402 posts tagged Fashion
Tokyo Laundry Men’s A/W13 Collection
Layered In Style
Ever since I discovered UK based men’s & women’s clothing brand, Tokyo Laundry, I’ve been a fan of their stylish yet affordable clothing. This season’s Autumn/Winter collection is no exception. With plenty to offer, the new line features everything from classic to casual outerwear and a range of sweaters and knits to suit any taste. My personal favorites from the collection are their variety of patterned button downs and sweaters. I love a good print and luckily many of their designs incorporate bold graphics and patterns in a trendy and stylish way whether it’s a printed pocket detail on a shirt or an all-over pattern on a cardigan.
Here’s an outfit I chose from their current line. I paired some slim chinos with a navy button down shirt featuring a really unique striped pattern on the upper chest and back. I really love how the added detail on the shirt really makes it stand out as a statement piece. I also added a chunky button up cardigan with a Nordic inspired print for an extra layer of warmth. The fit of the sweater was perfect - not too tight but not too baggy so it still fit nicely under my burgundy pea coat without adding extra bulk. Speaking of the jacket, I really love the double-breasted design with the shawl collar. It really adds a sophisticated touch to the outfit - not to mention it’s super warm and comfortable.
If you like the items you see here, there’s a whole lot more to see on their site so you should definitely check out the rest of the collection. You may even find some holiday gifts for yourself of even your friends.
Wearing Clothing by Tokyo Laundry:
OUTFIT: Men’s Printed Peacoat
I know I’ve been confessing my love for dark colors and solids this fall/winter but there’s still a place in my heart (and closet) for all the crazy prints that I love. Sure shelling out some hard earned money on a patterned pea coat may seem impractical but sometimes a statement jacket is worth it. When I saw this printed coat I knew it had to be mine and to be honest, it’s more versatile than I originally thought. The darker navy and green colors are not super loud so I can wear it with most of my wardrobe without screaming “look at me” but they also makes enough of a statement that will make people take a second look or at least spark some conversation. How do you feel about winter coats? Do you stick to solid neutrals or would you dare to play with pattern?
Photos by Justin
We Heart x Williamsburg Garment Company
As much as I loovve living in the East Village, sometimes it’s fun to get out and explore other parts of the city. A few weeks ago, my friend Apneet and I decided to catch up over coffee and snacks in Williamsburg which made perfect sense since we both wanted to test drive our new pants from the locally designed brand, Willamsburg Garment Company. We also invited our friend Emma along to take some photos as we explored the area. It didn’t take us long to find our way over to the East River where we caught the sunset just in time for a quick shoot. So here’s just a few of the pics we ended up with but you can check out more of Emma’s awesome photos from our photo sesh at We Heart Magazine here.
Jacket by Levi’s (Similar) // Shirt c/o ASOS (Similar) // Jeans c/o Williamsburg Garment Company (Similar) // Shoes by Converse c/o Amazon // Apneet is wearing Williamsburg Garment Company Engineer Stripe Boyfriend Pants
Photos by Emma
Introducing Paul Evans Men’s Dress Shoes
What Do Your Shoes Say About You?
Well if you’re wearing Paul Evans the answer is style and quality. When it comes to quality footwear, I’m the first to admit that shelling out top dollar for a pair of shoes can seem silly considering all the bills I rack up living in one of the most expensive cities in the US. But when you think of your next big shoe purchase as an investment in terms of great craftsmanship, longevity, comfort, and style the competitive $350 price point of Paul Evans Italian calfskin leather dress shoes can’t be beat.
I had the opportunity to test drive one of the newly launched brand’s 3 signature styles, The Grant, and have to say that my feet have never been more pleasantly surprised. Compared to other leather soled shoes I’ve worn in the past, this pair seemed to wear extremely well right out of the box. It’s no wonder though considering the high quality craftsmanship of their handpicked Italian factories where the shoes are made. The leather uppers are amazingly soft which was a blessing in terms of breaking them in and the leather lining and soles speak to the true luxury of the brand. Stylewise I love the classic and minimal design of the perforated cap toe. The dark brown color option too makes the shoe the perfect pairing for a suit or a more casual outfit with denim jeans so you’ll get more versatility with this great dress shoe. If you’re in the market for a new shoe that’ll sharpen your look this is definitely the go-to brand to try out. With free shipping and free returns, there’s really nothing to lose. So consider treating yourself to something luxe. Hey - it’s the perfect excuse to spend that upcoming Holiday bonus right?
Outfit: Men’s Camo Shirt
I can’t say it enough. I absolutely loooove living in the East Village! Every weekend I discover more great places in my neighborhood and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Last weekend I spent the day exploring my neck of the woods with my close friend Christina aka Xtina. We stumbled upon some cute vintage clothing stores and boutiques including Xtina’s cousin’s art gallery, Mascot Studio - a great spot for custom framing and art. I know it’s only Monday but I can’t wait for another weekend of discovering my new city.
Original Photos by Xtina