One of my favorite things to teach are different “style hacks” that will allow you to ensure you’re going to look good. Probably my favorite of these “hacks” is base-layering..
One of my favorite things to teach are different “style hacks” that will allow you to ensure you’re going to look good. Probably my favorite of these “hacks” is base-layering..
*in partnership with Walmart Believe it or not, I have some difficulty styling myself in shorts. I’ve spent years being self-conscious of my legs, thinking they were too skinny, and.
*in partnership with Walmart A lot of people that I talk to hold onto a similar setback when it comes to dressing well, budget. Obviously we’re in the midst of.
There’s been an EXPLOSION of “ugly christmas” clothing over the last few years and understandably so…it’s a really fun way to dress. Tacky can also still be stylish as I.
For me, one of the strangest things about aging is that I actually enjoy giving more than receiving. 15 years ago, had you asked me if I ever thought that.
To be completely honest with you, I sometimes find dressing during fall overwhelming. Mainly because I can go in so many different directions. Maybe I’m feeling dressy, so I can.
FOLLOW ME ON IG: https://bit.ly/2Wj1xUB I’m pretty much obsessed with sweaters, guys. They’re warm, they’re cozy, they’re stylish. What more could you ask for? Understanding what sweaters you need, how.
As the weather gets cooler, one of the easiest ways to ensure that you’re staying comfortable while also looking and feeling good is layering. If you’re unfamiliar, layering is the.
As the saying goes, classic is classic for a reason. I stand by this wholeheartedly. Having been involved in the fashion industry for years, I’ve seen brands come and go. It’s.
*this post is in partnership with Macy’s, but as always, I wouldn’t be sharing if I didn’t love it myself! With V-Day right around the corner, it’s time to get.
This isn’t something that’s easy for me to admit, but I’ve noticed my style start to become a bit more classic-leaning in the last few months. My natural inclinations aren’t.
*Sponsored by Zappos Sometimes I get so sick of wearing jeans. Sure, they’re amazing and versatile and super classic, but they just simply get old sometimes. Thankfully designers like Hudson.
*Sponsored by Zappos Wearing all black is something that I wasn’t comfortable with for a long time. It felt goth. It felt depressing. Then I started getting more comfortable with being.
This Collaboration was sponsored by lululemon and Shopping Links but as always, I wouldn’t be sharing it if I didn’t think that it’s awesome! Wearing a jacket is one of my.
Up until I started to get more serious with my blogging and learning more and more about the world of fashion, I wasn’t a fan of suits. They’re uncomfortable, they’re.
Being someone who spends more time on Instagram than the average person, I tend to notice when any brand receives a lot of attention. So when the uber-successful watch company.
Slowly but surely, summer is poking it’s bright shining head into our days and I’m loving it. Even in LA, where it’s nice most of the year, the feeling of.
As the weather is warming up, but still being pretty fickle in LA, I’m finding myself being highly in need of the right type of jacket. Something warm, functional, and.
As a former athlete, being a sports fan comes pretty naturally. Yet when you’re from Cincinnati, fandom can be a bit frustrating. The Bengals are wishy-washy, the Reds are whack,.
I’ll be the first to admit that it can be really easy to fall into patterns with my style. Certain types of pieces are more comfortable to me at certain.
*this post is in collaboration with Topman and Stylinity As I’ve been saying, spring is right around the corner! That means it’s time to start stocking up on the things that.
Every so often I’m contacted for an opportunity that I simply cannot pass up. This happened to me recently when the fine people from Chookhare & Sons reached out offering.
Whether you’re ready for it or not (not sure how you couldn’t be ready for it), spring is almost here! That means three things. No more adding whipped cream to.
Styling one’s self during the winter time can be viewed in a few different ways. You can either go the easy route and only dress for warmth, or you can.
*sponsored by Zappos Every so often, a fashion find happens and you get a refresher on why you love clothes so much to begin with. This happened to me recently.
Happy Holidays everyone! I hope that by now you’re either mentally preparing or already in the full swing of holiday mode. It’s a great time to relax with family, watch.
I would think that by the sheer nature of me asking this question you’d already know my answer…but in short…yes! I’ve recently teamed up with my friends from Sharply, an.
