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The Best of CLM Endorses

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

 

 

Want the best of CLM endorses? We’ve sprawled through the hottest trends and styles on GQ and picked out our favorites for the season. In order for an item to make the “favorites” list, it has to be fashion forward, affordable, and ultra wear-able. (No avant-garde, couture for men kind of thing. Let’s be real, we’re not all starring in a runway show). So here are our No-Frills Five Favorites for men. Starting with a classic summer essential….The White Suit.

1. White Suit for Summer. Just because it’s hot as [insert choice of cliché] out there, doesn’t mean you have to substitute your style. Investing in one or two white suits for the summer will be one of the best decisions you make in a while—you can dress it down while having dinner at the beach with a tee shirt, wear it with a rockstar summer-y shirt to happy hour with friends, a light cotton collared shirt for summer weddings and casual affairs. The best part is you can pair it with (yes!) shorts! So long as they’re tailored, slim cut, and go with the fabric/style of your suit jacket. Also pair it with jeans for a stylish, JFK summer look.

White Suit for Summer, Anyone? White Suit for Summer, Anyone?

Rectangular Art Deco CufflinksPair this suit with these Rectangular Art Deco Cufflinks. Click here for more info.

The white summer suit also so happens to work beautifully with all the following CLM “Picks.”

2. So, tucked away in GQ’s Style favorites was this little gem of advice: Plaid-as-Hell Scottish Ties. “The pattern that the Scottish call tartan and Americans call plaid originated a few thousand years ago and became globally cool by the nineteenth century. That was a long time ago. Today this most classic of menswear looks is getting a twenty-first-century jolt, thanks to a handful of creative tie designers. The color combinations are edgier and the tie width has shrunk, so you can feel meaner and leaner. The wool fabric stands up to your sturdier fall looks. Match one with a white oxford shirt and a flannel suit to get the boardroom buzzing, or team it with a chambray work shirt and a tweed jacket to get buzzed on the weekend. Either way, you’ll be a little more rad in plaid.”

Plaid TiesTry these Plaid Ties from various designer brands. Prices range from $75 to $150. Or simply run to the closest Goodwill and score a vintage version.

England Farthing hand painted Coin Tie ClipPair any of the above ties with these ultra-hip England Farthing hand painted Coin Tie Clips.

 

3. You simply can’t go the entire summer without donning the perfect pair of shorts. The newest trend is not baggy, oversized, over-the-knee shorts. Unless you’re planning on starring in a 90s inspired hip hop video, please gentlemen, drop those dated shorts (and we mean ditch them…). The new look is a tailored, tapered silhouette with a classier vibe.

Unis,  Harrison - Navy  $ 111.00Unis,  Harrison – Navy  $ 111.00

These shorts tend to be slightly shorter than the ones you wore 10 years ago, sit right on your hip bone, and show off your slimmed down summer figure. (Men have those too, right?)  The Perfect Summer Shorts work perfectly with slimmed down shirts, tucked in collared shirts, plaid ties, boat shoes, and more. Unis has some styles worthy enough to check out, a style called Emmett, which comes in five shades, ranging from grass green to pool blue. $198, by Unis. Available at shop.unisnewyork.com

 

4. The Boating Sweater. GQ worded it so well, we’ll just feature it again here: “We Americans might be crazy for our heritage brands, but the French have heritage we can’t touch. Take the Breton fisherman’s sweater, which has been keeping the French navy warm since 1858. It eventually caught on among the unenlisted (Jean Seberg wore one in the indie classic Breathless) and even among the un-French (Picasso and Warhol favored them, too). The Breton is marked by graphic stripes, fitted sleeves, and a boatneck and comes in a range of weights, from thick sweaters to this heavy tee. Saint James has been making them since the 1950s and always cuts them trim for easy layering—which in turn gives you a modern fit. Perfect for a more stylish spring, on land or at sea.”

Boating Sweater, jcrew. Photo by Ben Watts. Boating Sweater, jcrew. Photo by Ben Watts.

