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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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.

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Are we going to the same place?

Whenever my beau and I go out, I always suggest that we look like “we’re going to the same place”. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we dress alike. It just means that we are in the same neighborhood. We both look like we’re going to the same party, instead of him looking like he’s going to a frat event and me looking like I’m going to a Mad Men-themed bash. I think Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson do an exceptional job of this. They never match, rarely coordinate but always look very much together (not to mention adorable). Case in point…

Diane Kruger Diane Kruger and long-term boyfriend Joshua Jackson are centre of attention as they leave West Hollywood's Katsuya restaurant. German actress Diane was wearing a simple gold band on her left hand ring finger.Diane Kruger (L-R) Actress Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson attend "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Diane Kruger;Joshua Jackson

This outfit objective can be applied to any situation with anyone and it always makes you and your group (your beau, your friends) look very chic.

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(Style Stalker) Steve

Steve is a man with a keen eye for style but most importantly, he knows what looks good on him and that always comes through in his attire. More well-dressed men here.

Steve’s Trimmings: Button-down – Zara, Vest – Zara, Scarf – NYC Street Vendor, Jeans – Ruehl, Belt – Ruehl, Boots – H&M, Watch – Tourneau

(Style Stalker) Karl Douglas

Another one of my favorite stylish people, Karl, always looks his best and always takes pride in his appearance.

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Karl’s Trimmings: Suit – Banana Republic (tailored), Chocolate Tie-Up Wing Tips – BOSS,

Pay,  First you know I am one of your favs. Your family oreinted, in touch with life and have impeccable style.  I saw the pic of Becca - WOW! Now, I am no longer in NWA but I still consider it home.  Some of my most recent favorite looks! I want in!

Shirt – DC Footwear, Sunglasses – Gucci

Suit – Jos A Banks (thrifted), Tie (thrifted), White Cotton Londoner Collar – Brooks Brothers

AMAZING. As previously stated, I love a well-dressed man.

The Glory of a Well Dressed Man

Mine eyes have seen the glory of a well-dressed man. This spin on the battle hymn of the republic keeps playing in my head. It’s so true. I think a lot of women might protest that they “don’t want a prissy guy”, or they are turned off by the idea of a beau that spends more than them on pants or accessories, they may even be fearful that a man’s pride in the way he looks could signify something effeminate.

Ladies, I dare to disagree. Think Justin Timberlake or Jude Law, think Robert Pattinson and Joshua Jackson, even call Dwayne Wade to mind. My bf calls Mr. Wade the best dressed man in sports. While there is a fine line between Chuck Bass’ ascots and a well-tailored three-piece suit…a guy who knows what fits, knows where to shop and (heaven-forbid) knows when he looks good is truly valuable. See these best dressed men galleries from Vogue, Esquire, GQ UK , GQ Men of Style and GQ’s most stylish.

Best Dressed Men 2010Dwayne Wade NBA's Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat attends the 7th Annual Grand Gala following the 134th Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky.

I’m not just talking about formal-wear. I’m addressing the whole wardrobe. I always tell my boyfriend we need to “look like we’re going to the same place” and that doesn’t mean we need to match. This whole tirade actually started because I found some AMAZING online shops for men. I’ll go ahead and share those now…

Fine & Dandy has accessories and shoes of all kinds at phenomenal prices. (under $50 for all bowties and ties)

Bonobos has clothing and shoes,  all available to be tailored and very affordable.