Sponsored by Zappos One of the best parts about learning to understand fashion is that you start to understand how to take things you’ve always worn and make them look.
Every so often, something happens that we never would’ve expected. Concepts are introduced that seem kind of crazy, but once you sit with them for a bit you understand their.
I recently got my hands on some denim from Jeansda, a Japanese denim company and I’m really excited to talk to you guys about my experience today. It’s something I’d been wanting to.
I’ve been chomping at the bit for the temperature in LA to drop below 80 degrees so I can make any excuse for myself to wear a sweater. I partnered.
One of my favorite things about my job is that I get guys coming up to me digitally or in person and discussing style with me. Sometimes it’s asking for.
Fall season is one of my most exciting times of year for fashion. That’s because it’s cool enough to wear jackets, but not so cold that you need a giant.
New video up on the YouTube channel today, ladies and germs! I work away from home a lot, so I need to carry a bunch of stuff with me. I.
Well…I’m not sure whether some of you are aware of this, but IT’S 80 DEGREES IN OCTOBER!!!! I don’t know what else to do but force myself to stay excited by.
Good day! It’s something I’ve been wanting to address for quite awhile now, and that’s my process for picking an outfit. I often get asked by people where to begin.
Yep. It’s time to talk about your work clothes, dudes. Now I’m not too sure whether there have been any scientific studies done on this – and if there haven’t,.
Whoa whoa whoa…stop that. I see you shifting into fall fashion mode and going to put away your summer pieces. Pump the brakes for a second and let me explain.
Since moving to LA eight years ago I have immersed myself in the California lifestyle in many ways. I’ve “drank the kool-aid” as they say. Shit, I’ve probably chugged the.
One of my favorite summer trends over the last couple of years are bold button up shirts. There’s something wrong with that statement, though. Even I termed them as a.
*Sponsored by Zappos I’m sure you remember corduroys, right? That striped pant that you probably wore a lot of growing up and then just sort of naturally faded away from..
There comes a point when fall is transitioning into our lives when we get sick of wearing tees and lightweight fabrics. Sometimes it’s nice to feel something a bit heavier.
One of my favorite things about being a blogger is the relationship I’m able to create with brands that I love. These relationships lead to invitations to things I.
Oddly enough I found myself invited to a luxury beach resort recently and realized I wasn’t sure what to wear. I didn’t want to dress too stuffy and feel uncomfortable.
I absolutely love fashion. I know…duh, right? But seriously. Not only are there constantly new ideas and trends being introduced, some of which stick for longer than others (cough, parachute.
This post is in partnership with Scarci Resort Wear, but if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t be sharing it with you! Summmertiiimmmeeee and the linen is breezy! Whoa, that.
Wearing jeans in the summer can be annoying. It’s no fun to get too sweaty, the way they fit has to be just right because too skinny isn’t comfortable and.
Today I’m expressing my right to be basic. One of the most common issues I come across when I’m teaching guys about style is their lack of knowledge on where.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s smart to have a go-to silhouette for each season. It can always fluctuate, but having an idea as to the basic.
You can still look good without overdoing it with American Flags. Happy 4th of July! Hopefully you have some fun plans for today with friends and family. Whether it’s a.
The bold short sleeve button up shirt has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. From vintage Japanese prints to neon colored palm tree prints, there’s something for.
Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had amazing, eventful, relaxing, fun, debaucherous, (insert descriptive weekend term here) weekends! Now that it’s Monday and time to start the week all.
They’re not always as easy to pull off as you may think. Shorts are a classic style piece. They’ve ebbed and flowed in terms of their popularity over the years,.
These will have you covered…well, at least half of you. via topman.com Statement Trousers! When the weather is sticky and hot, it’s no fun to be a sweaty mess. It’s.
I recently scored this (saweeeeeet) embroidered denim jacket from BooHooMan and personally, I’m loving it. I wanted to put out the feelers to see if you guys were also into it.
The time has come! Hopefully you’ve already acquired a nice charcoal suit and a navy suit, as those are your staple pieces. Now it’s time to step your suit game.
When MR. PORTER reached out to me and let me know that 12 designers were creating collections inspired by the California lifestyle, I was PUMPED. Not only because I’m such a.