This boating sweater can be yours for a mere $85. Just truck your summer dazed-self to Jcrew and grab one. 

Ocean Stripe Cufflinks

Ocean Stripe Cufflinks

5. The boat shoe is a classic example of shoe worthiness. It evokes memories of being top deck, with a bottle of champagne, and a classic white shirt stained with shrimp cocktail sauce. (Or maybe that’s just our memories with the shoes…) Either way, these shoes have made a serious come-back.

Boat Shoes for Summer 2012

Aymara Yellow Flash Butterfly CufflinksAymara Yellow Flash Butterfly Cufflinks

GQ says,  “We’re talking tri-tone colorways, neon yellow soles, and jailhouse stripes. Sure, you can wear them with anything from khakis to seersucker for a shot of adrenaline. But think outside the prep and wear them with camo shorts, gray jeans, Supreme gear—in short, anything that would give the country-club set fever dreams.” The bright/interesting array of colors adds a modern flair to the classic shoe scheme and brings a touch of comfort back to your wardrobe. Kinda like chocolate syrup on your sundae…it just, works.
Read More http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201204/best-boat-shoes-colors#ixzz21kEsPM6j

 

Spring Trend Report

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

 

GQ.com recently uploaded their Spring Trend report for 2012–and they hit the mark. GQ Writer Jim Moore features a series of over 100 looks taken straight from the runway and we’ve chosen just a few to highlight here.

The Blue Suit

Michael Bastian, The Blue SuitMichael Bastian, The Blue Suit

Blue and Purple Lotus Silk TieBlue and Purple Lotus Silk Tie

The blue suit is perfect for spring and well into summer. Just because the weather brightens and the air warms up, doesn’t mean you’re exempt from wearing a suit to the office, partner meetings, and business dinners. Instead of heavy woolen and dark fabric, opt for something lighter like linen, preferably colored in light blue.

The All-American Look

Moschino, All-American LookMoschino, All-American Look

Blue Orange Bloom CufflinksBlue Orange Bloom Cufflinks

There’s something ultra-classic about a pair of rugged jeans coupled with a jean jacket. Incorporate the new trends with this look, such as rolling up with pant leg slightly and pairing it with a brightly colored shoe.

Striped Knit Wear

Nautica, Spring 2012Nautica, Spring 2012

Orange and Blue Striped CufflinksOrange and Blue Striped Cufflinks

Stripes always make a comeback every few years, but this season we’re seeing them on knitwear, which is pretty cool for spring. They are popping up on ties and accessories, like this Nautica look for spring.

The Suede Wingtip

Emporio Armani, Spring 2012Emporio Armani, Spring 2012

Ah, enough about this shoe already, right? No! The chic comeback of the wingtip cannot be reckoned with. Get a pair, any color, this spring.

Cufflinks for the college guy

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

The average college wardrobe usually consists of jeans, a t-shirt or sweatshirt and a worn baseball cap. Rarely does the college guy have to get dressed up for anything. (And the word “cufflinks” isn’t part of any college guy’s vocabulary.) But, on certain rare occasions (especially at some swanky Ivy League schools), even college guys have to get dressed up every once and a while. If you’re in college and you need to find a pair of cufflinks to go with your once-in-every-blue-moon formal ensemble, then you’ve come to the right place. We have a variety of Ivy League Striped Cufflinks to choose from.

Repp stripes are often used in private school uniforms, which makes Striped Cufflinks the perfect accessory for college guys. You can easily match Striped Cufflinks to your school’s colors and pull off a preppy formal look in no time at all. For example, if your school’s colors are black and red then you can’t go wrong with these Cufflinks. You can even continue to wear Striped Cufflinks even after you graduate from college and head out into the real world. They are just as stylish for polished college graduates as they are for unkempt college guys. You don’t have to bother with any research or homework when it comes to finding college-appropriate cufflinks. We have everything you are looking for. So the next time you have to get dressed up for school or a class presentation, make sure you are prepared!