tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-75607561146236406822013-04-19T06:00:15.039-07:00Vincent's Fashion Tip Of The DayVincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.comBlogger463125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-16097324534674754252013-04-19T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-19T06:00:15.054-07:00TankTop Nation<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r9wc6HhU1Fc/UWry75NnGQI/AAAAAAAADGc/mHl57pPDycU/s1600/lookbook.nu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r9wc6HhU1Fc/UWry75NnGQI/AAAAAAAADGc/mHl57pPDycU/s1600/lookbook.nu.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Graphic tees have always been in style. They are a true hipster standard garment. Now the graphic tank-top is beginning to make some noise. Perfect for hot summer nights with a sport coat. Take it off and show off your beautifully sculpted arms and shoulders for best results. The graphic tank-top; the pick-up garment! Photo Source: <a href="http://lookbook.nu/">lookbook</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-92189196829117546112013-04-18T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-18T06:00:16.951-07:00The Comeback Shoe<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wGVLF2PoKWw/UWr0LYSbpgI/AAAAAAAADG8/eXxGPKAHO98/s1600/swagtrooper.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wGVLF2PoKWw/UWr0LYSbpgI/AAAAAAAADG8/eXxGPKAHO98/s1600/swagtrooper.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">The tassel loafer is back! If you happen to be a preppy dresser, the loafer - tassel or not - never went out of style, however for all other types the loafer is trending hard this year. I happen to adore the Dino Certo ones we carry at <a href="http://www.sydevore.com/">Sy Devore</a> but there are many other designers in various price points that are jumping on the tassel loafer bandwagon, so there is no excuse for not getting a pair. Perfect sock-less and a pair of khakis. Get your loaf on today. I am! Photo Source: <a href="http://swagtrooper.tumblr.com/">swagtrooper</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-23493720557758573542013-04-17T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-17T06:00:13.215-07:00On Or Off<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-on4MsRETjbc/UWrzOFfXbLI/AAAAAAAADGk/mClTcrWf3PQ/s1600/meandmybentley.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-on4MsRETjbc/UWrzOFfXbLI/AAAAAAAADGk/mClTcrWf3PQ/s1600/meandmybentley.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">A sweater is not a scarf so there's no need to drape it. Either wear it or don't wear it. Sweaters are great layering pieces when the weather is unpredictable or for cool nights. Makes total sense to want to take off your sweater at some point. If you choose to take it off, you can leave it in the car, check it at the coat check, drape it over your chair just don't use it a scarf, it isn't one!&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Disclaimer: If you happen to be in Italy or France, it is acceptable to commit this fashion crime. Photo Source: <a href="http://meandmybentley.tumblr.com/">meandmybentley</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-968809764054505312013-04-16T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-16T06:00:01.255-07:00Seersucker Dark<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-flQpQF7PTfc/UWsu9qRmg1I/AAAAAAAADHs/zMw3kjl05YI/s1600/bonobos.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-flQpQF7PTfc/UWsu9qRmg1I/AAAAAAAADHs/zMw3kjl05YI/s1600/bonobos.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Dark navy for the summer. The seersucker suit is synonymous with summer wear. Usually in the lighter colors like mint green and powder blue however, this year we have the dark seersucker suit trending. Pair it with white shirt and tie plus white bucks and enjoy your dark summer look. Bonobos makes an inexpensive version. Let it be known that I am not familiar with the fit and fabric selection of Bonobos so I am endorsing the look but not the brand. Photo Source: <a href="http://www.bonobos.com/">bonobos</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-5220813492663306542013-04-15T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-15T09:44:41.809-07:00Sweat It Out<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-if2MmKt_S04/UV-YO_mDrYI/AAAAAAAADFc/ui0cFb8XMwE/s1600/Dolce+&amp;+Gabbana+Spring-styleexaminer+Gym+Range+(8).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="455" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-if2MmKt_S04/UV-YO_mDrYI/AAAAAAAADFc/ui0cFb8XMwE/s640/Dolce+&amp;+Gabbana+Spring-styleexaminer+Gym+Range+(8).jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Dolce and Gabbana has created a new line of active wear inspired by the boxing gear of the 50's and 40's. All based on sweat pants and sweat shirts with a slight twist. Loving the use of sweat material for gym wear. I find it sexy and masculine while at the same time the perfect fabric for a good old sweat! After all isn't that the point of working out? No need to look cute, just get into and get sweaty. Shed those unwanted lbs.