Men’s Bomber Jackets

August 26, 2014 by  
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Back in the 90’s bomber jacket were seen mainly in black and green with orange interiors, but thanks to the modern shapes, textures and colors that they now come in they’ve made a huge comeback. I personally think they look best in black (see Kanye and Kim below) but there are tons of options to fit everyone’s style. Wear it for fall with a white tee and jeans and for winter layer with sweaters and cords.

Kim And Kanye wearing bomber jackets

 

Mens Bomber Jackets

Native Youth Bomber

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Bullhead Denim Bomber Jacket

Mnes Leather Bomber jackets

Leather Bomber 

Mens Bomber Jackets

Quilted Bomber Jacket

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Top 7 Stylish Staple Pieces For Men

August 20, 2014 by  
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I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing worse than standing in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear; yes, even men have those days. I like to look into my closet and build my outfit and in order to build my outfit I need a foundation. This is where timeless pieces come into play. The pieces that will always go with any trend and you can wear over and over again a million different ways.

Army Green Jacket

Goes great with jeans and never goes out of style.

Mens Fall Style

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Morgan Parka |

A gray hoodie

Sweatshirts are no longer considered sloppy so it’s the perfect excuse to pull out one of these suckers any day of the week!

Mens Stylish Hoodies

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These are cool: Dissent Hoodie | Vince Gray Hoodie | Olsen Hooded Sweatshirt

A striped shirt

This is always a must in any man or woman’s closet.

mens stylish staples

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We like these: Theory Striped Tee | Striped Crew Neck Tee | Dereck Rose Striped Tee  |

Classic New Balance Sneakers

I going to admit that I wasn’t a fan until my mom bought me a pair this year. She said I’d love them and she was right I do.

 

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Mens stylish Staples

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I like these: New Balance 996 | these are a nice alternative to a pair of brown casual shoe – New Balance 57 | | New Balance 576

Denim Shirt

I wear mine over everything! Some people wear denim jackets, I wear a denim shirt – I guess it’s a Florida thing.

Stylish Mens staples

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Try These: Baldwin Denim Shirt | Banana Republic Denim Shirt |

Distressed Dark Wash Jeans

The more you wear them the better they get! You can wear with tees or with a blazer like I do when I need to look a little more dressed up.

Stylish mens Staple Pieces

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Try These: J Crew 484 Dark Wash  | Natural Selection Straight Leg

Fun/Colorful Socks

Easy way to add some color to any gets up. I have a ton of pairs and most of them come from here.

Stylish Mens Staples

 

Love these pairs: Etiquette polka dots | Sock It To Me Lobsters | Lorenzo Uomo Chevron Socks

There you go 7 of my favorite stylish staple pieces. Wear one at a time or all together either way you can go wrong.

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Scott Disick’s Look for Less!

July 31, 2014 by  
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My favorite part about Keeping Up With The Kardashians has to be Scott Disick, I know I can’t be the only one! I love his sense of humor and his over the top extravagant style. His styles ranges from yacht club style to a little urban with big watches and leather jackets. Its impossible to not find at least one outfit that can fit your style. I chose a more urban look to recreate for less because it features two must haves for this fall, the bomber jacket and distressed jeans.  Check out the Lord below ;)

Scott Disick's Look for Less

Bomber Jacket | Noble Denim T-Shirt | DSQUARED2 Gray Wash Jeans | Sneakers

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New Ways To Wear A Button Down

July 29, 2014 by  
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What’s a guy to do when its 100 degrees out and needs to step it up a notch; throw on a button down! You can wear swim shorts, put on a simple button and be set to go for a night on the board walk. It’s best to invest because they don’t go out of style and can literally be worn year round. Below are some easy ways to spruce up your summer basics and some must have button ups for now and later.

If you want a button down that can be worn with any pants your best bet is white or chambray. If you pair the white with denim you’ll have a stylish fool proof look and the chambray will immediately give all your bottoms a preppy feel. Bonus points if layered over a perfectly worn in graphic tee.

Mens Summer Outfits

Muscle Shirt | Chambray Button Up | Reigning Shorts  | G-Shock Watch | Flip Flops

Plaid/flannels are back with a vengeance! Wear in place of a sweater on cool nights and brighten them up during the day by pairing them with white shorts, or gray and blue bottoms for a fresh spin on the 90’s classic.

Flannels

Plaid Marc Jacobs Shirt | Plaid Ralph Lauren Shirt

Prints are fun but a tad bit harder to wear during cooler weather. Look for small prints that can be worn solo or with a tee now and then under a sweater later.

