Friday, April 15, 2011

Bracelets for Spring

I'm all about bracelets for spring. Nice fresh colors, nautical themed, great with short sleeves and linen shirts.

Check out this rope bracelet above from Giles and Brothers. It's under $100 bucks and cool as hell.

Also check out the others from Giles and Brothers. They have great masculine bracelets that don't look like anything else out there.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

High Quality Low Cost Suits

Wall Street Journal featured an article today on the lower coat suits, how they are higher quality fabrics, better made and competitive with higher end suits that cost three to four times as much. They specifically compared these "low" end suits to the likes of Giorgio Armani and depending on the manufacturer the suits miss the mark or not.

Two things to note with the article, first off, J.Crew suits ranked well. High quality fabric, machine made suits, well constructed and a solid performer. Good comparisons considering the cost.

But the real winner and biggest take away was how the suit performed. It was ranked equal to the Armani suit in every way. The Armani suit is over $3K but the SuitSupply suit was just over $600 at $614.

SuitSupply had great fabrics, amazing construction and almost no noticeable difference when compared with the Armani. SuitSupply offers three levels of suits ranging in price from $320 to $610. They make suits that are Super wool 150s to wool-cashmere blends to linen to linen-cotton or linen-wool blends.

The suits are slim fitting, with good portions on the pants, the jacket and the sleeves. The high end versions have Italian natural shoulders, slanted ticket pockets, double back vents and working button holes on the sleeves. They have high quality lining, horn buttons, free moving construction and rakish designs.

The suits come with classic colors, subtle patterns or crazy designs. They also have suits in summer wools and linens or classic wools. The fabrics are all from Italian mills and will hold up for years.

Basically SuitSupply has proven they are the best option for your next suit and everyone after that.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Penny Loafers with the Pennies

The devil is in the details. This is especially true with fashion. As loafers become more common this spring and summer, add a penny to your loafers, that is why they have the name.

It adds a bit of unique flair and style to the classic shoe, plus it can be a nice conversation piece and certainly will ensure you don't look like everyone else.

Just make sure that the penny is from 1982 or earlier, so that it is a true bronze penny and not a metal conglomeration.

Here are my JCrew loafers with pennies Lincoln side up.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NSF Henleys Rock

We really like what NSF is delivering this year when it comes to henleys. They have an amazing fitting gray lightweight cotton henley. Marbled slub cotton with quality metal buttons. The henley fits so well it feels like it is custom tailored.

We also love the blue and white striped henley sweater they are delivering this year. It is a light weight sweater that fits just as well as the henley above. It is a great stand alone piece or layering piece.

Both henleys can be worn stand alone but they are actually better worn over a button down shirt. Think of them as an alternative to the lightweight spring sweater. This option is more attractive, more interesting and well separate you from the crowd.