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Get Into Polo Ralph Lauren’s Modern Fall Look.

Aug 19th, 2015 | Categories: Sponsored Post, Style, That Autumn Look | by Michael Williams

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This fall Polo Ralph Lauren is launching an entirely new and altogether fresh take on menswear at Bloomingdales.com. In the spirit of our That Autumn Look style series, this new Polo collection serves as the perfect inspiration for the fall dressing that will be upon us in the not so distant future. The recently launched Polo Ralph Lauren collection at Bloomingdales presents a perfectly distilled presentation that captures the many distinct and intriguing style archetypes of the modern man in one streamlined online experience.

When it comes to dressing for the seasons, nothing is better than layered fall style. Pairing a cool shearling with a chunky cable knit sweater and fine leather bag can make for the ultimate modern fall look that so many of us covet. And don’t overlook Polo’s great collection of smart tailored clothing for work which effortlessly elevates menswear staples like the blue blazer, the knit tie and classic grey flannel trousers to new heights. There’s also the iconic Ralph Lauren look of moto jeans and a tweed jacket for a night out. It all comes together to form a forward and somewhat unexpected new direction which somehow simultaneously feels right in line with the Ralph Lauren aesthetic. All of this making me think that this new online shop could be the key to the ultimate fall style.

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The L.A. Style of Bloomingdale’s Icons West.

Apr 6th, 2015 | Categories: Menswear, Sponsored Post | by Michael Williams

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Style Notes from the Left Coast.

As a follow up to the hugely popular Bloomingdale’s Icons editorial last fall, we’ve been tapped this spring to help explore the style of 7 of L.A.’s best dressed guys for the newly launched Icons West. It’s an exploration of California style through the lens of these talented guys which include an all-star chef, a LACMA curator, talented designer, esteemed producer and L.A.’s foremost footwear philanthropist. Each person in this group of well dressed gentlemen exudes a personal style which is uniquely their own — with a shared sensibility of the laid back Southern California vibe. Take eyewear designer and man-about-town Garrett Leight’s relaxed style which centers on one unique piece which makes his look pop. Or chef Roy Choi’s preference for patterned graphics that take a moment to figure out. East or West Coast, it’s a stylish group regardless of their location.

Everyone has a different approach with creating their own look when it comes to influences, approach and labels they love, and the LA Icons campaign hits all of the right notes when it comes to expressing that personal style. There’s nothing like taking 7 style-focused and successful real guys, opening them up to all of Bloomingdale’s great brands and letting their style serve as the inspiration for the season. [LA ICONS]

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All Together Now | Brands Unite at Bloomingdale’s

Mar 31st, 2015 | Categories: Menswear, Sponsored Post | by Michael Williams

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There’s a whole lot going on at Bloomingdale’s this spring, and it’s centered around some of our favorite designers. The iconic retailer has gathered the collective strength of Wings & Horns, Champion by Todd Snyder, Saturdays Surf, Gant Rugger and Steven Alan all together in one place. It’s the hard work of a great group of very well respected people including Fashion Director Kevin Harter and his deputy Josh Peskowitz — two men who I know and respect tremendously.

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In the Studio | Jack Purcell Signature and Drew Seskunas.

Mar 16th, 2015 | Categories: Shoes, Sponsored Post | by Michael Williams

A well designed object can broaden your understanding of the world. That is the theory that drives Drew Seskunas, co-director of design studio The Principals in his pursuit of object perfection. Much like Jack Purcell, Drew and his partners make beautiful things, create art, design spaces, and use physical objects to connect to people on an emotional level. They seek to expand our understanding of the built realm without abandoning its history.

Their craft combines industrial design, architecture, and occasionally robotics. Whether they’re designing a reactive architectural environment for Bonaroo Music Festival or a flask that not only holds liquid, but looks like liquid for Areaware, they are pushing creativity over convention, and mastering how form can drive function.

Along with Converse Jack Purcell, we step inside Drew’s Brooklyn studio to see how he forms beautiful idea into a beautiful object.

Click the interactive video to learn more about the new Converse Jack Purcell Signature Sneaker.

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Jack Purcell Signature Hits The Street With Mister Mort.

Mar 12th, 2015 | Categories: Shoes, Sponsored Post | by Michael Williams

As an observer of style, Mordechai Rubinstein is seemingly everywhere. No place in the city is safe from his relentless pursuit of the quirky, interesting, the “proper” and most importantly, the stylish. His personal take on clothing varies greatly from the typical person, and he has made name for himself by consistently zigging when everyone else zags. While working at the influential (and now defunct) SoHo shop New Republic in the early aughts Mordechai met Andy Spade who eventually brought him into the fold and helped promote Mordechai’s perspective and his endearing brand of weirdness. During his time with Spade, Rubinstein broke through and made a name for himself by letting his creativity shine and embracing the unconvention in everything. In fact, this concept of creativity over convention is what truly makes Mordehai such a talent in the menswear world.

Along with Jack Purcell, we took to the streets of NYC with Mordechai to get his take on the city — while wearing the iconic Converse Jack Purcell Signature sneaker — which inspires his daily quest for all things interesting and cool. The new Signature Jack Purcell sneaker represents the modern evolution of the iconic silhouette, and you know that if Mordechai is wearing the Jack Purcell it must be good. Because as we’ve seen through his site Mister Mort, Mordecai is someone who takes personal style very seriously. Which is exactly why we love him so much.

Click the interactive video to learn more about the new Jack Purcell.

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An Icon Updated | The New Converse Jack Purcell.

Mar 10th, 2015 | Categories: Shoes, Sponsored Post | by Michael Williams

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The good people at Converse have been hard at work behind the scenes ensuring the Jack Purcell sneakers maintain its icon status well into the future. With a list of design and build updates (18 to be exact), the new Converse Jack Purcell Signature Sneaker has emerged as a new and improved model of the classic we all love. It’s also the most premium expression of the Jack Purcell ever made.

The new Jack Purcell Signature Sneaker is made from a two-ply duck canvas and features a streamlined toecap that creates an updated look, and also a new feel for these familiar sneakers. Plus, there’s an Ortholite footbed with imbedded Nike Zoom Air Technology under the hood that makes for a more comfortable ride. Launched in the past few weeks, the new Jack Purcell Signature Sneaker is offered in Black, Mason and the ever classic White. Perfect for the city, the beach, a bathing suit or a suit suit. These are the iconic sneakers for you and your everyday. [JACK PURCELL]

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Bloomingdale’s | Gifting the Holidays

Dec 19th, 2014 | Categories: Gift Guide 2014, Sponsored Post | by Michael Williams

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The number one question that arrives in the ACL inbox concerns gift giving. We frequently hear from girlfriends, wives and significant others looking for suggestions for holiday gifts. Like holiday parties, when it comes to gift guides the philosophy is always: the more the merrier. So with that in mind, we’ve assembled our top ten giftable items from Bloomingdale’s.

We’ve pulled together a nice selection of interesting, well-made and stylish gifts for a myriad of men in your life. There’s something here for everyone in your life at pretty much every price point. From the long-lasting (Rimowa) to the American Made (Shinola) to the exceedingly cool (Garrett Leight) you’re in good shape. Check out all of our picks below and have yourself (and those on your gift list) a very happy holiday.