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APC Caban Maille Navy Knit Peacoat

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Okay, so it’s not inexpensive, but this knit peacoat is a casual take on a cool weather classic. And classics are worth the investment. We adore the contrast ribbed knit detailing at the shawl collar - just the kind of detail you’d expect from Parisian based APC.

$515  at Need Supply.

Add comment September 21st, 2010

You Said: No to Man Bags

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downtown-messenger-bag_092010We asked: Would you carry a Man Bag?

You said:  No to Man Bags, with a 53-47 split in votes.

Style tip? The vote was pretty well split on man bags - with a slight majority voting No.  We see the utility of the man bag for men living in metro areas - the need to carry your stuff with you when you’re living in a city begets the need for bags like these.  But for guys living in the suburbs, these man bags are less of a necessity. For a sleeker look, try a smaller bag, like the single buckle messenger pictured.  But for a more rugged look, go for a bag with more hardware - like the double buckle version of the Lacoste messenger.

Next question: Round sunglasses have been growing in popularity under the radar, but they’re coming into their own thanks to their prevalence at New York Fashion Week. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear round sunglasses?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Lacoste Downtown Messenger Bag | $195 at Saks Fifth Avenue

5 comments September 20th, 2010

Herschel Supply Company Pop Quiz Backpack

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The passing of Labor Day marks the end of the summer festivities, new beginnings for school, and a fresh start to a new quarter in the workplace. But you don’t have to be in school to get into the fresh back-to-school spirit. The Herschel Supply Company brings us a crisp, clean take on the classic school backpack and updates it with the details that matter - custom fabric lining, an internal computer sleeve, and a fleece-lined sunglasses pocket.

$65  at Need Supply.

Add comment September 8th, 2010

Bed Stu Artillery Boot

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With Fall 2010’s strong military influence, rugged looking boots are perfectly on point for the season. We’re eyeing Bed Stu’s version of the hardcore boot - especially thanks to the foldover leather tongue.

$125  at Urban Outfitters.

3 comments September 2nd, 2010

How to Make a Worker’s Shirt Ready for Office Work

work-shirt-ready-for-work_083010Pictured: Chambray Shirt | $49.50 at Gap, Polka Dot Print Tie | $59.50 at J Press, Essential Chino in Regular Fit | $59.50 at J Crew, and Millbrook Leather Driving Mocs | $128 at J Crew.

Denim may have its roots in workmen’s clothing, but it’s irrepressible spirit has allowed it to transcend bounds of class and occasion.  So in a season defined by a love affair with all things denim, it’s not surprising to see denim chambray shirts waltzing their way into the business casual workplace - and not just in creative industries.  Here’s how to make the chambray shirt work for the office:

1.  Start with a well-fitted chambray shirt.  For the office, a slim fit cut works best; less fitted shirts are better left for the weekend.
2.  Add a pair of flat front khakis, keeping the chambray shirt tucked in (and belted).
3.  Finish off the look with key accessories - a tie in a complementary color (we love the look of navy and white polka dots) and a pair of rich brown driving shoes, whose hue harmonizes with the blues and sand colors in the look.  You can switch out the driving shoes for brogues as well.

How would you wear a chambray shirt to work?  Share your style with us in the comments!

2 comments August 31st, 2010

Fall 2010 Menswear Trend: Ruggedly Classic Accessories

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Rugged classics are the name of the game for Fall 2010.  And in keeping with this richly textured trend, we’ve picked a few favorite pieces from Need Supply.  The weathered army bag and the distressed wingtip shoes, in particular, have a bit of a patina and will only get better with time.  Here’s our accessory picks to get you started on your pre-Fall shopping:

Pictured clockwise from top left:
Herschel Supply Co Novel Duffle Bag | $75 at Need Supply

Bed Stu Wingtip Loafer | $150 at Need Supply

Will Vintage Army Tote | $300 at Need Supply

Sperry 2 Eye Wool Boat Shoes | $90 at Need Supply

What accessories will you be sporting come Fall?  Share your style with us in the comments!

2 comments August 24th, 2010

Sueded Fleece Crewneck Pullover

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Nothing says casual elegance better than Fall’s version of the heathered grey crewneck sweatshirt.

$54.50  at J Crew.

Add comment August 19th, 2010

What to Wear August 2010, Menswear Edition

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What’s on deck for August?  Pre-fall collections are hitting stores, and it’s time to stock up on what you’re going to be wearing once the weather cools down.  We’re digging the perfect henley shirt (thank you, J Crew), the field jacket, and an elegantly rugged boot.  We’re also enamored of the tailored vest - a la Joseph Gordon Levitt in Inception.  Here’s Omiru’s top menswear picks for August 2010:

1. Obey Heather Static Shawl Collar Cardigan | $98 at Oak

2. Black Plaid Slim Shirt | $49.50 at Gap

3. Jaspé Jersey Long Sleeve Henley | $45 at J Crew

4. Charcoal Twill Vest | $118 at J Crew

5. Chronicles of Never Normalist Black 7 Hole Boot | $442 at Oak

6. Obey Iggy Field Jacket | $158 at Urban Outfitters

7. Merino V-Neck Sweater | $69.50 at J Crew

What will you be wearing this month?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Add comment August 18th, 2010

What to Wear with a Denim Jacket

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With this season’s focus on all things denim, it’s a smart investment to pick up a versatile denim jacket to carry you through the rest of summer and into fall.  But what do you wear with this denim jacket?  Denim on denim, while do-able, can be a tough look to pull off.  (The secret to getting this look right, btw, is to vary the texture and the color of the pieces - your jeans and your jean jacket should not look like a suit.)  Our favorite denim jacket pairing juxtaposes this rugged piece against a pair of smart looking khaki trouser pants.  One part buttoned up, one part rough and tumble, this look is a perfect blend of casual sophistication.  Finish off the look with a perfectly plaid shirt and a pair of stylish sneakers.

Here’s what you need to get the denim and khaki look:
Grey Denim Western Jacket | $80 at Topman

Secret Wash Button Down Shirt in Everett Tartan | $59.50 at J Crew

Save Khaki Lightweight Trouser | $100 at Ron Herman

Lacoste L27 Cotton Pique Plimsolls | $75.83 at ASOS

How will you wear a denim jacket?  Share your style with us in the comments!

1 comment August 11th, 2010

Five Mens Summer Shoe Essentials

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When it’s broiling out, shorts are de rigeur.  But just because you’re going casual doesn’t mean that your footwear wardrobe needs to take a hit.  

But what shoes work well with your summer shorts?  Luckily, you have a variety of footwear options to keep you looking smart.  Just remember to skip the socks.

1. Sport Sneakers: Seavees 5/65 Tennis Shoes | $85 at J Crew

2. Boat Shoes: Sperry Navy Washed Canvas Boat Shoe | $75 at Urban Outfitters

3. Sandals: Nubuck Flip Flops | $38 at J Crew

4. Driving Shoes
: Drive Home Moccasins | $119.98 at Kenneth Cole

5. Moccasins
: O’Hanlon Mills Suede Moccasin | $28 at Urban Outfitters

What shoes will you be wearing this summer?  Share your style with us in the comments!

5 comments August 4th, 2010

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