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 »
From left: Art in the Age, Armour and ToBox.
Our men’s shopping scene is growing more robust and varied with each season, and we couldn’t be happier. For those looking to avoid the big-box and mall scene, here are 10 of the best men’s boutiques in the city now, whether you’re looking for fashion-forward pieces (bold floral shorts) or easy-wearing basics (Chukka boots, button-downs). Consider it proof that there’s more to men’s shopping in Philly than J.Crew. Read more »
Behind the scenes. | Photo via Instagram.
We all have our favorite pair of jeans — mine were inky waxed-denim Rag & Bone skinnies with a zipper at the ankle. I had to remove them from my (admittedly paltry) denim rotation after they suffered an irreparable rip in the crotch area. It was a sad day, and I still miss them terribly one year later. Now, though, guys can break the cycle, thanks to Commonwealth Proper‘s new Denim Service.
The Rittenhouse-based custom menswear studio, which is known for its impeccable bespoke suiting, is dipping its toe into casual wear with the service. How it works: Bring in a pair of your favorite jeans and they’ll make you an exact duplicate. Don’t have a go-to pair? You can work with the team to create a bespoke pattern. And there’s no shortage of denim: They source everything from Japanese selvedge to two-percent stretch. Make an appointment here. Read more »