The Pantalones
March 18, 2014

In case you guys don’t already know, I’ve been writing for my friend Sabir on his site, Men’s Style Pro. We were recently gifted some Walk Over Suede boots, and we both styled and shot our own looks.

You can check out the whole post here.

  • Blazer: Vintage Paul Stuart
  • Sweater: Berg & Berg
  • Shirt: Glass House Shirtmakers
  • Chinos: Club Monaco
  • Hat: J.Crew
  • Pocket Square: E. Marinella
  • Shoes: Walk Over

(Source: mypantalones)

March 7, 2014
carsonstreet:

Our friend Alex Delany thumbing through our new made in Italy Carson Street blazers.

Chilled with Feni and the CSC crew for an extended amount of time today. Drank a Guinness, met some new friends, stared at all the Salvatore Piccolo jawnz, and had a great time, as is tradition.

carsonstreet:

Our friend Alex Delany thumbing through our new made in Italy Carson Street blazers.

Chilled with Feni and the CSC crew for an extended amount of time today. Drank a Guinness, met some new friends, stared at all the Salvatore Piccolo jawnz, and had a great time, as is tradition.

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Filed under: menswear wiwt 
March 3, 2014
#WIWT: @alphaindustries cotton / @uniqlousa cotton-linen / @glasshouseshirtmakers hemp / @levis denim / @llbean leather-rubber #menswear  (at TCNJ - Science Complex)

#WIWT: @alphaindustries cotton / @uniqlousa cotton-linen / @glasshouseshirtmakers hemp / @levis denim / @llbean leather-rubber #menswear (at TCNJ - Science Complex)

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Filed under: wiwt menswear 
February 24, 2014

My Perfect Kit:

Today I’m wearing a casual kit that I fall back on at least once a week when it’s a bit colder (but not freezing), and it always makes me feel like the coolest dude in the room/vicinity/campus/town. It’s classic and contemporary elegance in the most stripped down version, and it’s incredibly easy to pull off. I thought I’d share it with you guys:

  • Cashmere Blend Navy Chesterfield by Jil Sander for Uniqlo
  • Flat Face Watch by Tissot
  • White OCBD by Gant Rugger
  • Levi’s 501s
  • Loake Fenchurch Loafers
  • Confidence

Make sure you pop the lapel/collar of the coat and shirt, leave the ocbd untucked, and get some navy/white striped socks going before leading your followers and the women around you into the promised land. 

(Source: mypantalones)

February 17, 2014
#WIWT Harris Tweed / Flannel / Cotton / Suede / Wool (at TCNJ - Science Complex)

#WIWT Harris Tweed / Flannel / Cotton / Suede / Wool (at TCNJ - Science Complex)

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February 4, 2014
#WIWT (at TCNJ - Art & Interactive Multimedia Building)

#WIWT (at TCNJ - Art & Interactive Multimedia Building)

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January 27, 2014
South of Rittenhouse, Black/Blue/Gray:
Fan Favorite
Jil Sander + Uniqlo
Kent Wang
Levi’s
PF Flyers

South of Rittenhouse, Black/Blue/Gray:

  • Fan Favorite
  • Jil Sander + Uniqlo
  • Kent Wang
  • Levi’s
  • PF Flyers

January 20, 2014
#WIWT: Proper Cloth/ The Knottery/ Boglioli

#WIWT: Proper Cloth/ The Knottery/ Boglioli

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January 20, 2014
#WIWT: Club Monaco/ Bresciani for Berg & Berg/ Loake

#WIWT: Club Monaco/ Bresciani for Berg & Berg/ Loake

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January 16, 2014
College lifestyle popover action in my kitchen:
Piombo/Proper Cloth/Evan Williams
Shot by the dude Greg Costanzo (who just updated his Tumblr/you should follow)

College lifestyle popover action in my kitchen:

Piombo/Proper Cloth/Evan Williams

Shot by the dude Greg Costanzo (who just updated his Tumblr/you should follow)

