Color Coordinated, Part I

Color has been an important theme over the past few seasons. What better time of year to embrace color than now with the lush green grass contrasting against the vibrant blue skies? One of the easiest ways to inject color into your wardrobe with minimal commitment is through accessories. Part 1 of our 3 part series begins with something so foundational as socks. While many consider it an after thought, it really shouldn’t be. Hosiery is one of those areas that is noticed more for when it’s not done right. Prime example: white tube socks paired with dress shoes. Our resident sartorial sage, VP and Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings, shares his thoughts on colored socks. “For casual looks, coordinate laces and socks to compliment…

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Color has been an important theme over the past few seasons. What better time of year to embrace color than now with the lush green grass contrasting against the vibrant blue skies? One of the easiest ways to inject color into your wardrobe with minimal commitment is through accessories.

Part 1 of our 3 part series begins with something so foundational as socks. While many consider it an after thought, it really shouldn’t be. Hosiery is one of those areas that is noticed more for when it’s not done right. Prime example: white tube socks paired with dress shoes.

Our resident sartorial sage, VP and Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings, shares his thoughts on colored socks.

“For casual looks, coordinate laces and socks to compliment something else on your outfit (just don’t think too hard about it, matchy-matchy is a no!). For the boardroom, classic socks should match your trousers.” Below are hook + ALBERT and Paul Smith.

 

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It’s A Formal Affair

It was Sly and the Family Stone who sang, “you’re still checking each other out” and nowhere is that more true than during black tie events. Whether you’re heading to a wedding or the baccarat table, you might as well make sure that you get your formal look right, especially if you’re going to invest all of that effort. Let’s discuss the accoutrements that will help you stand out from the sea of similarity that frequently plagues these events. Adding one of these formal accessories hand picked by our VP and Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings, will ensure your look is more James Bond rather than Rick James. And while you’re not gunning for any best-dressed lists, it’s still nice to be recognized.  As Sly…

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It was Sly and the Family Stone who sang, “you’re still checking each other out” and nowhere is that more true than during black tie events. Whether you’re heading to a wedding or the baccarat table, you might as well make sure that you get your formal look right, especially if you’re going to invest all of that effort.

Let’s discuss the accoutrements that will help you stand out from the sea of similarity that frequently plagues these events. Adding one of these formal accessories hand picked by our VP and Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings, will ensure your look is more James Bond rather than Rick James. And while you’re not gunning for any best-dressed lists, it’s still nice to be recognized.  As Sly once crooned: “nobody wants to be left out.”

hook + ALBERT Metallic Leather Lapel Pin: $95

“Make a statement by trading in your traditional boutonniere for a metallic leather lapel accent.”

S.T. Dupont Rose Gold Lighter: $1,225

“A true gentleman is always prepared.”

Louis Leeman Gold Studded Evening Slippers: $750

“A bold take on the traditional smoking slipper, these gold studded shoes add a little bit of rock n’ roll.”

Tateossian Diamond Dust Cufflinks: $1,600

“Add some swagger to your wrists with these diamond dusted cufflinks.”

BOSS Black Round Pocket Square: $35

“The beauty of a round pocket square is that no folding is required. Just stick it in your breast pocket and you’re good to go.”

Saks Fifth Avenue Gross Grain Silk Bow Tie: $68

“This silk gross grain bow tie by Saks Fifth Avenue is my go to tie for formal occasions.”

 

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Guys: Which one of these will you be sporting at the baccarat table? Tell us in the comments.

To order any of these items call 1.877.551.7257.

 

 


Navigating the Waters

We help guys choose the right swimwear for every destination

It’s that time of the year. We’ve already sprung forward with our extra hour of daylight and now it’s time to get together our travel plans for the summer. But we’ll also need to consider what we will be bringing. No matter the locale, there’s sure to be a beach, perhaps surfing on Bondi; a pool, maybe an infinity in the Maldives; or a hot tub for that après ski soak in Patagonia. With all the swim options available, choosing the right pair can become a daunting task. Enter our resident style guru, VP and Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings, who helps us hone in on the appropriate swimwear to suit every need. You knew that was coming. 2(X)IST New Core Rio Swim Briefs: I…

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It’s that time of the year. We’ve already sprung forward with our extra hour of daylight and now it’s time to get together our travel plans for the summer. But we’ll also need to consider what we will be bringing. No matter the locale, there’s sure to be a beach, perhaps surfing on Bondi; a pool, maybe an infinity in the Maldives; or a hot tub for that après ski soak in Patagonia.

With all the swim options available, choosing the right pair can become a daunting task. Enter our resident style guru, VP and Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings, who helps us hone in on the appropriate swimwear to suit every need. You knew that was coming.

