If one thing is clear, it's that autumn is here on the east coast. Time for heavier fabrics, sweaters, layering, leather dress boots, and all the other seasonal menswear-related things that make it my absolute favorite season. I spent this past weekend with friends in New York City celebrating my birthday and enjoying the first taste of fall air. I also had the opportunity to stop by Ted Baker to check out some of their new fall selection. Here, I've styled three of my favorites – all perfect for stepping up your fall style. VIEW MORE ▶︎
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During the summer wedding season, I get lots of questions of the "What should I wear?" variety. What's appropriate? What colors? What kind of neckwear? And so on. I've written before about how to dress for a summer wedding in the city, country, or garden, but here are a few general tips and guidelines for looking your best when you're attending someone's special day. VIEW MORE ▶︎
After five straight days of ominous weather, the idea of a weekend with crystal blue skies and perfect temperatures seemed like a dream. And, truth be told, I was still in a mild dream state of my own when Rob and I hopped on an early train up to NYC for the 9th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Following a quick cortado at Gasoline Alley, we made our way to the tip of Manhattan and onto the ferry to Governors Island. 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 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.
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.
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.
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 ▶︎
I've talked before about how dress codes can sometimes be fairly unclear. Black tie is relatively cut and dry, but others like business casual and even semi-formal leave plenty of room for interpretation. And then there are some that don't seem to make much sense at all. I put 'Creative Black Tie' (also known as 'Black Tie Creative') into that category. With holiday party season in full swing and New Year's Eve on the way, it's entirely possible that you might see this dress code on an invitation in the near future. Maybe you already have. Here's some inspiration for that situation or any more formal holiday party you might attend. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Preparing for the holidays always involves dressing things up. At my house, liberating the Christmas decorations from the basement, stringing the lights up on the porch, and picking out a tree and trimming it are all activities that signal that the holidays are here. There is an element of boldness in most of these holiday displays, so there's no harm in embracing that festive spirit when thinking about what to wear to a holiday party. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Dandyism can definitely be a way of life. However, if you are like me and find yourself drawn to elements of the style—a wonderful focus on details and intricacies—there are any number of ways to simplify and adapt some of those affectations for your personal dress even if you don't plan to adopt it on a full time basis. Here's one way I paired the waistcoat and pants from my grey plaid three-piece suit to release my inner dandy. VIEW MORE ▶︎
A summer wedding in the country is a chance to have a little fun and mix things up. For some reason, a quilt is one of the first things that comes to mind when I think of the country. It may be because my mother is an accomplished quilter and lives on a street with the word ‘country’ in its name, but regardless, it’s definitely an association I make. It is also the inspiration for this look that I put together for a summer wedding in the country. VIEW MORE ▶︎