As guys, we're fortunate that our shoe situation is a lot more simple than our lady friends'. Shoes for us break down broadly into the categories of dressy and casual, and for many of us, that's as far as we generally think about it. But as we face a range of different social situations and events, it's easy to be left wondering what the best shoe is for that particular occassion. With a carefully curated collection of shoes, you'll have all your bases covered without turning into some chick from Sex In The City.Read More
When I graduated from college, I joked that I was able to make the leap from Old Navy and Gap to Banana Republic. Having a real job meant more grown up clothes, and BR seemed like the easiest route. I don't think I'm alone in this progression; after all, the reason that I started shopping at Banana was that most of my co-workers and friends did, too.Read More
For men, accessories are often a bit of a conundrum. Anything that looks or feels like women’s jewelry can be suspect, and sometimes is tacky besides. But most guys already wear a watch, and now there’s a good way to bring some pop and life to your wrist without spending a fortune.Read More
No one really blinks at the idea that jeans can be (and are) a luxury item. An entire industry has grown around this concept, from the founding fathers like Seven For All Mankind and Diesel to young upstarts like Naked And Famous. What constitutes a premium jean is a question with a multitude of answers. But for some designers, the best way forward is to look back.Read More
The Loose Ends Now that you’ve got your basics, a few other items will complete the package.
Belt: Just like jeans, shoes and jackets, belts look best when they’re really basic or lovingly worn in. Find a canvas or nylon webbing belt and a brown leather belt, and beat the hell out of both of them.Read More