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

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 | Hoodie | Slacks | Coach Sneakers | Watch

A leather jacket can easily be dressed up or down.

casual mens outfits

Faux Leather Jacket – $40 at | 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

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 | Sweatpants | Tees | Sperry Top Siders Watch


Great Look For The Holidays: Ryan Gosling’s Look for Less!

November 27, 2013 by  
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Call me old fashioned but I still believe that during the holidays a man should be sharply dressed.  Doesn’t have to be anything too fussy or uncomfortable but definitely a step up from your everyday jeans and a pullover.  And if you’re like me, convincing the man in your life (or in my case men if you count my boys) it’s not an easy task.  They’re all about the comfort and don’t see anything wrong with walking around in their favorite jeans (or shorts) and tee.  I try my best to motivate them into something a little more stylish by simply dressing them myself.  Where do I get my motivation?  From my favorite celebs of course!  This outfit I used as inspiration is perfection and it doesn’t hurt that Ryan Gosling is wearing it.  It has all the right details like the dress shirt and slacks, but its kicked up a notch with fab shoes, matching belt and a sleek haircut.  SO easy to recreate and it’s not something that will leave your man wiggling in discomfort all day long.  Tip:  This is a simple outfit and the most important focus is on the  shirt.  So first shop his closet for  the other like the slacks that he might already have before you head out to buy – and always hit up your local stores like Target first.  They have a great selection of affordable accessories.

|Check out the White & Blue Stripe Slim Fit Shirt featured above and other luxury shirts at Hawes and Curtis |

Judge a Man by His Shoes

September 7, 2013 by  
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The first thing I notice on a man are his shoes. I don’t necessarily expect them to be wearing the trendiest or most expensive pair of shoes BUT I do turn my nose up at the condition they are in and sometimes even the style. Get a little guidance on men’s shoes from Debenhams. Check it out below.

Guidance on judging your man’s shoes from Debenhams

The Stylist Manifesto: North by Northwest

December 29, 2010 by  
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If you remember my le mans post, you know I absolutely LOVE vintage cinema and alot of my fashion reflects this. For this post, we’re going to dive into winter fashion with some ensembles that transition from dress to casual as smoothly as Carey Grant does from lady to lady.

Top Layer:

To start things off we’ll start with the peacoat. Fashionably appropriate every year, it’s a good start to our classic yet modern ensemble. $213.90 @

Middle Layer:

Instead of the usual gray wool, we’re going to go with a more complicated check pattern. Not too flashy yet just enough detail to stand out. $345 @

Next layer:

Usually I’d recommend a crisp white for the button-down, but for this outing we’ll opt for a beautifully soft peach. It’ll tie into what we’ve got planned I promise 🙂 $65 @

Bottom(s) layer:

Gray slacks. From the beginning of modern fashion, we men have always looked great in these. Choose a heavier material for the colder weather. I’d only go a shade or two darker than the blazer this time. $145 @

Basement Layer:

For shoes we’re going brown. Gray on black is so boring and conventional. These lighter examples perfectly accent the button-down, blazer, slacks, AND the jewels coming next. $99.95 @


Gold all the way. This Nixon is hotter than the sun and plays off our color scheme in the best way possible. $450 @

If you’re going to rock any other jewelry with this outfit make sure it resides in the brown color palette (brown, copper, gold, etc.) to maintain our current aesthetic.

Neckwear I leave to your imagination but to ensure compatibility, try to pick up something that highlights the two colors we’ve been working with (perhaps a smoke & brown stripe or check?). With the options presented here, you’ll be able to blow all of your colleagues away with your timeless yet modern interpretation of a winter wardrobe. For more fashion-forward writing, check out!

Celebrity Copycat: Get Chace Crawford’s Look for Less!

June 26, 2009 by  
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Chace Crawford, People magazine’s hottest bachelor pick, looking mighty fine while out and about in merry London!  I love it when a man puts together an outfit that looks like he just rolled out of bed and threw on the first thing he could find.  Get Chace’s look for less!

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BDG Poplin Shrunken Blazer – $79 at

Henley – $10.99 at

Loose Fit Jeans – $44.99 (originally $54.50) at

Surplus Boat Shoe – $58 at

Military Cap – $20 at

Celebrity Copycat Couples Edition: Get Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s Look for Less!

April 3, 2009 by  
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The rocker-chic couple looking fabulous as always! Get Richie’s and Madden’s look for less!



Women’s Denim Jacket – $29.50 at

Basic Trapeze Tank – $6.80 at

Cejon Oblong Scarf Floral Linen – $38 at

Skinny Jeans – $18.24 (was $22.80) at

Guess Holda Heels – $110 at


BDG Rib Cardigan – $29.99 at

Bootcut Jeans – $39.95 (was $59.50) at

Men’s Linen Blend Shirt – $20 at

Solid Necktie – $29.50 at

Icon Aviator Sunglasses – $14.50 at

Bed Stu Duomo Slip On – $140 at











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