Would you sport a pair Moguls? If so look for them this July.
The latest Lunargrand collection from Cole Haan features Kudu suede leather from British tannery Charles F. Stead. Known for its buttery feel, the Kudu suede leather is unlined on three silhouettes: the LunarGrand Chukka in Camello suede, LunarGrand Penny Tassel in masonry suede, and the LunarGrand Long Wing in a limestone finish.
The collection will be available at Cole Haan’s NYC SoHo, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle locations as well as Concepts (Boston), Dover Street Market Ginza and others.
Usually the game is to be sold not to be told, but it looks like Complex has laid it out for those of you who choose to partake in many women.
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.
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.
So you wanna rock a tie, but you don’t wanna rock a tie. Well then it sounds like what you need is a pocket square Playboy! The pocket square is the staple of every man’s wardrobe that will NEVER go out of style. Sure right now it is enjoying a comeback of sorts for the masses. But real men understand the pocket square never went anywhere.
See the pocket square can add a little color to any suit or blazer, serving the same purpose as a tie. However, unlike a tie, the pocket square won’t have you feeling all boxed up. Your collar can still be unbuttoned, but with the help of your trusty pocket square you will still be ten steps ahead of the average. And Moguls, we are not average.
Do yourself a solid a cop a pocket square this fall.
Procter & Gamble Co. and Eon Productions have teamed on a new James Bond fragrance to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. Fans of the series will appreciate the hints that the James Bond for Men fragrance will bring: ”fresh apple, cardamom, sandalwood and vetiver” with a backbone of lavender, moss and coumarin. The fragrance is set to launch exclusively at Harrods of London on August 15 and nationwide through retailers on September 19.
The 23rd Bond film, “Skyfall,” arrives in theatres this November.
1. This Rolling Stone Cover to Cover DVD set allows your music lover to search over 98,000 pages of the iconic magazine– that’s every issue printed since it’s start in 1967 — Restoration Hardware
2. Every golfer needs this sporty and stylish Lacoste watch to make it to tee-time — Nordstrom
3. This weather-proof, floating speaker is perfect for taking his tunes on the go. Great for boats and pools — Neiman Marcus
4. Help him show off his school pride with a collegiate stamp — FineStationery
5. This personalized leather journal is perfect for a writer — FineStationery
6. Perfect for weekend getaways and stylish enough for business trips, this leather duffel bag by Marc Jacobs is a great gift for a traveling man — Nordstrom
7. The musician in your life will love this personalized stainless steel guitar pic — Etsy seller STuckintheCoop
8. Any grill-master will go ga-ga over this personalized meat brander — Williams and Sonoma
9. This casino-quality poker tournament set would be great for game nights — Restoration Hardware