Posts tagged ‘men's fashion’

March 3, 2011

Rick Genest, Male Supermodel



From New York magazine:

Paris time, noon NYC time, stylist Nicola Formichetti’s first runway show for Thierry Mugler walks at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Formichetti has released four stills from a Mariano Vivanco–directed film of his new muse, Rick Genest, who goes by Rico, wearing the collection in what may be fashion’s Social Network. The stylist discovered Rico on Facebook and knew instantly that he had to make him a part of his men’s debut. “After friending Rico via Facebook and learning that he couldn’t get a passport soon enough Nicola flew to Montreal, where Rico lives, and shot the film,” a press release explains.

View his video work with Lady Gaga and Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti here.

February 21, 2011

The 411 on the Gap 1969 Selvage Skinny Fit Jeans for men

I hate online shopping.

For one thing, the photos of the items provided are capriciously deceptive.

Would you believe the men’s jean pictured here on the left is one of the best fitting and looking men’s jeans you can buy at any price, let alone $90?

But it is.

I bought a pair about this time last year when the Gap rebranded the jeans with the 1969 label and I lived in them until May. Then I bought another pair.

In the March issue of GQ magazine, they are the top pick in the article “Everything a man needs to know about jeans in 2011.”

So, unless you shop in the big and tall department or are a hockey player, march right in to your local Gap and ask for them by name.  Make sure you insist on the selvage hem which will make them look so much spiffier when you cuff them up and you can see that the outside seam is finished in a white canvas piping.

You will most likely need to go up a waist size in this cut and unless you are a fan of rigid wash jeans, avoid that wash.

If you shop in the big and tall department, go online  to Gap.com and look for the “selvage straight fit” in which you may find you need to go down a waist size. Again, avoid the rigid wash, which at the moment is the only one available. Keep checking back online as the offerings on the site can be erratic.

The selvage straight fit is also a good alternative for guys with very muscular thighs and who need a bit of extra room in that spot.

Happy shopping guys.

And ladies, now you have the perfect excuse to finally get your man out of those “Sienfeld” jeans.

February 10, 2011

What guys do wrong with their casual wardrobe and how to fix it

Click here for a full slide show from GQ.com

It’s rare to find advice this good in a fashion magazine, so guys ignore at your own peril.

July 12, 2010

The World Cup (of Style)

Spain may have narrowly won the 2010 World Cup over the Netherlands 1-0  but Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk  handily outscored the Spanish coach Vicente del Bosqueon (pictured bellow, bottom) on style.

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March 24, 2010

Don a Henley

A henley shirt is a collarless men’s casual wear pullover shirt with a  placket beneath the round neckline, usually having 2-5 buttons. It essentially resembles a collarless long sleeve polo shirt.

It can be made in almost any fabric, although , cotton, linen and thermals are by far the most popular.

It is called a henley  because this particular style of shirt was the traditional uniform of rowers in the English town of Henley-on-Thames.

Balmain Spring 2010. Image from Balmain.com

Michael Bastian Spring 2010. Image from GQ.com

Bottega Veneta 2010. Image from GQ.com

John Varvatos Spring 2010. Image from GQ.com

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March 21, 2010

Grey Matter

Guys, if you’ re going to part ways with cold hard cash to update you spring wardrobe, you just have to remember that grey is the new black.

Zegna

Fall 2010

March 2010

Dolce and Gabanna suit and tie on Kobe Bryant. GQ.com

Above, John Varvatos  Star USA trench available at Bloomingdale’s, $595

Left, Banana Republic slim fit utility shirt, $125. Right, Gap selvage hem skinny fit jeans, $88

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March 14, 2010

Oscar Fashion Rewind

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more about “Tom Kolovos Reviews the best and wors…“, posted with vodpod


Just in case you missed my Oscar fashion review on NBC5  (or as I like to call it “Monday morning fashion quarterback”) here’s your chance to catch up.

You might want to start the clip at about 1 minute in but make sure you watch to the very end. Keep in mind I had to follow a story about a pregnant woman who tweeted during her entire 19 hours of labor, including her epidural.

I’ve  rounded up all 3 separate blog posts for you below.

The best dressed women

The best dressed men

The rest

March 8, 2010

*The Best Dressed Men at The Academy Awards 2010

The one button tuxedo  with a shawl collar was the standout fashion statement of the night.

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The peak lapel single button version was a close second.

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And Bradley Cooper rocked the traditional notch lapel two button jacket better than anyone else. As close to perfect as you can get if you’re not Tom Ford.

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