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A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams Loves Red Wing

Red Wing

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One blog to add to your Google Reader is A Continuous Lean. Founded by Michael Williams in 2007, it serves as a place for those who appreciate fine quality and style. Williams was recently interviewed by GQ for his top ten essentials. What made the list? Red Wing boots, obviously. (more…)

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Recreate Celebrity Style – Easily!

CelebrityIt can be a bit tricky to dress with style if you don’t exactly know what to wear with what. It’s easy enough to get inspiration from all the pictures of celebrities floating around the Internet. The only problem is most of the time it’s hard to tell what they are wearing or where to buy it. That’s where we come in. Here are three celebrities with a cool, laid back style that is so easy to recreate. (more…)

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Get to Know: Burkman Bros

Burkman Bros Get to Know

1. What is the inspiration behind Burkman Brothers?

Our love of travel bears a strong influence in the Burkman Bros collection. Each season we travel to a new and different destination in the world which serves as inspiration for the collection.  We love to really get into the heart of a place, to find out what makes a destination special.  We often seek out vintage and local textiles, as we incorporate these various prints and fabric treatments into our collection.  Burkman Bros fuses a casual American sensibility with a well-traveled point of view.  Our bold prints, original bespoke fabrics and classic menswear essentials emphasize originality, style, comfort and ease. 

2. How involved are you guys in the creative process?

We are wholeheartedly involved.  The brand would not exist if we were not.

3. What do you see for the future of Burkman Brothers?

Our brand is lifestyle-driven.  For example, we’d love to develop an amazing accessories collection – bags, sunglasses, footwear etc…

4. We hear that you guys are world travelers. What is your favorite place to go, and what inspired you there?

We just returned from Bangkok.  We love Bangkok because it is a bustling city that is a bold mix of the exotic and the familiar, the old and the new, the discovered and the yet-to-be found.  Bangkok has all of the elements that made for a remarkable inspiration trip.  

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Behind the Seams: Citizens of Humanity

Citizens of Humanity Parisian born Jerome Dahan ventured out to LA in 1981 where he discovered his talent for design. Through the years of working at various denim companies, he searched for something he felt was missing. In addition to the fits, fabrics and washes he wanted to recreate the market and develop the story for the next generation of jean wearers. Jerome conceived the idea that became Seven For All Mankind, a brand that would change the industry.

Denim At Seven, Jerome introduced a new fit that was described as “a sexy universal jean”. He also introduced a new generation of denim fabrics: multi-counts from Candiani and a comfort stretch from Kaihara that allow the jeans to feel and look authentic. However, “no matter how great an idea may be, without the right team and support around you, you will not achieve your goal.” (more…)

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Red Wing – The Ultimate Boots? We Say Yes

Bradley CooperIf you don’t own a pair of leather boots, then you need to highly consider the choices you’ve made your feet endure. Leather boots are a necessity for every guy’s wardrobe. Why? They match virtually anything, last for years and are extremely functional. Our personal favorite are Red Wing boots. Find out more after the jump.

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Usher and Brad Pitt Love Carrera Sunglasses

Sunglasses Created in the 1950s and inspired by one of the biggest South American car races, Carrera Sunglasses was born. Known to be an innovator in the field of sports glasses, ski goggles and helmets. Not only is Carrera popular among a countless number of athletes, but celebrities like Usher and Brad Pitt also wear these stylish sunglasses.

Carrera makes a wide variety of sunglasses. Every guy needs to own a pair of sunglasses that can be worn with anything. Take a look at Brad Pitt, for instance, wearing a pair of aviators with a suit. Or keep it casual like Usher or Taylor Lautner and team your Carrera’s with a plain tee. No matter what, you definitely will find room in your wardrobe to fit in these versatile sunglasses.

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New Brand Alert: BIG STAR 1974 Denim

Denim We just got in a great new brand called BIG STAR 1974. Originally starting as a European company, they are now based out of Los Angeles. Their premium denim is affordable and Eco-friendly. Using imported and domestic fabrics are manufactured with supreme attention to detail to ensure only the best quality for their customers.

Liam Hemsworth is a huge fan of the Archetype Jean that has a slim fit and iconic back pockets. They have a classic wash with minimal fading and whiskering, which makes them great for everyday wear. (more…)

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Sundek, Chaser, Ray-Bans & more! Key Items for Your Beach Days

ResortIt’s that time of year when you start planning spring breaks and tropical getaways, so you’re going to need a hand on what to pack. We’ve picked some of our favorite sun essentials that must be in your suitcase if you’re beach bound.

For a more laid back look go for items like these:

  1. Chaser Tees
  2. Sundek Boardshorts 
  3. Tailgate Tees 
  4. Ray-Ban Sunglasses
  5. Havaianas Flip Flops 

Check out what else to stock up on after the jump!  (more…)

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Holiday Gift Hint: We Want Cashmere

CashmereCashmere is one of the best and practical gifts to give a guy this holiday season. Why? It’s stylish, keeps us warm and is nicer looking than a sports hoodie. Plus, cashmere is versatile and can be worn dressed up or more casual. Take a peek at a few of our favorite cashmere pieces. (more…)

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Don’t Let Your Fingers Freeze This Winter!

Gloves It’s pretty rare these days for someone to still be using a non-touchscreen phone or device. However, for the majority of us up-to-date with the technology of 2012, you know how annoying it is once winter hits and you have to quickly type out a text before your fingers freeze off. (more…)

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