Thursday, November 1, 2012

today's best of hautelook men

a smart dude never buys anything at full price.  i'll assume you're all smart dudes, but in the event that you're not (shopping wise), let me fill you in on the men's division of hautelook.  hautelook is a member's only flash sale site where dudes can score designer duds at discounted prices.  (just sign up via email).  each sale typically lasts 48 hours.  

why is hautelook the greatest?
1.  it's easy to navigate.  you can sort each sale by price and size.
2.  they carry lots of awesome and normally expensive clothing and accessories at huge discounts.
3.  returns are easy: you can get your money back minus $5.95 for shipping, or you can return what you buy for free and get a store credit.

if you want to update your wardrobe this fall without blowing your budget, check out my favorites from these rad sales today: dark wash jeans and fall tops by vince and vbn!

striped heather knit long sleeved tee, $59 (S, M, L, XL)
long sleeved v neck sweater, $69 (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
stripe crew neck sweater, $79 (S, M, L, XXL)

hudson vantage, $99 (30, 32, 33 waist)
hudson byron, $119 (29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38 waist)
7 for all mankind slimmy straight leg, $109 (29. 30, 31, 32, 36, 38 waist)
vbn tops, available in S, M, L, XL
zip front hoodie, $54
cardigan, $54
striped shirt, $59 

have you ever shopped on hautelook?  what other flash sale sites do dudes dig?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

that's swell

clockwise from top left:
ambig cooper zig fleece sweatshirt, $68
vstr saltie sweater, $135
critical slide society bumble pullover, $65
analog storm pullover fleece, $68
wesc moby cardigan sweater, $84

is your inner beach bum quivering with the dropping temps?  suit up with some of swell's long sleeved shirts.  swell has been servicing the surfer dude market since 1999 but they know their cold weather stuff too.  in fabric like fleece and thick cotton and they're sure to keep you warm while looking cool.  and if that doesn't warm you up inside, maybe the free shipping will.

click a shirt below to check it out online at swell's website!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

i'll have what he's having: j brand

pants: they're an essential part of any dude's wardrobe but can be nearly impossible to find in a great fit.  in an effort to discover the perfect pants for men i scoured the web for hours.  and suddenly a consistent appeared.  all these pictures of all these male celebrities of all different ages and sizes...and all of them were wearing j brand!  the perfect pair of jeans: j brand's boone.  and to my surprise, the perfect pair of casual pants were a cargo: j brand's trooper.  

what's the catch?  j brand's pants might be perfect, but they're a little pricey.  they'll run you $165 to around $230.  so how much is too much for the perfect pair of pants?  that's entirely up to you and how perfect you want your pants to look.

1.  j brand trooper cargo pant in vintage caffeine, $231
2.  j brand kane slim straight leg jean in boone, $165
3.  j brand kane slim straight leg jean in raw, $174
4.  j brand kane aged twill slim straight leg jean in caffeine, $150

what's your take on j brand's pants and jeans?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

the zara man

who is the zara man?  he is dapper.  he is cool, calm and collected.  he pays attention to the small details in dressing.  he is smooth but rugged.  he is...the man.  and for less than $300 you can dress just like him.

so what makes this look special?  it's pairing a modern round neck t-shirt with a pair of green hued structured jeans, refined by a classic menswear vest and toned down by a pair of rugged boots in an unexpected color. 

be the zara man.  chicks dig him, i promise.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

hermes spring/summer 2013

hermes' spring/summer 2013 should be the most celebrated spring/summer collection for men.  it focused on the primary colors, all center stage to their more safe compliments: grey, white, and navy.  it is the epitome of how the classic man of 2013 must define himself.  with fluid knits, tailored brights, classic coverups, and perfect pants.  all anchored by a clean sneaker or loafer.  hermes for men has never looked so good.

want to look like an hermes man?  check out these affordable look-a-likes below!

1.  mossimo target mens' suit jacket ,$34.98
2. mossimo target mens' pants, $29.06
3.  j.d. fisk vincent oxfords, $76.99
4.  oudeur askew knit, $127.63

what do you think of hermes' spring/summer 2012 collection?

images edited from originals on

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

well dressed dude: luigi tadini

who: luigi tadini
what: market director at paper magazine
where: brooklyn, ny
why: master accessorizer, cuff connoisseur, layering lord
how: want to dress like luigi?  sport a cool jacket, classic sunglasses, a v neck sweater with unique detail, a collared shirt in a simple print, and some tailored straight leg jeans.  worn in the right combination you'll look smooth, sexy and sophisticated.  just like mr. tadini.

