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The weekend has come and gone,  Esquire & Esquire Network decided to have a pop-up event in NYC.  The atmosphere at 82 Mercer in SoHo featured menswear & lifestyle brands you know, and a few that you will soon discover.  If you’re that guy who wants a customized pair of shoes, or the latest in mens accessories such as overnight bags, to lapel pins, or pocket squares, this was the place to be.

HOOK & ALBERT

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Once the new kids on the block of mens accessories, co-CEO’s Adam Schoenberg & Cory Rosenberg of hook + ALBERT are taking their game to new heights.  Through a collaboration with Cole Haan, you can give your penny loafers some life with a pair of colored tassels.  I love the lapel flowers, and socks, but I was blown away by their latest product, “THE GARMENT WEEKENDER”.  Available in leather and waxed canvas, packing a suit and a few basic essentials, never seemed easier.

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Two of the sponsors for this event HARRY’Sand BIRCHBOX were on hand to educate guys on skin care, and offer free haircuts to new and existing customers.  Before reading this, you most likely went to your local CVS or department store to buy razors, shaving cream, or skin care products.  By subscribing to BIRCHBOX, you will receive hand picked samples, that when used correctly will upgrade your look.  Harry’s, takes your average shaving experience to new heights with a product line consisting of blades, custom handles, and shaving cream.  Go against the grain for once, and don’t nick yourself!

Vacation

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After  a long overdue trip to Punta Cana, I’m ready to go back.  But before you plan your trip to sandy beaches and bottomless drinks, make sure you pack accordingly.  My better half wanted to just bring a “carry on” piece of luggage, but I knew better.  For any all-inclusive resorts, you need “TRAVEL FASHION 101”.  Besides the basics, such as your toiletries, plan on bringing at least one pair of sandals, swimming trunks, sunglasses, light weight trousers, a few shirts for your evening festivities, and a pair of driving moccasins.

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My best advise for visiting any island this summer, is for the guys to pack your sunscreen and your hat.  99.9% of the guys I saw were wearing hats on the beach.  With the sun, staring you down until 6pm, you will need to keep your head protected, so keep it stylish.

Travel in style

Weekender bag by HUGO BOSS

Weekender bag by HUGO BOSS

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

 

HUGO BOSS

HUGO BOSS

Planning on going anywhere soon? Maybe Las Vegas, maybe Atlantic City?  Forget the bulky suitcase that everyone else will be dragging.  This bag by HUGO BOSS is big enough for your weekend essentials, and small enough to carry on an airplane.  Give your feet something to enjoy, rather than the same old black or brown shoes.  Besides being lightweight, I love the contrast stitching that stands out against the colored suede.

To locate these items visit these sites below, or links through pics.

http://www.hugoboss.com

http://www.ferragamo.com

http://www.nordstrom.com

 

 

Bare essentials

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Waking up to start a new day, don’t forget to wear the basics. Are you a boxers or briefs guy?

LAZYJACK PRESS

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When the leading Menswear trade show MRKET comes to NYC, I always make it a point to check out the up & coming brands which make it into the Vanguard gallery.  One brand that jumped out at me was LAZYJACK PRESS.  This 1yr old company was started by Patrick Ryan and Miriam Zelinsky, two friends that studied law out of Seton Hall.

Starting with neck ties, bow ties, sport shirts,  and pocket squares LJP uses whimsical patterns so that their customers can express their individuality.  Some of their motifs include eagles, money bags, motor boats, and footballs.  While the pocket squares, bow ties, and printed ties are Hermes silk and made in Italy, the company does keep local roots, as their “skinny” ties are made in Brooklyn.

In a crowded menswear environment where retail space is precious real estate, keep your eyes out for LAZYJACK PRESS.

http://www.lazyjackpress.com

 

Summer Time

Time flies when you’re having fun, so why not spice up your watch game with nylon bands. They come in different colors and will give your old or new watch a different look.

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Fresh n Clean

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Accessories make any suit look that much better. Whatever you choose to wear before you leave the house, make sure it’s effective at projecting your confidence & individuality.