Summer Etiquette : Linen Sports Blazer Accessories  -  General Style 94 Comments

Joshua Kissi : Linen; better known as the first type of fabric everyone seeks when the temperature abruptly rises in these random Summer days. During the Summer we overtly avoid the shiny flat cotton non-breathable blazers like a bad plague. I found myself exploring the possible options of linen pieces from trousers to shirts to suits – a pleasurable haven to the corporate gentleman burning up in the office. The fabric contains a sense of versatility whether dressed up, outfitted for business or just down right casual. The fabric has been around for ages remaining  not only an American summer staple but a global one that never seems to vanish into oblivion.

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Although some guys may resent it, I actually appreciate the crumple factor of linen, giving off a slightly casual-careless look. During the scorching hot months men are notorious for relinquishing from acceptable looks to something much more comfortable – here is where linen fabric fits perfect into the equation.

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Zara linen sports blazer.  J.Crew Vintage Polo ( Tailored Fit ). Vintage pocket square (eBay). 3sixteen natural leather dual strand. Save Khaki Chambray Shorts. Sebago Penny Loafers

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Fit Description :  100% linen blazer containing the perfect color for the warm weather – an almost-white-but-not-quite-light beige/ivory. During the Summer Etiquette series it has been way too easy to slip on some comfortable loafers and head out of the house. Probably one of my favorite accessories apart from wrist wear is this vintage elastic braided belt provides a distinctive texture to an outfit for those that are meticulous to sartorial detail.

This is not the first time I have worn this silk pocket square; last summer it was pictured peaking outside of my oxford pocket – a post expressing my then resistance to wearing shorts during hot weather .

Photography : All photos taken by good friend Rog Walker – check out his work

History : When indulging in research from books to the internet, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of history some of these fabrics enfold, like Egyptians using linen as a commodity, a preservative for mummies or just daily clothing wear. Professor Car takes a more in-depth look at the history of linen below.

(Gentleman pictured wearing a linen suit on the far right.)

People were spinning and weaving linen by about 5000 BC, even before wool. In the first millennium BC, the Egyptians mostly wore linen, while Greeks and West Asians and Germans mostly wore wool. By the Roman period, however, many people wore linen tunics for comfort with wool robes over them for warmth, and in the Middle Ages in Europe this continued to be common, so that “linen” got to mean something like “underwear”. Our word “lingerie” is related to linen. In the Islamic Empire, on the other hand, people began to wear mainly linen and cotton, and not so much wool. – Dr. Karen Carr (Professor of History at Portland State University )



 



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  • TheSkipper

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Great content as always, summer blazers are definitely an item I need to experiment with more


  • Anonymous

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    nice renonvation. looks great!


  • Anonymous

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    aloha new site looks great and i dig your color schemes


  • Coldsun

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Slow down son…. You’re killing em….


  • Idia'Dega

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    I love you gentlemen!


  • Dave

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Loving the new layout–can’t wait to see you guys sell that ad space!


  • Prêt à Porter P

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    I wish people would not be so afraid of linen. Well done!


  • Neef @ACLeagueLow

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    the new layout is pretty savvy. I am a fan on the linen jacket. I have a grey one myself. This here is another SE Summer Essential that we at ACL like. Great post guys. Much Love

    Hanif Castle of ACL


  • Jaz p

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Posting from toronto

    another great post guys. Cant wait or what u guys have instore for fall


  • Isabelle Ofume

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    The new layout is great, its simple & sophisticated. And the post is dope as usual, love the blazer.


  • Kevin

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    This is one of the best post


  • jonathan merla

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    glad I suggested the zara blazer to you guys!!! This post is greay and congrats on what ya’ll are doing!!! Much love from dallas,tx!


  • Phil

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    FAB!! Absolutely love it, wore the exact same look with jeans but this is inspiring me to try it out with shorts….. looks great.


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    @TheSkipper: Thank you – definitely recommend it man dressed up or casual it pretty much hits the mark.

    @Anonymous: Thank you it was long due for a web redesign to a more user friendly design – all thanks to Jermaine Davis it was possible !

