For working men who have to wear professional apparel, there’s nothing quite like the neck tie to perk up a dark suit during the wintertime. It makes perfect sense to add to your (or your husband, or significant other’s) tie collection by shopping the men’s area at your local Goodwill. With less than $20 in my pocket, I went in search of some cool (and perhaps even a bit artsy) ties that I could bring home to spruce up my own wardrobe, or give as gifts to dapper friends.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
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Flannel shirts for men and women are always on the must-have list for this time of year. When you’re out shopping at Goodwill, take a look and see if you can find one for yourself! I was inspired by the way Nautica paired flannel shirts with a casual tie when I took in their show at New York Fashion Week a few years back. It’s another way to get more use out of our favorite fabric, and bring a new idea for styling.
For many years, men’s fashions were shown alongside women’s fashions during the same hectic week in NYC. That all changed a few years ago when men got their own coverage at a different time. I want you to check out the menswear in the slideshow below featuring photos supplied by each designer’s PR people. For more information about the designers just follow the provided links.
John Bartlett is an American menswear designer who knows how to put a spin on classic masculine style. I attended a fashion presentation for his line, Consensus, a few seasons ago at Boston Store that really hit the mark when it came to easy-to-wear, fashion-forward men’s looks. You’ll see in my slideshow that it’s all about the mix. And, when you have the right ingredients, you can pull together similar looks by using his combinations as inspiration!
Concept Korea showcases Korean fashion designers and their best ideas at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week twice a year. I always try to attend simply because they tend to be a little more over-the-top in a good way! For Fall and Winter 2015, one of the two featured runway shows had a whimsical and out-of-the-ordinary menswear looks created by a designer named Tae Yong. His take on what men should, and could, wear for fall and winter was definitely not your basic khaki-and-button-down combo. But, like I always say, there’s an element in every outfit and garment that leads us to other trends or, it could be worn on its own instead of employing the over-the-top styling most runway shows require to make them more “showy.” Take a look at the slideshow below and you’ll find yourself smiling at some of these wacky menswear pieces! But, without a doubt you’ll develop an understanding that Tae Yong’s garments are beautifully made, and with a little modification they could become wearable to the bro’s here in the Midwest.
The return of Men’s Fashion Week just concluded in New York City, and with that, the focus on male style has taken a giant leap forward in the minds of the public at large. On the scene for the numerous daily shows and presentations was my dear friend and fabulous fashion blogger, Kim Cihlar. I thought I’d impose upon her to share with us an insider’s sneak peek of what the powers that be on the men’s fashion scene have in store for the super stylish man!
Unlike women’s fashions, men’s attire has changed little from the time when pants were invented. Men and boys have been sporting some type of pants, shirts and jackets for centuries. Their clothes were based less on attractiveness and more on practicality. As time went on subtle variations of these basic pieces were introduced and adapted to fit the modern male. As I approach my 14th season at Fashion Week in New York City, I thought I’d share with you some of the menswear fashion photographs I’ve taken there. These images help illustrate my point of the more things change, the more they stay the same; especially in the realm of male style. These photos are from different years, but they all share the autumn/winter themes which are still relevant today!
When it comes to dressing for the holidays a lot of guys take the basic approach. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course, but wouldn’t it be great if we just took a little step out of our comfort zone and instead stepped into the style zone? Basic does not have to mean boring, so if you’re a guy looking to kick it up a notch, or his mate wishing he would bring something a little more fashion-forward to the table, you might want to take a gander at some of the pictures I shot the menswear shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. These photos represent the merging of classic pieces with some modern male sensibilities.
When the leaves start to fall it’s time to review what we have in our closets for the autumn and winter seasons to come. Yes, that means you too, men! As a guy who works in the fashion business I have a pretty good eye for what works for the average man, as well as what he might actually wear. Of course, I dress up a little more frequently than most guys do because of my job but, at the end of the day, every male needs to be in the loop about fashion and style for fall. I’m going to dispense some tips about the looks that are easy to emulate - and those that can be achieved by any man, boy, guy or dude who wants to put a little style spin on his everyday wardrobe this fall and winter.
Men’s fashion is said to be less interesting than women’s. This is mainly because it doesn’t “change” so much, but rather shifts gears during the seasonal style adjustment that happens twice a year for autumn and winter, as well as spring and summer. As someone who attends Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a spectator and photographer in New York City, I can assure you that in theory my statement about men’s fashion is somewhat true. However, there are takeaways from the shows I photograph that the average Joe can make sense of and use to shake up his day-to-day style. All he has to do is learn a few new trends, and then possibly adapt them to his own lifestyle and needs. This week I decided to focus on the offerings of Lacoste, the French clothing label founded in 1933. Lacoste has always put “sporty” front and center for its men’s and women’s collections. This iconic sportswear brand has also helped revolutionize the way men dress for casual outings and sporting events. It was also one of the first brands whose logo, the famous crocodile, appeared on the outside of an article of clothing. Lacoste looks are relatable and wearable and also provide some food for thought for everyone when it comes time to “freshening up” for spring.