Judging from my own personal experience, summer wedding season is coming. Jaclyn and I are going to at least two, potentially three weddings this year and I’m sure a lot.
Face it, if you don’t already have some chelsea boots, you’re missing out. They’re comfortable, stylish, versatile, and just freakin’ cool! What other reasons do you need?? I just got.
Regardless of the current weather report in your neck of the woods, summer is coming! It’s like Jaws, except way less scary…and with less teeth. Come to think of it,.
Springtime is officially here! I absolutely love this time of year because it’s warm but not hot. I figured it was the perfect time to discuss a fun way to.
If I get nothing else across to you in all of my posts here, let the one thing be classic versatility. Quality pieces that are made well, fit great and.
One of the most fun things that happens to me is when I’m wearing an outfit and someone comes up to me, interesting in a specific piece I’m wearing and.
Let’s face it, people! $100 doesn’t get you what it used to. These days, high fashion is so on trend that $100 would barely pay for a sleeve of the.
It’s Monday, which means that a lot of us are back to the workweek grind. The Oscars were crazy last night and I’m sure it’s the talk of around a.
I got some new glasses! As someone with absolutely awful eyesight, glasses are an essential part of my life. I can’t see two feet in front of me without some.
It’s the most wonderful tiiimmmeeee of the year!!! Sure, holiday season is cool and all, but when the temperatures first start to rise back into the 70s is my favorite.
Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday! If you didn’t know that you’re either single or WAY behind. I know a lot of people consider V-Day a “Hallmark” Holiday that was made.
I’ve been feeling too damn squeaky clean lately! For whatever reason, I’ve been naturally styling myself in a bit of a preppier, cleaner sort of way. I woke up in.
Here we are, yet ANOTHER Monday. As I’m settling into the everyday grind of running the blog I’ve become much more of a desk jockey than I ever imagined I.
Aw snap! It’s starting to warm back up in LA (at least it was yesterday). This mean that’s it’s time to start being more conscious of fabrics, fits and colors..
One of the hardest lessons for me to learn in fashion was the idea of quality over quantity. Basically put, it means that spending extra money on something that’s made.
Five years ago, if you would’ve asked me if I’d ever wear a turtleneck again I probably would’ve laughed in your face. I wore a ton of them as a.
Although it seems the rainy weather we’ve been having in LA is FINALLY over, it’s still fresh on my mind. I know I’m a spoiled brat when it comes to.
Oh yeah, it’s denim on denim time. For understandable reasons, it can be an oddly intimidating outfit for a lot of guys. A lot of different types of dude have.
I’m a huge fan of sweatpants. They’re cozy, they’re warm and thanks to the explosion of Athleisure, tons of brands are making them with higher quality fabrics in slimmer designs..
So if you don’t follow my social media (you’re missing out), you wouldn’t know that I just got back from a trip home to Cincinnati for New Years! Jaclyn and.
“OMGGGGG!!! Alert the authorities!! It’s raining in LA!!!” – everyone in LA If you don’t already know this, people freak the F*CK out when it rains here. Considering it’s only.
It’s a beautiful thing when you can feel good about buying yourself something, isn’t it? More and more companies are adopting the Toms Shoes model and donating a percentage of.
Oh my goooodnessssssss!! I’ve done my first styling video to accompany my posts. Gonna try to start doing more video/vlog style stuff, so please CLICK HERE to check it out!.
Weirdly, one of the most confusing directions we can be given in fashion is the idea of “business casual”. Sometimes it means button up and chinos, sometimes it means jeans.
If you’re delving into fashion in a serious way for the first time or if you’re simply trying to expand on your current closet, starting with the basics is essential..
Quite often I get approached by someone either in my personal life or online who wants to have better style but is struggling with where to start. It’s an understandable.
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is already Thanksgiving, but the facts speak for themselves. It’s time we all gather around the table, eat till we hate ourselves and then.
Hooray!! Congratualtions!!! You’re one of the lucky people who have the opportunity to visit the beach this time of year. It’s honestly the best guys. There’s way less traffic, parking.
In the midst of the craziness that’s happening in our country right now, I want to take a minute to try and be productive in teaching a new lesson. In.