    @Anonymous: Thanks a lot – funny thing is I kind of put the polo and pocket sq together randomly and later realized the details worked with each other.

    @Coldsun: Thanks Kofi!

    @Idia’Dega: That means a lot – we definitely do love you guys back for all the support you have been showing.


  • Hank Rosenberg

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Hey Joshua fantastic post for the summer season – I was possibly debating on whether I should purchase J.crew issued linen blazers but after this – I may have to buy the whole khaki linen suit from them. I went in store to try it on and it fit very well to my surprise no alterations would be needed !

    Keep up the great work

    p.s love the new design


  • thomas.mendel

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Great post, love the way the sleeves are rolled up, casual but not too casual! Where do you guys get your Sebago loafers? Because I’ve noticed you seem to have quite a few different designs (though these I recognize from the Varsity Jacket post I think) and they can be quite expensive. Do you get them at a discount? Love the new design, keep being the best blog around!


  • Anonymous

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    The pocket square ist absolutley killing it. It gives the whole fit this extra twist.


  • Lucas Mohr

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    The pocket square ist absolutley killing it. It gives the whole fit this extra twist.


  • Aaron Christian

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Must say I do like the herringbone style belt. Colourful pocket square is a nice touch too. Great stuff mate!


  • Anonymous

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Love the look! I really enjoy your blog.


  • mat ahoy

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    agreed about the crumples and creases, works so well with linen


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    @Dave: Thanks Dave – and yes that should be something exciting we’re taking it slow and gradual it’ll come soon enough

    @Prêt à Porter P: I’ve seen people not afraid to wear the fabric fully head to toe – like the oversized linen shirt paired with the pants guys used to do back in the day , don’t get me wrong it can be pulled off in a clean way also though.

    @Neef @ACLeagueLow: Gray linen sounds good as well, once I read that a million and one possible outfits all crammed into my head at one time lol – could put together a sick monochromatic look. All props and thanks to the designer it definitely runs more smoother than before, we just want the best site possible for our readers. Thanks Neef – appreciate all the suppor from ACL

    @Jaz p:
    I can’t wait until the fall either, morning here have become really cool indicating the arrival of fall soon – the post we coming up are definitely something !

    @Isabelle Ofume: Thank you Isabelle – nice tumblr you have going on there also


  • KGS

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Solid post and great new layout. Is this a WordPress theme? Also, who did your logo design? Lookin for someone myself.

    Keep up the great content, killer site.


  • sssence

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    I really like the new look of the site. I have a linen blazer the same color as yours and have the first opportunity to rock it this weekend so this post came just in time to give me some ideas of how to wear. The color of the polo against the blazer and shorts is great and the pocket square really ties everything in. Cheers!


  • Kenji Summers

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Solid post JK. Rog is great with the camera. The new layout is sharp too. The brownstone in the header is giving me ideas.

    “Featured Article by J.Crew” coming soon?


  • Jason Smith

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    The whole outfit looks spectacular. The accessories to me are bring out the outfit. I have been looking for wooded beeded bracelets for months. Is there a store online where you bout them?


  • Kadeem J.

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    1ST THE NEW SITE IS AMAZING MAN! The white layout is literally like a breath of fresh air.
    2nd I dig the look Josh. I remember going with you to Zara and we saw that blazer.
    I personally love the crinkle factor that linen gives, especially on a nice button-down shirt. Good stuff!


  • John Mitchell

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Great Look ! Love the new blog.


  • Geoffrey Rose

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    I like much your combination, are colors very well for you, the belt is nice and the blazer with shorts is a trend of the moment.
    the accessories are good too.
    and The pink t-shirt complement very well with blazer. oh! and the shoes, the color is the indicate for all outfit.
    Good Job men!
    CHINO


  • Lum

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    While the linen blazer is great, I can’t keep my eye off the pocket square. Crucial accent.


  • K.Mack

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    The belt and pocket square and excellent touches to the ensemble.

    Well done.


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  • willy cheesesteak

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Josh I’m gonna swaggerjack those chambray shorts lol. Been looking for a pair of affordable nice simple blue ones but J. Crew only has grey and their blue ones have too much workwear details.


