Rugby Ralph Lauren Bleecker St.

When I first heard that Rugby would be opening a menswear only store on Bleecker St. in NYC, I was intrigued by how the store would hold up against its University Place counterpart. Blogger Hollister Hovey covered the opening, and based on his photos alone, I can safely say that the company has elevated the…

Club Monaco Fall 2 2011 Collection

Club Monaco is no stranger to suiting, and have been offering gents quality options at affordable prices for years. Their suits come in two very different fits: the “Kennedy” (full straight leg pant, relaxed fit jacket) and the “Wright” (tapered leg pant, fitted jacket with narrow lapels, higher button closures). It doesn’t take a genius…

GANT by Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2012

Michael Bastian’s exceptional work with GANT over the past few seasons has absolutely been irrefutable. If you’ve been reading Bastian’s blog — which you should be — you’ve likely picked up some of his inspirations for his collections this year. For his s/s ’12 collection with GANT, Bastian drew inspiration from the colourful Hawaiian islands.…

Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2012

After fully digesting Michael Bastian’s mainline “comeback” presentation (I know he loathes that term), I can safely say that Basty is continuing to elevate his collections. This time by drawing in-depth inspiration from the life of James Dean. Some of my favourite pieces from his s/s ’12 collection are the beige knit crew neck sweater,…

Beams Fall/Winter 2011: Mr. David for Gentleman Wardrobe

Japanese retailer Beams have unveiled a sharp fashion spread entitled “Mr. David for Gentleman Wardrobe.” Not only do the garments look incredibly luxurious, but the styling is on point, too. The plaid sport coats are certainly noteworthy pieces that just scream autumn. The Black Watch model particularly caught my eye. Pair it with a crisp…

Sophnet 2-Button Jacket

Don’t let the notched lapel and 2-button break of this jacket fool you. This is not your average blazer. Sophnet continues their exciting 2011 releases this week with the “2-Button Jacket.” They keep things traditional for a second, with standard pocket flaps and 3 button cuffs. However things go wild, when the camouflage lining and…

Etro Plaid Sportcoat

Etro comes through with another seasonal hit, in this plaid sportcoat. In a vintage dandy motif, the Italian made wool jacket, features notched lapels and velvet accents on the collar and pocket flaps. Lined with a wildly printed acetate/viscose blend, the witty Etro jacket, neatly tops off that early century auctioneer outfit, you’ve been working…

Jil Sanders Unstructured Blazer

Keeping things always exciting, is the one and only Jil Sanders. This latest unstructured blazer, is in a wild mustard tone. Although bright in colour, the jacket actually attempts to be relatively streamlined. Instead of buttons, Sanders uses hidden snaps to fasten the front. No vent, 100% virgin wool and available with matching trousers to…

Oliver Spencer Portland Jacket “Keats Fawn”

Ahh the brilliant Brits. One of our main men Oliver Spencer updates his Portland jacket with this latest version, the Keats Fawn. Inspired by what we think is the 19th century group of controversial poets called the “Cockney School,” the sport coat is indeed named for John Keats… (we think) and his use of cockney…

Junya Watanabe Knit Patch Blazer

Comme Des Garcon’s Junya Watanabe has been hard at work this season cranking out various collaborations and still managing to get his own stellar wares to market. We are wildly impressed this morning, with this cable knit blazer in a retro shooter’s style. The outdoorsy look of the suede patches, compliment the casual knit of…

Denham Blue Blazer

As they call themselves “The Jeans Makers” we have to assume Denham’s name, is a play on the very word by which they stand. Although this particular jacket is not technically “denim,” it’s fabric is anything but ordinary. The ‘Tailor’ blue blazer is made from bonded sweat material, which means it looks more like raglan…

Heritage Reasearch “Alpine Jacket”

New to the Heritage Research roster is the high breaking Alpine Jacket. In raw Japanese chambray denim with chambric cotton lining, the Alpine is a factory floor inspired blazer suitable for daytime soirees. Despite its peaked lapels and tailored waist, the multitude of pockets and four-button design, ensure it’s casual versatility. The button holes are…

Adam Kimmel for Carhartt Blazer

Crahartt on Suitored? Okey doke. To be fair, this particular Carhartt creation comes by way of New York’s, Adam Kimmel. Although a traditional work wear company, Carhartt and Kimmel have really impressed us with this 2 button concept blazer. And Kimmel calls the collaboration, “a perfect marriage.” Still heavy duty, still proudly bearing the rugged…