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    The Suit

    “Since the time it was introduced in the seventeenth century, the modern suit has been about two things: power and sex. If you doubt us, try this simple experiment. Some evening, go to a nice hotel bar where you don’t know anyone, wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The jeans don’t even have to have holes in them, and the t-shirt can be clean. Now, return to the same bar the next evening wearing a nice suit. Take note of the difference in reaction from the bartender and of the other patrons in the bar. Remember them.” - Esquire Style Handbook

     

    “It’s good to not have plans”- Valentino (my barber)

     

    Hipster Branding

    If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite brand logo would look like if it were designed by a hipster…you must be a very curious person. You’re also not alone, check out Hipster Branding, a blog that showcases popular corporate logos and applies the simplified/retro, “Hipster”, design philosophy currently trending.

     

    Dapper Decorum | The Do’s & Dont’s of Style

    No. 42: There is nothing more amateur than drinking green beer on St. Patrick’s Day; Grab a Guinness or sip some Jameson kids.

     

    T Minus Ten | Mad Men Is Back

    This highly anticipated fifth season of Mad Men is just ten days away. Enjoy the teaser below before Don and the gang return in full (and very dapper) force.

     

    Easy Upgrade | Bottles

    In many cases, it’s very easy and inexpensive to make an aesthetic upgrade. In addition to serving as great water bottles for the dinner table, these air tight bottles look much better on your bar for storing mixers like soda, tonic and juice. Pick them up on the cheap at Crate & Barrel.

     

    The Ludlow Shop | J.Crew

    I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…Men’s fashion “trends” are moving into a more dressed up direction. No wardrobe is complete without a selection of well-tailored staples, and with the opening of J.Crew’s new Ludlow Shop in NYC, these items have never been easier to find. The Ludlow suit, J.Crew’s slimmer, more modern cut, takes center stage at their new shop on Hudson St. in Tribeca. While the entire store revolves around one suit model, there is sill plenty to choose from. The suit is currently offered in nineteen different versions and the store is well stocked with a carefully curated selection of complimentary items like Thomas Mason shirts, Crockett & Jones shoes and Drake’s pocket squares.