Style Picks

Style Pick: Left Field American Crew Tee

Summer heat always brings out that key piece of clothing in every man’s arsenal, the T-shirt. Left Field’s American Crew Tee ($60) features blue and red style accents that separate the Made in the USA shirt from a standard Hanes pack. Available in Heather grey, navy and white, this tee is your new go-to for...

Style Pick: Nike DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket

Nike likes its innovations. Case in point, the DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket (~$80). Performance-oriented runners with a penchant for a stylish fit in particular will want to pay attention. Originally designed as a lightweight, wind, and water-resistant outerwear, this contemporary incarnation bridges the gap between casual and sportswear, serving as either a swank, lightweight jacket,...

Style Pick: Wallace & Barnes Fishtail Short

Workwear durability? Good. Summer heat? Bad. Enter the Wallace & Barnes collection for J.Crew, and particularly, the fishtail short. With its heavy cotton-linen blend and sawmill-meets-modern looks, the short dresses up handsomely without looking like you’ve walked right off the pages of Cliché Weekly. The fishtail detailing, originally designed for added comfort when wearing suspenders...

Style Pick: Cuisse de Grenouille “Laine Tressée” Belt

Cuisse de Grenouille, which stands for frog leg in French, is a new Parisian fashion company that loves fiddling with details. To celebrate the coming of summer, no facet was ignored in the making of their “Laine Tressée” Belt ($96) collection. These bold “ceintures” brilliantly borrow from the expertise of three countries and combine Italian...

Style Pick: Allen Edmonds Special Edition Kasmuk Wingtips

Wingtips have always been on the casual side of the dress shoe spectrum, but footwear legend Allen Edmonds has nudged the style into more aggressive territory with their Special Edition Kasmuk ($300). The striking blue denim uppers are definitely a step outside of the company’s typical brogue comfort zone. Their risk, however, is your fashionable...

Style Pick: Nike Rosche Run

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for some new casual kicks for the summer, the Nike Rosche Run has you covered. They’re lightweight and breathable for logging those warm weather miles, but cushioned and protective to keep you straight and sturdy — equally important for pounding the pavement or kicking back a few...

Style Pick: Onia x Ritz-Carlton Beach Towel

World-renowned Ritz-Carlton has teamed up with beachwear shop Onia to create a killer summer accessory for those with a penchant for luxury. The Onia-Ritz-Carlton Beach Towel ($75) is hand-made with Spanish cotton on one side, and fast-drying, soft, and highly absorbent terry cloth on the other. So even if you can’t return from the beach...

Style Pick: Allen Edmonds Fastball Boat Shoe

Men’s fashion authority Allen Edmonds knows a moneyball when it sees one. The Fastball Boat Shoe ($115) adroitly struts the tightrope between gimmicks and licensed apparel to create a unique set of boaters for fans of America’s favorite pastime. Each pair is made from a white unlined distressed leather upper with red baseball stitchings on...

Style Pick: Nigel Cabourn SS12 Aircraft Jacket

Few brands blend vintage fashion and historical significance the way Nigel Cabourn does. The eponymous English fashion house is well renowned for offering what can only be described as archival pieces or, in other words, garments with a history. The SS12 Aircraft Jacket Desert Wax Poplin Khaki ($710) is part of the Nigel Cabourn Authentic...

Style Pick: New Balance MS620BL

It’s safe to say that winter is finally over, which means it’s time to put some color back into your wardrobe. Swathed in a bold blue, the New Balance MS620BL will have you diving into spring, feet first. And with its traditional mesh and suede construction, this classic foot holder is equipped for everything from...

Style Pick: Izola Handkerchief Sets

Scoff all you want at the dandy-esque ways of the handkerchief carrier — that is, until the fair lady between the two of you at the bar accidentally spills her drink and all you’ve got is a paper napkin. Make no mistake; the charms of a freshly laundered pocket square aren’t lost on a damsel...

Style Pick: Seize Sur Vingt Perforated Suede Bucks

Seize Sur Vingt’s newest line of shoes come in a rainbow of colors sure to add pop to your wardrobe. Seven choices, ranging from bright navy with a contrasting red rubber sole to a more muted tan (SSV calls it “Milkshake” shown above) matched to a blue bottom, give the discerning dresser many options. The...

Style Pick: Billykirk Hand-Stitched Leather Laptop Sleeves

Over the years, we’ve raved about Billykirk’s products and founders, and their latest laptop sleeves ($219+) reaffirms our love. It’s a classic Billykirk piece – blending chic with toughness, and elegance with durability. Featuring hand-stitched Horween leather, a Chicago asset since 1905, this sleeve exudes rugged class. In any boardroom or meeting it sends a...

Style Pick: Taylor Stitch S/S Milton Madras shirts

With spring upon us, it’s time to dust off madras shirts. If you’re looking to upgrade your current collection or even taking the plunge into the famous cloth born from the city of Chennai, India for the first time, make sure to check out the Milton from Taylor Stitch. The SF-based brand pride themselves on...