1. j crew gingham check shirt, $80
2. river island arthur leather bomber jacket, $155.21
3. vince tweeded v neck sweater, $190.50
4. j brand kane jeans in red, $196
5. frye james lace up boot, $238
6. ray ban original wayfarer sunglasses, $160
images from getty, jak & jill,, racked, tumblr

Thursday, August 30, 2012

how much wood would a wood chuck chuck?

ed mag's "woodcutter" on lookbook today:  is it lumberjack chic? bunyon fun-ion?  plaid rad?  regardless, i dig it.  it's colorful, it's lighthearted, and it doesn't involve skinny jeans (see dude friends...i hear you loud and clear).

what's so special about this look?  he turns a basic plaid shirt into a cool layering piece by pairing it with a lower cut t, trendy cuffed chinos, laid back sunglasses and some brightly accessories sneaks.  it's easy umkayyy!     

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

dude's a stud: ryan gossling

there's a reason why chicks all around the world are sweet on ryan gossling: dude's a stud.  he's got the tough guy/guy next door/bring me home to mom/well wearer of pants and accessories-ness that makes the ladies go gaga.  take a lesson from ryan: pick up some cool eyewear, show off just a little bit of man cleave, score some pants that fit and do the ryan.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

well dressed dude: daemaine hines

who: daemaine hines 
 what: photographer 
 where: savannah, georgia 
 why: the perfect combination of personality, perfect fit, swagger and style all rolled into one super cool package.

all images from lookbook

Monday, August 13, 2012

boy brand: chaser la

miles davis t shirt, $20

if your definition of graphic t includes dragons, embroidery, asian symbols, or one letter words like "strength" and "loyalty" i have news for you... your graphic t went out of style 5 years ago.  the new graphic tee is understated, comfortable, and cool.  one of my favorite brands for men's t shirts is chaser la.  also a celebrity favorite, the brand creates rock & roll inspired luxuriously soft shirts that will never go out of style.  and it gets better...chaser la's shirts normally retail for $32-45, but all the t's featured here are on sale.  the chase is on!

stax t shirt, $24
national geographic t shirt, $25 
football t shirt, $20
independence t shirt, $19

what do you think of chaser la's graphic t's?

Monday, August 6, 2012

flow & co.

flow & co. is a nj based lifestyle brand that produces high quality corduroy embroidered snapback hats.  designed fully in house, flow & co.'s goal is to make rad headwear with a sense of humor.  the hats retail for a cool $22-30 and can be purchased here!

hat: flow & co. available here
watch: gshock, similar here
pants: j.crew, similar here
tank: hurley, similar here and here
sneakers: banana republic
longboard: similar here

hat: flow & co. available here
tank: hurley, similar here
pants: j.crew, similar here
watch: gshock, similar here
sneakers: vans, similar here

the boys at flow & co. are currently focused on hats and sunglasses, but future endeavors could include tank tops, shirts and even posters.  special thanks to flow & co. for sending us the hats and to the handsome swaggy josh for modeling them.  want more flow & co.?  you can follow them here on twitter and here on facebook!

did we mention...we're also on twitter.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

got wood?

only time will tell.

wewood jupiter watch, $119
wewood date watch, $119
wewood date watch, $119
fossil nate faux wood watch, $145
nixon the chronicle watch in dark
wood, $350
wewood jupiter watch, $119
wewood date watch, $119
wewood date watch, $119.99
wewood odyssey watch, $119.99 

Monday, July 30, 2012

get on top

clockwise from top left:
g star correct line cove cardigan, $83.68
diesel k daikoku sweater, $228
g star correct line matteo contrast trim shirt, $149.13
g star cm 2 pocket granddad tee, $69.59

Thursday, July 19, 2012

if the shoe fits...

wear it boy.

1.  pro keds royal lo sneakers, $50
2.  anchor slip on shoes, $19
3.  lyle & scott lace up espadrilles, $75
4.  canvas stampdown plimsols, $25
5.  asos washed sneakers, $30
6.  maians sulpicio rejilla slip on shoes, $51
7.  creative recreation cesario xv1 sneakers, $75

every girl's crazy bout a sharp dressed man