The morning air is crisper. The leaves are beginning to turn. And the ominous specter of pumpkin spice looms large...
Ah, yes, it’s corduroy season. But before you go forth, draped in corrugated cotton, filling the world with that singularly indescribable sound of corduroy rubbing against itself, you need to heed these rules:
April showers are here—which means it’s in your best interest to wear as much water-resistant clothing as possible.
Luckily the recent tech-meets-tailoring boom in menswear has turned out a handsome lot of gear that wouldn’t look out of place when swapped into your everyday getup. So we picked out the best new stuff for spring—though we wouldn’t advise wearing it all at once.
It would seem the bolo tie is poised for a renaissance—between Philip Rivers noticeably wearing one as a good luck charm this past football season, the Grammys and the surprising number of braided-leather strings we saw hanging around fashion week this month.
Really, in the grand scheme of things as menswear continues to mine deeper and deeper into Americana, it was only a matter of time after the rise of the denim dress shirt that the bolo tie would follow suit. And since we’ve got it on good authority we’ll all be wearing bolo ties by year’s end, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide...
Take a close look at this snap just in from the Listen Up Philip premiere at Sundance.
You’ll notice that Jason Schwartzman is wearing hiking boots with his otherwise normal-looking suit and tie instead of a pair of hard bottoms. It’s an advanced move that we’ve seen pop up a few times over the years—and like most sartorial affectations, it looks better on the Internet. But we do see a few rare situations in which a stylish gentleman might find it appropriate to wear his hiking boots with a suit. And yes, premiering at Sundance is one of them.
But now that you’ll actually be embarking upon your travel, it’s time to get real. So we’ve put together this handy guide on what exactly your travel style is projecting to the rest of the world—and, more specifically, where people might assume you’re jetting off to (needless to say, wearing your neck pillow in the terminal isn’t going to be looked upon kindly).
The mere utterance of the word can send shivers up the spine of even the most savvied dandy. It’s one of those rare fabrics that has both low- and highbrow connotations—and you wouldn’t want to be pegged to either—but if there’s any time of year you could get away with donning the dandified older cousin to corduroy, it’s now. So we’ve put together this handy guide:
Bow ties. The hotly disputed, professorial older brothers to the standard necktie, they are currently making an unprecedented return to the forefront of dapperness.
And you want in.
But understandably, you’re worried that you might end up coming off more Colonel Sanders than Fred Astaire. While this is a valid concern, it’s also easily avoidable; all you need is a little direction. And that’s where we come in, with a few carved-in-stone guidelines for making the jump from four-in-hand minor deity to neckwear god.
We know. It’s summer. Your mind is a veritable View-Master of barbecues, long-weekend sojourns and scantily clad beach flings. But eventually, after the sand settles, and Mandy heads back to Vassar, it’ll be fall. And from what we’ve seen, you’re going to look fantastic.
Herewith, the definitive list of must-have sartorial trappings from our favorite Fall/Winter ’13 lookbooks.
They’re setting up shop in the Bay Area this weekend, and it’s fixing to be the stuff from which sartorial dreams are born. Think raw selvage denim from Cone Mills by way of Tellason, Horween leather riveted into exceptionalism by the gents of Rancourt & Co. and just about all the chambray button-ups and oxford suiting a man’s closet should require.
Next weekend marks the unofficial start to summer—which means it’s time to kick your summer preparations into high gear right now.
And above all else, you’re going to need to pick up the right pair of shades for wherever it is you plan on summering—because the sun in Cannes requires a different UV protection than the sun you’ll encounter on the music festival circuit. So we put together a handy guide for your summer’s eyewear-related needs.
This snap comes from the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, where fashion’s favorite perma-grinning photog Terry Richardson followed Ms. Kate Upton about her day at the Beverly Hills Hotel—sunning poolside, wearing floppy hats, the usual—until our favorite bow-tie-wielding comedian Aziz Ansari suddenly entered, frame right. It’s hard to know exactly why he’s in this single photo, but we’ve got a hunch...