Top Gift Picks

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, another holiday or just feel like buying gifts for a friend, family member OR yourself, here’s a round-up of some of the things I’m loving this season. Enjoy my top gift picks! :)

BRANDS TO WATCH

Tavik: The company uses modern beach culture to define its brand. From very soft fitted cotton pants to the red villard jacket seen below, the pieces ooze casual cool. (styled with an ISAORA sweatshirt)

Shot by George Evan

Brooks Heritage X UBIQ:  The Philadelphia store partnered with performance brand Brooks Running Company for a limited edition shoe (seen below). It launches this Saturday (Dec. 13th) at UBIQ in Philly and on the store’s website — my guess is this will fly run off the stock shelves. I love the multicolored sole.

Courtesy of Brooks

LONG-LASTING UNDERGARMENTS

Mack Weldon Silver Underwear/Undershirts: Designed with NASA in mind, Mack Weldon’s new Silver collection holds up to the test. What test? Seeing if the silver prohibits smell and keeps you fresh for six days. Yes, I did wear the same pair of underwear six days in a row. No I didn’t do much physical activity while taking the Silver 6-Day Same Underwear Test. And yes, I’d do it again because they didn’t even stink after those 6 long days. Either this product works OR I smell like angels. Or both! Check it out for yourself here.

 

Courtesy of Mack Weldon

 

NEXT LEVEL DRESS SHIRTS

On That CUSTOM Level with Marcella: Marcella lets you design your own shirts then produces them within 2-3 weeks – it’s custom clothing on speed! The company  is partnering with the charity Career Gear to help promote donations and awareness for under privileged men looking for professional attire and career guidance. Anyone who brings in a gently used shirt (to the NYC location) receives $20 off their a custom shirt of their choice (until December 15th).

Shot by Kris Mae

No Sweat with Ministry of Supply: Are you into looking sharp and exploring the city/country/any where really all while staying fresh? Aka so signs of sweat and/or day worn shirting. Ministry of Suppl offers great RTW dress shirts built for the man on the move. Enjoy FREE international shipping on orders over $100 (until December 14th).

Shot by Kris Mae

THE ACCESSORIES

Fun cuff links: Whether a top hat pair from Robert Graham (seen below) or chess pieces (seen in my Ties.com feature) – cuff links don’t have to be simple. In fact – I think they should be little shirt accessories full of personality! I’ll be sharing many more cuff link styles in 2015, but remember that 18k gold pair from 1884 Collection? Swoon…

Shot by George Evan

Colored Sunglasses: Opt for a bold pair like the Gotti Switzerland frames below or go more subtle and try colored Ray-Ban club masters or traditional aviators in white or electric blue. Not into colored frames? Try tinted and mirrored lenses. All are sartorial options!

Shot by Chris Fascenelli

 TOP PICK: PF Flyers X Todd Snyder kicks

Who has dreamed of owning blue suede shoes? Yep, probably everyone. I know I have! Thanks to PF Flyers these sweet kicks are keeping my feet stylish and comfortable. Wear them with fitted sweats (seen below) for a casual look or dress them up with a fitted navy suit. Either way.. win, win, win! I’m just curious if there part II in store for next year… let’s all cross our fingers for PF Flyers x Todd Snyder Part II! (style available in brown and black leather on PFflyers.com)

Shot by George Evan

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Simon Lookbook Live: How GQ Are You?

 

Sitting here thinking about the upcoming Simon Lookbook Live events in partnership with GQ and Glamour magazines happening around the US. Oh you’re going to King of Prussia Mall on October 4th? And Roosevelt Field on October 11th? You’re going to be at The Westchester on October 12th?!!! No way… ME TOO! Swing by the events happening at Simon locations around the country. I’ll be at the above mentioned three events from 1-6 p.m. each day. There will be individual style consultations (come get styled by me!), expert style panel, a social media contest (freeeeeee clothes) and live style challenges. I decided to wear this vintage metallic jacket with 18k gold cufflinks by 1884 Collection because, well, it’s just so GQ. Wouldn’t ya say so?! ;)

I kept the look casual with off-white Sperry’s and cuffed navy pants. A perfect outfit for such a sunny day outside The Continental Martini Bar (hellllllo, look at those awesome yellow chairs).

The yellow chairs, gold cufflinks, gold accented sunnies, the actual sun… sensing a trend here.

“Stick ’em up!” that’s what I’m going to say during the style challenge, um, COMPETITION.

Let me know how GQ you are in the comments below! Oh and be sure to say hi if *ehem* when you stop by one of the Simon Lookbook Live events! I want to know what you #foundatsimon…

Photography: Christopher Fascenelli

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Going Hood.

Today Hood By Air launched a new website (actually their first website). The layout is simple to navigate with a few shirts displayed. I’m loving the black backpack styled with a few of the looks (shown below). Chic for the gym or with a suit during your daily commute. See more looks on the Hood By Air website.

                       

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Gimme a scotch with that soda.

In case you didn’t notice, Scotch & Soda has awesome outerwear this season.

Like this black rocker jacket. It has leather epaulets and sleeves. Want? Yes, please!

Or this green quilted leather number. Green is my favorite color, the jacket is leather and it snaps closed… nuff said I’ll take it.

And then there’s this simple gray blazer. There’s a blue quilted collar. I looked and was like, “oh is this reversible?” & sure enough it is! Two blazers in one.

 

All of these styles and more are available at East Dane. Click on the widget below to browse and shop!

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Håndværk Giveaway

 ‘Tis the holiday season so I’m giving away a henley! I wore the black long sleeve one in my latest outfit post, In Rittenhouse. A great staple item, enter to win a henley below compliments of Håndværk !

(both male and female styles are available!)

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