I am loving the Fall/Winter 2009 Collection by What Goes Around Comes Around, elegantly mixing vintage 1920s to 40s style with 1980s punk. Their boutiques incorporate their as well as vintage finds and other high end men’s and women’s fashion labels. The outfit above I just want to run out and buy. I love all of the elements from the jacket to the patterned scarf. I also like the following outfits from the collection lookbook.
I dig the blazer with the embellishment on the lapel paired with the red plaid shirt. The patched/destroyed jeans, which take me back to the days when I exlcusively wore Abercrombie. BUT, dare I say, they look pretty dapper here.
What can I say, I am digging the suspenders here and the skinny jeans. The bomber jacket with white scarf introduces a bit an aviator element that I love as well.
I am envisioning this three piece suit with red plaid tie being perfect for a holiday party or New Years.
IMAGE CREDITS: All pictures from What Goes Around Comes Around
Thank You GQ for the most helpful, Seven Style Mistakes piece…I loved the tips. I am so tired of seeing guys in clothes that aren’t current and don’t flatter them. And the fix is simple, concentrate on fit. I loved the author’s advice to try on smaller jackets until you can’t get the sucker on and then buy the size up. I love the Dolce and Gabbana leather bomber jacket above…a stylish and classic alternative to the all too common bulky leather jacket. Furthermore, bold printed ties have been out since the 90s, so why do I still see guys rocking them. And if any one is wondering, buying those shirt and tie combos you can purchase as some department stores is never a good idea. Keep the patterns simple: I am a huge fan of a bold stripe or subtle herringbone. And be adventurous with color with a solid silk tie. My final favorite without ruining the slideshow is the oversize suit – make it stop! I often see guys wearing suits that are too big for them. I agree with the author that the same sizing down approach mentioned earlier applies here as well. However, my shoulders have taught me much more. If you have an athletic build, then there is NO chance that a suit off the rack will fit you. So make sure you budget for a tailor. They can work magic and a good tailor will be able to educate you on how a suit should fit. To check out all seven of these common style mistakes, check out the slide show here.
So what is the moral of the story: keep up with fashion trends and focus on fit!
Sen. Edward Kennedy, the youngest and last of the Kennedy brothers, passed away Tuesday at 77. Referred to as the “lion of the senate”, Kennedy was known for his approachability, his humor, and his ability to get things done in congress. Gloria Borger, CNN senior political analyst said “He was a rare politician who knew when to cut a deal. He knew when to compromise. He knew how to work with George Bush…He understood the power of personal relationships.” After reading so many articles, I thought this is certainly the end of an era. And then I remembered Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama in the presidential campaign last year. In his speech, Kennedy mentioned that Obama would continue the legacy of his fallen brothers and I believe that he will do just that. Last night, I received an email from President Obama, like many, many others with a statement about the death of Ted Kennedy. Obama, who will give the eulogy for Kennedy at his funeral said, “His fight has given us the opportunity we were denied when his brothers John and Robert were taken from us: the blessing of time to say thank you — and goodbye.” And fight, Kennedy did.
Although, Ted’s brother, John F. Kennedy, is often associated with style. After seeing some photographs from the 1960s, I couldn’t help but notice the attention all of the brothers had to their appearance. In an article on the Huffington Post, titled “Ted Kennedy’s “Mad Men”-Style Suits” looks at Kennedy’s 1960s style. The suit he is wearing looks dapper by todays standards. The look is classic and cool: the two button jacket, the subtle striped skinny tie, down to the brown shoes.
It will be hard to fill the shoes of Ted Kennedy and many are discussing who will take over for Senator Kennedy. Kennedy was an inspiration and his legacy will continue on in legislation and in the people that he inspired. Obama said, “Today, our country mourns. We say goodbye to a friend and a true leader who challenged us all to live out our noblest values. And we give thanks for his memory, which inspires us still.”