Style Pick: Apolis Organic Hand Dyed Linen Tie

Spring time always holds a particular soft spot for fashionistas. After long months spent covering up in warm attire, the change in season is duly celebrated with a liberating explosion of style. Not to be outdone, social fashion enterprise Apolis presents its line of naturally produced and locally crafted organic hand dyed linen ties. Each...

Style Pick: Feit Handmade Vertical Wallet

Some call it a science, some call it an art. Regardless of how you choose to define it, in the process of wallet making, two elements are absolutely essential — functionality and form. The folks at Feit have brought these two universal principles face to face in the 2012 Spring Hand Sewn Collection. Their Handmade...

Style Pick: American Giant Sweatshirt

Quality and fit: that sums up American Giant, a small company from San Francisco. As of now, the brand only sells a variety of affordable, long-lasting basic sweatshirt styles, all handmade in America. Unlike other brands who skimp on labor costs to keep prices low, American Giant doesn’t operate stores and spends absolutely nothing on...

Style Pick: Acne Everest Shoulder Bag

There are times when your casual gym duffel bag just won’t do. Weekend getaways and overnight soirees come to mind. Enter the Acne Everest, a stylish and functional shoulder bag that’s part of Acne’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The canvas bag is fitted with sturdy leather straps to ensure a solid handle on your belongings, and...

Style Pick: Ben Sherman Plectrum Cramerton Harrington Jacket

Made from well-weighted Cramerton cloth (fabric originally developed for the US Army), the Harrington Jacket from Ben Sherman makes for perfect Spring layering. Detailing like corduroy elbow patches and corozo nut buttons make sure you won’t just be another dapper dan in khaki. Limited to 400 pieces. ~$237 | bensherman.com

Style Pick: Tod’s Greg Moccasin

Building off an undeniable lineage — Tod’s is still synonymous with the driver — the Greg Moccasin proves the weekend clog can do both back road or boardroom without any fuss. A formal twist on the traditional moc, Tod’s has imbued the Greg with a coat & tie treatment: structured, hand-crafted leather, a lightweight full-rubber...

Style Pick: Grayers Jersey Polo

When it comes to polo shirts, there’s certainly no shortage of choices. Everyone offers his own variant of the wardrobe essential, but we all know the situation: choose a couple out of season shirts at bargain prices, or the one you really want, which happens to be marred with an uncomfortably high price tag. It’s...

Style Pick: Theory Arteo Perpetual Cargo Pants

If you insist on keeping cargo pants in your wardrobe rotation, then at least buy a pair that doesn’t look like it was ripped straight off the set of Delta Force. The Arteo Perpuetual cargo pant from Theory packs slanted utility waist pockets, dual button flap pockets in the rear, and the additional thigh pockets...

Style Pick: Cantarelli Quilted Down Jacket

There’s new jacket style trickling into the men’s fashion circuit that combines the traditional outdoor look of puffy down with the tailored cut of a blazer. For the most part, only high-end brands like Moncler have started to introduce the concept for astronomical price points. Italian brand Cantarelli definitely falls into the same category, but...

Style Pick: Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Menswear accessory designer Alexander Olch has released a new line of spring scarves for the first time. Like popular ties and pocket squares, all of the scarves are designed in handmade in NYC. Pair one with a blazer in a couple of weeks to differentiate your look, and perhaps the added insulation will let you...

Style Pick: Epaulet x Mackintosh Dowanhill Raincoat Navy

One of our favorite New York boutiques has teamed up with iconic coat maker Mackintosh to put a more modern spin on the classic weather stopper. Rest assured, the brand’s renowned rubberized cotton fabric and impenetrable seam-taping haven’t been touched, but the cut of Dowanhill has been slimmed down to achieve a more modern silhouette....

Style Pick: Put This On Gentlemen’s Association

The fine gents at Put This On have put together what may be the coolest style subscription yet. It’s called The Gentlemen’s Association. The goal: dress you like a proper man, one square at a time. Traveling the world, editor Jesse Thorn hand picks fabrics — some vintage, some rare, all unique — which are...

Style Pick: Jack Spade Adler Plaid Button Down

Nice reds and blues, done in a classic check pattern, from a staple brand known for having their pulse on wardrobe needs of today’s upstanding male citizens. Too bad the 4th is still five months away. $185 | jackspade.com

Style Pick: Eastland Made in Maine Millinocket Moccasin Boots

Like their namesake city, Millinocket — population 5,200 — these moccasin boots expand on Eastland’s growing Made in Maine series. Horween leather handsewn by Maine shoemakers feature a hand-rubbed finish and a contrasting crepe-colored wedge. $365 | | barneys.com

Style Pick: Eddie Bauer Heritage Mountain Parka

Originally conceived in 1978 as a multi-season coat, Eddie Bauer re-introduces the Mountain Parka today as the Heritage Mountain Parka. More casual than technical, many of the original parka’s details remain including cotton/nylon fabric, trim, hardware and colors (brilliant blue, ivy, olive, black) and a throwback price. $149 | eddiebauer.com

Style Pick: Persol Clip-On Collection

Need proof that the fashion world is cyclical? The fact that esteemed eyewear brand Persol reintroduced clip-ons last year is all the evidence you should need. While traditionally synonymous with bad taste, the PO 3007 V and 3002 V frames make a strikingly good case for the design’s revival, especially considering their price and convenience...

