Pocket Guide: Men’s Fall | Winter Trends 2010-2011

Okay, we have something more to hold you guys over until our, well, "surprise."
 

We've created a Mini Pocket Guide for Men's Fall|Winter 2010-2011 Trends and Styles. This covers a few basic fall & winter trends that all Urban Gentlemen should know…

 

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Crew necks: You may or may not have noticed the change, but designers are slowly switching back to the classic crew necks and moving away from the wide scoop necks and trendy v-necks. Of course you can still do a slight V if needed, but a classic crew will suit you, and all your masculinity, best.

Selvedge Denim: Everywhere I go, I find myself getting into "deep" conversations about selvedge denim… people are obsessed, some are a bit too passionate (usually the newbies), but it's understandable. Be sure to invest in atleast one pair of selvedge denim.


MINI Lesson on Selvedge Denim: "What is Selvedge/Selvage Denim?"
Selvedge denim is basically premium denim, its the crème de la crème of the denim family. "Selvedge" describes the way the fabric is produced. The denim is made on a shorter loom, making the time to create them longer. In a pair of selvedge jeans you can actually see where the weaving stops and is finished by the loom… long story short: if you flip a pair of selvedge jeans inside out you can see the production and "self-edged" finish. The quality is higher, the fabric is heavier and more durable, and more thread is used to create them. Some companies mark their jeans on the selvedge with a woven stitch in a certain color. Some even mark the inside selvedge line with their company's name.

What folks love most about selvedge denim is that you can "wear them in" yourself- so no fake wear marks (even though these days some companies will scuff em a bit). Within 6 months of wearing them the jeans will customized to your body… some will argue longer times, many people wear their's for a year without washing to "completely" break them in… honestly the "breaking in" time all depends on how often you wear them.

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Classic Boots: Whether it's vintage or workwear inspired, you must have a pair of quality classic boots. Some may go with duck boots, others may opt for chukkas, while the manliest will be keen on rugged utility boots. Choose your favorite brand and style in a color that fits your wardrobe and make it your staple. Or choose several to increase your fall and winter footwear options.

 

Hint Of Camo: You heard it here first. Just give em a hint of fatigue this fall and winter. Unless you're a solider, we need not see you in all over army fatigue… not yet anyway. Just a hint… a jacket, socks, a bag, whatever you like.

Canvas: Whether you sport a canvas backpack, watch, or jacket… its the chosen material for so many stylish things these days.

 

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8 Comments


  1. I really like the layout of this website. I have a question. I am tall  with a wide build in the shoulders, (6'4 230lbs) and in my mid twenties. What designers/stores do you recommend for me? Thanks a lot!

  2. The Urban Gentleman

    Thanks Vince. Took awhile for us to relaunch, but we finally did! So spread the word.

    6’4, 230… sounds like an athlete to me! Let’s see… for guys with a “different” shape, be it taller, wider, more muscle, etc… I generally suggest larger retailer that have tailors onsite. So that would mean a Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neimans etc. They offer a bigger selection of clothing and are able to get everything fitted to you onsite. Also check out our Big & Tall Guide. Ralph Lauren also carries Big & Tall. Oh, and one of our past local gents, Jason had a pretty muscular build, so you can check out his brands.

    Hope that helps!

  3. Hey!
    I really like this site. I have it bookmarked no my browser, check it frequently. Is it just me, or is it hard for shorter guys to pull of straight leg jeans? I'm a short guy, and always second guess myself before putting on some straight leg jeans…any advice?

  4. Great site…HANDS DOWN!! I have the similar issue as Vince. I am 6'7, 260 and was wondering do those places offer my size as well?

  5. Hmmmm, it all really depends . Because straight leg jeans can easily make you look taller.
    I wouldn’t really worry about it too much, but it you’re apprehensive then look at yourself in the mirror with straight-leg, then with a non straight leg, like perhaps boot cut… and see which ones make you look “less short”… compare and contrast is the name of the game if you’re trying to choose between two styles.

    thanks for reading Sam!

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