Friday, August 30, 2013

Indochino Launches Modern Dandy Collection for Today’s Renaissance Man

VANCOUVER BC- August 26, 2013- Indochino, the global leader in custom menswear, is pleased to announce the launch of the Modern Dandy Collection. This collection offers timeless elegance with a dash of wit and whimsy in a full range of custom-made suits, shirts, blazers and outerwear--all ready to personalize.

The collection is ideal for modern men with great personal style looking to update their fall wardrobe.

“The modern dandy is a man who appreciates culture, lives life to the fullest and has a bias for quality in every aspect of his life,” explains Heikal Gani, Indochino Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “This collection is designed for that modern renaissance man.

The collection includes 8 suits in a variety of fall-ready materials such as flannel, herringbone and tweed, 8 pieces of outerwear, 13 casual shirts, and 22 accessories.

Standard customizations include monogramming and functional buttonholes, among others, and new collection customizations include suit options with wide peak lapels and double-breasted vests, and blazer options with elbow patches and woven leather buttons.

Shop the collection online at or in-person at Indochino’s Traveling Tailor pop-up stores across North America. The current Traveling Tailor pop-up will be in Portland at 922 SW Yamhill Street September 12th to 23rd. For up-to-date information on Traveling Tailor, visit

Indochino Facts at a Glance:

Indochino makes it possible for any man--regardless of size, budget or location--to measure, customize, and order great quality and affordable suits online and through retail pop-ups.

Custom suits start at $429.

Custom shirts start at $79.

Each suit is tailor-made to your unique measurements and specifications.

Select from 20 suit customization options and 8 shirt customization options to build the exact suit you want.

All customization options are complimentary.

Indochino offers free shipping on every order.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fashion, Art, Dinner and Basketball?


Thursday, August 15th ­ Los Angeles

Last week on a balmy evening in Los Angeles, eleven stylish gentlemen from the worlds of entertainment, art, sports, fashion and food came together in their finery for wine, steak, stimulating conversation...and an impromptu game of hoops.

Dubbed the inaugural Gentlemen's Supper by its hosts -- shoe designer Brandon Day, film & television producer Jonas Bell Pasht and noted LA-based pop-up chef Octavio Olivas -- the evening was sponsored by Generic Surplus. The festivities took place in the Trophy Room at the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club in DTLA.

The guest list included NBA star Baron Davis, menswear designer Mark McNairy, celebrated couturier Cameron Silver and TV boss Matt Hanna. Suits and neckwear were mandatory and the guests turned up in high style.

Guests were treated to steak, Arctic halibut and vintage wine from Brandon Day¹s personal cellar at the Club before later breaking onto the LAAC basketball court, where a rowdy but debonair game of basketball ensued until Club security cut short the fun at midnight.


CAMERON SILVER ­ Nicknamed "The King of Vintage" Cameron Silver opened his iconic Los Angeles store Decades in 1997, and has since become the go-to vintage stylist for celebrities. For the past 2 decades he has personally been reshaping trends on the red carpet. Named one of Time Magazine's "25 most influential names and faces in fashion" in 2002, Cameron currently stars in "Kings of Melrose" on Bravo! and released the table top book "Decades: A Century of Fashion" to global success in 2012.

BARON DAVIS ­ Baron Davis is a two-time NBA All-Star, and entertainment entrepreneur. Off the court, he has produced several films and TV shows over the years, including CRIPS & BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

MARK MCNAIRY ­ Known affectionately as McNasty, Mark McNairy is considered one of the top menswear designers working in the US today. His Footwear collection, New Amsterdam, is sold at all major trend stores in the world and his name sake clothing line is distributed worldwide. Beyond his successful footwear and clothing lines, he is the designer of BBC Bee Line and BBC Black where he works on a daily basis with owners Pharrell Williams and Jay Z.

