dress code: NYFW SS 15 – Parke & Ronen

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New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15 – Parke & Ronen

MENTORS NOTE: For SS 15, Parke & Ronen, once again give us exactly what we expect from them – well fitted swimming trunks at a very appropriate length and the models who can wear them. Their collection displays a combination of bold colors and prints along with a few solids, giving the consumer a bit of variety. Founded in 1997 by designers Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel, the brand continues to deliver punch after toned ab punch with their well-crafted menswear and swimwear line. It is summer somewhere! Check out their site and grab a few of their pieces.

dress code: NYFW SS15 – Todd Snyder

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New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15 – Todd Snyder

MENTORS NOTE: Todd Snyder is one of my favorite brands. The SS 15 collection boasts well-made solids, in a clean palette, making it easy to wear. The garments are approachable and accessible. His impeccable craftsmanship and attention to design detail shows in every collection. Check out his spring collection when it launches early next year. In the meantime, check out his site, grab a few pieces and get to wearin’! I need that green jacket!

dress code: NYFW SS 15 – W.R.K.

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New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15 – W.R.K.

MENTORS NOTE: This is the time that we all need to revive our wardrobe. Out with the old and in with the new. And by “new” I mean W.R.K. This brand (that doesn’t like to be considered a fashion brand) gives us sophisticated basics that can be worn every day and everywhere by everyone. The clothes are made with expert, durable craftsmanship. It is what you wear and how you look and feel in it and not the brand that is stitched at the collar. Work. Rest. Karma.

dress code: tommy Hilfiger – Field Scout – Anthony

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TMS SUMMER PICKS: Tommy Hilfiger . Field Scout . Anthony

MENTORS NOTE: A few more must-haves for the hot summer months. Toys. Let me clarify… beach toys. Why? Because laying out for hours can be boring and lame. So why not enjoy a game of volleyball, beach soccer or beach paddle ball. Tommy Hilfiger has some pretty cool paddles in their staple American colors along with a red (easy to see in the sand) ball. Not all summer days are unbearable. For those few that are cool, get a pair of fitted cargo pants. Field Scout has a killer pair that fit well, are well-made and are casual enough to… well, play beach paddle ball while shirtless, yet can be easily dressed up with a fitted button down shirt. You can’t do the sun without a bit of protection. You’ll thank us when you are 35 and they still card you at the bar! The Anthony Wake Up Call Hydrating Treatment Gel works wonders when your late night fun did not. Put on some Face Moisturizer with SPF 30, some Mint & White Tea Lip Balm with SPF 25 and their High Performance Continuous Moisture Eye Cream. Let it set for an hour before hitting the sun and you’re all set!

grooming guide: TMS SUMMER PICKS – PORT PRODUCTS (THE MOTLEY)

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TMS SUMMER PICKS: PORT PRODUCTS available at THE MOTLEY

MENTORS NOTE: Men need to groom. And most men do not groom. By default, that means that more men need to shop at The Motley. It is an online men’s grooming shop that offers a vast array of products and brands for all types of men. It started as a project in a Los Angeles loft and the rest is history. From face moisturizers and hair products to shaving products and manly aromas, The Motley has it all. Better yet, the site is man-friendly. It is easy to navigate, easy to shop, it has a simple return policy and the customer service is spot on! They’ll actually reply to you if you have a question or comment. What a concept!

Our model above used the Detoxifying Daily Cleanser and Balancing Moisturizer from Port Products. The cleanser gentley purifies the pores while the moisturizer rehydrates and helps matte the skin. Both of them just help you look refreshed and alert with a healthy face. Grab them both in the full-size bottles and the nifty travel kit. A must have!

dress code: TMS SUMMER PICKS – PACSUN & KALE NATURALS

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TMS SUMMER PICKS: PACSUN . KALE NATURALS

MENTORS NOTE: It’s hot outside (in most places)! Therefore, you need some tanks to cool off. Tanks are convenient, versatile and come in all shapes, colors and prints. Pacsun has an array of affordable and on trend tanks for these hot weather months. Grab a few in an array of styles and brands and wear accordingly. Pair them with your best fitting shorts or a pair of skinny chinos.

If you are going to wear a tank, be sure to moisturize and protect your skin. I know, the process seems arduous, but how hard is it, really? We recommend Kale Naturals. The Dallas-based grooming brand is sort of the new kid on the block and they are taking names and kicking butt! Their man-friendly grooming products are easy to use and provide results. We recommend the Bamboo Face Scrub and the Body Repair Cream (both used by our model above). The scrub exfoliates the skin and reduces fine lines. The vitamin E provides anti-aging benefits while the Jojoba and Aloe softens the skin. The Body Repair Cream is perfect for anyone who is an athlete, has workout fatique or just needs to waken up their skin. It contains Peppermint Oil to soothe and calm inflammation as well as botanicals of Aloe, Soy, Shea Butter, and Irish Moss to help help heal, soothe and replenish thirsty, dry skin.

 

dress code: tms summer picks – Be Packs

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TMS SUMMER PICKS: Be Packs

MENTORS NOTE: When you are running around town, the beach, the pool, traveling, etc. you need a place to carry your stuff. What type of “stuff” you may be asking? Phone charger, iPad, camera, water bottle, possibly a book or even a Nook, sunscreen, a towel, keys, wallet, and the list could go on and on. Where do you plan on carrying all of these items? Please do not say a fanny pack! This is why you need a bag from Be Packs. Their bags are cool, functional and the company gives back in huge way! For every 20 bags sold, Be Packs provides funding for one child in Africa to have schooling, a meal and a uniform for one whole year. Be sure to visit their website to learn more about this socially conscious brand. The support that they will provide to a child because of your purchase is life changing. And you’ll have a kick ass backpack to use. It sounds like a win-win to me! A variety of colors and prints are available on their site. Consider it a give back backpack.

model: Sam – Amores Management | stylist: Luis Carmona | photo by: Logan James

dress code: tms summer picks – Ambig & Gents Co.

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TMS SUMMER PICKS: Ambig . Gents Co.

MENTORS NOTE: Some essentials for the summer time are a great fitting t-shirt and a cool baseball cap. We don’t mean one of those trucker caps! That was so circa Punk’d! Just a cool, non-sports team baseball cap that you can wear on bad hair day, on the plane when you travel or just when you are casually out. Gents Co. has some awesome options for you like the burgundy cap shown above. It’s a nice neutral color and one that can stay relatively clean. For t-shirts, check out Ambig. The Cali-based brand has some pretty sweet graphic tees that are cool enough to wear without feeling like you shopped at Hollister. (no offense to Hollister… ish). Grab a few tees, grab your Gents Co. cap, grab some shorts and you are beach ready.

model: Sam – Amores Management | stylist: Luis Carmona | photo by: Logan James

dress code: TMS SUMMER PICKS – VINCENT LOVE

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TMS SUMMER PICKS: Vincent Love

MENTORS NOTE: It is summer and every guy needs a printed button down. Floral print may not be your thing (although it needs to be), but there are plenty of other prints that will work for the warm weather months. Choose one that has a bright color to it (Hawaiian-themed shirts DO NOT count) and pair it with your best fitting pair of chinos, jeans or shorts. The Dallas-based Vincent Love has a sweet collection of extremely limited short sleeve print button down shirts. Each set of shirts is made from carefully selected fabric. They buy the whole bolt of that particular fabric so once those shirts sell out, they are gone! Exclusivity at its best! Be sure to check them out!