Friday, January 6, 2012
Mac Miller is more than just an up-and-coming rap star. He's the future's icon. His beats are getting sicker (or "iller," as he might say) by the moment and his new album "Blue Slide Park" is definitely dank. I know everyone always says it's cool to like an artist before they get big, but I have to say that I am so glad Mac's getting big. My only regret is that I couldn't find anyone to go with me to his show in Northampton, Massachusetts a couple months ago and so I sold my ticket. I should have gone alone.
But like I said, Mac Miller is more than that. He's in on the snapback movement and he brings them back to life better than anyone out there. Just check out his beats on "Wear My Hat" and watch the video and you'll know what I mean. Seriously, I love his style. We've got a lot in common, Mac and myself, seeing as we both rock a flannel like no other. Oh, and I'm just as pale and just as Jewish, too.
Watch out world, this kid celebrates his 20th birthday in just two weeks and he's taking over.
Posted by Ty Bar | Mag at 9:10 AM
I just got my hands on a pair of these Sperry Top-Sider 7 Eye boots. These are fantastic. What's so great about them? Well, they're a spunky throw-back to the years of cream-colored soles. That makes these an updated classic, which has been a pretty hot theme over the past year. The sole makes the shoe and, as we all know, the shoe makes the man.
These were on sale for $92 at Nordstrom marked down from their original price of $140 (which is still rather acceptable considering the range for most boots starts at $200 and only goes up).
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I think in order to kick off 2012 as the style gurus of our present, we first need to take a look at our most recent past: 2011. It's extremely important to assess what went right and what went wrong with 2011 as a year in fashion, among other things. Over the course of the next few days, I'll be posting some of my favorite moments in 2011 menswear and, yes, some of it will definitely be synonymous with GQ's 2011 Best Menswear Moments. But, we all have our own opinions, right?
Well, I don't have a Tommy Ton on my crew, nor do I even really have a crew yet, but I can tell you that there have certainly been some great moments we should all take a second look at (i.e. reblogging at its finest):
James Marsden rocking the tweed suit for GQ.
I mean, there are just too many things right with this. First of all, the suit is perfect-- a tailor's dream, really. The pattern mixing is superb, too, and entirely understated. The only problem? Well, most of these tweeds cost over $1,000 which we likely can't afford.
Thankfully, shops like J.Crew make tweed a bit more attainable.
J. Crew's Ludlow tweed suit jacket is $428 and the pants are $216. That's at least half of what you could be spending elsewhere. Oh, and it's still pretty good looking.
Posted by Ty Bar | Mag at 4:03 PM