I'm hoping that it's undetectable, but we're in the process of making some important and exciting changes around here. If you don't see it, that's great, but I'm certainly feeling the pressure. The new website should – fingers crossed – be wrapping up the design phase this week and moving into development. We've got a couple key partnerships in process as well that are stretching us creatively – in a good way. And, as always, our content is evolving. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Tag Archive: Cuff Links
Though it's just about time to swap summer-weight fabrics for those more fitting for fall, I wanted to wring one more look out of my seersucker suit. From summer wedding to business to suit separates, I've dedicated the past couple of weeks to showing off its versatility. So before this suit is retired for the season, here's a nod to classic style with a little bit of a personal touch via some interesting cuff links. VIEW MORE ▶︎
The video we created for Zegna tells one part of a story. It's a story of nostalgia, of remembrance, of intrigue, and the power of fragrance to evoke these feelings. And while the video shows an elegant evening out, I wanted to create a companion style editorial that would add to that narrative. VIEW MORE ▶︎
An unfortunate pant style from the early 2010s reminiscent of the Hammer Pants of the 1980s popularized by Stanley Burell.
A young, urban, heterosexual male with liberal political views, an interest in fashion, and a refined sense of taste.
A man’s comfortable jacket, typically made of velvet, formerly worn while smoking after dinner.
An ankle-length boot made with a suede upper and a crepe leather sole.
A type of outer garment that is half shirt, half jacket. Kind of both. But not either.
A multicolored diamond pattern, sometimes with overplaid, usually in wool; originally knitted in England on hand frames, it is now made by machines and applied primarily to socks and sweaters.
A trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.
A small, thin suitcase that is used especially for carrying papers and documents.
The height, distance and spacing of a coat’s front buttons relative to its front edge and waist.
A man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.
Clothing that is sewn from a standard-sized based pattern.
A unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing.
When it comes to buying a suit, one of the things I always recommend if it is an option and within your budget, is to add a waistcoat. With a two-piece suit, you only get three variations—the two-piece, jacket separate, and pants separate. Add a waistcoat to the equation, and you've suddenly more than doubled the possibilities. Pairing the waistcoat and pants together is an underutilized combination, in my opinion, and one that I'd like to see more often. Here's one way to do it. VIEW MORE ▶︎
If you are attending a New Year's Eve party with a black tie dress code and either 1) don't have a tuxedo or 2) simply want to be a little creative, don't worry because there are options. In the event you've already worn out your black velvet blazer around the holidays and still don't have the funds to spring for that perfect and amazing midnight blue designer one you've been eyeing even though it's currently on sale for 50% off, turn to something you should already have in your closet and make your blue suit black tie. VIEW MORE ▶︎
While I would classify just about everything in Venice as must see, one thing you definitely do not want to miss—and actually can't miss unless you take a serious detour—is Piazza San Marco. It is Venice's main public square and is absolutely breathtaking. In person it doesn't even look real, though the pigeons can quickly snap you back to reality. Here's a look I thought matched the location well that we shot during a fun late afternoon walk around prior to a dinner with my friend Roberta from Luxottica. VIEW MORE ▶︎
My mantra when it comes to suits is the following: when you buy a suit you're not just buying a suit. It's something I've said before and will likely say again. However, when you break your suit into separates, some pieces are definitely easier to style than others. Using the jacket as a blazer, for example, is a no-brainer. A waistcoat alone can also be fairly simple. However, the hardest piece of a suit to style as a separate is often the pants. Here's one way I took the pants from my plaid three piece suit and used them in a much different context. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Like a brown suit, a plaid suit is definitely a next step proposition once you've gotten comfortable with the basics and decided it's time to expand your style vocabulary. The distinctive look of a plaid suit screams sartorial sophistication and when worn properly, can show that you've graduated from solids and into a new realm filled with possibilities. In addition to—and perhaps despite—its uniqueness, a plaid suit is extremely versatile. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be posting looks that showcase the several ways you can wear it, but to kick things off here's some inspiration for how to wear a grey plaid three piece suit. VIEW MORE ▶︎