A Season for Gentlemen

If you hadn’t already noticed in the last GQ, this fall season for men’s fashion is all about the Gentleman.  We’re not actually talking manners (although that’s not too bad to keep in mind guys) but instead sartorially speaking of dressing like you live in London and frequent Saville Row. Bo does this effortlessly and frequently and I find it incredible. There are so many mornings when I’ll ask him if he has a client meeting and he quips “nope, just feel like a suit today.” Love that attitude.

Let’s start with some inspiration and then some two and three piece suits to try out for fall. 

from Park and Bond’s blog

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Get the Look!

Suits from SUITSUPPLY, both navy and grey $469. I recommend going to their store or calling before placing the order.  The site takes one size (which is bizarre considering the pants would not necessarily be the same size as the jacket….).

JCrew Ludlow suit and vest – jacket $425, pants $225 and vest $135

Acne’s Wall Street suit, jacket $580 and pants $280

Rag and Bone’s Herring Phillips 3-piece suit: jacket $495, pants $290 and vest $325

Jcrew’s Ludlow double-breasted suit: jacket $450 and pants $225

SUITSUPPLY double breasted suit, $569

Boss Black suit $795



Independent Fashion

We’re finally packing up for our annual trip to SC for the week of the 4th and I’m counting the hours until our 6am flight tomorrow. Not sure how exactly I’ll brave that heat but most likely I’ll have a popsicle close by at all times. Going through my summer stuff though I was reminiscing about summer clothing sans pregnancy.  Alas, here are some great options for both the ladies and gents for 4th of July celebrations!

For the Ladies…

top; shorts; shoes; purse

For the Gents:

henley, board shorts, shoes, watch

Happy 4th Y’all!



For the guys: a fresh look

I cannot believe it’s almost June!!  That means, boys, that you need to get out those summer clothes of yours and most likely upgrade with some color, some linen, something a little daring like a tank top, and of course some sneaks. Happy shopping!


The tank. For some reason this is controversial for guys to wear on the east coast. Take a look out west and in any CA based shop and they’re all over the place. Our buddy Ben (what’s up HMC) from Cali sports them with ease. It’s time to put on a tank this summer guys, I mean…. Ryan Gosling is doing it (very well I might add). Love this cali-look for the beach or even the city. 

Saturdays Surf NYC tanks

Billabong tank

Ambsn tank

Ambsn tank


American Apparel Tshirt

Jcrew tshirt (i love this color)

Jungmaven tshirt

the BEST grey t-shirt in the world. AA tee

Long-sleeved and Sweatshirts:

Wharf madras shirt

Mark McNairy shirt

Hartford slim fit shirt

Armor Lux striped shirt

Choctaw Ridge henley

Jcrew henley

Nudie Jeans henley

YMC sweatshirt

Jcrew striped sweatshirt


Jcrew shorts (love all of these colors! the next three…)

Jcrew chambray shorts

Hartford shorts

Aubin & Wills shorts

Slowear shorts


My favorite trunks: Kain & Apolis swimsuit

Chucs swimsuit

Ezekiel Mohawk boardshort

Scotch & Soda swimsuit

RVCA swimsuit

Villebrequin. I’m not always a huge fan but I do like this color


Ralph Lauren reds

Gant Rugger summer chino

Jcrew broken-in chino

For your feet:

Vans are where it’s at for summer:


These you can’t find on their site, find them here

Veja sneaks

Of course you need a pair of Sperrys

And for the southern girl in me, some white bucs


Wharf rain jacket

Folk jacket

For Fun:




Navy Ran Bans



Guys’ Outfit Guide: Valentine’s Day

Boys…it’s not just about where you take her to dinner, or what you make her for dinner- it’s also about what you wear!  You think the gesture is all that counts, I get it.  I mean…you’re out- you made the effort (!!) but we will still judge the date also by what’s on your back. Even if you don’t’ have time to shop today, just use this as some good ole’ inspiration…

Fancy Schmancy Dinner Date

Suit up boys. Slim Fit pants look better than regular pants. It’s a rule. Learn it, live it, love it. Channel your inner Ryan Gosling and get after it.

Jcrew Two-Button suit with double vented back in grey wool. Jacket & flat front slim Pants

Wear with:

Black Fleece (Thom Browne for Brooks Brothers) check shirt. Bought this for Bo- incredible.

and this tie in NAVY (only picture available is of three colors…sorry).

and this pocket square by The Tie Bar

2nd suit option: Boss Black two button Suit in navy.

With this Paul Smith shirt:

and this Alexander Olch tie:

and this pocket square:

Paul Stuart shoes for both suits:

More casual eatery:

Gitman Bros vintage chambray shirt ,

with Stanton pants from JCrew in navy

and if you feel like a tie….go for The Hillside red chambray tie

and if it’s cold…..add this navy hooded cashmere sweater by Vince.

and these shoes:

Cook for her at home:

Cute check shirt from Jcrew

Don with your best jeans- if this entails multiple holes or a shaggy cuff then please replace (even if you’re in a band) with a pair from Earnest Sewn

with just socks 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!!



Men’s Fashion Focus: Gant Rugger

Ever since Michael Bastian has done a line for Gant, people have looked at this line differently.  And now, with this new stuff for their Rugger line– everyone needs to take notice.  Props to my buddy James for the head’s up.

Check it out…and start your spring shopping lists boys

i love that plaid jacket

just avoid those jean shorts (trust me)

that gingham blazer! love!