Trendspotting Tuesday: Fab or Fail? Studded Hats for Men

Today I am doing a sort of hybrid of Menswear Monday & Trendspotting Tuesday by bringing a growingly male-centered trend to the spotlight.

It seems 2013 is the year of the bling for men. More and more, male bling and accessories are becoming more common place in the “swaggy” male’s wardrobe. In full embrace of this trend, the studded hat is starting to rear its head in men’s fashion. Justin Bieber was spotted rocking one the other day.

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The Biebs is not the only one. I have seen many men on my Instagram feed, rockin’ their studded hats, as well as a number of other male celebs. It seems as though this is the new way of jazzing up your snapback and taking urban style to another level.

I personally am not against the studded hat for men, though not particularly a fan. Some men are really able to pull them off nicely while others look a little loud and overzealous in their attempts at head-bling style. Again I don’t think they are the worst thing ever and some pull them off quite well, but I have seen some hat designs that take it too far and straight into the lane of gaudiness.

How do you guys feel about bling for men & the studded hat trend in particular? Is it totally FAB? Or a total FAIL?

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

 

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Menswear Monday: Camouflage

Hey, hey, hey, its menswear Monday!

And for my men today I’d like to put the spotlight on camouflage.

Camouflage is really hot in the streets right now and with good reason. It looks great! I, personally am more of a fan of army style camouflage but there are lots of different camo styles out right now. You just have to try em out and see which is best for you!

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You can find camo in shorts, belts, hats, shirts, bandanas, etc. for the summertime. No matter how you choose to incorporate it, camouflage is definitely something for the fashion-savvy man to embrace.

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

Menswear Mondays: Remember Movember & Cyber Monday Spotlight

Hello All!

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving & a great Black Friday!

Since this is the last monday of November, I thought I’d give a big shoutout to all my men who participated in No Shave November in dedication to Men’s Health (and to all my ladies who supported them)! Sooo, i have compiled a couple of pics I thought were funny and cool in relation to the month long sacrifice. Whoot, whoot, here’s to you!

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I hope you all enjoyed my mini Movember tribute! One last hoorah for Movember before its over! **Hoorahhh**

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Also, guys….its Cyber Monday! If you missed Black Friday or just cant get enough of those sweet, sweet deals, Cyber Monday is for you! All across the web, stores are having awesome sales online to appease their faithful customers. Here are a couple of sites my men (and women) can find some great deals on.

Forever21

(free shipping, no minimum, up 70% off)

Express

(free shipping, everything 40% off)

Urban Outfitters

($15 off orders of $75 or more, free shipping for orders over $50)

Fossil

(30% off sale items, free overnight shipping on all orders)

MyHabit

(up to 60% off, free shipping in the US)

Those are just a few…

Hurry, hurry before midnight comes!

XOXO JAZ’

Menswear Mondays : Costume Ideas for Men

Hola all, Halloween is drawing near!

And I realized that I had given some options to my ladies as far as costumes they could put together from their closest, use a little DIY to make, or cheaply buy, however I offered no recourse for my guys! I apologize my dears, and I am here to fix the situation.

Here are a couple of last minute ideas for costumes you guys can be that won’t break the bank…

The Hobo

This little man did it best! This costume is easy an inventive. Wear a flannel shirt and some ripped jeans, add a little dirt effect for flair, get a styrofoam cup or cardboard sign and put a funny “will work for…” type statement on it and its one and done. Don’t forget your beard! Which can be drawn on or fake hair fuzzies glued on. Your perrogative!

The Zombie

Just like with the girl version, you can wear regular clothes and bloody-fy them. All you need to do is maybe put in some creepy contacts and add a little undead like makeup and you’re good to go.

Clark Kent

Superman! Dun dun dunnnnn!!! Well, not quite…but a much easier way to achieve an even cooler costume. All you need here is a suit and some “nerd glasses” (an easy way to get these is to pop the lenses out of the ones given for 3D movies…perfection). Open up the suit slightly to reveal a shirt with a superman logo on it, just so everyone knows you’re a superhero in disguise. You can easily buy a cheap superman shirt or make your own from a basic tee and an iron on.

The Fireman

Probably one of the easiest to achieve. Especially if you’ve got a nice bod. Boots, pants, suspenders, oiled torso, and a fire hat. One and done.

And there it is! Hopefully I have inspired some good, quick, and easy last minute costume ideas for my men out there. Stay tuned for more men-friendly fashion & advice next week!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Menswear Mondays: Bowties

Hello All, It’s Menswear Monday!

Today I want to focus on a simple way for my men to polish their look.

BOW TIES

Can’t go wrong with a bowtie! Well, ya can, but lets not go there  today. Bow ties are an easy way for my men out there to add a bit of polished flair to any outfit. Whether a formal occasion, a date, or just a day out and about, a bowtie done correctly is a great way to pull your look together in a way that’s sure to get you noticed. Take note from a few stylish men below and the way they rock their bowties…

These men almost always look phenomenal in their head turning styles. I won’t go as far as to attribute all their success to bowties, but I will say it seems they aren’t foolish enough to leave this tool out of their fashion arsenals. Be inspired by how these stylish celebs style their bowties and tweak it for a bowtie swag thats all your own. There are many styles and shapes of bowties, just shop around and let the bowtie itself inspire you. Get creative, have fun, and look sharp!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’