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How Classics Are Made

Whenever the topic of men’s style gets brought up, it’s inevitable that you’re going to eventually hear mention of “classic” pieces – things like suits, jeans, and leather jackets. All of which are pieces that have withstood the test of time and find themselves a staple in many a closet decades after their inception as clothing items.

The predictability of their mention has often led me to ponder, “What exactly makes these items classics? And why?” And one thing that has stood out to me about their timelessness, beyond the simple aesthetics and body flattery, is their construction and durability. Upon further thought I realized that, when you think about it, you’d find a fairly consistent list of materials used to construct the clothing items that were worn by your grandfather, your father, and now you. I’m referring to leather, cotton, and wool.

10 Things We’ve Learned About Style

We’re a little over a year into A Curated Style, and while just about all of our newsletters have been about clothing (naturally), we thought it would be a good idea to pause and tell you about some of the top lessons we’ve learned on our journey to find our own style. In no particular order…

Our Fall Favorites

Photo by NYTimes

Photo by NYTimes

We love the fall. Not necessarily because of the weather, since it means winter is coming, but for the style. The patterns, the textures, the colors, the options to layer. It makes dressing up much more fun, with way more possibilities than the summer. So here are our favorite items this year when it comes to fall attire.

Fall Preperation

Fall color palette
It’s not quite time to pack away the shorts and tees, but in the coming weeks we’ll slowly start adding layers to our daily outfits. But what you lose in warm weather, you gain in style options. Dressing up in the fall has so many options and possibilities.  And the colors you wear and layer up with can present some great looking outfits. Here are some thoughts on how to get you thinking about your fall wardrobe.

Wearing Sneakers With Style

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I love casual clothes. Hoodies and jeans are my jam. It’s almost become a game for me to see how casual I can go while maintaining stylishly appropriate attire for the event. Wearing the right sneakers with the right outfit occasionally helps me achieve this. There’s a bit of an art to wearing sneakers in a manner such that you still look like a stylish guy. We’re going to go through the various “categories” of sneaker and offer a few suggestions on how you can wear them well.

-Marvin