Snowed In?

How do you spend your weekends when it starts to snow? It was a lucky coincidence that the weekend NYC got its first wintery mix, the Bearded Dapper Gents decided to have a photo walk in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

photo: Ankara Crowns

photo: Jean Messeroux

photo: Jean Messeroux

photo: Jean Messeroux

Weather like this makes me want to bundle up and drink hot chocolate. New York may not get the blizzards it did a few years ago, but the key to surviving winters out here is to layer up. Since I’ve been wearing a lot of darker colors recently, I wanted to warm things up with some earth tones.

In addition to the basic hat and gloves to keep my head and hands warm, I decided to mix in shades of camel and brown. The dark brown check shirt was a nice contrast to the donegal cardigan sweater. Keeping me warm was the wool / cashmere overcoat and a camo scarf to keep the chill off of my neck.

If you don’t own a coat that you can wear to the office or in a casual setting, now is the time to buy one. Some of your favorite stores have either a 100% wool coat or wool cashmere blend on sale. What are some of your favorites to wear when bad weather hits your area?

Camel overcoat: H&M | Cardigan: Express

Shirt: Nordstrom | Timepiece: TW Steel

Eyewear: Salt | Grooming: Scotch Porter

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Miami getaway


There’s nothing like getting on a plane, and flying the friendly skies. With a much needed break from NYC, Miami was the first place on the list. The Fontainebleau Hotel became my residence for three days, and it lived up to the hype. Whether you play by the pool or play on the beach, the opulence of this area is sure to recharge your batteries. Travelling to Miami, keep it comfortable on the plane, but don’t forget to pack your swimming trunks, sunglasses, and sunscreen.  I can’t tell you what to pack for those South Beach nights, but a nice pair of shoes is a must.

Weekend fashion:

Sneakers: HUGO BOSS


Denim: AG “Graduate”

Hat: H & M

Driving Shoe: Nordstrom 1901

Tailored Upgrade

I can feel the weather getting warmer and warmer.  Get more bang for your buck, with how you tailor and wear your suits.  Find the right tailor, and look as professional as you want to be.

Watch this video for tips on how you can take your suit from your 9-5 and make it your 5-9 look.

Vince Camuto F/W 15′





When people think of Vince Camuto fashion, they typically think about women’s shoes or handbags. Yet, the house of Vince Camuto continues to evolve, with its menswear division leading the growth.

The tailored suiting pieces are a modern fit, and you’re likely to find a variety of textures. The Sportswear line is built strongly on layering pieces, highlighted by vests and leather jackets.  Accessories are a winner as well, as Vince Camuto adds tie bars, cufflinks, and men’s bags to their lineup.  One highlight for me was the split suede leather ombre duffle bag.  If you can’t wait until next Fall to add Vince Camuto to your wardrobe, here are a few sites you can visit.



Travel in style

Weekender bag by HUGO BOSS

Weekender bag by HUGO BOSS

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo





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.



Canali Fall/ Winter 2013 Menswear

With NYFW behind us showcasing fashion for Spring 14′, I thought I would bring you back to the current season. When visiting NYC, visit the new Canali store at 625 Madison Ave.

To view the entire collection visit

Shopping online visit or

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