No matter what your style or your budget, Century 21 Stores carries a vast selection for all. After doing research on how men shop, Century 21 decided to re-vamp their stores to enable customers to shop with much more ease. Let's face it, most men usually go to the store to pick-up items, not to really "shop" per say, but with a certain mission in mind.
Steve McQueen, without a doubt, is one of the greatest male style icons of all time. His look is timeless and coincidentally, if he were alive today, he would be right on mark with two of summer's biggest trends: color blocking and white! His look was preppy, put together, yet at times had a bad boy edge. Maybe it was the cigarette and motorcycle? From preppy in khakis to badass in a leather jacket, Mr. McQueen has never and will never go out of style. So let's break down his look and show you how to channel his preppy summer style.
These are the top 5 places you need to make sure you're at on Fashion's Night out, this Friday September 10, 2010.
650 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Decorate cupcakes with the Editors of Teen Vogue and hear the sounds of indie rock band Metric at the flagship store on Fifth Avenue.
Meet America's Next Top Model judge and runway coach J. Alexander as he celebrates the launch of his new book, Follow the Model. The book offers tips and tough love for how to feel more confident and poised. Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St., at Greenwich St. (212-587-5389); 7 p.m.
Meet actress and singer Ashley Tisdale at Sephora. The first 300 Beauty Insiders (sign up for free at the store) at the event will receive a gift bag and a $10 Sephora gift card, and two customers will win a $500 shopping spree. Sephora Fifth Avenue, 597 Fifth Ave., nr. 48th St. (212-980-6534); 6–8. RSVP to email@example.com.
Silk dresses are $120 (originally $372), bombers are $140 (originally $350), and skirts are $90 (originally $310) at the Lauren Moffatt sample sale. 214 W. 29th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 1503 (212-465-0839); T–Th (9–7).
Cashmere V-necks, crewnecks, and turtlenecks are $85 (originally $220), cashmere tees are $50 (originally $125), and cashmere scarves are $80 (originally $175) at the White + Warren sample sale. 80 W. 40th St., nr. Fifth Ave., third fl.; T–W (8–7), Th (8–3).
Sportswear is 75 percent off at Lafayette 148. 148 Lafayette St., nr. Grand St.; T–F (9–8).
Merchandise is up to 70 percent off at the Hugo Boss sample sale. Women's leather jackets are $299.99, women's shoes are $99.99, men's suits are $399.99, and men's dress shirts are $59.99. Soiffer Hasken, 317 W. 33rd St., at Eighth Ave. (718-747-1656); T–F (9–7), S (9–5).
- Through 6/24
Hugo Boss is up to 70 percent off at the Soiffer Haskin sale. 317 W. 33rd St., nr. Eighth Ave. (917-606-6795); S–Su (9–6), M–T (9–7), W (9–5).
- Through 7/1
40 percent off menswear, womenswear, and all spring accessories at 3.1 Phillip Lim. 115 Mercer St., nr. Prince St. (212-334-1160); M–S (11–7), Su (noon–6).
- Through 7/5
Lutz & Patmos is having a spring sale and offering 50 percent off the entire website. Type the code FINALSALE50 during checkout. Basic items in basic colors are excluded.
- Through 7/5
Dress shirts are $90 and suits are less than $1,000 at the Paul Stuart sample sale. 10 E. 45th St., at Madison Ave.; M–W (8–6:30), Th (8–7), F (8–6:30), S (9–6), Su (noon–5).
- Through 7/10
Oliver Spencer's spring 2009 collection is 35 to 50 percent off, including coats, suits, knitwear, shirts, and accessories. 750 Greenwich St., at 11th St. (212-337-3095); M–S (noon–8), Su (noon–7).
- Through 7/22
Get 30 to 50 percent off the latest A.P.C. men's and women's spring and summer collection of dresses, skirts, and bermuda shorts. 131 Mercer St, nr. Spring St. (212-966-9685); M-S(11-7), S(12-6).
Brian Reyes Friends and Family Sale, 304 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, NYC Monday June 22nd and Tuesday June 23rd - 8AM to 7PM
Woodley & Bunny Salon and Apothecary helps launch Swedish import Sachajuan Professional Haircare. W&B founders Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenlind plan to offer complimentary styling as a special treat. 490 Driggs Ave., at 10th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-6588); M (4:30–6:30), T (9:30–11:30).
Save 15 percent on hand-painted dresses and scarves at S.LOVE. Online only. Call 646-454-9570 for more information.
We all know that the economy has impacted all facets of the fashion industry, but I never thought about the specific impact it has had on the suit. It makes sense, really. A suit is a big purchase, maybe a little too big at the moment, so men have been finding variety in their wardrobes by keeping their suits consistent and purchasing a few new shirts or ties instead.
So as not to fall behind as a result, contemporary American tailoring has started a revolution of sorts. Led by brands like Theory, Hugo Boss and Thom Browne, the male silhouette has really slimmed down and mainstreamed. A combination of influences ranging from AMC’s Mad Men with its slim-fit tailoring to Barack Obama’s penchant for American-made Hart-Schaffner Marx suits are changing the face of contemporary American menswear.