Gents, are you looking for inspirations for HOW TO layer this Spring season that feels like Winter? I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with one of the doppest men’s fashion blogger in Boston, and to produce an amazing piece on effortlessly transitional menswear. The video above is only a preview. Check out the full editorial by Alexander Ingram of A Boston Blazer (click).
Here’s the shout out to the brands that I am wearing in the video just in case you are curious:
Blazer// Peter Millar
Vest, Shirt, and Trousers// JL Men’s by Jeff Lahens
Sweater// Ben Sherman
Tie// Original Penguin
Bow tie (used as pocket square)// Bandari
Boots// Allen Edmonds
Socks// Happy Socks
Sneakers// Jack Purcell by Converse
I stopped by The Rhode Show on WPRI12 to discuss Transtional Menswear.
Looks curated in the following order:
Military-Inspired Business Casual;
Special thanks to Alton Lane, Uniform Boston, Sault New England, Allen Edmonds, Ball and Buck, scott james, and Reiss.
DAY 2 NIGHT Preppy
DressCode Boston Transitional Men’s Style powered by:
‘47 Harvard Heisman Track Jacket at ROSTER Stores
life/after/denim Maroon Chinos at Uniform Boston
Chambray Shirt, Woven tie, and Nautical Rope Bracelet at SAULT NE
Kala Eyewear at Ball and Buck
Penguin Seersucker Blazer at Uniform Boston
life/after/denim Chinos at Uniform Boston
Allend Edmonds Red Finch Saddle Shoes
Chambray Shirt, Woven Tie, and Vintage Plaid Umbrella at SAULT NE
Don Rock Photo
Models: Ferns Francois (Model Club, Inc.)
A tribute to Bobby From Boston.
I was so proud to see Bobby Garnett on the cover of Inventory Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 issue.
Bobby From Boston - Greatest Men’s Store in America by Esquire Magazine
Mitchell and Ness Red Sox Twill Jacket at ROSTER
V-neck screen-printed tee at SAULT New England
Nautical Rope Bracelet at SAULT New England
Lodge Co. Baxter Belt at BALL and BUCK
Kala Eyewear at BALL and BUCK
Tellason Akara Straight Leg Jeans at BALL and BUCK
Allen Edmonds Green Neuwok Lace-Up
Photographer: Donald Rockhead
Models: Ferns Francois (Model Club, Inc.) and Jeff Fragala (Maggie, Inc.)
Reiss for a Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Preview
by Erin Souza
Photo: MELISSA OSTROW
Jeff Lahens, men’s style curator at DressCode Boston
The man who styled the evening’s male models could have walked the runway himself. He wore a Reiss two-button suit and coral scarf with pieces from his own closet, including a Misura shirt of his own design, Allen Edmonds boots, and his favorite vintage glasses.
Jeff has a true appreciation for the classics: “I always admired the way my dad and my uncles dressed.”
His style in a handful of words? Personal, functional, effortless, uplifting, trend-proof, and dress-code-appropriate.
This designer and stylist’s list of spring staples includes reliable V-neck tees, pastel linen scarves, layering pieces like cardigans, and Tretorn shoes.
Any Given Day: Boston by Men’s Style Curator Jeff Lahens at Boston Fashion Week 2011 ALSO featured the BEST looks available at premium men’s stores in Boston: Uniform Boston, Ball and Buck, Drinkwater’s Cambridge, and Bobby from Boston. Men’s furnishings included shoes and belts by Allen Edmonds, Goorin Brothers hats, Randolph Engineering sunglasses, and Happy Socks.
Thank you to Dynasty Models and Maggie, Inc.
Thank you Hogger & Co for capturing this phenomenal moment for the Boston menswear community. http://www.hoggerandco.com
Special thanks to http://avnifashion.com/
Any Given Day: Boston by Jeff Lahens at The Tent at Boston Fashion Week 2011 featuring
Drinkwater’s Cambridge – A key resource for appropriate casual dressing for the mature gentleman and men who are looking to bring back the business in Business Casual.
Ball and Buck - A hunting-inspired ‘Made in the USA’ clothing brand. To the question many men ask: Style or substance? “If you were to pack your ‘last suitcase’ we would want everything in it to come from B&B—what would you want in it, style or substance?” – Mark Bollman, Founder.
Uniform Boston - “it’s all about u.” A men’s store for contemporary lifestyle clothing…or for effortless stylish looks.
Bobby from Boston - No1 Greatest Men’s Store in America by Esquire Magazine in 2011 “because he [Bobby] does it better than anyone else.”
JL Men’s - Jeff Lahens’ new collection of versatile vintage-inspired sportwear for upscale and smart dressing…designed to elevate a man’s style while remaining true to self.
Randolph Engineering - Fun, Confident, Smart, and Classic eyewear made in Randolph, MA. US Military and Air Forces approved sunglasses.
Business suit restyled for a non-traditional groom look
Featured above an in the code look for a non-traditional wedding attire:
- 3-piece Genuine Bespoke pinstripe suit designed 3 years ago as a business suit. It was restyled for a dashing groom look, but with only the vest and pants.
- Cotton/Linen jacket by Scotch & Soda available at Uniform Boston
- Cotton/Linen ECC’s Misura hand-stitched shirt
- Slim tie by Alfani
- Allen Edmonds’ Strawfut - brown calf and linen allow air to flow throughout the shoe, keeping the feet cool and comfortable during hot summer days.
- BTW file under Black-Tie Optional and Spring Evening Wedding.
Photography by Tracy Aiguier