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2010 Academy Awards: The Stars’ Clothing Personalities

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It was clever TV programming last night to pit the guy-magnet movies “Old School” and “Saving Private Ryan” against the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Although a lot of men are averse to watching awards shows, much can be learned from how the stars present themselves. Here are some interesting picks and the serious and not-so-serious…   
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Preview of Billy Reid Roper Boot Fall/Winter 2010

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It snowed all day here in Manhattan with no end in sight, and so my thoughts have turned to boots as per usual. The folks over at Billy Reid were kind enough to share with me the above preview shots of their totally dope Roper boots for Fall/Winter 2010. Of course, this is not the…   
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Rathie Spies: Theory Jacket Price Arbitrage

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I’ve been trolling my usual haunts for one of my favorite men’s wardrobe items, Spring jackets, and I came across the wax-coated Theory jacket above. It’s called the Delancy Rockit Jacket (why the goofy name, Theory? and why did you spell “Delancey” wrong?). I suppose I have Theory on the mind these days, especially with…   
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Ebay Find: Sold Out Navy Penfield Stapleton Jacket

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I was ecstatic when Massachusetts-based Penfield launched this color combination of their classic Stapleton jacket back in November of last year. It looks purple, but it’s actually navy. The color is smart, fresh and fits well with the old-school leather shoulder yokes and patch pockets. Cleverly, they only produced 50 of these bad boys, and…   
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Congrats to Billy Reid, GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America

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I’m pleased to join the chorus congratulating Billy Reid on this honor. I have frequently highlighted his footwear in this space, and now I’ll tell you a little bit about his line in general and some of his other handsome creations. When you look at Billy Reid’s designs, you get a distinct sense of the…   
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Bruno Cucinelli Vest: the Perfect Layering Piece

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I think I love this vest. No, I do love this vest, and I would like it to be my Valentine. It is perfection personified in the form of a grey Bruno Cucinelli vest for Spring. Yes, at $1245 this piece is no joke, so it certainly is not for everyone, but here’s why I…   
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Budget-Conscious Procrastinator

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While I am not normally one to buy into Valentine’s Day sentimentality, it’s always a nice feeling when that day comes along and someone has thought of you. Here are a few last minute, budget-friendly ideas if you haven’t yet gotten anything for the lady in your life, and you’re not quite up for a…   
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Rathie Spies: Brooklyn Industries Jacket Sale Alert

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In case you made it this far through the season without a Winter coat… I spotted this cozy down jacket at Brooklyn Industries on the way to a Super Bowl party last night. When you’re a Patriots fan, you’re allowed to procrastinate en route to watching two teams who dominated you this season. Anyway, this…   
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A $30 Tie For Spring From H&M

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H&M just got a new shipment of ties, and this one for $29.99 may be my favorite. The green is eye-catching without being garish. It makes me think of Spring: fresh and clean with green grass and the start of baseball season! I would pair it with a navy suit, white shirt as shown, and…   
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Striped Shirt

Show Your Stripes

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I’m loving this black and white striped Ralph Lauren tie that I got on sale for a client at Bergdorf Goodman. Originally $150, it rang up as $69. The deals these days are out of control. We’ll pair it with a white dress shirt as shown above, a black vest and matching black trousers. I…   
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