Thursday, April 30, 2009

I want the blue box too
Who says you can't get anything at Tiffany & Co for yourself. The fact is, they have a great men's collection both in-store and online.

Personally, I've been drooling over this sterling tie bar for a while. It's simple, yet beautiful!
It retails for $75 and would be perfect along with my new Dior tie.

For me...revealed

Sorry for the delay.

OK, so I know I should be saving. But the truth is, I am. I'm saving a lot on these major deals, which I couldn't let pass me by.

Take this scarf. It retails for $425. But I paid $125. It's Band of Outsiders and it's CASHMERE!!

Then there's the Dior tie, which retails for $185. Guess.....I paid $50. That's 72.97% off. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

Finally there's the Paul Smith wallet. This lather beauty --both esthetically and on the inside--retails for $275. I paid $80.

Again, I know that I should not be indulging in these pleasures. But I'm confident that I will get a job soon, and when I do, I will look great with my new accessories at had and neck.

Deals are my kryptonite...It's how I stay Fashion Forward!

New arrivals from Forward just got in some new merchandise yesterday. Their new arrivals include the Band of Outsiders safety pin boat shoe I featured just hours ago.

I love the safety pin idea. Pure genius if you ask me.

Other new arrivals include Acne shoes, RAF by Raf Simons, Want Les Essentiels De La Vie, and more.

I want to ride my bicycle

During my time here in Salt Lake City, I have never really seen the need for a car. The city is fairly small and most places can be reached either by train, bus or even by foot. But an even better means of transportation is that of a bicycle, which is both an eco-friendly alternative and a great form of exercise.

However, I'm not really a fan of the high-speed bike with its bells and whistles. I prefer the toned down and simple bike. My current must have is the MOOF from Areware or the Gary Fisher Simple City.

Simple City 3 M
I wouldn't mind the Goodmorning Technology’s Bike Porter either, which integrates the basket into the handlebars. It's an efficient and trendy 'grandma bike' if I ever saw one.
goomorning-technoloy-bike-porter-02 Goodmorning Technology Bike Porter Bars & Basket
Then finally there's the Freeman Transport bike that can be folded up and carried around. Just in case you feel like walking serves you better than riding your bike...??

I would love to ride a bike to work...But what comes first, the bike or the job?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paul Smith takes on individuality

Paul Smith is launching 'Project 10:Bag' this spring. The idea behind the project is to create something that not only conveys individuality in a world full of mass production, but that is 'somewhat' affordable (but it's Paul Smith we are talking about, so I'm sure "affordable" will still cost someone a pretty penny)

In total he has created 138 different designs, which will be printed on the 'Flight Bag'. There will only be 10 editions to every design and each store will only carry one of each design. The idea is that every customer leaves with something very rare and special.

However, there is a catch. This 'Project 10' bag is only going to be sold in Japan.

Why!?!?!?! I love. No, I want.

Boat shoes never go out of style

Just take your pick. Boat shoes come in all shapes and sizes...and prices. There is one for every taste, so make sure you own a pair!!

Men's Williamson for H&M images are here

Last week a mentioned that H&M is due to launch their men's line under Matthew Williamson. At that time I did not have any images to show you. But thanks to 00o00 I can proudly show some of what's in store May 14th.

These would be a great addition to your casual suit collection. Especially the seersucker ensemble .

Not a bad way to make use of seersucker pants.

I'm loving the floral prints and vibrant colors we are seeing here.

Thanks again 00o00 for being fashion forward.

For me?

A new present came for me today. What could it be...?
There is no time to review now. But I promise to reveal it all later today

My new watch has arrived

It is finally here. I have been waiting for over a month on this Tsovet watch, which I ordered after my last watch mysteriously disappeared. I stayed at home all day to make sure I was there when the UPS truck arrived (again, not much to do when you are unemployed). And now the wait is over, I finally have a reason to put pants in the morning!

I know that for next season we are seeing smaller framed watches and that my watch will no longer be in style. But I've been eying this watch for a loooong time. And when I saw that was having a sale on them, I new my 'time' had arrived; I wasn't going to let this chance get away.

These watches are not only beautiful to look at, but beautifully made, with their Swiss Quartz movement and Italian calf leather. So what more could you ask for. Oh yeah, a 60% discount doesn't hurt either. This watch retails for $425. I paid $175.

There's just something about great deals that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Paul Smith + Barneys = Exclusive

For Fall 09, Paul Smith has created - exclusively for Barneys New York - a new range of suits, separates and shirts for men. The collection will still feature the natty and whimsical aesthetics that is Paul Smith, but with a narrower focus on modern tailoring. In addition, the new line will be called "Exclusive." Original i know;)
click to preview
The best part is that they will be priced 20 to 30 percent lower than the designer’s signature collection. Now that's exciting.

I love Paul Smith, and I love a deal even more!


Spurr of the moment

I really enjoy the formfitting—but not shrunken—tailoring that the former Ralph Lauren PL designer brings to his designs. And although his self named line, Spurr is fairly new (fall 06), he has managed to brew up quite the buzz.

His Spring 09' collection is a combination of sartorial meets street or "Savile Row vs. London street culture" as Simon Spurr describes it. And I truly enjoy the simple, yet luxurious pieces that this collection brings to the table. If anything, it's fashion forward!!

