Monday, December 9, 2013
The official kickoff of the holiday season may still be a couple weeks away, but the holiday party season is just starting to heat up. And that means that it’s time to start thinking about what to wear. Holiday parties come in a variety of styles, with a variety of dress codes, and are often spent with a variety of different people—co-workers, friends, and family. So this week, I’ve put together three looks to offer some ideas and inspiration for how to dress at your next holiday party.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Though it is possible to wear a velvet blazer casually, its true calling is as a distinctive piece of evening wear. There is no place a velvet blazer is more at home than at a nighttime special occasion or party, especially during the holiday season. And for a post-work happy hour or an evening cocktail date, it’s a great piece to pull out if your goal is to make a sharp and sophisticated impression. Here’s one way to wear a velvet blazer out for cocktails.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
With the Holidays fast approaching, I know many of you are probably looking the perfect gift for that special lady in your life. Though I can offer some general guidance, like head over to Net-A-Porter, The Outnet, Shopbop, or Rue La La, I’m unfortunately not going to be very helpful with specifics. But wouldn’t it be great to know what women want? To help with that question, I’ve invited four of my favorite female fashion bloggers to share a few tips on shopping for your lady as well as some things they’d love to see under the tree. Take it away, ladies!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Every time I put one of these monthly roundups together I say the same thing: I can’t believe another month has flown by. It’s true though. Time seems to move so quickly these days. So as I’m already looking forward to some great December content, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite looks on the blog from November.
One of my key pieces during the fall transition was my leather biker jacket. I wore it while in Venice as well as on my bike for my collaboration with 7 For All Mankind. Speaking of Venice, I also avoided the pigeons in Piazza San Marco in my favorite blue suit. I put the finishing touches on a one piece, six ways series, featuring a simple two-piece look with my grey plaid suit, got a little black and blue with a double-breasted blazer, and soft with a velvet blazer (see a video preview of it worn three ways here). And as the winter chill started to set in, I broke out the scarves and bundled up for Black Friday. Which look was your favorite? Let me know in the comment and shop some of my key November style pieces below.
Monday, December 2, 2013
A velvet blazer is a staple of evening attire, especially during the winter festive season. And while it may conjure images of a black tie event or sipping a fine scotch in a comfortable leather chair next to a warm fireplace, don’t discount it as a piece that can also be worn casually during the day. A few weeks ago I posted a video preview featuring a black velvet blazer three ways. As promised, here’s the first in a series of posts on how to wear a velvet blazer.
Friday, November 29, 2013
When Black Friday comes / I’ll stand down by the door / And catch the grey men when they / Dive from the fourteenth floor / When Black Friday comes / I’ll collect everything I’m owed / And before my friends find out / I’ll be on the road / When Black Friday falls you know it’s got to be / Don’t let it fall on me. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Read on for details on some great Black Friday deals from a few of my favorite shops, including ASOS, Brooks Brothers, Mr. Porter, J.Crew, and Reiss.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Many of you have written in asking about my haircut so I thought I’d introduce you to my barber, Ken Quach from Quinntessential Gentleman. Finding a great barber is a lot like finding a quality tailor—it’s a relationship that is built on trust and respect. Ken gives me a skin fade that is second to none and in this video he shows you exactly how it’s done.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
A great scarf is an essential winter accessory. Whether used practically to keep warm or aesthetically, the right scarf can make a good outfit look that much better. Scarves come in many different fabrics, shapes, and sizes. And knowing which one to choose depends as much on the occasion as the weather. Here are some of my favorite scarves for the season. Use the arrows to advance the slider and click to shop.