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Tactical dressing

Massif Collection

Clandestine ops are about blending in; fashion is often about standing out. The Massif Collection ($145+) brings military-grade construction to fashion-forward designs, creating a wardrobe of jackets, pants and shirts that work in the Hindu Kush and the cushy lounge. While the names of the different “looks” are a bit silly, the pieces are all…

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Harris Tweed: From Shearing to Stamping

Few things in the fashion world have stood the test of time like that of Harris Tweed. A dense wool cloth made on islands off the Scottish coast known as “Hebrides”, the tweed is completely hand sheared from local livestock by Shepards and sent to a factory to be dyed and then finally woven by…

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Revive a town, and your wardrobe

Hiut Denim

The town of Cardigan used to be the largest producer of denim in England, making over 35,000 pairs of jeans a week. Then the textile industry changed, and the factory was shut down. David Hieatt was raised in Cardigan, and founded Hiut denim out of a love for the material and a desire to bring…

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Red Wing Handsewn Collection

Red Wing is a classic American brand, and we’ve always been fans of their footwear. Today, the company has launched a new collection, hand sewn in Lewiston, Maine. Other fans of the brand are bound to enjoy the video above released to explain the collection, but even if fashion isn’t your thing, it’s still interesting…

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100 Years of East London Style

This clever promotion for a new shopping center in London recaps 100 years of men’s and women’s fashion in 100 seconds, as well as the evolution of music and dance. Though it definitely teeters on being overly cute, it is a fascinating visual showcase of just how much (or how little) has changed in men’s…

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Southern Hospitality at Its Best

GP Events: Billy Reid After-Party

Fashion week is in full swing here in New York. Besides drastically improving the ratio of tall beautiful women walking the streets, it also means a lot of long nights and days for our staff as we check out what’s to come from major men’s brands. First up on our list of events, Billy Reid’s…

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Suit Yourself

BeSpeak iPhone App

Men’s fashion expert Alan Flusser, author of Style and the Man aims to help men make the most of their wardrobe. The BeSpeak (Free, iTunes), takes things digital. It works by first creating a personal profile based on information you submit about your skin tone, hair, eye color, body size and shape, face shape, and…

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The Style Guru Talks To Gear Patrol About His Style, Pet Peeves, and His New Book

A Conversation With Tom Julian, Author of Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style

Gear Patrol was recently given the opportunity to speak with fashion/style guru Tom Julian, author of the new book, Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style. It was an honor to speak with someone who has been a force in world of fashion and style for so many years. The guide tackles a wide array of men’s…

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Fashion Friday – Don’t Burn Your Paycheck On A Suit

Forget the articles and photos in magazines demanding that you own a multi-thousand dollar suit. That’s crap. The average working man’s salary doesn’t afford them the luxury of maintaining a multi-tens of thousands of dollars sartorial lifestyle. That said, there’s nothing saying it’s not possible to own a suit that fits your budget and makes…