Kaufmann Mercantile is a New York-based online retailer that carries a well-selected collection of quality, hand-made goods. Great importance is given to each pieces functionality, durability and, of course, aesthetics. Kaufmann Mercantile doesn’t sell mass produced, assembly line items. Instead, they focus on durable, hand-made goods that are needed in ones every day life. Plus, shopping is made easy on their site where you are able to shop by region, material or price.
MENTORS NOTE: Guys, its time for some spring cleaning. Not in your closet (this time around) but in your home. You can add some cool stuff to your pad withour spending a lot or redesigning the whole place. Storage: The bag, box or plastic bin you have laying around with a pile of stuff… Grab it, empty it and throw it out. Replace it with these industrial wooden crates. They are durable and cool looking and will man up any space (as well as organize it). Kitchen: the row of empty liquor bottles… really? Toss them! Replace with a set of charcoal carafes. What the F are carafes you ask? They are fancy pouring containers. Stop using boxed wine and generic brand bottled water. Use these to serve your next guest. They’ll be impressed. (If they are not, refer back to the boxed wine).
Aristocracy Nola is an ultra hip men’s shop located in the vibrant streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The loft style store has a rugged and industrial look and feel, but the clothes carried within these walls say otherwise. Aristocracy Nola carries some of the top men’s brands like Penguin, G-Star, Drifter, Life After Denim, Marshall Artist, Red Wing and The Dope Game. The ecclectic mix of prep and urban vibes give the shopper a unique, best of both worlds type of experience.
MENTORS NOTE: Stock up. Plain and simple. All guys should have a few different looks in their wardrobe. Whether you are more preppy, more casual or urban, you should always be able to reinvent and adapt your look with the switch of a single piece. Swap your skinny jeans for a pair of Drifter drop crotch shorts, slap on a beanie and you are ready for a casual trip to Starbucks or a local eatery. As always, keep the look simple and effortless. Swing by Aristocracy Nola and pick up a thing or two (or three) to add to your upcoming summer wardrobe. Light t-shirts, statement bracelets and even a light, versatile jacket are a must.
Manny . Asheville, North Carolina . Biltmore Estate
New York Fashion Week AW14 – All Saints
We wrap up our New York Fashion Week coverage with the A/W 14 collection from All Saints. All Saints continues to give us sleek, shadow colored looks season after season. It is perfect for the fall weather and for any occasion that involves you looking mysterious. The dark colors allows for a more sophisticated look without the fuss and formality.
New York Fashion Week AW14 – Black Sail by Nautica
Ok, so when you think of Nautica, you may think of the Dillard’s clearance rack. We do too! I know… its a blunt statement, but we are just being honest. However, here is a collection that will change your mind about the brand! Their A/W 14 collection is cool, totally city-casual and makes staying warm look completely stylish and effortless. Our favorite looks so far from Fashion Week. And that last model… well, he’s just showing off!
New York Fashion Week AW14 - Gant
If you are going to have a garden party, it may as well look this good! Bold patterns, colors and layers are all parts that make up the Gant Rugger A/W 14 collection.
New York Fashion Week AW14 - Band of Outsiders
The LA-based brand started out with a line of men’s button down shirts and bow ties. A decade later, they showed their A/W 14 collection at New York Fashion Week. Their staple grundge, hipster school boy vibe is predominant in their looks, as they mix slim silhouettes with bold pattern choices.
New York Fashion Week AW14 - Todd Snyder
The Iowa native proves, once again, that his craftsmanship skills are world class. His A/W 14 collection offers what Todd Snyder does best. Clean, well fitted suits, a classic color palette and that hint of color, pattern or shape for that added touch.
New York Fashion Week AW14 – Nicholas K
Nicholas K’s A/W 14 collection is military inspired, sporting a dark, neutral palette of gray, blue and olive tones. The looks are casual, yet ultra hip! Making a Starbucks run on a chilly, Saturday morning never looked so damn good!
New York Fashion Week AW14 - Michael Bastian
The New York-based menswear designer demonstrates an ultra casual, sleek look for his A/W 2014 collection. The suits are fitted, yet have a flow that makes them approachable. The perfectly placed runway looks show the average man how they, too, can wear Michael Bastian. Thanks for that, MB!