces from a classic brand. We swung by Banana Republic and were blown away by the current product. Modernized and re-imagined yet classic and timeless, we found ourselves in the fitting room with an armful of Fall product. By the end of the day, we had stocked up on elevated everyday essentials like slim pleated pants, classic turtleneck sweaters and heritage slim blazers. We’re all about keeping the color palette neutral and classic, opting for shades of grey and camel (one of our favorite combinations) and the fit slim. Ground the look with a rich leather loafer and belt for a vintage inspired vibe.

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Leather Weather Has Arrived

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Leather Weather has arrived and it doesn’t mean you have to spend a million bucks to get the perfect moto look. Every year the vegan leather (or engineered leather) options get better and better while staying easy on the wallet. We tend to keep our money right where we can see it, in our shoe closet. For this look, Preston opted to spend on the Saint Laurent Heidi boot and pair it back to a faux leather jacket and great neutral sweatshirt. (We wont lie though, we have a few quality leather jackets in the closet but they don’t all have to come with a high price tag).

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Black & Brown: A Winning Color Combo For Fa...

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Black and brown has always been a winning Fall color combo for us, however it’s one of those style rules that few guys feel okay breaking. Well we say go ahead…break it! Pulling off a killer black and brown combination is all about attention to details and finding the perfect tones and shades. We love a rich tan suede bomber paired back to your favorite pair of black skinny jeans (notice the raw edge on the cuff above…feel free to slice your jeans and leave the frays showing…it’s cool with loafers). Ground the look with a neutral sweater like charcoal grey or rich shades of black. For this look, your watch is going to be a standout. Preston has partnered with Movado this Fall to showcase the new Edge and we just love the matte black finish when worn with brown. The rich tones and intricate details of this bad boy instantly grab attention when worn with suedes and textures. With the watch having this incredible yet subtle detailing, it’s an outfit maker even when the jacket is taken off and is perfect for the boardroom straight into Sunday brunch.

End Of Summer Style: Embrace The Jogger Pant

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Labor Day has come and gone and although we’re not putting away our white jeans anytime soon (that rule is BS if you didn’t read our last post btw…) we are starting to tuck our shorts further back into the closet. With our favorite fall denim being a bit too heavy to wear everyday, we’re opting to lighter options like thin trop wool suiting pants or elevated joggers like these by Club Monaco (which are marked down from $130 to $70-something bucks!). They literally feel like Nike sweats yet have the look of a polished, pintuck suiting pant. Pair them back to a crisp denim button down and cool sneaker for an elevated and perfect transition to Fall look.

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White Jeans: Yes, You Can Wear Them After Labor ...

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The ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule has been around for god knows how long. We’ve got some good news for you…it’s bullshit. White jeans are now a wardrobe staple. Think about grounding them in dark hues like rich brown accessories, dark woven shirts (THE ONE ABOVE IS ONLY $13 BUCKS FROM H&M…LINK BELOW), and chunky knit sweaters. Yes – there are certain whites to retire after labor day such as white linen but otherwise, consider this your stamp of approval to rock white this fall. We’ll be bringing you updated ways to wear white throughout the season, so stay tuned.

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Ripped Sweatshirts: The Trend You Can Thank Kany...

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Love him or loathe him, Kanye West is transforming streetwear…whether you realize it or not. With the arrival of his wildly popular YEEZY collections came the boom of the athletic sneaker, the jogger & oversized /longline tops. This year, we’re seeing the YEEZY season 3 color palette dominate some of our favorite stores. Light pink, olive greens, burnt reds, rust, and shades of mustard have made their ways onto the racks of almost every brand…from Forever21 toMr. Porter. Key details from this color palette are distressing, ripping & tearing.

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We have to admit, along with the oversized shape of these cozy staples, we’re feeling the rips n’ tears…who knows, maybe it’s our inner wanna-be bad ass. We’ve rounded a few of the best ripped sweatshirts on the market ranging from and most of them land under the $50 mark so everyone can get their YEEZY on (or at least look like it).

The Knit Polo: Your End Of Summer Staple

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The knit polo shirt is getting through this tricky time for getting dresses. It’s too hot to jump into the Fall trends just yet, however it just feels wrong to keep pushing the floral shirts and seersucker shorts. Our solution is to stick with classic items in darker colors (think maroon, navy, charcoal, olive, etc). One item thats had a major comeback this year is the knit polo. This 1960’s staple is back with a vengeance and is going to keep you sweat-free for the remainder of Summer and layer perfectly under your fall jackets come September/October. Keep your eye out for a knit polo constructed with a silk blend…this subtle touch of silk will keep things comfortable while looking a bit more polished when paired back to a suit pant or slim dress trouser.

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