Archive for the ‘Men’s Fashion Trends’ Category

November 15th, 2012

Bundle Up

Jacket season is done. It’s officially coat season. I always get the question from clients about one coat for the season. Can there be one coat that can do it all? If you get a dressier pea coat, this is the closest you can get to a do-it-all option. Although my wardrobe philosophy is to have the pieces you own work for you in multiple facets of your life…I recommend (if your budget permits) getting a wool coat that can be dressed up and then a parka or puffy coat for casual wear.

For ladies, try something unexpected for your wool coat. Instead of black or grey, go for a white (gasp!), red (love this red one too), or cobalt blue (Ann Taylor has a great one for under $200 here).

Instead of a puffy coat this year, I am loving the military trend and all the anoraks and parkas that come with it. Steven Alan and Asos and Need Supply Co. offer some worthy options. Personally, I am lusting after this Raija Parker one also at Need Supply Co.

My favorite places/brands for coats are Zara ($100-$200) for edgier details at reasonable prices and J.Crew ($200-$400) for dependable, classic silhouettes in great colors. And if I just so happen to have a grand or so to drop (who doesn’t right?), Burberry and Helmut Lang.

For more coat options, check out Lucky Magazine’s winter roundup.

For guys, you need a topcoat for dressier occasions and a field jacket or parka for casual (I like peacoats on guys too, but if given a choice, I opt for the more rugged field jacket style).

For the topcoat, go for the 3/4 length and some texture like this J. Crew herringbone coat or a double-breasted style like this Banana Republic option (pictured above).

For casual wear, this Carson Field Jacket at Need Supply Co. pretty much nails it. Other great options include Scotch & Soda’s wax cotton and LL Bean Signature’s parka.

For more coat options, check out GQ’s list of 10 best coats this winter.

Next up? Hats of course…

October 24th, 2012

Boys’ Boots of the Season

Equal parts grown-up sleek and rugged. Wear with jeans and shawl-collar sweater for weekend day; with khakis, buttonup, and tweed jacket for office/business casual; with charcoal blazer, buttonup and dark jeans for date night.

Get them now. Thank me later.