Friday, July 29, 2011

D-Ring Coral Belt from Sid Mashburn: Things I Have

Well it's always great when there is something I've written about wanting, and then I actually get it! As was the case this week, with this fantastic D-ring belt from Sid Mashburn.

I received it as a very generous + thoughtful gift, and am excited for my first opportunity to wear it! I think it'll go great with my white linen shorts from Trina Turk... the belt has really great colors (I'm a big coral fan) and it's a perfect weight for summer.

Back on the Sid Mashburn site I found this really cool oyster shell belt buckle, but that may be a bit harder to dress with. Check out Sid + Ann's sites for a lot of great wares!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Navy + Striped Bowtie: Things I Have

The nice thing about writing about my interest (putting it lightly) in bowties is that I get gifted some really great ones! Today I arrived home to a FedEx package from my youngest brother, with a really awesome striped tie.

As previously mentioned I love navy, and I really dig the colored stripes... it's adds some color and fun, and always keeps the tie versatile when pairing to an outfit.

Will definitely be getting some wear out of this one! Stay tuned for pics...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Striped Bowtie from Brooks Brothers: Things I Have

It was this blogger's birthday over the weekend + I was thrilled to receive another bowtie to add to my repertoire!

From my friend Richard, this navy with stripes from Brooks Brothers, which I love. I'm a huge fan of anything navy but also like the flat ends to the tie, which will give it a great slim shape when I have it on.

Stay tuned for pictures of me rockin' this tie -- it's a good one!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Moscot x Blk Dnm Sunnies: Things I Have

I've been on a hunt recently for some new sunnies... I love my current pair but have had them for a while, and wanted something fresh.

So last weekend I was walking in SoHo and stopped into the Blk Dnm store (the recent line from Johan Lindeberg), having read about their new collab with Moscot.

There are three styles (named 1, 2, and 3) and after trying them all on I went with #1. Loved the brown tint on the lens and the rounded shape of the frame.

And here there are next to me in the taxi on the way home!

The full range can be found on the Moscot site... check it out!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

D-Ring Belt from Sid Mashburn: Things I Want

Last week everyone was talking about the Sid Mashburn online store launch, but it was the folks at Kempt that zeroed me in on some really bright + vibrant d-ring belts.

I was really into the Coral Provencal design (maybe it's the Francophile in me) -- great late Summer color and a perfect pairing with my new white linen shorts.

Now I'm sure you have all been to the Sid Mashburn site already, but just in case... here's a link right to this rockin' belt.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hightops from Jimmy Choo: Things I Want

Any follower of this blog knows I am a fan of hightops, and very smitten with the whole designer hightop phenom. Pierre Hardy, Lanvin, Louboutin... everyone is getting into it + I think it's great. So I was very happy to hear that Jimmy Choo was launching a men's range, and it would include the aforementioned category.

I really like the dress shoes in the inaugural Choo men's collection, but was really drawn to the Belgravia. Nice contrasting of materials, liked the stripe across the side, and it's made with a wool cashmere flannel. Oh and lined in shearling. These babies are soft!

Right now these are just available on pre-order from the Jimmy Choo site, but I am definitely considering adding my name to the list!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Coat from Black Fleece: Things I Want

Brooks Brothers released some images of the Black Fleece collection for Fall and (shocker!) I like a lot of it. The collab with BB is where Thom Browne presents a more commercial version of his (IMHO amazing) vision.

I was really drawn to this navy coat with the gold buttons. It looks very tailored and cropped (a la Thom Browne). I also love the large front pockets and the belt. This is a great piece for Fall -- it's basic enough to wear for a few seasons, but with enough design + detail to keep it interesting.

Selectism has more shots from the collection... check 'em out!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Jumping Models Video for Kult Magazine: Things I Love

I always enjoy a good video as an avenue for showcasing menswear -- whether it be quirky like Kitsune or something a little more artistic.

German magazine Kult just created one that I kind of love... they pulled together a bunch of my favorite models (hello Evandro + Cory Bond) and have them jumping around, with great editing and a groovin' soundtrack.

Like the recent Resort video Prabal Gurung did with Rye Rye, these shorts can provide a great perspective into a brand or provide a new outlet to showcase apparel.

KULT Magazine - Celebration from Ramon J. Goni on Vimeo.

This one comes courtesy of The Fashionisto.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Giambattista Valli Couture Fall '11: Things I Love

With the Fall '11 Couture shows in Paris this past week, there have been some amazing works shown... I really enjoyed Riccardo Tisci's progression at Givenchy and the whimsy of Alexis Mabille.

But some of my favorite pieces were from Giambattista Valli. There was such exquisite detail, vibrant color, and a beautiful femininity.

So while it's a departure from my normal menswear musings, here are a few of the looks I loved: provides a great review + the full slideshow, for your viewing pleasure...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gant Rugger V-Neck: Things I Want

Over the weekend I did a little browsing on Bleecker (or as a friend put it, "market research"). And of course I stopped in to the Gant Rugger store. I wanted to see if they had the blue wool pants from Fall '11 that Barney's was out of. Well, the Bleecker store hadn't received Fall yet, only pre-Fall (but the new Prince Street Rugger store apparently has Fall).

And that's where we come to the great sweater I want... part of pre-Fall, I loved the red and blue stripes around the neck and the wrists. I also really liked the waffle knit that keeps the piece light and wearable.

Named "It's All Cricket" this is a great late Summer/early Fall add to my wardrobe.

Get to the Gant site and you can buy it now (and you can also see a nice shout-out for Michael Bastian's recent CFDA win!).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Green Cotton Pants from Unis: Things I Want

I stopped into Unis today, a favorite label of mine, but also a store that does a great job of presenting their wares (and a nice mixture of other's as well!).

There was a really great summer feel in the shop -- Nantucket rope bracelets, anchor printed scarves, and some scuba finds in the window. And of course, Unis' famous cotton pants in a range of bright colors.

I really liked the Grass Green, not so in your face that people get scared, but definitely something that stands out. And of course they fit like a dream...

If you are in NYC I suggest swinging by to get the whole "ready for summer" vibe. If you're not... then make sure to check out their website.