Tea at Four Seasons Beijing

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Last month I had the pleasure of enjoying afternoon tea at the Four Seasons Beijing. In the center of the hotel there is a gorgeous Butterfly Wall and beneath it sits the Tea Garden. Guests can enjoy tea while waiting for spa treatments, dinner reservations or even browsing JUMA’s retail shop. JUMA is a brand that turns cultural drawings and photographs into playful and distorted prints. The brand has scarves, socks, painted leather bags, women’s clothing and, most recently, a menswear line. In honor of the new menswear line I’m wearing a blue suit paired with printed socks and a painted leather folio bag all by JUMA. The fabric is really soft! I’m excited to share another look from our collaboration in the coming weeks as well as a project with Lifestyle China. If you’re going to be in Beijing, stop in to see the JUMA store at the Four Seasons Beijing or browse/shop on the company’s eCommerce site.

Shirt: Marcella Custom | Sunglasses: Carrera | Belt: Muston & Co | Shoes: Paul Drish

Suit, socks and bag: JUMA

Photography: George Evan

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Your Move.

Obviously I’m talking about your move to decide what your newest dress shirt will look like! Thanks to Marcella Custom — I made all the moves. From selecting the fabric to choosing French cuffs to the buttons and even the collar shape, this shirt is all ME. I mentioned the company back in my holiday gift guide and am sharing the full editorial now. To go along with my “Your Move” when you go custom theme, I paired this look with chess piece cufflinks and some new boots. How would you design your new dress shirt?

Shirt: Marcella Custom | Pants: Timberland | Jacket: Kenneth Cole

Shoes: Timberland | Tie, cufflinks, tie bar: Ties.com | Watch: CT Scuderia | Sunnies: Gotti

Photography: Kris Mae

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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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