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“Watch” For Spring Color!

Got the time?  If you looked at your wrist and yawned, it’s time to spring into some seriously fun color — and  you don’t have to give up functionality or style to do so.  It’s all about making your timepiece match your mood as you transition from a grey winter to a vibrant spring.

Personally, I like to see women with a watch that says “I’m a woman who knows there’s a time for everything!”  And that kind of woman is going to gravitate toward a timepiece like the Fossil Riley Pink Dial Multifunction Watch.  While the pink dial shouts a girlish “IT’S SPRINGTIME!”, the goldtone stainless steel bracelet speaks to no-nonsense feminine savvy.

Of course, green is the archetypal color of spring (and St. Patrick’s Day, we might add.)  That’s why I recommend the uber-green  kate spade new york “Metro” Bright Green Silicone Strap Watch.  Green enough to make anyone yearn for the first breathless blooms of spring, this timepiece has clean, simple lines that will also appeal to your feminine sense of order and clarity.

Time for a little glamour, girl?  Light up the room with your Versace Vanity Lavender Leather Strap Watch, featuring lavender croco-embossed calfskin with 2 Medusa studs.  It’s glitzy in a good way.

Perhaps your female significant other is a bit more understated.  Then I suggest Michael Kors “Channing” Turquoise Dial Goldtone 3-Hand Watch.  The turquoise dial pops with spring color but the the goldtone stainless steel band is more reserved.  This watch is “Springy”, but not un-sprung, if you catch my drift.

For the “Blue Man” in your life, (or if you’re a “Blue Man” yourself), strap on the Fossil Grant Men’s Chronograph Watch.  The blue dial pops with spring color from a shiny silvertone stainless steel band.  Pair this watch with complementary-colored apparel (either yellow or something orange-ish), and you’ve made a manly spring statement.

Tick… Tick… Tick… Spring’s almost here! Time to start shopping!

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What’s the wildest, most colorful watch you’ve ever owned?

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Inside or Out: UGG Australia Has Guys Covered This Winter!

Winter forces me to think about staying warm and dry, whether I’m shoveling snow or relaxing by a crackling fire.  Whatever I’m wearing on top, I look to UGG Australia to keep my tootsies comfortable and stylish when the north winds howl.


If I’m out sledding with the kids,  I like either the UGG Australia Noxon Boots, with their waterproof full-grain leather upper, or UGG Australia Men’s Ory Waterproof Boots, which feature Thinsulate technology for the ultimate in warmth.  When I’ve had enough of making snow angels,  I head inside and don my UGG Australia Men’s Ascot Suede Slippers for the foot-pampering that can only come from real sheep or lamb’s wool cradling my toes.  (I like their molded rubber out sole, which means I can sneak outside to the woodpile for another log without having to put my boots back on!)   Some guys may prefer UGG Australia Men’s “Scuff” Slippers,  which are even easier to put on, and  look great paired with your favorite long robe.

Alas, some guys may have to attend a holiday party this season, or, gulp, actually go to the office.  For those times, I would suggest UGG Australia Reefton Casual Loafers because of their  cool, understated elegance and snow-defying leather upper. You might also consider UGG Australia Men’s Via Pitti Moc-Toe Loafers: they are formal enough for the office but would look equally at home around the punch bowl.

Any way you look at it, guys, UGG Australia has winter down cold!

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Tell me which you would rather find under your Christmas tree this year — slippers or boots?

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Vince Camuto Menswear Launch Fall 2013


Finally, Vince Camuto has something for us guys.

For decades, the famed fashion designer had been closely associated with women’s style and fashion. But that all changes this year with the introduction of Camuto’s new line of menswear and accessories.  The premise here is to introduce quality pieces that are versatile and lend themselves to layering — pieces that transition well from work to play, from day to night. It’s European style through the lens of an American designer with classic American chic.

Gone are the days of frumpy sweaters and bulky corduroys. These days, “men are more aware of fashion and are looking for options,” Camuto said in a recent interview. “I wanted to … offer men the same affordable luxury that we have been offering women. Men want to look good, too.”

This handsome line of men’s fashions includes sportswear, outerwear, watches, fragrance and footwear.