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">BTW don't worry about having to buy the Dolce and Gabbana brand with its astronomical pricing to get the look, what is great about this trend is that you can do it yourself by cutting off some old sweat garments. Get creative and save some coins while keeping it current! Photo Source: <a href="http://www.thestyleexaminer.com/">styleexaminer</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-58685965127935279562013-04-13T06:00:00.001-07:002013-04-13T06:00:06.891-07:00NO!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HAf2m8y5cIA/UWjjwLXteII/AAAAAAAADGE/tZUAS1QNH9w/s1600/lazaro-arbos-aceshowbiz.party-05.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HAf2m8y5cIA/UWjjwLXteII/AAAAAAAADGE/tZUAS1QNH9w/s640/lazaro-arbos-aceshowbiz.party-05.jpg" width="401" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">NO! Thursday saw the end of Lazaro Arbos on American Idol and the highly anticipated end to the fashion catastrophe that week after week Cuban Lazaro subjected us to. Not once did he get it right. I can go on about his choice of 80's-color-explosion garments that would work well on a thinner more athletic-built guy, but I won't. I will just comment on the fit of his clothes. Sweet Lazaro happens to be a little bottom heavy and week after week he emphasized his butt and thighs by wearing too tight pants - either white, bright color or pattern - and cropped jacket or tucked in shirts with suspenders which only made him look worst. I know America looooved Lazaro and I can only hope they were not feeling that love based on his look, cause that would make our nation's fashion sense quite alarming. I chose the most flattering photo of Lazaro I could find since I knew I had some less than flattering words for my fellow Cuban. Sorry Lazaro, is a NO! Photo Source: aceshowbiz</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-6045131147471283492013-04-13T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-13T06:00:07.887-07:00YES!<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AyhOkgHTUzs/UWjkDCIjymI/AAAAAAAADGM/r-sHAvpPr14/s1600/ryan-seacrest-aceshowbiz.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AyhOkgHTUzs/UWjkDCIjymI/AAAAAAAADGM/r-sHAvpPr14/s640/ryan-seacrest-aceshowbiz.jpg" width="467" /></a>&nbsp;</div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">YES for Ryan Seacrest. Even in an unflattering photo, Ryan Seacrest gets points for being well dressed. I believe he is the best dressed man on TV today. Whether I like his fashion choices or not, Ryan Seacrest always manages to be well put together, properly tailored, age appropriate and current. Following in the footsteps of his predecessor Dick Clark, Ryan has managed to create TV production empire in Hollywood while looking his very best doing it. Kudos to Seacrest; especially on his personal style. Oh YES!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Photo Source: <a href="http://www.aceshowbiz.com/">aceshowbiz</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-87350360440256780192013-04-12T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-12T06:00:07.103-07:00Floppy Bow-Tie<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ysv-7SvTKl8/UV-Z5c3u-eI/AAAAAAAADF0/n8YbnEpisxA/s1600/lylaandblu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ysv-7SvTKl8/UV-Z5c3u-eI/AAAAAAAADF0/n8YbnEpisxA/s640/lylaandblu.jpg" width="456" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">We have established that the self made bow-tie is never a perfect tie. Given that premise I introduce you to the option of the floppy bow-tie. Basically give it extra length prior to tying and allow for the ends to flop down without having to tightening them up for a stricter look. This tie option is best suited for&nbsp; a more romantic look.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Photo Source: <a href="http://www.lylaandblu.com/">lylaandblu</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-86261155119376533372013-04-11T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-11T06:00:02.079-07:00Shaved And Bearded<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GYFPl1rGxnA/UV-Y7KdD29I/AAAAAAAADFk/ElmgbmDSQ54/s1600/imperiumbarbatus.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GYFPl1rGxnA/UV-Y7KdD29I/AAAAAAAADFk/ElmgbmDSQ54/s1600/imperiumbarbatus.