Socks & Bow-tie

I said I would post picks of my bow-tie and socks soon. Well here are the goods. I wanna reiterate how excited I am to wear these socks.

I had a very important meeting this night. I was a little nervous but for the most part I was confident. I was confident in what I was wearing and what I was wearing made me confident. And let me tell you, I nailed it; completely nailed my meeting and was actually complimented on my look. Something  I’ve discovered is that if you don’t feel particularly confident, you should atleast dress confidently. And somehow that style confidence and swagger will translate into a confident attitude. And that’s what both you and I want. Check out the pics. I can see I’ll be wearing my vest alot this fall. Stay Clean.

J.Crew X Ralph Lauren X Levi’s

I did a bit of shopping this weekend. I love J.Crew and usually purchase something every time I step into the men’s shop on 79th & Madison.

“You know outerwear is 20% off today sir” said the dapper gentleman in the navy 3-piece suit…

 Well sure I’ll buy a vest, I mean why not? This buttton down really needed a heavier (wool fabric), darker tan tie, which I almost bought. But I held off so I’d have someting to look forward to purchasing next week. I also got some socks I’m really excited to wear. I’ve never been excited about socks but these joints are nice. Pics of the socks and bow-tie I purchased last week coming soon. Stay clean.

Tweed Run Wrap-Up

The Ralph Lauren Tweed Run was this past weekend. It was a gorgeous day in NYC; perfect for cycling and perfect for styling. My girlfriend and I decided to check out the event and check out the Rugby Store on University Place. We ran into some Occupy Wallstreet demonstrations and pressed on in style to visit the store neither of us had seen. The store is small in dimension but gigantic in style – nothing less than what you’d expect from Ralph Lauren. Here are some pics….

So we did a little, and I mean, a little shopping. I simply cannot go into a store and not buy something. It’s a problem, like for real. As a matter of fact, today i walked into the J.Crew Men’s Shop and bought a bow tie. Do I need a bow tie? Not partiularly. But I bet i need it when it’s in my closet. Anywho, I picked up a simple tan/brown striped button down, on sale might I add, and bought my girlfriend a lovely wool dress. She was really excited about the dress – because she looked so damn good in it – and excited about the store in general. Here’s a peak at the goods. Stay Clean.

Polo Rugby Tweed Run

Fitness and Fashion? Sign me up! But dont actually sign me up because i dont own a bicycle. Inspired by the British cycling event, this year the Polo Rugby Tweed Run will take place October 15 in New York. The proper attire for such an event is tweed jackets, tweed vests, newsboy and driving caps, and herringbone belts and ties. Bikers will begin in Manhattan, break for a spot of tea and crumpets, and end with a proper do in Brooklyn. That’s British slang by the way. I won’t be around for the biking but you can bet I’ll be around for the partying. The tweed run is sure to bring out a tapestry of style and has inspired these selections for your consideration. Check them out here at Chaos Magazine http://chaosmag.blogspot.com/2011/10/polo-rugby-tweed-run.html

Ovadia & Sons Fall Lookbook 2011

I’m in love with Ovadia & Sons. The two brothers behind the label really understand style. I didn’t think it could get much better than the labels Spring 2012 collection; a timeless aesthetic reminiscent of my favorite style period the 1920s. Yet they bring the heat again with the fall lookbook and conjour images of what the well dressed man will be wearing. See the lookbook and style review here: http://chaosmag.blogspot.com/2011/10/ovadia-sons-fall-2011-lookbook.html

Simon Spurr: Daring Elegance

Simon Spurr has done it again. The former Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Yves Saint Laurent menswear designer flexes timeless aesthetic with his Spring 2012 collection. If there were ever doubts about the breadth and depth of Mr. Spurr’s sartorial scholarship, he has certainly demonstrated with resounding achievement. The Simon Spurr brand essence is clean, classic garments juxtaposed with modern patterns and modern silhouettes. Black, white, and shades of navy, grey, and olive are represented for Spring 2012. The collection offers just what most (I’ve) have come to expect from Simon Spurr; flawlessly tailored three-piece suits. The grey on grey pinstripe three-piece peak lapel was the first of three on the runway.  There were splashes of typical spring colors in a contrast lavender, pink pinstripe, and green gingham dress shirts.

Spurr saves the best for last and unveils an asymmetrical burgundy motorcycle jacket. This hand-finished leather jacket is a vision of rugged sophistication. Placing the look at the end of the show is absolutely perfect. The jacket literally took my breath away. Jacquard garments, bold patterns, slim black denim, leather sleeves and lapels, and mesh tanks leave Spurr admirer’s with new interpretations and quintessential cool.

7 Things We Can Learn From Simon Spurr

 I had the pleasure of meeting Mr.Spurr at Bergdorf Goodman and view his Spring 2012 collection up close. And let me tell you, it’s much better in person. Ultra clean; cleanest of the clean. I told Simon how much I loved his assymetrical leather biker jacket and to keep cranking out 3-piece suits. He was charming, really nice and an approachable guy. Dream come true. I was a bit nervous, i mean he’s like famous. I had my camera in my pocket ready to ask someone to take a picture of him and I, but I felt like a total geek and decided against it. Here’s a look backstage at the 2012 Spring Simon Spurr show during NYFW. The British designer’s advice for his models are reccomendations I try to adhere to everyday.