MATT HANNA ­ Matt Hanna is the Head of Original Programming for the Esquire Television Network, where he oversees the network¹s current development slate for original series and specials, creating first-run programming for the network across all genres. Hanna began his career in television at VH1, where he was Vice President, Development. Prior to that, he was the associate publisher at Spin Magazine.

JONAS BELL PASHT ­ Bell Pasht is a film and television producer whose most recent credits include the upcoming horror/musical STAGE FRIGHT (starring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf) and LUNARCY! (official selection, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival). His upcoming television series HOW I ROCK IT profiles icons and tastemakers from the world of men¹s style and will premiere on the brand new Esquire TV Network in November.

BRANDON DAY - Brandon Day moved to Milan in the summer of 2006 to develop a minimal, stylish men's shoe collection. Since the launch of Generic Man (07') and Generic Surplus (08') the LA based brands have become available in 20 countries in top stores such as Collette, Dover Street Market, IT and Saks as well as worn by celebrities such as David Beckham, John Ham and Joseph Gordon Levvit. In addition, Brandon has designed collections with the likes of Steven Alan, Selfridges, Urban Outfitters and Commes des Garçons, a project going into its 7th season.

OCTAVIO OLIVAS - Octavio Olivas holds a masters degree in law and is the chef, founder and owner of CEVICHE PROJECT. Octavio is originally from México City and has lived in London, New York City, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides with his wife and business partner, Shannon. CEVICHE PROJECT is a Los Angeles-based pop-up restaurant concept that aims to bring together family, friends, music and new tastes in a communal and one-of-a-kind dining experience.

BENJAMIN LIONG SETIAWAN - With a decade of writing and editing under his belt, Benjamin Liong Setiawan has covered fashion from the inside. He earned his industry stripes at Saks Fifth Avenue, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors and DKNY before transitioning into an editorial role at Surface Magazine. He is currently editor of Esquire's Big Black Book.

GREG CHAPMAN - Hailing from Manchester, Greg started his journey in menswear 25 years ago. After spending the better part of the nineties buying rare, dead stock sneakers for shops in the UK and Japan, he was asked to re-launch Fred Perry Footwear in 2002. In 2004 he moved to Urban Outfitters UK as head buyer, while also putting together six collaborative project for Comme des Garçons. He then moved to NY to take the role as Creative Director of the Schotts Perfecto line. In addition he oversaw the role of designer of H.W. Carters and Sons during which he directed the opening of their store in Brooklyn. In Nov 2012 he took the permanent role of creative director of Generic Surplus where he works out of Brooklyn.

RAAN PARTON - Santa Barbara-born Raan Parton is co-founder of the menswear brand Apolis which he started with his brother in 2004. He oversees the growing brand's design and branding as well as it's ever expanding retail footprint which includes their flagship store in DTLA. In addition to Apolis, Raan is a major force in the development of Downtown LA's artist district as well as being involved with multiple large retail projects in LA and OC counties.

AARON ROSE ­ Aaron Rose is a film director, art show curator and writer who is a key part of the Beautiful Losers art movement, which has featured and helped notarize the work of artists such as Barry McGee, Steven "Espo" Powers, Harmony Korine and Shepard Fairey. In 2005, he published with Drago ³Young Sleek and Full of Hell², where he collected over 100 artists including Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell, Phil Frost, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Sonic Youth, Terry Richardson. He was co- curator of the Beautiful Losers touring art exhibit, and edited the collected art book released by Iconoclast in 2004. The exhibition toured the world through 2009. He is also the director of the feature documentary film Beautiful Losers, which premiered at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. The film was released theatrically in November, 2008.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Next level Style in Men's Accessories - Custom Made Belts

