our hands found the end of a day
in subtle movements
tangled in curtains
finding the hushed transparency
and we stayed there.
May 15, 2013.
I received this sweet bag from Korchmar (made in the USA!) recently and it is working perfectly for me when I have meetings with clients and need to bring along my laptop and other jazz. I also grabbed this cream linen blazer from H&M to have something a little different. I’m still working on how to incorporate it but it’s coming along.
Korchmar is offering 20% off their bags to my readers so just head to their site and enter the code CLASSIC for 20% off!! Only good until June 8, though!
Blazer: Linen - H&M - $69 (similar)
Shirt: J. Crew Factory - ~$29
Jeans: 484 Jean in Dark Worn Wash - J. Crew - $84
Boots: John Varvatos Sid Chukka - $129 (eBay) (similar)
Bag: Garfield Bomber Bag - Korchmar (get yours for 20% off with code CLASSIC)
Belt: Frank & Oak
Sunglasses - Ray Ban Clubmaster in Tortoise - $89
Watch: Timex - Amazon - $31
Men’s Nautical-Inspired Spring/Summer Fashion
Just because you don’t own a private boat or have that exlusive yacht club membership, it doesn’t mean you can’t pull off the nautial look this season. Think stripes, anchors, linen, and navy for the perfect seafaring vibe, even if you’re just a landlocked urban sailor. For this look I layered a short-sleeved striped button down over a crisp white linen henley tee and a pair of pale blue chinos for a look that’s perfect for any boat party. And make sure to add some finishing touches! Try a rope bracelet or something similar with a metal anchor clasp to really complete the look.
Shirt by Riviera Club c/o Loehmann’s (Similar) // T-shirt by 120% Lino c/o Loehmann’s (Similar) // Pants c/o 20 Jeans // Shoes c/o Tommy Hilfiger // Braided Bracelet c/o Kiel James Patrick // Railroad Spike Bracelet c/o Giles & Brother
How To: Pulling Off Preppy Style For Spring
I was lucky enough to attend a special event last week with Details magazine for the reopening of the Tommy Hilfiger store in Soho, New York. The Tommy team was kind enough to outfit me for the evening in some great pieces from the designer’s latest Spring collection. Everything about my outfit had that classic American style that designer Tommy Hilfiger has been known for. When you think of spring “preppy,” you picture light sun faded colors, crisp whites, even some nautical hints, all in a sophisitcated yet simple execution.
Here’s some tips for pulling off this preppy look on your own. Start with a great pair of chinos in a light pastel color like a pale yellow or faded red for a worn-in New England feel. For a blazer, try something lightweight like an unstructured cotton blazer in a sun-washed blue like the one I’m wearing here. When it comes to your shirt, go for casual comfort. A nice tartan or madras pattern will help to break up the solid colors. As for shoes, a classic boat shoe or derby in a neutral shade will easily complete your look. And remember, the key to this style is classic yet relaxed sophistication so have fun and don’t over-think it!
Blazer c/o Tommy Hilfiger (Similar 1, Similar 2) // Shirt c/o Tommy Hilfiger (Similar 1, Similar 2) // Pants c/o Tommy Hilfiger (Similar 1, Similar 2) // Shoes c/o Tommy Hilfiger // Sunglasses c/o John Ruvin // Belt by Club Monaco