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Score US Open Style At Aussie Label Volley’s New Site

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You’ll be saying “Game, set, match” with today’s fashion news: Cult Aussie label Volley’s American site launched this morning, perfectly timed to coincide with the US Open. While these guys are a Down…

Fashion & Style, Meet Up Monday

Meet Up Mondays: Michael Bastian

Just how cool is the American menswear designer Michael Bastian? If two back-to-back collaborations with the Japanese retailer Uniqlo weren’t enough, the former men’s fashion director of Bergdorf...
Goodman-turned-designer is now gearing up to launch one of the slickest smart watches in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard this fall. That may hardly come as a surprise to...

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Shop Class: A.K. Rikk’s

Ok, Ok, we know Grand Rapids is a decent sized city. We know it’s where Anthony Keidis, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Gerald Ford were born. But we had zero idea that it’s where A.K. Rikk’s, one of...
the flossiest menswear stores in America is located. Guys, we aren’t kidding. This place is no joke. A.K....

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TGIF Shopping: 5 New Shades For An Endless Summer

We’ve been spotting a lot of #endlesssummer on our social networks and we’re most definitely not complaining. Even though fall starts in easy counting distance, our philosophy is that...
it’s better to live in the moment. In the spirit of that oft-quoted maxim, we’ve found five pairs of new mens sunglasses that work for Labor Day but...

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Fashion & Style

Spend Fall in the Forest

We love following color trends because they’re an easy way to update our wardrobes without investing in pieces that will be out of style next season. The last couple years, camouflage has been all...
over the runways and in our favorite brands’ collections, so it only makes sense a deep, dark green would come next....

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Fashion & Style, Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday: Tiger-Distressed Denim

Yup — you read that right. Denim distressed by big cats is totally a thing now, and surprisingly, it’s not horribly unethical either. Normally when animals are exploited for the sake of fashion...
it’s not a pretty picture, but this? This is actually a pretty brilliant idea. Not only is it good for the cats...

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Fashion & Style, Living

Test drive: Autodromo Stradale Automatic at Pebble Beach 2014

Last week at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, I had the distinct pleasure to “test drive” the latest chronograph creation from the fine fellows at Autodromo. It’s called...
the Stradale Automatic and it’s a true thing of motoring-inspired beauty. In Italian, “stradale” means “road going” and this new flagship timepiece is certainly that. With...

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Fashion & Style, Travel

You’ll Want Everything At Billykirk’s First Store

You know that feeling when you walk into a shop and your dopamine levels surge and you Just. Want. Everything.? It doesn’t happen very often (especially on the dudes’ shopping scene), but be...
prepared for a rush if you step into Billykirk’s first store, which just opened in the rapidly gentrifying — so far in a...

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The Weekly DT: The Wearable Tech Fashion Competition

This post originally ran on our brother site, DigitalTrends. Hot or not? We’re about to find out. Every major technology company is pushing into wearable devices, with futuristic visions of tech such as...
Google Glass, to the usable and everyday gear from companies like Fitbit and Samsung. But like a new restaurant in New York...

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Wear ‘Em Everywhere: Red Wing’s New Boots Never Quit

“ If one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything,” or so the great American promise goes. This oft-quoted creed is the foundation of iconic boot manufacturer Red Wing’s...
philosophy and ethos. That’s exemplified in the Minnesota-based brand ‘s latest offering, the Red Wing Heritage “Blacksmith,” a highly functional new mens boot that draws...
inspiration from the company’s extensive...

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Fashion & Style, Uncategorized

Introducing Portuguese Flannel

Now that we find ourselves at the tail end of summer, the urge for a sumptuous flannel shirt has resurfaced. Right now, it’s the beautifully crafted versions from new brand Portuguese Flannel that...
we’re really interested in. The brand was founded in Porto, North Portugal, by brothers Manuel and Antonio Magalhães, who are the fourth...

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Fashion & Style, The Manual Wind

The Manual Wind: Rolex Milgauss GV Blue Dial

Very few brands have their consumers on edge when it comes time to introduce new additions to their line.  The buzz that is created around a new design from legendary Rolex can only be compared to...
companies like Apple and Ferrari.  Pulling from the history books in 2007, Rolex introduced the updated Milgauss of the...

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Effortless Style: Buck Mason Makes Shopping A Breeze

Trying to figure out what to wear this fall? Look no further than Buck Mason. The Los Angeles-based online retailer was founded in 2013 by Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg because they wanted to help guys...
get dressed without the stress. And when it comes to online shopping, there’s no experience less stressful. The clothing...

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