Now that the stubborn New York spring weather is hitting somewhere between 60 and 80 on the regular, the guys of DT have pretty much had it with their full length jeans. From work to brunch to a weekend at the beach, you need men’s denim shorts (and excellent shorts cut in a few other materials) to keep you on the move. Here are our top picks for men’s shorts.
So, Life After Denim is a brand that, by all accounts, we should despise- purely for their name. But, they were nice enough to send me one of their Churchill shirts. Olive branch accepted.
With quality cotton and heather speckle cloth, it’s hard to hold their name against them for very long. It’s one of the most comfortable shirts I’ve ever worn and it’s great for all seasons, even though it’s in their Fall line. You can beat the heat and roll the sleeves, or keep them extended when the temp drops. Given the not-so-hellish summer temperatures and the surprisingly warm beginning to Fall, I’ve enjoyed both sleeve options, with gusto.
The Bluebird color is a great pairing with any skinny pair of black or white denim jeans. Heck, I wore the shirt to a beach wedding a few weeks ago, tucked into a white pair of slacks. Everybody was like “Yo, where did you get that shirt?!? It’s perfect!”
Simply put, this shirt is a delight. Grab one here.
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Who doesn’t love The Outsiders? Too young to remember watching and/or reading this in school? Allow us to refresh your memory:
The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Jo Ellen Misakian, a librarian at Lone Star Elementary School in Fresno, California, and her students were responsible for inspiring Coppola to make the film. (Source)
In this gem of a flick you’ll meet Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop, Darrel (played by Patrick Swayze) and a hoard of denim-wearing greasers who are literally too cool for school. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll put on your favorite jeans and cut the sleeves off an old t-shirt.
What’s your favorite denim flashback film? Tell us on Facebook!
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Join us, denim-heads, for a moment of good taste. We know a lot of you are die-hard raw denim subscribers, but it’s worth branching out into the realm of bold colors when you want to make a real statement. This outfit, though involving a pair of men’s neon yellow jeans, is sophisticated and fashion-forward. Tips for pairing bold colors with your current wardrobe? Balance out the saturated hues with more subdued pieces, and keep things sharply tailored to avoid looking too casual.
Got some tips, comments, or questions about this look? Let us know on facebook.
Photo by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: colored denim, Denim Menswear, jeans for men, men's jeans, neon denim, neon jeans, Street Style, tailored menswear, yellow jeans
This time around during Project NY, the bloggers of Marcus Troy‘s Blogger Project live-blogging dream team got to pick their favorites among the brands from a variety of categories, including best denim, best footwear, and best collection (to name a few). Scroll to find out which brands won for each category according to the majority vote—and stay tuned for our follow-up Project NY coverage!
Best Denim: 3×1
Best footwear: H by Hudson
Best emerging brand: Sage De Cret
Best swimwear: SUNDEK
Best Collection: WRK
Check out Project NY for more.
Tags: 3x1 jeans, best collection, blogger awards, blogger project, h by hudson, men's shoes, men's swimwear, Project NY, project trade show, Sage De Cret, SUNDEK, WRK
For guys who favor something different than traditional denim outerwear, AG Jeans offers a medium-wash denim sports coat style jacket with a feather print. Printed men’s denim is something we don’t see too often, but we love the idea of this fashion-forward option for next season.
Dudes! Would you wear this? Let us know on facebook or twitter!
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Just when you think you’ve seen everything in terms of wash, treatment, distressing, and style, a denim designer comes out with something new and exciting to keep consumer wheels turning. Chip Foster has a few new styles we’re excited about, ranging from comfortable and stylish to clever and quirky.
The first style is a flannel-blend slim straight fit men’s jean. Though slim, the fit is more relaxed, and the 12 oz indigo fabric feels just as comfy as the flannel sheets you put on your bed in the winter.
The second pair is a rainbow nap 12 oz relaxed fit jean. The outside looks like your run-of-the-mill pair of jeans, but the inside features a rainbow spectrum of the threads woven into the nap. That means as your jeans begin to wear and crease, you’ll have hints of color showing subtly. How cool is that?
Both pairs of jeans will be available in late August at Nordstrom, Henry Lehr in the Hamptons, Loren in Brooklyn, and Independent in Arkansas. Check back for an expanded list of retailers on the Chip Foster waiting list, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Day 2 of Project NY flew by—and we snapped a few moments we loved, from eye-catching products to cute little dogs and walls of Scandinavian outdoor gear.
Psychedelic universe neon cat shirt by Paris Eleven. Ummm, we’ll take 10.
Father/son ping pong matches!
Color blocked chambray ties by AG Jeans.
A wall of highly-functional Swedish goodness by Fjällräven.
Cuuute little dogs.
Day 3 of Project madness is on the way—it’s the final day.
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We ran into this stylish show-goer browsing menswear at Project NY and had to snap a pic of his put-together look. Summer or not, some guys layer on vintage-inspired style. Some of them, like this guy, really pull it off! He wore a light blue summer jacket with a muted plaid shirt, red polka-dot bow-tie and beige chinos with black loafers. Switch out this jacket with a chambray alternative for fall and you’re good to go.
Stay tuned for more coverage of brands, people, and products over the next two days!
Photo by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: black loafers, blogger project, blue jacket, chambray jacket, dapper style, men's style, polka dot bow tie, project show, red bow tie, summer style, vintage inspired style
The men’s shoe market is ever-expanding, and each season brands both new and established are recognizing an increasing interest in bold, original footwear. We pin-pointed three brands delivering on unique options and high quality at Project NY. Check them out below.
Bright pastel color ways in the classic Oxford style from Cole Haan.
Vintage inspired pin stripe Chase style shoes by Walk Over, made in the U.S.A.
Spanish brand Etxeberria‘s textured woven slip-on.
Stay tuned for more men’s lifestyle coverage, live from Project NY.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: Cole Haan, etxeberria, men's shoes, pastel shoes, pinstripe shoes, Project NY, project show, shoes for men, spring shoes, the blogger project, vintage shoes, walk over shoes