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Menswear Brands and Sites Worth Shopping

Admittedly, sometimes closets face a lot of neglect, and over time it develops its own label homogeneity. It’s never a bad thing to throw in some new players, every once in a while.

Here are eight brands to add variety to your line-up.

Apolis

The brand name translates to “Global Citizen.” It promotes a socially motivated lifestyle, empowering communities worldwide. Oh yeah, and they also have pretty nice clothing.

http://www.apolisglobal.com/
http://www.apolisglobal.com/

Need Supply Co.

A beautifully curated space located in Richmond, Virginia, Need Supply mixes renown brands with independent designers from the U.S. and foreign soil.

The credo: “a well designed product can have a very real and tangible effect on our everyday lives.”

http://needsupply.com/
http://needsupply.com/

Band of Outsiders

When you have a former hollywood agent as the creative face behind a brand, you can surely expect unique takes on American classics. The high end clothing label based out of Los Angeles is known for its modern yet defiant looks.

http://www.bandofoutsiders.com/
http://www.bandofoutsiders.com/

ASOS

With outstandingly huge product line offerings across menswear – over 60,000 independent brands and own label – ASOS has no shortage of sartorial goodness. The online fashion retailer stands as one of the UK’s largest.

All Saints

Ruth La Ferla, of the New York Times, describes the brand’s identity as having a

“brooding aesthetic… built on the fusion of modern technology and the crudely mechanized cosmos of the late Victorian age.”

If that doesn’t pique your interest in the British retailer, then it’s a fairly good thing the list doesn’t end here.

Credit: Steve Russell
Credit: Steve Russell

UNIONMADE

Priding itself on well-made and aesthetically classic products, UNIONMADE is an independent menswear shop offering top of the line brands in casual and fine clothing.

http://unionmadegoods.com/
http://unionmadegoods.com/

Rogue Territory

As another menswear brand coming out of California, Rogue Territory caters to the person interested in the subtleties. It separates itself through its handcrafted quality that is almost reminiscent of a bespoke fit.

http://www.rogueterritory.com/
http://www.rogueterritory.com/

Wings + Horns

The young menswear label is a Canadian project that attributes much influence not only to its home landscape, but also to the Japanese’s approach to details. Given its deliberate thought to fabrics, it’s no wonder the brand has made itself quite popular in the world of men’s fashion.

Beat the Summer Heat in Style – Affordable Fashion Ensemble

With the weather permitting, it is still very much possible to flourish your fashion fiend addiction under 90 degree weather. Paying attention to the material your clothes are made of is fundamental when hitting extreme temperatures. Light linens, easy breathing fabrics as polyester or cotton to keep cool. Here are some summer saves while updating your closet.

G-Star RAW 2 Pack V-Neck Tees -$35

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via revolveclothing.com

Simple and casual, and classic v-neck shirts will always be in style. You can wear them with almost anything. You receive two shirts in this bundle with over 19 different colors to chose from. G-Star makes these shirts with a polyester and cotton blend, guaranteed to help keep cool. Other alternatives can be found at an abundance of stores like H&M, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s or Tjmaxx.

Zara Faux Leather Combination T-Shirt With Seams-$22.99

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via Zara.com

This Faux Leather shirt is good to add flare to your wardrobe. Dark colors tend to track more heat to your body in the sunlight so at night this is a great fit.The best part about leather is that is is guaranteed to always look good on you.

H&M Short-Sleeved Denim Shirt- $19.95

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via hm.com

Denim is fun but heavy, but this shirt is actually a denim printed shirt made out 100% cotton. It has a distressed pattern to it giving off a retro vibe.

Club Monaco 10 ½” Jackson Short- $69.50

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via clubmonaco.com

These cotton shorts come in two calm colors of navy and red. Designed for warm weather, these shorts are flexible to the occasion. Pair these with boats shoes, Vans, Converse or Puma Sneakers.