Mens Stylish Outfits

Billy Reid Button Down | Shorts | Slip-Ons | Sunglasses

Mens Fall Outfits

Billy Reid Button Down | J Crew Cardigan | Chinos | Brown Belt | n.d.c. Brown Oxford 

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Meet My New Contributors + 3 Stylish Travel Outfits For Men

July 23, 2014 by  
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I’ve always loved mens fashion just as much as women’s, even more so now that I have five boys. My boys are the type of kids that will wear anything I say. I’ve never been pushy with my opinion they just naturally naviagte towards me and listen to my advice. They have great taste but they always seem to come to me for final approval and I find it so sweet. Think about that for a sec, I dress 4 ( 5 if you count Joseph) guys every single day of the week. When I say I know and love mens fashion, I’m not kidding.

Not only do I dress my boys, but I also dress my husband. When you’re dressing that many people on a budget you also learn how to maximize what they have in their closet and what I buy them. When I mentioned that I wanted to bring more styling tips and finds on a frequent basis they were excited and wanted to join in!

So for the next couple of months I will have my two oldest, Evan and William (see below), contributing their stylish opinions to the post in the Boys On the Side section. I thought it would be neat to have them model for the post but they preferred to stay behind the scenes and write for now! Stay tuned but for now, you can check out three summer outfit’s perfect for traveling in style.

Evan  & William

 

Mens Travel Outfits

Floral Print Shirt | Levi’s Shorts | Ben Minkoff Bag | Sand Shoes | Sunglasses

Mens Travel Outfit

Entire Look Here

Mens Travel Outfits

Striped Sweater | Chinos | Boat Shoes

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Updated & Closed: Win $200 from East Dane

June 13, 2014 by  
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The winners are: Alexander & Bianca!  Congratulations and a big thank you to all who participated.

This one’s for the boys! Just in time for Father’s Day and the summer days that follow, Eastdane.com is offering 2 lucky fashiongrail readers $100 gift cards. EastDane is Shopbop’s sister site (and one of my favorite online sites) and carries a TON of stylish clothes and shoes from both affordable and luxury designers. EastDane also has some incredible sales going on right now to include a 50% off men’s sale on shirts, mens jeans and shoes.

Below are some must-have summer items for men. All you need to do win a $100 gift card is to head over to EastDane.com, pick your favorite summer item and then head back on over to fashiongrail and leave the url in the comment section below. For additional entries you can tweet about the giveaway (make sure to include @fashiongrail in the tweet), pin the giveaway or fan fashiongrail on Facebook (make sure you leave the url of all the postings in a separate comment below).

Must Have Mens Clothing

 

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Giveaway will run from June 13, 2014 until June 20, 2014. Giveaway is open to worldwide entries!  This giveaway is sponsored by East Dane and winner will be emailed their gift cards. Good luck!

Must Have Nautical Pieces

April 30, 2014 by  
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Nautical pieces are classic and worth every dime you spend on them.  They never go out of style and are easy to wear to the beach, a bbq and classy enough to wear to work.  Stripes are a must, anchors are fun and red white and blue is easy to incorporate into any outfit. Check out some nautical inspiration and must have pieces below:

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Mens Nautical Picks

 

How To Choose The Perfect Trench Coat For Men

March 28, 2014 by  
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The basis of the trench coat is always the same, no matter the interpretation and personal twist the different designers might give it, but finding the right one for you is not as easy as you may think.

It’s all a matter of finding the right colour, the right length and the right fit for you, but once you do find it you will have a timeless piece to use and re-use endless times over the years.

Here is my advice on what to look for in the perfect trench coat and make sure it truly is the right one for you!

Choose the fabric carefully

Gabardine: this is the original fabric used for the trench coat and it is waterproof, lightweight and durable. It has everything that you would want from this garment! I believe this is the best material, not only for practicality, but also because it looks great.

Leather: if you are a fan of the dramatic flare, then there are always leather trench coats for you. They are not my favourites as they are very heavy and I don’t think they look terribly good on men, so I would stay far away from them if I were you!

New fabrics: many designers are now trying out new fabrics for their trench coats like event fabrics and gore text which are great for staying dry. They also look quite good and definitely constitute a good alternative to the classic gabardine.

 

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It’s All About The Color

Neutral colour: the classic colours for the trench coat are khaki and beige. These neutral hues are the most versatile and, in my opinion, also the sexiest ones on a guy. The only downside is that being that light they get dirty really easily. (Image on the left via mensclothing.alphaconsumers.com)

Blue: navy blue is another classic colour for trench coats and it has the extra perk of being more practical and difficult to get dirty.

