Building Blocks of Menswear: Wallets

That small, disorganized leather contraption carries every detail of a man’s life. It’s the equivalent to a woman’s purse with less extravagant details that we, as women, love and enjoy. The simplicity and basic need of the wallet is appealing to men because it simply holds money. Once paper money came into existence in the 1600s, merchants and buyers needed an item that would store their money. Wallets contained a large, open space and multiple card slots that colonists used to store “calling cards”, or their identification. By the 1800s, wallets were popularly used in Europe and the United States. With the increase of its popularity, another prominent issue was pick-pocketers. As a result, chains were used to keep wallets...

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Building Blocks of Menswear: Watches

As it goes in the real world, if you're early you're on time, if you're on time you're late and you don't want to know what it means to be late. Time is an essential element to everyone's life because all activities are constructed based on when you're available. Schedules, soccer practices and dinner are some of the things that is guided by time. Now the simplest invention to fix these time-related issues are watches! This underrated accessory managed to get Cinderella home in time from the ball, but what has it accomplished in fashion?  Time-keeping inventions began during early civilizations. Agriculture growers would determine time based on the movement of celestial bodies dependent of planting and harvest seasons. As...

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Tips: How to Organize Your Closet

A closet is a galactic black hole for women. Not only does it hold our wardrobe together, but everything goes missing in the blink of an eye! One day you have that cute Chanel graphic tee, and the next day it's missing with your cute pair of leather leggings. As clothes and accessories multiply, it only becomes harder to target what you have and recycle what you don't need. With the help of celebrity stylist Rachel Wirkus, StyleCaster shared a few tips that will keep your closet revolving perfectly in space.  Take inventory of what you have. Thoroughly go through your wardrobe to see what you actually and something you completely pass every time. By keeping basics and surprise pieces,...

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How Bloggers Wear Terracotta New York

A scarf is a chic way to incorporate in to your outfit for a polished finish. Taking cues from stellar style bloggers, we’ve rounded up three different ways you can wear Terracotta New York scarves. Ana of AP Likes to Dress kicks her preppy style up a notch with our penguin silk scarf. She pairs the scarf with a structured dark blazer to play off the blue lining and pink collared shirt underneath. This is a classic look we can’t get enough of. Summer of The Champagne Blonde incorporates sea and silk with our elephant silk scarf. For a more bohemian vibe, a scarf tied around your head is an easy and cool way to tame tousled tresses. Vanessa Balli’s...

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Building Blocks of Menswear: Handbags

Men and handbags were never two words that would be featured in the same sentence; however, many designers transitioned traditional men’s bags into women’s fashion. In earlier centuries, handbags were often used by both men and women. Bibles, papers, holy relics, keys and other personal items were only some of the things stored in this functional accessory. Once men’s clothing added pockets, the handbag fell through for them as everyday use. That new addition never stopped women and they continued to carry handbags as it became a woman’s staple. Over the years, handbags have evolved from the chatelaine to the reticule to more modern forms of bags. Purses, leather cases, wallets and travel bags/suitcases are only some variations of what...

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