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Marci Cheary “Baubles” Limited Edition Print

\"Baubles\" Limited Edition Print by Marci Cheary Dress up your walls for spring with this mesmerizing limited edition print!

$180 at Trunkt.

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Gen Art San Francisco | DEMA

DEMA Gen Art

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Key Takeaways:
Volume is key: puffed sleeves, bubble skirts, and wide legged pants.  Oversized collars, deep v-necks, 3/4 sleeves, and double breasted coats make us feel like we’re watching NY Fashion Week.

Color Palette: Neutral shades, with splashes of green, purple, maroon, and mustard.

Silhouettes: 3/4
length tops, high waisted styles, deep-v necklines, long sleeved
styles, hemlines at the knee, bubble skirts, and a lot of

Accessories Report: Boots, colorful scarves, sweater caps, and dare we say a poncho!

What’s Wearable: Most everything.  Love the slouchy cardigans!

What’s Not Wearable: We’re not fans of the dark stockings–they make the looks older than they have to be.

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Trendscape: Oversized Collars

When it comes to collars these days, it seems that Bigger is Better. Everything from sweater collars to blouse and jacket collars are expanding,  so use the look to make your outfits more dramatic.  Style Bytes predicts that the look will take us into fall, so if the weather gets cold, make like a snail and tuck your head into your colossal collar.


Our Blow the Bank Pick: 

marc jacobs jacket

Marc by Marc Jacobs Chintzed Poplin Plisse Jacket | $458 at

Our Splurge Pick:

crop jacket

Plenty Shawl Collar Crop Jacket | $296 at Nordstrom

Our Affordable Pick:


Rigby Sweater Jacket | $74.95 (sale) at Anthropologie

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Gen Art San Francisco | Gytha Mander

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Key Takeaways:  Gytha Mander (meaning “A Gift From Me”) brings us a collection that fuses Rasputin-like tendencies with a Dsquared mindset.  Even so, his pitch-perfect men’s apparel exude a dark elegance that echoes equestrian regality with warm tailor-made suits.  His style seems to find that form-fitting nuance that seems to get lost in Western menswear.

Color Palette:  A mix of ruby reds, oranges, blacks, whites, teals, camos, blues, browns, purples, and a whole landslide of shades provide a warm hodgepodge of colors that compliment this collection.  All of them blend smoothly without taking away from the designer’s vision – especially the iridescent blue lined blazers.

Silhouettes:  Fitting each model to a tee, the mildly sharp, broad-shouldered blazers are juxtaposed with the autumnal skinny-fit trousers.

Accessories Report:  Ties are whimsically paisley printed and fancy with bold stripes, while scarves make an occasional appearance.

What’s Wearable: Nearly all of the outerwear is something all fashion-minded men would want to get their hands on – even the professorial herringbone jacket with leather elbow patches.  He switches things up with an alternative to the traditional button down shirt via the banker shirt.  The use of unique color perspectives and prints excel with the linings and stitching in the topcoats and blazers, while the trousers (even the denim) fit handsomely.   The overall contrasting textures make a lot of the pieces appealing and wearable.

What’s Not Wearable:
There was a recurring bib present on many of the tops.  They seemed more infantile than fashionable – but they are useful for those butter-dripping lobster dinners.  The trousers may have been
endearing overall, but there was one particular pair that drew unnecessary attention to the crotch area.  The pants looked like Brokeback Bon Jovi. Gytha Mander also utilized gun holsters in the collection (à la John Bartlett Fall Collection ’06.)  They make look cool on the runway, but unless you’re a prominent law enforcer, let’s leave this one on the racks.

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Diesel Snap Collar Dress

Diesel Snap Collar Dress Can we say H-O-T? 

$70.20 (sale) at Bluefly.

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