The latest custom clothing trend for men is putting your personal signature on a leather belt, according to Mohan’s Custom Tailors, the celebrity tailor to legions of entertainers, politicians, business leaders and sports celebrities.
While most men have traditionally relegated individualism in their attire to ties, the latest signature may be around the waist. With more than 100 custom belting options, customers can choose from a selection of lizard, crocodile and fine Italian leather in a variety of colors. From there, men can choose their preferred buckle size and can further customize the look by adding stitching in the color of their choice. For an added personal touch, a monogram can be branded onto the interior of the belt. Finished products are delivered within three-to-four weeks, depending on the complexity of the design. Belts are all made in the America with prices starting at $150.
“Men have always struggled with showing their individual sense of style, yet trying to stay somewhat conservative in their appearance. Historically, the ‘color’ in wardrobe has come from ties. But belts are in and very hot right now as a fashion statement,” said Mohan Ramchandani, founder of Mohan’s Custom Tailors. “Unlike a pocket square or flashy cuff links, the belt can make a statement, but be hidden under a jacket if the customer wishes. Also, very similar to a fine piece of jewelry, a custom belt made of a unique skin can be a very conservative, yet bold fashion statement.
Mohan’s Custom Tailors has designed over 150,000 beautifully crafted and fitted made to order men’s suits, shirts, formalwear, and top-coats since 1972. With over 14,000 of the finest fabrics from England and Italy to choose from, Mohan’s delivers custom made elegance at retail prices.  Using the same materials as famous designers, customers select from over 40 suit styles, 16 shirt cuff styles, and 20 collar styles to craft a garment that is unique for their body and personal style.  To learn more about Mohan’s Custom Tailors, visit
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Shoe Maintenance 101

Church's Long Wing Brogue
When it comes to having great style there are few things more important than maintaining the condition of your shoes. A quality pair of shoes should last you an entire life-time (Crockett & Jones, Alden, Church's); however, the key to keeping them in pristine condition is taking care of them appropriately. In the past, I have shared with you the attributes and qualities of a quality crafted pair of shoes: exquisitely tanned leather (vegetable dyes preferred), bench-made and Goodyear welted. 
Owning shoes with these attributes give you a significant advantage in the style game, but to ensure that you maintain your advantage over time you need to employee these eight conditioning tips. (1) Invest in your foot's comfort by buying shoes that feel great and feel even greater over time. A good quality pair of shoes will always feel better as they conform to the contours of your feet the more you wear them. That is why its important that the leather be of a high-quality and the sole filler provides support and comfort to the soles of your feet.
Crockett & Jones Long Wing Brogue
(2) Its also important to invest in shoes made of quality leathers that have a history of endurance such as cordovan. Most people think that cordovan refers to a color (burgundy) of a shoe; however, cordovan is actually a leather that comes from the hind part of a horse. It a tough leather that requires a lot of tooling; however, it results in one of the most enduring leather known to shoemakers and wearers alike. Alden is one of the best brands making cordovans shoes, they have been making them for more than a hundred years.

(3) Make sure your shoes fit properly by selecting the right shoe size and width. High-quality shoes come in an array of different lengths and widths from 7 AAA (really small and narrow) to 13+ EEE (really big and wide). Before buying your shoes have the salesperson measure your feet separately, and whatever you do don't think you can compensate for a tight fit by going up in size, the length of a shoe has nothing to do with its width. (4) Try to have more  than one pair of shoes so that you can rotate them to give them appropriate time to breath and air out. If you don't have a wide selection of shoes, I suggest that you have at least the basic three colors in your rotation black, tan and burgundy.

Alden Half Brogue
 (5) After a day's wear of your shoes you should always place cider shoe trees in them to soak up the moisture and aerate the interior, however, make sure to use the wooden ones because the plastic kind doesn't aid the long-term care of your shoes. (6) When considering the maintenance of your shoe leather avoid using polishes, instead use waxes but use them sparingly, actually you're better off leaving it to the professionals to shine your shoes because they understand the importance of a gentle touch. (7) When putting your shoes on apply the use of a shoe horn just at the back of the hill, this prevents excessive wear and tear on the back rim of the shoes. (8) Have your shoes refurbished by the manufacture when it is needed, the whole benefit of buying shoes of this quality is not to have to do so over and over again. At most you should get two life-cycles out of the shoes.