Men’s Style: As Seen in Florence

Pairing a scarf with a smart suit and wide-brimmed hat? These men are on to something.
By Karen Morales

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As can be expected from Pitti Uomo, an international showcase of menswear collections and events, innovative ways of dressing were seen on the streets of Florence among the men who attended. Particularly, some men were seen sporting scarves wrapped around their shoulders and chest, experimenting with an accessory that could be considered both shawl and poncho.

 

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Tees and Tatts for Men

By Renata Certo-Ware

There are big changes afoot in Men’s style, and the moral of the story is Don’t skimp on the edge-factor. Go bold or go home in printed tees with wild graphics. Throw one of these on over under a blazer and pair with tailored pants and some slick shoes for a totally tough, totally updated look – tattoos not included.

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Corduroy Comeback

By Karen Morales

Corderoy is back! A pair of velvety corduroy pants is an essential wardrobe staple for men this Fall. This versatile fabric is comfortable enough for casual day wear, and dressy enough for a special occasion.

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Style tip: Play around with fabrics! Wear your corduroys with a cashmere gray v-neck sweater, layered with a denim shirt peaking out from underneath and at the collar. Leather and suede oxfords with fun socks complete the look.

Four Sunglasses Styles to Suit Any Guy

By Karen Morales

Our clothes and our accessories can make a powerful statement about the kind of people we are, since they are usually the first things people notice about us. In the summer, sunglasses are the perfect punctuation to that statement, and can really make an outfit.

So what do your shades say about your personality? We decode:

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Classic Square Frames: You’re a no-fuss type of guy who likes to look good, but stay within a comfort zone when it comes to style. Nothing wrong with that. Persol gets you.

Thick-rimmed aviators: You like making a statement, and letting your presence known. Although you wouldn’t admit it, you definitely want people to notice you and your unique style.

Sleek-rimmed frames: You really couldn’t care less what people think of your style, you just want some sun protection for your eyes provided by Ray Ban shades.

Clubmasters: You have a devil-may-care sort of attitude and style. You can appreciate a good leather jacket and fitted jeans. You’re probably an artist or musician.

How to Mix & Match Men’s Formalwear

By Karen Morales
For a man who likes to experiment with his usual suit and tie combo, try the following fashion risks.

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A mixture of different patterns, such as a striped tie and a checkered dress shirt can be tricky to pull off, especially if you’re not keen on looking like some sort of clown. The rule of thumb on pairing a gingham shirt with a patterned tie is to make sure that the shirt is a lighter shade than the tie. Sticking within the same color family also complicates things less when mixing patterns.

Unexpected color combinations, such as a brown tie with a blue shirt and navy jacket, can be aesthetically pleasing and sartorially rewarding. Play around with complimentary colors, there’s a whole spectrum of possibilities.

A Dapper Man’s Guide to Grooming for the Wedding Season

By Karen Morales

It’s the season for weddings and it’s time for the Grooms, Best Mans, and wedding guests to put their most dapper foot forward. The common belief is that men need only throw on a suit to get ready for an event, but fine gentlemen know the importance of good grooming. 

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Neat and kept facial hair on a man can go a long way; The Art of Shaving’s Sandalwood Kit is equipped with the right tools for an great shave – no ingrown hairs in sight.

A signature scent speaks volumes for a man without making a sound; Hermes Eau de toilette spray set is the right combination of fresh and musky.

Cleanliness is a given, and is more impressive when achieved with ease and efficiency. Jack Black All-over Wash is formulated for cleansing the face, hair, and body in one simple bottle.

The men of this wedding season are sure to be dashing!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Every father is different – this year, we found the perfect gifts for all types of dads.

By Lindsey Sampson

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For the traveler – This man has more frequent flyer miles than he knows what to do with and rewards cards to every major hotel branch. He knows flight attendants by name. If your dad travels frequently for business or for pleasure, help him get there in style with this rugged briefcase from Rag & Bone.

For the man who likes to pamper himself – This man is not afraid of a little product. Maybe he gets pedicures every now and again – it’s cool, he just likes to take care of himself. Bang Bang from Marc Jacobs is fresh and bold, perfect for the sophisticated man.

For the snappy dresser – This man wore bow ties before bow ties were trendy. He’s had the same wingtip shoes for years. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the stylish dad, a bold silk pocket square with a cheeky pattern will fit the bill.

For the explorer This man’s ideal Saturday morning consists of an early hike while the sun rises. He climbs mountains, knows how to fish, and prefers the great outdoors to just about anything else. Waterproof lace-up Hunter boots are comfortable for every season and will keep his feet dry and protected during his next adventure.

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