My latest article for Playboy (link slightly NSFW, though there is no nudity) is out now and is a list of six fall essentials that no stylish man should be without. Among the items I chose were a great pair of boots, a plaid shirt, a shawl collar cardigan, a patterned or textured blazer, a leather biker jacket, and a stylish getaway bag. Shop a few of my picks below and see all of them in my article for Playboy. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Tag Archive: Picks
I love getting questions from my readers and I'm always happy to answer them. Style tips, suggestions on how to dress for a particular occasion or event, specific product recommendations—all are fair game. Here's one from a reader looking for advice on where to find stylish and affordable navy blazers. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming Menswear He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎
I am a big fan of the "What's in your bag?" posts on The Verge, one of my favorite tech websites. It's always interesting and cool to see what different people carry around with them on a daily basis. In the spirit of those posts, I thought I'd offer everyone a little bit of a variation on that theme and give you a glimpse into my pockets. So here are five things I'm usually carrying around in my pockets. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming He Spoke Style 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.
In addition to getting to style a couple of great items from the Reiss AW13 collection, I was also invited to take over the Reiss blog for a day. My contribution is a little window into my life, travels, and experiences over the course of a month. It was a fun project and I was excited to get to share some of my favorite spots in Baltimore—some fairly well known as well as a couple hidden gems a little off the beaten path. Check out my post on the Reiss blog by clicking here and take a look at just a few of my favorites from the Reiss AW13 collection below. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming - He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎
I get lots of questions from readers via email and I always do my best to respond to every single one. Sometimes the questions are fairly specific and sometimes they're more general. Here's one I received recently from a young gentleman in Italy asking about recommendations for books on men's style. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming - He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎
In menswear, pocket squares are sort of like the cool music from your teenage years. At least when I was growing up, there was an aura around the kid who knew about the cool bands that nobody else had heard of (at least before they became popular). I'll date myself here, but if you knew pre-Nevermind Nirvana or were listening to Mother Love Bone before Soundgarden and Pearl Jam blew up on the national scene, you were considered a clairvoyant and maybe even a god. A similar association can be made for the gentleman with the unique, hard to find, or even one-of-a-kind pocket square. And even if the clairvoyant/god allegory is a bit of a stretch, that man can induce a supreme amount of envy amongst other like-minded sartorial enthusiasts. That's why a few—or more than a few—stylish and unique pocket squares should be in every well-dressed man's collection, even if one of them is a bit of a splurge. Here are five of my favorites currently available at Mr. Porter. Use the arrows to advance and click to shop. Have leads on other great pocket squares? Leave your picks in the comments. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming - He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎
I am currently enjoying an extremely relaxing vacation on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It has become one of my favorite vacation spots, which is why it's my third time back in as many years. Kauai is definitely a bit of a long trip from the east coast but completely worth it, in my opinion. I fell in love with Kauai because of its lush and beautiful vegetation—they don't call it the garden island for nothing—and laid back vibe, which is a welcome shift of gears for me from the fast-paced world I create for myself and live in in real life. Should you ever consider a vacation on Kauai, I highly recommend staying in Poipu on the south side of the island. And if you go, here are eight Hawaiian vacation essentials that I definitely won't be found without on Kauai. Use the arrow to advance and click to shop. Aloha! VIEW MORE ▶︎
When it comes to men's grooming, skin care probably figures on the lower end of the priority list for most guys. And as we all know, summer brings on its own special set of skin care challenges. The heat and humidity makes skin sweaty and oily and, of course, there is the ubiquitous threat of sunburn. I am not an expert in these matters but Emma Greco, an aesthetician at the Quinntessential Gentleman in Baltimore, certainly is. Having personally benefited from Emma's expertise, I invited her to share some of her summer skin care tips. Men's Style Fashion Blog - He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