Express jeans are so nicely tailored. And they’re the first jean types that I have friends try-on when they are changing their style from baggy to more tailored and fitted.
2. 7 for all Mankind
aka Seven Jeans
These were my first real “designer” jeans. Seven jeans
are super soft, top quality, and can last you a lifetime. These are everyday jeans for stars, especially when they’re in movies.
3. LRG Jeans
4. True Religion
Japanese jeans are on top these days, and Evisu is one of the top brands stealing everyone’s thunder. They’re a happy medium between extra baggy and extra fitted.
When in doubt- Buy Levis. Levi’s are the classic jeans, and they ALWAYS look good. The brand develops with time so they work hard to keep the latest styles in stock.
(Levi’s skinny jeans shown above- most guys shouldn’t wear these though)
8. Rock & Republic
Once again, these are jeans worn by the rich and famous. I really like the way these jeans fit on most guys. . . they make men look trim and not that it’s important to guys, but they also make your ass look great.
9. Tommy Bahama
Some of you may be thinking, WTF! Tommy Bahama?? Yeah, thats right Tommy Bahama. This pick is specifically for the older gentleman- I would say 35 and above (hopefully that doesn’t offend anyone). Tommy Bahama offers a great variety of styles and washes that are very comfortable, they’re especially good for older gent who are unsure of what type of jean to wear.
For some reason, not everyone knows they make jeans. But they do – and they’re flawless. Stars like to rock these on the red carpet.
THE URBAN GENTLEMAN
A mini-history lesson: The polo shirt was first known as a tennis shirt. It was designed by 7-time French Grand Slam tennis pro, Rene Lacoste. He designed it because he needed a more comfortable shirt to play tennis in. He first wore it in the 1926 US Open Championship and in 1927 he added the crocodile emblem. Polo players began to heavily wear the shirt in the 1930s (after Lacoste began to mass produce them)- hence the nickname "polo shirt". In 1972 Ralph Lauren included the "polo shirt" as a prominent part of his line called Polo- to further boost popularity. Many English speaking westerners started calling the tennis shirt a "polo shirt" on a widespread level because of Ralph Lauren immense popularity . . . see, you learn something new everyday okay, back to the list. . .
This is the polo that everyone thinks of when they say the word polo. The fit of these are the best and now Ralph Lauren allows you to "create-your-own" polo.
Retail price: $79.50 – $125.00
Average Sale prce: $45.00
polo ever made. This polo automatically preps up any look,
making it a must in your wardrobe.
Retail price: 79.50
Average Sale price: $50.00
Express– the Modern polo
Chaps- the Bargain polo
This is somewhat of the "starter" polo, meaning that it's the average guys first polo if they didn't grow up wearing it. It's a good quality brand that can be found in most stores.
Retail price: $39.50
Average Sale Price: $19.99 or less
Sean John – the Comfort polo
What can I say, Diddy is a great designer- even if he's crazy,
lol. His polos fit perfectly and they make most guys look fly.
Plus, it's always good to support black designers.
Retail price: $52.00+
Average Sale Price: $30.00
Rocawear – the Hip-Hop polo
Again another rap-star delivers (Jay-Z & Damon Dash). Rocawear has a great line of men's clothing. One of its best feature is the R logo- which always matches the shirts lining. Rocawear polos are really cool, they remind me of Miami for some reason.
Retail price: $58.00
Average Sale price: $35.00
Burberry- the Gentleman polo
With Burberry you can do no wrong. The polos are just about as classic as Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. The best thing about Burberry polos is the high-quality material and rich colors.
I've recognized that most rich and wealthy executives almost exclusively wear Burberry polos.
Retail price: $95- $160+
Average sale price: $75.00
Penguin- the Vintage polo
This is everyone's favorite extra polo. Penguin is a brand that not everyone knows about, but those who do swear by it. I've met guys who exclusively wear Penguin polos. They're meant for young stylish guys who enjoy vintage looking polos.
Retail price: $59.00
Average sale price: $39.00
Coogi– the Artistic polo
When I think about AE, I think about private school kids-
which is cool. American Eagle is a really good all-american
brand, with great polos for good prices. You can also
customize your polo, I made a pink one w/ a navy eagle
on it (showed above).
Retail price: 24.50-34.50
Average sale price: $14.50
Guilty Brotherhood- the Lupe polo
This has to be the most googled polo in the world right now. Ever since Lupe spit his line about liking ". . .Guilty Brotherhood Polos" on Gold Watch everybody has been trying to get there hands on one of these. Unfortunately it's not that easy to cop via the internet.
To order email, firstname.lastname@example.org 962-62364
– Sean John
– Abercrombie and Fitch
– Urban Outfitters
For most guys I know who are trying to “care about what they wear” and gain style, I tell them, “buy Sean John”. Sean John is perfect for style-searching newbies, the label has great clothes, good prices, most guys are familiar with the brand (b/c of Diddy), it has some street-cred because many rappers wear it, and it doesn’t force a guy to just completely change his look. Sean John is the best brand for men who typically wear extra-baggy jeans and oversized t-shirts because it’s a gateway to better style. Diddy’s brand offers a variety of styles from suits to button-ups to graphic t-shirts, you can build a whole wardrobe from the brand. Another plus about Sean John is that you can find the brand almost everywhere: Macys, Dillards, T.J Maxx, or K and G Superstore just to name a few.
Sean Combs has even won New Designer of the Year at the CFDA’s, which is the highest honor any fashion brand can receive– Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, and Calvin Klein are a few other designers who have been honored with the prestigious award.
If you want to follow the most popular trends of America- this is the store and brand I would recommend. You can hardly go wrong shopping here. From the O.C to the Hills to most shows with a young hot cast of 20-somethings-they all sport threads from A and F. The store features classic American styles with the surfer-guy looks dispersed in-between. A&F can be kind of overpriced, so I would suggest Aeropostale for men who want the same look at a better price. And if you’re older (29 or above), you may want to shop at Banana Republic, which offers the same look, but just more mature, more versatile, and more clean. If you can’t afford Banana Republic, then try it’s little sister store, GAP- everyone shops there from 2-60.
If you really want to eventually dress like the most stylish men in Hollywood, Urban Outfitters is the place for you. Urban Outfitters follows, defines, and sometimes even rivals the current trends. The store is edgy and unique, and allows you to feel like an individual when shopping there. UO is the store for men who want to one-day stylistically compete with Kanye, Lupe, and Pharell. Urban Outfitters not only carries the best threads, but they have all the accessories too- colorful box-framed aviators, studded belts, and original sneakers. Many of the clothes are a little pricey, but they always have sales.