Posts Tagged ‘menswear’

Video Blog #1 – Hello!

Well everyone, It’s about time. I’ve finally decided to start sharing video content with you all! With my background in television & on-air style reporting, I find it much easier to be able to talk all things style with you…by literally talking with you! I’ll be uploading video content here (and on my YouTube channel – Preston Konrad) as often as I can. Don’t worry, my regular blog content won’t be going away but just consider these posts a little icing on the style cake so to speak.

Let me know what you’d like to see next! x – Preston

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Killer deals that ex...

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale IS BACK and there are some serious discounts happening on everything from shoes & grooming products to Nike & designer threads. The prices are GOING BACK UP on August 8th so we’ve been digging through the virtual sales racks to round up the best finds from the sale…and everything we love is together for you below. Happy shopping…and you’re welcome.

20 Spring Essentials (All Under $100)

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It’s that time of year again. The period in which we stow away our winter downs and break out our warm-weather looks. And while you are unpacking your gear, you may discover that you are in need of a wardrobe refresher. Never fear! The gallant guys at Wingtip Jungle anticipated this might happen and rounded up some essential pieces you will need for spring — and the best part is it, they won’t break the bank.

Check out our boutique below for some serious staples (all under $100) that will have you looking as fresh as the newly sprung flowers.

— John Soper

Love It or Leave It: Jumpsuits

 

From Left: Ami, Belstaff, Daks, Louis Vuitton

From Left: Ami, Belstaff, Daks, Louis Vuitton

We can not guarantee that you will jump right into this trend (yeah, we went there), but after seeing these pieces pop up over and over on the Spring 2015 runways, we decided that it was time to address the style at hand.

Before you dismiss the trend all together, there are a couple factors we think you should consider:

1. You will NOT look like your girlfriend: Though the ladies have been rocking these one-piece creations for a couple years, the styles are very different. The men’s jumpsuits have a more masculine feel with tailored fits and military-inspired detailing.

2. Most of the styling is done for you: It’s always nice to be able to throw something on and give the impression that you spent hours thinking about what you were going to wear. With these pieces you can throw on as is or choose to style it with a jacket or blazer. 

3. Comfort: Do you remember when you were younger and you loved walking around in your footie pajamas all day? (Or maybe you’re like us and sill have some.) Regardless, a Jumpsuit can be like wearing your onesie around all day — while looking like Tom Cruise from Top Gun.

Do you think you’ll try out the jumpsuit trend? Or will you be leaving your onesies at home? Vote below and let us know what you think in the comments section?

— John Soper

Wear This Right Now: A Suit To Travel In
Photo by Courtesy

Photo by Courtesy

The presentation of the London’s men’s collections is always a favorite time of year for us because we have the opportunity to gain copious amounts of style inspiration from the Brits, and this year, one designer took home the gold for one of the most noteworthy collections we have ever seen.

London-based designer Paul Smith showed his latest collection, A Suit to Travel In, at the Hauser & Wirth gallery on Savile Row. But instead of hosting a formal presentation, Smith hired a troupe of circus performers — including Olympic medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock — to wear his lineup of suits.

Why, you may ask? Smith wanted to demonstrate the flexibility and and wrinkle-proof technology he put into each piece. (And what better way to show it off than with gravity-defying feats?) Guests circled around as performers balanced on hoops, turned flips and even stacked themselves on each other’s shoulders for an exciting and daring spectacle.

A version of the suit is currently available at the Paul Smith store in London and online. The full collection will be available worldwide in May.

Scroll down to see pictures from Smith’s Instagram, as well as an exclusive video from the presentation.

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

What do you think of Paul Smith’s latest collection? Do you think more designers should create pieces with this kind of technology? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

— John Soper