Style Pick: Heritage Research JFK Chino

As presidents go, JFK takes the prize as the greatest style icon (sorry Lincoln). These chinos serve as a tribute to that legacy and are modeled after Kennedy’s 1950’s bespoke slacks. Each pair is handmade in England from 100% Italian cotton twill and features a few modern tweaks to the original design, including a slight...

Style Pick: Saturdays Surf NYC Crosby Check Shirt

Break up the monotony of your solid coats, sweaters, and pants with a touch of pattern. True to Saturdays’ surfing roots, the Crosby Checked shirt’s casual air looks great as is. Those who trudge in the office every day, though, should also strike wardrobe gold pairing it with a thin tie, cardigan, or blazer —...

Style Pick: Mission Workshop Eiger Field Jacket

The first in a series of new technical pieces called the Advanced Projects Series, Mission Workshop has infused the classic military field jacket with their thoughtful, modern touch as well as a heavy dose of the murdered out look we can’t get enough of right now. Made from Swiss fabric called Schoeller c_change, the Eiger...

Style Pick: Lo & Sons Cambridge Overnight & Laptop Bag

Ready for your Friday presentation in Palo Alto and Saturday in Seattle, the Cambridge serves double duty as both a commuter and overnight bag. Lo & Sons, a family operation, has infused the bag with plenty of conveniences and features learned from their own travel-heavy lifestyle. Inside the bag offers enough room for a 15″...

Style Pick: Killspencer Dopp/Folio

Ever clever bag brand Killspencer has just released this nifty accessory that’s designed to tote your toiletries like any other dopp kit to your destination, without ruining your luggage thanks to a waterproof white tarpaulin lining. Once you’ve unpacked, the bag can then easily fold flat to become a document/tablet portfolio for your jaunts on...

Style Pick: Vicarious by Nature x DODOcase

The DODOcase has been a favorite accessory for iPad users looking to add an old school literary feel to their cutting edge gadget. While this isn’t the first collaboration by DODO that we’ve seen, this iteration created in partnership with eco-conscious upstart Vicarious by Nature still deserves a mention since it does a fine job...

Style Pick: Swims Helmut Lace Up Boots

Just because you prefer not to ruin your best shoes in foul weather, doesn’t mean you have to settle for clunky footwear. Swims Helmut lace up boot combines the looks and comfort of a modern desert boot, with 3M Scotch Guard high density nylon uppers and a hydro guard lining for water protection. Available in...

Style Pick: Deluxe Flyer Navy Scarf

This winter offering from Japanese clothing brand Deluxe combines the looks of a higher end silk scarf with the comfort and price point of 100% cotton. The small white polka dot pattern can look casual or elegant depending on how you wear it. Available colors include Navy, Black, and Olive. ~$121 | deluxe.jp

Style Pick: Billy Reid Grey Tweed Sunday Coat

Most major men’s brands offer some form of overcoat, but few can compete with the fine detailing found in Billy Reid’s Grey Tweed Sunday Coat ($895). Mixing southern gentility with Italian tailoring, the three-quarter length, English Donegal tweed coat features a wool Japanese blanketing body and pocketing lining, rich leather detailing under the collar and...

Style Pick: Red Wing Heritage 4563 Boot

The Red Wing Heritage 4563 reminds us why the Minnesota staple is one of our perennial favorites. Beginning with the pedigree 8-inch workboot, the 4563 also combines the benefits of a round-toe design (fewer seams, more expanses of leather) from the oxford silhouette. The result is a dressier iron grinder. Exclusively at Nordstrom. $300 (select...

Style Pick: Uniqlo Flannel Shirts

Walk into a Uniqlo and you inevitably overhear euphamisms like “great style, Old Navy prices” or “it’s like the IKEA of clothes”, but look beyond the obvious and you’ll discover a clever mix of timely and stylish wears at catchpenny prices. Their cashmere sweater sales redefine doorbuster and so long as you’re not seeking Italian...

Style Pick: Abbeyhorn Shoehorns for Leffot

Abbeyhorn shoe horns are all hand carved from Oxen horn to create a one of a kind shoe accessory. The stag shoehorn (top) features an integrated stag antler as a handle for a solid grip. While these finely crafted accessories are undoubtedly a luxury, using them regularly with your treasured shoes will definitely extend their...

Style Pick: Woolrich Passage Jacket

Combining duck down and the best of wool, Woolrich’s warmest jacket is your go-to for this winter’s coldest — whether you’re walking from Grand Central or the Great Allegheny. We’re digging the splash of color on the down-insulated collar. The Passage Jacket is available in 5 colorways, but our pick is heather gray (pictured). $189...

Style Pick: Left Field Heavy Loop Terry Crew

While its name may be a mouth full, Left Field’s new crew neck sweatshirts are hardly over done. A must have for the cold months of the year, the knits are cut and sewn in the US from 16 oz of cotton ring spun terry. Inspired by 1950’s Champion sweatshirts they feature a v-neck stitch with...