From prints, to embroidered silk, bomber jackets are everywhere it seems lately. Add some spunk to your style and pick one that perfectly embodies your sense of style!Read More
Some trends come and go, but certain pieces stand the test of time, a good denim jacket is a perfect example of this. I feel a denim jacket is timeless and when styled correctly can make any guy look sharp. Whether you’ve never worn one, or simply want to freshen up your denim style, the following five style tips are easy to adapt and exude an effortless chic.
I find a lot of guys fear denim jackets because as a society we have shunned wearing denim on denim. A great way to ensure you don’t commit this cardinal style sin is to don a denim jacket in a non-traditional color. I personally recommend purchasing a quality white denim jacket because it can be worn with any kind of bottom, even with denim!
An easy way to rock a denim jacket is to accessorize it with a scarf that takes the focus off of the jacket. I think this a great look for the weekend or any relaxed situation you may find yourself dressing for. Opt for a slimmer denim jacket cut a bit short to avoid having your clothes drown you in fabric.
Wear It As a Blazer
I particularly am fan of any look that mixes casual pieces with formal ones, that’s why I suggest replacing your blazer with a denim jacket. Whether you wear your denim jacket with a buttoned down vest (like the look pictured above) or simply with a loosely tied necktie with an oxford, a denim jacket is a nice alternative to a casual blazer that is sure to make your outfit turn heads in all the right ways.
This tip is for all my friends out there that live by wearing all black throughout the year. You can maintain your sartorial cool while breaking out of the norm by layering on a light wash denim jacket that doesn’t take away from your Parisian chic style.
Give It A Rock Star Edge
An interesting take on the denim jacket I’ve been seeing more of these days is the biker style denim jacket. It has the edge of a leather jacket without the thickness & warmth of one. I rather enjoy how the biker denim jacket incorporates the zippers & flair of its edgier sibling. Also, unless you live in perpetual cool weather, you’ll be able to wear the biker denim jacket more days out of the year then you would a leather jacket.
P.S. at $61, this ASOS Skinny Biker Jacket is a steal that would be hard to pass up on!
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I really don't consider it being spring until after the Easter holiday. With Good Friday & Easter Sunday behind us, its time now to start looking forward to the warmer weather of spring & the promise of summer in the horizon.
Spring is truly an amazing season, the flowers begin to bloom again & we begin to shed the layers we have been hiding under for the last few months. One thing that I am not a fan of are the Spring showers. Because of this, I pulled together a selection of essential spring coats to cover you throughout the temperamental weather we all endure during spring.
It really is nothing groundbreaking, but bright colors & patterns are just meant to be worn during spring. If you are normally not the type to wear bright colors, injecting them into your wardrobe via a jacket is a great way to test out the waters as you can simply take it off & resume your regular look with a more subdued style underneath. At the moment, I'm really digging patterns, like the KENZO jacket below.
Which one is your favorite coat? Let me know in the comments below & happy spring!!
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I read a lot of detective books growing up, & I mean A LOT! Encyclopedia Brown, The Hardy Boys, James Bond & Inspector Gadget were some of my favorite fictional characters growing up. I remember being in elementary school & begging my parents for this khaki trench coat from Zara Kids that I religiously wore throughout the fourth grade. I'd long for rainy days that would allow me to wear it to class, sometimes I'd even pout when my mother would tell me that it just wasn't the correct weather to wear it out that day. The trench coat always embodied this air of mystery & sleekness to me even to this day.
While I'm long past the age of thinking I'm conducting an undercover mission in my trench coat, trench coats are still one of my favorite outerwear staples for the fall. Over the last few weeks our weather has been all over the place, from rainy & cold one day to sunny & brisk the next. The trench coat is the all-time perfect coat for this unpredictable weather. Trench coats best protect your gear worn underneath from the nasty conditions outside.
When purchasing a trench coat remember to buy a size larger than normal, ensuring that whatever you wear underneath fits comfortably under the coat. Go for water-resistant materials that can withstand the rainy days to come. Most importantly, go for a material that is lightweight & can be worn throughout the day. While some trench coats can be made out of warmer materials, like the Topman Wool Blend Trench above, the best trench is meant to keep you cool but not toasty, opt for parkas or warmer coats if warmth is your main concern.
Salavatore Ferragamo has for a long time remained one of my favorite designer brands when it comes to finding a well-tailored and sleek menswear look. Their collection shown this weekend at Men's Milan Fashion Week for their Fall/Winter 2014 encompassed everything that I love about the brand; structured construction, sleek silhouettes, sophisticated palettes and everyday wearability. I always look forward to seeing how Massimiliano Giornetti injects a pop of color into every collection, this year adding details like graphic stripes as well as some bold combinations like deep oranges and blues. A trend that I saw which I very much enjoyed was the belting of jackets and outerwear pieces. Until next season Ferragamo, ciao !
Add some edge to your fall wardrobe with some leather and wool. Both materials are staples for the cold fall air that is swiftly sweeping the US right now. The wool and leather combo make for a perfect fit in black, adding a biker vibe to any outfit. Not only does this combo look good, but it also ensures you stay warm as the cooler weather approaches. The following three picks are perfect examples on how to rock the Wool + Leather trend. The following three brands reimagined the look in their own particular way. My personal favorite of the tree picks, the Canadian brand Mackage's Sinclair Biker jacket. The jacket comes with two great looks in one, allowing you to remove the down nylon arms for a sleeveless vest look.
A.P.C. Kenickie Teddy Jacket
Mackage Sinclair Biker Jacket
Alexander Wang Bonded-Leather & Wool Bomber Jacket
Fall is hands down my favorite season. Not only does the weather begin to cool down, but we get to bust out our favorite jackets and scarves and play around with layers. Creating the perfect fall look is as easy as starting with a great jacket or sweater to which your whole outfit will revolve around. Think of your jacket as the most important fall piece in your wardrobe to dress up or down for any occasion.
It's hard to not feel stylish wearing a leather jacket, preferably one that is cut in a biker style. This Ferragamo green leather/suede jacket combines two of the biggest trends of the moment. While the traditional black leather jacket has been emulated time and time again, Ferragamo adds their distinctive touch of sophistication by making it in a green hue and adding suede to reinvent the biker style.
Michael Bastian is king of adding edge to the traditional preppy style. This cardigan is the perfect example of how Bastian adds touches to his timeless pieces that make you stand out from the pack. The wolves knit into this cardigan send the message loud and clear, this isn't something gramps would knit and put under your Christmas tree.
As seen in many designers collections, paneled leather is big this year. Think of paneled leather jackets as the little brother to the full on motorcycle jacket, it has the cool factor that a leather jacket has, but with a bit more of a collegiate and everyday look that makes it a go-to staple in the fall months. Gap has constructed this greatvarsity jacket with leather sleeves and the traditional ribbed collars and hems to recreate this school look. This jacket is light enough to wear in the first few weeks of fall or pair with a scarf to bundle up as the temperatures drop even further approaching winter.