Music Download: Lily Allen’s Playful “Sheezus”

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I just heard/watched “Sheezus”, and I wait can’t for Lily Allen’s comeback album next month, which is named after the song. Sure “Hard Out Here” is a catchy tune, but with Allen poking fun at Kanye’s Yeezus alter ego and then name dropping Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Lorde, she has created a number that you have to listen to: Read the rest of this entry

Must Have: Mixed-Media Military Duffle Backpack From Frank & Oak’s Watch Dogs Collection

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Frank & Oak has released a 12-piece capsule collection line in anticipation of video game Watch Dogs, a cool looking and highly anticipated hacker multi-online player video game . Taking inspiration from it and the stealth and functionality that you’ll need to have in the game , the collection features a “dark and mysterious near-future aesthetic.” Among the collection, which retails from $32-$115, is a sporty canvas and leather military duffle backpack that I think stands out from the rest for its modern and versatile appeal.

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The rest of the collection is pretty cool too, and includes distressed v-neck pocket tees, printed denim shirts, waffle henley, black canvas pant, patterned sweater, and a French terry hoodie with raw and worn details and textures, plus crew neck tees and a baseball cap. See them below and watch the newest trailer for Watch Dogs after:

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5 Travel Friendly, Light Rain Jackets

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The weather can be unpredictable, no question, and especially in the northeast right now where spring has been taking its time. Rain is even more unpredictable, so be prepared during your travels with a handy light rain jacket or parka. Here are five that are travel ready and easy to pack, featuring the new Earth Day collaboration from Ecoalf and Cool Hunting and stylish options from ISAORA and Uniqlo:

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Uniqlo SPRZ NY Light Pocketable Parka MoMA Edition ($49, Uniqlo)

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Outfit: Geometric In The Caribbean

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During my recent trip to St. Croix, where I experienced all of its Caribbean wonders from land to sea, I stopped in the town of Christiansted to show how you can style a printed geometric patterned T-shirt while down in the U.S. Virgin Islands or during your summer months back home. In Christiansted you’ll find 18th-century Danish-style pastel stone buildings and lush gardens and greens which were a perfect background for the tee I had in mind to show.

This bold patterned tee from Lactose L!VE, which unfortunately is not available at the moment, shows how you can contrast the tropical greens around. I styled it up with accessories such as a toggle bracelet from Coach’s new collaboration, Coach + Philip Crangi, a pair of gold framed aviators and leather driving shoes, but kept the look summer casual with sun-washed khakis.

Outfit | Tee: Lacoste L!VE PantsGap | Footwear: Lacoste | Eyewear: Ray-ban | Bracelet: Coach + Philip Crangi

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5 Floral Menswear Outfits For Spring

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Everyone from American Eagle to Gucci has featured florals in their menswear lines, and the print has evolved beyond Hawaiian patterns. For AskMen, I’ve put together a guide on how to pull off the floral print trend this spring and summer season. Here are the five outfits I styled:

Spring Date

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Shirt: Kenneth Cole, Shorts: J.Crew, Shoes: Lacoste


Happy Hour

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Coach + Philip Crangi Collaboration Features Heirloom-inspired Leather and Brass Pieces

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The latest in Coach’s designer collaborations is with New York-based jewelry designer Philip Crangi for a limited edition collection of braid bracelets, buckle belts, key rings and more men’s leather accessories with brass elements. Each of the unique pieces’ brass features have been left in their raw natural state overtime, which has resulted in aged, beautiful colors that pop over the quality leather. The Coach + Philip Crangi collection is available online now and in select stores in May, and prices range from $128-$168.

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Music Download: Lana Del Rey’s Sultry, Soft Rock “West Coast”

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I kind of wish Lana Del Rey pulled a Beyonce with this track. After debuting “West Coast” (which was announced as the lead single of Ultraviolence earlier this month when “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight” leaked) while at Coachella this weekend, Lana’s released the official audio for the new track that we’re all going to have on repeat this spring and summer. The song is in typical Lana fashion, with sultry vocals and a moody track, but also has a little soft rock edge. Listen below: Read the rest of this entry

Must Have: Burton’s Lightweight, Spacious Carry On Roller

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On a trip last week to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ picturesque St. Croix and The Buccaneer Hotel, I traveled with Burton Snowboard’s Drifter Roller Travel Bag. As I only do carry on when traveling under a week, especially if I have transfers, it proved to be a formidable travel companion. burton-carry-on-2

The dimensions (H: 22 in, W: 13 in, D: 10 in) were perfect for my three flights each way to get to and back from the island. Usually it is just two flights if leaving from the city, but I took flights from White Plains. Super lightweight, the roller without anything weighs 7.7 lb, which is due to the polyester body and use of IXION lightweight skate wheels. The wheels are also easily replaceable if you want to spice up your roller some more, but of course that isn’t needed with the trendy camo option of the Drifter Roller.

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2014: Chad White, Parker Hurley And More Male Models

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares, now in its 11th year, brings together fashion industry pros, models and stars for a good cause. Proceeds from the New York event last night—which I attended via Instagram since currently traveling—benefited charities such as Lambda Legal and the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, and attendees included My Girl‘s Anna Chlumsky, designer Steve Madden and even Vogue‘a Anna Wintour, who did not partake in any selfies it looks like.

Hunky models marched down the runway at the 69th Regiment Armory sporting spring collections of various designers. They included favorites such as Chad White, Brian Shimansky and Clint Mauro and newcomers like underwear model Parker Hurley. See the boys on the runway and some behind the scenes below:

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Preview: Perry Ellis Fall/Winter 2014′s Smart Layering & New Mixed-Media Pieces

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For its upcoming fall/winter line, Perry Ellis continues to add more contemporary styles to its line of traditional work and classic day wear. The brand will be introducing mixed-media pieces that feature faux suede detailing and active-wear vests and sweaters joining the collection of layering essentials such as cardigans, pull over sweaters, denim, slim pants, shirt jackets and more:

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See the rest of the collection below:

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