  • 4,5,6

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    i’ve been seeing a lot of save khaki around the internet lately and am sold with their line. i was wondering what the price point of their clothes is. also its kinda weird, but i’ve predicted what the last two posts would be since you guys have basically covered every article of clothing made lol. status quo with this fit but you always are able to do things with footwear that i can’t figure out, first the military boots laced loosely without falling off and consistently wearing sebago’s without socks. please let me in on the secret! stay safe and i hope continued success.

    p.s.: although i haven’t really taken the time out to look, but when are the goods from the nexus project coming out?


  • Kristopher

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    You Gents never dissappoint! The new layout is awesome. Great outfit, the colour scheme is bang on (I appreciate how you decided to follow up the chambray post with some chambray shorts in this post). Keep doin it!

    - Respect and Thanks from the North


  • doniu kos

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    while i am not a fan of polo + blazer, you pull it off. totally diggin this, once again.


  • Theo Martins

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Congrats again brothers – love the simplicity with the new website, looks great.

    Black Ivy!

    TM


  • CAS

        posted on August 3 , 2010 :

    Love the new layout guys.. Keepin’ it fresh I like it. I was wondering how long it would take you to bring out a post on linen. And it is definitely a good piece to have in your wardrobe with the sweltering heat we’ve been having in NYC this summer. I echo the sentiment of not being a fan of polo + blazer, with the addition of shorts; however, you pull the look of with ease. Another good post!


  • Uel White

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    This blog exhibits class. Inspiring me to join the ranks.


  • EC

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    Wow, the new layout caught me off guard. Definitely a good look.


  • Unyime Akpanudosen

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    Ah, interesting layout. Very simple, which is nice. This look is different to me. I think it’s the white blazer. So well coordinated and colorful. Nice job Joshua!


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    @Hank Rosenberg: The J.Crew linen suits are definitely worth it with summer soon coming to a end I’m not sure whether it would be the best move to do but you probably reside in a much warmer climate , great fit / quality / price though.

    @thomas.mendel: Yup sleeves rolled up always puts a nice touch on a fit – sometimes ofcourse if its a formal event you would kind of stray away from it. Sebago loafers from my varsity post were bought from http://www.sebago.com – they have a array of colors also

    @Anonymous: Thanks – and to think I stuffed that in my pocket last is kind of mind boggling as it links the whole fit together when speaking about colors strictly.

    @Aaron Christian: Thank you sir.

    @Anonymous: I’m glad you do – thanks for supporting


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    @mat ahoy: I would think its the perfect thing to do with linen since its so wrinkle easy why not let that be to your advantage and stop trying to make it look too crisp and just rock it as is.

    @KGS: Thanks a lot man – this is not a word press design it was fully designed by a friend name Jermaine Davis (rawdrugraps.com) , the logo was also designed by a friend if you email me – I can give you their contacts.

    @sssence: Hey Nicholas – nice polo under blazer most people aren’t too fond of it but I find it to work for myself – a t-shirt also sometimes its a bit too hot to put on a tie and oxford – always good to dress it down a bit.

    @Kenji Summers: Thanks Kenji, Rog does amazing work he’s daring at taking photographs lol – oh yes the brownstones says something lol – maybe just maybe

    @Jason Smith: – Thanks accessories are a necessity like we say lol – most brought from street vendors/vintage shops / try topman.com though – good luck


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    @Kadeem J.: Thanks kadeem – looking forward to your redesign right? lol – but yeah man tried it on there and kind of wanted to give it a day or so before I decided to pull the trigger – btw glad everyone is a fan of the crinkle factor on linen.

    @John Mitchell: Thanks a lot –

    @Geoffrey Rose: Thanks a lot – it’s actually a polo underneath the blazer and not a t-shirt if I did have a t-shirt that particular color I would still wear the outfit. Kind of a combo of fabrics with linen/chambray/cotton in one outfit

    @Lum:
    I concur. thanks

    @K.Mack: Thanks Katie , long time saw your site nice stuff as always.


