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Gift Guide: 5 Classic Gifts For Men

classic-mens-gifts-holiday With the holiday shopping season among us I’ll be posting a set of gift ideas at least once a week for the rest of this month and in December with the topics of travel, grooming, tech, winter style and more! The gift guide series will hopefully help inspire you if you are stuck on what to get for friends, family, and significant others, and you might even want to pickup something for yourself. In this set, classic gifts for men that never go out of style:

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Preppy Chic Style for City Exploring

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Having some major Europe withdrawals as I put together this post! While in Budapest last month with the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for my AskMen.com article I had time to do some city exploring. For an afternoon’s outing across the Liberty Bridge over the Danube River, market shopping and afternoon of walking through the Pest side of town (where the market, Corinthia and the majority of the attractions and city life is) I went for a city preppy outfit that I styled up with a few statement accessories: Read the rest of this entry

How to Style a Polo – Tips From Lacoste

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Photo via Lacoste’s Facebook and is of Steve McQueen by William Claxton

For Details I chatted with Lacoste’s creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista during fashion week to get the designer’s tips on wearing the brand’s signature and iconic style, the polo. From our conversation, these are the polo styling tips I gathered that are easy to remember and to keep in when dressing or shopping for your next polo.  Read the rest of this entry

Daily Essentials: Must Haves For The Gym Bag

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Fitness is something that can be part of both daily life and travel, so I thought it would be perfect for my next installment of Daily Essentials. Whether you’re running or at the gym before or post work, or want to pack some workout gear as motivation to workout during a trip, there are a few things to make sure to always have in your gym bag: Read the rest of this entry

9 Polos To Get This Summer

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June seems to be going by so fast, as Father’s Day is already this weekend. To add to your summer wardrobe, or in case you haven’t had time to pick up a gift yet for your dad, partner or any other men in your life with kids, a polo is a timeless summer style.

As a summer essential, the polo can be dressed up or down and is offered in the collections of several men’s fashion brands each summer season. See my picks below:

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Banana Republic Luxe-Touch Geo Print Polo ($44) Read the rest of this entry

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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Travel Grooming Essentials For Cancún, Mexico

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After picking out a travel ensemble for Cancún and your travel bag and other accessories, grooming selections are next. Opt for products that’ll leave you fresh and ready with light scents for your days and nights out. They are also under 3.4 ounces:

  • Fresh Shave – The Art of Shaving offers a full shave kit with a pre-shave oil, shaving cream and after-shave balm that is able to give you the same experience as at home with its travel-sized Pure Badger Brush. Leaves you with a nice close shave for your day at the beach or night out on Cancún’s bustling Hotel Zonera, and the unscented option is always a good choice to not interfere with the scent from your fragrance and other grooming products. ($175)
  • Clean Face – Ursa Major‘s face wash will give your face a good cleaning and leave bright and clearer skin as it removes oil and grime, dissolves dead surface skin cells and clears blocked pores. Scent features cedar, spearmint and lime. ($10)
  • A Light FragranceLacoste Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Green features a classic, clean and cool fruit-woodland scent with notes of grapefruit, thyme, fig and sandalwood and fig. ($32)
  • To Keep Hair In CheckBilly Jealousy has introduced a new styling mud that works with wet or dry hair, leaves a strong hold with a light shine finish, and has an herbal scent ($16).
  • Lip CareTURO Skin‘s protective lip balm goes further than your usual drugstore chapstick and has the added benefits anti-aging and antioxidant properties. Also is SPF 15 with a peppermint scent. ($10)

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Preview: Lacoste Men’s Fall/Winter 2014 Adds More Modern Styles

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Lacoste is synonymous with its classic polo, sure, but after taking a peek at the upcoming fall and winter collections from its Lacoste Golf, Golf Mountain and Lacoste L!VE lines, you see how the brand continues to add more modernize styles. Highlights for me include the various mixed-media footwear and tops, like a Lacoste L!VE leather armed baseball sweatshirt (below), color blocked polos and tees, sport-chic timepieces, and patterns that include camo, wavy stripes and geometric prints on sweaters and polos. Get a taste of the upcoming collections below:

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12 Stylish Backpacks For Every Traveler

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Bags are obviously one of my favorite accessories, and the backpack is a style perfect for all types of travel. Whether you’re headed to a tropical destination, getting ready for an outdoors adventure or visiting a luxe hotel in London, there’s a backpack out there that’s perfect for you this spring:

Luxury & City Travel

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Kenneth Cole Leather Convertible Backpack ($325, Kenneth Cole)

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Tumi Alpha Bravo Lejeune Backpack Tote ($445, Tumi)

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