Bonobos -Straight Leg Washed Cotton Chinos -$43.98

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via nordstrom.com

 

For a business casual look, straight leg chinos are a great investment. They are even on sale now at Nordstrom in 9 different shades. These pants are also light and 100% cotton. You can find alternatives at Zaras, Macys, and Revolve Clothing.

H&M Chino Shorts- $19.95

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via hm.com

These cotton shorts are a classic straight cut. They are meant to go slightly above the knee and are available in nine vibrant colors. These shorts are great for color blocking with a graphic tee or tank.

Cole Haan -‘Grant Mto’ Driving Shoe-$87.98

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via nordstrom.com

This half leather and suede shoe is on on sale right now for 50% off at Nordstrom. It also comes in three different shades. A versetile shoe can be worn for different occasions. Reviews about the shoe express “..Very comfortable, like walking on air!!!!”

Topman Suede Gibson Shoes.-$70.00

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via topman.com

These casual brown shoes, detailed with beige stitching is a great way to seal an outfit. It is a 100% leather and is accompanied with a rubber sole. Some pastel linen trousers, cuffed at the bottom and a white v-neck would go really smooth with these shoes.

Adidas Ciero Sneaker- $75

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via urbanoutfitters.com

Turn your day outfit around with these low cut Adidas. These comfortable sneakers are classics and are go to’s for many men. The red stripes give a pop of color on the simple suede beige sneaker. With hints of lime green on the back and front logos, the lightweight rubber sole finishes off the design. You can find this shoe online at Urban Outfitters.

Puma Super Classic Suede Sneaker- $59

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via urbanoutfitters.com

Another sneaker alternative is this Classic Suede Puma Sneaker. The lightweight soles are great for everyday wear. Available in red, blue, black,and gray. You can find these at Urban Outfitters or Pumas offical website.

 

 

5 Places You Should Add To Your Summer List!

1. 230 Fifth

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via 230-Fifth

2. Sugar Factory American Brasserie (New York, Las Vegas Paris & Las Vegas Towns Square , San Diego , Brooklyn *Coming Soon*)

You might as well call this place candy land.

With four locations, you can spot some of the hottest celebs drinking one of their signature candy infused goblets. They have over 10 different signature chocolate martinis.

Their menu ranges from breakfast, brunch and dinner. Options from waffles, crepes, pancakes all the way to chicken tenders. Having a birthday soon?

Make a reservation at Sugar Factory and get a packaged deal with their party menu.

3. LIV night club (Miami)

via Liv Night Club
via Liv Night Club

“Your momma used to live at the church on Sunday
You just go to LIV after church on Sunday”

Yes, Rapper Drake said it and it really is true; LIV is the place to be on Sunday.

LIV is considered one of the most popular clubs at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. They are known for having the hottest DJ’s and GoGo Dancers. Beware, this place is pretty pricey! Other than that, you are guaranteed to be partying with A-List celebs, athletes, and socialites.

Are you ready to Party?

4.1 Oak (Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, South Hampton *coming soon* )

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via 1 Oak NYC

5. Hudson River Café and Lounge (New York)

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via Hudson Cafe and Lounge

 

 

 

2014 Summer Must Haves!

Now that summer is just around the corner, we have come up with the 5 summer must haves that every guy should have this year. The list is not only about clothes, it’s about the main things that will make this summer season one to remember. Of course clothing is a big part of summer but so are the experiences.

So here are your summer must haves in order to make the best of what the season has to offer.

The Clothes – You have to get some new summer shorts and also a few t-shirts to brighten up during the day. Along with of course a pair of swim trunks. How can summer be enjoyed and not at the beach?

The Accessories – Every season new sunglasses come out and so should yours. It’s the perfect season for shades. The sun is shining in your eyes, and you don’t want to wear a hat. Also you can people watch without them knowing and it adds that cool trendy factor.

The Protection – Oh this is a need for all people. You probably will get burned if you go outside. So have some sunscreen with you. Not that historic cream, but a spray on sunscreen that no one knows you’re wearing. You don’t have to sacrifice skin care for style.

