Video: Club Monaco Made in the USA

What do you get when you pair mass retailer Club Monaco with menswear juggernaut Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean? A made in the USA collection. Naturally this collaboration for CM is all about preserving hard working, skilled Americans whose jobs rest heavily on whether or not manufacturing is taking place in US. There’s always…

Luigi Borrelli Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

There’s something oddly familiar about Luigi Borrelli’s fall/winter ’11 collection. But be that as it may, there is a vast array of quality garments to be had here by all sartorially inclined gentlemen. The fact that the majority of these garments are designed in neutral colours makes mixing these pieces that much easier. You could…

Apolis Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Apolis took a slightly new direction this year with their autumn offerings. Their partnership with new manufacturers from across the globe has allowed them to achieve the level craftsmanship the company has always longed for. This particular lookbook is peppered with subtle hints of suiting elements, but ultimately relies heavily on neutral basics and knits.…

WHARF Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook Part I

Providence, RI are known for their beaches and outdoorsy activities. But they are also quickly becoming known for emerging retailer, WHARF. The store’s Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook just went live, and features some superb styling. From tweed suits to classic parkas, they’ve got you covered for all your cold weather needs. Hot chocolate not included.

Ovadia & Sons Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Continuing their excellence in menswear design, Ovadia & Sons’ f/w ’11 lookbook really sets off the versatility of their collection. The English Country cordoroy trousers, for example, look exceptional with a sport coat (as pictured) or would work equally as well with a cozy knit sweater. The contrast club collar shirt paired with tab closure…

Video: Steven Rojas for Rugby Ralph Lauren’s Tweed Run

In preparation for Rugby Ralph Lauren’s Oct. 15th Tweed Run, the company caught up with Social Media Director at GandLife Hotels, Steven Rojas. A self-proclaimed vintage bike enthusiast, it’s rather fitting that he was chosen to be a part of this promotional video. If you watch closely you’ll notice that his rolled-up chinos actually serve…

Ovadia & Sons Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Up-and-comers Ovadia & Sons have been setting the bar really high as of late. Almost every piece in their autumn/winter ’11 collection is a true gem. From the slim trousers, colourful cords, double monks (suede and pebbled leather), and everything in between, the brothers are giving you no excuses not to look your best this…

Uniqlo +J Fall/Winter Final Collection

In many ways, this final collection from Japanese brand Uniqlo & Jil Sander is the end of an era. The first to bring high fashion influence to a mass market brand, Sander paved the way for others to take up the cause of democratizing fashion. This final collection is one of Ms. Sander’s strongest, with…

Video: A Conversation with Nick Wooster

Whether you agree with Nick Wooster’s personal style choices is completely irrelevant. What’s relevant, however, is how well he understands the recent shift in menswear. He fully understands how the younger guy is more concerned about quality and how a garment is constructed then perhaps ever before. This video gives an introspective look into his…

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…

Video: Ian Velardi Fall/Winter 2011

Creating a promotional video for his debut collection was no difficult task for Ian Velardi. Well, at least it doesn’t appear that way. The style of this video reminds me of the keen eye of photographer extraordinaire, Bruce Weber with its slick, suggestive feel. While having a beautiful model scantily dressed trying on various garments…

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,…

J. Crew Spring 2012 Suiting at NYFW

J.Crew head designer Frank Muytjens looked to the paintings of Fairfield Porter and Rauschenberg as the inspiration of his latest collection for the label. Mixing various hues of the same color for interesting ensembles, the new range blended Porter’s fresh colors with the tactual knack of Rauschenberg. From militaristic pieces, updated from the archives or…

Enzo Caruso Sports Suit

What is a sports suit? Well according to Los Angeles tailor Enzo Caruso “The central idea behind the sports suit is the idea of “composito” (or composite). The idea is to “compose” a look by mixing and matching the sports suit’s different components with other pieces in your wardrobe. Carefully of course, rather than indiscriminately.”…

Phineas Cole Fall/Winter 2011

When Paul Stuart introduced the Phineas Cole brand back in Fall 2007, the central focus was to provide a younger customer with Paul Stuart luxury but with modern, trim cuts. As you can probably guess, the pieces in Phineas Cole’s line — much like Paul Stuart — are always super impressive and extremely luxe. The…