Pharrell’s All Black Look For Less

October 28, 2014 by  
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Pharrell's Look for Less

I love Pharrell’s quirky style and I love it even more when he puts a classic sleek spin on it. What I like about this outfit is how he gave the trench a slight street vibe with the low slung jeans and then mixed in the brown belt. I pulled together some key pieces to get Pharrells look thats perfect for a casual day at work.

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Trench: Double Breasted Trench 

Sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jeans: Slim Machine Jeans 

Belt: Levi’s Belt 

Tie: Hermes Tie

 

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Three Ways To Style A Sports Coat

October 24, 2014 by  
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A sharp sports coat can be like an artists canvas in many ways but a lot of times I notice that most men wear them in their typical ways; with a button up and slacks or a white shirt and jeans and if the occasion needs it a tie. All perfectly acceptable ways of wearing a sports jacket but very basic and in a way boring. A mans sports jacket can actually be really dressed up, down, and even made to look quirky and fun. There are tons of ways to rock a sports jacket. Below I picked 3 sports jacket and styled them three very different ways.

Three Ways To Style A Sports Jacket

 

Pieces To Try: Tweed Jacket  | Denim Shirt |  Vest | Duck Boots

Three To Style A Mens Sports Coat

 

Pieces To Try: CAMO Sport Coat | Chinos | Shawl Neck Sweater  | Moccasin

Three Ways To Style A Sports Jacket

Pieces To Try: Quilted Jacket  | Jeans | Crew Neck Sweater | Boots  | Ipad Case

 

T-Shirt & Trousers

September 30, 2014 by  
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As I begin to make my way into the work force I find myself wanting to look more sharp and presentable but not over dressed because I do live in florida. So lately I’ve been trying my hand at t-shirts and trousers with either Sperry’s or slip-on loafers. It’s a simple look that doesn’t really take much to put together and it’s easy for me to layer up when it finally does get cool. Below are some pieces and inspiration for this simple yet professional look.

T-Shirt & Trousers

For this look try these: herring bone trousers , penny loafers , white tee

t-shirt and trousers

For this look try these: khaki’s , pullover, belt

t-shirt and trousers

For this look try these out: oxfords, trousers

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Get Kanye West Coat & Look for Fall

September 29, 2014 by  
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Take a stylish cue from Kanye (yes, we love his style) and this fall, throw on a over sized coat over your jeans and tees. Doesn’t need to have the glammed up fur even a simple coat with sleek lines will give your outfits a polished touch that looks more grown up.  Check his look we recreated and some other coats below.

Kanye West Look for Fall

Coat | Henley | Jeans | Boots

Kanye West Coat

Pea Coat

Kanye West Coat

Classic Cashmere Coat

Kanye West Coat

Herringbone Coat

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What To Wear On Thanksgiving

September 28, 2014 by  
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It’s never too early to start planning all of your holiday outfits.  I dont think there’s really any good excuse for guys to not look their best especially on Thanksgiving day. I’m sure there’s some of you out there that might help out with thanksgiving dinner or maybe even some who cook it all on your own (props if you do), but for the most part our job is just to dig in and eat! Below are some outfit ideas with pieces you probably already own.

If you’re a jeans and tee kinda guy like me then just add a knit sweater with some with some leather. You’ll look stylish without much effort.

What To Wear Thanksgiving

Rag & Bone Zeeland Cardigan |

Mens thanksgiving Outfit

Leather Trimmed Calvin Klein Sweater |

Looking to change up your preppy style? Swap out your polo’s with a shawl collar knit cardigan and pair it with a plain white tee. It’s still preppy-ish but the white tee makes it a little more laid back.


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 | Scotch & Soda Shawl Collar Cardigan |

 

If you’re a super trendy guy and want to tone it down for dinner with the in-laws, then keep it classic with a white button down and slim fit chinos and brown accessories.

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Brown Shoes | Chinos | White Button Down | Belt | Vest | Watch 

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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

mens bomber jackets

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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