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My very first car was a Ford Mustang. A 1989 two-door hatchback. It was red and pretty much the coolest car a 16-year-old kid in a high school rock band could have. Plenty of room for carting all my gear around, and plenty of style, which was helpful when chasing cute girls. I still remember going to the used car lot with my father to pick it up and drive it home. My father has always been a big fan of tradition, and what I found out on that trip was that his first car was a Mustang as well. VIEW MORE ▶︎
You can get by in life by just maintaining the status quo. By simply doing what's expected of you. But to be truly exceptional—to stand out and above—requires you to challenge limits, both those set by others and those you set for yourself. This doesn't mean constantly questioning authority or being an unapologetic rebel, necessarily, but rather having an inner drive that makes you strive relentlessly to be better than you are. Some people view limits as borders, others accept them as challenges. VIEW MORE ▶︎
An unfortunate pant style from the early 2010s reminiscent of the Hammer Pants of the 1980s popularized by Stanley Burell.
A young, urban, heterosexual male with liberal political views, an interest in fashion, and a refined sense of taste.
A man’s comfortable jacket, typically made of velvet, formerly worn while smoking after dinner.
An ankle-length boot made with a suede upper and a crepe leather sole.
A type of outer garment that is half shirt, half jacket. Kind of both. But not either.
A multicolored diamond pattern, sometimes with overplaid, usually in wool; originally knitted in England on hand frames, it is now made by machines and applied primarily to socks and sweaters.
A trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.
A small, thin suitcase that is used especially for carrying papers and documents.
The height, distance and spacing of a coat’s front buttons relative to its front edge and waist.
A man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.
Clothing that is sewn from a standard-sized based pattern.
A unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing.
One of my favorite lines in Shakespeare's King Lear comes towards the end of Act 4, when the Earl of Gloucester declares, "The king is mad." While having no relation to David Simon's The Wire—which has been referred to as Dickensian, not Shakespearean—when Clarke Peters (fans of The Wire will remember him as Detective Lester Freaman) delivered that line at the opening night of Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear, I couldn't help but think of Omar Little's famous assertion: "Come at the king, you best not miss." Men's Style Blog Men's Style Guide Menswear Fashion Travel Lifestyle Cocktails Grooming He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎
After five straight days of ominous weather, the idea of a weekend with crystal blue skies and perfect temperatures seemed like a dream. And, truth be told, I was still in a mild dream state of my own when Rob and I hopped on an early train up to NYC for the 9th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Following a quick cortado at Gasoline Alley, we made our way to the tip of Manhattan and onto the ferry to Governors Island. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Last weekend I was in Venice, Italy with Persol for their Atelier Persol launch event. The campaign invited six artists from different disciplines to create works of art centered around the theme of the Phoenix. It was the latest installment in a series of efforts by a brand that is synonymous with timeless style, elegance, craftsmanship, and heritage. It was humbling to be invited to attend and I am extremely excited to share with you a taste of the event. VIEW MORE ▶︎