Market Report: Guys, This is How You Fold a Pocket Square

  • MR21We’re in the thick of summer wedding season, which means it’s the perfect time to watch this 8-second GIF that shows how to fold a pocket square. [Huffington Post]
  • Forget Pea in the Pod: a heavily pregnant model walked in the Chanel Haute Couture show. Can you say Chanel maternity-wear? [Style.com]
  • A Japanese retailer is experimenting with virtual dressing rooms. Stand in front of a screen, select what clothes you want to try on, and see yourself dressed in it in seconds. Mind. Blown. [Business of Fashion]

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Street Style: How a Restaurant Manager Makes Man-Clogs Look Cool

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Samuel Powell

‘Hood: Germantown

Day Job: Manager at Parc

Where We Found Him: On his way to fill in the host team about the amount of reservations for outside seating during a busy Sunday brunch.

What He’s Wearing: Zara sports coat and tie; Calvin Klein shirt; J.Crew slim-fit pants; Kenneth Cole belt; Armani watch; railroad nail bracelet from Giles & Brother; Dansko work shoes.

Where He Shops: “When I’m looking for a good pair of shoes, I hit Sansom Street between 16th and 15th, locally owned stores from guys who know footwear.”

My Beard: “It’s at three months and I shape it myself. Ungarische Bartwichse by Marke & Golddachs is the beard wax I use. [Editor's Note: Salvador Dali also used it!] I go to a barber shop in Roxborough to do my hair. It’s called The Men’s Club. They are a couple of younger guys who can cut hair in a really classic way. I use Crew products to style my hair.”

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Street Style: Musician Andy Suzuki’s Hats and Tats Look

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Andy Suzuki

‘Hood: Manhattan; in West Philly for the weekend.

Day Job: Lead singer of band Andy Suzuki & The Method.

Where We Found Him: Leaving his brother’s graduation from UPenn Med School.

What He’s Wearing: Diesel jeans; Converse classic black high-tops; hat from Goorin Bros. Hat Shop. “The blazer and shirt I found in my dad’s closet. I had to get the blazer tailored, but that’s better than buying a new one.”

Where He Shops: “Most of my denim is from Diesel, most of my hats are from Bailey, and most of my ink is from Flyrite Tattoo. H&M is always a great place to find a piece or two.” [Ed. Note: You can score Bailey hats at F.A.N. in Fishtown!]

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Dear Men: This is How You Wear a Speedo

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I’m normally not a fan of the Speedo. It can so easily go from sexy swimmer man to ohmygod MY EYES. It is an article of clothing(ish) that must be deployed with the utmost care. The Speedo has to fit impeccably, the body on which it fits must be similar to that of a chiseled muscle god, and the wearer must not take himself too seriously, or risk looking like the Ultimate Douchebag.

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Street Style: A Prepster in Fishtown

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Josh Scheffey

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Hood: Fishtown

Day Job: Account executive at SEI Investments


Where We Found Him: Photographing his girlfriend, Danielle, for her blog and heading to lunch at Bottle Bar East.


What He’s Wearing: Ray-Ban sunglasses; Frank & Oak varsity jacket; H&M shirt; Fossil watch; J. Crew bracelet; Levi’s pants; Cole Haan shoes.

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Suitsupply’s Latest Ads Are Douchey, Sexist Clothes Porn

suitsupplyOkay, Suitsupply. Let me level with you. I love your store. I’m beyond happy you guys came to Philly. Really. I don’t even really mind your crazy dressing rooms, which are generally splashed with images like this. If that’s what you think it takes to get guys to realize the power of a well-tailored suit—of your well-tailored suits—well, then that’s your own problem (though I think a self-help book or Dr. Phil would chalk this up to a lack of self-confidence). Hey, your suits worked for our formerly polyester-shirted A&E editor Victor Fiorillo, who now—I swear!—stands taller and looks thinner. But you really missed the mark with your latest spring/summer 2014 ad campaign, which was evidently dreamed up by a pack of drooling frat boys.

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Why You Need to Shop Philly Menswear Line Ikire Jones

If anyone knows the power of a smart jacket, it’s Walé Oyéjidé, who has worn his fair share while working as an attorney. Outside the courtroom he pursues his Philly-based menswear line, Ikiré Jones, which turns out sharply tailored versions with splashes of West African prints, a nod to his Nigerian heritage. The standout of his spring/summer collection: this unstructured double-breasted linen jacket, with wide peak lapels and a bright wax-canvas interior — also seen on the underside of the collar. It’s proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Or, just maybe, that you should always judge a jacket by its lining. $750 at Ikirejones.com.

Photography by David Ohl

Photography by David Ohl

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