DSTLD Skinny-Slim Black Jeans Review

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Weekly Theme: A trip to New York

The holiday season is a great time to head to one of the US’ biggest cities. If you are heading to the big apple there’s one way to fit in, wear black, and a lot of it. This week we have your monochromatic guide to the perfect NYC outfit. To start, the quintessential New York garment: black jeans. These skinny-slim jet black jeans, have the city vibe and the modern fit that will make you look and feel right at home in the city that never sleeps. Black jeans, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the blacker they get.

Available on DSTLD.com for $75

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The Tie Bar Black Floral Bowtie Review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

The finishing touch to the perfect “damn this guy looks impressive” ensemble. This bowtie has character, but is subtle as to not interfere with the impact of the maroon dinner jacket. It’s made of silk to match the elegance of the lapels and the velvet shoes, and shows not only that your bold, but have the capability to give great attention to detail. Tie the whole outfit together with this small, yet critical accessory that will have the bosses and the ladies looking your way.

Available on thetiebar.com for $19

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Brooks Brothers Velvet Loafers Review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

While you could definitely wear your normal black dress shoes with what we’ve picked so far, a holiday party is a great excuse to pull out all of the stops. And if you’re willing to make a big impact, one of those stops could be velvet loafers. Are they flashy? Sure. Are they freaking dope? Absolutely. So channel your inner billionaire and invest in fancy event shoes like these, just make sure to avoid the really drunk folks as velvet and alcohol are great bed-fellows.

Available on BrooksBrothers.com for $298

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Club Monaco Sutton Dress Pant Review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

On to the pants! Because your jacket is meant to be a different color than your pants, you could go with a few different colors like gray or a deep olive, but since the lapels are black, black is the most pragmatic choice. Keeping the maroon jacket as the primary color flex keeps the outfit as a whole sophisticated and minimal. These pants from Club Monaco are a wool blend so they will lay nicer than any normal chino and are lined to be comfy to wear. Pick up a pair to wear to your holiday party, and keep them to add to your weekly workwear wardrobe.

Available on ClubMonaco.com for $180

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Hawes & Curtis French Cuffed Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

The next item on our list for the quintessential holiday work outfit is the shirt. Because we picked a more tux-like dinner jacket, a french cuffed shirt will go perfectly. This shirt from Hawes and Curtis (a London-based clothier) is simple and all you’ll need to achieve the classic, timeless look you’re going for. This 2-ply 100s shirt is super soft, comfy and slim fit, making it look as good as it feels. The only down-side is that it’s shortest sleeve length option is 33” meaning if you are shorter, tailoring may be in order.

Available on HawesandCurtis.com for $79

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Indochino Highworth Burgundy Dinner Jacket review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means that your work holiday party will be here before you know it. Waiting too long to figure out what you’re going to wear to impress your coworkers is a great way to make brash decisions. Take your time to find the perfect outfit, and have time to make sure it all fits. In that vain, we are giving you holiday outfit guidance early.

Like last week’s dinner party selections, we will start with the top and work our way around the outfit. This dinner jacket from Indochino is the perfect statement piece that isn’t too flashy or tacky. We’ll be selecting the perfect items to pair with this jacket throughout the week, so stay tuned and build your perfect outfit to make that lasting impression outside of the office.

Available on indochino.com for $279

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Jack Mason Aviator Chronograph Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

What is a well-planned dinner outfit without a finishing touch? This chronograph from Jack Mason is inspired by the aviator watches of old and modernized to have a cleaner, bold look. With a 42mm case size, this watch is big enough to get noticed, but not enough to get in the way. The brown/blue/silver color combo is perfect for the Fall season, and can compliment a lot of outfits in the Brown schema realm. Add that little x-factor to your dinner party outfit, and show off that you know what you’re doing.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $275

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Cole Haan Wagner Waterproof Chelsea Boot Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

Chelsea boots are fully in. So if you haven’t hopped on the train yet, the Fall is the best season to climb aboard. These are the perfect shoe for a dinner party because they add some formality without being fully-fledged dress shoes. These specific Chelseas are waterproof, meaning they can easily last you through the winter, keeping your toes dry and your feet looking classy.

Available on ColeHaan.com for $300

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Banana Republic Slim-Fit Oxford Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

A standard oxford shirt is something every guy should own. If your’s is starting to look beat up or pit-stained then now is the time to replace it, before it gets too gross. This simple layer piece adds depth to an outfit without over complicating, which is excellent if you have a lot of colors on other parts of your get-up. Put it under a quarter-zip (tucked in), under a cardigan with a loud pattern or paired with dark colored pants.

Available on BananaRepublic.com for $46

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Bonobos Flannel-Lined Chinos Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

As we get further into Fall, warm garments that also look great will be a common combo you’ll see from us. These flannel lined chinos from Bonobos are exactly that. The flannel lining is super soft and warm without adding a tone of extra thickness to the pants, meaning they aren’t as bulky as you’d expect, and they still breathe. These in bonobos’ “wine” color are great for any Fall dinner or evening adventure, just make sure to pair them with something in a lighter color to not look like a ball of darkness.

Available on Bonobos.com for $128

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Boden Fair Isle Half-Zip Sweater Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

Whether it’s friendsgivings or just a potluck, chances are you have some Fall dinner parties coming up, and we want you to look your best. This week we are giving you an outfit that will work for most friendly occasions this Fall.