Different colours: of course you can find trench coats in any colour, from burgundy to silver, which make much more of a statement and are for sure different from the others. Anyhow, if it’s your first trench coat, I would  go more for a classic colour and then, once you have your great timeless piece, you can think about having fun and check out other possibilities.

 

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Talking about fit and length…

Classic trench: a classic, timeless trench is double-breasted, it has a belt, cuff straps and pockets. The length is just above the knees and it has that retro flare that makes it so iconic. It is certainly a style that will never fade and you will be able to wear it for years and years to come.

Cropped trench: trenches today are going shorter and shorter and the trend right now is for them to sit just below the waist. If you want to go for something that is more on trend right now, you can go for a cropped trench coat. It’s also the ideal solution if you are a bit on the shorter side! (Picture on the right via Debenhams)

New trench: if you want to break away completely from tradition, there are lots of new trench models that do just that. No belts, single-breasted, zipper closure instead of buttons. One could argue that if you take away all these things it’s not a trench coat anymore, but I think it’s still a great modern and fresh alternative to it.

At stores like Debenhams and Boden they have a great selection of trench coats for men for really reasonable prices. Plus, you can find amazing deals on websites like My Voucher Codes that make them even more convenient.

Top Five Spring Jackets for Men Under $100

March 1, 2014 by  
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Another layering season is upon us and below are five jackets under $100 that will keep you warm on chilly nights and stylish cool during the day.

The army green utility jacket is a must have in men and women’s closet.  

Mens Spring JAckets Under $100

 Utility Jacket – $52.80 at Forever21.com

A denim jacket is a classic!  Pair with slacks a hoodie and a tee for a effortless daytime look.

Mens Spring Outfits

 

Denim Jacket - $40 at Old Navy.com | Hoodie | Slacks | Coach Sneakers | Watch

A leather jacket can easily be dressed up or down.

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Faux Leather Jacket - $40 at Forever21.com | American Eagle Jeans | Button Up Watch | New Balance Sneakers

Give any outfit a pop of color with this hooded parka.

Mens Spring Jackets Under $100

Parka – $89.50 at Jack Wills.com

For a sporty yet polished look try a knit zip up.  Pair with sweats, tee and some dock siders for a laid back look.

casual mens outfit

Knit Zip Up - $30 at OldNavy.com | Sweatpants | Tees | Sperry Top Siders Watch

 

Black Diamond Engagement Rings for the Unique Bride-to-Be

February 24, 2014 by  
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Diamonds may still be a girl’s best friend but diamond sellers are increasingly aware that the women in question are not all looking for the same diamonds. In response retailers across the globe have gotten into the business of fancy colored diamond rings, offering a selection of diamonds in blue, red, brown, and the most popular option black. These diamonds are every bit as valuable as traditional diamonds. They also offer ring makers an opportunity to create something wholly new and unique.

Black diamond rings in particular have taken off with couples considering marriage. In the past retailers reported that clear diamonds took up nearly one hundred percent of their business. Since 2010 however colored and black diamond rings have exploded taking over between 10 and 20% of sales at some retailers. Many folks credit this explosion in popularity to the use of a black diamond ring in the poorly received but  still widely viewed movie Sex and the City 2. In the film Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw is given a black diamond ring by her husband, Chris Noth as “Mr. Big.” Mr. Big offers the unique choice of jewelry because “she’s not like anyone else in the world.”

Don’t we all want to be like no one else in the world?

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Black diamond engagement rings can now be found on the fingers of fiancés across the country. Diamond ring retailers across the country and on the Web have moved to fill the demand for these rings. For many retailers the selection of options in the black diamond engagement ring market remains surprisingly scant. Meanwhile other companies  now dedicate a huge section of their stock to unique black diamond engagement rings as well as other fancy colored diamond jewelry. Fashion designers have taken notice. During Fashion Week Liori Diamonds,  a New York based retailer of diamond rings, was asked to lend some of its best black diamond rings to a Heather Lawton fashion show.

While the traditional clear diamonds that have been all the rage for hundreds of years remain popular, folks looking to make a unique stylistic stance have taken to the world of black diamond rings. The end result is a market willing to serve all of the very unique needs of all of those Carrie Bradshaws out there, who are not like anyone else in the world.

This post was written by Tim Duffy on behalf of Liori Diamonds black 

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