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.

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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

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.

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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

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

Is Denver the New Menswear Hub?

Who knew Denver, CO, was a hot spot for menswear? According to CNN, New York City’s been one-upped. 

Denver: A Men's Style Hot Spot

Image via CNN.com

With its desirable work-life balance and preexisting sew-and-cut industry, it’s only natural that brands like Topo Designs and Winter Session are thriving in the Mile High City. And as the American-made trend continues, I wouldn’t be surprised if more brands and shops like these head west. Who knows – maybe the guys of Denver will be the ones setting the global trends in menswear soon. 

Read the full article on CNN.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 21, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Nick Wooster, a senior vice president at J.C. Penney, on the emergence of camo in menswear – specifically in Dries van Noten’s latest showing:

We Couldn't Have Said It Better

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March 22, 2013

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

A roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions: men's edition

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1. A suit is never complete without a well-matched tie.

2. Our leading men wouldn’t know how to dress without GQ‘s incredible sartorial influence.

3. Men at their best? They look something like this.

4. Behold, the plight of the fashionisto.

5. An inspiring roundup of personal men’s style.

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

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March 5, 2013

Five Reasons Polo Shirts Will Never Go Out of Style

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When it comes to men’s fashion, there are a few things that remain timeless: bow ties (yes, there will always be someone awesome rocking one), dapper loafers, and polo shirts, to name three. But what is it about the polo in particular that seems to translate to all types of style? From athletes to punk rockers to Nantucket-bound prepsters, you can find them all rocking this casually comfy staple, and here’s why:

1. The Collar: Whether popped or laying classically flat, this is possibly the most important part of the polo’s anatomy. Ever since the dawn of time (a little dramatic, but close enough), it’s been debated whether or not this staple should be popped or not – Esquire investigates.

2. Casual yet Dressy: It’s almost as if casual Friday was invented with polos in mind. For those occasions where you’re unsure of the dress code, for first dates, for meeting the parents, for a night out with the guys… the list goes on. And don’t get me started on the layering abilities.

3. Versatility: These toppers can be worn paired with just about any bottom. From jeans to khakis (even shorts can be coupled in here), there’s no limit to your pairing options. As for suit pants? Stick with a buttoned-up number.

4. Golf: As long as business meetings, resorts, and movies like Caddyshack and Happy Gilmore are around, so will this beloved game and its not-so-secret uniform. Most country club dress codes even require you to wear a polo in order to play a round.

5. History: Originating from the sport of polo in the 18oos (only with long sleeves), the polo shirt didn’t take off in the fashion industry until 1926 when Rene Lacoste first donned a short-sleeved version at the U.S. Open Championship.

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By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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January 19, 2013

Corporate Survival 101

Tips and tricks for the modern businessman

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6AM: Early morning run. Resolutions aren’t so hard to keep when the music (literally) plays to your own beat.

7AM: Choose a room-commanding power suit (just follow GQ’s tips for each body type) and remember to add accessories. Cuff links and accent socks go a long way.

8AM: Grab a cup of coffee and get to the office early to crush it.

9:30AM: Client meetings all morning. Although this is run-of-the-mill, don’t forget to brush up on your meeting skills to keep things running smoothly.

12PM: Conduct a meeting with senior management. Just don’t forget the fundamentals of business.

1PM: Lunch with the guys. Get away from the office for a quick bite, a walk, anything to help you clear your mind for an hour or so. Studies show that leaving your cube helps you think outside the box.

2PM: Take a client call and work on proposals and paperwork. This time also usually includes tweeting. That’s right – businessmen tweet, too.

6PM: Happy hour with coworkers and dinner on the town. Swap your office attire for a more casual button-down before heading out (yes, this requires planning ahead). Go for something with a fun, printed cuff to stand out from the sea of suits.

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By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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January 12, 2013

Luxe to the Last Stitch: A Look Behind the Labels

 

From Versace to Valentino, take a peek behind the labels that have defined men’s formalwear. Through trial, tribulation, unexpected deaths, and iconic on-screen moments, these luxury houses continue to rule the fashion roost.

Brioni
Founded in Rome, 1945

Classic cuts made for the ever-confident guy, charismatic businessman, and bona fide bad boy. Brioni is known as the official suit of James Bond (worn by actors Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig) and was made infamous by New York crime boss John Gotti of the Gambino family – who earned his nickname, “Dapper Don,” thanks to his extensive wardrobe of custom Brioni suits. These timeless pieces were also favorites of handsome Hollywood hall-of-famers Clark Gable and Cary Grant, and can be seen on today’s red carpets on the likes of Al Pacino, Kirk Douglas, and Donald Trump.

Versace
Founded in Milan, 1978

Contemporary, one-of-a-kind, stand-out-from-the-crowd pieces, these suits are for the man who likes to make an entrance. Worn famously by rap stars and musicians alike, the distinguished Versace name is associated with glamour and over-the-top chic. Elton John dons Versace duds encrusted with diamonds or crystals. Versace designs were also favorites of the late rap star Tupac Shakur and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.

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December 13, 2012