The tailored man still wears jeans. These ones from Simon Spurr are simply the best I’ve found. They are dark, raw and stiff. But spend a little time with them and they soften, and mould to your body. They are slim, straight leg, and look perfect with your fall blazer. I hope my love affair with the Simon Spurr brand isn’t too obvious by now.
Some love him, some hate him. The soft spoken Texas born fashion designer may have the loudest voice in men’s fashion today. I hold him personally responsible for inspiring my favourite fall trend: the peak lapel. His Tom Ford brand name has expanded tremendously since inception and now includes a full line of apparel for men and women, sunglasses, eyeglasses, bags, shoes, and you can’t forget his cash cow; fragrances. But you can’t talk about Tom Ford without mentioning his controversial advertising campaigns. Like this one…
Yep, thats some cologne. It’s easy for the marketing to cover for hollow products, the trouble is that it’s hard to fault Tom Ford. It would be easy to write it all off to gimmick, but the colognes smell good, the cashmere is soft, the shoes are flawless and the suits fit incredible. Bottom line, love him or hate him, Tom Ford says what’s in style or not and we’re okay with it.
It’s time for us men to fully embrace the return of the side part. We’ve seen in magazines making steady appearances over the past year or so. It has sunk in the the social consciousness enough that the everyman can do it without feeling like they’re being too dandy. Remember, you can be Don Draper or you can be…
France’s Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc is the perfect beer. It’s a white beer that pours pale and cloudy and tastes like heaven in a glass. Fruit notes are punchy without assaulting you with sweetness. Plus the bottle is tres chic. For those of us who like our beer to have flavour…cheers!
Alright boys, it’s time to put your little dainty notch lapels to the back of the closet this fall and try on something with a little more substance. A peak lapel is a perfect way to amp up the “fuck you” factor to your business wardrobe. Skip the understated mini-peaks and go big with a nice 4” lapel. People will notice and tremble in the presence of your manly greatness.
To be clear, we’re talking about Ryan Gosling of 2011 vintage. Gosling represents Canada nicely with his casual nonchalant approach to suiting. Hailing from Conwall ON, Canada. He is an unlikely movie star with A-List written all over him.
His latest movie Crazy Stupid Love is essentially a showcase of sartorial greatness. Don’t get weighed down by things like writing, acting or plot-lines. This are mere distractions to the fantastic costume design. Men, offer to take your girlfriends as a surprise date. Then, she owes you one and you can finally go see Cowboys & Aliens.
When The Tailored Man picks a supercar, he does not buy a Lamborghini, save those for lottery winners and tanned people with bleached hair. Ferraris are also off the list, it’s too….red. The Tailored Man then purchases an Aston Martin Virage. It’s understated, beautiful, and honestly, everyone wants to pretend they’re James Bond every once in a while.
Foster The People - Helena Beat
Foster The People took the world by storm with Pumped Up Kicks, but Helena Beat is an infinitely better song from their self titled EP.
Salt Optics are perfect for The Tailored Man. Well made, discreet, and quietly fashionable. Every time I see a man with giant shield sunglasses with logos plastered all over them I want to punch him in the face. But I don’t, because I’m a gentleman. Salt’s sunglasses are tastefully retro featuring polarized lenses and handmade in Japan. The subtle gold wire rim are sure to bring a touch of warmth to your otherwise cold as hell winter. Remember, you want to look like a Tailored Man, not these guys: