Posts Tagged ‘FALL’

Puffer Vests: Keep It Simple & Stylish

Puffer Vests: The Key To Clean & Functional Layering

Layering for Fall doesn’t have to be overly complicated, enter the puffer vest. My rule for Fall layering is to keep things clean, simple & functional. With temperatures jumping all over the place lately, I always suggest to layer functionally, making it easy to shed a layer or two without sacrificing your Autumn look. I’ve partnered with Old Navy to show you guys how I’m styling some of their newest Fall pieces. Start off by opting for a classic crewneck sweatshirt and killer pair of olive jeans. Not only will these pieces stand on their own when un-layered but they serve as a perfect canvas to start adding pieces. Throw on a classic denim jacket for a look that’s perfectly rugged yet pulled together. To top it off, I’ve added this puffer vest (which happens to be the perfect shade of maroon) with a great slim fit which will keep you from looking like the Michelin man when layered.

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Buffalo Check You Can Wear Right Now

Buffalo Check: The Heritage Pattern That Is A Must-Have

With morning and evening temperatures sitting pretty in the low 60’s lately, it’s time to start thinking about how to kick off a Fall look while being temperature friendly. This kick-ass buffalo plaid fleece jacket from TopMan is perfect for a brisk walk to and from work while the temps are still crisp. (Super easy and fluffy to throw in your bag and rock a monochromatic look for your lunch break when the temps are too hot). I have a feeling this piece is probably going to sell out quickly so grab it now and wear all the way through Winter with a rugged boot and beanie.

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Leather Jackets: Splurge Vs. Steal

When Fall rolls around, I instantly start to pull out the leather (and faux leather) jackets in my closet. A proper fitting leather jacket will prove to be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe from these early Fall days, until the beginning of Spring. A great leather jacket used to a lot of saving or whipping out the credit card, but with the countless fast fashion brands stepping up the trend game, a killer leather jacket (not real leather obviously) can be yours for under $100. I’ve rounded up some of the best ones for under $100 (The one I am wearing above is this one from Forever21Men) as well as some splurge worthy jackets if you’re looking for real leather or to make an investment. The rest of this outfit is below, btw! x – Preston

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Cargo Pants: They’re Back & You Need ...

How You Should Be Wearing Cargo Pants Right Now

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How To Wear Cargo Pants Men

When deciding what to wear during the tricky in-between season time, my rule is to keep things classic. Rugged staples like denim work shirts and slim cargo pants are perfect for the end of Summer into the begining of Fall. The cargo (in old school olive) looks totally seasonable when paired back to a great pair of sandals and can carry you right into cooler weather with boots and a chunky sock. When looking for a denim shirt, you’ll want to make sure the authentic detailing is there. Pearl snap fronts, non-button collar, and stitching details are key when putting this look together.

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SHIRT: ZARA / PANTS: H&M / BELT: VINTAGE / GLASSES: VINTAGE / WATCH (SIMILAR LINKED HERE): ROLEX

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...

Black & Brown worn by Preston Konrad

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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

End Of Summer style by Preston Konrad

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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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