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OUTFIT: Men’s Turtleneck 

Revisiting The Turtleneck

When most people think of turtlenecks they think of the nerdy guy or something you wear when you’re trying to a hide a hickey but recently they’ve been making a comeback as a stylish and acceptable option for winter dressing. I’ve always loved turtlenecks as a kid because well, I was always a nerd, so bringing them back into my wardrobe as an adult was something I wanted to try. Here I chose to pair a lightweight turtleneck with a suit to serve as a little inspiration for some upcoming holiday party attire but there are many other ways you can incorporate a turtleneck into your outfits. If you’re curious, GQ does a good job of showcasing some great examples here. As you can see, it’s really easy to pull one off without looking nerdy so now the question is, would you wear one?

Wearing:

Blazer c/o Mr. Turk (Similar)  //  Turtleneck by Uniqlo (Similar)  //  Pocket Square c/o ZB Savoy Bowtie Co.  //  Shoes c/o ASOS  //  Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV

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Outfit: Men’s Graphic Tee

Graphic Content

Sorry for those of you who thought this title inferred that there would be some sort of nudity in this post. Closet Freaks is a totally PG blog, so mind out the gutter! Anywho, Ed Hardy and the Jersey Shore have been giving graphic tees a bad name for far too long. It should be noted that there ARE actually cool graphic tees out there that won’t make you look like a fist pump douchebag. Try a screenprinted tee of a cool photo or a band tee or hell even cats - they’re out there I’ve seent it! For this look I chose to pair this distressed graphic tee with some crisp bold yellow party pantz for a cool juxtapostion.

Wearing:

T-shirt c/o Unruly Heir  //  Pants c/o Mr. Turk  //  Shoes by New Balance //  Sunglasses c/o Gant Rugger  //  Backpack c/o ASOS

Photos by Lordale

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How To Wear Casual Sneakers & Incorporate Green Into Your Spring Wardrobe

The Grass Is Always Greener

Well that was a quick break! Although I originally intended to take some time off, after a few days I realized that in order to get back to normal, I just have to carry on. And TBH, blogging is something I love to do so why not just get back into the routine?

With all the craziness going on, I’ve been feeling the need to escape the city for a bit so I drove down to the suburbs of NJ to see my family. In this episode of “Cool Dad” Goes To The Burbs, I wanted to keep my outfit simple and comfortable.  Also, I finally got to break in two of my new favorite pieces! The first was a new pair of selvedge denim that had been MIA from my closet for a few days while getting hemmed and tapered by the tailor. The alterations were perfect and really transformed the way the jeans looked on me so in the end, worth the wait. Also, I took my "new new" (Balance’s) out for the first time! The 574’s have always been pretty popular with others but looked a little “bulky” on my feet so I opted for the classic 620 style that had a sleeker look. Without intentionally trying to be “matchy,” I ended up wearing a lot of green in this look but I have to say that I really like the way it looks. A bright green goes with just about anything, but if you’re feeling a little iffy when trying to incorporate this color into your outfits for spring, a safe bet is to go with a denim in a medium blue.

And now on a more personal note, seeing these pictures really brought to mind the old saying "The grass is always greener on the other side…" Being in a relationship and being single definitely both have their perks but either way it’s always hard to see the good in your current situation. Although the grass is looking greener on the other “couple-y” side because I’m newly single and alone, I’m slowly learning to appreciate the new freedom I have. Thank god for my wonderful family and friends who’ve been just incredibly amazing over the past week (and in general). Things are looking up! And also thank you to everyone for all the positive, supportive messages, emails, tweets, and love! I seriously have some AMAZING readers!

Wearing:

Jacket c/o Frank & Oak  //  Shirt c/o Mr. Turk  //  Denim by Williamsburg Garment Co. c/o Mind The Chap  //  Shoes by New Balance  //  Watch by Timex

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Closet Freaks x Mr. Turk Spring/Summer 2013

Fresh Prints

Nothing feels more like summer than some bright colors and bold prints. That’s why I love the rich and vibrant color palette in Mr. Turk’s latest spring/summer collection. These yellow pants and patterned jacquard blazer make the perfect outfit for summer cocktails on a rooftop bar or festive night out. If you’re adventurous enough to be a little bold with your style choices this season, you’ll love the latest offerings from Mr. Turk. Shop this look and other great pieces HERE.

All clothing c/o Mr. Turk.

Blazer - 'Mr. T” c/o Mr. Turk

Shirt - 'Slim Jim' c/o Mr. Turk

Trousers - 'Triston' c/o Mr. Turk

Shoes - 'Berkley' loafer c/o Florsheim

Lapel Flower - c/o Hook + Albert

Sunglasses - c/o Gant Rugger

Styled by Anthony, Photographed by Dustin

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