These looks belong in your rotation. (No ifs, ands, or buts.) All it takes are a few staple pieces and a quick study of these style tips.

Trends Men A Classic Twist
Pull out your go-to blazer and denim. Then add a button-front with contrasting cuffs and collar, and swap out your leather loafers for suede chukka boots.

Style Trends Men All-Navy Everything
Don Draper dressing is here to stay. Play your best 1960s advertising exec in a crisp navy suit. The hue works best with sharp white shirts and skinny ties.

Style Trends Men Sunday Best
That neutral-colored suit you wear to summer weddings? It’s about to become part of your off-day look, too. Just pair it with a tucked-in T-shirt and add a belt for a bit of polish.

Our Man About Town: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique opened Wednesday, July 1, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 1, 2015

A great suit is a power confidence-booster from the boardroom to the taproom. And chances are, your guy already has one dutifully hanging in his closet. Whether he wears it daily or it’s been collecting dust, help his suit live up to its full potential with these easy styling tips.

For a Day Date
Be relaxed yet put together. Use the suit’s blazer to upgrade your jean, tee, and sneaker combo.

Out on the Town
Think smart but laid-back. Ditch the tie and oxfords. Undo the top button of your dress shirt.

In the Office
Rule the boardroom by adding a silk tie and pocket square. Oh, and a ridiculously nice watch.

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April 2, 2015

Sure, a bit of scruff may be the look du jour, but a smooth shave will never go out of style. While there are pitfalls to picking up the razor daily (think ingrown hairs and irritation), a well-equipped grooming arsenal will keep the nicks at bay and leave heads turning. Here we outline which essentials belong in your medicine cabinet, and of course, how to properly use them.

Shaving 101

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February 10, 2015

After months of rumors, it’s official: Men’s Fashion Week is coming to New York on July 13.  Yep, it’s time to show off our manly style the American way.

Why the hop across the pond? Steven Kolb, head honcho of the CFDA and the fashion week calendar, explained that the success of London’s menswear collections inspired New York, adding that “American menswear has never been stronger or more creative.”

So, what can we expect? Oh, just a few of the industry’s brightest (think: Michael Kors, rag & bone, and Calvin Klein Collection). And maybe even a gorgeous male model or two.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2015

Yes, 2015 has just begun. But we’re already crowning this year’s best Instagram account. Meet @fashiondads_, a hilarious Instagram dedicated to ordinary dads’ fashion choices.

Rocking “swishy pants” or six-year-old Velcro sneakers, the meme-worthy men dish out style tips like: Footwear. Is. Everything. I love these #vintage white leather Velcro sneakers with a navy accent on the tongue. They look fab with my #Arizona relaxed fit jeans and are #fashionable and #functional.

Guess I better start looking to my dad for fashion advice. Come to think of it, he is a pro at normcore.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 8, 2015

In the expansive world of men’s tailored clothing, it’s understandable that deciding what to wear can be quite daunting. So what’s a guy to do? Hire a personal shopper? Could be pricey. Locate a suit that slips on like a pair of kids’ footie pajamas? Yes, unfortunately, that could be a real option soon, and it’s called the Suitsy. DETAILS has the lowdown.

The Suitsy Suit Onesie

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It may look like a suit jacket and slacks with a white button-down, but really the Suitsy is a one-piece bodysuit – complete with concealed zipper. Supposedly it’s as comfortable as your pajamas.

Creator Jesse Herzog calls his new product a “revolution” in menswear. And on the Betabrand Think Tank website, over 1,200 people agree with him. Fortunately, DETAILS contributor Max Berlinger does not. “Novel? Yes, sure. Funny? Totally. But an actual alternative to, you know, just wearing a damn suit? I’m not so convinced,” he says. “I mean, is this actually that much more comfortable than just wearing your standard two-piece? And think of the possible embarrassment of being found out as a Suitsy-wearer. In the DETAILS office you’d be judged—and mocked—accordingly.”

We couldn’t agree more, Max. Men of the world: Either wear a suit or don’t. Leave the bodysuits to the ladies, please and thank you.


By Lindsey Doolittle, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 24, 2014

Brooks Brothers gets the big picture when it comes to men’s clothes. Suits are on point. Dress shirts are just right. But it’s the seemingly small details that really set the brand apart. Take a look at a few.

Brooks Brothers

The Sleeves: Every dress shirt has 6-Pleat shirring to add some interest at the cuff.

The Buttons: Cross-stitching makes them super-durable – they won’t break or pop off.

The Fabric: In rare Supima cotton, button-fronts won’t shrink, stretch, or lose color.

Check out the superior details and construction up close. Shop our Brooks Brothers Boutique, which opened Wednesday, September 24, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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September 24, 2014

You read that right. Since May, Yeezy (excuse me, Professor West) has lectured from the podium at L.A. Trade-Tech College.

Kanye West Teaching

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Kanye is speaking to future fashion grads at the L.A. institution as part of his court-mandated 250 hours of community service (following an aggressive run-in with a paparazzi photographer). Now, this isn’t the first time Kanye has dabbled in higher education – last November, he visited Harvard Graduate School of Design to speak to budding architects. But unlike his previous, YouTube-published talk, his current syllabus is a bit of a mystery.

Just what is the rap icon teaching? Leather Sweatpants 101? Intro to Dressing Like a Genius? Hopefully we’ll soon gain insight from his pupils. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy a few classroom candids provided by @teamkanyedaily.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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September 22, 2014

Pockets. They’re right there on the front of your suit jackets and sport coats, but have you ever noticed that they’re not all the same? The type of pocket on your jacket can reinforce how formal or casual it is – and at the very least, pointing out the differences can be a cool party trick. Here’s a breakdown of three of the most common pockets.


Your classic pocket (as shown above): horizontal, with a flap of fabric at the close.

Like the flap, but diagonally cut. A staple of bespoke English tailoring.

Your most casual option – a literal patch on the outside of your jacket.

Add some pocket variation to your look. Shop our English Laundry Boutique, which opened Wednesday, September 17, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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September 18, 2014

So you’ve finally taken the plunge on the leather jacket/boots/messenger bag you’ve had your eye on. But how do you protect it from the elements and other hazards of daily wear? Follow the three easy steps below to keep your leather in tip-top shape.


1. Clean: Saddle soap. Murphy Oil Soap. Ivory soap. Take your pick – be sure to avoid products with harmful detergents or acids – then apply it to a clean, damp cloth. And remember, you always want to test a small, inconspicuous area first.

2. Condition: Leather can stiffen and dry out, so keep it away from heat sources and follow this important step. To keep leather supple and flexible, regularly rub in a specialty moisturizing conditioner or dab on a bit of petroleum jelly.

3. Waterproof: Excessive moisture is your leather’s enemy. But a freak rainstorm doesn’t have to be a disaster. Prep to minimize damage with mink oil (warning: it might darken your leather), a wax-based polish, or Liquid Aquaseal spray.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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September 17, 2014