Posts tagged menswear

Overshoes with steel toes are gonna be the next big trend. #menswear

Overshoes with steel toes are gonna be the next big trend. #menswear

Haven’t been blawgin much this summer but I’ve been busy doing things like visiting flea markets in  rural Minnesota. That’s exactly where I spotted these two gents (behind me in line for the fried Oreo/Snickers cart). If there’s a Pulitzer for street style photography, you can just give it to me now I guess.

Haven’t been blawgin much this summer but I’ve been busy doing things like visiting flea markets in  rural Minnesota. That’s exactly where I spotted these two gents (behind me in line for the fried Oreo/Snickers cart). If there’s a Pulitzer for street style photography, you can just give it to me now I guess.

suitsandboots:

thesilentist:

It’s on sale: Brooks Brothers chambray Irish linen sport shirts — The series of pre-Father’s Day sales continues with 30% off all sport shirts today at Brooks Brothers. 

Unfortunately, Brooks Brothers’s sport shirts are too short in the sleeves for me, but for those of you with normal proportions this is a pretty good deal. The shirts have the Brooks Brothers “polo” collar, which is probably my favorite off-the-rack button-down collar out there — yet another reason for me to be jealous of those of you who can fit them. 

Linen shirts are fantastic for the summer, as I’ve said many times, because they just breathe so damned well in the heat. I just picked up a linen shirt from a local shirtmaker in San Francisco (yes, a review is forthcoming) and tried it out this past weekend when the heat hit the low 80s. I was really glad I’d planned ahead for the summer and gotten several made and plan to wear them on my vacation to wine country this weekend. 

What color: blue or white? I have a stubborn dedication toward blue shirts, but I cannot deny that white shirts in the summer do a great job of offsetting one’s tanned complexion, especially when framed by a navy jacket. 

If you live in a climate that gets hot in the summer, do yourself a favor and pony up for a linen shirt or two. Definitely worth it. Also this model is pretty much the same from what I can tell (same price, different colors available).

Oh hey, BB is doing their summer clearance sale. These shirts and other select items are now 30% off if you buy one, 50% off if you buy two (that’s buy one, get one free if you can’t do math good). Not quite Jos. A. Bank level of free clothing items but still a screamin’ deal.

afistfulofstyle:

Thrifter’s Delight.
This is the thrifter’s uniform.  Slip ons, neutral colors and a bag to hold stuff (so your hands are free).  It’s also a good summer uniform, easy, comfortable, slightly off key (khaki jeans rather than chinos).  A look that’s super casual, but still pulled together.
Also, true story, I was picking my girlfriend up from work a couple weeks ago in almost this exact outfit (tassel loafers rather than venetian) and her boss asked “are you going somewhere special?” which was confusing, because we were just going thrifting.  Turned out she asked because I was “all dressed up”.
THIS IS THE LEVEL YOU NEED TO DRESS AT TO BE DRESSED UP THESE DAYS.
Sad really.

Just to reiterate that it doesn’t take much to appear put-together these days.

afistfulofstyle:

Thrifter’s Delight.

This is the thrifter’s uniform.  Slip ons, neutral colors and a bag to hold stuff (so your hands are free).  It’s also a good summer uniform, easy, comfortable, slightly off key (khaki jeans rather than chinos).  A look that’s super casual, but still pulled together.

Also, true story, I was picking my girlfriend up from work a couple weeks ago in almost this exact outfit (tassel loafers rather than venetian) and her boss asked “are you going somewhere special?” which was confusing, because we were just going thrifting.  Turned out she asked because I was “all dressed up”.

THIS IS THE LEVEL YOU NEED TO DRESS AT TO BE DRESSED UP THESE DAYS.

Sad really.

Just to reiterate that it doesn’t take much to appear put-together these days.

thesilentist:

It’s on sale: Brooks Brothers chambray Irish linen sport shirts — The series of pre-Father’s Day sales continues with 30% off all sport shirts today at Brooks Brothers. 

Unfortunately, Brooks Brothers’s sport shirts are too short in the sleeves for me, but for those of you with normal proportions this is a pretty good deal. The shirts have the Brooks Brothers “polo” collar, which is probably my favorite off-the-rack button-down collar out there — yet another reason for me to be jealous of those of you who can fit them. 

Linen shirts are fantastic for the summer, as I’ve said many times, because they just breathe so damned well in the heat. I just picked up a linen shirt from a local shirtmaker in San Francisco (yes, a review is forthcoming) and tried it out this past weekend when the heat hit the low 80s. I was really glad I’d planned ahead for the summer and gotten several made and plan to wear them on my vacation to wine country this weekend. 

What color: blue or white? I have a stubborn dedication toward blue shirts, but I cannot deny that white shirts in the summer do a great job of offsetting one’s tanned complexion, especially when framed by a navy jacket. 

If you live in a climate that gets hot in the summer, do yourself a favor and pony up for a linen shirt or two. Definitely worth it. Also this model is pretty much the same from what I can tell (same price, different colors available).

#i'm on my snob

I agree with this sentiment. I wear a watch and nothing else on my wrists. Not a dig against anybody who does otherwise, that’s just my preference.

rawkblog:

Bracelets are one thing, but I can’t get behind the #menswear trend of wearing your summer camp lanyards with your $1,000+ Italian suit. Wear a watch. I like it when men’s clothing choices are utilitarian, or at least make sense together — this is why I don’t like jackets with shorts, either. If…

Converse. #menswear (Taken with instagram)

Converse. #menswear (Taken with instagram)

memeswear:

Don’t worry Tommy, I got your back.  Double dunks.

Ask and ye shall receive, anonymous.

memeswear:

Don’t worry Tommy, I got your back.  Double dunks.

Ask and ye shall receive, anonymous.

noahzagor:

Seth of TheMidwestlye and I were both quoted in today’s Red Eye about the trend towards men dressing up and look who made the cover! Thanks to the folks over at the Red Eye for using my pic and thanks to Ryan Plett for snapping the pic of the paper.

The article is online here. The funny thing is that I was also contacted to contribute to this article but when the reporter found out that I did not have a “better half”, I was dropped as a source.

gqfashion:

Fresh Picks From Joe Fresh
Canadian import Joe Fresh recently landed in NYC and offers an impressive lineup of pieces we want at even more impressive prices, like this crew neck sweater that comes in at a cool $29. Here’s what else to get.

Saint James much?

gqfashion:

Fresh Picks From Joe Fresh

Canadian import Joe Fresh recently landed in NYC and offers an impressive lineup of pieces we want at even more impressive prices, like this crew neck sweater that comes in at a cool $29. Here’s what else to get.

Saint James much?

brb, recreating this look from my childhood

brb, recreating this look from my childhood