Fellas, it’s officially crunch time. Our Best of Philly Soirée is tomorrow and it’s time to figure out exactly what to to wear. We’ve already counseled the ladies on their outfits, so let’s talk about menswear.
Shopping for formal events in the dead of summer can be daunting (three-piece suit? In this humidity? Hard pass), but after years of seeing first-hand what makes the coolest Best of Philly outfits, we know what we’re talking about. Here are some helpful tips and inspiration for putting together the perfect men’s Best of Philly outfit. Read more »
The homepage of Bonobos. | Bonobos.com
For brick-and-mortars, it’s seen as a big move into to finally launch an e-commerce portion site. Bonobos, however, did things the opposite way, but with a little twist. The brainiacs behind the brand have figured out the secret sauce to making their menswear brand one of the buzziest on the e-market, and they’re taking a forward-thinking approach to their new brick-and-mortar stores around the country. Read more »
Let the pros show you what to wear. | Images via Instagram.
This month, Henry A. Davidsen is celebrating ten years of creating custom menswear. In honor of a decade of business, the local retailer is giving back. Henry A. David is challenging Philadelphia men to donate to a great cause in order to receive 15 percent off their next suit purchase. Read more »
We won’t say never throw away your stockings again, but we will
say this super-simple trick will make your tights last longer
. Simply soak and freeze your new pair before wearing them, and the fibers will strengthen and become more resistant to pulls. [PureWow
- Apparently you’ve been applying your concealer wrong . Here’s every skin prepping tip you’ll ever need to know (like how purplish dark circles call for yellow-toned concealer). Our first takeaway: You’re supposed to cover blemishes with concealer after you’ve applied your foundation, not before. Oops. [The Zoe Report]
Plus: At-home blackhead-busters that actually work.
A look from Ikiré Jones’s SS16 collection. | Image by Rog Walker.
It can be difficult to find distinctive menswear that isn’t simply a copy of a copy of a copy. Your best bet? Start looking a tad closer to home. Philly is home to some amazing menswear designers who are taking the men’s fashion scene by storm, and earning national acclaim while they’re at it. Whether you’re after customized suits, one-of-a-kind pocket squares, or ready-to-wear casual pieces made and sold only in Philly, we’ve got five of the best rising talents for you to scope out now. Read more »
Armour’s former digs.
Well, here’s some sad news to kick off the week: Armour, the nearly two-year-old menswear boutique, has closed. The shop was one of a handful of great men’s stores to flood the scene back in 2013; ToBox, Totem and Suitsupply all opened brick-and-mortars, filling a sorely needed gap in our retail landscape. Read more »
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 »
See anything you like? | Evan Kaucher; Lapstone & Hammer
Exciting news, guys: Lapstone & Hammer just opened its doors at 1106 Chestnut Street. As you can see, the space is huge, clocking in at 4,000 square feet, according to Philly Voice. The ultra-cool menswear shop will stock sartorial favorites like leather jackets, oxfords, denim, books home goods, grooming products and shoes. Ooooh, the shoes.
Lining the side and the back of the shop are shelves upon shelves of on-trend, high demand sneakers and shoes (scope out their offerings on Instagram). And the back of the shop includes a 1,000-square-foot gallery space called Pauline’s Bridal Shoppe that will feature events and exhibitions. They opened on Friday, so swing by the store to welcome to the neighborhood. In the mean time, we’ll be drooling over that all-wood interior. Read more »
Norman Porter’s Kensington workshop. | Norman Porter.
Off-the-rack doesn’t always cut it the age of custom everything
. Here, six local services, from artisanal cobblers to jewelers, that forgo mass production in lieu of the ultimate luxury: made-to-order. Read more »