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Bi-Polar Vortex
The Ups & Downs Of Last Month’s Outfits
Blogger confession: this past weekend was pretty sh*tastic from the nonstop rain and therefore nonstop boozing, so rather than giving you one new outfit today (rain is a personal style blogger’s worst enemy), you’re getting 16 old outfits. Besides, this outfit roundup allows us to all look back and reflect on how all over the place the weather has been. From a sleeveless leather look to all bundled up in wool and a beanie, to a full-on suit and tie I’m covering the whole spectrum in terms of clothing styles and weather appropriate attire. This March was also the first time ever in my life I think I’ve worn a bucket hat and a white coat. Call it March Madness but I’m pretty pleased with the outcome of experimenting with different looks and learning more about what I like when it comes to honing my own personal style. Have a favorite look? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what you guys like best!
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Bi-Polar Vortex

The Ups & Downs Of Last Month’s Outfits

Blogger confession: this past weekend was pretty sh*tastic from the nonstop rain and therefore nonstop boozing, so rather than giving you one new outfit today (rain is a personal style blogger’s worst enemy), you’re getting 16 old outfits. Besides, this outfit roundup allows us to all look back and reflect on how all over the place the weather has been. From a sleeveless leather look to all bundled up in wool and a beanie, to a full-on suit and tie I’m covering the whole spectrum in terms of clothing styles and weather appropriate attire. This March was also the first time ever in my life I think I’ve worn a bucket hat and a white coat. Call it March Madness but I’m pretty pleased with the outcome of experimenting with different looks and learning more about what I like when it comes to honing my own personal style. Have a favorite look? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what you guys like best!

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Miranda Priestly Eat Your Heart Out

Florals, For Spring? Groundreaking? No. Stylish? YASSSS!

Spring florals will forever be a trend and I will always be here for it. I recently picked up this sweater and I’m in loveee with this tropical floral print. It’s the perfect nod to summer but because it’s a sweater it makes a great transitional piece as the weather starts changing.  From bombers, sweaters, tees, and button downs, you’ll be seeing floral prints popping up all over. I’ve included some of my favorites in the carousel below so check them out for some spring shopping inspiration.

Wearing:

River Island Sweater//  Zara (Similar) Pants  //  Public School x Generic Man (Similar) Shoes  //  Scott Osterbind Bracelets

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Because It’s Cold…

Even Though It’s Spring, Here’s How To Wear A Winter White Coat

Believe it or not folks, it’s actually spring but you wouldn’t know it by the not-so-warm welcome (25 degrees to be exact) that we had here in New York. So what do you wear when you’re thinking spring but feeling winter? Well, I’ve saved the best for last: presentingggg The Winter White Coat! Tada!

When you think of white coats, you may think of doctors, scientists, or some other super smart person that you are not. Sure it can be intimidating to rock such a bold color but fear not because you can totes pull it off if you keep it simple.

I recently had the chance to customize a coat with Tailor 4 Less so obviously I wanted to do something out of the box. I chose to do a long moto style jacket with zipper details throughout in a bright, crisp, clean white. After a quick 15 days my made to measure coat was in my possession but on the downside it was still winter…which I guess is technically okay because I could still wear it this season. I chose here to wear my coat with all black because nothing else balances out white quite like the exact opposite color. Stick with solids and one color palette with your white jacket and you can effortlessly pull off a monochromatic look.

Wearing:

Tailor 4 Less Jacket//  General Idea Shirt  //  Hudson Jeans Pants  //  APC x Nike Shoes  //  ZB Savoy Scarf

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In Pur-Suit Of Sexy

Look Good, Like REALLY Good, With The REISS Personal Tailoring Experience

Although I’m not an everyday “suit-and-tie” guy, fashun sweats can only get you so far in life. There a comes an occasion, or two, throughout the year when you just have to get gussied up. Whether it’s a wedding, work event, or a fancy pants cocktail party, a proper suit is a must-have for every man.

About a month ago, I was invited to experience the REISS personal tailoring service at the New York City Bleecker Street store, and with 2 formal events on the horizon I was more than happy to oblige. The London-based brand has become known for it’s impeccable tailoring so it was no surprise that every detail in the made to measure process was perfectly executed. When they tell you that this suit is made for you, they’re not kidding. Here’s a rundown of all the little details I chose, just to give you an idea.

  • Single button, single breasted jacket style with waistcoat
  • Half lined jacket with navy lining and white piping
  • Side Vents
  • Notch lapel
  • Blue glen plaid wool fabric
  • Straight flap pockets
  • Four-button functional cuffs with sky blue button hole thread and gray marble buttons
  • Flat front trousers with cuffs and side tab waist style, cut slim and cropped above the ankle
  • Rust colored under collar melton
  • Monogram over left inside waist pocket

I literally had no idea there were so many customizations you could make to a “simple” suit, but the learning process became part of the fun. If you’re like me, and hesitant when it comes to decision-making you can rest assured that the personal tailoring team will talk you through everything. For me the main concern when it comes to suits is the fit. As a shorter guy, I tend to drown in suits sized for the average height male. With the made-to-meaure experience, I can now bypass the hassle of finding a decent tailor and have a suit that fits me perfectly.

After the initial measuring and a followup fitting, the final product was amazing! They say that every man looks powerful and confident in a suit, and that couldn’t be more true of the way I felt when I first tried it on.

The US launch of the Reiss personal tailoring service is set to launch next month at their NYC store at 309-313 Bleecker Street where Dmitriy will take excellent care of you! Learn more about this service before it’s launch on their website.

Wearing:

REISS Custom Suit//  Modus Man Shirt  //  J.Crew Tie  //  Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Tie Bar  //  Florsheim Shoes  //  ZB Savoy Pocket Square  //  John Ruvin Eyeglasses

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Checks Please! A Plea For Plaid

Declaring The Plaid T-Shirt A Must-Have This Spring

It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that most guys have a few checked shirts in their closet. It would be even more likely to assume that these shirts would probably all be button-downs. But why reserve such a fun pattern for collared shirts alone? This spring when the weather heats up, let’s lose those collars and try some checks on a classic tee. Whether it’s a plaid, tartan, or gingham print, rethink your t-shirts this season with some inspiration from some of my top picks below.

Wearing:

ASOS Jacket//  ASOSShirt  //  Big Star Jeans  //  ASOS Shoes  //  Monokel Eyewear Sunglasses  //  Johnny Love Beanie

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