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Denim Desires: Check Mate

A marriage made in heaven, this seasons theme of outdoorsy chic is the check patterned shirt with a fine pair of jeans.  Whether you want to go flannel plaid for a rogue woodsman look,  a simple check for a more refined rocky mountain high kind of flair, or a posh glen plaid for a glass of a single malt before going on a fox hunt kind of a look, just get your check on!


Today’s featured jeans:

cassette-vhs-denimHouse of Cassette VHS Denim, Was $242.00 Now $146.00

House of Cassette is a denim label by Peter James Lee, previously Creative Director for Hudson Jeans.  These jeans may come from LA, but they have little in common with most of the other faded, over embellished jeans produced on the west coast.  Simple, sleek and so hip.

Shop Cassette @ Acrimony





april77-cross-blue-selvedge-jean-in-rawApril 77 Cross Blue Selvedge Jean in Raw, $118.00  

April 77 sells an attitude and makes clothes inspired by underground music. All the clothes are affordable, so rock your wardrobe and not your wallet.

Shop April77 @ Revolve Clothing






Fabulous Blazers, Jackets and Cardigans to check out:

corpus-plaid-jacketCorpus Moto Blazer, $330.00

Awesome plaid blazer in muted black and dark green. Just enough subtle dandy details, that make this blazer a standout for fall. 

Shop Corpus @ Gargyle







ymc-gingham-biker-jacketYMC Gingham Biker Jacket, $100.00

Brown and hunter green gingham biker jacket from popular UK designers You Must Create.  The jacket has antique brass hardware, an asymmetrical front zip, front pockets, and sleeve zip detail.  A very gentlemanly take on a rebellious style.

Shop YMC @ Gargyle








ymc-check-cardiganYMC Check Cardigan, Was $200.00 Now $60.00

YMC check pattern button front cardigan is just the right amount of dapper for the downtown hipster. Relaxed fit to be worn as a layer or as an outerwear piece.

Shop YMC @ Acrimony









Shirts that cross every line:

dsm-x-comme-des-garcons-part-check-shirtDSM x Comme Des Gar?§ons Part Check Shirt, $291.64

Don’t want to go all the way?  Here’s a safe bet that may entice your fashion appetite. Premium, slim cut cotton shirt with contrast check detail from the debut collaboration between Comme des Gar?§ons and their own London flagship store, Dover Street Market. 

Shop DSM x Comme Des Garcons @ End Clothing







lyle-scott-longsleeved-check-shirtLyle & Scott Longsleeved Check Shirt, $124.99

Button-down long-sleeved shirt from Lyle & Scott Vintage. This is a new design for AW09, and features and all over check pattern, that works as well for smart as it does for casual wear. 

Shop Lyle & Scott @ End Clothing






band-of-outsidersBand of Outsiders Flannel Check Shirt, $214.00

Interpretations of classic shirting have been one of the key elements in Band of Outsider’s collections and this cotton flannel check shirt is a perfect example of this.            

Shop Band of Outsiders @ South Willard








gant-rugger-check-plaid-sport-shirtGant Rugger Check Plaid Sport Shirt, $125.00

Not just your ordinary plaid shirt, Gant goes hip with this amazing plaid shirt that looks and fits great.

Shop Gant @ Barney’s









barbour-reversible-cashmere-mix-scarfBarbour Reversible Cashmere Mix Scarf, $75.00

Premium cashmere and merino scarf featuring a large checked pattern on one side and block colour on the other with fringes at either end. This is a great example of Barbour’s premium knitwear, and is perfect for winter.

Shop Barbour @ Best Gear



–Nikki Cho Russo


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Posted Nov 10 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Desires for Dudes: The Artfully Disheveled Dandy

I love a good eye candy dandy.  Bon vivants who are not afraid to sport pink, covet Saville Row suits, passionate for well crafted shoes, and a perfectly fitting denim jean. The modern artfully disheveled dandy has that “just threw it on” look with aristocratic pizzazz.  Get the look anchored by some great denim jeans.


acne-jeans-mod-aAcne Jeans: Mod A, $199.00

Mod is one of our most relaxed men??™s denim styles. It has a tapered, slightly carrot shaped leg and a high waist that sits low on the hip. The acne-jeans-mod-a2jeans are loose over hip and thigh and get tighter from the knee down. Characteristic for this style is the tilted belt loops and the crotch rivet. Mod is the brother of the women??™s style Hug.

This style comes in a high quality Japanese raw denim. with a beautiful dark blue tone.

Buy @ Acnestudios







lout-dalton-denim-shirtLou Dalton Denim Shirt, $235.65

Lightweight chambray shirt from British designer Lou Dalton with a contrasting black velvet collar. Shirt has simple lines, fastens with contrast white buttons and is dry clean only. Perfect casually with jeans or more dapper with an added bow-tie and blazer.

