He Dresses NBA Stars – Now He Wants to Dress You

There’s a new name in the suiting game, and it’s certainly one to watch. He’s the man behind the looks of the NBA’s most elite. (Chris Bosh and LeBron James’s bespoke suits? All him.) And now? He wants to add you to his best-dressed list.

Meet Waraire Boswell, one of the names behind the new ready-to-wear line “Boswell,” available to the masses starting in April.

boswell

Boswell and partner Jace Lipstein, founder of Grungy Gentleman, have created a 16-piece capsule collection that consists of four classic, single-hued looks, each of which includes a blazer, Henley, button-front, and chino. I have a sneaking suspicion these pieces will fly off shelves. My only question? Whether Boswell has plans to cater to men who are less, ahem, NBA-sized.

Read the full article on esquire.com.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Staff Writer

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March 17, 2014

A Man’s Guide to Impressing the In-Laws

So, you got hitched. Congrats. Now that you’re settled into married life, let’s talk your new in-laws. They’ve invited you over for dinner. Brie. Chicken piccata with broccoli rabe. Maybe some rice pilaf. Chardonnay. And your number-one goal? Impress, at all costs. Here’s what to do. 

1. Dress “dressy casual.” Dark denim with a cleanly pressed button-front and blazer says I want to impress you, but I don’t want to out-dress you. They’ll appreciate that. No one wants their son-in-law to show up in a tracksuit (or a full suit).

Impress the In-Laws with Your Wardrobe

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March 11, 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

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Guys, let’s be honest. We were over winter before it even started. Here’s to kicking cold weather to the curb and planning a killer spring.

1. Forget sweater investment. Put that money toward your shoe game. (Bright wing tips, anyone?)

2. Find a way to get your hands on these car keys. There are digits to be scored at stoplights.

3. Start polishing your clubs now. You’ll want to fit in as many golf courses as possible this season.

4. A round of craft beer always tastes good, and a view just makes it better. Rooftop bar it is.

5. Time means a little less this time of year, but a watch (cough, Rolex, cough) is always an eye-catching addition. 

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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February 25, 2014

Get Dressed: It’s Guys’ Night Out

Fast-forward to Saturday night. You’re planning to hit the bar with the guys, but what are you about to put on? Not that sports jersey. Not a frayed baseball cap. And definitely not the T-shirt you slept in. Here, Rue Stylist Susie L. breaks down how to assemble a laid-back look that works.

How to Dress for Guys' Night

“If you’re planning a casual night out,” Susie says, “let your outfit look and feel that way. It’s simple. Start with a blank canvas – in this case, that’s your go-to pair of dark denim. Then reach for a lightweight knit or Henley shirt.”

You want to keep the look simple, but not too simple. Her solution? “Add the luxe extras. Belts or watches will work well here.” And when it comes to your shoes: “Let the venue dictate the vibe. Clean sneakers are cool, but a chukka boot is ideal for any dress code.”

Our Hit the Town: What to Wear for Guys’ Night Out Boutique is now open.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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February 24, 2014

8 Iconic Men’s Brands to Build Your Wardrobe With

Classic. Edgy. Off-the-charts luxe. These eight go-to men’s brands each have a distinct identity, but their common trait? They’re icons – and they all belong in your closet. Here’s why.

Our Men's Editors' Picks

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February 21, 2014

The Men’s Americana Trend: What It Is & How to Pull It Off

The men’s Americana trend is definitely having a moment. You’ve seen this laid-back, rugged style on musicians and at your local speakeasy, but do you have any idea where it came from or what to call it? From today on, consider yourself officially in the know. Below, our Men’s Editor, Cassandra H., defines the trend.

The Americana Look for Men

To pull off this style, there’s no need to look too put together. Start with well-worn jeans, toss on a Henley or button-front with a vest, and top it all off with a blazer. Make brown leather boots the finishing touch. If they’re scuffed, they’ll look all the better for it.

Need some inspiration? Just check out any picture of Mumford & Sons – no one does Americana better.

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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February 9, 2014

How a Shirt Should Fit: An Expert Shares His Tips

Face it. Loose and bunching shirts have no place in a man’s wardrobe. But how do I get that right fit, you ask? We consulted Boston Magazine‘s 2013 Best of Boston winner, Jerry of Jerry’s Custom Tailoring and Alterations, to find out.

How a Men's Shirt Should Fit

  1. “Your cuff should hit right below the wristbone. If you’re wearing a jacket, expose 1/4 – 1/2 inch of cuff.”
  2. “When buttoned, the collar should sit only a fingerbreadth away from your neck.”
  3. “Line up the shoulder seam directly with the bone at the edge of your shoulder.”
  4. “Make sure the shirt is cut close to the chest, but not so tight it binds or pulls.”

 
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February 8, 2014

Southern Comfort: Getting to Know Designer Billy Reid

“Moonshine in a hand-blown crystal tumbler.” That’s what UrbanDaddy calls Alabama-born designer Billy Reid. And we can see why. His namesake brand – seeded in the South in 1998 – toes the line between backwoods and polish. Old-school details. Quality fabrics. All readily wearable, but never expected.

And there’s even more to it than that. Here’s what you need to know.

All About Designer Billy Reid

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February 6, 2014

How to Wear It: The Cardigan and Skinny-Tie Combo

Mr. Rogers rocked the button-front, tie, and cardigan back in the day, but this time around? It actually looks effortlessly cool and just a little unexpected. The cardigans are less bulky. The ties are skinnier. It’s the pairing to go for when you’re feeling like you want to give your blazer a rest. And because this may be uncharted territory, we’ve anticipated your questions and answered them all below.

How to Wear a Cardigan with a Skinny Tie

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January 24, 2014