Posts Tagged ‘PLAID’

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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The Camel Coat: Your Best Friend For Layering

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A killer camel coat is one of the best pieces you can invest in during the Winter months. If you don’t have one in your closet already…shame on you (keep reading, I’ll hook you up in a few seconds). What I consider to be a closet staple, the trusty camel coat is not only extremely versatile, but chic enough to give any outfit an insta-worthy style upgrade. Thrown over a slim down puffer vest & plaid shirt, your camel coat will give your look an instant slim, GQ vibe while keeping out the chill (I’m trying to get you guys to move away from the bulky puffer jackets here if you can’t tell). This bad boy pictured above (purchased 2 years go) is an MAJOR sale right now at Club Monaco…under $300 and additional sale on top of that I believe.

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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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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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Holiday Style Is Officially Here

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Pet Peeve: Spotting people jumping the gun with the holiday plaids in the middle of October. Can you please just let me relish in the Autumnal glory of my moto jacket and stetson hat for a sec? Thanksgiving is here and we’re officially giving the OK to the festive garb. We’re easing into things by mixing a classic black watch plaid tie with winter suiting staples like herringbone vests and wool sport coats. Keep things a bit more playful during the day by opting for a killer pair of retro high tops and making the switch to a brogue or loafer by night.

TOPMAN WOOL SPORTCOAT /GANT RUGGER HERRINGBONE VEST / RALPH LAUREN BLACK WATCH TIE / A.P.C PETIT STANDARD JEAN / J.CREW OXFORD SHIRT / RAYBAN AVIATOR / NIKE BLAZER HIGH TOP

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The Windowpane Blazer: Your New Fall Friend

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This October is proving to be one for the books when it comes to great blazer weather. We’re finally getting the perfect 60-ish degree temps to break out the best…the herringbone, tweed, wool, etc. One staple that is often forgotten amidst the flurry of fall blazer options is the windowpane blazer. We keep things simple and classic by pairing this bad boy back to a great pair of slim selvedge jeans & a suede double monk strap shoe. For the shirt and tie combo, keep the shirt clean and have a little fun with the tie (like Preston did above with the striped option).

GIORGIO ARMANI WINDOWPANE JACKET / ZARA DRESS SHIRT / STRIPED TIE BY ‘THE TIE BAR’ / A.P.C PETIT STANDARD JEAN / ZARA DOUBLE MONK STRAP SHOE / RAYBAN AVIATOR

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Dress up your denim jacket for Fall

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One of our favorite things about Fall is taking our classic staples and reinventing them. A must have staple that is getting a bit of an upgrade in our eyes these days is our classic denim jacket. We’ve taken our everyday jacket and paired it with a fall-toned plaid shirt, skinny chino, silk knit tie & a kick-ass tassel loafer. The key to making this look cohesive is keeping things in the family when it comes to color stories. Since the jacket we have is a deep, raw denim we’re opting to keep the plaid & tie in the blue family. South of the belt, you can never go wrong with a classic khaki & tassel loafer. Bonus style tip: This look can be worn perfectly under your favorite fall topcoat when the temps drop a bit.

J.CREW DENIM JACKET / H&M PLAID SHIRT / RALPH LAUREN KNIT TIE / GAP SKINNY CHINO / JOHNSTON & MURPHY TASSEL LOAFER

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