  • Jayar Moten

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    First of all I want to REALLY compliment the new minimalist design. It is UBER COOL.
    but I actually prefer buying beige/ivory instead of white. It actually has a longer life and I can wear it year round. I must admit as a younger man I used to HATE the wrinkles linen bring from bunching but I actually think it’s pretty cool during the summer months now. All in all I don’t have anything to say past the regular, very cool post. I love watching the site growth and as always the right amount of fashion and education.


  • Alan Li

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    I love your blog. You guys are so inspirational and the growth from when you started to now is remarkable! I just added you to my blogroll and I definitely will be coming back for more inspiration.

    Cheers,
    Alan


  • Barry

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    Tight work as always fellas, love the redesign. Next time I hit NYC I’m making an appointment, gotta build something with SE pronto!


  • joseph a

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    good read as always and excellent job paring the pocket square with the polo

    but josh why is it why have yet to see you wear a watch since the gshock back in the street fashion days?


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    @willy cheesesteak: William be my guest- no really I have been wearing these shorts frequently it just matches anything you pair it with , stop by the lafayette st store and take a look a them.

    @4,5,6: Yes, from Fred’ work with them to their numerous appearances on GQ.com Save khaki is definitely out there but not as it really should – the price point I would say slightly higher than usual J.Crew , but you get what you pay for. There’s no secret lol just making it work with the outfit is all could of worn desert boots with this fit , but it would of made it look a bit too clunky – plus I just really like the simplicity of penny loafers.

    No problem it should be releasing soon – mid September or so.

    @Kristopher: Thanks a lot – yeah strange enough I could of worn this same fit for the last post on chambray lol

    @doniu kos: I think that’s what personal style is about sometimes taking those leaps and boundaries everyone may not be so keen on and making it work for yourself. I’ve seen this happen numerous times for I’m not a fan of bowties but I want to try and see what I can do with it personally – I feel like I could only favor it in a black tie setting


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    @Theo Martins: Thanks Theo! much appreciated – cant wait for B.I lol * mouth zipped *

    @CAS: Thanks again sir. Linen is a summer must have I think most people we’re expecting a post on it hitting the blog soon – I bet a lot of people wouldn’t have predicted the next post lol, again here I would like to hear your opinion on how you would dressed it up with the blazer as the base? Since I’m seeing this statement on this post so much I’m just curious

    @Uel White: Thank you sir. We welcome you with open arms lol

    @EC:
    I thought it would for a lot of people expecting the old site lol – things have to move forward sometimes.

    @Unyime Akpanudosen: I think I haven’t worn a white blazer on the blog before, well offwhite/ivory to be exact definitely a easy piece to work around

    @Jayar Moten: Couldn’t have said it any better Jay – btw checked out your site great layout I’m a fan of good presentation and that you have sir. People so many times just start web platforms without really knowing to do, even we have done it before but when you have a solid plan always smooths out things that much easier !

    @Alan Li: Thank you Alan , growth is always the key to success with the usual saying of ‘you live and you learn’ we’re a testament to that as long as you contain the passion for it – it should happen, very nice blog yourself will check it out.

    @Barry:
    Thanks my brother and no problem with that!

    @joseph a: Thanks a lot Joseph , but with your claim I think you’re thinking of someone else I have never own, or worn a g-shock watch – but right now I’m looking into watches to purchase – the only time I have worn a watch on the blog was during the sewn from the soul editorial I had a small movado black time piece.


  • zack

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    Pocket square makes this outfit- gorgeous.


  • Anthony

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    great post! its a very classic look but the bright color of the shirt brings it into the 21st century! not much to say about this one but kudos!


  • Jake

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    Best mens style blog hands down – I’m curious to see which companies take on those advertisements on the side – I’ll support you guys since you have been putting in a tremendous amount of work and gratitude.

    Cheers from Amsterdam!


  • Nicole Miller

        posted on August 4 , 2010 :

    Once again gentleman superb post , great style from you – and I love love love the new website!


  • Anonymous

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    Just a matter of personal preference, Josh. I would go a more traditional route with a crisp dress shirt and chinos, but I understand you have to be a little more aggressive in your choices as you’re running a fashion blog. I generally don’t wear shorts, even in blazing heat, and If I remember correctly, you were once the same. But, that’s just me, and you make it work for you.


  • CAS

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    Just a matter of personal preference, Josh. I would go a more traditional route with a crisp dress shirt and chinos, but I understand you have to be a little more aggressive in your choices as you’re running a fashion blog. I generally don’t wear shorts, even in blazing heat, and If I remember correctly, you were once the same. But, that’s just me, and you make it work for you.


  • qwefqw

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    wooo so many comments


  • Paul

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    can i ask what colour’s the sebago loafer!i really want to get a pair esp cos i live in a warm part of the world but none of the colours on the site seem anything like yours


  • Toheeb

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    Very gentlemen like, but yet this outfit me show lets me know a bit about your personality. Also the new site redesign is great, simple and clean. Josh awesome outfit, well done man. Keep up the good work.


  • Wing

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    You guys have lovely taste. I’ll definitely be following your blog and trying out some of your ideas. Keep up the good work!


  • mat ahoy

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    really liking the new layout chaps, it’s a very clean update. love from over the pond.


  • Ian

        posted on August 5 , 2010 :

    What changed your mind about shorts?


  • An ounce of style

        posted on August 6 , 2010 :

    Interesting feature. I’ve always thought that people find it hard to look smart during the warmer months. Linen is a good solution to this and when styled in an interesting way it can look fresh and contemporary. In the UK where I live, it still tends to suffer from a slightly middle aged, middle class reputation and isn’t often seen on younger people.
    Personally, I’m finding the weather so warm at the moment that I haven’t actually worn a jacket at all for some months. Instead I prefer to layer up a fine shirt over a cool t-shirt.


  • TeoV

        posted on August 6 , 2010 :

    nice ! I like the jacket , zara does great ….. I got a linen blazer from zara too . the only thing I can’t stand it’s the price , a little higher than the brand standards


  • Neal Wellington

        posted on August 6 , 2010 :

    I always love the history lesson you guys give as well. A lot of people including me sometimes just do with getting the whole background of their style choices. Always a good read


  • Itoro Udoko

        posted on August 7 , 2010 :

    Good look on the new website. I like the blazer quite a bit…but I’d have to say that my favorite is the shorts appear to be quite outstanding.


  • E

        posted on August 8 , 2010 :

    Hey! Love the way you dress and blog. Very interesting. Anyways, I’ve a tip for you! Hope you wouldn’t take this as an offence. You may want to try putting toothpaste at your knee. Leave it for a while and use a damp cloth to wipe it off. You can try on one knee and compare if your knee becomes whiter. It works for me, hope it’ll work for you too. (Helps to get rid of dead skin at the joints)


  • mike

        posted on August 8 , 2010 :

    Wow seriously, I’ve been following you a long time and I must say I love they way your style has evolved. The websites evolved now too I see haha. I love visiting this blog, I feel like I take little cues here and there from your fits all the time. Great Job Bro!


  • Rhonda

        posted on August 9 , 2010 :

    When I told a fashionista friend of mine who works for Burberry that I love linen on men, he said linen was “dated” and so “90′s”. I had just purchased a linen sundress so I had to check it out for myself. Guess he was wrong! Still loving it’s timeless look!


  • Aspire Menswear

        posted on August 9 , 2010 :

    Another interesting post, the jacket and belt are both great pieces. New site looks fantastic also.


  • @H_dinero

        posted on August 9 , 2010 :

    I love how all of these pieces work well together. I think the length of that jacket is pretty interesting, considering the common trend of wearing jackets that hit at the waist. Very well done!!


  • WayOutWest

        posted on August 9 , 2010 :

    Love it…you’ve motivated me to grab my first linen piece. Unearthed a navy linen Brooks Brothers for $55.

    Your spot in GQ a few months back helped out a lot!


  • Myssdee

        posted on August 10 , 2010 :

    *Class is in session*

    I feel like I am learning more and more about menswear when I come to this blog,
    The outfit in this post is well fitted…linen jacket with the color schemes are perfect together.