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Finding balance is so challenging - writing an entire post on it in the weeks to come, wait for it. However when you strike the right balance is fierce. Normally a beard is best suited for guys with hair, maybe even a little on the longer side. But here is a great example of the perfect balance between shaved head and full beard. The broad jaw line and oval head shape helps tremendously in this case. I live in LA and I see a lot of shaved heads and beards going around and is not always a hit, but every once in a&nbsp; while I see one that works. Remember always consult your mirror and be willing to see the truth. If you look good and you feel good, do it! Photo Source: <a href="http://imperiumbarbatus.tumblr.com/">imperiumbarbatus</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-61254453153948841922013-04-10T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-10T06:00:12.696-07:00Keeping It Simple<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E5dsKVwGnx4/UVEMCdYXeVI/AAAAAAAADBo/Vxd3AFTGIFk/s1600/menstyke1whiteshirtcasual.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E5dsKVwGnx4/UVEMCdYXeVI/AAAAAAAADBo/Vxd3AFTGIFk/s1600/menstyke1whiteshirtcasual.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">White shirt, blue pants, brown belt, brown shoes. keeping it simple can be so striking. An easy look that requires no thinking and produces great results. Try it sometime.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Photo Source: <a href="http://menstyle1.com/">menstyle1</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-53355016400180453602013-04-09T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-09T15:41:13.297-07:00Whiskey<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DuT5hjD93os/UV-U4BKeT5I/AAAAAAAADFM/ik647gRC7U4/s1600/berluti-whiskeycolor-notyouraveragegentleman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DuT5hjD93os/UV-U4BKeT5I/AAAAAAAADFM/ik647gRC7U4/s640/berluti-whiskeycolor-notyouraveragegentleman.jpg" width="478" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">There's a new shade of brown that is making a lot of noise in the fashion world this season. Whiskey;&nbsp; a more caramel, amber tone of brown that is almost golden as evident here by this Berluti creation. Perfect color shoe to pair up with navy and/or all tones of gray suits. Also stunning against a white suit or pastel color slacks. Though black shoes are definitely making a comeback - and we will see a lot of black shoes come Fall - the whiskey color shoe is definitely here to stay for a long while. Get a pair! Photo Source: <a href="http://notyouraveragegentleman.tumblr.com/">notyouraveragegentleman</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-8155609711590184992013-04-08T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-08T06:00:06.285-07:00LA Style<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ey82nia9ojI/UVEL3Tmwz-I/AAAAAAAADBg/pm2zHo-uyo0/s1600/1d6a69cc3e7cd89b85d87e2c0d461a7b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ey82nia9ojI/UVEL3Tmwz-I/AAAAAAAADBg/pm2zHo-uyo0/s1600/1d6a69cc3e7cd89b85d87e2c0d461a7b.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">You heard it before. The LA style they call it. You know that laid back, sort of scruffy with a little rocker edge, skinny jeans, and t-shirt, weathered boots year round. In Hollywood to be a star, may or may not happen, but the looks that says I'm an artist and I won't sell out...... Trendy by definition but not trying to be, it happens automatically. Usually a trend setter. You know that look? That's the LA style and it's catching on world wide! Available in all ages. Photo Source: <a href="http://mensfashionworld.tumblr.com/">mensfashionworld</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-80545297852831960672013-04-06T06:00:00.001-07:002013-04-06T07:43:18.652-07:00YES<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s8GxUuis8ec/UV7wCVy8lmI/AAAAAAAADE8/d4qKsTN1XUs/s1600/jason-sudeikis-filmmagic.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s8GxUuis8ec/UV7wCVy8lmI/AAAAAAAADE8/d4qKsTN1XUs/s1600/jason-sudeikis-filmmagic.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">YES! Jason Sudeikis you got it going on with your casual I'm-a-regular-guy-who's-cool look. I like it. Love the 80's inspired neon green kicks. You go with your bad self. Love the fit of everything you're wearing also. Understated with a little edge. Many points from me Jason. I have to say this is a pleasant surprise. It is a YES!Photo Source: filmmagic</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-69685366756243778222013-04-06T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-06T06:00:01.447-07:00NO<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5y5Gn1Xwgug/UV7vtYTwNdI/AAAAAAAADE0/kTUfmRa7-Zo/s1600/kate-middleton-prince+william-timmrooke_rexusa.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5y5Gn1Xwgug/UV7vtYTwNdI/AAAAAAAADE0/kTUfmRa7-Zo/s640/kate-middleton-prince+william-timmrooke_rexusa.