Tying a bow tie can be very intimidating for some people. But this video explains it very clearly without hands getting all in the way.
If you are not a fan of the red, black and green, then you my friend isn’t a Mogul. In fact we may have to revoke your passport and leave you stranded in lame land. For those that know, here is a nice shirt to commemorate one of the greatest groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. However the word on the internets is that the shirt was limited to 20, and it is only being offered in Japan. So if you live in the land of the morning sun, click here. This shirt could be all yours.
With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s by co-opting luxury branding from the likes of Louis Vuitton and MCM and designing original menswear with high-end detail—including exquisite leathers, furs, and skins. First drawing neighborhood hustlers and friends, Dan eventually outfitted rappers and other celebs of the time, such as Eric B & Rakim and Mike Tyson, to name a few. Now, nearly thirty years after entering the clothing game, Dan is plotting his return to the public eye. The reclusive designer recently sat down with Life +Times to discuss his career—alongside childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland—retracing Harlem history in the process.
Everything about Excelsior feels like an oxymoron. It’s a 43,000-square-foot seven-floor superstore with one of the best-edited selections in the world. It’s an undiscovered trove of style gold in Milan, the most fashioncentric city in Europe. Plus, there’s amazing food and wine, all under the same roof as rarely seen grooming products and design-head gadgets.
But the first aspect of Excelsior that catches you by surprise is the building itself, dreamed up by rock-star architect Jean Nouvel, winner of the 2008 Pritzker Prize (i.e., the Pulitzer for architects). You’re walking through a double-vaulted Italian arcade just blocks from the Duomo when—boom—you’re facing a neon-spiked facade sent back in time from 2050. It’s just a tease for what’s inside, all heavenly glow and towering LCD walls lit up by hypnotic videos.
Three floors are for women, but the other four—including both basement levels—are guy heaven. The third floor is style central, with sneaker-freak holy grails, impeccable suiting, and leather goods from Visvim and Balmain. Wallet-friendly brands like Cheap Monday and Stateside players like RRL show up, too. The ground floor is for getting geared up, packed as it is with cutting-edge gadgets, notebooks for the analog set, and enough cologne to crop-dust an entire island nation.
Take the escalators into subterranean territory and you hit a gastro paradise. The mezzanine is a three-part restaurant, including a slow-food bistro. Below that is a grocery store that makes Whole Foods look like a corner bodega, with Grade A produce and the wine equivalents of rare vinyl B sides.
Somehow, despite having a literal acre of space to fill, the plugged-in people behind the scenes at Excelsior have packed it to the brim with can’t-mis s, can’t-find-anywhere-else stuff. Our only real complaint is that the coolest store in the world right now is an ocean away.
A little much for me, but I am sure some of you can dig it.
This line of ties and bow ties covers the full spectrum of sophistication. Any man with style can browse the selection and find something to suit his taste.
Some parents have their undies in a bunch over this bikini onsie by Wild Child brand of the Bon Bébé clothing line. What do you think Moguls?
A nice summer cashmere sweater brings a different splash to your Cool as opposed to the short sleeve polo or seersucker blazer. Do Moguls wear seersucker?
Kenneth Cole $39.99
Pair that sweater with some grey slacks. Grey pants should be a staple in any mans wardrobe.
Banana Republic $69.50
And we all know that brown goes with grey, don’t we?
Cole Haan $198
Moguls,Maison Martin Margiela is coming out with t-shirts that have silk pockets. So I am guess the pocket square we see there goes neatly into the silk pocket? We like the new way to rock a pocket square, but on a t-shirt?