  • Gian G

        posted on August 10 , 2010 :

    heey
    im an avid reader of your blog! but was wondering what you use for your hair!! lol
    i have the same type of hair and would like to be as curly… i’d appreciate if you’d let me know. you got my email, feel free to shoot me one.
    thanks!
    keep up the good work
    Gian


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 11 , 2010 :

    @zack: Thank you sir.

    @Anthony:
    You’re right about that and thanks.
    @Jake:
    Thank you Jake much appreciated that we have such supports such as yourself who have been supporting what we do since day one or the time you found out about the blog – concerning advertisements though we will definitely stay true to what we take a liking for – no chance you will see like Mcdonalds ads just sitting there! lol

    @Nicole Miller: Thank you Nicole all props and thanks go to Jermaine Davis he’s the guy who sketched out the site and made it for us -
    http://www.rawdrugraps.com
    @CAS:
    Completely understand what you’re saying – it just seems like preference when it comes to what you pair with a blazer whether its traditional or something a little more spiced up which my taste favors a bit morel Nothing wrong with variety though we all still acknowledge a well dressed stylish man presenting himself with character.


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 11 , 2010 :

    @qwefqw: lol.

    @Paul: It’s strange that ask just looked through the colors and they don’t carry the specific brown tint that I have try maybe calling in and Ill give you what ever identification number I have for them or even reference these pictures.

    @Toheeb:
    Thanks Toheeb – you have known me ever since grade school man

    @Wing:
    Thank you sir , we greatly appreciate your support here!

    @mat ahoy: We need to move across the pond for a year or so and just do post and such from out there! lol would be awesome


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 11 , 2010 :

    @Ian: I guess at that time I was just going through a style progression and was more open to trying new things and putting my own personal touch on it to make it ‘mine’ or what I liked about it, so cuffing shorts are regular protocol bold colors, and interesting fabrics usually catch my eye .

    @An ounce of style: Interesting perspective from the UK I think more people in the U.S buy linen just based on its function from young people to older guys – I could say contrary to that the overall prep/ivy/trad style is seen by some as ‘old man/grandpa style’ – it really is difficult for some individuals to care about how they look when its 100 F out. Well again thank you sir.

    @TeoV: Coming from a Italian I have to take your word for it , I actually got the jacket on sale it was located in a section designated to linen pieces they had a few other blazers, also linen suits which would be so worth it when I think about it now lol. From what I hear zara will be trying out e-commerce .

    @Neal Wellington: No problem Neal – we all need it as a whole we don’t wake up knowing everything about a piece but by the time the research is over it’s startling sometimes to see the results you come across.

    @Itoro Udoko: Thanks sir. The shorts are def something worn with anything / any color and it works fine


  • I THINK YOU SHOULD CLICK ME

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    He looks very suave debonair!


  • Jaymalls

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    Kissi i luv yall pics. I was wondering how much you guys charge to take photos. I sent u guys a email via yall SE Gmail but if you didn’t get it… shoot me a response @ Jahmalbr@gmail.com. Thanks!


  • Lizzy

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    I really adore all of your outfits, but I am literally dying over this one in particular. The jacket, the pocket square, the shoes, the belt, LOVE IT! I find myself wishing more men dressed like you both, but then I realize that the exclusivity is what’s so hot.


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    @E: Thank you – no offense taken at all I love my black knees! lol dead skin and scabs from the days of younger – I’m sure if people feel it pertains to them will try it out though.

    @mike:
    Thanks Mike – it was all apart of progression uf you go back in our archives it was no where close to how it is today in any aspect but you live and your learn. When we first started the site we were fresh out of H.S you can only contain so much know how –

    @Rhonda:
    It’s definitely a timeless look and piece well with your fashionista friend I think he may be more a fan of ‘fashion’ over style which is way more intimate and personal. On the runway linen may not be as potent , but people ordinary people still wear the fabric as the weather heatens up – we all love fashion but only up to a certain extent! lol

    @Aspire Menswear: Thank you sir.

    @@H_dinero: You’re totally right considering the fact it’s a bit longer than usual or recommended again adds some character and preference I was seeking a 38 Short, but only a Regular was available considering my height it doesn’t appear as abnormal, to let’s say if someone shorter in height tried the same thing.