January 12, 2014
Shooting south of Rittenhouse today for a new @mensstylepro feature with @pf_flyers. #menswear

Shooting south of Rittenhouse today for a new @mensstylepro feature with @pf_flyers. #menswear

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Filed under: menswear WIWT 
November 14, 2013
WIWT: Wool, tweed, and flannel up top. #menswear #wiwt (at TCNJ - Art & Interactive Multimedia Building)

WIWT: Wool, tweed, and flannel up top. #menswear #wiwt (at TCNJ - Art & Interactive Multimedia Building)

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Filed under: wiwt menswear 
November 7, 2013

The New Flannel, a Refinement in Fabric:

Flannel is back. You’ve heard this before; Kurt Cobain, the grunge revival, and whatever the hell else flannel used to mean is still cool. The thick fabric, full of pills, you wore to that one bon fire, that one time, to make that one girl think you were edgy or something is still cool? Well, kind of. Flannel has been synonymous with grunge, art students, lumberjacks, and that shitty acoustic guitar player from high school for decades. That’s just the way it is, and that’s the way flannel, as the masses know it, will continue to be viewed for a while longer.  

However, there is another flannel shirt making its way onto the horizon, a modern option for the sartorially inclined man. Over the past five years (as you probably already know), there has been a movement in menswear, calling for tailored clothing that can be worn casually. The product of this movement, in a few words, is an image of casual elegance, and the flannel shirt has started to follow in this menswear movement’s tracks.

Over the past few seasons, the presence of lightweight flannel in shirting has increased steadily, and the pieces have been far from the heavy, point-collar flannel shirts of the past. A lightweight flannel allows for a more elegant drape and youthful cut. The fabric lends itself quite perfectly to the casual elegance, sought after by today’s man. The softness and comfort of flannel, paired with modern cuts, details, and furnishings, creates an incredibly beautiful shirt that doesn’t immediately bring Seattle and the grunge movement to mind.

Since lightweight flannel acts in the same ways a poplin or oxford fabric would, the possibilities in shirting are endless. That being said, above I’ve chosen a few different styles of lightweight flannel to share with you guys. The popover is having a moment right now, and this forest green popover from Piombo is a perfect example of how the modern flannel fabric finds its place in casual Italian tailored clothing. Similarly, this refined fabric has a place in the world of dress shirts.

The dark blue, green, and gray plaid dress shirt, custom made by Modern Tailor, is a perfect example of the elegance of this refined flannel. Finished with a wide spread collar and thick mother of pearl buttons, this shirt brings flannel into the world of the modern custom dress shirt.

The oxford cloth shirt, commonly found with a button-down collar, is a classic staple of the American prep enthusiast. Lightweight flannel is an easy substitute for the oxford fabric, as seen in the striped button-down shirt from Breyburn above. These small changes, like collar style and mother of pearl buttons, distinguish the new flannel trend from its tired older brother.

Lightweight flannel is a fabric that will be very much present in the coming seasons, providing warmth for fall and winter, while remaining wearable and breezy for spring. The refinement, found in menswear today, has reached the world of flannel. It is a new age for the flannel shirt, an age of elegance and personality.

Location: Lavallette, NJ

Photography: Greg Costanzo

Styling: Alex Delany

Art Direction: Alex Delany

October 21, 2013
Today @greg_costanzo and I are starting to shoot a big fall editorial for The Pantalones. Here’s a sneak preview of one look featuring vintage Harris Tweed and accessories from the new collection from @theKnottery.  (at Pingree)

Today @greg_costanzo and I are starting to shoot a big fall editorial for The Pantalones. Here’s a sneak preview of one look featuring vintage Harris Tweed and accessories from the new collection from @theKnottery. (at Pingree)

September 11, 2013
Outtake from today’s WIWT

Shot by Greg Costanzo

Outtake from today’s WIWT

Shot by Greg Costanzo

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