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The Hottest New Items to Purchase Right Now

As the seasons transition, we find ourselves scrounging for the next best items to own to wear proudly and continue to be the most stylish guy. Below you will find a list of items that you need to purchase for this autumn.

First is the off-white shade Wrangler Wild Wash Vintage Design T-shirt. This shirt is perfect for street wear! It is a simple graphic T that you obviously need so follow the link Wrangler.com. Another is the River Island Mid Blue Faded Ripped Jimmy Slim Tapered Jeans. Oh man… that is one long name for a pair of jeans! Anyway, these jeans resemble a 90s style fit with a white washed look. It features multiple rips as well. Here is the link to purchase a pair RiverIsland.com. The Primark Camouflage Backpack features the next century camouflage at a reasonable price. Follow the link Primark.com to retrieve your newest backpack!

Next is the H&M Nylon Bomber Jacket. This is the perfect jacket to transition throughout the season. It is a very lightweight jacket; so follow the link H&M.com to purchase your jacket for the 2017 Fall. The collaboration of RNLI X Finisterie features items that include fisherman knits, beanies, and waterproof jackets. The positive affect happens when you purchase an item. 10 percent of the sales are donated to charity!

Image via Flickr/ Daniel Pimley

The Fimex MKI Aluminum Watch is the next best thing to own this season. This watch is the reinterpretation of the Mik-W-46374B TimeX from 1982. It features a military aesthetic with a sleeker and slimmer band. Here is the link to purchase one for you End.com. Another pair of jeans to own would be the G-Star Raw Motac 3D Slim Jeans. These jeans were specifically constructed for mobility and comfort. It features 3D ribbed panels along the calf and back of the knee. To own a pair here is the link g-star.com.

Obviously, shoes need to be purchased for this upcoming season. The Adidas Originals EQT Support Boost 93/17 has the most ground breaking contemporary design to date! Here is the link Adidas.com to purchase a pair for you. You already know that you will not be disappointed in this wise purchase. The MKI Miyuki Zoku Pink Printed Cotton Top is another shirt to buy. It has a very updated design that runs up the sleeves. Here is the link harveynichols.com.

To carry all of this stuff you are about to purchase you need a stylish bag. The Sandqvisk Apollo Backpack that has a sleek style for durability and practicality. Here is the link sandqvick.net so you can carry all of the necessities! Again, you can never have enough shirts so the Beams Plus Camp-Collar Printed Shirt will be a great purchase. This shirt resembles a 80s theme by the print-blocking technique pattern throughout the shirt. Here is the link to buy it mrporter.com.

Topman featured black checked jogger pants. These joggers are extremely fashion forward that are as comfortable as ever! Here is the link Topman.com to keep looking stylish but comfortable as ever! Lastly everyone just needs to purchase the Boohoo Man Nasa Cap. Everyone needs a hat… so there is the excuse to buy it boohooman.com!

These are some of the top essentials to own right now especially during the change in the seasons. Hopefully, you find some of these products to fit your personality and can represent your style!

Are You Ready for Fall? Well, here are the Best Boots to Own!

Finally! The leaves are about to change, the wind will become a bit brisk, and everything is going to be pumpkin spice flavored. It is time for you to get new boots for this fall season. Well, lucky for you all the best boots have been listed for this 2017 fall season!

The first boot to buy is the chukka. This boot is known as the desert boot as well. Chukka boots are one of the best forms of casual footwear that can resemble class. The 2017 fall colors, for this boot, would fit into the traditional earth tones or the purely bold colors. Tod’s offers one of the best chukka/desert boots, and it can be purchased at Tods.com for only $545.

Next is the brogue boot. You know how the brogue was one of the best shoes for a man to own during this past spring/summer season? Well, vamp up your style with the brogue boot. This boot is a great transition from the summer footwear you have been wearing, to the essential fall footwear needed due to weather changes. It will appear extremely similar to the ordinary brogue shoe but a bit taller. To buy a quality pair of brogue boots you can purchase a leather brogue boot at Burberry.com.

From season to season, the Chelsea boot continues to rise in popularity through multiple fashion trends. This is another boot that transitions from summer to fall with an effortless style and a fashionable look that can be worn with numerous outfits. It can be worn in a formal or informal event. For this fall season, the most popular color is the army green in suede. To purchase the Wyatt 30 Chelsea Boot by Saint Laurent for $945 follow the link ysl.com.

The lace-up boot allows you to have an edgy vibe to your 2017 fall boot collection. This boot has a Rock n’ Roll sense, but resembles the same feel as the Chelsea boot. It tends to be much dressier than a combat boot, and can be worn in a wide range of preferable attire for numerous occasions. Outfits can range from suit and tie or to casual jeans. If wearing jeans with the Balenciaga lace-up leather ankle boot try wearing black or white jeans to make it a statement piece! You can purchase these boots at matchesfashion.com.

As popular fashion trends continue to revolve around the 90s, the combat boot is a staple to this 2017 fall fashion season. To embrace a punk-rock moment, try the Dr. Martens Vintage 1460 8-Hole boots in Oxblood Quilon drmartens.com.

Hopefull, these five boots can help complete your 2017 fall boot collection! Who knows what is in store for the 2017 winter footwear trends!

Not Just an Ordinary Leather Brogue

British shoemaker Oliver Sweeney is pairing up with Johnnie Walker to release a limited edition leather brogue with a little secret. Hidden in the soles of each shoe is a small bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label!

But, it doesn’t end there. The iconic “Johnnie” logo is stamped on the side of each shoe. And on the back is a stitching of the initials “J.W.”. These leather brogues are priced reasonably for a pair with a “special feature” ($489). So if you don’t mind being judged as an alcoholic, and love to be alcoholically prepared, you might want to add these to your wish-list.

 

Leather Brands You Should Know

The leather accessory is a staple item in the male wardrobe. You probably even have a piece of leather on you right now. Known for its style, robustness, texture and the iconic smell, it adds a unique flavor to many outfits. There are also fans who live and die by this iconic animal skin. Made into different types of accessories (boots, bracelets, wallets and jackets to name a few), the leather fabric remains a timeless fabric that ages well with frequent wears. So if you’re looking to add some leather to your setups, you’ll be happy to know that there is a laundry list of brands to choose from. And if you’re feeling patriotic, you’re in luck. There are many American brands that manufacture their products right here in the US. So, consider these brands.

 

Caputo & Co SS2015 Collection

New York based designer Alex Caputo shows off his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at his Hell’s Kitchen studio. Inspired by a recent trip to the island of Bali, Alex provides a tropical flavor full of blues, greens and yellows. The collection consists of a variety of unisex bracelets, belts, bags and other accessories. For this season’s bags, the designer uses strong, waxed canvas coupled with Vachetta leather; known for pleasing patina after some use. They come in messenger, tote and luggage styles; all with South American/Balinese influences. A notable design in this year’s collection is the unique zig-zag pattern; made to symbolize a body of water. The patterns can be found in blue, green, yellow and orange hues throughout Alex’s tote bags, bracelets and belts. Set to land February 2015, find them at Caputo & Co, Barneys, J.Crew, Nordstrom and other retailers.

 

Who Needs a Compliment When in Balmain?

Today, when we talk Balmain, we talk creative director Olivier Rousteing. Sparing the details, the man is as confident as you should get and his clothes don’t shy away from that title.

Below you will find images of the men’s F/W 2014 collection and you will realize that the Rousteing touch requires no stamp of approval. Rousteing worked a safari theme and played with colors of green, khaki, and camel, and exotic animal prints from leopard to zebra. The collection screamed organic extravagance, and expanded the world of Balmain.

