What I Wore: Worn Out Levis

what I wore: top – shop ultra, levi’s – vintage via cheap thrills, heels – jessica simpson
I decided I wanted some old men’s levi’s and I found the perfect ones at cheap thrills, complete with an imprint of the pack of cigarettes that were most certainly a fixture in the back pocket.

When guys take it up a notch…

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Girls notice. Promise you. Case in point: Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. Yes he looked amazing, but more than that, I wanted his entire wardrobe for Ro. And he was on board! Attention to detail is something I think some guys have a hard time with. They don’t automatically think things like “should this jacket have a pocket square?” or “should I layer a sweater over this thermal?”. But oh what a difference it makes.

Boys, next time you dress to impress, ask yourself this question: What would Ryan wear?

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images via pinterest – the best invention ever!

Bridal Inspiration {Ties}

For our wedding, the guys are going to wear tuxes. Robert and I both love a classic tux. He wants to look as much like James Bond as possible…and I’m somehow totally ok with that. But, I can’t help perusing the ties and bowties that are out there and wondering if we shouldn’t customize it somehow. Maybe he could wear a solid black bowtie while the groomsmen wore a black bowtie with white polka dots? What do you guys think?

A sweet little piece of trivia about me: my grandma Susi was a fantastic seamstress. She would make a bowtie for my papa to go with every dress she had. Isn’t that lovely?

Click the ties for the source. I found an incredible website: The Tie Bar and they have a wealth of any sort of tie one might need. They are super affordable.

11 Items every man should own for Summer

all Michael Bastian

The Essentials from Mr. Porter got me thinking about what every guy has to have to survive Summer and look fly doing it. Here are my recommendations. Bonus – the best men’s style sites: Valet Mag, Kempt, Gilt Manual, A Continuous Lean, Mr. Porter Journal, oooo

Casual Jeans

Marc by Marc Jacobs Medium-wash Straight-leg Jeans

A Summer Blazer

Richard James Cotton Blazer

A Bowtie

A Straw Hat

Swim Trunks

Limoland Multi-coloured Swimming Trunks

Boat Shoes

Shorts

Linen-Blend Chino Shorts by Incotex

Sunglasses

Bernardo

Chinos

Maison Martin Margiela Biker-style Chinos

A White Tee

Yves Saint Laurent Cotton T-shirt

Flip Flops

PS by Paul Smith Leather Strap Flip Flops

Now, if Summer would just get here.

Sources: pictures are linked to source.

 

ASOS Stateside!

I have long slobbered over the gorgeous/affordable offerings from mega-online-British-retailer ASOS. However, I had forgotten they were creating a site for US customers until today. AND they are offering free shipping and free returns. I also must note for any interested parties, ASOS has just as much to offer for men’s fashion – that might require a separate post.

Umm for Christmas, may I have everything?

Warning: Slobber likely ahead.

Image 1 of ASOS BLACK Exaggerated Hip Textured DressImage 2 of ASOS BLACK Exaggerated Hip Textured Dress

Dress $163

Are you excited yet? There is seriously so much available on this site and a wide range of price points. One could buy an outfit (dress, tights, headband and shoes) for under $100 or spend a fortune on one special dress.

Image 1 of ASOS Mixed Embellished Tunic DressImage 2 of ASOS Mixed Embellished Tunic Dress

Embellished Dress $258

Image 1 of Vero Moda Low V Wrap DressImage 2 of Vero Moda Low V Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress $75

Image 1 of ASOS Peterpan Collar Jersey Dress

Peterpan dress, $41

Image 1 of ASOS Button Through Drop Waist Shirt Dress

White dress, $55

Image 1 of ASOS Shoulderpad Batwing Jersey Maxi Dress

Maxi dress, $55

Image 1 of ASOS Tailored Ruffle Front Pencil Dress

Pencil dress, $79

Image 1 of Mango Waisted Skater Dress

Skater Dress, $120

Image 1 of ASOS Pussybow Frill Back Dress

Frill Dress, $62

Image 1 of Warehouse Animal Swing Dress

Animal print dress, $77

Image 1 of ASOS Taffeta Box Pleat Dress

Taffeta Dress, $65

Image 1 of ASOS Chiffon Sleeve Embellished TunicImage 2 of ASOS Chiffon Sleeve Embellished Tunic

Sparkle Tunic, $163

Image 1 of ASOS Leopard Bandeau Dress

Leopard Bandeau, $65

Image 1 of ASOS Belted Kimono Dress

Kimono dress, $65

Image 1 of Whistles Celeste Dress With Back DetailImage 2 of Whistles Celeste Dress With Back Detail

Dress, $301

Image 1 of ASOS Animal Print Shoulder Pad Shift Dress

Sheath, $51

Image 1 of Lisa Jayne Dann Velvet Hooded DressImage 2 of Lisa Jayne Dann Velvet Hooded Dress

Velvet hooded dress, $198

Image 1 of Paprika Gathered Side Drape Midi Length DressImage 2 of Paprika Gathered Side Drape Midi Length Dress

Gathered dress, $43

All images from ASOS.com Also explore their outlet, beauty, designer and men’s.