I finally (FINALLY) met and papped the noted DeCarlos Morse of DeCarlos Bespoke. Standing tall in the perfect smart-casual weekend outfit, this suitmaker showed signs of shyness in a club collar shirt, tweed vest, and dark denim. What gentleman wouldn’t want a fine kit of (lady-pleasing) suit in his closet made-to-measure by a well-dressed bespoke tailor like him? I’m sure any man can make it rain wearing a suit with a label tagged ‘DeCarlos.’
Categories: The Village
Albeit fetishized by hipsters, the plaid shirt is an everyman classic. Let’s hop on Chris’s bike to take us On the Road and back to the Beat Generation when Kerouac and Cassady uniformed themselves in tartan button-downs, not as style choices, but as a response to the working class of American suburbanism. More than that, Brando (who plays a brick-walled blue-collar named Terry) in On the Waterfront is also seen in plaid, and while Chris’s flannel shirt is different from […]
Categories: Powerhouse Arts District
It’s Saturday, which for the most of us means sleeping in and slipping into our unthoughtful outfits (of say a pair of jeans and t-shirt) when we’re ready to head out to brunch. Yes, the jean-’n-tee combo never hurt anyone, but for a more polished and put-together look, let’s take a cue from Kahlen and put on our coats without putting it on. Just let it sit on your shoulders et voila! it’s like those two bottles of wine last […]
If you know me well enough, you know that I never met a drop crotch I didn’t like, so as soon as I saw Mehdi amble into the Warehouse Cafe the other day, I had to ask: Where did you get those shorts, and do they make them for women? Turns out, Mehdi is the designer. He also told me that indeed there is a ‘hers’ version of this ‘Rock the Casbah’ pants, but unfortunately (for those of us who like the crotch […]
Don’t you love how the clashing of prints and explosive patterns seem in genuine harmony on Desiree? Also, I couldn’t help but include Ron in the photo – these two are just a party of fun! If you think you can push the proverbial envelope and are ready to put away the plain, go see Ron’s line, LeRoy Jenkins Limited, to get your fix on wearable graphics.
Categories: Powerhouse Arts District • Tags: Downtown Jersey City, Downtown Natch, Fall, Jersey City, Jersey City Streetsyle, local designers, Men, Menswear, Powerhouse Arts District, streetstyle, Women
I love everything about this look and the different components that make it work. It brings to mind that time when Scott Schumann threw a dapper display in a dinner he hosted in Florence (see video below). Well-groomed men in their made-to-measure clothing and indubitable chivalry is, I must say, an endangered enclave, especially in urban settings like Jersey City, so it was a delight for me to have photographed Hwayong for Downtown, Natch, because an air of debonair shouldn’t be […]
Let’s all find a crisp white dress shirt so we can repeat this look. And don’t forget that make-a-statement necklace because we either go big or go home.
How does one dress fashionably for work? This must be an every-morning conundrum women in corporate America face Monday to Friday. Take a lesson from my good friend Rachel here: punchy bright pleated skirt and short crisp white blazer. And because Friday after hours is the happiest of happy hours, a pair of ankle strap high heels will make for a perfect parlay from boardroom to barroom.