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wes lang x i+w bandana

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wes lang is a badass.  if you’re not familiar with his work, google “wes lang grateful dead” or “wes lang kanye.”  dude has ridiculous amounts of street cred.  it’s no surprise that he’s a) friends with matt and carrie eddmenson from imogene + willie and b) partnered with them to make this limited edition bandana.  there are 500 of them available, so act fast if you want one.  buy yours here and be sure to check out the video on his work.

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signet rings

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there’s a nice blurb in gq this month regarding signet rings.  i’ve seen these popping up more and more over the last year or so.  i’m not big into man jewelry, but i’m down with this trend – especially if you can find a ring that tells a story (gift from your granddad or wife or whatever).  i would start with your initials and go from there.  one ring is enough.  any more and you’ll risk looking like an aging 1980’s rock star.

 

you need: a tie bar

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it was awards week here in nashville.  the performance rights organizations held their awards sunday through tuesday and the cma awards were on wednesday.  i was lucky enough to attend the bmi awards (thanks bradley) and the cma awards.  why am i telling you this?  one because i’m event dropping (kind of like name dropping) and two because i had to dress up twice this week.  the one thing i’ve been adding to my suit game more and more over the past few years is a tie bar.  if you are not the proud owner of 1 or 2 or 10 tie bars, then it’s time to change that.  start simple with a 1.5 inch silver tie bar like the one you see above from the tie bar (not just a clever name).  after that the world is your oyster. feel free to mix and match as you please.  the tie bar is a great place to start.

let’s get some shorts

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this is going to be hard for some of you to grasp, but i hate shorts.  i always have.  i try to wear my jeans all summer, but it’s not practical.  june, july and august in nashville call for shorts.  i can’t escape it.  i’m 5’9″ which means a) i’m not good at basketball and b) i’m in between inseam lengths for shorts.  not gonna lie, i rocked some fratagonia stand-up shorts in college until i realized no one wanted to see my pasty white thighs and/or nuts.  i believe the inseam on those puppies is 5″ (what the hell was i thinking).  since then, i’ve played around with various inseams and styles and realized that for someone my height the perfect inseam hovers between 7 and 9 inches.  i also prefer a more tailored cut that hugs your legs rather than gives someone a chance to peep your jewels if you tend to wear boxers.  so if you’re in the market for new shorts this summer, check out unis emmett shorts.  they have a narrow leg and an 8 inch inseam which hits right above the knees (below the knees is a no no, ya dingus).  they also come in 6 different colors.  they’re a bit on the pricey side, but no one said looking good is cheap.

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newman’s own

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paul newman is the man.  the other day someone asked me who my favorite actor was and i said newman.  the sting and cool hand luke are two of my favorite movies of all time.  there’s no doubt he was a hollywood icon, a style icon, and for those of us that can’t rock a duck dynasty-esque beard, he was a beard icon (that is if one can be a beard icon – just go with it).  here are a few of my favorite shots of newman and his beard.  i’ve had newman’s own beard for almost a year now.  i hope it looks half as good as the real thing (my pics not included).

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style icon: michael caine

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who says you can’t wear loafers with a suit?  sure as hell not michael caine.  in fact, i couldn’t find a picture of him not wearing loafers (and few without a cigarette in his mouth).  if you’re a suit-and-tie to work kind of guy, then michael caine is your style muse.  his suits were tailored to perfection by the late great english tailor doug hayward.  hayward tailored his customers suits to savile row standards, but with the relaxed aesthetic of italian design.  caine finished the look with thick rimmed glasses, a thin tie and a cigarette.  it worked as caine is often regarded as one of the most stylish men on and off the silver screen.  and if you haven’t seen caine do work in get carter, do yourself a favor and rent it this weekend.  it’s a classic.

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mcqueen on set

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this picture needs no explanation.  there was no one cooler than steve mcqueen.  few guys can pull off the white v-neck t-shirt quite like mcqueen did in between takes on the set of bullitt.  but, hey, if you want to try, here’s a good starting point:

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navy chinos from club monaco

white v-neck shirt from alternative apparel

“playboy” chukkas from sid mashburn

sunglasses from persol

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