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2010 Grammy Fashion Takeaways

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The Grammy Awards are endlessly entertaining, of course for the performances, but also for the quirky statement-making ensembles the attendees wear. There was plenty of eccentricity this year, but here I’ll be addressing the more conventional looks and what can be taken away from them for the purposes of everyday dressing. . The Now That’s…   
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Rathie Spies: Bloomingdales Sale…My Enthusiasm for Boots Cannot Be Curbed

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I have made no secret of my obsession with men’s boots. I was therefore understandably amped to find many of my favorite styles on sale at Bloomingdales today. Red Wings, originally $230, on sale for $138. Billy Reid’s Roper boots, originally $450, on sale for $270. To Boot’s Andy boots (at very top of image),…   
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Wardrobe Change: Jake the Bachelor’s Tie Selection

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What I learned from last night’s episode of The Bachelor on ABC: if your tie is bad, it’s ok to change it…and then change it again, even if you’re in the middle of a rose ceremony. There are a few reasons why this look is so sad. First, the knot on the tie looks like…   
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Rathie Spies: Ben Sherman Sale Alert

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This week I was looking for classy, tailored clothing with a certain cool factor for a client, and I decided to check out Ben Sherman in Soho. As luck would have it, practically the entire store is 50% off! We scored a blazer, a button down, and a pair of amazing boots (not on sale,…   
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Men’s Formalwear Decoded Courtesy of the 2010 Golden Globes

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The Golden Globes are a great excuse for learning a bit about men’s formalwear while picking apart our favorite celebrities. Jon Hamm always looks dapper both on and off Mad Men. Here he’s rocking a double-breasted peak lapel tux with a bowtie (a peak lapel is a broad V-shaped lapel that points up and out…   
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Puddle Jumping and Lady Carrying

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True, I have been posting a lot lately about men’s boots, but in the winter, sometimes all you see on a person is his outerwear and footwear, and that’s why I’m a little obsessed. My general feeling about mens footwear is that it should be streamlined and not chunky or clunky. However (and maybe it’s…   
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Rathie Spies: Bryce & Co. Sale Alert

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I came across these fantastic silk scarves at Bryce & Co.‘s very cool holiday pop up store (92 Perry St, NYC).  Regularly $95, they’re on sale for $47.50. They’re a great way to add a bit of color to an otherwise drab winter palette. The store is only open for another week, so hurry in!…   
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Rathie Spies: Vintage Boots

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I came across these sick vintage men’s boots at Manhattan’s Chelsea Flea Market yesterday (lower level of the garage at 112 West 25th Street, btw. 6th and 7th Aves). The top pair are 1942 French Army boots, priced at $80. These are a great way to get that butt-kicking, rugged work boot look without having…   
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Too Cool For School (A Case Against Backpacks)

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Guys, I have to tell you something that will either upset or (hopefully) liberate you: You are TOO COOL to still be carrying a backpack. If you’re no longer a student and are not on a euro tour, there’s no excuse. For some reason, Manhattan’s streets are overrun by knapsacked men, and it always makes…   
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Ten Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts for the Stylish Man

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1. Hair product can tend to make your forehead shiny, so wash your face after application to avoid that lacquered look. 2. If the weather is foul, and the party you’re going to isn’t dressy, try wearing a dark wash, slimmer cut pair of jeans with rugged boots. You can even roll your jeans up…   
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