Friday, February 8, 2013

well dressed dude: lorenzo liverani

lorenzo liverani is a fashion blogger/designer/dresser extraordinaire.  i can confidently say this dude's got style.  lorenzo's go to look is perfection: some rad sunglasses, a few layers on top, straight legged chinos, a fancy set of socks, and a pair of classic shoes with a modern twist.  his execution is flawless.  here are a few of my favorites:    

want more of lorenzo's style?  follow him here on instagram for some inspiration!
(all images from lorenzo liverani's lookbook)

like the look?  i've got you covered.  check out these lorenzo like wardrobe staples and click to head straight to the websites where you can buy them!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

yes you can: color

you are a fearless, powerful, super masculine man's man.  and since you are such a man you have no need to fear color.  say it with me: yes you can!  am i suggesting you pair salmon khakis with a blue striped shirt, a purple sweater vest and some oxblood boots?  absolutely not.  but i am saying a punch of color is the perfect way to put a modern twist on any outfit.  take some inspiration from the new j.crew men's catalogue shown above.  sub that plain pale blue button up for one in bright blue gingham.  replace that silver watch with an army green one.  take off those brown lace up shoes and a replace them with a pair of navy boots.  or blow my mind by throwing on a piece of red mewelry (that's a stretch but i think you can handle a subtle bracelet).  if there's any new year's resolution you need to make for 2013 it's color!

bar III pink digital stripe dress shirt
gap non iron gingham slim fit shirt
j.crew silk papaya stripe tie
bass burlington shoe
j.crew solid satin tie
nixon men's the atom DL watch
johnston & murphy runnell chukka boots
j.crew gingham check cotton tie
michael kors chronograph silicone scout watch
macy's stainless steel bracelet

already rocking some new hues?  which one's are your favorite?
a new comer to the color scene?  which piece will you try?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

work wear

if you're stuck in a business casual clothing rut i've got a simple solution for how you can make your work wear modern and updated.  it's all about layering and "the new neutrals".  instead of basic black trousers try a refined charcoal gray.  match a pair of leather square or round toed shoes to a clean faced watch in a similar color.  pop on a printed button up and throw a fitted cardigan with cool detail on top.  the neckline of the cardigan keeps the look sophisticated while the accent buttons loosen it up a little.  the end result: a casual but professional work outfit that leaves you looking like a boss.  

what else makes this outfit work?  the fit.  never underestimate the power of a perfectly hemmed pant and a top that shows just enough shape.  

get the look: