Historically, the color blue signifies masculinity. But did you know that it also symbolizes wisdom, intelligence, and self-esteem? Broadcast your confidence by incorporating different shades in a bold business casual outfit ideal for the style-conscious guy. Start off your statement-making ensemble with a blue and brown plaid sports jacket by Sarar and cheeky sapphire blue bowtie by Fox & Brie. Ground the look with classic navy twill trousers by Sid Mashburn, an oxford button-down shirt, and brown leather accessories. Whether you’re attending the kids’ recital or grabbing [... more]
Launched in 1996 as a men’s lifestyle brand selling handmade utilitarian messenger bags, Jack Spade continues a tradition of quality design. The line, launched by Andy Spade, husband of Kate Spade, now predominantly focuses on classic menswear and accessories but still maintains that same Americana aesthetic synonymous with the power couple’s products. The Cole Short ($168), featured above, perfectly captures the essence of the brand with a color-block design reminiscent of the original Jack Spade canvas bags. Made from 100-percent cotton, these updated classic shorts, paired with [... more]
Summertime activities call for a bathing suit that can hold up to months of fun in the sun while also making a personal statement. Strong Boalt’s swim trunks for men capture the spirit of the season with their bold colors and prints, which clearly reflect their deep roots in the line’s birthplace of Palm Beach, Florida. We particularly love the whimsical Classic Boardshort Dark Blue Elephante ($130), which features a zipper fly and Velcro-fastened back pocket for optimum functionality as well as style.
Founded in 1847, Cartier remains one of the most well-respected and elegant watchmakers of all time. They continue the tradition with the Ballon Bleu de Cartier ($6,350) watch, an example of the sophisticated design aesthetic so deeply rooted in the company’s Parisian heritage. With a steel case and band; stunning Roman numerals; a guilloché dial; and a classic, round, 36 mm face, the Ballon Bleu makes for a refined everyday timepiece for both men and women. Of course, you can also expect the luxurious detail of a [... more]
Everyone knows bright colors go hand-in-hand with summer fashion, but if you’re a guy looking for this year’s IT color, turn your attention to a bright marigold or lemon yellow. Flattering to so many skin tones, this rich buttery hue radiates a fun-in-the-sun vibe while remaining surprisingly chic. Pair a bright cotton sweater with a sharp navy blazer for work, or slip on some eye-catching loafers before heading out at night. Not feeling so brave with this bold color? Get a taste of it with a yellow [... more]
Keds’ iconic and simple canvas-top sneakers have adorned the feet of women and children for nearly 100 years, but did you know they make Keds for men too? From the original style to chukkas, there’s a Keds perfectly suited for you! The Champion Springs line for men is particularly ideal for spring thanks to several bright color choices and its lightweight form. Slip on a pair with your slim-cut jeans rolled at the ankle, or with your favorite pastel-hued club shorts for a relaxed and effortless spring [... more]
According to Psychology Today, a man’s scent is one of the qualities most noticed by and most important to a woman. So, obviously, it’s vital that your scent says exactly what you want people to know about you. With its notes of cocoa, sweet wood sap, tobacco, and vanilla reminiscent of a gentlemanly era long past, Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum portrays an air of sophistication, charm, and warmth. So next time you’re feeling underrepresented by your scent, splash on a little Tobacco Vanille—it’s sure [... more]
Sporting a full-grown beard isn’t just a style choice—it’s a lifestyle as well. At least, that’s what Beardbrand believes. The company sells American-made maintenance products and offers styling tips specifically designed for the “urban beardsman.” From a variety of combs, to scented beard oil and mustache wax, Beardbrand strives to make beard care a luxury experience. Customer favorites include grooming collections, such as the Beardsman’s Kit ($170), which comes with mustache wax, three different combs, a boar’s hair brush, trimming scissors, and your choice of Beardbrand beard [... more]
When heading to your favorite team’s stadium for the big game, don’t sacrifice style for comfort. Today’s casual clothing is designed to look good while holding up in the elements. This Colorblock Essential Crewneck by Gap feels as soft as your favorite slouchy tee but provides a more tailored fit. Pair it with J.Crew’s 9-inch Stanton Short in Pinstripe Irish Linen-Cotton and slip on these bright Nike kicks for updated classic style. And to help you make the most out of your day at the park, may [... more]
Long known for its classic boat shoes, Sperry Top-Sider is beloved by men with a preppy inclination. However, this season Sperry takes a turn toward urban with the Bahama Chukka Boot ($75). With an updated twist on the iconic silhouette, the canvas-clad Chukka says, “modern and trendy,” rather than, “staid and stuffy,” but it still possesses the quality, comfort, and durability associated with Sperry. Both the navy and chino color options pair perfectly with denim for a relaxed everyday style that will carry you through the season.
Patterns feature prominently in spring menswear lines, allowing you to experiment with prints, textures, and colors to figure out what speaks to your style and personality. If you’re feeling fun and adventurous, then consider Burberry’s Oversize Spotted Linen Shirt ($595) for a playful and unexpected statement. The large polka dots might first appear overwhelming, but the print becomes surprisingly chic and grounded when paired with a sharp dark blazer and contrasting tie. Perfect for dinner parties and nights on the town, the shirt features a relaxed fit [... more]
Since 1883, Alpina has manufactured high-quality Swiss sports watches with the same standards set by its founder, Gottlieb Houser. One of the first leaders in Swiss watch manufacturing, Houser revolutionized the industry with his idea that every watch should possess four distinct characteristics—water-resistant, anti-magnetic, anti-shock, and a stainless steel case—in order to maintain optimal durability for those participating in extreme activities. It’s no wonder the brand gained popularity among pilots, divers, sailors, and the military. Water-resistant up to 600 feet, the Extreme Diver 300 Lady provides the [... more]
Uniqueness has often been the holy grail when it comes to fashion. Our search for distinct and individual style fuels the popularity of limited-edition merchandise, ensuring only a select few will possess an identical product. Ledbury, the Richmond, Virginia-based menswear company, has implemented its own form of limited-edition merchandise through the Short Run Shirting process. Each week, Ledbury releases a new collection of five shirts offered in small quantities and available for purchase for only four weeks. This process allows you to snap up some high-quality and [... more]
Thorocraft’s artful twist on the classic oxford will make for an exciting addition to your run-of-the-mill togs. Crafted by hand, The Ross-Ash features the brand’s signature woven detailing on the toe and a foam-rubber blend heel, guaranteeing you both unique style and comfort. While the intricate suede leather pattern is certainly eye-catching, we particularly love the pops of bright cobalt blue on the heel and laces. This combination—an interesting mix of traditional style and modern flair—makes the shoe perfectly versatile for the transition from workday to a [... more]
Now’s the time to break out those bright summer soles. Cobbler George Vlagos grew up watching his father, a master cobbler, create footwear with exceptional materials and thoughtful designs. Vlagos founded Oak Street Bootmakers with the same commitment to craftsmanship that was instilled by his father. We see his attention to detail in these hand-stitched Navy Suede Red Brick Sole Trail Oxfords. Designed to stretch and conform to your foot, these boat shoes are the perfect casual addition to any summer outfit.