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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: Mark McNairy

For Meet Up Mondays this week we turn our spotlight to designer Mark McNairy, whose street-wise, contemporary approach to American menswear over the last five years has come to influence much of this...
generation’s modern classic wardrobes. The former creative director of J. Press from 2005-2010, McNairy launched his own label Mark McNairy New Amsterdam...

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Menswear Gets A Makeover From GreenFingers

Are you tired of the taxidermy trend as much as we are? It’s pretty cool to see a turkey flying over a shoe display but they do tend to get dusty and yes, even trophy animals can get buggy. So we...
were excited to see how the always forward thinking Filson is using plants as...

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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: The M. Singer Experience

If the secret to winning in fashion is keeping an element of surprise, Matthew Singer just stepped to the front of that race. When the former fashion director of the Neiman Marcus Group left his post late...
last year, it seemed logical for him to channel his expertise in the retail biz into brand consulting. No one...

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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: Frank & Oak

Menswear brand Frank & Oak is one of fashion’s best-kept secrets. Not just because you can only access its well-designed, trend-right clothing and accessories through its online store but also...
because its vertical set-up, as a company that designs, makes and sells its own products, has allowed it to be more flexible, unpredictable and experimental...

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Fashion & Style

I Love Ugly Has Your Headwear Covered

Outfitted with leather patches on the front and pig suede underneath the brim, these are definitely a notch above your average headwear.

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Fashion & Style

Bolivares: Brand of the Americas

Ah, sweats. Few things could be more perfect for lounging in year-round or even sporting to work. It’s true that over the past year designers have been slimming down the traditional sweatshirt and...
sweatpant down so you can now wear them outside the home or gym and even pair with a blazer. Yet who hasn’t run into...

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Fashion & Style

Nick Wooster x Lardini = Seriously Stylish Suiting

If you don’t know who Nick Wooster is, get him on your style radar, pronto. He is one of the world’s coolest gents. Based in New York, his dress sensibility always leaves you guessing. One day...
he is in camo and cashmere, the next he is tailored tighter than an Englishman on Savile Row. As...

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Meet Up Mondays: Thom Sweeney

Few things can make today’s post-metrosexual or “spornosexual” man fret more than not being ready for his close-up on the red carpet or his wedding day. Fortunately for him, there’s Thom Sweeney....
Until now the British bespoke brand, best known for dressing the likes of David Beckham, David Gandy, Luke Evans, Bradley Cooper and Zachary...

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Fashion & Style

Shop Class: Context in Madison, Wisconsin

One thing we pride ourselves on at this site is our constant search for all of the good and great around the country, not just in the big cities of NYC and LA. One store that blew our minds is Context...
based in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2005  by two friends, Ryan Huber and Sam...

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Fashion & Style

Tie Society: Meet the Netflix of Ties

Tie Society, like all great ideas, was first realized at a bar between friends. Once again another benefit of beer and football. Thank you very much. The Netflix-like men’s accessory service was hatched...
between two friends fresh out of college in D.C., who ended up swapping ties to avoid dropping coin on new ones. Zach Gittens...

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Meet Up Mondays: Brooklyn Tailors

Flash poll: Are you a lean gent still searching for that perfect fitting suit? If you answered yes, you’d be in good company. But also know that salvation has arrived in the form of Brooklyn Tailors....
Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Daniel and Brenna Lewis, the company began offering custom fittings out of...

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Fashion & Style

Reiss has us Artfully Covered for Summer

Even though summer is upon us, we are a globe trotting crew, and just because it is sultry in Santa Fe, we may be off to cool and crisp London the following week; hence our wardrobe must reflect this...
ever-changing lifestyle. But please don’t call us jet set (Kanye has left the building).  This summer...

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Fashion & Style

Club Monaco x Reigning Champ Summer 2014

Club Monaco brings its successful collaboration with Reigning Champ back once again this spring and summer. The collaboration reissues Club Monaco’s iconic 1985 heritage logo in its new line with Doug...
Barber and Craig Atkinson from Reigning Champ. The new additions are a follow-up to the original collection from December 2013 when both brands teamed up to pair...

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Fashion & Style

General Knot & Co.: The Choice of Necktie Connoisseurs

Fact: if you care enough to wear a necktie, whether it be to a job interview or date, chances are you’ll care for one that’s well-crafted and stylish enough to seal any deal. If that idea sounds...
appealing, then Bedford, NY-based General Knot & Co. may just be the ticket. That’s because the company uses...

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The Manual’s Summer Bag Guide

Duffel, backpack, briefcase, suitcase, tote, attaché. A man’s bag has many names, shapes and sizes. Whatever your flavor, The Manual rounded up this summer’s best bags for dudes. Let’s face it,...
having a good bag is not only for the ladies. And all jokes aside we aren’t encouraging you to start sporting a “murse.” Not...

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Fashion & Style

Feel Good Friday – ohw?

Tom’s started the trend in consumer consciousness in the shoe arena, and there are more and more brands going that route. One we happened on recently is ohw? (pronounced ‘Who’ as in...
‘Who’s signature is in each shoe?’ More on that in a bit). The owners, Stephen Gill and Hiro Chen have a collective 40...

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