When you think of a suit, you probably don’t pay much attention to what is on the back, unless you’re a huge tool. Vents, however, are something that you should pay attention to, because they affect your suit in its fit, shape, and style in more ways than you might realize.
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Published July 1, 2009
Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: Fashion, Florence, italia, Italian, Italy, Photography, pitti uomo, plastic choko, sprezzatura, Style
I am usually no fan of the Suit + Short combo, but if you have to do it then do it like this. This gentleman found by Plastic Choko in Florence’s Pitti Uomo (a conference and trade show of menswear) illustrates Italian Sprezzatura. I just think the hair doesn’t have to follow suit, but I shouldn’t really be talking about hair choices.
Published June 30, 2009
Art , Culture , Design , Entertainment , Fashion , Music , Perspectives , Style
Tags: bag raiders, Chu Boi, chuck taylors, Chukwuma Morah, ed hardy, Fashion, fergie, green hill zone, industrial engineer, jerry curls, kanye west, keanu reeves, Louis Vuitton, man bags, Movie, Mullet, mullets, Mustache, Pharrell, pushingplay, rochester institute of technology, Style, super smash bros, sweet november, twitter
Our guest blogger this week is Chukwuma Morah, known to many simply as “Chu.” He is a recently graduated Industrial Engineer from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is no stranger to the blog scene. He is a staff member to video game blog PushingPlay, runs his own blog Chu Boi, and has an always interesting Twitter. We sat down with Chu to discuss fashion, man-bags, and mullets.
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Published June 29, 2009
Culture , Fashion , Style
Tags: advanced style, brown and black, Fashion, handkerchief, Jacket, jeans, loafers, monocle, New York, origami, rebel, rebellion, Style, USA
So, forget the fact that he’s paired black with brown, though some do not have issues with that, but let’s just give credit where it is due.
This gentleman from New York has tossed society’s social pressures to the winds, because he does not just wear this Monocle, he owns it.
Continue reading ‘The Monocle, New York’
Published June 27, 2009
Fashion , Style
Tags: classic, diddy, england, Fashion, J crew, james bond, p. diddy, preppy, Sean Connery, shawl collar jacket, Style, suit, topman, tuxedo, uk, USA, valentino, white
Designers go through periods where they mostly begin to run out of ideas. This happened in the 70’s when they just made everything big (big lapels, big heels, big hair) and more severly with the 90’s (grundge and a terrible sequel to the 80’s) so would I say we’re entering in such a period? Not exactly. You see, when economic times are tough, all designers try and go “classic.”
What does classic mean? That is a whole other discussion, but for the purposes of today, it simply means that using more traditional styles and forms. Topman and J. Crew are currently pushing the shawl-collared jacket, like the one above (from J. Crew).
Beware, this jacket is complex and not a simple blazer, and if you try and wear it like J. Crew says, you’re screwed. Here’s why:
Continue reading ‘Suit Saturday: The Shawl Collar’
Published June 26, 2009
Fashion , Style
Tags: Black, elvin presley, Fashion, Feathers Moto Jacket, leather, leather jacket, motorcycle jacket, rag and bone, Style, terry richardson, urban outfitters
Now I know what you’re thinking, how can you talk about a leather jacket during the summer? Obviously, I’m not suggesting you wear this jacket during the day. In fact, you probably won’t wear a leather jacket most nights.
However, during those random cool summer nights, where a jacket is useful, skip the blazer for a day (I know, I can’t believe I said that either) and try something a little different: The Leather Motorcycle Jacket.
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Truth be told, I honestly don’t remember where I got this from. Judging from the style, I’m betting The Sartorialist; however, if that is not the case, I’d be more than happy to credit whoever.
The important thing is that this gentleman understands that you don’t have to have a pocket-square, or a piece of silk dangling out of your pocket. Many things can work. You can use cigars (even if you don’t smoke), pencils, crayons, or other mementos that mean something to you. The important thing is to make sure it is modest, as proper flamboyance is a learned art, not an intrinsic nature.
A closer look at the flower, after the jump. Continue reading ‘Do This’