"Lou's Picks"

Spring Forward

This winter,  New York City been brutal to say the least.  So removing a few layers and getting ready for warmer weather is certainly something to look forward to. We've teamed up with Moods of Norway to bring you a shop able editorial featuring our favorite piece from their Spring line. Of course, this suit is for a bolder gent, but it can be broken up and worn as separates with a  blazer with jeans or with shorts and tee. Our model Mass Fall is styling with a Moods of Norway white shirt, navy tie, grey fedora, and navy cap toe shoes. 

Moods of Norway is offering Dapper Lou readers an exclusive 20% off when you shop the site and use promo code DAPPER20

 

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Eau de Toilette

Looking and smelling fresh goes hand in hand. The same way a run-down pair of shoes can ruin an outfit, a unpleasant scent can be just as offensive. So buy out time to find the right fragrance for you. But with so much product on the market one may ask, where to start? Well, finding ingredients in a scent that suites your taste is a start. From masculine to gentle, a gent's cologne should embody his personality and style. A masculine man's first thought may be to lean towards a bold woody scent, but this doesn't have to be the case.  Perhaps a softer scent like Dolce & Gabbana "The One" or YSL L'Homme de Nuit (which personally is my favorite) will work for him. The perfect balance between bold and light is key. Tom Ford 'Oud Wood and Italian Bergamont by Ermenegildo Zegna are two other great scents for a classic yet modern gent. Granted the price tag for designer scents isn't for everyone but paying for quality is inescapable.  

In collaboration with Ebay, I've curated a Collection of Eau de Toilette scents that range from classics to contemporary. Featuring all time favorites scents, to wish list and to gifts guides, collections is an ideal way to organize product (with a strong possibility of purchase). So check out my collections here and keep in mind smelling good isn't an option, so might as well do it elegantly.

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Solitude, Featuring Steven Onoja...Prospect Park, Brooklyn

A few weeks ago we asked our readers to style the Fall 2013 Dawson boot from Stacy Adams (for a chance to win them of course). After reading some of the comments, it seems like the majority of you guys went for classic and effortless styling. On the other hand, our model Steven Onoja had a different vision for the Dawson boots (pictured above). By pairing the shoes with a loose fitting green suit, our subject went for a dresser yet relaxed fall ensemble. Subtle earth tones colors seems to work perfectly with the grey Dawson boots. However, if the suit were a bold color than the it wouldn’t be as practical for everyday wear. Another styling option would be breaking up the suit and casually wearing the blazer with jeans. 

Steven matched the grey wool fedora hat and boots to adding balance to the look. Remember, it’s okay to match, as long as you don’t go overboard. For contrast, Steven paired the green suit and cream button down knowing that the pieces complement each other. A yellow flower lapel isn’t something I would personally would wear, but it works for this look. Simply because he isn’t wearing a neck tie so the lapel isn’t competing with anything. Plus the small lapel details also adds a great pop of color without being too distracting. A leather bag is always a great accessory to an outfit because it automatically upgrades your look. What do you think about Steve's styling?

The last contest is officially closed but as a bonus Stacy Adams is giving away another pair of shoes. Here are the rules:

1.Dessert vs Cap toe boot

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Hard Copy

Every now and then we all enjoy a good read. Personally, I'm obsessed with books that shed light on past decades and seeing their relevance to modern times. "Sixties Design",  by Philippe Garner has great insight on pop culture from Twiggy, the Beatles, and space age architecture. The vivid photography makes you feel like you've been transported back to the hippy life.  

"Beautiful Losers" organized by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike is another book I recommend. Featuring over 50 artist like Jean-Michael Basquiat, Keith Haring, Paymind Pettibon and R. Crumb  who appreciate street culture and contemporary art. From mediums like painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media collage the book has it all.  

In collaboration with Ebay, I've curated a Collection of other noteworthy books. Collections are cool because it's an organized way to shop for product.  Under my "Hard Copy" Collection, you'll find books about vintage menswear, design and art.  

Check out all the books featured in the images above and more here

By the way, what books are you currently reading? 

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