Balmain this season brought you leather jackets and drop-crotch Jodhpur trousers in olive drab; and printed leopard jackets in pony skin. The collection also included and slip-on sneakers and evening shoes. The collection merely represented his new direction and remaking of Balmain: “It’s being more myself; my music, my style, my generation,” he said.

via Balmain

via Balmain
via Balmain

The Return of the Doctor’s Bag

The doctor’s carryall, physician’s saddle bag or the classic medicine bag was the accessory of choice for traveling doctors as far back as the American Civil War. Commonly made of leather, it held all the essentials needed to perform any basic on-the-field procedure. The physician’s saddle bag, made famous by pop culture, had a rectangular bottom with a tapered top and a set of handles attached to both sides of the opening. A wide, rectangular metal frame around the opening allowed for easy access to the interior compartments. And one or a set of leather straps held both sides of the clamp to fasten it together.

Used more as a tool and less like a fashion accessory, the bag’s rise to fashion fame was due to it’s appearance in movies and TV. Characters like Mary Poppins were seen carrying a floral medicine (or carpet) bag throughout the movie. The gun wielding, tough-as-nails Granny Clampett from the 1962 sitcom “Beverly Hills Hillbillies”, also had one nearby.

via Walt Disney Productions
via Walt Disney Productions

 

The purse like appearance of the medicine bag and its debut on the big screen made it an easy transition from a doctor’s essential accessory to a women’s purse of choice.

via BillyKirt.com
via BillyKirt.com

Now that murses are more accepted by men, the physician’s bag is fitting in among the other designs. Brands like BillyKirk and Wood & Faulk provide classy and modern designs. Using waterproof, durable canvas and leather, these two brands offer high quality, hand-made goods manufactured here in the USA.

via woodandfaulk
via woodandfaulk

 

 

Hey Chelsea!

When people talk about Chelsea, one might imagine a blonde girl with blue eyes, or perhaps Chelsea, New York. But when people talk about the Chelsea, it’s the traditionally black leather, closely fitted, ankle-high boot.

If you haven’t been introduced to Chelsea, please proceed to read on below.

With all the credits and thank you gestures to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker, J. Sparkes-Hall, the Chelsea boot was born in 1851, and later became an iconic element during the MOD era in the ‘60s.

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With a noticeable comeback that has been served on many runway shows by various designer houses, the Chelsea boot has been and is a celebrity favorite. With a unisex character, the Chelsea boot has been worn by the boldest such as, John Lennon, Kate Moss and many more.

With the Chelsea boot you can never go wrong, at least Saint Laurent’s creative director, Hedi Slimane didn’t. Opting for the Beatles inspired Chelsea boot that is distinguished with a Cuban heel, Slimane incorporated a lot of Chelsea boots in the menswear collection, and that truly highlights the importance of you owning one.

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Mostly popular in leather and suede, the Chelsea boot is to be found anywhere and everywhere. With an immortal modishness, the Chelsea boot is the best investment one shouldn’t hesitate to approach, don’t you want to feel like Sir Paul, or look like Kate?

Images via Gentlemen’s Gazette

Leather and Suede Sandal by Lavin

 

Show your feet off this summer in luxury sandals walking like a fashion gladiator. LAVIN leather and suede sandal adds a great compliment to your outfit. Two colors mix so well given you so many options to style with.

Closure on the back of the sandals in white with suede lining insteps adds pure classic, about the toe area of the shoe beige leather done in a block form gives volume to the sandal visual appearance, studding going all over the lower part in gold, “ Its magical delicious”. How do feel about these sandals? Want to step into summer the right way? Well look no further, your sandal has  just arrived.   Price $945  Shop here.

 

Alexander McQueen: Leather Covered Skull Backpack

Alexander McQueen Pre Autumn/Winter 2014 Leather Covered Skull Backpack, with a studded skull in the front, adjustable strap with metal latch. The bag is cotton lined features sleekness with soft leather. Backpack done in luxury that will have you run to class, work, social events, and this bag will do all the talking for you. As people feel the fiber content they will see that it’s not just any backpack. Alexander McQueen Backpack is elegant and a great conversational piece.  Price: $2, 295.00 – Check out some details and shop for the bag here