2(X)IST

New Core Rio Swim Briefs: I grew up on a swim team and have always loved a plain red “Speedo” type suit. 2XIST makes the best fitting underwear so it make sense that these are the best fitting swim briefs.

Vilebrequin

Solid Stretch Swim Trunks: This is what I call “beach to boardwalk.” Perfect for swimming in the ocean and strolling on the boardwalk.

Sundek

Rainbow Board Shorts: Classic southern California board shorts with the iconic rainbow on the rear. My go-to swimsuit for summer holiday.

Burberry Brit

Brinn Check Swim Trunks: I’ve always loved the Burberry check. And I look better in short trunks, so these are a great match for me!

Onia

Charles Macro Paisley Swim Trunks: I’m not a big print guy when it comes to swim suits, but I love the paisley print on these swim trunks by Onia.

 

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Guys — what kind of swim suit is your favorite for summer? Tell us in the comments.


Immaculate Construction

Tod’s Gommino moccasin takes over 100 steps to create

Tod’s iconic driving moccasin, the Gommino, was conceived out of the marriage of a timeless Italian aesthetic to the ease of daily life. A fashion classic, the simple yet refined loafer painstakingly takes over 100 steps to construct with up to 35 different leather parts that are hand cut and sewn. Certainly no detail is spared. Even the sole, which many would think of as an afterthought, has become the signature trademark of the Gommino. It is carefully arranged with exactly 133 pieces of rubber pebbles and naturally they match every shoe down to the specific shade of color. If you think that’s meticulous, each piece of leather is inspected at multiple parts of process for any blemishes. You can rest assure that each pair…

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Tod’s iconic driving moccasin, the Gommino, was conceived out of the marriage of a timeless Italian aesthetic to the ease of daily life. A fashion classic, the simple yet refined loafer painstakingly takes over 100 steps to construct with up to 35 different leather parts that are hand cut and sewn.

Certainly no detail is spared. Even the sole, which many would think of as an afterthought, has become the signature trademark of the Gommino. It is carefully arranged with exactly 133 pieces of rubber pebbles and naturally they match every shoe down to the specific shade of color. If you think that’s meticulous, each piece of leather is inspected at multiple parts of process for any blemishes. You can rest assure that each pair is crafted with the one of the highest standards in the industry.

From left: Zoe Saldana, Jon Hamm, Jessica Biel and Michael Douglas.

Don’t be surprised if you see Jon Hamm walking around in his Gomminos. Yep, Mr. Don Draper himself is a fan, as is Michael Douglas. And who can blame them? This driving shoe is so versatile, you’ll want to buy multiples and wear them to almost every occasion. Fortunately for you, they come in a variety of colors and materials, from a dark brown polished leather to a yellow stamped suede.

 

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See Tod’s in the Spring EDIT.


A New Hollywood Icon

The New Saks Men’s Store in Beverly Hills is the epitome of California Cool

The Fifth Man is Saks Fifth Avenue’s ode to a sharp dressed man. The newly renovated men’s concept store in Beverly Hills launched earlier this month, proves to be a totally new experience for shoppers in California, who can peruse the latest and greatest from the likes of Giorgio Armani, Brunello Cucinelli and Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s collection, to name a few. The landmark Timothy Pflueger-designed building on Rodeo Drive has been updated to include contemporary artworks alongside sophisticated residential-style furnishings, allowing the shopper to feel right at home. The D-Bar on the lower level is dedicated to all things denim, replete with a bar for a cocktail at the end of a long day of shopping. Brands in the D-Bar are at the height…

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The Fifth Man is Saks Fifth Avenue’s ode to a sharp dressed man. The newly renovated men’s concept store in Beverly Hills launched earlier this month, proves to be a totally new experience for shoppers in California, who can peruse the latest and greatest from the likes of Giorgio Armani, Brunello Cucinelli and Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s collection, to name a few.

The landmark Timothy Pflueger-designed building on Rodeo Drive has been updated to include contemporary artworks alongside sophisticated residential-style furnishings, allowing the shopper to feel right at home.

The D-Bar on the lower level is dedicated to all things denim, replete with a bar for a cocktail at the end of a long day of shopping. Brands in the D-Bar are at the height of cool, ranging with names such as DL1961, J Brand, Nudie Jeans, PRPS and Rag & Bone on display.  In addition to well-known brands, Saks will spotlight wares from up and coming local Los Angeles designers such as Diana Keinejad.

“Through these innovative renovations, Saks is thrilled to offer our customers exciting new lifestyle shopping experiences,” notes Tom Ott, Senior Vice President and GMM for Men’s Home and Gifts and Saks. “D-Bar and the men’s shoe salon, in particular, are sure to become iconic West Coast shopping destinations.”

 

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Guys: Ready for Spring? See more of our curated trends and editorials in Spring EDIT.