Posts Tagged 'USA'

The Monocle, New York

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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.

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Suit Saturday: The Shawl Collar

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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:

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Soccer Video of the Day

So every Thursday I like to put a soccer video up. They usually are cool pieces of production, showing when art and my favorite sport come together. I had a video in mind for today, it was a fancy production.

Today, instead, I place something close to my heart: Egypt beating Italy. The goal is above, enjoy it, I know I did.

Osama Eisa

Real Retro, Chicago

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It is summer time, and some people still like to wear suits. The issue is that many times, they seem to forget that there are various other fabrics other than wool.

This gentleman from Chicago, illustrates his understanding of both the worth of summer-weight fabrics, and more importantly, how to pull a retro look without looking like a douche.

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American Apparel: Florence

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It seems that American Apparel has opened in Florence. Now unique personal branding can be pre-packaged for everyone! Hooray!

The Filson Tote

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I know we have been criticized for our admission that we actually support the use of “man-bags.” The problem associated with man-bags is that they seem to have a very “unmasculine” character, but Filson has taken care of that. Filson is an outfitter for all things hunting. They actually have very well-made items that do not have a price that reflects that quality.

This tote bag is made for your every day use, take it to the beach, on your subway commute, to class, whatever. It is durable, rugged and the fabric is double layered for extra durability. It also is made in the USA, and for $99 you really can’t beat it.

Check it out here.

Osama Eisa

Preppy Spring Preview, London

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Preppy style has some negative connotations. Americans are usually the ones painted as “preps,” but like many things that are traditionally “American,” they find their roots in England.

This gentleman from London, illustrates this point quite well. While this may be from last year, it goes to show the power of color that spring time brings and how the Brits do it with American elements.

Osama Eisa


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