Jacket Required.

April 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

The following is a guest post by the Stylist’s Manifesto:

Certain occasions call for more upscale pieces. The normal gear worn on a daily basis just isn’t enough. Either sex absolutely NEEDS to rock these higher priced items from time to time. This is the stuff to save for. Let’s begin.


Why not begin with a knit wool sportcoat by Mr. Lauren. This is a tailored, modern fit version of the knit blazer we saw in my previous Le Mans post. But coming from the black label, we know the comfort level and durability is mad elevated. And with the sweater weight, it’s perfect for the warm weather. $750 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

For summer, we’re going to go ahead and bring out the white denim. But for these, note the contrasting black stitching, it breaks up the white and subliminally nods to the dove gray knit sport jacket (black + white = gray, dig?). $286 @ Nordstrom.

If white is a bit bright for your taste, go ahead and grab some light wash denim instead. These are semi-distressed and lend a ruggedness to the ensemble, perfectly balancing the crisp jacket. $328 @ Nordstrom.

Keeping with the freshness of the outfit, we’re going to choose this textured micro check button-down from Armani. Light and airy (since it’s a silk and linen blend), this’ll fit right in with our sportcoat. $315 @ Nordstrom.

This raw oxford is actually linen! What a beautifully unique twist on such a classic. The unfinished stitching is phenomenal and definitely sets off the rest of the outfit. $295 @ Nordstrom.

If the oxford is a bit too formal for you, why not slip into these Adidas Y-3 hayworth mid’s? The unique pattern is absolutely magnificent! The translucent rear panel especially! $304 @ Zappos.

Simple and elegant. Bold and bright. The fresh-from-the-kitchen 51-30 from Nixon is all-ceramic (5 times harder than steel!) and just stunning! I’d probably give one of my kidneys for this one!$2,395 @ Watchismo.

This linen scarf (a breezy linen/cashmere/silk blend from Brioni) is a beautiful lavender that is a perfect garnish to the look we’ve created today! Be sure to tie it in an ignorant way, since nothing in this post is mediocre. $375 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

Last but not least, let’s ditch the traditional messenger bag and go for a brazen duffle. Trust me, if you show up at the next client meeting and drop this deep blue leather duffle bag by Gucci on the table, gasps will follow. And don’t think Italy doesn’t know how to make a durable bag! This will definitely survive the spray of lake michigan when you carry your gear in it on your boat. And yes, it’s roomy enough to carry your baby’s bathing suit too! $2,390 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Now, about said lady of yours…


This silk blend strapless dress has a very pretty laser-cut floral print that shines beautifully next to the other florals you’ll see this spring/summer. Unique and gorgeous! $695 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

Christian does it again with these oh-so-romantic lace and satin pumps! The subtle and sexy floral print is a perfectly feminine compliment to the dress we started with. $995 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

For a splash of color, why not go with Mr. Louboutin’s coral patent pumps? A traditional silhouette, but with an amazing designer’s usual flair! $735 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

Pearls are a timeless and enduring piece that should always be a part of a woman’s jewelry collection. If you’re curious about where to start, why not begin with these Mikimoto pearl/white gold/diamond earrings? $2,550 @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue. 

Fortunately. Mikimoto makes a stunning companion piece, this necklace! The same beautiful cultured pearls, also paired with diamonds set in white gold. Note the floral scheme we’re maintaining, perfect for spring and summer! $2,750 also @ Sak’s.

*Sigh* Prada, why must you be so hot?! This evening bag by the famous design house is a metal mesh with some bangin’ detailing throughout! Not subtle in the least, stepping out with this one will definitely set you apart! $2,100 @ Sak’s.

If Prada wasn’t belligerent enough for you, hon’, Judith Leiber has you covered with this austrian crystal and brass covered evening clutch. The starburst pattern goes wonderfully with the dress we selected and the matching jewelry! $3,995 @ yep, you guessed it, Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

This agate bracelet by Zoe is a free flowing feminine statement. The thin platinum and diamond strip is a modern and elegant plus to an already gorgeous piece. $7,700 @ Barney’s New York.

Mark Davis has crafted this exquisite bangle inlaid with amethyst and gold that is a gorgeous burst of color for our outfit! And the pattern is a great nod to either of the evening bags above.$4,380 @ Barney’s New York.

Even though this post was priced higher than my usual ones, there can be no denial of the style that has been shown here. When the pocket book allows, grab at least a few of these items and I promise you, male or female, you won’t regret it!

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One Response to “Jacket Required.”
  1. Mens Jackets says:

    Great little ensemble here, love the Ralph Lauren jacket and the mens outfit in general. Lovely choice of shirt also though definitely not cheap! Might have to pick up one of those dresses for the other half though, it’s a stunner.