I had the pleasure of featuring Boston best men’s shops in The Man Issue of The Improper Bostonian.
The looks were inspired by Classic British Gentlemen. The styles range from Smart Casual to Elegant Formal.
My objectives were to show by assembling affordable and high-end pieces that style is not a price tag or a label, and to create the most effortlessly stylish and inspiring looks.
Click this photo and enjoy styles that will perform, have utility, are functional, and powered by the following Boston men’s retailers:
34 Newbury St., Boston | 617-536-1001 | alanbilzerian.com
36 Newbury St., Boston | 617-247-3363 | allenedmonds.com
Ball and Buck
144 Newbury St., Boston | 617-262-1776 | ballandbuck.com
Bobby From Boston
19 Thayer St., Boston | 617-423-9299
6 Clearway St., Boston | bdgastore.com
2067 Mass. Ave., Cambridge | 617-547-2067 | drinkwaterscambridge.com
324 Newbury St., Boston | 617-536-1949 | gant.com
450 Washington St., Boston | 617-357-3000 | macys.com
1211 Centre St., Newton | 617-969-4540 | mrsid.com
Copley Place, Boston | 617-536-3660 | neimanmarcus.com
24 School St., Suite 500, Boston | 617-286-6135 | 9tailors.com
1210 Mass. Ave., Cambridge | 617-491-2654 | oonasboston.com
132 Newbury St., Boston | 617-262-5800 | reiss.com
765 Centre St., Jamaica Plain |617-522-5047 | salmagundiboston.com
888-830-2905 | sirjacks.com
Twentieth Century Limited
73 Charles St., Boston | 617-742-1031 | boston-vintagejewelry.com
511 Tremont St., Boston | 617-247-2360 | uniformboston.com
216 Newbury St., Boston | 617-247-2020 | wellesleyoptical.com
The Grey is the most versatile suit color in the transitional menswear category.
Brown leather jacket at Bobby from Boston
v-neck T’s by Alternative at Sault New England
Grey Plaid pants by Ben Sherman
Moccasins by Rancourt & Co at Ball and Buck
Model Gusteavo in Business:
Grey stripe suit by Ben Sherman
Blue stripe shirt by Reiss
Organge/blue tie by Reiss
Merlot shoes by Allen Edmond’s
Holiday-themed socks by Happy Socks at Uniform Boston
Mode James in Elegant Casual/Business Casual:
Mustard cardigan by Scotch and Soda at Uniform Boston
V-neck T’s by Alternative at Sault New England
Dark blue Jeans by Levis at Uniform Boston
Grey/Brown Saddle shoes by Walkover at Ball and Buck
Model JR in Formal:
Sharkskin Grey Suit by Ben Sherman
White Shirt by Reiss
Navy Bow tie by Reiss
Black shoes by Allen Edmonds
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.
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.
Join DressCode Boston
For the Preview of REISS Men’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection
Thursday, March 1st, 7-10pm at Reiss Boutique, 132 Newbury Street Boston. Enjoy an exclusive 20% in-store discount and prizes - one night only!
Also featuring Boldfacers Red Frame photography, REISS Women’s SS12 presenting by Renata Certo-Ware www.scorpiondisco.com, Photography exhibited by Mitch Weiss http://mitchweiss.com, Music by DJ enø, and Cocktails courtesy of BULLDOG Gin.