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Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Colonia Assoluta, Acqua Di Parma is releasing a new, special edition bottle for the collectors and fans of this menís cologne. The scent is a gentlemanly classic and made for the modern man who can seamlessly blend contemporary trends with traditional style. The fragrance holds more than ten natural ingredients, with top notes of bergamot from Calabria and juicy red orange. Heavy with scents of orange blossom, jasmine, lavender and rosemary, it fades into base notes of American cedar and sandalwood.
With a fresh fragrance, Acqua Di Parma wanted the anniversary bottle to reflect the epitome of this independent, contemporary man, and chose the image of the bicycle to attest to this modernity. The idea of a bicycle captures both the Italian traditions of the past and the ecological informality of the present. The spokes of the bicycle wheel are engraved on the surface of this refillable, 180ml collectorís edition bottle.
Guys, if you had any love for the Fab Four when you were growing up, youíre going to want to pay attention. Maybe you already have their posters plastered in your mancave or own one of the ultra-rare, numbered White Albums (lucky you), but wearing your fandom on your sleeve has just taken a stylish turn. And no, Iím not talking about band tees. Bloomingdales is offering a new, exclusive collection of Beatles menswear to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of their first album. Partnering with several UK designers, the collection includes bags, cufflinks, jackets and suits, but for the ultimate in style the Turnbull & Asser Beatles Silk Pocket Square Box Set is absolute perfection. The scarves are 16.9 inches by 16.9 inches silk squares, hand rolled and finished in England. And sure, you could buy the silk squares separately, but if you grab this limited edition set you get all thirteen Beatles covers plus two extra pocket squares using Billboard magazine artwork for the White Album. And who could say no to more Beatles paraphernalia?
Fall is here! Eh, almost. Itís close enough that Iíve started creating an online Pinterest board of gloves and scarves I want if it ever gets cold enough in Southern California to warrant the use of them. And while Iím building my winter wardrobe in...
Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways. For designer and founder of Cotte D'Armes, Clarence Ruth, that sentiment has never been more true. From a chance encounter at a mall in Miami to New York Fashion Week, the young designer has been making...
Let’s be honest for a minute here. As much as we stock up on sunglasses during the summer months because we want to shade our eyes from the sun, in reality—they just look cool. They help give us that stylish laid-back attitude, and sure, in the process they protect out peepers. Lucky for you the end of summer doesn’t mean the sun is going anywhere anytime soon, so you can still scoop up cool shades under the pretense of blocking that blinding light. And designer Alexander Daas has more than a few sunglasses to help you rock that I’m too-cool-to-care look well into fall. Offering hand crafted frames made from Japanese and Italian acetate, all sun and optical glasses are built to last by blending traditional and innovative manufacturing techniques. We especially love the Power frames that have a youthful vibe, making them effortlessly awesome. Available in solid tint, gradient or solid polarized lenses (seen here with dark turquoise/sky blue gradient lenses) these sunglasses have the power (pun, intended) to kick your whole outfit up a notch. Plus Alexander Daas donates a percentage of their frame sales to charities that help support everything from children to vision to the homeless. Now that’s some style you can feel good about wearing.
Available online at Alexander Daas and at fine eyewear studios nationwide.
We know you have suits. Your closet is most likely littered with pinstripes and solids in navy, grey and black in a collection that youíve built over the years. But how many are made-to-measure? Forget that they would be more comfortable and fit...
In a new collaboration with mytheresa, Oliver Peoples has released a new set of unisex sunglasses that feature exclusive design and luxury. The new glasses come in two different versions, a gold frame with 18kt gold lenses and a pewter frame with 24kt gold lenses. Chosen and created by Oliver Peoples founder Larry Leight, and mytheresa buying director Justin OíShea, the two built the look off their mutual love for the 70ís rock-n-roll vibe. ďWhen Larry and I started discussing the new mytheresa exclusive collaboration style in his office in West Hollywood, we simultaneously gravitated toward a Jim Morrison inspired photo on his desk,Ē said OíShea in a press release. The mirrored aviator style lenses do reference a bygone era of classic rock, but without the parties and with added style. The pewter and 24kt gold shades are hand-molded frames with a double bridge and feature precious metal lenses. While crafted in pewter, the frames have a subtle enamel emblem of the Oliver Peoples logo and the colored mixtures of metals allows for it to be paired with any outfitóplus it doesnít get any more luxe than gold lenses.
Available exclusively at mytheresa.
Itís a rarity when an American brand can make a name for itself without giving into the life-sucking vortex that can be the fashion industry. For a label to take itself less seriously, enjoy life and project that lifestyle onto its consumers, it has...
Remember the wallet your father had when you were younger? That large, mahogany bi-fold that your allowance always came out of had a certain elegance to it; perhaps it was the smell of the leather or that it consistently held enough money for you to...
ďRacing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.Ē Those are the words with which the inimitable Steve McQueen summed up his unsurpassed passion for cars and racing. Of all of McQueen's legendary films, and of all the movies that have...
This PGA Tour has seen it's fair share of outlandish outfits from its spectators. Orange plaid, neon argyle and tiny golf course hats are all apparently perfect attire to cheer on your favorite athlete. Take it from us, polos, a cap and a nice pair...
Everyone remembers just how cool Tom Cruise was playing US Naval Aviator Lieutenant Maverick in Top Gun with his aviator shades and leather bomber jacket. Some 25+ years later, we still canít get enough of those classic shades.
If you are in the market for some stylish new aviators similar to Maverickís, meet Randolph Engineering of Massachusetts.
The local manufacturer has been producing these legendary shades for the military for 35 years. Based south of Boston in Randolph, Mass., the company began creating these sleek shades for the United States military back in 1978. Since then, the battle-tested sunglasses have become favorites of military pilots. Even before Top Gun was released, the United States Air Force contracted Randolph to produce the HGU-4/P Aviator sunglasses.
Military personnel arenít the only ones who think these shades are super cool - Mad Menís Don Draper has a pair of the Bright Chrome Aviators. Our personal favorite is the 23K gold plated Aviator shades with tan polarized lens and signature bayonet temples (specially designed for military pilots to increase contrast while reducing eye fatigue and glare in bright conditions). Other lens options include tan (for those needing eye protection), gray polarized (for extremely bright conditions and glare reduction), gray flash mirror (designed to reduce harsh light without polarization), gray (for absolute true color reception) and AGX (to selectively filter the color spectrum to reduce eye fatigue).
These uber stylish, American-made shades also provide 98-100% UV protection as well, and are available as a prescription frame with optional sunglass clip-ons. One of the most amazing things about these glasses is that each goes through more than 200 production stages Ė mostly by hand. The mineral glass lenses were designed to be exceptionally scratch-resistant, and provide absolute distortion-free clarity.Today, Rando
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