Wisdom of Shopping Clothes on the Internet

I read somewhere that clothing is apparently second only to electronics for internet purchases. Not so long ago, Bluefly was the only designer discounter in town, and even more recently, North Americans could only salivate over all the goodies on YOOX.COM. This was back in the early 00’s, and www.activeendeavors.com, now firmly entrenched with its stable of hipster boutique brands like BBlessing and Surface to Air alongside www.revolveclothing.com‘s more mainstream offerings, was just a fledging site offering some Paper Denim & Cloth jeans along with hiking boots and other outdoor gear. [Read more…]

Humor and Rehashed Eighties Fashion Defines Spring/Summer 08 Season According to Paris

Paris has returned to fun, whimsical and albeit downright disturbing interpretations of menswear for the Spring/Summer 08 season, perhaps to the dismay and chagrin of many, though they have succeeded in challenging the status quo, which they say fashion is supposed to be anyway. Balenciaga left us with a series of modular sweaters, odd open toed lace up shoes and an eclectic collection of leather coats which often preferred a three/quarter length as opposed to the high waist, one typically associates with European fashion. Runway models wore bright silk boxers with suit coats poking fun at the establishment, which sort of rocks. [Read more…]

Getting the Best Out of Your Shopping Experience

One of my favorite methods of procrastination is to read reviews of men’s clothing stores on sites like Yelp. I especially like to read the reviews of stores that I am familiar with, and those I am about to visit. By and large, the reviews confirm my opinions of the stores and the service, though there are some surprises. [Read more…]

Dior’s New Direction Has Fans Torn Between the Future and the Past

Much has been made of Kris Van Assche taking over Hedi Slimane’s old position at Dior; so much perhaps that fans of the direction that Hedi Slimane had steered the age old company have a volatile, almost vehement reaction against the loss of what they perceive as the Dior they had grown to love, as opposed to what was perhaps your grandfather’s Dior. [Read more…]

Online Shopping, a Better Inspiration for Style?

For the past 10+ years, I have lived in Los Angeles and Boston, with easy access to world class shopping. In Los Angeles, I shopped at Maxfield, Traffic, and Ron Herman, all world famous boutiques known for bringing new talent to market. In Boston, I shopped at the world famous Louis Boston, which has, in my opinion, the best cuts from Kiton in North America, and at Alan Bilzerian, who has a better eye than anyone else in Boston, and whose collections, with a strong focus on Japanese and Belgian designers, are a full lap in front of the competition. [Read more…]