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Holiday Style: How To Wear Jeans For Thanksgivin...

How To Wear Jeans For Festive Thanksgiving Dinner Style

Dinners and parties with family, friends, colleagues…the Holiday season invites are endless and throughout the next two months I’ll be bringing you guys great Holiday styling options for your packed Holiday schedules. With the Thanksgiving holiday ​right around the corner (this week, AH!) , it’s time to nail your turkey day while staying comfortable and stylish at the same time. I usually save great trousers and patterned pants for Christmas and New Years parties, opting for a killer pair of jeans for Thanksgiving.
They key to making jeans work for your Thanksgiving look is not only to dress them up, but to make sure you’ve got a little stretch in them for that post-turkey coma comfort. I’ve partnered with 7 For All Mankind to style these Luxe Sport Authentic slim jeans from Nordstrom for Thanksgiving dinner. Not only are they INSANELY comfortable but they look awesome paired back to a chunky turtleneck sweater and wool, plaid blazer. (love this wash for dressing up and for everyday) Pair them with a dark, dressy chelsea boot to add a bit more polish and toss on a herringbone scarf to add another element of texture to the look. (Style tip: I frayed the bottom of the jeans for everyday styling, and love the rugged element of the fray in contrast with the slick chelsea boot)
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3 Fall Trends You Can Wear Right Now

How To Shop For New Clothes in August (and what you should be buying)

For many of us, August means long Summer vacations, cool nights at the beach, and last minute vacation shares with your besties. In the fashion world, August means Fall is here and in full swing. While many retailers have adapted their product delivery schedules to make up for the fact that it’s still too damn hot for puffer coats, many continue to push the Autumn fashion deliveries to stores. What does this mean for us? I like to consider August as my Fall wish-list time frame…giving me a full month to digest what the big trends are, what the brands are pushing, and to start making note of the pieces I am going to invest in once the weather changes.


However with all of this yummy new product packing store shelves, I’m always dying to make a few purchases ahead immediately. If you are going to start shopping in stores during August, I’ve made a list below of a few things to be aware of:

  • Watch the Prices on Big Pieces: As excited as you are to get your hands on something new, keep in mind that the more expensive pieces you are seeing (leather jackets, puffer coats, chunky knits etc) will go on sale sooner rather than later as the Holiday deliveries usually deliver in mid October (which will typically bump down prices on Fall items).

 

  • Be Seasonally Smart: Make sure the pieces you are buying can actually be worn right away (aka stay away from heavy wools, down layers, chunky leathers, etc) Some of the biggest Fall trends are versatile enough to be worn right now, we’ll recap those in a minutes.

 

  • Don’t Jump Right Into Crazy Trends: When shopping for early Fall pieces, don’t go too trendy too quickly. I always find that my style develops and changes once true Fall weather rolls around aka there may be a trend that I thought I would’t get into that I instantly become obsessed with, etc. Ease yourself into trends by playing with trendy accessories at first.

Now that we’ve gone over  a few best practices, let’s get to the fun part. Below are some of the biggest trends for Fall and some pieces that you can wear right now to boost your August wardrobe and take you right into Autumn like a pro.

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Linen Textured Blazers

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summer style men blazers

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shirt and tie combinations for summer

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We’re back with blazers. But before we jump into the look, it’s worth nothing that we recently stumbled on one of the most comfortable and flattering dress trousers out there. Disclaimer – no one is paying us to say this (not AT ALL) but we have to be honest and say that these Club Monaco Stretch Trousers are literally the only pants we’ve been wearing. They breathe, stretch, and fit perfectly. The texture is super modern and fresh and we love them paired back to old school, classic textured blazers (think linen, herringbone, double breasted, etc). The contrast between the modern trouser and the throwback blazer is the perfect (and most comfortable) combination for Summer dressing. Continue the textural play by opting for a patterned linen blend tie & playful pocket square. Grab a sick loafer and go sockless…oh, and you’re welcome.

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BROOKS BROTHERS IRISH LINEN BLAZER / SUIT SUPPLY CUTAWAY COLLAR SHIRT / CLUB MONACO MODERN STRETCH TROUSER / RALPH LAUREN CROCODILE BELT / GINGAM TIE BY ‘THETIEBAR’ / VINTAGE POCKET SQUARE / MARK MCNAIRY LOAFER

The Summer Blazer Making Life Easier

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patterned blazer for summer

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mens summer haircut preston konrad

DSC06533If you can’t tell, we’re on a bit of a Summer blazer bender. We’ve brought you up to speed with the chino blazer and now it’s time for the most comfortable and cool one out there…the knit blazer. This bad boy (by Uniqlo..shop below) is made of the same fabric of your favorite knit polo shirt. It’s unlined making it super lightweight. It travels well and the cut is fantastic and slim (without being too skinny). We’re loving it paired back to a classic denim on denim combo and a playful plaid tie (don’t be afraid of similar patterns being paired together when the colors are tonal).

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Half Weekend / Half Weekday

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We’re easing into the work week by holding on to a bit of our weekend outfit vibes. Remember that grey crewneck sweatshirt we told you to get last month? It’s time to grab it. Pair it back to a slim pair of chino joggers and slim charcoal blazer for a comfortable look thats still pulled together and perfectly monochromatic (without entering YEEZY territory). Don’t forget a kick-ass pair of throwback adidas to finish off the look.

J.CREW LUDLOW BLAZER / GAP FLEECE CREWNECK / OLD NAVY JOGGER PANT /RAY BAN MIRRORED SUNGLASS /  ROLEX SUBMARINER WATCH /ADIDAS GAZELLE SNEAKER 

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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NYFW MENS: Day 2

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We’re continuing to keep things clean and simple as NYFW chugs along. (NO, you will not see us standing outside of the shows in man capes and knee-high riding boots with wide brim hats begging to have our photo taken). Try layering up on the navy as the weather warms up a bit here on the East coast…it wont let you down.

RUGBY RALPH LAUREN BLAZER / UNIQLO CREWNECK FLEECE /UNIQLO TWILL JOGGER / RAY BAN AVIATOR / RALPH LAUREN WHITE TEE / CONVERSE 1970S REISSUE

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2016 Haberdashery Hustle

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The 2016 hustle is on and we’re facing with some of our favorite Haberdashery pieces. Give the holiday sweaters and plaids a rest for a hot second and opt for festive suiting separates. We’ve been feeling the mix of waistcoats, slim blazers, and dark denim. If you can battle the cold sans socks, we say go for it. Happy 2016, guys…let’s do this.

J.CREW LUDLOW JACKET / ZARA MEN DRESS SHIRT / ‘THE TIE BAR’ POLKA DOT TIE / ‘ THE TIE BAR’ POCKET SQUARE & TIE BAR /SUIT SUPPLY VEST /JOHNSTON & MURPHY TASSEL LOAFER 

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Tartan Blazers…Boom.

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We wore shorts to go running this morning along the Westside Highway in Manhattan and it was glorious. 70 degree days in December come along once in a blue moon, and when they do…we kind of blackout when it comes to the holiday calendar. That being said, Christmas is next week. Yeah, we don’t know how that happened either. Knock your final Holiday party looks out of the park by swapping those navy or charcoal jackets for a kick-ass tartan blazers. Preston says pair it back to a slim pair of black suit pants and a patent loafer to keep things old school cool.

RALPH LAUREN TARTAIN JACKET/ J.CREW CHAMBRAY DRESS SHIRT /THE TIE BAR BOW TIE/H&M BLACK SUIT PANT / ALDO PATENT LOAFER/ BROOKS BROTHERS POCKET SQUARE 

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Be Holiday Party Ready: Plaid Pants For The Win

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We’re not quite sure how we got here, but we’ve almost reached the middle of December. If you’re anything like us, the invites have started to trickle in. The company party you may or may not be dreading, the fun gift-exchange with friends, the family parties, the whole 9 yards. We love to keep the party going south of the waist with slim plaid pants (and velvet slipper, clearly) and keep things classic north of the waist.

J.CREW JUDLOW BLAZER /H&M DENIM SHIRT /H&M WOOL BLEND SWEATER /BROOKS BROTHERS PLAID PANT / RALPH LAUREN VELVET SLIPPER

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