It’s market week here in New York—a time for buyers to stock their shops, for editors to take the pulse of the upcoming seasons and for general menswear camaraderie.
And Capsule is usually the main attraction. Right out of the gates we noticed a few hot-button trends: denim bomber jackets, waterproof bomber jackets—just a lot of bombers—and there was an overwhelming number of bucket hats (on shelves and heads).
Last night’s ESPYS show was a roller coaster of emotion—from Drake’s antics to the moving speeches of Michael Sam and Stuart Scott.
And there were also plenty of highs and lows in the style department as well. (Let’s please end the Capri-suit trend before it even begins… ahem, Victor Cruz.)
No, Jude Law didn’t manage to sneak his way into the Royal Box at Wimbledon today…
The man next to Pippa is the one Middleton who doesn’t get much shine on this side of the pond: their brother, James.
But with the combination of that beard and blogger-blue suit, he just might be the next style icon to emerge from the royal set. It’s as good as anything you’re seeing from Paris and Milan right now, and he’s just going about his business. Which includes hobnobbing with the likes of Lady Mary Crawley. He finished the mostly blue palette with a pair of dark suede lace-ups and that burgundy tie. Not a bad look to crib for the many public appearances you’ll be making this summer.
London Collections: Men wrapped yesterday, and while you (or the people you follow on Instagram) head south to Florence for Pitti, we’ve put together a recap of the very best Insta-moments from this year’s SS15 collections.
This is Bruce Chatwin.
And he was named as the inspiration for Burberry Prorsum’s S/S 2015 collection that just stepped off the runway in London.
It’s not often a label name-drops a style icon so obscure that we’re left scratching our heads. So we did some digging, and as it turns out, he really was one stylish dude—in addition to being a lifelong traveler and novelist. In other words, good inspiration for anyone looking for adventure.
This isn’t the first time we’ve championed dressing up for a flight, and it won’t be the last, but here’s a perfect example of what we mean…
You’re looking at the Italian National Team stepping off their flight to Brazil for the World Cup. In three-piece suits.
It’s one dapper sight to behold, and unlike Team USA who, naturally, opted for sweatpants—okay, it wasn’t that bad, they wore sleek, Nike-issued warm-ups—the Italians look like they’ve dressed for the occasion. Because it’s not just about getting to the tourney, it’s about arriving on the grandest of world stages and looking like you’re supposed to be there—before even stepping foot on the pitch.
Most of the red-carpet style chatter centers around Hollywood, but there was some serious style on display from the Broadway set at last night’s Tony Awards.
And for the most part, everyone kept it on the straight and narrow—not a bad thing when it comes to traditional formal dress—but there was one slight departure we could get behind: Bryan Cranston’s dotted bow tie. It’s the sort of subtle swagger that nabs you the Anthony for best actor. Bravo, sir. Bravo.
The fashion cognoscenti gathered at Lincoln Center for the annual CFDA Fashion Awards last night—and, as expected, there was plenty of good style on display. (And plenty of Rihanna on display.)
And while we were pleased to see Public School get some well-deserved shine by winning the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, they weren’t the only ones who came out looking like winners.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the Cannes Film Festival always seems to turn up some of the best style moments.
And the latest example happened just over the weekend…
Kempt Man of the Hour, James McAvoy, please take a bow.
This is exactly how you Cannes-ify a three-piece suit—the one in question here is a Burberry number: keep the look buttoned-up until you hit the collar and ditch the tie. A Mediterranean backdrop and a starlet on your arm also helps.
The sartorial stakes are already quite high on the red carpet at the annual Met Gala, so when Anna Wintour laid down the decree that men were to show up in white tie, they were raised even higher.
How would fashion’s leading men answer the call of an antiquated dress code of rigorous decorum?
Well, as it turns out, there were a few guys who went traditional and nailed it, while a few took some liberties and actually pulled it off. (And there were a number of fellows who fell in between that we just won’t mention.)
Restaurateur, philanthropist, master of the skeptical scowl: Bobby De Niro’s passions go well beyond the silver screen.
But with the first reels of this year’s installment of the Tribeca Film Festival rolling tomorrow night—an event that owes the esteemed actor no small debt of gratitude—we’ve found ourselves considering his more theatrical endeavors. And, of course, the sartorial stylings that have gone with them.
In our grand tradition of keeping you up to date on the international men’s shop scene, we’ve scoured the globe for the newest openings in your regular haunts—you know, Shanghai, Berlin, the usual. Because you never know when you’re going to need some British tailoring while in Hamburg.
André 3000. André Benjamin. Possum Jenkins.
The man has gone by many names and worn many hats over the years (both figuratively and literally). And now that he’s reuniting with his better rap half to kick off Outkast’s long-awaited reunion tour this weekend at Coachella, we though it prudent to take an analytical eye to the man who has served as the group’s stylistic compass over the past 20 years (yes, really), six albums and countless suspenders.
Last night, after nine long seasons, we finally got the full story on how Ted Mosby met his bride on How I Met Your Mother.
And regardless of how you feel about how it all wrapped up—no spoilers here, we promise—we wanted to bid the show a fond farewell in the only way we know how: the menswear. So we did the impossible and tracked down every single suit that one Mr. Barney Stinson wore during his HIMYM tenure, all 500-plus of them, and put them in this video.
You may have heard: a little music festival by the name of South by Southwest is happening in Austin, Texas, this week.
Over the past couple of decades, the annual gathering has brought together a motley crew of stylish musicians—spanning the eras of grunge to rap to whatever it is we’re calling that thing where a skinny guy playing a tambourine wears a trilby and suspenders with a white T-shirt—so we thought we’d take a look back at the festival’s illustrious history of onstage fashion.
The inaugural run of HBO’s much obsessed-over not-so-buddy cop drama, True Detective, came to an end yesterday.
And though we’ve got mixed emotions regarding that final hour—don’t worry, no spoilers here—we’re sad to see it go, especially since the news broke last week that McConaughey won’t be returning for season two.
Though that begs the question: if the dysfunctional duo is breaking up, will a new pair of misfits be taking up the True D reins next time around? Because if so, we’ve got a few suggestions for who might fit the bill.
In our grand tradition of keeping you up to date on the international men’s shop scene, we’ve really only focused on the brick-and-mortar openings…
But lately we’ve been noticing a bunch of handsome new webshops popping up in 2014. And just in case you missed any, we’ve rounded them up here for your viewing pleasure. Consider this an Internetional update to your already-dapper rolodex of men’s shops…
There were plenty of good-looking tuxedoes at last night’s Oscars—which was to be expected.
But there were a few unexpected standouts, a few departures that we were pleasantly surprised by—like the Hemsworthian burgundy—and a couple of ivory-white jackets that split the difference between questionable and impeccable. When it really comes down to it, these were the real winners of the Oscars (some even took home a golden statue)…
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