Wolf vs. Goat is back with their Fall ’13 collection offering their staple classics, like they’re known for. Button down shirts, suits, slacks, knits as well as some accessories make up the current collection, bringing a sophisticated and clean, yet approachable, look to your wardrobe. Read our last post on Wolf vs. Goat here.
MENTORS NOTE: The winter months are here and every man needs some staple outerwear pieces. You’ll have your brown piece, your navy piece and your standard black piece. But… what you need is a statement coat! Most guys will keep their suits, business attire and evening wear pretty muted during the cold weather months. That is totally fine, but it never hurts to add some color! What better way to do it than with this red car coat! A wool/cashmere blend, single breasted and 100% waterproof. Keep the rest of your attire muted, per your usual, and let the coat start the coversation for you.
Hairbond was launched in 2008 in the United Kingdom in order to fill a gap for professional quality hair styling products in the local market. Using first class ingredients (and some mighty nifty packaging!), the Hairbond line includes multiple products (such as the Distorter and the Shaper) that offer great versatility for all types of hair.
MENTORS NOTE: Your hair should have as much personality as your attire. When you use different types of products, like a clay, a putty or a toffee, you are able to give yourself a different look while giving your hair added texture and volume. Get a few of these types of product and experiment a bit. The model above is using the Hairbond Shaper. It worked great on his medium length hair. It was applied by running it through the roots and tips of his dry (as in, not wet) hair. Style as needed and you are ready to go!
Paul Evans is a new, New York City based menswear shoe company designing fine crafted men’s shoes from the finest materials. Each pair of European made shoes boasts calfskin leather uppers, matching leather soles and leather lining. The line is available in shades like burgundy, oxblood and dark brown. Founded by two Finance graduates from Tulane University, Paul Evans focuses on offering stylish, well designed men’s shoes available in an online environment. We get to shop from home, in our boxers, we avoid the mall crowds AND we get free returns and free shipping… SOLD!
MENTORS NOTE: A man should have multiple pairs of shoes. No matter your style level, your profession or your available closet space, you should have at least 15 pairs of shoes (and that’s on the conservative side) that you can wear and rotate to accommodate your daily activities. In those pairs, you should have a solid pair of dress shoes. Always well kept, well buffed and ready to be worn at an invites notice! Paul Evans offers clean, classic designs that will suit any one, no matter the occassion. Choose your favorite shade depending on the pieces you have at home and order them online. Be sure to check the belts and brown leather watches you have to see if the leathers will match. It’ll make it a lot easier to coordinate when you are rushing to get ready.
Veja, the French, eco-conscience footwear company, collaborated with Luc Jacquet for the release of his new film Il Était une Forêt. The rubber used in the soles of the Veja ESPLAR Moabi print sneakers comes from Brazil. The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is the only place where rubber trees grow in the wild. Veja works in the Amazon with a co-op of rubber tappers to help develop these sneakers.
MENTORS NOTE: These eco-chic sneakers from Veja are perfect for the fall. They have a brightly colored leaf print that adds just enough pop so you don’t feel drab. You do not need much more funk when wearing these shoes. Pair them with your favorite pair of khaki or light gray denim jeans, a dark chambray button down or basic white tee and you’re set to go. Depending on the weather, bundle up accordingly. A fitted denim jacket with your khaki jeans and tshirt or an olive green army jacket with your gray jeans and chambray button down would look great!
Staple continues to add color, texture and their cool vibe to our holiday season. Their Holiday collection is in store now, offering some of the company’s staples (no pun intended) such as their caps, sweatshirts and pattern button downs.
MENTORS NOTE: Just because its the holiday season and its probably cold and gray outside doesn’t mean you need to dress accordingly. Just the opposite! This is when you need to rock the colored prints and bright textures! Staple has a crazy cool selection of button downs and sweatshirts to compliment your style. Take the pattern chinos (shown above). Pair them with a basic white t-shirt and layer on one of their button down shirts. The multiple layers will keep it looking casual while still keeping you warm.
NYFW SS14: Lucio Castro
Lucio Castro’s SS14 collection a sophistacted, sharp look for the working man. The fitted lines, muted color palette and subtle patterns allows us to look sharp without being too loud. Sometimes its the quiet ones that you should watch out for!
New York Fashion Week SS14 – J. Crew
J. Crew does, again, what they do best. And that is give us a clean, prep look that we can where with many other pieces that we have in our closet. You can find navy blue and ivory colors in their SS14 collection. As always staying true to their all-American look and approachable style.
Luis . New York City . 5th Avenue
Ursa Major is at it again! This time they launched their Essential Face Wipes. Two dozens of these nifty, bamboo face wipes are individually wrapped and packed into a handy box. Use them to thoroughly clean your skin, dissolve dead surface skin cells, reduce shin and to rehydrate your skin after a long day. They contain no parabens, sulfates or synthetic fragrances and smell good enough to eat! BUT don’t try to… please!
MENTORS NOTE: Buy a box and keep it in the office, at home or in your man bag (yeah, we know you have one). When you need to refresh, whip one out and start wiping, toss it and then continue about your business.
New York Fashion Week SS14: Bench. Showroom
The Bench. showroom in NYC is a flat out cool place! We were treated to a walk through of the current fall collection, including this Ragged zip up. The Aztec printed, hooded piece is one of the hottest items in their collection! It has thumb holes and a bonded fleece lining to keep you warm. It’ll be available online at Nordstrom in the next few weeks. Pair it with your favorite pair of chinos or jeans and you’re set! We also got a sneak peek of their spring collection. No, we didn’t take any pics, but take our word for it, CRAZY COOL pieces in all of the great fits and colors you would expect from Bench.