If you feel the typical fair isle design sweaters are too much, but still kind of dig the feel they give off, then this sweater from Boden is the right pick. Add some flair to your top layer, while also being able to show off what your wearing underneath. It’s perfect for a smart casual dinner. Follow along this week to see what you should pair it with!

Available on BodenUSA.com for $120

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United By Blue Ultimate Bison Socks

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Weekly Theme: Cold Weather Prep

If you are looking for some super sustainable, ultra soft, incredibly warm socks that look like they were made for a stylish mountain man, then look no further. These feet warmers are made from Bison down, which is naturally super warm and breathable, reducing sweaty boot feet, while keeping the toes cozy. As always, UBB has done some awesome product development that limits the affect on the environment while maintaining superior quality. If you’ve been looking for your cold-weather lumberjack socks, your search is over.

Available on unitedbyblue.com for $38

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Arc'Teryx Castlegar Toque

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Weekly Theme: Cold Weather Prep

While the name of this hat is a bit wild, Arc’Teryx knows how to keep the people warm. This hat is 50% wool and 50% Acrylic meaning it is warm, and super soft. Keep the heat from escaping from the top of your head, and look cool doing it. This beanie is just a tad droopy, so you can toe the line between hipster and yopro in style.

Available on Backcountry.com for $35

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Cole Haan Snap Button Deerskin Gloves

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Weekly Theme: Cold Weather Prep

Regardless of your circulation, once the temperature sinks below 50 your hands are going to get cold. Having a nice pair of leather gloves is key to keeping your elevated look, and the feeling in your fingers. These deerskin gloves from Cole Haan are treated so you can use your smartphone without taking out your hand, and with the snap button closure, you can be sure these will be snug and keep the cold out. Cover those cuticles and feel the cashmere blend lining while you take on the night with these classy mitt warmers.

Available on colehaan.com for $140

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Everlane Merino Wool Scarf

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Weekly Theme: Cold Weather Prep

Tis the season of layers and warm accessories. The quintessential layering piece for the colder weather is a scarf. Scarfs need to be soft, and warm, but also breath. The key is good wool, which will provide that heat but also wick away moisture. Everlane, as you may be aware, sometimes does a “choose what you pay” option for their overstock. This wool and acrylic scarf is one of those items right now. Traditional price would sit around $115, however, Everlane’s direct to consumer format allow them to sell it for $55, but since it’s overstock, you can get it for as low as $22.

Available on Everlane.com for $22

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Kiehl's Men's Facial Fuel Chapstick

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Weekly Theme: Cold Weather Prep

This week we are reviewing accessories that you’ll need as the mercury struggles to climb higher than 55. To start off, a critical accessory that keeps your lips healthy, chapstick. Now we have suggested this before, but we haven’t found any other chapstick that protects from the wind and cold like Kiehl’s. This chapstick has shea butter (a standard) and Squalane, an olive derivative that helps keep your lips protected from external stressors which you’ll need as the wind picks up and temps drop.

Available on Kiehls.com for $9

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Junk Never Surrender Headband Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Workout Gear

If you have even mildly long hair, odds are you end up needing to wear a hat or a headband during a workout. When a barbell is involved, a brimmed hat can get in the way quite frequently, that’s why a headband is our preferred method of keeping the hair out of our eyes. Junk is the premier brand when it comes to cross-training headbands. Sweatbands are your father’s game, these are the new wave. So if you have hair you need to push back while power cleaning, snatching, or squating, a junk headband like this one is “wear it’s at.”

Available on Junkbrands.com for $16

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Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Surge Long Sleeve T Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Workout Gear

Continuing up the body to the torso, we have this metal vent tech long sleeve from Lululemon. Lulu infused silver into the fabric, not to make it more expensive (though maybe) but to fight odor. Silver is naturally anti-bacterial, meaning this shirt won’t stink up your laundry basket like your 100% cotton shirts do post workout. This long sleeve was also designed with vents down the spine, on the sides, and around underarms meaning you keep dry while staying warmer than you would in your standard t-shirt.

Available on lululemon.com for $88

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Reebok Thermowarm Compression Tight Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Workout Gear

When your workout program involves olympic lifting or at least a decent amount of barbell work, tights come in handy more than you’d initially realize. Protecting your shins from bar contact, and you legs as a whole from the cold during indoor-outdoor workouts, tight are a critical part of any cross-trainer’s workout wardrobe. These tights from Reebok are standard issue. They aren’t flashy, or made from space material (polyester), but they stay tight, they’re ventilated in the right spots, and they work, what else do you need?

Available on Reebok.com for $50

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Bn3th Pro 2.0 Boxer Brief Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Workout Gear

We were sent a pair of these bad boys from BN3TH to try out and figured they would fit perfectly in our Fall workout gear theme this week. At first, we were weary of wearing 94% polyester to the gym, but ended up pleasantly surprised but the moisture wicking ability of these junk huggers. They feel super light, and the 6% of spandex allows for a lot of unrestricted movement. Their “My package” pouch gives your friend and his buddies plenty of room to hangout while supporting them from underneath, reducing downward tension without constricting your “friends.”

Available on BN3TH.com for $40

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