As summer winds down the inevitable happens… School returns to session. If you were smart enough to avoid summer session and enjoy your break setting your alarm clock is going to be a drag.  Ahh oh well man up and get those textbooks cracking with these Fall looks that will have your style GPA in the top percentile.

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As a man ages so should his wardrobe. Classic styling like plaid and loafers go a long way. Grab your favorite fitted jean and complete the look. Its also perfect when your done with class and need to unwind at the local hangout. Not much to say here just move along and add these stand

 

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When those temps change in your closet should be many types of sweaters. A shawl neck cardigan can be a life saver when those winds change and the degrees drop. Versatile enough to be worn open or closed as well as buttoned up or casual with 2 left open. Classic wool cap closes off this style with non athletic sneakers. This chukka style shows your more than just a hypebeast. I love solid full rinsed jeans with almost any look.

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Obviously when school opens up your looking to impress. Gotta have the heat on the feet. One of the hottest Jordans to come out during the summer will accomplish this for you. But is that it? Nope you gotta turn it up a notch and keep the theme going with Olympic inspired gear such as this hoodie from Polo. Next step ditch the sneaker / jean combo. I love to grab a straight chino to pull this outfit together. Shows your about business even when your keeping it funky.

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If you know me this look is a standard for me. So why change what isnt broke. Button down with a elegant cardigan added to your freshest kicks keeps things moving along quite nicely. Obviously your favorite jean is a must but do stay away from the oversize, meaning length and waist. Elbow patches and this seasons hot patterned fabric in Gingham might keep the eyes off the blackboard and solely on you.

Just like every year the summer ends and the beauty of Fall rolls in. I unlike many others welcome the change in seasons since it signals a change in wardrobe. I mean T-Shirts and camo short s can only be worn so many times.  Time to shelve those tanks and get your hands on these Fall must haves. Trust me the fun doesnt have to stop because the degrees dip below 70.

Chunky Cardigan

The cardigan is a typical knit for men to wear, it never goes out of style. However, the chunky ribbed knit cardigan adds more shape and body, especially if you have a slim figure. I love how its styled with a white shirt and the bow tie really makes the whole look very appealing. Wearing a cotton shirt with a cardigan, looks sleek and attractive.

Bold Colors

Dont let the weather dictate your mood. Do away with the dreary greys and blacks and add some excitement to your style. This can be accomplished in a couple of ways. Take that grey/black sweater/pants combo and throw underneath a canary or burgundy stretch poplin shirt. Chinos come in many a color or dress up your accessories like ties or scarves with a standout shade.

The Chino

Obviously a staple for any man. This pant nowadays is the ultimate casual/business, night/day wardrobe piece. Companies like Banana Republic or my sleeper site Bonobos not only will keep you in the loop but also make it very affordable. From the wash to cut to the colors you cant go wrong.

Gingham

Move away from the plaid. It was a great run for the last 2 years but it might be overdone. Patterns like stripes & checks will never die but Gingham is vastly under utilize. It gives the appearance of wealth while remaining very affordable. Oh and its not even a pattern as more of a material. Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. Checked gingham became more common over time, though striped gingham was still available in the late Victorian period. If you love checks and stripes look into this style.

Sport Coat

A cool blazer is definitely a must-have item, and the styles available really give blazers a life of their own. You can find some with patch pockets and/or elbow patches, others with big lapels and double-sided vents, but they are all a revival of retro looks. And don’t forget moleskin and corduroy options which can be a less formal look than tweed. Or choose a nice wool or wool and cashmere combination with three or two buttons. Don’t get to wild with color though. Can easily be paired with jeans or dress pants.

As with most articles of clothing there is a time and place for everything. Unfortunately (I maintain an extensive collection) the fitted hat is neither appropriate or acceptable with every outfit. For that reason as with most accessories you have to branch out. Now don’t be scared you can rep your favorite team at the local BBQ or casual event but not with a three piece suit or at most NYC nightlife venues.  So below are a few other choices that not only will keep you on point but also easily accessible & venue appropriate.

Driving Cap

This ever-popular, classic men’s cap is usually styled in wool and acrylic with a nylon lining. Snap-up visor and elastic back for a perfect fit. Great for being out on the town or out in country, it will provide years of warmth and comfort and goes well with business attire or casual wear.

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Fedora

A fedora is a felt hat most commonly worn by men. The term is usually generic, describing any men’s hat that does not already have another name; a few fedoras have names of their own, including the trilby or homburg. The hat is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and “pinched” in the front on both sides. The most notable after the fitted and great for tropical destinations as they do come in straw as well.

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Trilby

A trilby hat is a type of fedora. The trilby was once viewed as the rich man’s favored hat. It is also sometimes described as a “crumpled” fedora. The trilby has a shorter brim which is angled down at the front and slightly turned up at the back.  Traditionally it is made from rabbit hair felt, but is usually made from other materials, such as tweed, straw, wool and wool/nylon blends. Can be seen at the races or music icons such as Ne-Yo.

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Derby/Bowler

The Bowler hat is the first hat credited for being mass produced and priced to meet everyone’s budget, because of this the Derby Hats were worn by virtually every class of society. The derby hat comes in many different styles from the low-crown to the stingy brim. Usually a hat for coachmen but obviously the style translates to other walks of life.

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Hopefully this helps you advance your style a little bit. If not at least you what the options are when they say no fitted allowed.

Summers in full swing gentlemen. With the temperatures rising an emphasis is put on to the limit of clothing to be worn. One major trend I see for this season is tank tops. Some of my favorite street brands are putting on a full court press. Labels like Crooks & Castles, 10 Deep, T.I.T.S, Bloodbath & Rocksmith have some major designs for a staple that used to be for women and dudes with major muscles. Well add skinny/slim dudes like Machine Gun Kelly, Wiz Khalifa and yours truly jumping on this trend. Check a few of these looks below and make sure your push up game is on point.

All these styles and more can be found at the mecca of streetwear sites Karmaloop.com and obviously the webshop of each brand. No matter the temp always remember to be cool!

Hey dolls and gents!

I hope you all are keeping cool this hot Saturday. Not only should you keep cool but you should look cool too (I hope that wasn’t too cheesy lol) The awesome folks over at Fly Credentials are having an awesome sale. Two (2) t-shirts for $40. This is part of their 4th of July sale which ends tomorrow so you may want to hurry on over and order your shirts now. Mush’s designs are certified dope! In case you forgot check out the Fly Credentials Designer’s Spotlight feature we did a few months ago. Ladies, there are tees for you as well. I have the “Only In America” t-shirt and the quality and fit is amazing. Check out some of my favorite looks

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