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Which Vince Camuto menswear piece is your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Gold Label Roundtree & Yorke: The Gold Standard in Men’s Shirts

For the man who wants maximum style with minimal effort, Gold Label Roundtree & Yorke has you covered!

Shop Roundtree & Yorke Gold Label Dress Shirts from Dillard's
These easy-care shirts emerge from the dryer ready-to-wear and wrinkle-free, without ironing.  That means they’re ideal for long days at the office and on the road where low-maintenance is key.  Taped seams throughout eliminate unsightly puckering to ensure  fresh-from-the-box looks for years to come.  And the premium, 100% cotton yarn fabrics are highly resistant to staining — especially around the collar and cuffs.

We especially love that these shirts all feature exact sleeve lengths,  giving them a rich feel.  Available in regular, fitted and Big & Tall sizes, as well as button-down, spread and pointed collars,  Gold Label Roundtree & Yorke shirts win the gold medal in menswear!

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Back To Campus Shoe Headquarters: Put Your Best Foot Forward!


Kick off the new school year with this season’s most fashion-forward footwear.  Here’s the scoop on the top styles:


Menswear-inspired women’s oxfords are a must-have this season.  Take your pick from a variety of colors and embellishments, including jewel-like studs that turn this traditional shoe style into a real attention-grabber.

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Smoking Slippers:

Smoking Slippers are smokin’ hot this season! We love the aptly-named GB Gianni Bini Hall Pass smoking slipper, with its fierce leopard-print upper.

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Boat Shoes:

If your school is near a coast  (or you just dream of the ocean a lot), you can catch a fashion wave with these boat shoes.  Sporting air-mesh sides and genuine hand-sewn construction,  these Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish boat shoes combine classic style with today’s hottest trends.

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Want to take school by storm? Shop all the hottest bootie styles, like these foot-stompin’ Steve Madden Troopa military-inspired booties.

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Wedge Sneakers:

These style hybrids manage to combine a formal wedge silhouette with a casual sneaker vibe, like these Guess Whitz wedge sneakers

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Athletic Shoes:

Athletic shoes are a back-to-campus staple, and this year is no exception.  Get moving and check out all your options now!

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What shoe styles are on your personal honor roll?

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

While your dad probably won’t disown you if you buy him another musical tie this year, why not earn a real smile (and, yes, we know, that clumsy high-five) with the perfect Father’s Day gift?

Grooming Accessories

Stylish grooming tools and quality shaving kits like the X10 ProGlide Power Shave Set from The Art of Shaving are miles above the plastic disposable supermarket variety and add sophistication to his morning routine.


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Grilling Gifts
What better way to indulge the urge for outdoor cooking and enjoy the sheer cool factor of handheld lasers than the Maverick Laser Barbercue Infrared Thermometer? Come check out our collection of grillware, perfectly timed for summer.


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Fragrance Sets
Put a spin on the classic cologne set with this triple-threat Azzaro Chrome Audio Cooler Gift Set, featuring a 3.4-oz. spray, fully insulated cooler and integrated speaker that connects to a phone or iPod.


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See these and our other fantastic ideas for Father’s Day with 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide.

What’s the best Father’s Day gift you’ve ever given?

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Americana Style for Memorial Day

Show off your patriotic side this Memorial Day with some Americana-themed items. All it takes is a little red, white, blue and maybe even a dusting of stars to pull off a patriotic look, if you’re hosting a barbecue or just trying to set a festive mood.


1. Cremieux Double-Breasted Striped Blazer: Style this festive blue-striped jacket with a red skirt and navy top for a sophisticated take on the Americana theme.

2. Polo Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Short-Sleeved Polo Shirt: This versatile polo shirt is one to wear with pride. Pair it with jeans, khakis or blue shorts for an All-American look.

3. Bonnie Jean Mixed-Print Party Pants: For the little girl in your life, these adorable party pants keep the party rolling. A red striped bodice and a dusting of white stars on blue ground offers some playful allegiance to the flag.

4. Cremieux Stanford Quilt Collection: A patchwork quilt of red, white and blue embodies Americana: rugged, nostalgic, homespun and festive. Create a focal point for the bedroom while celebrating the holiday year-round with this bedding.

