Whale you be mine? #jcrew #whale #tieclip #wiwt #menswear

Whale you be mine? #jcrew #whale #tieclip #wiwt #menswear

Brooks Brothers Fall 2010

Brooks Brothers Fall 2010

The Suit and Sneakers Combo 
Gentlemen, this is how you pull off sneakers with a suit! In comparison to Kanye’s camel suit and Tretorn combo, J. Crew clearly wins. It’s all about adhering to summer casualness, not sloppy informality.
Here are some helpful links on wearing sneakers with a suit:   - GQ   - Gilt MANual   - The Style Blogger   - Complex

The Suit and Sneakers Combo 

Gentlemen, this is how you pull off sneakers with a suit! In comparison to Kanye’s camel suit and Tretorn combo, J. Crew clearly wins. It’s all about adhering to summer casualness, not sloppy informality.

Here are some helpful links on wearing sneakers with a suit:
   - GQ
   - Gilt MANual
   - The Style Blogger
   - Complex

Urban Preppy: GANT Pre-Fall 2011

The GANT Pre-Fall 2011 collection will be arriving in stores any day now. The collection is expected to offer classic American sportswear in a new and more urban way. Here are a few previews from the mens look book:

BONUS: Video teaser of the GANT Pre-Fall 2011 collection

Pitti Goes All-American: Band of Outsiders Men’s Spring/Summer 2012

Yesterday marked Band of Outsiders' first ever presentation outside of the US, headlining this year's Pitti Immagine Uomo, a biannual menswear trade fair in Florence, Italy. Word is, the Los Angeles-based label put on a stellar presentation for its Spring/Summer 2012 collection. As for the collection itself, designer Scott Sternberg built on his label's distinct preppy aesthetic with a solid lineup of retro-inspired modern American classics.

Band of Outsiders x Sperry S/S 2012 (more). 

Scott Sternberg, the man behind Band of Outsiders.

The show took place in an old abandoned tobacco factory and was anything but traditional. It combined runway walking, dancing, and theatrical performances all set to West Side Story as its theme. Check out this video clip from the show.

View the full collection at GQ and Hypebeast.

Closed FW 2011

German clothing brand CLOSED is not known to favor the American aesthetic. But It seems otherwise, as its Fall/Winter 2011 Mens Lookbook showcases a collection inspired by classic American style. Not a bad take for a German brand that originated from Italy in the late 70s.

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