In Ami Commes des Garcons Givenchy Hermes Lanvin Maison Martin Margiela Mens Spring/Summer 2015 Review Miharayasuhiro Paris Fashion Week Paul Smith Saint Laurent Paris Thom Browne Umit Benan

The Weekend In Paris: Mens Spring/Summer 2014 Paris Collections Review

Part one of my Paris Mens Spring/Summer 2015 Recap via Instagram: @JacketOptional

The homages, the remixes, the creativity all came out for #parisfashionweek with 60s-70s freedom rock at#saintlaurentparis , slicing and pattern mixing at@miharayasuhiro , uncontrived comfort and ease at@umitbenan and cheeky layering with fun details at@sacaiofficial #menswear #mensfashion #pfw #ysl#miharayasuhiro #umitbenan #sacai

From the extreme tailoring channeling the tin man and the male form by @thombrowneny to the fluid and welcoming colors and prints by @paulsmithdesign, Paris designs have broad ranges of chic#parisfashionweek #pfw #menswear #mensfashion#thombrowne #paulsmith #ss15

Handsome languid menswear shapes tailored with ease and adorned with prints and techniques that continue to push men to find their own voices from@amiparis @hermes @wooyoungmiofficial@lanvinofficial for #ss15 at #parisfashionweek #pfw#menswear #mensfashion #tailoring #hermes#amiparis #wooyoungmi #lanvin

Paris rolls on with the good, the bad ass and no sight of the ugly for #ss15 #parisfashionweek #pfw@givenchyofficial @commedesgarconsofficial@maisonmargiela #junyawatanabe #menswear#mensfashion #givenchy #margiela#commedesgarcons

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In Mens Accessories Mens Bags Mens Fashion Mens footwear Mens Issues Mens Spring/Summer 2015 Review WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

If The Bag Works, Add Some Shoes!: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Spring/Summer 2015 Footwear Preview

It was scoffed at and even joked about when it first gained the moniker of man bag or murse.  However, I dare you to not find a man who needs a bag at some point in their work or even the leisure part of their weekly routine nowadays.  It also goes above and beyond the standard briefcase, backpack, messenger and tote.  Add in elements like degrees of softness, comfort, storage, quality, fabrication and coloring and the standard just doesn't cut it since now men see the myriad of options available to them.  WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have been quite pivotal in supplying great bag options for the style-attuned man with clean and attractive bags the merge luxury with simplicity.  Now for Spring/Summer 2015, apply that same aesthetic to WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie's new line of footwear.

As streamlined and inviting as their bags, WANT Les Essentiels de laVie footwear is a walk into sneakers and dress shoes inspired by the casual laid-back panache of the island of Jamaica.  The brand will start off with two styles The Montorro, a premium Italian leather bias-cut derby-style shoe with a high performance sole and the Lennon, a sporty oxford style sneaker in premium leather and a custom rubber cupsole.  The Montorro will be offered up in black, white, navy, cognac and brown color ways while the Lennon will be featured in white, black, navy, palm green, deep sea and blue coral.  

The Peart brothers, Byron and Dexter, are most certainly onto a winning formula for combining comfort and luxury to great form and fit.  Check out the photos, pick out your favorite colors and start the steady anticipation for WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Spring/Summer 2015.  In the meantime, for current season delectables head on over to the brand's website here.  

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In Accessories Council Auburn Jewelry David and Young Dr Scholl's Esquire Fathers Day Ilori J Fold Jack and Mulligan Mens Accessories Mens Fashion Oliver Peoples Soxxy Vasi Moda Vince Camuto

Get Dad Back In The Game!: Father's Day Top Picks Review from The Accessories Council

Have you even started the mad dash yet?  The scramble?  The perpetual motion of second guessing, what 'iffing', noggin tapping and department store scurrying that always happens around Father's Day? You haven't?  Well you're not alone!  Much like the mens sections in department stores, pharmacies and boutiques, the male customer always gets the short end of the stick (or the back corner of the selling floor).

Well if you haven't noticed by now, a Male Renaissance has been going full swing for the last few years now.  They've become demanding and not complacent to just accept what the women in their lives propose.  With a wider array of products & styles offered and more attention being paid to them in stores, men are gradually coming into their own in regards to voicing what he wants.  Of course, that doesn't make it any easier to decide what to snag for him this Father's Day, or does it?  If there's more to offer then there's more to choose from.  This means that instead of the time-honored 'dad' tie or three pack of dress socks, the options for dad this Father's day suddenly have more depth, range and the 'oh-so-overlooked' cool factor.

Who knows this all too well but the Accessories Council.  Their top Father's Day picks are walks in updated classics, modern notions and those little accents that men have gravitated towards in order to  differentiate their collective roars from the rest of the pride.

Clockwise from top left:  J Fold full grain vegetable tanned Italian leather wallets are a classic need in an updated fashion ( and,  Dr. Scholl's Jason oxford are a nice way to keep him fashion forward and comfy as these are equipped with a velour suede upper, Memory fit foam® and cushy EVA midsole ( and, Oliver Peoples Becket Sunglasses are a classic tortoise in the hands of a modern eyewear expert ( and Vasi Moda gives him just that little accent he needs to freshen up that somber sport coat with their colorful and exquisite silk pocket squares handcrafted in Como, Italy (

Clockwise from top left: Notes like citron, iced gin and lavender never smelled so fresh and clean with this new signature fragrance from Vince Camuto (, Jack + Mulligan have very good-looking and simply cool dopp kits for the traveling man to fit all his grooming needs (I should know; I have one and love it) ( and the style impresarios at Esquire have shirts and ties on the pulse of style to suit the many kinds of men (

The modern man wear hats, but just make it cooler than his dad's.  David & Young offers up some pretty sweet fedoras that serve as the perfect topper for that charismatic outfit or that charismatic guy as well as many handsome hats and scarves.  Celebrities such as Kellan Lutz and Jay Alexander approve.  (

Clockwise from top left: Therapeutic can be stylish!  Such is the case with Soxxy and their Nighthawk Compression Socks that create circulation and reduces selling and muscle soreness all while looking pretty cool with nice colors and designs ( and it's classic but make it his own with Auburn Jewelry customizable sterling silver cufflinks.  Each piece is handcrafted to order.  Be original for him or let him be the wild one with a gift certificate to customize his own pair. (

No need to panic come June 15th.  Peruse these unique selections and others offered by these charismatic brands and make the dads in your life even cooler than he may already be. 

Father's Day is June 15, 2014!

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