Sunday, July 20, 2014

And They're Off! Saratoga Style.

And They're Off! Saratoga Style.

And They're Off! Saratoga Style. by jhilbuer rnnyc 

It's opening weekend in the Summer Place To Be.  The Saratoga Race Track has a rich history.  Part of that history is how classy and well dressed the fans are.  The ladies in their dresses and beautiful hats.  Be her best accessory by bringing it up a notch with some style.  A linen, unlined sport coat is a good start.  It's cool (in weight and sartorially speaking) and a good building block for the rest of your look.  Add a straw fedora, a pocket square, Madmen inspired shades and some white bucks and you will be a WINNER!  

Thursday, February 27, 2014

What's an Irish Career Girl to wear on St. Paddy's Day?

St. Patrick's Day for Her

St. Patrick's Day for Her by uptownsusieb featuring MICHAEL Michael Kors

March is coming!  Growing up Irish-Catholic, it means one thing.......

St. Patrick's Day.  

Lots of green, parades, corned beef and cabbage,  Irish music, an overall tribute to our Irish roots...  And, of course, a beer or two, Irish coffee or a neat Whisky.

It got me thinking of all my friends who have to go to the office that day (gasp! The 17th is on a Monday).  I thought the above outfit would be a chic nod for my Irish friends to stay true to the holiday by wearin' o' the green and to show off their stylish Irish pride.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Let's talk about that Tux.

The Tux

"I already have a tux".

Really?  Reeeeeeallllllyyyyyy? 

You mean that relic from the mid-90's? 

Yes, honey - you looked extremely handsome on our wedding day.   And yes, I have put up with it through the years of child rearing {I was happy to just get OUT}.  But, the haze has lifted and those shoulder pads, boxy frame, and pleated pants just won't do. Time to embrace the new millennium {it has been 13 years, the stylish options available, and UPDATE!

The tux doesn't have to be relegated to your wedding day, New Years Eve and the occasional black-tie event.  Go nuts, guys and wear the jacket with a pair of black jeans and a crisp black or white dress shirt {better yet a tonal or seasonal plaid would be great also} to this years holiday get-together's and you not only give a nod to the season - but you are the best dressed {cool} guy in the room.  Why should George and Jason have all the fun?  

J. Hilburn has a very subtle midnight blue {upper right}option or charcoal flannel, along with classic black.  Trust me .... It's time to get current.


Men's Shoe Staples.

Men Shoe Staples

Must Have Accessories For The Stylish Man

Must Have Accessories For The Stylish Men
1.) A sleek yet classic leather briefcase.  Leave the give-away bag from your last conference at home.
2.) Silver cuff links can let you express your own style or likes....  Here is a good place to make a personal style statement.
3.) Every man should have a pocket square.  Again, a good place to make a statement - just don't match it to your tie, please!
4.) Keep  your shoes shined either by you or treat yourself to a professional shine!
5.) Nothing beats a well-groomed man.  Beards are popular now - but they need to be well maintained.  Treat yourself to a nice hot towel shave and hair cut at Paul Mole.
6.) Nothing beats a nice leather and canvas travel bag - always a classic and perfect for weekend get-aways!
7.) Have fun with your glasses.  I especially like Warby Parker Horn Rims.
9.) If you are wearing the sleeker more fitted suits with a shorter pant length - fun socks are a must!  Especially for creative types.
10.) Any girl who tells you she didn't look at your watch, shoes and belt when she first met you is lying.  Watches make an impact - even if your phone is really your source for all things including the time!

How to mix checks and patterns For Men!

How to mix checks and patterns For Men!