Posts Tagged ‘loafers’

The Double Breasted Suit You Can Afford

Double Breasted Suit: How To Style It

The double breasted suit has made its’ way out of the 80’s and into the twenty-teens with slim fits and killer prices. This one from H&M is one of my recent fav purchases. I like to keep things simple and classic by styling it with a tassel loafer and slim sweater (in a festive pattern, of course). Try and keep things monochromatic by layering it with a tonal sweater and black loafers.

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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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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

Holiday Style: Festive Daytime Styling

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Holiday Style:

I like to kick things up a notch when dressing for the holidays. While pulling off your evening look is relatively simple (dark, blazers, sweaters) a daytime festive look can be tricky. Color, classic patterns & simple denim are key staples when putting together a classic holiday look with a twist. With work parties rolling into friend parties (which roll into countless insta-shots), I love this signal red duffle coat to make a statement. Layer a denim dress shirt (make sure to look for a great spread-collar…no buttons) with a classic fair isle vest & plaid tie for a look thats classically preppy yet fresh. Grounded in denim, this look is great for a Friday at the office and your holiday party.

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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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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.

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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Summer Weekday Style

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Killer Summer weekday style means getting the most mileage out of your wardrobe staples. Since we’re not layering with sweaters, shirting, blazers, festive socks, boots, etc…it’s important to make the pieces you ARE wearing, count. Make sure your white shirts are crisp, your ties are colorful, your pants are slim (yet slightly stretchy), and your shoes are conversation worthy. A simple croc or faux-croc belt will make elevate your look and be sure to wear your most classic watch on the regular.

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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 Summer Blazer Making Life Easier

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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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