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Date Nate with Alex Grant: The Social Network

After a nice spring vacation, Skip of Alex Grant and I are back with our Date Night series! Being a Harvard man himself, Skip suggested we do The Social Network. Here is Mark’s slighted ex-girlfriend Erica Albright’s typical look. I updated it a little to make it more seasonless with a lighter weight jacket, but all in all it’s the perfect bookish look for a date at a low lit pub or a cafe. Head over to Alex Grant to see Skip’s look for Mark Zuckerberg.

Goorin Beanie, Anthropologie Cider Press Clogs, L.L. Bean Signature Wharf Street Jacket, EmersonMade Skinny Jean

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Stripes for Men

I’m one of those people who is crazy about stripes. I see a stripe, and I am immediately drawn to it. There is something so simplistically appealing about the pattern, especially on a perfect cotton T. Whether they are mini stripes, multi stripes, thick stripes or blue and white, red and navy, grey and white, etc. Some people stick to some archaic rules about striped shirts. Horizontal stripes make  you look bigger. Or a striped T on a man makes him look like a boy. That’s all just silly nonsense to me. And I can’t resist a man in a great fitting, soft, striped T. Above are some great choices for the gentlemen out there looking to add some stripes to their your wardrobe (click on the image to be led to the product page). You can go the classic St. James boatneck route or mix it up with a henley. Either way, you’ll look great in my book. And be sure to keep an eye on Chance Co. Known for their expertise in producing the perfect striped apparel, they’ll be launching a men’s collection soon!

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L.L. Bean Signature S/S 2011

The folks of L.L. Bean Signature have done it again with their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. They continue to offer quality, versatile pieces that suit at an affordable price point. To top it off, L.L. Bean now offers free shipping on all orders – as if you needed that additional peer pressure. Above are some of my personal favorites from the men’s and women’s collections. I have half a mind to purchase the men’s linen short sleeve button front with the nautical tie print in a small for myself!

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L.L. Bean Signature: Herringbone Check Skirt

I’m in love with the Herringbone Check Skirt from L.L. Bean Signature’s Winter collection. With an attractive check pattern in autumnal colors and a flattering bias cut, this gorgeous Italian wool skirt will be the perfect alternative to your basic jeans this winter. Perfectly styled here with boots and a turtleneck, the look reminds me a little of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings of Helga.

Thanks again to Mary Rose and Laurie from Bean for the image!

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L.L. Bean Signature: Duck Hunting Coat

The winter collection from L.L. Bean Signature is now available and there are some fantastic archival pieces. My favorite is the Duck Hunting Coat. Debuted in L.L. Bean’s 1929 catalogue, this classic coat invokes so many nostalgiac images and memories of stylish men and their winter coats; Paul Newman in his duck hunting jacket, fathers at their sons’ football games, Ryan O’Neil in Love Story, your grandfather and the smell of his fur collar when you hug him. The folks of L.L. Bean Signature somehow managed to fit the all these memories and the culture and style of a New England winter in this one coat. And if this coat worked for your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather . . .  it’ll certainly work for you and your sons.

Thanks to Mary Rose and Laurie at Bean for the fantastic photo!

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