How To Style A Blue Puffer Coat

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All blue puffer jackets are not created equal. This one is from a recent Lacoste collection and I love wearing it because it form fitting while still giving that somewhat rounded PUFFER look. Here I paired it with army green pants and a pair of mint PF Flyers. This photo doesn’t show off the hue too well as it’s very subtle and more noticeable up-close in person. A pair of white sneakers will work with this look as well, which is why I linked them in the widget below. Sorry if you are on the edge of your seat for the mint pair… they are from a couple years ago! But enough about the shoes… back to the jacket. I paired it with the green pants to keep this look casual and not look forced. Black pants or gray pants run the risk of making the jacket look too casual or out of place. The leather high top sneakers make the whole outfit feel pulled together as opposed to a traditional athletic sneaker that would make this feel more casual.

Have you worn a blue puffer coat before? If not…. would you?

City Hall City Stroll

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Shirt: Saturday’s | Pants: G Star Raw | Shoes: K-Swiss |
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Headphones: Skull Candy | Watch: Todd Snyder x Timex

Not that it’s new, but I have an obsession with blue. Whether that Cobalt suit from NOLA or these marine Ray-Bans… I can’t get enough. Shades of blue pair easily together while leaving room for a POP. I paired this look with sneakers from K-Swiss 50th anniversary collection. Digging the blue leather accent on the back – isn’t that a nice touch?! When I wore this outfit I buttoned up the shirt for brunch and let it loose afterwards while strolling by City Hall. Note that the headphones are wireless. Waaaayyy better than loose cords flopping around… thanks, Skull Candy!

Photography: Briana Louise
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Spruce Street

Now that it’s warm out I love visiting popup events like the Spruce Street Harbor Park. Briana and I went to check out the different beers, take some pictures and enjoy an evening in the cool breeze. There are all of these cool lights that change colors and I’ll definitely be going back to hang out and possibly shoot another look. I love how the summery colors complimented the water backdrop and blue wall at the harbor lookout point. These shorts were so comfortable with the drawstring waist. I definitely recommend checking out Katin’s short selection for summer! Do you have a favorite summer item?

Shirt: Tavik | Shorts: Katin | Shoes: Todd Snyder x PF Flyers | Bracelets: Cruciani

Photography: Briana Louise

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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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