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This homeless fashion photographer is proof that things are not always as glamorous as they seem

Filmhaus Vienna/Schatzi ProductionsMark Reay poses on the apartment building roof he called home for six years. If you were to see photographer Mark Reay on the street, or at a runway show, you’d think that he lived like anyone else who works in fashion: comfortably. Shooting for high-end magazines, dressing in well-tailored clothes, hanging out with models — what […]

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The stylish actors of the James Bond films, ranked

MGMSean Connery vs. Daniel Craig — new vs. old, classic vs. contemporary. All the actors who’ve played James Bond left a stylish footprint on the franchise. Dressed in the prevailing fashions of their day, they set the benchmark for sharp style in their respective decades. It’s nearly impossible to judge which Bond has the most sartorial […]

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15 things the modern gentleman should buy for fall

With the changing of the weather comes the turning over of the wardrobe. From cozy sweaters to sharp flannels, you only need a few items for a compete fall wardrobe — but it’s important to have them all.  Keep in mind these are only the basics — there are no deep cuts here. If you don’t […]

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The modern gentleman’s guide to dressing in layers

The seasons are transitioning, and so must our wardrobes. As the air becomes crisp and nights grow darker, dressing for the weather is like trying to hit a moving target. The simple solution is to be prepared for anything. It’s called layering. You may have heard of it. Here’s how it works: You form an outfit […]

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Here’s what invitation dress codes actually mean for men, according to a longtime butler

Black-tie, informal, business casual — what does it all actually mean? In order to demystify invitation dress codes, we consulted “The Pocket Butler,” an etiquette guide written by longtime butler Charles MacPherson. In his book, MacPherson breaks down the dos and don’ts of those seemingly simple invitation dress requirements.  Business casual Getty/Angela Weiss Business casual (also “dress casual”) has […]

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The fabulous life of Anna Wintour

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tory BurchAnna Wintour sits front row at Tory Burch’s fall 2015 fashion show. The semi-annual chaos that is New York Fashion Week begins Thursday, and designers and fashionistas are deep in preparation mode.  Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of Fashion Week better than Anna Wintour, longtime editor-in-chief of […]

How Mansur Gavriel Created the First Post-Recession It Bag
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How Mansur Gavriel Created the First Post-Recession It Bag

As we all know,Mansur Gavriel is generating Birkin-esque waiting lists for its colourful handbags. Founders Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel discuss getting the brand off the ground and the perks and pitfalls of its rapid growth. NEW YORK, United States — It was mid-afternoon on December 9th when the founders of Mansur Gavriel took to […]

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11 clothing and style hacks for the modern gentleman

Getty/Lintao ZhangYou can bet David Beckham knows the “sometimes, always, never” rule of jacket buttons. Every day you button your clothes, roll up your shirt sleeves, and pick out your shoes. But what if I told you the way you go about doing these things is all wrong (or at the very least ill-informed)?  From packing your suit the […]

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Urban Junket – Power to Go, and Green to Boot

Irv’s Luggage is proud to carry Urban Junket, good for the earth and great for those on the go!  Besides being made of recycled bottles, a number of Urban Junket bags have a twist:  they’re powered. Urban Junket powered Jen with an iPod Correct!  Rather than risk your iPhone or iPod running out of battery […]