Category: Style

It’s happening!

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Sorry my mistake. If you put in 250$ worth of items you will get a $50 coupon which comes out to 20% off and not 30%. Still a pretty decent deal if you need to get a few pairs of pants.

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Bonobos, my favorite maker of pants for men, is blowing out their whole site at 30% 20% off if you spend $250. These guys typically have sales like this but always on last seasons merchandise, never on their current line, and always in a size that isn’t yours. At $88 their washed chinos are expensive to me and I typically won’t buy them. However with the 30% 20% off they’re now worth the price if you need to buy a few pairs.

I love these pants because they fit perfectly in the ass, legs, and just the right amount of taper down into the ankle. This is great for me because I like to work out so my legs are Godzillas! Most brands out there I have to take in the waist and taper in the legs. Not so with Bonobos straight leg. The patterned pockets are a great bit of flair as well.

What if I’m not jacked like the Brothority? Fear not they have a slim tailored line.

My go to standard colors are the following.

Khakis

When I’m lazy these are my go to. Throw em on with a dark blue v-neck, boat shoes, canvas belt, and you’re good to go.

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Jet Blues

I’ll use these when I put on a collar. I’ll usually pair it with a red or lighter colored shirt to contrast off the dark blue.

Jet Blues

Grey Dogs

I like these with my dark colored shirts since it’s a good contrast as well.

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Stone Cutters

I love light colored pants. Pair them with a dark shirt, brown shoes, and a brown belt and you’re now the Brothority. Even better put on a navy/brown blazer and make them drool.

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Keep on truckin

 

A great jacket for the Spring that can be done up smartly to take you anywhere.  What makes this outfit great to me is the fit. Everything is nice and streamlined. Nothing is baggy.trucker_jacket

 

This is how you don’t want it to look.

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The Navy Blazer

If you don’t like wearing suits because they are too stuffy and you don’t want to look like a total dicknose… then the navy blazer is for you. This jacket will be one of the most versatile things you have in your wardrobe. They can be paired with slacks, jeans, chinos, and even t-shirts( I cringed when I wrote that).

My preference for a navy blazer is white, off white, or gray pants.

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This bro below is doing a good job of rocking it. Everything fits well and nothing is loose or baggy. If I’m going to wear jeans with the blazer I’ll make sure they are a dark rinse.

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This last picture is the look you want to avoid. Or as some like to say… “The 80’s stand up comedian effect”. This is the shit I see Downtown San Diego where I just want to punch babies.

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1. The jacket is to long and not tailored at all. He looks like he’s swimming in it. This is a far cry from the Bond we know on the big screen

2. The shirt offers no contrast to the jacket making him look extremely pale.

3. Bootcut jeans… I don’t think I need to even say anything about that. If you’re going to wear jeans with a blazer they should be fit not have a bunch of shit pooling around your ankles. Get your shit to a tailor and ask them to keep the original hem.

Casual Style

Just because you’re relaxing on the weekend doesn’t mean you need to look like a slob.

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This Bro certainly isn’t over dressed but I guarantee you drop him into a afternoon BBQ or dive bar he’ll probably be one of the best dressed there. It looks completely casual but still stylish.

To attain this look simply ditch your jeans and get some chinos. Chino’s now aren’t what you expect from 9-5 cubicle work wear. Some of my favorites are from JCrew and Dockers. They’re cut slim but not hipster scum slim.

Dockers Alpha Khakis – $69

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J Crew Chino in Urban Slim Fit – $75

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If your name isn’t Steve Jobs then ditch your running shoes and find yourself a white canvas shoe. Yea I know it’s winter but I’m in San Diego. I have no idea what that word is.  personally prefer a slim and sleek shoe.

Adidas Seeley – $60

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Banana Republic V-Neck Sweater – $69.50

If you’re signed up for their newsletter at least once every two weeks you’ll get a 40% off coupon.

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There you go. Now you don’t look like that Bro! Remember you can buy all these clothes and wonder why you still look sloppy. Most likely you’re buying clothes too big. These clothes shouldn’t be skin tight but also not baggy.

 

 

 

The Peacoat

This is by far my favorite style of jacket. It keeps you incredibly warm and has this great classically rugged look. Plus you can pop your collar on it without looking like a douchebag.

The Peacoat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Bond Billy Reid Peacoat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find peacoats at a military surplus store for as little as a $100. Currently Banana Republic and JCrew both got a pretty good sale going on right now for them as well. Finding your size online will be difficult but if you go into the store they hopefully will have your size.

If you want to go all out check out Indochino to get one made to measure.

The Essential Navy Peacoat $349.00

Indochino Peacoat