Posts Tagged ‘banana republic

The Urban Graduate [a.bloke.named.Glen]

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In efforts to be dog wide and not as useless as a chocolate teapot, I’d like to present a post on one of my favorite woolens, glen plaid.  The name hails from the valley of Glenurquhart in Iverness-shire, Scotland.  It’s been around for yokes but it never goes out of season.  A nice glen plaid suit lets you get your grown man on without looking like a dickey dazzler.  If you don’t want to spend a lot of sheckels then you can buy an article of cover with the same woven twill design.  Say for example, a nice pair of trousers or an accessory of some sort.



Don’t forget that my ould mucker Pee Wee Herman (before he showed his arse) made the glen plaid suit his personal uniform for years.  See any similarities?


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December 8, 2008 at 7:59 am

The Urban Graduate [in.vest.ment]

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There’s no doubt about it, one of the most overlooked fall/winter essentials is the down vest. For some reason, us guys want to continue to act like it doesn’t exist. We figure, hell, what’s the purpose of a middleman?! Either go all the way, or not at all. — How terribly wrong! Urban Grads, the down vest should be invited back into your wardrobe. The trick is, don’t overdo the investment — go for a fitted look, low on bulkiness, and a distinct color/lining combination. Observe.


The Down Vest should hug the shoulders, be close to the body, and have a distance from seam to seam of 4 to 5 inches. Throw a henly underneath or a contrasting oxford for a fashionable dressed down look.


You could also achieve a dressed-up look by adding a fitted button-down and neckwear (although this guys tie is extremely wack…c’mon my grandfather owns that one). Bottom line, invest in functional outerwear — The Down Vest is a 3 season player! Put it in the game.

Here are some other vests for you to check out:

Get Familiar: Vegan Fashion…Peacoats

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URBAN GRADUETTES, this post is for yall this Fall season. I know that you ladies love to see a man in a nice fitting peacoat; it gives him that distinguished, metropolitan look. Yet, it still allows him to be playful with his choice of jeans and shoes. But it seems that women’s peacoats are getting more attention this Fall. The average peacoat is over $100 dollars, but under that $200 dollar mark, but if you want something different from the navy, dark gray, or black variations then you might have to shell out a little bit more. So instead of going on and on, I’m just gonna let the JPEGs speak for themselves…

Darlita Trench Coat [blue], $88

Darlita Trench Coat, $88

Andrew Marc Black Wool Short Peacoat, $219

Banana Republic Petite Wool-blend Peacoat, $198

*This brown is little more refined, but this peacoat also comes in “squaw berry”*

LAmixx Women's Pinstripe Peacoat, $78

Marc by Marc Jacobs Peacoat, $398

Marc by Marc Jacobs Peacoat, $398

*Updated peacoat design sans the double-breast*

J.Crew Classic Peacoat

J.Crew Classic Peacoat, $225

*This peacoat comes in an assortment of colors…check out the website*

Calvin Klein Peacoat, $199.99

Calvin Klein Peacoat, $199.99

[ALSO, check out Uniqlo and GAP for their take on the woman’s peacoat.]

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October 22, 2008 at 6:22 pm

The smARTORIALIST: Summer Nights

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I know with the increase of global warming the earth isn’t getting any cooler, but when the sun goes down there is still some relief.  So here is my suggestion for the Urban Graduate on those cool summer nights…try a light sweater; a light sweater that is both breathable and colorful.  The colors express the season and allow you to stand out at night.

This is the lightweight silk/cashmere blend v-neck sweater from Banana Republic.  Purple is my favorite color because it is the color of royalty.  Plus a purple top goes well with dark jeans or some light chinos.

                                                                        Banana Republic also offers the cotton/cashmere tipped crewneck sweater.  These come in more richer colors that than the v-necks.  Good fashion is subtle that is why these sweaters have color-tipped sleeves for an innovative look that makes these different from traditional crewneck sweaters.  You can rock these sweaters with some neutral-colored kicks, some Jack Purcell’s, Sperry’s, or some driving moccasins.  So when you want to look FLY AFTER FIVE, grab something lightweight and knit.  

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July 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Greek 2 Chic: Poodles

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Check out these styles from around the web:

Mesh Ballet Flats by Giuseppe Zanotti. Very hot for the summer. Plus these joints cost a pretty penny so you know alot of folks not gonna be up on them.

The Brazil Track Top by Adidas. CLASSIC!!!

San Diego Chargers Shades by Trainspotter. These stunna shades go! I appreciate the retro style — although I know none of the 1980 Chargers own a pair.

Embossed Shoulder Bag by Banana Republic. Stylish, well-priced, and heavy on the details.

The Delerium Blouse by NYC Boutique. I feel like Prince made this style popular in Purple Rain lol. Nevertheless, lightweight and fresh is the way to go this summer.

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June 11, 2008 at 1:08 am