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Men’s Fashion Advice – Choosing a Pair of Jeans for Winter Weather

When the winter brings in the bitter cold weather, the type of jeans that you choose can be the difference between being warm and dry or feeling like a popsicle. The things that you want to take into consideration are the materials and the fit.

In choosing a pair of jeans that is “cold proof”, you want to select one that has heavier feeling denim. The heavier the denim, the less likely it will be that the wind and cold will be able to penetrate through your pants. Fortunately, there are online clothing retailers, e.g. Jonathan Trumbull, that understand this need and can accommodate us gents with reasonable prices.

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One great example of heavyweight 100% cotton jeans for men readily available for online purchase are the Loose Fit Five-Pocket Jeans by Eddie Bauer. They are constructed in traditional jean styling, but are made of 13.5 ounce cotton denim. If you are looking for something that has a little more insulation, Eddie Bauer also makes a classic and relaxed fit flannel lined jean for the same price.

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The second thing that you need to consider in selecting the right jean for winter is the fit. When your trousers are a little on the looser side around the thighs and the calves, there is a small pocket of air between your skin and the material. This pocket of air is heated by the temperature of your body and serves as insulation between you and the jean, so even though the jean itself will be cold from the outside, it will feel warmer on the inside. However, if you have any sort of draft down through the waistline or in through the pant cuffs, it won’t apply. So, your best bet is to select a pair of jeans that fits good in the waist and be relaxed or loose fitting throughout the legs with a length that will cover the top of your shoes.

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Men’s Fashion Advice – Winter Wear for the Football Fan

If you are looking for a winter jacket and are also a football fanatic, then the choices of outerwear to keep you warm and support your team are endless. The styles range from lighter jackets, to down puffer-coats and wool jackets. Whatever style you choose, you can have with your team’s emblem. It doesn’t matter whether you are a college football fan or a fan of the NFL, you’ll be able to find the perfect jacket style for you.

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Men’s Jeans – 4 things to look out for when buying

Men, unlike women, are not renowned for their shopping habits. Truth be told, your typical man will only buy a scant amount of clothing per year. It is therefore important that these items are classic pieces that describe his sense of style. The masculine wardrobe does not hold many articles of clothing. Most men will make do with a few suits, 2-3 pairs of shoes, and a few shirts. The king in the male wardrobe is a pair of jeans. Every man owns a pair of jeans. Below we discuss what to look out for when buying men’s jeans.

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The Fit

The first thing you need to look out for is the fit. You need to ensure that the seller understands what kind of fit you want. Most men will go with a straight fit. Today, slim-fit jeans are in style but can’t be worn by every body type! Make sure that the seller understands your size and style but if in doubt, stick with a safe option such as a straight leg or relaxed fit.


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Contest! Win a complete outfit from Parc 81

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:

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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!

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Musings on Men’s Fashion: Don’t forget about Edwin Jeans

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Edwin Jeans might seem like a new competitor on the jeans scene but quite the opposite – The Edwin Jeans brand has actually been trading since as far back as the 1940’s. In 1947, Edwin started out selling its goods outside the factories of Japan…a practice they continue still. But the brand has had a huge impact throughout the world, the Edwin Jeans brand were given a makeover in the 1990’s and are now churning out some great designs like the “Old Man of the Sea’ tee depicted above. Gotta love some merch that reminds you of Hemingway.
At the end of the day, I think Edwin Jeans represents a brand that hasn’t forgotten its roots and one that stands proud of its reputation for quality. I mean, their jeans are still made with a heavy 16 ounce demin – who does that these days? I wish I still had my 503’s from college…anyway, check out their site and see for yourself the variety of designs to be had.
And despite what haters may have to say, we only talk about killer jeans here. :P
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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of Bowie Jeans by Kasil Workshop

Every so often, I am awarded the chance to review merchandise that leaves me awe-struck and wanting more. The Bowie jeans from the renowned denim brand Kasil Workshop are one such piece. Let me explain my enamor to you now so you can start saving up for a pair of your own, ’cause you need one.

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First, although these jeans are pretty damn slim, they aren’t constrictive on the legs or the pelvis, which is my quintessential beef with skinny denim at large. Praise form-fitting! On top of that, the denim itself is super-soft and almost pliable, which not only helps them be more comfortable, but also makes the process of cuffing that much easier.

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Secondly, despite being slim, Bowie’s pockets accommodate for all my carrying needs. The front pockets are deep, roomy, and sown with plum-colored cotton fabric – gotta say I love that last little detail. The right one also comes with a cute key pocket, perfect for storing a couple of quarters or a stick of gum. The back pockets are spacious too and come with a simple yet noticeable design, no studs or crazy patterns. Additionally, none of the pockets bulge when occupied, which I find a bit magical.

Thirdly, and this goes without saying, the stitching is top notch and the waist perfectly matches my waistline. Again, I’m head-over-heels in love with these jeans and I think you’d fall for them as well. Be sure to give their newest collection a gander at the Kasiljean Official Shop.

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Did I mention that the interior of the cuffs match my Chucks?! SWOOOOoonnn….

Gents, remember to check out our contest for a $3,000 diamond cufflinks!!!

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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of Company81 jeans

Jeans designers are a dime a dozen these days…but who’s to blame them? Jeans are and will probably always be a staple item of a man’s casual wardrobe. The neophyte brand Company81 describes itself as “a complete lifestyle brand” for teens and young men. Naturally, they make affordable jeans too. Let’s see how they fair amid all the competition.
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Unlike a lot of brands out there, Company 81 keeps its “distressing” of its jeans at a minimal, which I find refreshing. That being said, the pair I received came with an interesting dark blue streak in some parts, but I admit to kinda liking the idea of slightly discolored pants. The designers also opted to leave off patterns or additional stitching on the back pockets, which is a decision I agree with – some of the backside designs out there border on gaudy. Bravo.
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As for fitting and whatnot, I have no complaints, mostly because these aren’t like skinny jeans in the slightest. I really dislike it when some jeans ride up against my groin or my knees – that certainly doesn’t happen with these. Amusingly enough, the cuffs expand out a little more than with an usual boot cut, which gives them a bell-bottom feel. It won’t work for everyone, but I’m pleased with the throwback. Summarily, I recommend Company81’s Washed Light Blue Denim Jeans for simple, casual summer-livin’.
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