Although I try to pride myself on being able to wear a versatile range of clothes, it’s no secret that I’m much more naturally adept at casual. Standing out while.
Enough already!!!!! This happens every year. I throughly enjoy myself during the summer months, taking full advantage of wearing shorts and t-shirts as often as possible. Then “fall” comes and all.
Yep, I did it. I’m wearing white pants after Labor Day. Come at me, fashion police! As I’ve said before, I certainly agree with the term that fashion rules are.
I’ll be honest, without fit, fashion is bullshit. The clothes you put on represent you and if you’re completely unaware of how they should fit, it’s not surprising that you.
Way to go! You overslept and now you’re supposed to be somewhere. We’ve all done it, right? It’s one of life’s many inevitabilities, you just have to hope that you.
Fall weather means a few things, one of them, and probably my favorite is jacket weather! Ever since I was old enough to be aware, I’ve been jacket obsessed. Something.
Why hellooooooo!!! Welcome to my brand new segment, Fashion 101, where I’ll be discussing things that every guy needs to know when it comes to fashion knowledge. Having a solid.
Heyoooo! Happy Friday guys, I hope everyone has some fun plans this weekend. Regardless of what you’ve got going on, I want to talk a little bit about building out.
I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Made to Measure suiting event at the Combat Gent store in Santa Monica yesterday. If you’re not already familiar, Combat Gent is a menswear.
It’s Saturday!!! Hopefully that means you have some fun plans with friends or your significant other. Personally, when I’m going out on a Saturday I like to make it a.
For the longest time I stayed away from shirts and ties because they felt, well, boring. A plain ass suit with a plain ass shirt and a plain ass tie?.
The seasons are changing, which for any self respecting manly man means one thing…SHOPPING!!!!!! As the mercury dips lower and lower, you’ll want to bust out some heavier clothes, obviously..
One of the many reasons I love doing this blog is so that I can always make my opinions expressly known. I’m a natural born debater and having a forum.
I’m so excited about it starting to become fall! No more sweating through all of my clothes, no more dreading having to go anywhere because of it being so damn.
In case you missed it on IG, your boy just turned 30! It’s totally weird to say it out loud now that it’s official, but honestly it’s been more motivational.
Every so often I’ll wake up and actually feel like putting on a suit. I know, it’s weird, but something about the feeling that a suit brings makes me feel.
If you’re a living, breathing man under the age of 50 and you don’t own at least one plaid shirt, I’m pretty sure I know what you need to be.
Phelps has already won gold, which means the Olympics are in full swing. It’s a pretty exciting time in the USA, with flags and banners hanging from all sorts of.
If you haven’t started to explore the world of craft cocktails and all that it offers, you’re really missing out. One of the joys of growing up for me has.
Isn’t blue awesome? I mean that as abstractly as possible. The color is one of, if not the most common in the spectrum. Our world is covered in it, and.
I was on my way to an event in Malibu last week and couldn’t resist pulling over to one of my favorite overlooks and snapping some photos. It’s been so.
Just like most of you, I get the majority of my fashion inspiration from magazines, the internet, runway shows and other people on the street. Every so often, however, I.
At this point, summer is in full swing. It’s starting to get hotter and hotter so the amount of clothes being worn is dwindling. Summer, as I’ve stated before, can.
There comes a time in every man’s life when he must make a statement. For a lot of us, it happens around the age of…well, forget that, it’ll happen when.
The classic Hawaiian-style button up shirt has made a major resurgence this season. This one from Tommy Bahama is absolutely incredible (if I do say so myself, haha). Classic and.
‘Tis the season! If you haven’t already been attending weddings this spring, you surely will begin to very soon as the summer officially begins. I just got back from a.
A question I’m being asked more and more often is whether or not black and brown can be worn together. A lot of guys who aren’t necessarily “fashion forward” see.
Whoops! Your boy’s been slacking on writing blog posts. Not to fear. I’m back and will be pushing hard to get at least two up per week from here on.
