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How to Enjoy the Western Fashion Trend

One of the biggest trends in fashion is the Western style trend, which is surprisingly easy to pull off, totally comfortable, and definitely unique. But a lot of people may be wondering how they can get away with wearing western clothing without looking ridiculous or cheesy. After all, you do not want to come across like you are wearing a costume. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to embrace this style without going overboard. Check out the helpful tips below to get started.


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Incorporate Suede into Your Wardrobe

One of the easiest ways that you can start incorporating a Western look in your wardrobe is by purchasing more suede or faux-suede pieces. Whether you add a suede coat or purse to your outfit, or even a suede skirt, there are plenty of options available. Just make sure it is in a rustic, natural hue that will really bring out the vibe of the West. This soft fabric is sure to delight you, and you will definitely feel comfortable in it, especially when the weather gets cooler.

Wear a Hat

When you think of Western fashion, you probably envision a cowboy or cowgirl with a cowboy hat on. And while plenty of trends call for wearing a hat to accessorize your already fabulous outfit, when it comes to the Western trend, stick with a wide-brim, oversized hat. Again, the key is to choose a color that is natural, such as black or brown, so that it will complement the rest of your outfit without taking too much attention away from other details. Not only will you look great with this accessory, but you will also be protecting your face and eyes from the sun, so enjoy the benefits that you get, as well as the compliments.

Add Fringe

Fringe is big in the world of Western fashion, so find pieces that have fringe, from purses to jackets, tops, skirts, and even ankle boots, and rock the look. This is the epitome of Western fashion, as it makes you immediately think of cowgirls wearing adorable outfits as they ride their horses. And there are plenty of different types of fringe to choose from, including really long fringe to very short and subtle fringe, so you can decide to be dramatic or subdued in your appearance, depending on if you are going out for the day or night.

Accessorize Appropriately

When it comes to accessorizing for a Western look, stick with pieces that have silver, such as belts with silver buckles or silver pieces of jewelry. These will complement the other natural tones in your outfit while bringing out the flavor of the Wild West. Turquoise is also a popular color when it comes to accessories, from belts to purses and jewelry.

With so many great and easy ways to look fabulous while donning Western inspired fashion, from tops and boots, to purses and jewelry, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t embrace your inner cowgirl and make the most of d before it fades.

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Men’s Fashion Advice – Father’s Day Gifts for the Sporty Dad

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day, it can be a difficult search. Finding the gift of fashion can be easier if you take your dad’s interests into account. Here are a few suggestions on Father’s Day gifts for the sporty dad.

esq-20-nike-jersey-fathers-day red white blue

For Spring/Summer 2014, Americana is hot in the fashion world. For a great fitting top, take a look at the Esquire 20 Nike Jersey that comes in a bold red, white, and blue striping with the Nike insignia and the US soccer decal. The fabric is lightweight, the theme is patriotic, and the colors will compliment any summer outfit. You can shop for this and shirts like this at www.macys.com and www.nike.com.


Next, what father doesn’t love a great watch? This is a Michael Kors Dylan sports watch with a navy face, bright white number markers, chronograph styling, and a durable silicone rubber band. It is the kind of watch that can take dad from coaching at the Little League field to the beach. This particular style can be found at www.michaelkors.com and www.nordstroms.com.

under armour mirage 8 mens sports shorts

If your dad is the kind of guy who likes simple, pull-on style shorts for his athletic activities or leisure time, then check out the Under Armour Mirage 8 Men’s Sport Shorts that have a reinforced waistband, a mid-thigh length, stretchy fabric for comfort, and comes in a host of basic and bright colors. These shorts can be found for dad at Lord & Taylor and also at www.underarmour.com.

puma cabana mesh sport retro sneaker

For the gift of a summer sneaker for your dad, Puma has the Cabana Mesh Sport Retro Sneaker that brings back a little of the vintage sneaker look in its styling. The leather and mesh will keep them breathable and the colors will mix well in any wardrobe. You can find these at www.dsw.com.


Lastly, if dad has a favorite sports team, why not get him a baseball cap for Father’s Day that will keep his head protected on a hot summer day? At www.lids.com, they have a huge selection of team hats that dad would be proud to wear and you would be happy to give to him.

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Win a fabulous hat from Block Headwear!!!

Gents, it’s time for another great contest! This week our friends at Block Headwear are giving away a super-chic hat! Block Headwear design and produce hats and caps with a simple and relaxed yet still distinctly New York City vibe.

There’s three ways to try and nab the fashionable piece:

1) Post a comment to this post detailing the most ridiculous hat you’ve ever seen. I think a number of Lady GaGa’s choices fit the bill…

2) Hit the Like button the Block Headwear page. If you decide to enter this way, be sure that we’ll be able to contact you through Facebook in order to get you your prize!

3) Follow Block on Twitter (@Blockheadwear) and tweet, “I Rock @Blockheadwear!” If you decide to enter this way, be sure that we’ll be able to contact you through Twitter in order to get you your prize!

Please note contest is limited to persons in the U.S. and Canada. One winner will be selected at random.

The deadline’s Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 6 pm EDT. And don’t forget to include your email address in your submission! Good luck, gents!

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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of D&Y Beanie

For reviews.

Sure, we’re getting 100-degree days now and some of us could use the rays to lighten a hair or two, but that doesn’t mean the nighttime doesn’t bring a climate a little too cold for comfort. Enter D&Y, who has redesigned the beanie and sell their innovations online. Let’s check out how their black hat fairs.

The first thing I noticed about the beanie was how stretchy the fabric was; this is both good in a way and bad in another. I definitely like how I can make the cap cover part or whole of my scalp depending on the circumstance. But the fabric actually bounces back when released and once it unhooked from my ear and almost came off.

An interesting divergence from the typical beanie comes as result of the emphasis on stretchiness is the lack of stitching at the top of the piece. I approve because the loops always look out of place on a beanie and often some of the sown fabric is tucked in, which I find annoying to feel against me noggin. Not having stitching also allows for it be reversible, which is badass.

Overall, this is pretty good stuff. I see myself using this on the occasional chilly night in mid-August.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?: Jon Gosselin

These days everything Jon Gosselin touches turns to shit or delivers grounds for a lawsuit, and the clod can’t even bother to wear something decent as he trucks around. Gents, no one looks cool with their cap backwards anymore, and checkered junk like that shirt of his was never hip. You’re not fifteen, Jon – you’re just a delinquent father and husband. Get an image consultant for Christ’s sake.
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