Category Archives: Mens

Guy Style: Suit and Tee

Street Style Suit and Tee

photo: Carolines Mode | Stockholm Streetstyle

Breaking form from a suit + button down shirt, this guy switches his suit up with a crisp, white, v-neck T-shirt and light-colored vest. What a great way to dress for summer without sacrificing style. The v-neck tee follows the line of vest and jacket lapels in such a complementary way. Since everything is well-cut, he doesn’t look sloppy at all, in fact, just the opposite. Also, notice the slim cut leg on the pant.

Cure for Casual Friday

GQ.com shows a different take on this look with a more casual, yet still pulled together look. Sick of your khaki + polo shirt combos? Try this instead. This tee is a softer version of a regular tee. You can tell by the way it drapes and doesn’t look stiff or cling. I think the pocket square is a bit much for most guys, but you know yourself. If it feels right, do it; if not, steer clear.

Suit and Tee clothing

photo: GQ.com

Guys, would you wear this? Gals, would your husband/boyfriend be into this? Maybe even my own hubby will chime in on this one…

x Laura

Also check out:

Summer Style for Men

Guy Style: Skater

Paris Gent

(photo: DapperLou.com)

You might think that this well-dressed guy could be found in any US city across the map. But I was surprised to see that he is from Paris and that our American hipster vibe (complete with beard) is alive and well across the pond.

He’s got great details from the 90′s plaid shirt, casual hoodie + tee, bomber jacket to the flat-front khakis messily tucked into work boots. It’s the details that count.

The street style shot above came Louge Delcy at DapperLou.com and it’s worth your while to go check out his site. He’s a Brooklyn-born photographer who’s got the sartorial gift. Here he is below. Don’t you love that smile!

Louge Delcy

Louge Delcy of DapperLou.com

It’s a talent to dress that like and look so cool doing it. There’s more amazing shots to see and style to take in. Go check it out.

xLaura

More Guy Style:

Street Style: Boys of Summer
Street Inspiration: Chunky Knit + Boots
Street Inspiration: Men’s Color

A Little More Action

He Had Me At Slip-ons

It’s my personal opinion that a guy in a great pair of shoes is much more likely to get some action, than a guy who doesn’t care about his shoes. Am I right or wrong? Picture your guy (or any cute guy you know) in a pair of beat-up tennis shoes…..ok. Now, picture him in a better pair of shoes…….how was that? Did anything change for you? Amen!

When I saw these Rivieras, I thought to myself, ‘well that’s a nice upgrade from a pair of flip-flops’ and they’re only $69. It’s the kind of thing that could take a pair of khakis and linen shirt to the next level. Plus, they’re lined in terry cloth and doesn’t that just sound heavenly! Saw them at Mr. Porter, which is a drool-worthy, online retailer of designer menswear and offshoot of Net-a-porter.com.

Spring Cleaning

I’ve been posting a bit less lately, but I haven’t been lazy. I got the spring cleaning bug about three weeks ago and got my rear in gear with Spring Cleaning Short-cuts from RealSimple. It’s got everything from windows, to carpet, to curtains, to mattresses and definitely worth a look if you’re contemplating putting on the rubber gloves on this weekend.

I also spruced up the blog with a new theme, an updated Reading section, reformatted Fashion Bookshelf and even added a section for Eating. A girl’s got to eat and I love to cook, so I shared my first recipe of Rustic Potato and Greens Pie, which also happens to be vegetarian. Hope you’ll click-through and check out what I’ve been up to.

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Also, Join me in the Goodreads 2011 Book Challenge.

I’ve committed to reading 24 books this year. How many can you read in a year?? Feel free to join in, we’d love to have you along!

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Buckle Button Zip has read 3 books toward a goal of 24 books.
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Street Inspiration: Men’s Color

Last week, we took a look at what’s coming down the runway in Milan for Menswear Fall 2011. That might seem like a long way off, but guys, you can begin infusing color into your wardrobe now and be ahead of the pack. Take a look at what street style photographer and blogger, Tommy Ton shot during his stint in Milan and Paris last week and you’ll begin to be a believer. There’s no reason to zombie out this winter in your Matrix black, when you can grab some color and wake this place up.

Tommy Ton for GQ.com (Milan)

Tommy Ton for GQ.com (Milan)

Tommy Ton for GQ.com (Paris)

Tommy Ton for GQ.com (Milan)

Least you think I don’t see the subtle differences between Italians and Americans, I do. Perhaps you’re not ready for bright pants or purple paisley scarves, that you’ll see in the full Tommy Ton shoot for GQ.com. I get ya. The street inspirations above take that bright pop of color we saw on the Milan runways (check out last week’s post) and bring it forward into Heartland wearable ways with a contrasting shoe, colored scarf, bright pullover or orange sport-banded watch. Just the jolt of energy that’s needed when you’re in the depths of winter.

Where to Shop It: Boulder

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Menswear Fall 2011: A Colorful Winter

The Men’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week just wrapped up Milan last week and continues its walk down the runway in Paris this week. In Milan, we got a look at the menswear collections from D&G, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bottega Veneta, Pringle of Scotland, Giorgio Armani, Burburry Prorsum, Etro and Costume National to name a few. Some of the highlighted details from those collections include:

  • skinny ties (especially at D&G)
  • richly-hued suits in browns, dark greens and grays
  • shearling coats and bombers
  • bright pops of color
  • sharp-lined overcoats

GQ.com pulled over 200 looks from Milan week for their Editor’ Picks and I whittled it down further from there.

D&G (GQ.com)

Dsquared (GQ.com)

Z Zenga (GQ.com)

Bottega Veneta (GQ.com)

Costume National (GQ.com)

Pringle of Scotland (GQ.com)

We’ll see what the shows in Paris have to add to the overall look of Men’s Fall 2011, but for now it looks to be a colorful winter ahead.