Without a doubt, the Cole Haan Air Monroe Penny is one of my new favorite pair of shoes.
I stopped by the Columbus Circle Cole Haan a week ago and that’s when I first saw this pair of penny loafers. I didn’t buy them during that visit, but after several days of consideration (do I really need another pair of shoes?) I opted to give them a go. And am so glad I did!
Nothing fancy in terms of photography here, these two shots were taken with my iPhone while I was in the back of a cab. Keeping it classy.
I’m convinced that the Cole Haan Lunargrand is a shoe that every guy can pull off. Not just some guys. Every guy.
What it has going for it is that it’s a mix of dress and casual, it has a touch of playful color… and is insanely comfortable. The shoe comes in a base color (11 options), but then it also has a colorful sole that is one of the elements that make the Cole Haan Lunargrand so fantastic.
Women have a gazillion bathing suit options, but for some reason I always feel like guys get shorted in this department, especially when you are looking for a suit that’s on the shorter side.
And no, I’m not talking Magnum P.I. kind of short. I like to have fun with the length because it feels better when you get out of the water, and let’s not lie… it turns heads.
The other disclaimer of this little story is that there’s not a chance in the world that I’m going to pay $100+ for a bathing suit, and that’s the price point of many of the shorter options I find. That’s just crazy.
In the world of men’s fashion, short sleeve button downs are something that can be relatively hard to come by.
Yes, they exist, but options tend to be remotely limited. I’m on a mission to find some nice ones though because wearing t-shirts and polo’s all summer just doesn’t excite me very much.
One brand that I tend to have luck with in terms of sizing and style is Ben Sherman, which is where this Plectrum Kinsington Collar Shirt is from.
I don’t know about you, but for me, jeans are somewhat of an investment and that’s why I’m doing this Denim Therapy Review.
I recently noticed that one of my favorite pair was at the beginning stages of facing a “blowout.” As in, holes were forming in the crotch. Previously this caused me to, painfully, trash two pairs of jeans. It was like balling up $400 and tossing it in the trash. But not this time.
Wingtips are something I’ve really enjoyed wearing for a while now, and one of my new favorite pair is the Johnston & Murphy McPherson’s.
Surprising as it may be, I’ve never actually owned a pair of shoes from the brand, but when I saw these I walked in the store and instantly liked them a lot.
The Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses are a great example of “what’s old is new.”
In fact, here’s what the Ray-Ban website says about the Clubmaster,
“They were the sunglasses of choice of counter-culture intellectuals and civil rights leaders. Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses are ideal for the generation that grew up with its classic curved lines as well as young whipper snappers who are discovering the iconic shape for the first time.”Continue reading
An intervention might be needed in the near future.
Because I think I’ve become
addicted consumed obsessed way too interested in finding great men’s jeans and shoes.
In regards to jeans, I’m keeping an eye out for soft denim that can be worn a lot and take the beating of the amount of walking done in the city. But since I didn’t find THAT pair over the weekend, I wanted to share this great pair of AG jeans (The Protege – 15 years destroyed) with you.
A previous post highlighted my first pair of Levi’s, and they’ve worked out OK for me so far. Although, when I wear them I tend to feel pretty casual and I think it has to do with bot the color (grey) and the fit.
In the comments section on that previous post and via email, a lot of guys suggested I try out the 501’s. I’ve been a strictly 7 For all Mankind guy for a long (long) time, so I took their suggestion and have now given the Levi’s 501 a shot. Here’s a few snaps followed by some additional thoughts.