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Menswear Monday: Classic Shirts with a Modern Twist

Let’s start this Menswear Monday off with one of my favorite mottos: “change is good.” Here at Zappos, one of our Core Values is “Embrace and Drive Change;” so why not take this philosophy and make it apply to your wardrobe? Don’t get me wrong, I think basics serve as the foundation to any well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe. However, why not “flip the script,” so to speak, on some classic fashion staples? Listed below are some examples of how contemporary designs have influenced classic menswear staples.

Fashion is all about experimentation, so do be afraid to incorporate a new color, pattern, or print into your wardrobe. Many of today’s top fashion brands have implemented contemporary twists into their collections through the use of mixed-media fabrications, unique dye processes, and bold prints. A classic polo shirt with a striking dip-dye effect can easily add a contemporary twist to your look without being too bold. If you find yourself a little on the conservative side when it comes to your style, feel free to try out a long sleeve raglan Henley with contrast colored sleeves to add some visual interest to your look.

These contemporary design twists can easily elevate your look from casual to dressy. Pair slim-fitting dark jeans or chinos with a garment-washed denim shirt for a date night look. When happy hour is calling your name, a color-blocked polo paired with flat front shorts and boat shoes is a look that certainly summer ready.

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THE POLO SHIRT

1. French Connection Wembly Dip Dye Polo

2. 7 Diamonds Collider Polo

3. Alternative Apparel Stripe Polo

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THE BUTTON-UP

1. Calvin Klein Jeans Direct Dye Trucker

2. Original Penguin Checkered Chambray Woven Heritage Shirt

3. DKNY Jeans Long Sleeve Jacquard Camo Shirt

THE HENLEY

1. Lucky Brand Stripe Indigo Henley

2. Calvin Klein Jeans Henley Mix Media Garment Dye

3. Alternative Home Run Tee

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The Raglan Tee

1. 7 Diamonds Norva Shirt

2. Alternative 3/4 Raglan Henley

3. Alternative Printed 3/4 Raglan Henley

Remember to have fun when incorporating these twists into your wardrobe! Change is ultimately a process that cannot be rushed. Take it slow, and as you become more comfortable with incorporating these trendy pieces into your closet. You will soon see your style evolve to classic with a contemporary twist!

Happy Shopping!

--Clinton

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Menswear Monday: What to Wear on Casual Fridays

Good day, gents! For today’s Menswear Monday, I wanted to fast forward a bit and focus on that day of the week that we all look forward to – Casual Fridays! How does one manage to look professional still dressed down to celebrate the TGIF spirit? Below, I’ve got a few tips and tricks to achieving that perfect balance of business and casual.

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1. Vince Basic Slub Polo Shirt

2. Rodd & Gunn Dune Lake Shirt

3. Nautica Long Sleeve Solid Oxford

4. RVCA The Ween-End Stretch Pants

5. Perry Ellis Slim Fit Cotton Flat Front Dress Pant

6. Brixton Reserve Chino Pant

7. Cole Haan LunarGrand Wing Tip

8. PUMA El Ace 3 Leather Sneakers

9. Globe Moonshine

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Let’s start with more traditional workwear staples like the suit. Suits can still be incorporated into your Casual Friday ensemble by simply dressing them down a bit.  You can opt for a slightly more fashionable version of your classic business suit but still look professional. You can also liven up a classic suit by adding in a bright button-up shirt underneath. No tie needed here! It’s Casual Friday after all!

Another cool Casual Friday outfit option for the office is a sleek monochromatic look. Pull in either all grey or a combination of grey, black and white. You can also do a more casual approach to monochrome dressing by pairing a nice chambray button-up with a mid-blue chino pant. Again, leave the tie at home. If you feel you must wear a tie, try a slim light grey tie for a more fashion-forward, casual feel.

Tie your Casual Friday outfit together with a nice pair of men’s oxfords or, if your workplace allows for it, wear a sleek and simple pair of sneakers. 

I hope your workweek goes smoothly (and quickly) into Casual Friday! Try one of these outfit tips in the office this Friday and you’ll be able to transition right to Happy Hour in style.

--B

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The Art of Style, How To: Wear Denim (and even double denim!)

Denim is hotter than ever this season! Today’s episode of The Art of Style is dedicated to our never-ending love of denim and ways to incorporate the timeless denim jacket into casual and dressy looks.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Him

He may love football, bad TV and occasionally wearing sandals with socks, but it doesn’t mean that the man in your life wouldn’t appreciate a stylish gift for the holidays!

These awesome man gifts are perfect for integrating into his work or weekend wardrobe without a lot of fuss…so he can get back to doing guy things while looking great doing them. Just keep the whole socks with sandals thing to minimum, guys. Try a pair of JD Fisk shoes instead!

