At the risk of sounding like a snob, I’ve always looked at Zara with just a touch of skepticism. I know, fast fashion is the name of the game but with it comes an awful lot of wear tonight and toss it tomorrow. READ MORE >
It’s so hot I can’t pretend it’s anything but. Getting around the city is like maneuvering in a blast furnace. Whether you go fast or slow you’re cooked. I’ve taken to carrying a hand towel in my pack do sop up the river of sweat that flows from some unknown source on my head. The challenge is figuring out the coolest possible things to wear besides a thong and a prayer.
Speedos have always been my swim suit of choice. I can still remember dragging my big sister with me to a little boutique just off of Ogunquit beach at 15 to buy my first one in …lemon yellow. Yeah, I was precocious even then. Banana hammock… does that phrase come to mind? Well I had guts then and a fit trim body. I neither have the body or the guts now.READ MORE >
If you tried to distill trends in men’s shoes down to the most commonly favored style it would undoubtedly be sneakers, trainers or Kicks. It’s a sneaker culture we live in now. The sneaker store has become ground zero for everyone everywhere. Though brands abound from very inexpensive to super costly the common denominator in all of them for style bang seems to be sneakers in white. In NYC they are on most feet.READ MORE >
The women’s collections for the past 2 seasons have shifted their gaze to a pant silhouette that’s decidedly full. The skinny legging look for women and regrettably for men may finally be just about played. If you’re built like a stick without a posterior, then it’s all good. But many of us have muscle and flesh that call for a bit of room in a trouser. This season Bottega Veneta Men’s for spring2017 showed a whole collection without a skinny legged trouser in sight.READ MORE >
It’s a heat wave here in NYC and as early as 9 am it’s been staggeringly hot. Short of staying inside a darkened air-conditioned apartment you actually need to plan what to wear that you wont wilt or die in. On the hottest days I don’t reach for tanks or tees but white polos or white button down shirts. Just the look of them says Cool Breeze. There are some great shirts out there that look great any time of the day or night keeping, you cool and looking cool too.READ MORE >
When I was a teenager, my twin sister and I used to fantasize about taking a trip at a moments notice, forcing us from a dull geography class at Groton Junior High to a waiting limo and then off to a secluded runway with a waiting private jet to take us off to Paris or London or Rome… The best part of the fantasy was what we would bring to wear. It couldn’t be things we had but a wardrobe chosen and packed on the way.READ MORE >