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">NO! OK this could be perceived as mean, but it is absolutely not my intention to be mean, however.......what the hell: Prince William? No mirrors in your palace? Not only are you a prince, but don't you have a little money also? Enough money to maybe find a hairdresser that can help you with your thinning hair issue? A hat? I don't know. Something? Anything? Nothing wrong with the conservative suit and tie combo but that hair! Ouch!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">In any case, I am stll a fan, I adored your Mom, cute wife, I'm going to stay on your side but I would love to see you take care of the follicle situation, please! So for today is a NO! Photo Source: rexusa</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-75239848414069572922013-04-05T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-05T07:52:51.422-07:00Let It Grow<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eYjujKd_fi0/UV5Rs0NMSII/AAAAAAAADEk/1_ZvM0G_Aq0/s1600/tumblr_mel25blvaJ1qlauz4o1_500.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eYjujKd_fi0/UV5Rs0NMSII/AAAAAAAADEk/1_ZvM0G_Aq0/s1600/tumblr_mel25blvaJ1qlauz4o1_500.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Want to let your hair grow long? Then just let it grow wild. Don't wash it more than once a week or less. Trim the sides and the ends - it avoids split ends - every couple of months so as to maintain a semblance of order but allow your hair to grow wild. There's something sexy and honest about hair that is not "manufactured" - perfectly cut and styled to always look done. HATE that! Be real, be raw, be you. Let it go and let it grow!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">I would encourage you to let the beard grow too IF you are able to grow a full beard.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Disclaimer: If you happen to have stubby or tightly curled hair, this suggestion is not for you. This is for men with straight hair only. Photo Source: <a href="http://swagtrooper.tumblr.com/">swagtrooper</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-22199597798563750432013-04-04T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-04T06:00:01.964-07:00Ready For The Blues<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wppguu4pvQs/UVEMWb2WqJI/AAAAAAAADB4/d9xL9b2itRw/s1600/swagtrooper.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wppguu4pvQs/UVEMWb2WqJI/AAAAAAAADB4/d9xL9b2itRw/s640/swagtrooper.jpg" width="469" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">You know summer is just around the corner when you start to see garments in lighter shades of blue popping up everywhere. What better garment for light blue than a cotton sport coat. Blue is one of those colors that makes you feel sexy in a sweet way. Besides blue matches with almost every color of the rainbow and looks good on most everyone. So be happy for the summer blues! Photo Source: <a href="http://swagtrooper.tumblr.com/">swagtrooper</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-23314032278704395602013-04-03T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-03T06:00:07.661-07:00What Came First?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O8VJmplUf4k/UVoxBwR9OvI/AAAAAAAADEU/I0rq8NnPpUE/s1600/mad-men-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O8VJmplUf4k/UVoxBwR9OvI/AAAAAAAADEU/I0rq8NnPpUE/s640/mad-men-2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">No doubt that fitted suits are on trend and have been for quite a while now. What used to be considered something your father would wear, is now the preferred look of the hip twenty-something crowd.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">So; is Mad Men responsible for this trend?</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">No doubt that since its premiere in 2007, the TV show Mad Men - which takes place in the advertising world of NY city in the 1960's -&nbsp; has featured the trim suit as not just a wearable piece of clothing for a younger generation of men, but as the look de riguer.&nbsp; Suddenly the suit was trim and sexy and gave young men and air of power and sophistication without feeling stuffy or boring. It took the suit out of the closet - pun intended - and on to the backs of the twenty-something crowd. </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Coincidentally - or not - right around the time Mad Men was gaining in popularity, fashion ads for men started featuring trim suits. Now trim suits were not just available by the major designers in the more affluent department stores like Saks Fifth Ave or Barneys, stores like Zara and H&amp;M were expanding their suit inventory to accommodate the needs of their not-so-rich and younger clientele. Eventually even Banana Republic teamed up with Katherine Jane Bryant - costume designer for Mad Men - for a line of Mad Men inspired clothing.