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After a great trip to LA, we arrived back at LAX about four hours early for our return flight. While we were hanging around at Gladstones, relaxing and killing some time, we had the perfect view of passengers coming and going. Normally, you expect to see guys dressed up in suits, flying to and from their business meeting destinations, but I noticed that a lot of travelers were mixing the tailored crispness of a sports jacket with more casual clothing items to create a great look.
One gentleman that stood out of the crowd was wearing the perfect navy blue blazer with medium width lapels, trimmed in gold buttons on the front closure and the sleeves. He had coordinated it with a crisp white button-down shirt, which he kept with an open collar, and a pair of belted khakis. The brown leather loafers were also the perfect compliment to his look. It was a style that I could see coming from the pages of the Ralph Lauren catalogue.
Paul McGregor – Owner of Brighterman, specialising in mens accessories
With the spring/summer season in full swing, it’s only right we reviewed an item of clothing that has been extremely popular this season: the linen blazer. The sartorial side of men is finally appearing, with smart yet casual trends appearing anywhere you look. A linen blazer is growing in popularity among many designers’ collections along with high street retailers such as All Saints. Brands such as Gant also see the importance of the linen blazer also. But why all the interest?
Well, for one, a blazer always adds that elegant touch to your looks as the simple addition completely transforms a look from casual to formal with the addition of a linen blazer. The lightweight material makes the blazer perfect for the warmer days and can be layered over either a t-shirt or casual shirt. Dependent on how formal or how casual you want to go, work around the linen blazer. You can use accessories to add colour to the look or either make the look more formal or more casual. For example, adding colour and elegance using a red skinny tie or bow tie, pairing it with a slim fit shirt, tailored chino shorts and brogues. A pocket square also adds elegance and adds a chic feel to your look. If you want to loosen up the look, pair a linen blazer with a graphic t-shirt, chino shorts and tasseled loafers, accessorise with a mens brown leather belt.
A linen blazer really is timeless and can be worn all year round, suitable for all types of events whether it’s a first date or a job interview. Achieving a smart yet casual look is really on trend this season, and defiantly something you should be taking inspiration from.
Gents, time for another great contest! We’re thrilled to offer the chance to win a FULL OUTFIT from Michael Brandon!! Check out what you could be rocking below:
Yes, that’s right: a free pair of jeans, a shirt, and a blazer!! In case your curious, Michael Brandon is the label for the wholesale division at Parc 81, which services a classy look with mass appeal. Parc 81 provides quality menswear, mixing both classics and fashionable style into edgy and eye-catching looks for men. Celebrities who have been seen wearing Parc 81 lately are Tim Urban, Manny Streetz, Simon Huck, and Jonathan Cheban.
There’s only one way to try and claim the outfit: Post a comment to this very post explaing to us whether the three button blazer will ever be hip again. I think it will…in like 88 years. We’ll select the winning entry at random. Limited to persons of 18 years and above. Size restrictions: Shirts: Small – XXL; Pants: 30 W – 38W. (Select Styles 40W); Jackets: Small- XXL (38- 44)
The deadline’s Friday, September 3, 2010 at 6 p.m. EST. Mark your calendars and put your fashion-thinking hats on! And don’t forget to include your email address in your submission! Good luck gents!
Brought to you by Parc 81.
This Week’s Fuck-Up: Michael Macko
I was planning on doing a usual In/Feasible post today, but I just couldn’t let this kinda horseshit go unnoticedfor a day longer. Look, I respect Saks. Their men’s section has done me right in the past. But this Michael Macko guy is beginning to make me seriously question the brains on 5th Avenue. There is no way, I repeat NO WAY, shorts of any nature go with a button-down. Never. And to throw on a tie, tie clip, and a sportcoat to boot is just fucking obnoxious. I’m all about breaking fashion conventions but not at the expense of looking like this. Why not just show up in your boxers next?! Goddamn.
PS: NO SOCKS?!?!