Holiday Gifts for Him

1. Shwood “Francis Fifty-Fifty” Polarized Sunglasses

2. Diesel “Jingle Pack” Scarf & Beanie Set

3. JD Fisk Cormac Boot

4. Fossil “Grant” Men’s Watch

5. Cufflinks Inc. “I Love You I Know” Cufflinks

6. Scotch & Soda Woolen Leather Gloves

7. Original Penguin “Baron” Solid Tie

8. Tumi “Astor Regis” Slim Zip Top Briefcase

9. Alternative “Jaspe” Eco-Fleece Hoodie

10. JD Fisk Gamble Oxfords


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Zappos Unrehearsed featuring Priory

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For our first ever Zappos Unrehearsed, we caught up with Priory, an indie alternative band from Portland, Oregon.

Check out their exclusive live performance and interview below and shop our curated styles inspired by the band!


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Menswear Monday: Holiday Party Picks

Gents, as New Year’s Eve quickly approaches and holiday party season continuing to rage on at a steady pace, it’s natural that we start thinking about what we’re wearing to all these celebrations.

To help get those wheels turning, I’ve come up with a couple of party looks for both fancy parties and more casual get-togethers.

 

For a dressy event, consider going for a more monochromatic suiting option. Pair a black suit with a grey or dark purple dress shirt and pull it all together with a black tie. Anchor this timeless look with classic accessories—a black tie bar, a black dress belt and some shiny dress shoes should do the trick!

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1. Florsheim Jet Plain-toe Oxfords

2. Ted Baker Richgeo Jacquard Shirt

3. wurkin stiffs Nuts & Bolts Slime Tie Bar

4. DKNY Golden Island Tie

5. Timex Classic Round Easy Reader Watch

6. DKNY Black  Plain Jacket

7. Perry Ellis Portfolio Modern Fit Flat Front Pant


Not going to any fancy parties? Try a cool layered look for those laid-back gatherings with friends and family. Throw on a light vest over a grey sport coat and a white dress shirt topped off with a nice scarf. Keep the outfit casual yet crisp with a pair of dark-wash slim-fit jeans.

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1. Steve Madden Brack Oxfords

2. Calvin Klein Jaspe Textured Sportcoat

3. Calvin Klein Chunky Patterned Raschel Muffler

4. Citizen Watches Black Ion Eco-Drive Watch

5. Levi's Made & Crafted Needle Narrow in Rigid

6. French Connection Off Piste Vest

7. 7 Diamonds Reflektor Long-sleeve Shirt


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Menswear Monday: 5 Outerwear Essentials

Arguably the most essential foundation of a man’s wardrobe during the cold-weather months, the right outerwear really completes the look. Whether it’s a smart classic pea coat to wear over your sweaters or suits, or an on-trend bomber jacket for all your weekend outfits, the right jacket or coat really does anchor an outfit -- not to mention, keeps you nice and warm!

Below, we’re breaking down five essential types of men’s outerwear for every occasion. So take a look and get ready to bundle up in style all season long!

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THE BOMBER JACKET

1. Levi’s ® Made & Crafted Quilted Bomber Jacket

2. Lucky Brand Divisional Bomber Jacket

3. Diesel Photioso Jacket

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THE PEA COAT

4. Cole Haan Doublebreasted Wool Coat

5. Marc New York by Andrew Marc Hayes Pea Coat

6. Howe Rolls Royce Coat

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THE TRENCH COAT

7. Cole Haan Waxed Cotton Waxed Cotton Jacket

8. Marc New York by Andrew Marc Holt Coat

9. Cole Haan Wool Topper with Bib

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THE FIELD JACKET

10. Obey Iggy Jacket

11. Cole Haan Washed Cotton Utility Jacket

12. Lacoste L!VE Ottoman Coat

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THE MOTO JACKET

13. G-Star Forc Across Biker Jacket

14. Diesel Monike Jacket

15. Andrew Marc x Richard Chai Wade Zip Moto

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Menswear Monday: Sweaters for Every Occasion

Layering is a big component of smart cold-weather dressing, and one of the wardrobe fundamentals for winter layers is the sweater. There are several types of stylish men’s sweaters available for work, weekend and even nights out.

From refined V-neck sweaters to the classic crew neck pullover, stocking your closet with versatile sweaters is a good foundation of any well-rounded winter wardrobe. For more casual days, there’s the comfy and laidback French terry sweatshirt, or perhaps a merino wool cardigan to take your t-shirt-and-jeans look to the next level.

No matter what kind of men’s sweater you go with, remember that fit is key. Avoid a sloppy look by making sure the shoulder seams sit right on the shoulders (unless, of course, it’s a drop-shoulder sweater).

Below are a few of our favorite men’s sweaters to mix and match in your wardrobe this winter and even as we transition into spring:

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1. Lacoste Patterned Shawl Collar Sweater

2. Culture Phit Merino Aaron Zip Cardigan

3. Diesel K-Amini-A Sweater

4. Diesel K-Maniky Pullover

5. Fred Perry Tipped Island Knit Sweater

6. Lucky Brand Laurel Canyon Long Sleeve

7. Alternative Light French Terry Crew Neck

8. Gant Rugger R. Diamond Crüe

9. Culture Phit Merino Skipper V-Neck Sweater


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