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">No longer just something you would wear on a special occasion or as attire requirement for certain jobs, suddenly the suit became hip and young guys from all walks of life wanted to dress in suits.&nbsp; </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Was Mad Men the precursor for the trim suit trend? </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Maybe, not really sure. Hollywood and the fashion world have always traveled theses paths hand in hand and the lines of who or what came first have often been blurred. One always feeds the other. In any case I am glad that the suit is once again hip and young men want to be seen wearing them. It makes for a much nicer visual. Don't you agree?</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Photo Source: googleimages</span><br /><br />VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-79764856266765388102013-04-02T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-02T06:00:04.662-07:00Retro Gruff<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4jIQpjs-mE4/UVEMhuXDLjI/AAAAAAAADCA/FH57MKgKRJg/s1600/thestyledivision00.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4jIQpjs-mE4/UVEMhuXDLjI/AAAAAAAADCA/FH57MKgKRJg/s1600/thestyledivision00.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">I keep thinking of that song:</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">I've been working on the railroad...........</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">You know which song I mean? Every time I start to write about this new denim and flannel with beards, very casual and a little gruff trend, I hear that song in my head. I happen to love the trend and sport it myself. There's something retro-masculine and sexy about this rough and tough railroad-workers-of-yesteryear's look that I really enjoy. It is a welcome option to the very crisp and tidy, well-put-together Mad Men suit and tie retro look that is also trending hard these days - more on that subject later on this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Today I give you this new leather suspender with a one band claw-hook on the back making it just clever enough to be different without being obnoxious or overly designed. I'm really feeling, not just the look, but the suspender as well.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Photo Source: thestyledivision</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-73864321854292570332013-04-01T06:00:00.000-07:002013-04-01T06:00:14.055-07:00Perfectly Imperfect<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FwECFi6oltc/UVkIHHkphnI/AAAAAAAADEE/ylwx-opUsk4/s1600/thevintalogist-bowtieimperfection.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FwECFi6oltc/UVkIHHkphnI/AAAAAAAADEE/ylwx-opUsk4/s1600/thevintalogist-bowtieimperfection.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">The art of the perfect bow-tie lies in its imperfection. When a bow-tie is perfectly balanced and tied evenly it is normally a pre-tied, machine assembled bow-tie. When tying a bow-tie from just a strip of stitched fabric, the result will always be slightly imperfect. And it is then that you know it is a self tied bow-tie. Have patience when tying it - it will take various tries; see <a href="http://vincentisms.blogspot.com/2011/02/bow-tie-101.html">Bow-Tie 101</a> - but never strive for perfection. The well dressed gentleman will always get it imperfectly right and wear it proudly since there is a sort of cache to the self tied bow-tie. Photo Source: <a href="http://thevintalogist.blogspot.com/">thevintalogist</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-88980059866940820902013-03-30T06:00:00.001-07:002013-03-30T06:00:03.664-07:00NO!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mKPR8b_8czI/UVOL4jGAhzI/AAAAAAAADCg/G-LoLI-D4iQ/s1600/FloRida-jpg_wireimage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mKPR8b_8czI/UVOL4jGAhzI/AAAAAAAADCg/G-LoLI-D4iQ/s1600/FloRida-jpg_wireimage.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Oh Hell NO! What is Flo Rida doing? He looks like an orderly who just got fired and in an effort to be cool and save money on buying clothes just slashed off the bottom of his uniform pants. He looks like an over grown baby. He looks like a ghetto Mr. Frosty. OK I'm done. I hope that the photo speaks for itself. Sorry Flo Rida this is a big NO!&nbsp; Photo Source: wireimages</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-79337777429223404462013-03-30T06:00:00.000-07:002013-03-30T06:00:07.145-07:00YES!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gc6J3r4FONw/UVWvj9mwjmI/AAAAAAAADD0/TKUroE6FvyI/s1600/ryan-reynolds-startraks.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gc6J3r4FONw/UVWvj9mwjmI/AAAAAAAADD0/TKUroE6FvyI/s640/ryan-reynolds-startraks.