Return of the Pleats? DETAILS Magazine Thinks So

In my opinion, there are a few “classic” items that have seen better days. Take the pleated pant, for instance. Once a star of the men’s wardrobe (specifically suiting or khakis in the 80s), it’s a look that’s been on the back burner for years. Well, it appears DETAILS is eager to bring it back.

Are Pleats Back for Men?

Image via details.com

In their video series “The New Classics,” the DETAILS editors attempt to debunk some style no-nos by introducing ways to incorporate different silhouettes into your closet. The first in the series is the pleated pant. I applaud the effort to offer advice on sporting new trends or classic styles, but I’m a little afraid of seeing masses of pleated khaki in the future. So, guys, I recommend proceeding cautiously with this look.

Read the full article on DETAILS.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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March 28, 2014

On the Move: Bruce Pask Trades T Magazine for Bergdorf Goodman

Spring is in the air and times are a-changing. Especially for T: The New York Times Style Magazine's men’s fashion director, Bruce Pask. The always stylish and effortlessly cool Pask just accepted the title of men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman.

Bruce Pask

Image via New York Magazine: The Cut

Considering Pask has been styling menswear for Bergdorf’s for a couple of years now – notably in its spring 2012 men’s lookbook – the move isn’t that much of a shock. I have no doubt Pask, a street-style favorite, will take his new role in stride and create killer men’s content for the mega store. My real concern is, who will fill his rather large shoes at T Magazine? We’re taking bets in the office.

Read the full article on style.com.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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March 14, 2014

Style Tips: The Advice Every Man Should Live By

The moments that take you out of your routine? You know, when you dress up, get together with the guys, or treat your significant other to a nice dinner? They’re the ones that really count. So make time for them – and learn how to dress for them, while you’re at it.

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March 13, 2014

The Monocle Might Be Back (and We’re Confused)

According to the New York Times, the single-lensed eyepiece has returned as a trendy accessory for 21st-century gentlemen and hipsters alike.

Monocles Are Back in 2014

It’s been spotted in editorial spreads, ad campaigns, and on the streets from Berlin to Brooklyn. What’s the reignited fascination with a fashion piece that was favored by 19th-century military men – and, well, a peanut – all about? I’m left scratching my head. Gentlemen, if you don’t want to look like you’re dressed for an extra role in a period-piece film, put the monocle down.

Read the full article on the New York Times.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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March 7, 2014

Matthew McConaughey Is Winning on the Red Carpet

This awards season, Matthew McConaughey has been on a roll – and I’m not just talking about his countless nominations for Dallas Buyers Club. He’s received standing ovations for his red-carpet looks, too.

Matthew McConaughey's Red-Carpet Success

Image via British GQ

British GQ rounded up eleven of the actor’s impressive looks, and from the checked three-piece suit at the London premiere of Dallas Buyers Club to the smoking jacket at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, McConaughey’s wardrobe has been anything but predictable. One common thread, however, seems to be a Dolce & Gabbana label, which is only natural considering he’s the spokesman for its The One cologne

Personally, I think McConaughey will stick with Dolce & Gabbana for the Academy Awards on Sunday – but who knows? Maybe he’ll surprise everyone with another Vivienne Westwood number. Either way, my bet is on him looking good.

Read the full article at British GQ.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 28, 2014

All-Star Style: How to Dress Like a Baseball Pro

Whether on the field or off – and yes, even if on the injured list – these three baseball all-stars are in a league of their own. Here’s how to dress in their signature looks.

How to Dress Like a Baseball Pro

Evan Longoria
Third Baseman, Tampa Bay Rays
His look: South-Coast Cool
How to get it: Whether in a suit or distressed denim, be fearless. Kick things up a notch with bold color or a pocket square.

Matt Kemp
Outfielder, Los Angeles Dodgers
His look: Urban Edge
How to get it: Incorporate luxe details in true big-shot fashion. Pair graphic tees with leather and sharpen up suits with bow ties.

Cole Hamels
Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
His look: All-American Prep
How to get it: This left-handed ace sticks with the classics – khakis, polos, plaid button-fronts, and tailored sport coats.

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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February 27, 2014

Forget Roses: Try a Bacon Bouquet

Flowers are so last year. This Valentine’s Day, why not give that special someone a gift you can both enjoy? Namely, bacon.

Bacon Bouquet for Valentine's Day

Image via Business Insider

The editors of Business Insider take Valentine’s Day very seriously, and this homemade bouquet of bacon roses proves it. Easy to make with only a few kitchen items – and, of course, juicy strips of bacon – it’s a fail-safe last-minute gift idea. (Unless your sweetheart is vegetarian. In which case, sorry.) The only challenge is not eating it all yourself first.

Ready to give it a try? Watch the how-to on Business Insider.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 14, 2014