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Polka Dots and Dont’s

August 15, 2011

A brief tie tutorial on the difference between clowns and gentlemen:

Fareed Zakaria on CNN

From The Sartorialist

Categories: Ties

Baby Steeze

July 19, 2011

EVEN BABIES AREN’T WEARING SKINNY TIES ANY MORE………….

———>thanks to Louisa Podlich for taking ridiculously good photos.

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Timing Is Everything

July 7, 2011

We always get asked what a man should save on and what a man should splurge on in his wardrobe. In essence, we believe the splurging items are few but important–unless you have money splurging out of your pockets…in that case, splurge away.

One of those items is a watch…or “timepiece” for all you vintage dandy fanatics out there. Since most of us more than likely only have one or two watches, we’re wearing the same watch with just about everything in your closet and on a daily basis. So pick something that coordiantes with most of your clothes and also make it YOUR accessory–something people could even recognize you by. It’s part of your brand. Here’s a few options with varying degrees of “Splurge”…ahem:


Need Supply Company Brass Tan Watch $875 Majorly Breaking The Bank


AEO Military Watch $19.95 Budget Beat!


Kenneth Cole New York Round Case Watch $150 A Solid Everyday Option

Categories: Watches

Get Some Color, Dummy

We’re not gonna post a whole bunch of Milan Fashion Week runway stuff here…you’re normal dudes. So, we’re just gonna tell you how to look like you came from Milan, but without the flight expense and leaving the elitism behind too. What to know: COLOR!!!!! Don’t be afraid, be bold. Tone it down with browns if your nerves are getting the best of you. HERE’S SOME DIEAS ALL UNDER $50:


Brooks Brother’s Lightweight Supima® Crewneck Sweater $41.70


GAP Classic flat front shorts $27.96 ROLL EM UP!!!


Ames Bros ‘Open for Business’ Trim Fit Crewneck T-Shirt $29


Topman Red Side Button Neck Jumper $40 …For the Boat at Night…


Topman “Ibiza” Canvas Espadrille only $25!


Gitman Vintage Madras Plaid Tie on sale from Barney’s for only $37

Categories: Do's,Pants,Shirts,Shoes,Ties

MB-ify your Life.

June 30, 2011

Are you an MB reader? You should be. We’ve partnered up with one of our favorite and classy men’s lifestyle bloggers, The Magnificent Bastard, to provide you with a deal you can’t refuse…plus some pretty hot photos as well…

Categories: Media

Double Monks w/ Shorts?

Would you dare??????????? We here at LKc Style think that this look is too confused…dress shoes on the boat?? But, alas, rules are made to be broken, no??

American Idol, Scotty McCreery, and Rockin Pants

June 15, 2011

You wanted to know…so we’re telling you. What are those jeans that American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has been wearing??? They are H.A-67′s. The brand prides itself on having a “unique mix of the old-new fashion spirit. The style details and washes will remind you of the vintage period, while the fit keeps the sexy silhouettes of today.” Well, Rock On Scotty. At $150 a pop, these are jeans you should wear the crap out of, but still a competitve price with a more unique look.

Father’s Day, Dad Jeans & ADD

June 6, 2011

A gift idea for your dad on Father’s Day (June 19th if you weren’t paying attention):

——–>get your dad out of dad-jeans.


French Connection 5 Pocket Regular Leg Jeans $72.01


Levi’s 501 Get Real Straight Jeans $92.33


1969 Straight Fit Jeans (dark Blue Wash) $59.95


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Chinatown Newspaper Interview!

June 3, 2011

Check out our interview w/ Stephanie Maul in the June 2011 issue of Chinatown News…Portland’s most engaging and hair raising publication these days! Check out the whole June issue here. A big shout out to Louisa Podlich for the great picture of me she took!

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Erron Jay on Neckwear and Steeze

Tell us who you are and what you do…in and out of work. Your passions.
My name is Erròn Jay  and I am an actor recently known for the AT&T Fly Errr Commercial that was all about style. I am also 1/2 of the group “Those Acoustic Kats” and we are spreading good music for the world to enjoy. More can be found @: https://www.erronjay.com

What got you poised for menswear innovation?
I grew up around fashion, my family owned a small clothing botique in Kansas City, MO for a number of years. But it wasn’t until I found my true identity sometime in my time in Chicago, IL. I am a bigger guy, but that was not going to hold me back from being innovative with my ever changing style.  Clothes don’t make the man, but they sure do help the man.

Why do you think neckwear is so important and give us some examples?
Neckwear is not needed at all times, but when an occasion calls for something more classy a tie or bow tie is the easiest way to get to where you need to be. And I think Life calls for us to be more classy more often times than not!

What gave you the idea of using neckties as bowties?! Tell us about another steezy innovative thing you’re doing with your clothes!
Bowties are awesome, but often times very expensive. I was looking at my necktie collection and thinking to my self there must be a way… It took some time and a lot of effort annnnd a lot of internet searches. Once I figured it out, I knew I had a beautiful addition to my wardrobe. Neckties turn in to beautiful bowties and are double the size of a regular bowtie once tied. The size also brings a great deal of attention to me and my entire outfit form both men and women alike.

What’s your favorite thing this year?
Favorite thing this year is the new trend of glasses actually. Some people need them so they are being more stylish. Some people have perfect vision but want to add a smarter look so they also take up wearing glasses.

What do you think is most important about menswear and why?
Good Jeans. Jeans don’t have to be expensive, but they have to be well made, and stylish, My favorite jeans are made by LRG ($70 bucks) and True Religions ($180 bucks). The best part about Jeans… you can wear them many times before washing them!

What do you splurge on and what items do you thrift and why?
I splurge on on Kicks! I love Shoes! My mom always told me to keep clean shoes that never look too worn. A woman can tell a lot about a man by the shoes he wears. I’m thrifti on clothing… a favorite web site of mine is PKLNDR.COM they have some great prices and there are many elcletic brand names on sale, and they change everyday! Use this link: http://bit.ly/m8J7uW

Where do you get your inspiration??
I am inspired by the world around me. I love seeing a plethora of styles and making a hybrid of observed styles. A lot of people tell me that I inspire them, and that motivates me to stay fresh, daper, and for a lock of better words Fly Errr

http://youtu.be/rLuPyYuEEZY – Fly Errr

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