This particular gift guide really could not come at a better time considering I spent this past weekend dressing quite a few hunky men! In fact, during our crew lunch the topic of holiday gifts arose and I made a point to survey all of the males at the table and find out what they would want to receive for gifts. The consensus? A cool pair of sneakers, a great bag, and gadgets. If your guy wears glasses, Warby Parker makes … +more
How were your weekends? Last night Aaron took me to see the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. Everyone we know had been raving about it so I was so excited to finally be seeing it! My eyelids, however, were not as enthused. We had just finished a delicious dinner, were sitting in a warm, dark theatre and it took all of the strength I had to keep my eyes open as the trailers began. That was, of course, until … +more
Well, hello, there gentlemen! You were in our thoughts this past New Years Day as we considered the idea that perhaps some of you were looking (or should) to venture out of your comfort zone and step up your style this year. We highly encourage this sort of thing here at The Effortless Chic and would like to support your endeavor by bringing you some inspirational fodder. Oh and here is the pep talk that goes with it: Get … +more
I know men in brogues aren’t exactly anything new these days, but I just can’t stop staring anytime I pass Grenson shoes in a menswear department– so dapper. I love the camel and chocolate leathers and adore the Fred brogue boot… And just when I was beginning to think that guys got to have all of the fun, the stars all aligned and I discovered that they also make womenswear. Wow.
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Husband. Boyfriend. Best Friend.
Regardless of their title, we all have at least one great guy in our lives that has made our holiday shopping list. Why is it, though, that the guys are always the hardest shop for? After perusing shops, magazines, and all of my favorite online resources I came up with my top 11 guy finds that are so good you won’t even need a gift receipt! My favorites? Cozy flannel shirts by Rag & Bone that … +more
It is less dressed up than a jacket (and much more comfortable) but more stylish and put-together than just a shirt. This, men, is why the sweater should be your best friend this fall. If done right, it looks effortless and like you aren’t trying to be stylish, but still totally chic! And since we know most of you aren’t fans of breaking the bank or searching high and low for hours , check out these knits from none other … +more
Last week I was perusing the Warner Brothers Costume Shop for a job and meandered down the mens sixties aisle for no reason other than it is one of my most favorite of all of the aisles! (And if you have ever been there, you know there are many aisles to choose from!) As far as menswear is concerned I still love the skinny tie, small collar, and narrow lapel. I love all of the mixed textures and patterns and … +more
Last night we celebrated the beginning of fall (more optimistic than mourning the end of summer) with a cookout at a friend’s place in the Hollywood Hills. Twelve of us cozied up under heavy knit sweaters and fleece blankets around the smoky fire pit as the temperatures dropped in true fall fashion… and it was then that I made my peace with the end of summer.
So in that spirit, some of my favorite mens jackets for fall:
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