5. Tag Mystic Star-Shaped Table Runner: Wake up your table with this celebratory table runner.  As clever as old-fashioned American ingenuity, this table runner, held together by buttons, separates into individual place mats for dining.

6. Formation Star Tumbler with Lid: Imagine sipping your favorite beverage outdoors with the hearty aroma of burgers and hot dogs roasting on the grill. This nostalgic tumbler keeps hot drinks hot, cold drinks cold and works as a great companion piece for your Memorial Day celebration.

How do you like to celebrate Memorial Day? Tell us in the comment section.

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What to Wear: Kentucky Derby Watch Party


And they’re off! Those three little words ignite the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” — the Kentucky Derby. Along with the thunder of hooves is the race to be fashionable. If you’re invited to a watch party this weekend, there’s probably mention of a dress code. Think fun and festive without feeling the need to look terribly formal. In many cases, what you need is already in your closet. We’ll help you put it all together.

For the gentlemen:

Might we recommend a mixture of formal and casual. Try an oxford shirt, patchwork shorts and a stylish straw fedora for that preppy look.


For the ladies:

Almost as famous as the derby itself is the circus of big, over-the-top women’s hats. If you don’t have a wild hat to cap off your wardrobe, no problem. You can stand out in other ways. Start by donning this stunning statement necklace or slipping into these charming espadrille wedges. The mixed-media top and skinny cropped jeans create a simple but elegant style foundation.


If you’re hosting a watch party, you’ll likely be serving most beverages from informal cups and glasses. But should a guest ask to sample some of your finest bourbon or other favored libation, enhance his or her tasting experience with this handsome whiskey set or set of highball glasses.


What are you wearing to your Kentucky Derby watch party? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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New from Matthew McConaughey: JKL

When he’s not on the red carpet, actor Matthew McConaughey is known for his free-spirited often hippy-ish style. Recently, he’s translated that aesthetic into the new JKL just keep livin clothing line.


“JKL stands for just keep livin. In 1992, my father moved on, and just keep livin came to be,” McConaughey said in a release about the brand. “It was about keeping his spirit alive and continuing to get incentive from the things he taught me. The tag line is a compass for me and serves as an approach to life: No matter where we’re headed, where the road takes us, what’s up ahead or what’s behind us, we’ve got to ‘just keep livin.’ That’s the philosophy. There’s a ‘just keep livin’ choice in everything we do and I’ve been the most satisfied in life when I’m on this frequency. It’s a big part of what we try to show the kids through our foundation and it’s the DNA of the JKL brand.”

Casually stylish with subtle functionality, each piece in the clothing line features proprietary AdvantEdge™ technology that may include:  fabrics that are  brushed for extra comfort or treated to be oil- and water-repellent; moisture controlling and quick-drying fabrics; UV protection; stretch fabrication for ease of movement;  secure and well-placed utility pockets or mesh insets and grommets for air ventilation.

And in addition to function, there’s philanthropy behind the brand. A portion of sales revenue goes to support the just keep livin Foundation, a nonprofit group McConaughey founded in 2008 to support after-school fitness and wellness programs, in inner-city high schools.

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How will you just keep livin? Tell us in the comments.

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Word of the Week: Twill

A few weeks ago, we shared the definition of oxford, the soft fabric weave used for several of the shirts you’ll find on Today, we’re covering the more versatile twill.

Twill   [n.] \ˈtwil\ A textile weave where one thread passes over another then under two or more others making the fabric look like it has diagonal lines.

A sturdy and stylish fabric, twill is used to craft everything from pants and shirts to vests, coats and hats.

These Perry Ellis stretch twill pants are great for a casual day at the office or can be dressed down with a T-shirt, while these Perry Ellis refined twill pants are dressier.

This checked dress shirt from Roundtree & Yorke Gold Label is perfect with a tie for professional polish or keep your look sleek and casually stylish with this silky finish striped sportshirt, also from Roundtree & Yorke.

Step up your style with this striped twill jacket or vest from Perry Ellis.

You can accessorize your looks with this Polo Ralph Lauren waxed twill messenger bag or this Kangol twill army cap.  In cold weather, you can add rugged style with this Polo Ralph Lauren military combat jacket.

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What twill items will you be wearing? Tell us in the comments.

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