Summer is coming! That means that it’s time to stow away your bulky jackets and bust out your favorite tees. It’s an exciting time of year for me because by this point I’m totally ready to wear tees and jeans on a daily basis, although in three month I’ll be begging Mother Nature to let me put on a damned jacket…
Spring is a fun time for fashion. The weather is still fluctuating enough that you can wear a bunch of different types of pieces. One thing that I ALWAYS love.
Mondays, am I right?! For the majority of my adult life, I’ve struggled with Mondays. Even though I don’t necessarily work a traditional job with traditional hours, I do my best to get my work done during the day time so that I can relax and be a normal person in the evenings. Monday mornings and afternoons…
If you’re a loser like me who isn’t going to Coachella this weekend, then I’ve got just what you need: Athleisure! If you haven’t heard the term, athleisure is a style of clothing that is suitable for working out or daily life. It’s well made, fitted and extremely comfortable. So many people were finding themselves…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! NBA Playoffs are set to begin on Saturday and I am PUMPED! The way most guys get about March Madness is how.
As I’ve said before, one of my favorite things about fashion is that classics stay classic. Purchasing a piece that’s been in style since its creation is tough to beat. This classic M-65 Field Coat from Alpha Industries is the perfect example. It’s a technically designed military style coat that’s built for actual wear and tear. Stylistically it’s great because of it’s versatility, which is mainly what I want to focus on today…
Fashion is great. It’s a direct representation of yourself, guys. You can be whoever you want to be by dressing with intention. Today I want to talk about embracing your inner grown-man. I’m the type of person who can seem…
So I want to start structuring these posts with a personal story and/or a lesson about how I became who I am stylistically. I’m finding that a lot of guys.
I’m continually amazed by the massive amounts of brands there are out there. The explosion of the Americana movement with quality materials made right here in the USA has forced brands to step their game up and produce at the highest level. A little bit of healthy competition is leading to some of the best constructed menswear that’s ever existed…
As the weather changes back to spring and summer again, I find myself leaning back towards a different style of shoe. Thankfully boots are an all-year thing but it’s definitely nice to have other options for the warmer months of the year…
I’m not, by any means, a super masculine guy. The extent of my knowledge about cars is how to change a tire. That being said, I find that as I grow older, I tend to feel most comfortable in a more masculine style of clothing. I love the feel of a quality pair of denim and a well made pair of boots…
One of my favorite things about fashion is that certain pieces never go out of style. A well-fitted black suit, a nice pair of brown brogues and a leather bomber.
The dress shirt is one of the oldest and most widely produced pieces in the history of menswear. They’ve been worn by Kings, Presidents, Blues Brothers and many more. Having gone to private school throughout the majority of my youth, I became very familiar with dress shirts from a very young age. Itchy fabrics, tight and loose…
As I continue to dive deeper into the world of menswear, I’ve started to experience the higher end of the spectrum. I’ve been afforded pieces and brands that would’ve normally always been out of my price range, which is great. I’ve learned a lot about quality over quantity. I definitely subscribe to that policy more so now…
Perhaps you already saw on my Instagram or Facebook, but I had some exciting news come through the pipeline this week. I’ll be joining Gent’s Lounge as Senior Editor of their brand new website. If you’re not already familiar, Gents Lounge is a duo of fashion influencers…
Denim on denim aka the “Canadian Tuxedo” is a move that I personally encourage on a very regular basis. It’s suitable for most all activities and gives the right amount of attitude to an otherwise simple outfit. This look can however easily drift into farmhand territory if you don’t know what you’re doing. I know great fashion is about disregarding rules, but here are mine anyways…
I have a confession…there are a TON of jackets and coats in my closet. I’m not sure what it is about them that I love so much. Maybe it’s that they keep me so warm and cozy…or maybe it’s that they combat the elements of the weather so well. Honestly, it’s probably just because I think they look awesome and it’s fun…
Spring is officially here! Not sure where you’re reading this from, but here in LA that means sweltering hot days and relatively cool nights. It’s basically the best…
If you’re in LA right now…you’re probably sweating. I know it might seem like I’m gloating but…well, maybe I am a little bit. 90 degrees in March?! Face it, Al Gore was right…
Here. We. GO! So excited to premiere my updated blog, The Looksmith. Why that name? …
Dinosaur socks! I’m feeling a little crazy today…