Men’s Winter Wear

As November gives way to December, that means we can start expecting chillier weather. As Floridians, especially in the far south of the state, we don’t feel these cold temperatures. We may get a few days of 30-40 degree weather, but that’s it. Most of us that live here year round just don’t have the winter gear for this weather. Instead we see people going outside to freeze in sweats, Ugg boots, and a hoodie, just trying to stay warm.

If you are from anywhere else in the country, you know how to handle the cold. You may not like it, but you know how to tie a scarf, when to wear boots, how to layer. It’s important to have the right clothes for winter, not just to look good, but also to stay warm. When it gets too cold it’s best not to go outside, but sometimes you have to step out to get to the car, or go to the store.

We’ve got some top picks for men’s winter clothes this season. It’s time to grab a coat, sweater, winter-ready pants, and accessories. If you are planning a trip to another part of the country, these clothes are going to be essential (trust us).

tech tip gloves

Tech Tip Fleece Gloves $7.94
Old Navy

henly

Henley Shirt $17.99
H&M

pattern knit

Pattern-knit Cotton Sweater $39.99
H&M

patagonia jacket

Bivy Down Jacket $249
Patagonia at Nordstrom

pea coat

Pea Coat $99
H&M

padded jacket

Padded Jacket $39.99 (on sale)
H&M

scarf

Fair Isle Scarf $12.50
Old Navy

courdory

Straight Leg Corduroy Pants $34.91 (Sale)
Nordstrom

wingtip

ECCO Findlay Wing Tip Boot $220
Zappos

All About Cufflinks

Yeah, this blog is going to be all about cufflinks…why? Because cufflinks are a perfect accessory to style a professional suit. You can choose a stylish tie to show off your fun side, but sometimes ties can be quite loud, or may not go quite right with a work outfit. Cufflinks are just awesome! You can show off your interests, your sports team allegiance, add a bit of style to your toned down suit. Cufflinks are really versatile, let’s see how you can up your suit style game.

Knife Cufflinks $59.99

pocketknife cufflinks

Upcycled Winchester Bullet Cufflinks $35

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Ship in a Bottle Cufflinks $450

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Lion Cufflinks $35

lion head cufflinks

Cufflinks at Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers

Amethyst stalactite slice & Sterling, Trancas mine geode & Sterling, Brazilian conchinas & Sterling in the front

Amethyst stalactite slice & Sterling, Trancas mine geode & Sterling, Brazilian conchinas & Sterling in the front

Crushed lapis and brass Buddhas knot...lapis goldfish & Sterling

Crushed lapis and brass Buddhas knot…lapis goldfish & Sterling

Madagascar ammonite & Sterling, Tigers eye laughing Buddha & Sterling, obsidian skull & Sterling

Madagascar ammonite & Sterling, Tigers eye laughing Buddha & Sterling, obsidian skull & Sterling

The Guide to Cufflinks Infographic
Real Men Real Style

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No Shave November or Movember?

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During November, the weather starts cooling down. People pull out their pants, boots, and heavy shirts. And it seems that guys start sporting more facial hair. Well this isn’t just a coincidence. During November, there are two initiatives that take place: No Shave November and Movember.

No Shave November
No Shave November is “a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.” “Grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable”. But for the most part you are to grow out your facial hair for 30 days. Their mission is “growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.” They donate 80% or more of the funds they receive to the American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Movember
The Movember Foundation is about raising awareness for men’s health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity. During November, you can grow a mustache in support of the cause, as well as donate. The foundation started in Australia back in 2003 and is now in 21 countries.

Whether you want to grow out your beard, mustache, leg hair, or anything else, it’s important to remember the reason behind it. Sure, growing out a beard is fun and definitely in style nowadays. But it’s important to participate to raise awareness and know why you’re participating. Get your friends involved and make it a group event! Help spread awareness of these issues during November, and the rest of the year.

Stylish Stars of the NBA

Basketball players don’t show off their best stuff solely on the court, they make sure to bring their A-game to their off-court outfits. It’s important for basketball stars to become their own brand. Many are following in the footsteps of past superstars like Michael Jordan who pretty much created the branded footwear and sportswear line that many current athletes aspire to. Not all of these athletes will get the chance to design and sell a shoe with their name on it, but a few of them will. Those who perform well both on the court, and know how to cultivate their brand off court are the ones who seem to have the biggest fans and audience.

I’m going to take you through some well known, and not so well known, basketball players who exude style and are doing their best to look great on and off the court.

Washington Post

Washington Post

John Wall
Washington Wizards
He was included on Refinery29’s list of 30 under 30 in D.C.. In a Washington Post article he stated he wanted to be “an NBA fashion icon”.

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Derrick Rose
Chicago Bulls
He sure can pull off a suit.

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Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
He’ll sport glasses at a press conference, and nobody will bat an eye. He makes it work.

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zimbio.com

Tyson Chandler
Phoenix Suns
He’s willing to go out and try new styles. We applaud you for that, Mr. Chandler.

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espn.com

Amar’e Stoudemire
Miami Heat
His style is always on point, it’s insane!

Dress to Impress for Fall

The weather is getting a bit cooler. Yes, even here in Naples we can get a few chilly days where you need to break out the jacket. Are you ready for when that cold fall weather rolls around? We want to make sure you look your best (and stay warm) during that time. Fall is the perfect time to layer up, lace your boots, and look amazing. Here are some fall outfit ideas to help you look killer this fall.

From Clarks.com

From Clarks.com

Clarks Desert Boots $130
You can wear these pretty much any day, they’re very trendy right now because they are stylish, professional, and casual all at the same time (trust us). There are tons of colors to choose from and match with your pants.

Nordstrom.com

Nordstrom.com

Bonobos Lambswool Shawl Collar Cardigan $158
Donning the shawl collar cardigan means you’re ready for fall. These are the perfect sweater for the fashionable guy.

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gap.com

Herringbone Blazer $128
This Herringbone wool blend blazer is perfect for fall. Wear it to work or out to dinner.

nordstrom.com

nordstrom.com

Sequoia Boot Socks $18
Festive, fun socks are in! They’re a great way to show your fun side without it overpowering your outfit.

nordstrom.com

nordstrom.com

Infinity Scarf $69
This infinity scarf from Bickley + Mitchell is the professional male version of the normal scarf. It may not get THAT cold here in Florida, but if you plan to head up north this is much needed.

nordstrom.com

nordstrom.com

Martingale Fair Isle Wool Scarf $99
If you want to show off your creative side with more than just funky socks, then this scarf is for you!