The Body – Getting into shape should be a priority. Everyone wants to have that beach body. Having nice biceps, a chiseled chest and what everyone dreams of, washboard abs. It will make you look better, be more attractive and build confidence. Mainly it will be a major advantage with the last must have on our list.

The Fling – The best thing about summer are the females. All slim and tanned, wearing low cut skirts, see through shirts and looking for fun just like you. So this summer a must have is the relationship. Even if it will undoubtedly end in a few months you should still enjoy them. And no better way to enjoy summer than with beautiful lady by your side.

Instead of people watching in the summer to see what is out there, be the guy that other want to see. Make everyone else people watch you! Let someone come up to you and ask if you believe in love at first sight? The reply by asking if you should walk by again.

 

Upgrade your wardrobe for Spring and Summer

Spring has sprung and we are ready to put away our ultra-warm winter coats, our thermals, and anything else that resembles an Eskimo. Ready to upgrade our spring and summer wardrobes. Shopping sales are happening everywhere, new collections are hitting the stores and we are getting ready to buy. So how do you  go about upgrading your style for the spring and summer? Think simple. Getting dressed is not rocket science, it’s more of a creative art. Just like every single one of your junior, and high school teachers once said, “K.I.S.S.”

Think of winter as a supreme pizza. All the toppings for a nice hearty meal, and spring should be a fresh gourmet salad. Enough to satisfy, but not enough to last throughout winter. Summer should then be a cup of frozen yogurt. Not a complete meal, but it’s the perfect refreshment.

Start by deciding what and how you want to wear it. For example take a pair of pants, a sweater and Chelsea boots that you wore all winter. The easiest way to upgrade what you have is to downsize what you wear. No more heavy dark colors, but start to brighten up your look just a little. Take off a top layer or two.

Spring – Now for the spring, replace the pants with Chino’s, the sweater with a thin cardigan and the boots with some oxfords or loafers. Have a few brighter looking shirts to wear on a daily basis because spring is in the air, relax a little, loosen up and for the summer think of just a slice or two.

Summer –Here is where if you’re not heading to work you can wear almost anything. With the sun blazing down on your face and neck, comfort is the number one priority. Tight fitting clothes will be the end of you, and using that term loosely. You must have some loose and airy linen clothing with light shoes. Slippers, boat shoes, whatever fits and feels comfortable. If you choose to wear a long sleeve shirt, roll up the sleeves. But have shorts, lot’s of shorts and even more t-shirts for the hot days ahead.

 

 

Dyed Denim: Beyond Blue Jeans

The designer denim craze that has so gripped the world of fashion has transformed the way we think of jeans.  What used to be workwear has been dressed up, shaped up, prettied up, and thrust into the spotlight as a wardrobe staple on par with the navy blazer- indeed, jeans and a blazer are now recognized as an excellent evening staple, a state that used to be considered heresy.  In the rush to upscale blue jeans, however, there is one option that is sometimes overlooked: who said jeans have to be blue?

Denim can take on many garment dyes; indeed, as cotton, it is highly suitable to a broad range of colors.  We therefore recommend that you go beyond blue.  An easy way to start is with a pair of white jeans, a great substitute for white chinos in the Spring and Summer.  If you don’t want stark white, consider an off-white pair like the ‘wheat’ color sold by J. Crew.

There’s more to dyed denim than white, however.  Denim most enjoys dyes of bold, dark colors, such as black, gray, and even burgundy.  At the same time, it can take the lighter shades, such as the aforementioned white and even khaki or stone.  If you have the resources, don’t hesitate to experiment with different colors of denim.  Treat these jeans like a pair of colored chinos or corduroys, but with the added edge of their rough exterior.  Pair them with a scratchy tweed sport coat, a marled sweater, and some desert boots, and you have the perfect outfit to spend a night out on the town with.  Or you can go hiking, if you feel so inclined.  You are wearing jeans.