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A Glass of Red for Your Steak

Posted by Justin Tucker on December 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Is it a neutral or a statement color? This is the question many men appear to be asking when it comes to the shade of red which sits somewhere between burgundy and that of red wine. It has always been a color of great prestige, as was commonly worn during more formal events of the Victorian era. Even today, it isn’t uncommon to witness what many m...

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The Lean, Green Fighting Machine

Posted by Justin Tucker on November 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



If you thought grey, black and navy were the only colors you could pair with anything, you’ve got another thing coming. If you’ve been paying attention this season, you must be aware that earth tones are ruling the industry of menswear right now. It makes sense, after all, as many men tend to find themselves opening their closet doors to an oversup...

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Navy Is the New Black, So What's Next For Blue?

Posted by Justin Tucker on October 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It’s difficult to predict whether there will ever come a day when blue is no longer a color to build a wardrobe off of. Judging by the fact that so many of our favorite staples work best in this color – from suits and denim to basic tees and outerwear – it’s probably safe to say such a day will never come. Unlike its companio...

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Not-So-Mellow In Yellow

Posted by Justin Tucker on September 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” As the seasons change, it is not uncommon to experience what seem to be never-ending downpours coupled with unstable temperatures. Though probably not ideal weather conditions for most, the rainfall might be viewed as a cleansing process - washing away what’s left of the previous season ...

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The New Age of Pink

Posted by Justin Tucker on August 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Can one’s masculinity truly be defined simply by the color he is wearing? As we all know, society has managed to establish specific standards of what’s considered normal, even when it comes to our undergarments. It seems pretty absurd when you think about it, right? Yet, these “norms” have managed to stick around for d...

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Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2016

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Inspired by a 1950s island hopping holiday fantasy, Tommy Hilfiger presented his Tailored Spring/Summer 2016 collection for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, thus capturing the essence of the traveling man. Situated at the Chelsea Arts Tower at The Glasshouse, the presentation featured a tailored wardrobe that is said to easily take you from Honolulu to Marth...

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Thom Browne S/S 2016

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Having remained a menswear favorite since the early 2000s, designer Thom Browne lived up to his reputation once again as he wowed audiences with a presentation of his Spring/Summer 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Following a jaw-dropping Geisha-inspired show at Paris Fashion Week, the more subtle showcase, titled “The Offic...

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Nick Graham S/S 2016

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It does not matter where one exists in the world, elegant suiting will always prevail. American designer, Nick Graham, proved to be an absolute supporter of this notion, as he presented his first complete menswear collection presentation at Milk Studios for New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Colorfully tailored pieces, stripes and plaids, and fine suiting mad...

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Nautica S/S 2016

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Anyone up for a day on the water? Nautica’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection has got you covered, featuring a range of board shorts paired with striped sweaters, lightweight jackets, and slip-on sneakers made for yacht life. Head of men’s design, Steve McSween, stayed true to the brand’s seafaring aesthetic while paying homage to the ...

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Engineered For Motion S/S 2016

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It seems as though many of the designers who showcased at Fashion Week: Men's were heavily influenced by their favorite sports.  Donrad Duncan - head designer of Engineered For Motion - apparently followed suit with one of the most unexpected sports out there for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection.  As models stood holding helmets and l...

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White-Out

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Crisp white: the color of purity, the common theme amongst those many spring/summer soirees, the ultimate representation [or imitation for many of us] of wealth. Though its purpose has always been served during the three-month span between Memorial and Labor Day, the rules for white-themed ensembles have clearly been taken up a notch this season. I...

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Anzevino Getty S/S 2016

Posted by Justin Tucker on July 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Out on the west coast the pace may be slower, but the focus on luxury never fades. That was the message of the Anzevino Getty spring 2016 collection, presented at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The LA-based designers, William Anzevino and August Getty, utilized rich European textiles and simple silhouettes to illustrate the ideal Californ...

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The Truest of Blues

Posted by Avante Edmonds on March 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



The classic blue tone is a debatable topic that could lead the fashion’s elite to blows. One thing is agreeable about this term however, it is classified as some sort of mid-range blue. It is not a baby blue nor a deep navy. This also excludes any extremely florescent variation of the shade. This blue is the calming kind, reminiscent to resor...

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Tangerine Dreams

Posted by Avante Edmonds on February 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Tangerine Dreams. One of the declared colors of the spring/ summer. A showstopper for sure. Reminiscent to succulent citrusy fruit at beach side soirees. Shades of orange can be worn all year long. The shade is important though. Lighter tones such as a peach are better for summer months and darker burnt oranges are fitting in the winter season. Th...

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Back in the Black

Posted by Avante Edmonds on January 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 


The color black is similar to a good friend you grew up with and can always depend on. There for you when everything seems too hectic to function. Life is simple with black. Not boring but simple. Black is there to focus you on what really matters. Clean design, tailoring and qual...

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The Top Ten Fall/Winter Menswear 2014/2015 Collections

Posted by Omar Nasir on September 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Fall 2014-2015 collections explored the links between casual and formal wear. No longer two separate entities, designers combined the principles, creating a modern way of dressing for the man of the hour. The most notable collections offered classical tailoring effused with a fashion forward finish. These collections catered to the ...
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Top Ten Dapper Gentleman Right Now!

Posted by Omar Nasir on June 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)


For our first Top 10 list of the summer, we present ten of the most dapper international men. These gentlemen constantly raise the bar when dressing for success. They are fearless in their fashion selections, choosing to lead rather than follow. Each man posesses a brazen confidence to match their modern style philosophy. After much debate, these men are simply the crème de la crème.

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Hollister SS14

Posted by Kenneth Kashif Thomas on March 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


As if we didn't get enough of the same stuff with A&F's collection, Hollister does it yet again spoon feeding us with the same clothes under a different name (here's to capitalism). Really all it comes down to is whether you like a bird or a moose on your clothes. Surfing and beach life, what you see is what you get, the douchebags in suburban and rural High Schools are probably pi...

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Dsquared2 SS14

Posted by Kenneth Kashif Thomas on March 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


A great down to earth look book with inspirations coming from Tokyo with their denim style in both the fit and wash, even with their khakis and cargos sporting the all too familiar wide leg fit. A few pieces seldom seen in collections such as the indigo camo wash denim button up, a flattering piece with double pockets on the chest to give that classic look a contemporary flare. The oth...

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Christopher Kane SS14

Posted by Kenneth Kashif Thomas on March 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Christopher Kane’s collection looks like Tron took a stab at minimalism, but where he missed the point on some occasions, you can’t really call it a failure. The collection is eye-catching to say the least, linear designs work on most of the pieces except for those with faces and landscapes, visual overloads. Full color outfits sporting logos and tops with linear f...

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