Man on the Move: Time to Whiteout this Rule
Feel free to officially retire the "can’t wear white after Labor Day" rule. Although there may have been an actual practical reason for inventing this rule to begin with, excluding one color from the entire season (and then some) no longer applies. One of the leaders of mastering the use of white through all seasons is fashion designer Miguel Vieira. And it’s one of the cleanest style moves you’ll want to turn loose this season.
Style Advice: White – including off white (which is preferred over bright white when it comes to your wardrobe) – is actually quite versatile and not as bold as you may think. Pairing a white suit with black accessories is a cross between bold and minimalist. It’s always good to invest in quality pieces, but unless you’re James Bond or otherwise attend a lot of dinner parties and black tie affairs, then your cost per wear on a white suit will be quite high with many of the options out there. So you can opt for something like this from JC Penney and save yourself the need to feel like you have to wear this on date night to justify the price. Not many looks are more luxurious than pairing a suit with a similar color turtle neck, like this Brooks Brothers option. Complete the look with a fresh pair of white sneakers that you can rock with a suit like these Lacoste versions. Add that bold contrast with a black scarf from Zappos and a matching black zip pouch from Coach.
Must-Have: Indeed winter is coming, but before it gets that far, it can get quite cold and windy with a bit of rain sprinkled in. What better way to combat that than with a Mackintosh rain jacket. It’s named after the guy that made waterproof fabric, Charles Macintosh. The pièce de ré·sis·tance is truly Burberry’s rain proof trench coat. If you’re looking for a better bang for the buck option, then you can try out this similar look from Banana Republic.
Industry Update: The business of luxury fashion isn’t slowing down anytime soon, as online fashion retailer MatchesFashion.com sold its majority stake for a reported $1 billion dollars. MatchesFashion.com is one of the top e-commerce sites in the men’s fashion game, along with FarFetch and Mr. Porter. You’ll find a countless number of items ranging from top brands such as Gucci, Prada, Off-White, Valentino and more. This is good news for consumers – as high fashion is staying strong and we can continue to invest in apparel and accessories that will have our wardrobe oozing with opulence. Plus, the more options the merrier, as online retail gains popularity at an exponential pace, it can be much easier for you to find those elusive must-have items that seemingly go out of stock before you realize it.