Menswear

Sergio Dávila – The Perfect Man Interview by Alexander Jaime

During our Gray Matter photo story shoot in New York City, we featured a soft pale gray spring suit by CFDA winner/designer Sergio Davila. His collection offers balance and perspective creating a look of sportswear sophistication doused with strong touches of warmth, using ultra-soft fabrics like pima cotton and baby alpaca blended with silk. When we caught up with Mr. Davila he shared with us what inspires him about New York, his beginnings in Peru and what makes the perfect man. Photo: David Genat

 
 
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Sergio Davila SS16 Collection

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The New Bespoke by Alexander Jaime

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Thom Browne's new studio-showroom in midtown is nothing short of his aesthetic—the two-floor space utilitizes Browne's signature color palette of grays mixed with terrazzo floors. After the end of his partnership with Brooks Brothers on their Black Fleece line, his new venture is a made-to-measure suit service with long time tailor Rocco Ciccarelli. Rocco has worked with every menswear design in New York. Thom is following in a path much like Tom Ford, and Ermenegildo Zegna, the future of luxury is bespoke.

I design in a way that I think speaks to everyone—although there’s an American sensibility, in that there’s a sports reference and a little bit of an ease to it.
 

Images @thombrowneny instagram

 

Spring 2016 NYC Menswear Style Report by Alexander Jaime

 
 

The Perfect Man's Spring 2016 Menswear Report is in!

 

Spotlight on Richard Chai's uniform chic in calm blue neutrals.

 

Spotlight on Richard Chai's new retro, re-90s, deliberate cool.

 

Spotlight on Michael Bastian's aristocratic, 007 chic.

 

Spotlight on Michael Bastian's tailored yacht-wear & pristine attention to detail (the shoes!)

 

Spotlight on Jeffery Rüdes, who has apparently designed the official military uniform of Chelsea.

 

Spotlight on Balenciaga's slightly vampiric approach to spring - sticking with the military/uniform trend, but moving away from light blues & neutrals into deeper, fall -typical colors like the olive pictured above.

Original photography via Style.com

 
 

Top 10 Best sunglasses to be seen in by Alexander Jaime

 
 

Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
Acetate sunglasses

 

Linda Farrow
Sports Luxe metal sunglasses

 

Dior Homme
Dior Composit 1.0 metal sunglasses

 

Eyevan 7285
726 acetate sunglasses

 

Mykita x Damir Doma
DD1.3 acetate sunglasses

 

Garrett Leight California Optical
Van Buren metal sunglasses

 

Mikyta x Maison Margiela
MMESSE010 acetate sunglasses

 
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Sun Buddies
Type 01 acetate sunglasses

 

A.P.C. Retrosuperfuture
Acetate sunglasses

 

Thom Browne
TB 800 sunglasses

 
 

Three Grooming Essentials from Paris Menswear Week Spring/Summer by Alexander Jaime

 
 
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David Mallett's Beard Balm
The city's best-known hairdresser, David Mallett has created a balm that nourishes, softens and texturizes the beard thanks to its high concentration of vegetable protein, bergamot and yuzu. A must for neat Parisian stubble.

 
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The Jazz Club perfume from Maison Martin Margiela
Available at colette, this blend of leathery notes instantly conjures up to a chic gentleman's club.

 
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Hermès Bath Set
Titled Jardin après la Mousson, Eau de Gentiane Blanche and Eau de Mandarine Ambré, what could be more chic than soaking in a bath that has the very essence of Hermès after a long day of shows? Also, the set has a personalized touch: you can choose your three soap scents and silk scarf print for each case.

 
 

Perfect Trends 2015 – Men's Hair by Alexander Jaime

 
 
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So your not quite sure if you are hipster or preppy? We have put together a short Trend Report of the modern hairstyles that keep you looking perfect in any climate.

 

This style defines the guy who likes balance and a little bit of flare. Something that can be worn with the most discerning sharp suit, but come the weekend when the ripped jeans and white v-neck is called upon it adapts.

 
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Don’t be fooled by the softer look.. you still can be a ball buster … but commit to it. Classic parted high sheen/shine. Good clipper work on the bottom of the head leading up to a nice proportion of hair on top. This can be worn in all directions. Best styled when dry avoid the mobsterlook. Be it a polo or a cracking collar this haircut will get people taking you seriously.  A touch of facial hair on this one could be the winner.. but don’t go overbeard….

 

Well the curls can get the girls.. you don’t need a guitar and a motor bike, the right amount of shape and balance you could pull off a larger curl all over, or try a classic cut on the underneath with a slight build up of weighted curls on top.. Product is key... layer layer, layer that product and style it like you don’t care... you might just pull it off.

 

Tight, short but not completely rude. High quality haircut not just with clippers, but to actually work with the shape of your head. Faded our lines and impeccable tapers. The  slightest increase in length but still keeping a curved edge through the round of the head leading to the top. Dry finish, matt paste and waxes.  Respect your look and keep this trimmed every 3-4 weeks.

 
 

Cannes 2015 Style Snapshot by Alexander Jaime

 
 
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It's time for a quick snapshot of what the gents are wearing in Cannes this year.  The "Mad Max: Fury Road" style is anything but apocalyptic, and Colin is looking dapper. We're craving more modern creativity from the rest of the crowd. Take a look.

 
 
 

Original photography via Vogue.com

 
 

Fall 2015 Menswear Style Report by Alexander Jaime

 
 
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This menswear season had everything you could have hoped for—lots of chic and funky outerwear, beautiful women on the runway, and a full-frontal show from Rick Owens. Fall always brings with it new approaches to layering, texture, and color, and this season was no different. Trends we took particular note of include a revival of early 1970s colors and textures, structural tweeds, ultra-tactile fabrics that bring the elegance, and stylishly Scandinavian outerwear.  Here are a few of The Perfect Man's favorite looks from the runway.

 
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Original photography via Style.com