Bespoke by Beau

This week I've partnered with Beau, a custom suiting maker based in New York City delivering some high-quality digs to some dapper dudes. When it comes to custom suiting there's no one doing bespoke quite like Beau. Using some of the finest materials, mostly from Europe, these suits are 100% custom made. Designed by the customer, Beau uses 21 different body measures to create the perfect fitting suit and all delivered to you within 5 weeks!

I met with Greg, Vice President of Beau, at one of my favorite hotels in the city [Hotel on Rivington] to get introduced to the brand by creating one of my very own designs... This double-breasted blazer is the result. After deciding on the double-breasted silhouette, we started with a large collection of quality fabrics which took me the longest to decide on. I went with this blue on blue open-windowpane design for a hint of detail but still very classic. After deciding on the smaller details like buttons, stitching, inside lining, and monogramming [which is the best way to personalize any piece of clothing], we moved on to the measuring process. Greg went through the 21 points to get exact measurements needed for the proper fit. After about 5 minutes of posing for measurements we were done and after only about 3 weeks, this perfectly fitting double-breasted blazer was the result! If you're around the New York City area, make sure you check out the suit collections Beau offers to get into your very own original designs! 


Double-Breasted Blazer: Beau | Shirt: Alenford Custom Shirting | Denim: DSTLD Jeans | Shoes: Asos [similar] | Watch: Montblanc | Bracelet: Sauras Co.


It's been a few weeks since our last Look of the Week but after making a recent discovery - and I know I'm late on this one - I knew it was perfect timing for a new installment. This week's LOTW is brought to you by COS, a fashion brand for both men and women bringing classic designs made to wear no matter the season. Everything in this store is spot on with my style and the best part, it's all super affordable!

With classics, you know they will always be in style. Take this suit for example, it is the perfectly tailored navy addition that every guy needs in their closet... and it's only $400! The entire men's collection consists of shoes, bags, underwear and just about every accessory we all need to help update our style. Check out the entire COS Store now and start updating just in time for the transitioning season!


Shop the entire LOTW available from COS:

Leisure Life

It's not every day that we New Yorkers get to just sit and enjoy some downtime. Between busy work schedules, endless errands, and attempting to see friends as often as possible, when the chance comes where I have an extra ten minutes I look for the nearest stoop and just sit! It's probably just about my favorite thing to do when the weather is as perfect as it is today.

As soon as summer started, it's already making it's last call which only makes days like today where I can just sit and enjoy some people watching and an iced coffee that much better. For my leisure-wear, comfort is key so a great deconstructed blazer is a necessity. This one from TOMORROWLAND's SS 2015 Collection is just about as good as it gets for the transitioning weather... super light for the warmer days and can easily be layered for a much cozier look once we get into fall. I kept to my classic style with a great indigo washed shirt from J. Crew and some favorite summer denim from Levi's Made and Crafted. The wash on these jeans are perfect for the more casual lifestyle we all attempt to have during the summer months in the city... if only these leisure-days would last.


Shirt - J. Crew
Loafers - J. Crew
Bracelet - Sauras Co.

The Proper Shave

The world of grooming has come a long way for men. With the market growing larger and larger every year of men who want to look their best, grooming is a major part of accomplishing that goal. No matter how you dress, what your style, it all starts with a great grooming regimen... And it all starts with a proper shave.

I've teamed up with the team at Schick Hydro® to give some basic steps in shaving that every guy needs to follow in order to get the proper shave. Some of these steps are obvious but there might be a couple things you've been doing wrong all along. Even I was surprised by some of the things I've been missing.

Shop Sauras Co.

It's been a little longer than I ever want to go without blogging but it has all been for good reason. Over the past few months I've been working on an accessories brand which, in the beginning, I thought was going to be a breeze... I was wrong! The past two weeks has been non-stop with designing, assembling, and putting together the finishing touches to make the first season's collection perfect. I can't be more excited to introduce to all of you... Sauras Co.!

Made from antique, glass beads, each Sauras Co. piece is hand-strung in New York City. All of the beads are responsibly sourced from different periods between the 1800's and the very early 1900's from famous bead makers in Italy, France, and the Czech Republic just to name a few. The Fall / Winter 2015 collection was inspired by one of my favorite destinations, Australia. Great hues of deep greens, translucent blues, and sunset reds bring you into the scenic views that make up this countries beautiful coast. Shown here is one of the most popular styles, the Aquamarine Double-Wrapped Bracelet, which easily compliments any style without being too flashy. All pieces retail between $40 and $85 with the more expensive styles being very limited and the most time consuming to make since the beads are so tiny. Check out the full Sauras Co. collection and let me know what you think! 


Shop the Look:
Polo - Joe Fresh 
Denim - Uniqlo
Boots - Coach
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban