Bomber Season Part 5: Vegan Suede, is this a thing?

The Science: My definition of Vegan Suede is “A material made from polyester fibers (plastic), using no animal byproducts, that delivers the weight, texture and performance similar to the performance of natural suede”. Since polyester is a plastic, it is inherently durable, stain repellent and significantly cheaper than natural suede. The faux material being plastic can potentially be its downfall if not cared for correctly. Over time plastics dry and crack just like leather so cleaning and conditioning is just as important. Continue reading Bomber Season Part 5: Vegan Suede, is this a thing?

Bomber Season Part 4: The ASOS Bomber

Bombers jackets are getting more and more versatile with the experimentation with designs an materials. I see the bomber as an everlasting staple in menswear styles. And now you can see your favorite models, influencers and artists wearing bombers with cropped chinos and loud button downs or in place of their tailored coat to a black-tie-affair. Try a wool bomber with your nicest pair of leather boots, slim tapered chinos and a pattered button-down shirt and turn heads as you walk past! Continue reading Bomber Season Part 4: The ASOS Bomber

Overcoat Face-off: Banana Republic vs Kenneth Cole Reaction

I picked up two overcoats during the holiday sales and worked with Cincinnati based photographer, Wessography, to get the amazing shots below and you can check out his work here.  To determine which overcoat was best for me, I compared the craftsmanship and their cold weather performance on a frigid 6° day. Continue reading Overcoat Face-off: Banana Republic vs Kenneth Cole Reaction