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Get the Look: Color Block Coats

Strike the perfect balance between traditional and modern in a color blocked peacoat that will last for seasons to come. Punch it up with a jewel-toned 1MX, wintery wool tie and leather gloves to keep warm. Leave it to the accessories to echo the clean lines of the jacket; a tie clip, plaque belt, stainless watch and hip glasses will show off your signature style.

5. 1MX

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Sick of wearing the same thing every day? Branch out without leaving your comfort zone this season with a refined casual look. A color blocked cardigan brings out the tonal lines in this tartan plaid shirt, while a striped scarf and pop-sole wingtip add some eye-catching appeal. Finish the look off with a classic watch, aviators and leather belt. Don’t forget a spray of Reserve and you’re out the door.

1. Reserve for Men
2. Striped Scarf
3. Leather Belt
4. Watch
5. Aviator Sunglasses
6. Wingtip Shoes

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Style Spotlight: The Merino Sweater

Spun from the softest yarn, pure merino wool sweaters are a fall must-have for the modern man. The smooth, lightweight knit makes for the perfect layering piece – its tailoring stays slim and clean even with a shirt and tie underneath – and looks great under a blazer. Dress it down with some destructed denim, a brown belt and classic watch for wear-anywhere style.

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The Weekend Fix: Culinary Contest

The Weekend Fix: Culinary Contest
Dinner Cook OffHave a Dinner Cook-off

Invite some friends and have everyone bring a dish based on a decided theme. After the meal, have everyone write their favorite dish anonymously on a piece of paper and put them into a hat. Whoever has the most votes wins. Losers clean up. Winner gets a bottle of wine!


Take an embellished tank and pair it with our (minus the) leather trim denim for a stunning ensemble. (Black is the ideal color for cooking: no one will ever know if you spill a little tomato sauce.)



• 2 bottles white wine, chilled
• 1 cup brandy
• 2 navel oranges, sliced
• 1 lemon, sliced
• 1 lime, sliced
• 1/4 cup superfine sugar

Pour the wine and brandy over the fruit and sugar in a large serving bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stick a ladle in the sangria so people can serve themselves and have a bucket of ice beside the bowl.


This app, based on the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go.


For a night at home with friends, a classic baseball tee should be your go-to. Throw on a pair of bootcut Kingstons and you’ve got laid-back style in the bag. Dinner, however may be a different story…


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Featured Blogger: Brian Boye
The 4 Rules of Mastering Denim

Featured Blogger Brian Boye- The Four Rules for Mastering Denim

The good news is that we can wear jeans just about anywhere today. But that doesn’t mean you can wear any jeans anywhere. Men have more options for expressing their personal style with this most essential clothing item, but there’s a right style and fit for different occasions.

Beyond Blue

Blue jeans will always be the workhorse of the denim family, but there are more options now and adding variety to the mix gives you a more creative edge. Gray, burgundy and white look great on guys and are easy to wear. Let the colored jeans be the star of your outfit by pairing them with a simple neutral, like a blue denim shirt or a white button down. Are you lucky enough to be able to wear jeans to work? Don’t ruin it for the rest of us by wearing faded, torn jeans. Darker rinses in serious shades like black and blue are best for 9-5. The basic jeans wardrobe should consist of a few pairs: simple and dark, faded for weekends and evenings and a few options in different colors.

Fit is King

I hope you don’t spend as much on your jeans as you do on your suit, but do spend the same amount of attention to getting the right fit. The most essential element to looking good in anything you wear is how it fits. Clothing that’s too large makes you look dumpy. Too small and you look big. Well-fitting jeans sit right at your waist and fit comfortably through the thigh. If you have to struggle to get your keys out of your pocket, they’re probably too tight. Skinny jeans – like the Express Rocco Skinny – look better on skinny guys. Guys with athletic builds look best in straight leg fits. A few extra pounds? Opt for something slightly more generous like the Express Kingston Straight fit.

Opposites Attract

The most important rule in style is balance. Wear something fitted with something more forgiving. Pair dark and light. With jeans, I like a faded pair of jeans with the jacket from my favorite black suit and a crisp white tee and a leather jacket. You can wear this with a pair of sneakers but it’s just as cool with a pair of shiny black oxfords. Hey, it worked for James Dean.

The Details

As guys we have it pretty easy. Throw on a shirt and a pair of jeans and we’re good to go. The only problem is, we’re all doing the same thing and once you get to where you’re going, there’s a good chance you’ll look like everyone else. The magic happens with the details. A few simple tricks to stand out in the crowd: wear colored socks. The rule of thumb with socks is that they should always match the pants, but mix it up by wearing a bold stripe or a bright pattern. Add an interesting belt in distressed leather or colorful canvas. It’s the easiest way to go from basic to interesting. Finally, cuff your jeans. It’s a great way to draw attention to your favorite shoes.

Brian Boye of Men's Health

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