Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Tale of Two Styles

Depending on your general level of awesomeness, you may recognize the fine young champ on your right as the same styler from Rockin' the Suburbs or even BlancBleu Denim. A friend and a muse, she's always got it going on. But what really interested me about this picture was the contrast of these two's styles, which are both very "good." Note that the point of this picture is that there is no such thing as "good" style. There's people who think about it, and thus live it- and those that don't. If you are one of the former, you simply choose to use your clothing to express yourself. In this case, we see two personalities, one characterized by a subtle elegance, and one that can't help but exude creativity. The appreciation of both is what BLEUDENIM is all about.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More Than Just Sick Shoes...

These purple monsters have already seemed to make their way to the web, but we wanted to pay our respects to the everything going on above his sock line.

Admittedly so, the shoes are great and the socks potentially better.  But this outfit is sick from head to toe.  Check out the layering, the details, the colors, the everything!

Time Warner Center Street Fashion
Check out that chunky watch and the classic denim jacket.
A bow tie to top it all off!

Cool frames, a great bow tie, classic denim jacket: this ensemble has it all...even the perfect amount of swag.  This is just a fine example of how BLEUDENIM appreciates the under-appreciated. 



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NYC Fashion Week Spring 2011: Here's Looking At You

Spring 2011 was our first time together at New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Given our short time together there we decided not to go to any shows and just photograph people out front of Lincoln Center on the Josie Robertson Plaza. Personally, after hearing about shows like Perry Ellis from our champs on the street and seeing pictures online, I kinda maybe somewhat regretted not having taken the opportunity to go to shows. But that's the great thing about the occasion, there's always next season!

As it was Fashion Week, we saw a lot of things that we wouldn't necessarily put on BLEUDENIM on their own, but thought that we could still give our angle on some of the crazy outfits we saw (pun intended).

More shenanigans after the jump.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Patterns: The More The Merrier

A lot of what I noticed during fashion week was about excess...excessive jewelry, excessive colors, excessive layering. Here's a utilization of excessive in a way that does not scream overdone. The pattern inside the jacket is carried over to the collar, the skinny tie with a simple pattern, and the great bag that offers such a pop of color.


Friday, February 18, 2011

A Gentleman Gets Dressed

Black Fleece Collection Fall 2011

The blazer is one of the most essential garments every real gentleman has and cherishes. With jeans or trousers it's a quick way to dress up your style. Now...a new take on the timeless classic.

Red and blue are my two favorite colors to begin these ties are that much better. The mix of thin and thick lines on these ties really makes them stand out.

Formal wear has never looked as cool as this black tie ensemble. The details on this tuxedo are just too many to list...enjoy!

It's good to see that Brooks Brothers and Thom Browne are still in collaboration together creating looks like these.

-Nick through to see more photos


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Let The Sun Shine

Colorful pants are such an easy way to warm up on a cold morning...


Sometimes it's never too cold for iced coffee though.  A tip of the hat to this guy who knows how to dress his age while still keeping it real.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All Tied Up

Ever wonder what possible use you could have for that extra rope lying around...

Neckties have been an important accessory for gentleman since the 1600's when the French coined the term "cravat".  

I'm not sure that the use of the words necktie or cravat can really do this one any justice, but this new concept for a knotted neckerchief is one that I hope can join the club.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Mac Daddy

...and called it macaroni.



Tucked Away

Location: Chelsea, NYC

The color choices throughout this entire outfit are really great.  Warm winter colors that each pop in their own regard.  The seemingly short green duffel coat is a new concept for me, but the tailored look goes great with these very well fitting trousers.  Not only is the fit on these pants perfect, but it's good to see wool worn so well below the waist.  Rounded off with a classic pair of desert boots, it's simple enough to say that this outfit works.

My favorite portion of the entire outfit however, is this little pocket tucked away behind the lapel of his duffel coat.  A not so average place for a pocket on a sweater, it adds that extra amount of detail and discreteness that style is all about.

- Nick


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Fashion Police: Move Aside Joan

Fashion was out in full force during this year's Fall 2011 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  New styles and concepts and most importantly more BLEUDENIM to come.

-Slick and Clarence


Monday, February 7, 2011

Laced Up

I love to catch people in the act of something like tying their shoes before asking for their picture.  A lot of times their immediate response is "well how should I stand?"  It's simple, just go back to what you were doing, style should always seem natural.  This look was great because the studded roll over on these boots is a new look and the act itself was so habitual.

- Nick


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Twigs and Berries

Location: Pittsford Plaza, Rochester, NY

Recently I was in Rochester for a family visit that I honestly didn't expect to bear any new content. Sorry to have underestimated you, Rochester. 

So, I go to buy my books for this semester at Barnes & Noble and lo and behold some guy behind me in line tells me he likes my bag. I do a double take on his pulled collar tee and the chambray overshirt and start looking in my bag for my camera in stead of my wallet, for which the cashier lady was at this point patiently waiting.

The plot thickens after the jump...