October 1, 2014

3 Pieces for Subtle Guy Style at Scotts

When it comes to everyday apparel, most guys we know are looking for a few simple things from their clothes: durability, versatility and a look that’s cool in an I-really-didn’t-try way. For that, we turn to three pieces that fit the bill from British retailer Scotts.

The Launch Windcheater from Nicholas Deakins is a Scotts exclusive that’s lightweight but built to fight blustery days with a mesh-lined hood, drawstring hood and woven elastic cuffs. Available in olive and black, this military-inspired jacket is one you can toss on for adventures in the City, whether you’re day drinking on the weekend or just trying to get to work and back during the Monday to Friday slog.

Another casual, go-with-everything piece is the G-Star Cedar Denim Shirt, one item from a large selection of G-Star at Scotts. This 100 percent cotton button down features double front pockets, double button cuffs and numbered print detail on the chest. Pair with black pants, khakis or cords for a twist on the average Oxford.

While denim in blue is the obvious choice in most men’s wardrobes, going for a charcoal pair is an unexpectedly stylish move, yet still subtle enough to up an outfit’s fashion quotient without looking calculated. Shown here, the Rogue from Original Penguin offers a slim fit, three front pockets with contrast stitching and a button fly in hue that will complement black, blue, khaki and other denim fabrics.

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The Perfect Handbag Giveaway On Ubokia

A well-made handbag is truly a thing of beauty, coveted by many and possessed by few. If you’re in search of that perfect handbag, you should check out Ubokia, a free online community where you can buy, borrow, trade and sell your gently used handbags with your fellow style seekers.

It’s like the reverse of eBay and Craigslist – instead of hunting through thousands of for-sale listings, post a Want for your perfect handbag on Ubokia and let sellers respond to you. If you have a handbag to sell, you can also create Seller Alerts to notify you when someone wants what you have. It’s a great way to make some extra cash (to buy new handbags, of course!).

And you’re in luck, because if you sign up now, Ubokia is giving one lucky member the chance to win a handbag of their choice, up to a $500 value.

Here’s how to enter the Perfect Handbag Giveaway:

1. Sign up for Ubokia by clicking here (it’s free).
2. Post your Want for the perfect handbag.

That’s it! You’ll be automatically entered into the giveaway. Ubokia will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 21. Good luck!

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Love British Style? Very.com Launches Stateside

Good news for fans of London-leaning fashion. Super popular British online store Very.com launched its new U.S. site this week. Now stateside style-seekers can shop the company’s British fashion brands and get free shipping and returns on orders over $98.

You’ll find trend-driven apparel and accessories for men and women from both mainstream and lesser-known brands, as well as departments dedicated to maternity, athletic and plus-size clothing. Along with the shop’s exclusive lines Love Label and Goodsouls, you’ll find dresses by DKNY and Guess, French Connection knits, denim by Bench and sunglasses by Carrera, Fendi and Marc Jacobs, among many others.

The site allows you to filter products in a variety of ways. We especially liked that there were options to shop by price, body shape, occasion or brand to narrow products down quickly.

And for the star-obsessed, know that Very.com loves its celebs, starting with its current ambassador Whitney Port. The star of MTV’s The City has partnered with the shop, which will carry her Whitney Eve line.

More San Francisco shopping

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Fashion Tips for Cold Weather

The leaves are falling from the trees and the temperatures are following suit, so it’s time to start dressing for the winter weather. When there’s a chill in the air, it’s all too easy to concentrate on getting comfy and cozy and let style fall by the wayside as a consequence. Of course, it is important to stay warm in order to brave the elements. But that doesn’t have to mean looking like you’ve thrown on your entire wardrobe at once. A stylish jacket will always help.

Kayak Mighty Windbreaker Jacket from High and Mighty

Layering is the key dressing skill of the autumn and winter months, as it will make sure you are dressed appropriately whether you are outdoors or in. Consider buying a knitted sweater to slip on over your shirt or swapping your suit for one made from a woolen fabric. If you are large or tall and struggle to source these in your size, look at ranges from specialists such as www.highandmighty.co.uk.

Polo Ralph Lauren Tall Zip Sweater from High and Mighty

Tommy Hilfiger Mighty V-Neck Sweater from High and Mighty

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Big Deal: Half-Off JewelMint Discount Code

Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter select personalized jewelry recommendations for JewelMint members.

JewelMint, the personalized jewelry shopping site from actress Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coulter, delivers fresh accessories handpicked according to members’ style preferences for a cool $29.99 a month. Even better news: we’ve got an exclusive discount code for 50 percent off your first month.

Here’s how it works: take the quick, easy JewelMint style quiz. Next, Kate, Cher and the JewelMint team will use your answers to recommend personalized jewelry for you each month. There’s no charge until you purchase your first piece of jewelry, and you can skip any month. What’s more, members receive free shipping and simple returns.

After zipping through the style quiz, you’ll get your own jewelry showroom. Here’s a quick shot of the one we created today:

Choose options you like, skip the ones you don’t, but always have new accessories to go with your ever-evolving style.

For half-off your first month with JewelMint, use the exclusive discount code sf881, brought to you by the San Francisco Mint Brand Ambassador team.

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