  • Joshua Kissi

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    @WayOutWest: Thank you sir, and that’s no problem at all that’s what we’re here to do influence and motivate – it’s definitely a two way street –

    @Myssdee: Thank you sir. We’re all students of style

    @Gian G:
    Lol no problem lol I use mousse to moisturize my hair and conditioner – jus email me for in-depth info

    @Jaymalls: hey – in this particular post our good friend Rog Walker took all of the pictures contact him at http://www.rogwalker.com – he’s great and very passionate about his photography.

    @I THINK YOU SHOULD CLICK ME: Thanks.

    @Lizzy:
    Lol I’m flattered I’m no fan to the exclusivity but the personal , intimate element of style is what I like , someone doesn’t have to necessarily dress like me for me to appreciate their style, but just the fact that we recognize each other’s individuality.


  • The Ca$h

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    I’m in need of a black vest..
    Next pay check, no doubt.. nice post Kiss


  • karlo medina

        posted on August 14 , 2010 :

    Nice post love the outfit, glad to hat met you the outfit fits your character.


  • syoulee

        posted on August 14 , 2010 :

    Great post! Nothing beats linen on a hot summer day!


  • Kell

        posted on August 16 , 2010 :

    I absolutely love the way you use your accessories. A find that a lot of guys are really apprehensive about wearing bracelets and rings, but you do it right. I notice you don’t wear necklaces though. Are there specific styles of neck wear that guys can wear?
    Btw, there’s a small boutique that i found online and was also hoping to hear your thoughts on the pieces:
    http://www.vendio.com/stores/12.11


  • ConnieDillon28

        posted on September 26 , 2010 :

    I would like to propose not to hold back until you get enough amount of money to order all you need! You can take the loans or just credit loan and feel yourself free


  • albertkulitsa

        posted on October 11 , 2010 :

    Brass rings, awesome accent, to often guys wear something really tacky, but those rings are something. Good choice on the blazer as well, keep up the good work. Great style.


  • FelaKuti

        posted on November 27 , 2010 :

    Nigga yo Knees iz ashy as fuck


  • #wINSPIRATION | CLOTHES CAPTIONED

        posted on March 19 , 2011 :

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  • Jacob Crim

        posted on March 20 , 2011 :

    Love this whole outfit, This is the first spring/summer I am really going to try to work on my wardrobe. 22 years old and at times still dress like I am 16, as do most of my peers. Hopefully I can be the change!


  • Gry cbeebis

        posted on May 27 , 2011 :

    Can I just say what a aid to seek out someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how one can bring a difficulty to gentle and make it important. Extra individuals must read this and understand this facet of the story. I cant consider youre no more standard since you undoubtedly have the gift.


  • Spring/Summer Blazers | Gotham

        posted on September 28 , 2011 :

    [...] It’s no question that Men’s fashion tends to be somewhat basic when compared to women. Men have their classics and incorporating these classics with your own personal sense of style separates you from the other guys. One necessity and classic every man should have in their closet is the blazer. Some men make the mistake of trying to buy a Blazer that can be worn year round. With the winter you want a wool and heavier Blazer, but with the spring and summer weather you want something light and breathable. With the transition stage (spring to summer) it tends to be chilly and hot. For spring chilly days you can keep your cotton Blazer and layer accordingly. Try and wear a light sweater underneath, button up, accompanied with a light trench over your blazer, or cardigan. As the weather gets warmer you want light weight material as well as color. Try to avoid the black and get colors such as white, blue, light grey etc. The summer leaves room for cotton, linen, and seer sucker. These materials tends to be lighter, breathable, and won’t make you sweat as much when you’re trying to look dapper in the warmer weather. Some guys tend to stress over the prices of quality Blazers which steers them to use one year round. Stores such as Zara, H&M, and Gap have quality blazers for affordable prices. Just remember to make sure you have the proper fit and if needed make a stop by the tailor. Photos courtesy of the style blogger & street etiquette [...]


  • Anonymous

        posted on November 17 , 2011 :