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Yes Ryan Reynolds you got it going on! It is not often that we see light color slacks - in this case yellow chinos; even more rare - paired with a dark color top. Ryan turned it out coming out of Burger King in NY city with this&nbsp; simple, easy, doable combo. It ain't nothing more than a light gray Henley shirt under a charcoal cardigan and navy coat over yellow chinos. Throw in amber sunglasses and can you say SUPERSTAR? Cause I sure can. Loving this Ryan. It is definitely a YES! Photo Source: startraks</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-50441553655085329512013-03-29T06:00:00.000-07:002013-03-29T06:00:04.332-07:00Easter Sunday's Best<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qTEPDOgbhZc/UVELGFmwiyI/AAAAAAAADBA/WxOks8ooFCs/s1600/crossigislandcoolife.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qTEPDOgbhZc/UVELGFmwiyI/AAAAAAAADBA/WxOks8ooFCs/s1600/crossigislandcoolife.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Take a cue from this young man's fashion page and follow his lead this Easter Sunday. You are never too young to be stylish and chic as evident by this very well put together youngster. Blue seersucker suit with pink shirt, green bow-tie and white sock-less bucks, tie it all up with a little flower boutonniere and you just hit a fashion home run. My parents always dressed me up as&nbsp; a child - especially on Easter Sunday - so this photo was sort of a trip down memory lane. Happy Easter! Photo Source: <a href="http://crossigislandcoolife.tumblr.com/">crossigislandcoolife</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-35673510959892100512013-03-28T06:00:00.000-07:002013-03-28T06:00:03.434-07:00Dressing Up Denim<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qgUTsAIeRWI/UVELtrAaynI/AAAAAAAADBY/Lz50u4siNGk/s1600/jeanassportcoat-menstyle1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qgUTsAIeRWI/UVELtrAaynI/AAAAAAAADBY/Lz50u4siNGk/s640/jeanassportcoat-menstyle1.jpg" width="568" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">So sometimes I feel like dressing up but not necessarily wanting to wear a sport coat. I have found the solution. Treat your denim jacket like a sport coat down to the pocket square. Dress shirt, tie, vest and even a pair of dress slacks to complete the look. This will create that perfect marriage between casual and dressy that can be so fresh when done well. As always, make sure the fit is on point and that there is no excess fabric on any of the pieces. They should all be hugging your body. Photo Source: menstyle1</span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-38528471650526813052013-03-27T06:00:00.001-07:002013-03-27T06:00:14.583-07:00Red Penguin<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-95PLIvS7lgI/UVEMNCcvbfI/AAAAAAAADBw/cHLtyof6YtI/s1600/original-penguin-a-gentlemans-row.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-95PLIvS7lgI/UVEMNCcvbfI/AAAAAAAADBw/cHLtyof6YtI/s1600/original-penguin-a-gentlemans-row.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">A classic is never out of style and Penguin is as close to a classic as it gets. If you have your Penguin polo-shirts stacked away, bring them out. If you never had one, this is the year to get at least one. I'm featuring red this week in honor of Marriage Equality. So get a red Penguin polo-shirt, support a very deserving cause and look great doing it. Photo Source: <a href="http://dapperdean.tumblr.com/">dapperdean</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7560756114623640682.post-11009054095997390872013-03-26T06:00:00.000-07:002013-03-26T06:00:00.081-07:00Fashion Or Costume?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wSBpv-fMXGw/UVELR3VLDDI/AAAAAAAADBI/vb371YNHT1w/s1600/dapperdean-fashion_costume.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wSBpv-fMXGw/UVELR3VLDDI/AAAAAAAADBI/vb371YNHT1w/s640/dapperdean-fashion_costume.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">So where do we draw the line with fashion? At what point does it become costume?&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif;">Well here is a perfect example. Take this gentleman - and by the way he's dressed the gentleman label fits - he looks like a day player out of Central Casting for a 1920's film. Take away the walking stick, that thing over the shoes - can anyone tell me what that is called please? - the chain time piece, release&nbsp; the hem about two inches and he's just a well dressed man. I just don't see the need for the embellishments that make it period costume rather than current fashion. Do you? Photo Source: <a href="http://dapperdean.tumblr.com/">dapperdean</a></span>VincentsPOVhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01595809050884691102noreply@blogger.com2