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Throwback to our MadMan x Banana Republic x The Urban Gentleman Feature. 

Mini Style Guide to Suits’ Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht)

We've vowed to do 3 profiles for our Men of USA, first we had White Collar's Neal Caffrey, second Covert Affairs' Jai Wilcox, and lastly we'll cover Suits' Harvey Specter (played by Carnegie-Mellon graduate, Gabriel Macht). Harvey Specter truly is the epitome of high-life living, and its constantly shown in the series, take the last episode for example– not only was he perusing around in a new Mercedes S-Class, but one of the guest characters commented on his "$12,000 suits".

He dresses like I expect modern day men in power to dress– widespread and cutaway collars dress shirts, thicker tie-knots (none of that skinny sh*t), double vented suit jackets, and suits that aren't slim, but just very well tailored (so they're often confused as "skinny"). oh and lets not forget he sports more ticket pocket suits than any other TV series character I know, and he likes a  3-piece suit every now and then.


Get Harvey Specter's Wardrobe Fashion and Style below:



The Men’s Wearhouse Experience



In conjunction with the National Suit Drive, Men's Wearhouse invited The Urban Gentleman to spend a little time in one of their stores for an exclusive shopping experience.

We visited the Buckhead store off Peachtree Rd. in Atlanta, and were very kindly greeted by the staff upon entering.


Buckhead store manager and Louisiana-native, Larry Hubbard, charmed us all afternoon, while giving us a few clothing facts and advice along the way– I'll sprinkle in a few of his words throughout. Let me start off by saying we truly had the complete Men's Wearhouse experience. We began in suits and sport coats, hit up pants and dress shirts, then worked our way around to accessories, shoes, and casual wear. Check it all out below:


Captain Kirk is so GQ: Urban Gentleman Chris Pine in Summer Suits

Captain James T. Kirk
Original and New: William Shatner and Chris Pine
Do I dare admit this? … I think I shall, okay here it goes…. I’m not the biggest Star Trek fan in the world… and I don’t get excited about it- at all. Sorry if that hurt anyone’s feelings, buuut on a positive note I have seen quite few of the movies and they always entertain me. And I’ve also been hearing alot of buzz about how good the new Star Trek is, so I went over to The Spill and checked their review (posted below)- click the ‘Movies’ icon on the top left corner and scroll to Star Trek:

These guys are hilarious, I have NO idea how I came across them, but I check them out every once in awhile when I want to get a random outside review of a movie. Usually I don’t agree with movie critics (that includes these guys), but the difference with them is that they make me laugh, lol… (though they can be offensive at times, that’s another story though).

But anyway, in his breakthrough role, Chris Pine looks pretty good playing Captain James T. Kirk. He also manages to look equally as jaggedly handsome in his latest GQ Summer Suits spread.

The Linen Suit.

Nothing says summer more than linen. Except do you want to say summer 2009 or 1989? Avoid those billowy, pleated linen suits and hunt for a slimmer, more modern-cut one like this. And no cigars, no sandals, please.
(Suit, $825, DKNY. Shirt, $370, by Thom Browne New York. Tie, $85, by Black Brown 1826. Hat, $110, by Biltmore at J.J. Hat Center. Tie bar and pocket square by Paul Stuart. Watch by Hamilton.)

The Dark Cotton Suit.

You can wear a dark suit in summer (especially in the evening), but it should be lightweight. A steel blue cotton suit fills the bill for work and postwork.*
(Suit, $1,450, by Calvin Klein Collection. Shirt, $195, by Theory. Tie, $60, by Gitman Vintage. Belt, $89, by J. Lindeberg. Shoes, $398, by John Varvatos. Watchband by Smart Turnout. Watch by Burberry. Socks by Falke.)

The Whipcord Suit.

Like corduroy, whipcord is ribbed, but minus the fuzziness—and heaviness. Two-tone versions, like this suit in blue and white (also availablein black and white), project a subtle seersucker vibe without that southern lawyer/Ivy League bow-tie-guy oppressiveness.
(Suit, $120, by Uniqlo. Shirt, $40, by H&M. Tie, $135, by Rag & Bone. Tie bar by Kenneth Cole New York. Pocket square by Brooks Brothers.)

The White Suit.

Pulling off a white suit is easy—as long as you dress it down. You are not Tom Wolfe or Mr. Roarke, so skip the silk pocket square and firm tie knot. Keep it as relaxed and fun

(Suit, $895, by Boss Black. Shirt, $100, by Save Khaki. Pocket square, $30, by Turnbull & Asser. Belt, $33, by Paul Stuart. Shoes, $98, by Banana Republic. Sunglasses by Tom Ford.)

The Warm-Weather Plaid Suit.

You’ve got your single-malt, quail-hunting wool plaid, and then you’ve got plaid suits like this one—lightweight, sharply defined pattern, more midtown hustle than country bramble. Like a muted seersucker, it gives your business wardrobe an unexpected—but thoroughly appropriate—edge.
(Suit, $1,900, by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Shirt, $150, by Thomas Pink. Tie, $98, by Theory. Bag, $515, by Porter. Pocket square by Brooks Brothers. Watch by IWC.)

photos by: Tom Schierlitz,Ben Watts
suit verbiage from: GQ Magazine

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