No, not the Backstreet Boys album from over a decade ago, but just a simple styling approach with two of the most prominent colors/shades in the every guy’s closet for a city travel look.
Adding extra style and personality to a person’s outfit, headphones are a statement accessory and part of our daily lives. From my In The Bag series, I styled my Marley Liberate On-Ear Headphones (which I fell in love with for its mixed-media design of stainless steel, natural wood and the brand’s blend of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton) with a winter-ready outfit with on tones based off its color palette: blue, grey and brown.
Shot just before the winter storm hit, the UGG Ory boots would’ve had no problem handling Janus with its waterproof leathers and Thinsulate technology for warmth.
Now that Christmas is over and winter sales are in full effect, no better time to pick out a new winter coat or jacket to start the New Year. From the varsity jacket to the wool trench, see 10 styles to get now:
L.L. Bean Signature Lined Wool-Blend Shirt Jacket ($175, L.L. Bean Signature)
GANT Rugger Nylon Army Puffer ($213, GANT Rugger)
Gap Varsity Jacket ($199, Gap)
Now that Christmas has come to end (and I hope you all had a wonderful one!), it’s time for every shopper’s favorite holiday, the After-Christmas sales! They’ve started early this year, and after doing some damage myself, here are 20 of the best sales for every style:
Boxing Day event with an extra 30% off entire store. Free shipping on orders $60 or more.
50% off entire site. Free shipping on orders $100 or more.
50% off sale items with code BREXTRA50, and take another 10% off with code BRCARDSALE if you are a card holder (Gap or Old Navy work too). Free shipping and return on orders $50 or more.
Savings on sale up to 50% off. Free returns on all orders.
Semi-annual sale deals with savings up to 50% off, plus extra 15% off (applied automatically).
Up to 50% off select sale items. Free shipping and returns on all orders.
40% off sale items with code WINTER40 and free shipping on orders $150 or more.
30% off sale items with code GAPBONUS, plus earn bonus GapCash to use in January. Free shipping on orders $50 or more.
30% off full-price and 40% off sale items with code GIFTNOW. Free shipping on orders $150 or more.
Up to 60% of select sale items. Free shipping on orders $125 or more. Bonus rewards for orders $150 or more.
Visiting London on a press trip this month, I took the opportunity to indulge in some shopping sightseeing. Exploring one of Covent Garden‘s best streets for men’s fashion and grooming, King Street (above) is filled with London brands such as Burberry Brit and Hackett London, and others you may not be too familar with such as Oliver Sweeney (luxury footwear, accessories and outerwear), Murdock London (a barbershop and grooming line, located in Hackett) and Jo Malone (fragrances and skincare).
International brands continue to set up shop here, and now include the first Opening Ceremony in Europe, 7 for All Mankind, Sandro (Parisian luxury), Lyle & Scott (Scottish knitwear) and Aesop (Melbourne grooming and skincare).
Styling myself for the fall to pre-winter weather, I went with a reversible varsity coat from Kenneth Cole that offers a wool side and a quilted one (see both below). For an extra pop of color to the look, I wore my Gap garment-dyed skinnies in forest green.
UGG‘s lightweight, black leather Westly style desert boots with blown-rubber outsoles, I was comfortable with all the exploring I did in Covent Garden and the rest of London, and I geared up with a camo Tumi Lejeune Backpack Tote to stow any goodies I found while wandering. Next shopping stop, Floral Street:
A street up from King, on Floral Street you’ll find a mix heritage and modern brands. On the west end of the street you’ll find the Paul Smith flagship, which is also Sir Paul Smith’s first one he opened and the first in fashion shop to open in Covent Garden. Also on the west, Ted Baker and Dune London (footwear and accessories). Heading east, you’ll find Spanish shoe brand Camper, British luxury accessory brand Mulberry, and Yohji Yamamoto and addias’ edgy Y-3, which just opened this year.
A handy map is available here for your next visit to Covent Garden, and more of my look below:
Exploring Ecuador just before Thanksgiving with the Ministry of Tourism, I had a chance to visit the capital, Quito, and the rural outskirts such as the Pululahua Crater (a volcano that has been dormant for 3,000 years and just under an hour away from central) and the nearby Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (a historical and cultural site that is set on the equator). Quito is a city where layering and versatility are key, and was the same for these northern areas.
While a leather jacket can look good almost anytime of the year, brown leather shines like no other when surrounded by November’s colorful foliage in New York’s Central Park. I styled my favorite vintage leather jacket with other shades of brown. A classic pair of tan J.Crew cotton-twill chinos contrast the dark brown jacket in a smart manner, and fall styling calls for a pair of rugged boots. This simple pair from Grenson adds a stylish body to the classic derby boot with a scotch grain leather.
To break the brown hues, and standout one it’s own, a rich burgundy crew neck sweater is a wardrobe essential (as the color can look good year-round), and to top off the look on a sunny day, can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban aviators.
Get The Look:
Jacket: Vintage (similar from Belstaff)
Sweater: Banana Republic Blended Sweater (similar from J.Crew)
Pants: J.Crew Cotton-Twill Chinos
Footwear: Grenson Hadley derby boot
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators (similar from Ray-Ban)
MR PORTER’s Global Style Campaign
Taking part as a Details Network contributor for MR PORTER’s Global Style Campaign, created to showcase and connect stylish men across the world, I hope you too can take part by showing your personal style through this Instagram-driven digital event hosted by MR PORTER.
Simply upload a photo of yourself showing your personal style with the hashtags #MRPORTERGS and the city you’re in (ex. #NEWYORK), then check out all the other men entered in Mr Porter’s Global Style Map. Everyone who takes part is eligible to win a very handsome prize of $4,000 for a new MR PORTER wardrobe. Good luck gentlemen!
When packing for a Caribbean city like Colombia’s Cartagena, a booming tourist destination, it’s good to make sure you pack (or are wearing) attire that is versatile. You can dress down as you transition to the humid weather and for a relaxed look, or you can dress up for a meeting if you’re visiting on business or for a special night during your holiday with a significant other.
Accessories are important for any traveler, especially if you love style, and they can help you put together outfits for your trip. The most important one is your bag, so I went with the handsome and strong Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote from Coach in olive for its modern heritage design and spacious body.
Ditch the solid trunks this Labor Day weekend and go for bold prints or patterns. Palm Springs meets New England with this look featuring Mr Turk in Greenwich, CT’s Tod’s Point; a beach/park and marina that is must if you’re ever in Fairfield County.
Here on a bright, breezy day, Tom models one of Mr Turk’s latest swimwear designs, the safari board shorts, paired with a mini houndstooth patterned short sleeve button down. The shirt is very versatile and we did two looks with it, showing how to transition from casual summer work into a festive, holiday-ready outfit.
From colorful Coach and Banana Republic designs, to the simplicity by Burberry, Mismo and Billykirk; update your summer arsenal with these versatile and durable canvas tote bags. Several of the totes come with adjustable-height handles or removable straps.
Mismo‘s waxed-canvas tote from Denmark is your go-to for a day-to-night bag, and Japan’s Master-Piece Potential tote offers a transitional design and color that will bring you right into the fall season. With all its pockets, you’ll need to shop for more tech goodies and travel accessories to fill it out. Both available at Mr. Porter. See them and all the bags below: