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Easy Breezy With Bonobos

Summer Ready, Manhattan Style:

Taking The Bonobos Lightweight Collection For A Spin

 

The minute the weather gets warm and breezy in Manhattan, I always seem to race out and shop for the warm-weather staples like gingham, pastels, chinos, loafers, etc. This season I was pumped to parter up with Bonobos (been a huge fan of the brand for years as they truly have a fit for every guy, I’m talking over 200+ combinations of fit) to give their new lightweight collection a spin…and I have to be honest, I’m obsessed. Not only do the pieces come in tons of fits and colors but the overall look of the collection is tailored and chic while being insanely lightweight – which is a super rare combination! (Think the feeling of tissue weight / linen piece but without the wrinkling, see through fabric & lack of stretch that you usually find in Summer pieces). I styled the look with a clean pair of Summer sneakers but the pieces are so versatile you could wear these from the office to weekend brunch and everything in between. Bravo, guys.

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Linen Textured Blazers

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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 Cuban Collar: Your Summer Go-To

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Oozing old school pizazz and charm, the Cuban collar is bringing us right back to the 50’s. Consider this Summer staple your go-to alternative to a traditional broadcloth or oxford cloth button down shirt. The cut is slightly boxier yet familiar, keeping you standing out from the crowd while not looking overly trendy. To make sure you’re actually getting a Cuban collar shirt, make sure to keep your eyes out for an open collar with a hint of a notch. The fit is slightly roomier than a standard summer shirt and the sleeves will always be short (think crazy bowling shirt from your favorite retro film). Because this baby is cut more generously (aka no skin tight, sweaty Summer situations happening) we suggest pairing it back to a slim, lightweight chino and a throwback slipper or espadrille.

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H&M CUBAN COLLAR SHIRT / GAP SKINNY CHINO / DIOR HOMME SUNGLASS / RALPH LAUREN VELVET SLIPPER

New Best Friend: The Popover Shirt

 

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FRANK & OAK JAPANESE SELVEDGE POPOVER SHIRT / FRANK & OAK  LINCOLN TWILL PANT / GREATS BRAND SNEAKER / ROLEX MILGAUS WATCH / RAYBAN AVIATOR SUNGLASS

One of our go-to looks for Spring/Summer is the monochromatic look. We love navy on navy. However, when pulling off this look you’ll want to make sure to play with textures and fabrics to keep the look elevated and interesting (trust us, a navy t-shirt with navy cotton shorts is nothing impressive). We love this Japanese selvedge popover shirt from Frank & Oak paired back to a slim navy 5-pocket pant from the same collection. The dark, rich texture of the popover shirt adds just enough interest and depth to the top and is comfortable to boot. The pants are slightly lighter as to keep the overall outfit from looking like a jumpsuit. Stick to neutral accessories and shoes for the win.

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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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How To Style Spring Layers

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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 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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The Colorblocked Cardigan: Your Layering Friend

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The colder (and snowier) it gets, the more creative we have to be when it comes to layering. We’re big fans of avoiding puffy, down filled jackets and opting for smart layering tricks instead. Grab a thick denim shirt, layer with a chunky, vintage inspired cardigan (the shawl collar helps keep your neck warm when buttoned fully) and pair with your favorite wool topcoat for a layered look thats slim and really damn warm. A classic Red Wing boot will keep you moving when things get slushy (and will look bad-ass with the rest of your look).

BANANA REPUBLIC SHAWL COLLAR CARDIGAN / J.CREW DENIM SHIRT / BANANA REPUBLIC SLIM CHINO/ RED WING BOOT / RAY BAN SUNGLASS

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Feeling Festive: Holiday Sweaters We Love

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Despite the fact that El Nino is jamming up our outerwear game here in Manhattan, we’re not letting anything get in the way of festive and fun holiday sweaters. We kept things cool and tonal by pairing this festive patterned sweater from Gap back to a slim pair of chinos and a suede throwback trainer.

H&M WOOL JACKET / GAP HOLIDAY SWEATER /GAP SKINNY CHINOS /J.CREW OXFORD SHIRT / ADIDAS SUEDE GAZELLE/ RAY BAN AVIATOR 

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Festive Sweaters Just In Time For Thanksgiving

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If you’re like us over at The Preston Report, you’ve got a pretty gravy week ahead of you (oh look, PUNS!). You’ll put in a few days at the office, bang out some last minute projects, and begin the journey for turkey. Heading home for the thanksgiving holiday means keeping it classic and leaving the leather & black-on-black vibes back in the city. Make mom happy (and impress those high school friends you’re BOUND to run into at the local coffee shop in your hometown) by opting for festive fair isle & nordic sweaters, slim chinos, and a classic canvas sneaker. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday sweaters after the jump.

TOPMAN NORDIC SWEATER /H&M DENIM SHIRT /GAP SKINNY CHINO/TRETORN CANVAS SNEAKER 

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