Best of Philly: Where to Go for the Best in Men’s Shopping and Style

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Photo by Gene Smirnov for Philadelphia Magazine.

Best of Philly 2016 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in men’s shopping as well as the rest of the best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.

Men’s shopping gets a bad rap. Far too often are men schlepping to the local mall and just settling for whatever multipack of cotton t-shirts they can get their hands on. But Philadelphia’s shopping scene is in the midst of a golden age — and that includes men’s, too. We’ve put together a round up of our best of Philly men’s shopping winners, including everything from the finest of bespoke menswear to the hottest in-store happenings. Read on for a detailed look at your newest closet obsessions. Read more »

A Day in the Life of One of Philly’s Most Stylish Men


Photography by Courtney Apple.

The best part of being a lifestyle editor? You get to meet very cool people. One of these Very Cool People is Curran J, the soft-spoken CEO of Philly lifestyle brand Kings Rule Together. I’ve known Curran for several years and his well-honed, eclectic personal style still intrigues me. So who better to dish about the coolest gems – both known and hidden – of the city? Here, a peek into the life of one of Philly’s most stylish gents. Read more »

VIDEO: 8 Bearded Philly Men on Why It’s Awesome to Not Shave

For those who needlessly bash our city’s sweats-and-jersey style legacy, let me direct you to the video above. Produced by Visit Philadelphia and Philly 360°, the quick segment features eight of the most outrageously stylish guys in the city, including Curran J, founder of lifestyle brand Kings Rule Together; Erik Honesty, owner of Cultured Couture Vintage in Old City; jazz-funk composer Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and more.  Read more »

Shop Like a Men’s Style Blogger at These 5 Philly Stores


Find out all the hot shopping spots in the city for men’s style.| Lauren McGrath.

Local blogger Sabir Peele of Men’s Style Pro is no newcomer to the city’s fashion scene. For the past five years, he’s been all across the country working photo shoots, hosting style parties, and representing major brands – and then bringing everything he’s seen and learned back here to Philly. Sabir’s sartorial signature is one of the most refined in the city (as evidenced here), so when he gave us his five favorite stores for men’s style in this city, we had to share (in no particular order). Read more »

How to Make It as a Style Blogger in Philly

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Total ’70s swagger. | Lauren McGrath.

Sabir Peele is the creative genius behind Men’s Style Pro, a Philly-based men’s lifestyle blog with a massive following. When he isn’t hosting events for GQ or jet-setting to Vegas for on-location styling, he’s dishing style tips for guys and showing off the freshest looks on his blog (all of which are photographed by his wife; talk about a dream team). Men’s Style Pro is widely renowned, in part because talks about style without the slightest trace of stuffiness, which is a breath of fresh air in the fashion blogosphere. (Seriously, everyone needs to chill.)

What’s perhaps most impressive about Sabir is the fact that he’s been able to parlay his blog into a full-time career. He spent five years working full-time both as an admissions counselor at University of the Sciences and on the blog. Last September, he was finally able to quit his day job to chase his real passion: inspiring men everywhere to simply dress better. Read on to see Sabir’s favorite looks for fall, and to get his advice on what it takes to actually make it as a fashion blogger. (He’s got over 23,000 followers on Instagram, so listen up.) Read more »

Shop Talk: 7 Burning Men’s Style Questions, Answered!


The guy’s guide to layering. | Stefano Tinti /

  • Navigating the rules of men’s style is a tricky thing: Should you wear a winter coat over a suit? Are lightweight men’s scarves douchey? Here are smart answers to the top seven questions of sartorially minded guys, including whether or not it’s okay to tuck your pants into your boots (only if it’s particularly slushy out there). [Wall Street Journal]
  • Crazy moves in the fashion world: After Alexander Wang’s departure, Balenciaga has hired a new creative director. The choice? Young Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia, the sudden fashion star and founder of Paris-based Vêtements. (By the way, if you aren’t familiar with this two-year-old line, check out its Instagram account now.)  [WWD]

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Bradley Cooper Named One of the Most Stylish Men Alive

Today in celebs-who-used-to-live-here style news: Bradley Cooper made GQ’s list of the 20 most stylish men alive (their words, not ours). This is great news for a city that doesn’t have the most sterling fashion reputation (remember this sweatpants study?) and also proof that if you take a regular guy, gives him millions of dollars and access to some of the best designers in the world, he can be one of the most stylish men in the world.  Read more »

7 Dos And Don’ts of Men’s Swimwear


No. So much no. | /

Men’s swimwear is a tricky thing to maneuver. It’s full of oddball prints and inseams that range from the crazy-long to the super-short. But somewhere in between the Speedos and cargo shorts is a happy medium. The dream suit doesn’t hug your gut or veer into male culotte territory, and it isn’t — God willing — this horrifying man thong.

We chatted with local menswear pros to get the skinny on what to look for —and what to avoid — when shopping for suits. Guys, listen up.  Read more »

Look For the Tie Bar Bus in Philly Today

It was lasted spotted outside of Parc yesterday | Image via Instagram

It was lasted spotted outside of Parc yesterday. | Image via Instagram.

Stylish guys, we have a challenge for you: Find The Tie Bar bus! As part of its ‘ultimate style road trip’ men’s tie and and accessory haven The Tie Bar has hit the road and is visiting Columbus, New York City, Washington DC, and, today, Philadelphia. The VW bus’s team of well-dressed dudes is doling out style advice, debuting new pieces, and giving out lots of free stuff like socks and mystery gift cards. Want to score free stuff? You’ll need to find ’em. But be quick: They’re leaving after today. Read more »

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