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September 17, 2014 at 6:49pm
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With the temperature dropping, at least up here in Maine, it is time to look at some pieces for colder weather. This summer bomber jackets and varsity jackets were trending (Club Monaco had at least six styles). It was refreshing to see a different take on the jacket with the Bonobos Benson Bomber. 
Moss green is trending and offers a similar hue as seen with classic Barbour coats, which always looks great in the fall. It is also easy to pair with most items, especially anything blue or black. The ribbing around the waist and wrists makes the jacket slimmer, which will make it look even better when the right size is ordered.
Overall, this is the perfect jacket for fall sports or for impressing anyone when walking to class or around town.
Don’t expect to see a bomber jacket like this anywhere else.

With the temperature dropping, at least up here in Maine, it is time to look at some pieces for colder weather. This summer bomber jackets and varsity jackets were trending (Club Monaco had at least six styles). It was refreshing to see a different take on the jacket with the Bonobos Benson Bomber

Moss green is trending and offers a similar hue as seen with classic Barbour coats, which always looks great in the fall. It is also easy to pair with most items, especially anything blue or black. The ribbing around the waist and wrists makes the jacket slimmer, which will make it look even better when the right size is ordered.

Overall, this is the perfect jacket for fall sports or for impressing anyone when walking to class or around town.

Don’t expect to see a bomber jacket like this anywhere else.

September 12, 2014 at 8:37am
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From what I’ve seen so far, denim jackets are making a big statement this season. There are plenty of the standard dark indigo options on the market, but this option from Levi’s Vintage Clothing really interests me. It is from the Orange Tab line, which takes its inspiration from the 1970s to keep the rebellious spirit alive.
What really draws me to this jacket is the full-bleached denim; it offers a different dimension than the standard denim jacket. I also really like the sherpa lining. I can picture it in the original Red Dawn movie with Patrick Swayze. The lining also allows this jacket to last longer in the fall, and potentially into the beginning of winter. 

From what I’ve seen so far, denim jackets are making a big statement this season. There are plenty of the standard dark indigo options on the market, but this option from Levi’s Vintage Clothing really interests me. It is from the Orange Tab line, which takes its inspiration from the 1970s to keep the rebellious spirit alive.

What really draws me to this jacket is the full-bleached denim; it offers a different dimension than the standard denim jacket. I also really like the sherpa lining. I can picture it in the original Red Dawn movie with Patrick Swayze. The lining also allows this jacket to last longer in the fall, and potentially into the beginning of winter. 

July 13, 2014 at 11:56am
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While it is the middle of summer, and many people may stop spending on their summer wardrobe, this is the beginning of the time for summer sales. 

Bonobos’s Blanket Stripe Oxford Cloth shirt is one of my favorite pieces from any collection. It has a cool faded look, and it is seems very reminiscent of old school Oxford shirts and woven shirts. It may not be on sale yet, but it is worth the price tag, and it offers a great fit to enhance the style of the shirt.

My second selection is from Sunny Sports. I recommend checking out their "Towncraft" shirt. It offers a similar pastel color palette as the Blanket Stripe shirt. It has faded stripes too. A bonus for this shirt is how it is on sale. Granted, the sale drops it down to the same price as the shirt from Bonobos. 

This style shirt seems to be popular this summer, and it is understandable why. It is a relaxed look that can be worn with most things, especially a pair of bleached jeans.

So with a little over one month left in the summer, I hope I provided two options to consider to spruce up your wardrobe for the final here. 

June 1, 2014 at 9:22pm
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Matt Kemp to Be Face of Gap Outlets →

Earlier I talked about fashion icons of the present, and I mentioned Dwayne Wade. A lot of athletes are stepping into this industry indirectly, and Matt Kemp could be one to look out for. He is just reinforcing this idea of who the current fashion icons are.

May 30, 2014 at 2:21pm
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This app teleports you to top boutiques outside your ZIP code →

I just read this article, and this sounds like a really cool app I think you may want to check out. It is a better way to get in touch with some of your favorite, local stores. And it offers a new way to connect or patronize them. 

For someone interested in the industry, this is something to definitely explore.

May 19, 2014 at 4:33pm
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My next choice for sneakers this summer, and my most recent purchase, would be the New Balance Stadium Jacket 574 sneaker. This a great colorway that can go with most outfits but won’t be the traditional gray and white from New Balance. While this is my favorite color choice, there are many others to choose from. I highly recommend checking them out here.  

My next choice for sneakers this summer, and my most recent purchase, would be the New Balance Stadium Jacket 574 sneaker. This a great colorway that can go with most outfits but won’t be the traditional gray and white from New Balance. While this is my favorite color choice, there are many others to choose from. I highly recommend checking them out here.  

4:25pm
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I’ve often talked about how popular white sneakers will be this summer, so I usually talk about the classic Chuck Taylors. But my second choice for high tops would be these Nike Blazer high suede shoes. While I cannot find a place to easily buy them, if you are a girl, I would recommend checking out J.Crew.  

I’ve often talked about how popular white sneakers will be this summer, so I usually talk about the classic Chuck Taylors. But my second choice for high tops would be these Nike Blazer high suede shoes. While I cannot find a place to easily buy them, if you are a girl, I would recommend checking out J.Crew.  

April 24, 2014 at 1:52pm
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Last year I mentioned the designer swimsuits produced by Orlebar Brown. While I still highly recommend them because they have really cool patterns and are high quality, there are swimsuits of a similar style offered by J.Crew. While they are not made by a swimsuit specialist, they offer a price point that is well below the price of an Orlebar Brown swimsuit. 
Check out all the offerings here: J.Crew Swimsuits
(I would recommend the polka dot or honeycomb pattern.)

Last year I mentioned the designer swimsuits produced by Orlebar Brown. While I still highly recommend them because they have really cool patterns and are high quality, there are swimsuits of a similar style offered by J.Crew. While they are not made by a swimsuit specialist, they offer a price point that is well below the price of an Orlebar Brown swimsuit. 

Check out all the offerings here: J.Crew Swimsuits

(I would recommend the polka dot or honeycomb pattern.)

1:33pm
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Valet. Advocates: The All-Weather Jacket →

As the author mentions, this is a great all purpose jacket. Even better is that it is an all year piece, and since it’s colorways are khaki and blue, this jacket can be matched up with just about anything. You just need to be ready to be stopped by fashion bloggers.

April 10, 2014 at 1:17pm
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I found this picture on J. Crew’s blog for three reasons:
1) This bomber jacket is a great jacket for these early spring days where one may need a light jacket. 
2) I have to represent Colby any chance I get.
3) It gives off great retro vibes as well. Don’t be surprised if you see items like these in stores all over. 

I found this picture on J. Crew’s blog for three reasons:

1) This bomber jacket is a great jacket for these early spring days where one may need a light jacket. 

2) I have to represent Colby any chance I get.

3) It gives off great retro vibes as well. Don’t be surprised if you see items like these in stores all over.