BREAKING DOWN THE MILITARY JACKET: HERE'S HOW TO ROCK THE MILITARY JACKET WITHOUT UNINTENDED TOP GUN VIBES
Originally written for Askmen.com and published on November 21st, 2016. Click here to read the original post.
From fall 2016’s breakthrough of bomber jackets to spring 2017’s courtship of camo, the fashion world has gone army strong for military-inspired outerwear. It’s safe to say that classic items, from pea coats to field jackets, will never go out of style. But trends surfacing out of New York, London, Milan, and Paris clearly reveal how the military is currently having its moment.
“Fashion always follows power,” explains Patrick Michael Hughes, a fashion and style historian at the Parsons School of Design. “The resurge of military garb has had steady momentum since the first Gulf War in the Nineties. Desert tones to new digitalized camouflage prints worn by troops have inspired numerous fashion brands to follow suit and re-invent the look.”
With winter slowly approaching, we’re breaking down the best seasonal outerwear that’s practical enough for any soldier yet cool enough for the catwalk. We present our rundown of the coolest military outerwear (under $250), broken down into three helpful categories, that’s sure to G.I. Jones its way right into your winter wardrobe.
STYLISH BRANDS THAT GIVE BACK | SEVEN STYLISH BRAND THAT MAKE LOOKING GOOD WHILE GIVING BACK EASY
Originally written for Askmen.com and published on November 18th, 2016. Click here to read the original post.
In the fashion world, trends come and go faster than a New York minute. But a designer’s motive to give back to an entire community never goes out of style.
Enter philanthro-fashion — the charitable act in which a designer or brand helps make the world a better place through consumer transactions. Nowadays, brands like TOMS, FEED, and Warby Parker easily come to mind thanks to their philanthropic business models and socially-conscious efforts to help bring awareness to important causes. However, the fashion industry’s revived interest in all things charitable wouldn’t have gained momentum without the hustle and hard work of one notable New York City-based shoe designer.
“From early on, I sought to combine my passion for business and social causes,” says designer Kenneth Cole, a trailblazing pioneer in the philanthro-fashion movement. “I’ve always wanted my business to do something more than just sell product, [and] I wanted it to be part of something meaningful.”
PRAISE THE LORD (TAYLOR)
Robin Lord Taylor, one of the stars from the hit television series Gotham on Fox, is the subject of my latest styling assignment for Vulkan Magazine. His portrayal of the character Oswald Cobblepot - a critically-acclaimed performance adored by loyal fans and Hollywood's elite - has placed all eyes on him as a burgeoning talent to watch.
In the midst of his busy schedule, Robin graciously made time to pose in front of the lens of Nikolai Golovanoff, an incredible celebrity portrait and fashion photographer who captured the striking images for this story.
During the shoot, Robin dropped every semblance of his sinister TV character for a more fashion-forward approach in clothing by David Hart, Todd Snyder, HVRMINN, and Luigi Bianchi Mantova, among others.
Thanks to grooming by Aleksandra Sasha Nesterchuk and much-needed assistant styling by Dayne Doyle, our hard working team transformed Gotham's Penguin into a peacock brimming with impeccable style.
To read the entire interview and view the spread, click here for the full story at Vulkan Online.
BEST MEN'S SHOES FOR FALL: INTRODUCING THE BEST SHOES FOR FALL - YES, YOU'LL WANT THEM ALL
Originally written for Askmen.com and published on October 5th, 2016. Click here to read the original post.