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modern man // michael bastian + GMC.

Posted on June 1st, 2015

The automobile industry’s love of fashion has manifested in many partnerships, including Infiniti + Thom Browne, Barbour and Land Rover, Lexus and MADE Fashion Week, Cadillac and “Mens Day”, and most notably, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the long-time sponsor of NYFW. Hannah Elliott of Bloomberg wrote about IMG’s struggle to find a new backer, and how the organizer is having difficulty doing so. But that doesn’t mean automakers are shying away from aligning with designers for industry and design caché. In July, just in time for Fashion Week: Men’s, Michael Bastian and GMC will unveil another ‘Precision’ campaign, drawing parallels on the attention to detail paid in everything they do. In the past, most partnerships have been one-sided, with one party (typically the larger company,…

style journal // summer style with armani exchange.

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Summer style is defined by three things: shorts, swimsuits and sunglasses. The workweek in warmer months is about surviving the hustle in the heat and humidity, and though not all are lucky enough to wear shorts on the job, at least we have the weekend to look forward to.

Versatility is defined by how easily a piece mixes and matches with the rest of your wardrobe, and I’d say all three summer s’s (shorts, swimsuits and sunglasses) are staples that guys can build on, summer after summer. There is no such thing as too many of each, especially as I am always on the go, from gym to work, then to dinner and away for the weekends. Options are essential as I grab and go.

I grew up with Armani Exchange [it was always club night at the mall], and so when I was asked to work with the brand in partnership with Men’s Health, the answer was an obvious yes. I was already in the market for a new pair of sunglasses and I found a great Navigator pair at A|X, classic in style yet updated with flash mirrored lenses and a smooth, matte finish. I wear black year round, and so the sunglasses are the perfect complement to my always revolving dark (and sometimes white!) palette. It also comes in standard black, brown and blue – which is your favorite pair?

 

 

want // turtlenecks.

Posted on February 6th, 2015

I live in turtlenecks all through Autumn and Winter, it is a staple that I couldn’t live without. But as much as I love them, I wish I could give them up already. Warm weather, where are you?

Until then.. here are my favorites.

the modman runway // saint laurent.

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Slimane has single-handedly brought back rock, the influence of the 60s and 70s, and consistency, from his signature silhouette to androgyny.. Saint Laurent Paris continues to make news season after season, for its advertising [the latest featuring legendary Joni Mitchell] to musical partnerships [Daft Punk, Courtney Love] and ‘controversial’ runway shows. But its time to put the past YSL to rest, until couture comes out, and embrace how Slimane has overhauled the storied brand.

My favorite looks from the latest Fall 2015 collection: