Style Blog

Inspiring visual stories of mens style and advice on how to pull off any look. 

Goodbye Scarf Season

What I'm Wearing

Coat from Gant     Shirt from UNTUCKit     Scarves from Banda  

This weekend, I teamed up with the very talented photographer Colin Keaveney and the up and coming scarf brand Banda, to bring you the above post. If you are in the market for a premium cashmere scarf at a palatable price point, look no further. These scarves are made from, and I quote,  " 100% virgin wool & pure cashmere" and come with a lifetime guarantee- If that doesn't sell you on them, I don't know what will!

Steve Jobs Almost Killed The Turtleneck

What I'm Wearing

Coat from Theory     Turtleneck from Uniqlo     Boots ( similar) from Ankarifloruss

Mention wearing a turtleneck and someone close by will throw out a Steve Jobs joke of some sort. The man tucked a black turtleneck into light washed dad jeans and wore it every damn day of his life, and for that dedication I commend him! But it is possible to wear this winter staple with just a hint more style, and a lot less comparisons to Mr Jobs. I shot the look above in Brooklyn in front of a garage covered in graffiti, and tried to match the mood with a more urban style. I wanted the turtleneck to be the center piece of the outfit, so I framed it in all black everything. 

Photo by @AbigailBreslin

The Black Leather Jacket

What I'm Wearing

Leather Jacket from Theory     Jeans ( similar) from Levis     Boots from John Varvatos     Hat (similar) from Topman

The leather jacket is a menswear staple, and a style icon in its own right. Seen on the backs of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, professional sports, and even the business world, the leather jacket is a wardrobe must have. A leather jacket is an investment, like a great watch or fine wine, it gets better with age and is something to be savored and enjoyed. Below are links to a few of my favorite leather jackets at different price points:

$100-$300 range     $400-$800 range   $1000-$3000   $4000+ range

Photo Credit: @wanderlustgirls

Setting The Bar

What I'm wearing

Jacket, Dress Shirt, & Tie - from Bar III only at Macy*s

If you have ever shopped at Macys, (and with 650 locations nationwide, there is a good chance you have ) then you need to checkout one of my favorite brands - Bar III.  Bar III carries slim fitting suits, dress shirts, dress pants, and ties, and is my go to brand for stylish office attire that won't break the bank.

Manhattan Views

What I'm Wearing

Suit from Bar III     Sweater from Uniqlo     Shoes (similar) from Topman

I like to think of this look as the Everymans uniform -A slim fit grey suit, black sweater, black dress shoes, and watch to match. The key component being the fit of the suit. The pants should be hemmed to 1/4 inch break and no more ( use those exact words with your tailor), and they should fit your waist so that a belt is optional. The jacket should be just long enough so that when your arms hang to your side it ends at base of your wrist. Feel free to wear this uniform morning, noon, and night.

 

Photo credit: @BodiKarsono

 

New York Vibes

What I'm Wearing

Suede Jacket From Theory    Jeans From Levis    Henley ( similar) From AE     Shoes from Dune London

This outfit is comprised of three of my favorite fall items- A suede jacket, black jeans, and Chelsea Boots. I don't care how much or how little fashion means to you, if you own these three items you will always look like you know what you're doing. The Chelsea Boots I am wearing above from Dune London were a fall 2015 pick up, and still look as good as new over a year later. I highly recommend checking out their site ( or store in Soho if you live in New York) and picking up a pair for yourself!

 

Photo Credit: Joei Blunt

Bomber Jackets Are Still In

What I'm Wearing

Bomber Jacket From Theory    Neoteric Pants from Theory    Button Up from All Saints     Shoes from COS

The Bomber Jacket has been a staple in most guys wardrobes over the pas few seasons, and this year is no different. The one i'm wearing above from Theory flows perfectly with my minimal style- clean, smooth, and rich in color, this jacket can be worn with both light and dark pants and over a T shirt, sweater, or button up. 

Photo Credit: Joei Blunt

How To Keep Your White Sneakers White

Whether you are spending $400 dollars on a pair of fresh white kicks or you are spending $50- the point is you want them to keep them fresh and you want them to keep them white. Insert- Vans Easy Clean wipes- the best $5.00 investment you can make when it comes to keeping your leather shoes as clean as possible for as long as possible. 

Weekend Trip To The City

What I'm Wearing

Leather Jacket from Theory     Backpack from Piquadro

Whether I am traveling for the day,  the weekend, or the week, there are two essentials I need for every trip- a great outerwear piece and a bad ass bag.

Because its guaranteed to be cold on the plane, in the taxi, or on the train, I always bring some kind of jacket. Whats great about the leather jacket from Theory above, is that I can wear it with dress pants and a button up during the day and feel semi dressed up. Or I can throw it on with a T-shirt, jeans, and a pair of chelsea boots for a no fail night out.

The bad ass bag you are looking at above is from Piquadro. At 28 years old, it was finally time to say goodbye to the Jansport sak and invest in something a little more professional. I came across Piquadro on Madison Avenue in NYC and instantly fell in love. The best way I can describe what this company is creating in the form of backpacks, briefcases, weekend bags, and luggage, is SEXY. Their 100% handcrafted Italian leather feels, smells, and looks like it belongs in the hands of the uber successful. For anyone in New York City, head over to their 509 Madison Ave location, and tell them you heard about them through BLANCHET for an instant 15% off your entire purchase.

Suit Up

What I'm Wearing

Suit from Topman     Shoes from Gant     Pocket Square from Calvin Klein

New York City in the fall might be the best place on earth. As the air starts to cool and the colors begin to change, the people of New York really start to come alive; and so does their style. This fall, I am committed to stepping up my suit game, and bringing four (or possibly more) great looks to the site. 

First up, is this subtle checkered look from Topman. When wearing a patterned suit, I always opt for a solid colored shirt and try to keep the frills to a minimum ( no need for crazy ties or socks- let the suit do the talking). I went with the trendy "air tie" look and added an all white silk pocket square to class it up. 

 

Photo Credit: @SamyRubyPhoto