The only thing I would like to see is more online store selling his cloths. The only place that I know of is, and their collection is very limited and does not do the line justice.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Giveaway by Revolve

Revolve Clothing is giving away a silk neck tie to anyone who purchases Howe's Personal Jesus jacket along with its matching trouser! The subtle purple tie makes for a great addition to any mans wardrobe,

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Have I come up short...

I've never really been big into shorts, but I'm still on the lookout for the perfect pair; given the tremendous heat that consumes Utah and the fact that my last purchase didn't pan out.

So what is the perfect pair? I've looked around and compiled some of the styles that I'm liking so far...

"Fitted" is key, and this applies to shorts as well. The shorts can't be to baggy, nor too long.

LOVA is probably my favorite designer these days. Their designs are all made to with ME in mind, and I just loooove LOVA for it. And their shorts are no exception either.

Fashion Forward shorts for everyone!

New arrival is a bust!

I'm pretty disappointed. I had really hoped that these shorts would fit. I had even featured them during the sale. But the fit was totally off.
What I have learned is that either Mar Jacobs runs big, or I've lost a lot of weight during these "harsh, economic times". So what remains is for me to send them back, and start looking around for a new pair

I guess that's best given the circumstances....But i want!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Travel with McQueen

I love to travel. But there is one thing that I've never really invested in and that's good luggage. is having a Alexander McQueen for Samsonite sale this weekend and has some nice pieces available.
Ostrich Upright Rolling
I really enjoyed this leather ostrich roller. But to my disappointment it is SOLD OUT.
Hero Upright Rolling
I'm looking at this brown leather roller too. But I'm not sure if it's a little to edgy for my taste. What do you think?

New arrival

My shorts from Saks finally arrived yesterday, and I can't wait to try them on.

I know, I should be saving right now. But I need something to get me through the hot summers here in Utah. And what better way to do it than in Marc Jacobs Shorts.
I have to run, but I'll update the actual pictures once I try them on later today.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Extra 40% off at Eluxury

Now you can get an extra 40% off all sales items at eluxury. There are some great finds, like this weekender bag from Dior. Original sales price $699. Now $419.
or you can find items like this short sleeve shirt (now $80) SOLD OUT and cardigan (now $126) from Phillip Lim

How about this great leather wallet from Paul Smith (now$80). I've been eying this wallet for a while. I might just have to take a closer look;)

Go check it out for yourself. There are also some great items for mothers day!


A piece of Scandinavia

There are many great sites to shop from, but Tres Bien is the only Scandinavian one that I prefer.
Très Bien Shop
Ok, so maybe I'm being a little biased because of my heritage. But there's no denying their selection. Designers include Band of Outsiders, Our Legacy, Comme de Garcons, Patrick Ervell, Nom De Guerre, and many more.

Check them out!!

And remember, when ordering to the US you wont need to pay sales tax. So take 20% of listed price.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A hint of Spain

I just love these paisley pattern satin-covered leather shoes by Etro.

The colors and paisley patters remind me of old tiled benches in Spain. It's like living my childhood through my shoes....what adventure that would be.

Can I have the shoes...pretty please?

A 'little' venting on my part...

So why is it that Utah is so out of touch with the world...from a fashion perspective that is (Yes, there are many other levels, but that would take up way to much of my time. Plus, there are other bloggers on that task anyway). All I see is the layered polo and pukashell look from Abercrombie & Fitch and all the other brands that resemble it. Or guys that think that tight pants and boat shoes is unique. The pop rocker 'emo' look is not a fashion statement. Look around; it's just another fashion plague that everyone is following. WHERE IS THE STATEMENT IN THAT?

I’m not saying you have to go out and completely change out wardrobe. What you wear is who you are, so you don’t want to completely loose that. I’m just stating that there is always room for improvement. Maybe if you are a sandals guy, switch out your Reefs for a pair of Tim Hamilton's, or if you are a shirt and chinos guy, try more color verses your typical white and tan combo.

And I understand that this is a small state and that we need to give it time. But with the Internet allowing us to see what is out there at all time and events like Sundance Film Festival, which brings in thousands upon thousands of people from all over; we should be able to muster up some stores with a little fashion sense. Yet, we have nothing. Ok, I take it back...there are a few stores that cater to ‘fashion’. However, their take on men’s fashion is True Religion jeans and a Ed Hardy tee. That is not fashion forward...that's a 'tool' in the making!!!
We need to have places that are willing to explore all the great designers that are out there. Those new up- and- coming designers that are waiting to be discover and become the next Karl Lagerfeld and YSL's of the world. We need to step out of the fashion mold that consumes Utah and be willing to bring in fashion that, lets face it, the rest of the world is embracing. We need names like Hyden Yoo, Rachel Comey, and Robert Geller in our stores!

I do want to point out that the fashion stroll is becoming a popular event, which functions as a great tool to help boost and shed light on local designers. However, that being said, their men's collection tends to mostly feature printed tees and torn jeans. WHY!!!???!? I know there's better talent out here!
But in the end it's up to the individual to add a little 'statement' to their wardrobe and with it, hopefully bring about some change in peoples perception of fashion in Utah.

It doesn’t take much to be forward. A little can go a long way…So be Fashion Forward this spring and mix it up!!