Buy Lou Dalton @ oki-ni









Lanvin Bengal Striped Sport Coat, $2,960.00

A gorgeous sport coat that is easily thrown on over jeans, t-shirt and scarf for a high-low posh look.  Wool three-button sport coat with bengal striped panel, notched lapels, chest pocket and flap pockets. Solid sleeves. Center vent. Available in Black. Wool. 

Buy Lanvin @ Barney’s









freemans-sporting-club-shacketFreemans Sporting Club “Shacket”

(call for price and availability)

The shirt-jacket is an unlined light jacket with interior French seams to make it perfect for layering. The shacket is versatile and equally at home with shirt and tie as it is with t-shirt.

Buy @ Freemans Sporting Club






Barbour x Tokito

Barbour X Tokihito Driving Jacket, $850.00 

For a touch of outdoor charm, check out Barbour x Tokihito’s Driving Jacket.  Tokihito??™s collaboration with barbour brings the finest in japanese tailoring and design to the classic heritage brand. This jacket features a detachable, draw string, button-fastened hood, chest pockets, waist pockets, draw string hem, lined chest pocket, elastic hem. outer: 55% polyamide, 45% polyester, inner: 100% cotton, filling: 100% polyamide. available in brown. 

Buy Barbour x Tokihito @ Opening Ceremony








eternity-scarfUrban Outfitters Eternity Scarf, $34.00

Soft knit, solid eternity scarf is one chunky, giant loop of coziness that wraps around the neck two or three times for superior warmth. Finished with a rounded knit hem. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters.

Buy it @ Urbanoutfitters







florsheim-x-duckie-brownFlorsheim x Duckie Brown Laceless Wingtip Shoes, $295

A beautiful shoe and perfect marriage between the century old American footwear brand Florsheim and a modernist designer Duckie Brown resulting in a refined and fresh wingtip shoe for the modern dandy.

Buy Florsheim by Duckie Brown @ Odin











Dieppa Restrepo Tan Charlie Loafer, $280.00     

A slip on loafer with a modern twist by Dieppa Restrepo.  A super chic touch to a pair of jeans and sports jacket for a luxe casual look or to complete a suit.

Buy Dieppa Restrepo @ Tenoversix










sockless-wingtip-slipConverse by John Varvatos Sockless Wingtip Slip On, $145

A classic sneaker modernized with a wingtip toe AND it’s slip on! Brilliant!

Buy it @ Converse








Lanvin Mink Scarf, $3360.00

For the man who has everything, this is the ultra luxe scarf in mink with silk knit back. Available in Grey. Fur/silk. 

Buy Lanvin @ Barney’s









–Nikki Cho Russo


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Posted Nov 04 2009 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

The Liquor Store: J. Crew’s First Men’s Store


J. Crew Men’s Store Opens in SoHo




Location, location, location.

j-crew2J. Crew will open its third men??™s-only store today at 484 Broadway in Manhattan, sandwiched between the new Topshop/Topman and the company??™s Madewell women??™s concept.

The 3,406-square-foot men??™s store is in a 19th-century building in SoHo and features a curated and edited assortment of J. Crew standards, limited edition product and vintage pieces. It also houses the company??™s first Suit Shop space dedicated to tailored clothing.

???As we started to develop our men??™s business from a design, edited and curated point of view, we felt we couldn??™t effectively articulate the assortment in our normal J. Crew store,??? said Millard ???Mickey??? Drexler, chief executive officer. ???We saw an opportunity in the marketplace for a store that is dedicated to men only, where a man would see it as his world and he didn??™t have to share it with women??™s or Crewcuts [the company??™s children??™s wear concept].???

As a result, the company removed men??™s from the 2,600 square feet that it occupied on the lower level of the 13,000-square-foot J. Crew store on Prince Street, a few blocks north, to give men??™s its own home. The decision also allowed the retailer to expand its women??™s collection and Crewcuts selection on Prince Street, Drexler said.

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If you are not already aware, J. Crew can be a one-stop shopping venue for all your styling needs to put together a sharp ensemble for both work and play. Here’s the 411 on what all the possibilities can be.

J. Crew offers a nice list of designer collaborations with labels such as Mackinstosh, Tomas Mason, Barbour, Converse, and Ray Ban, to name a few.  Accessories such as shoes, bags (check out the great Globe Trotting suitcases), watches, wallets, belts and ties du jour to complete your look is offered in an array of colors and patterns.  



Mackintosh Coat


Vintage Slim Fit


Jack Purcell by Converse










Go Shopping!

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted May 12 2009 in Uncategorized
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