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Alton Lane: Unmatched Custom Clothing, Unreal Customer Experience

Deep mahogany floors, a row of vintage whiskey bottles behind the bar, perfectly styled blazers lining the sun-soaked walls – I felt I had been transported into the ideal menswear clubhouse as I stepped into the New York showroom of Alton Lane. The luxury men’s clothing retailer has been causing waves in the industry by creating some of the most beautiful, luxury menswear pieces, all while revolutionizing customer experience. 

After a chat with the CEO Colin Hunter, it was clear that the Alton Lane family is serious about reinventing the way men shop. In addition to the one-of-a-kind customer experience created in one of the brand’s six showrooms across the country, they’re changing the game on how men are measured for custom clothing. A state-of-the-art 3D body measurement system captures a digital scan of your entire body, leaving the Alton Lane designers with the extremely specific sizing stats. Garments are literally laser cut to your body’s exact measurements leaving you with the best possible fit. 

After you’re measured, the fun begins. AL has built an infantry of world class fabrics and linings for you to choose from. From classic staples to bold patterns, you’re going get a custom piece that’s designed by you, for you. Colin and I both agreed that since I don’t wears suits on a daily basis, I needed to take the opportunity to try one of their bolder color combinations. The subtle pink stripe in the suit is highlighted by the custom linen shirt, also designed by Alton Lane.

Here’s what I’m wearing.

Alton Lane Suit & Shirt 
Calvin Klein Extreme Slim Solid Tie 
Prada Lace Ups  
Ray-Ban Wayfarers 
Ted Baker Watch

Visit Alton Lane for more information and to book an appointment at one of their showrooms. 

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[Fall Countdown]

I’ve got a serious case of the Fall-itch. And it’s not anything a little over-the-counter cream can clear up. I’m so ready for cooler weather, chilly nights, and not showing up to work sweatier than Lindsay Lohan at her weekly meeting with a parole officer. 

So last week, #NYC gave us the sweet taste of fall with 70 degree temps and I couldn’t help but break out this light waxed denim jacket and suede boots to enjoy the taste of fall while it lasted.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

H&M Waxed Denim Jacket 
District Clothing Vintage Wash Crew Tee 
Zara Skinny Stretch Jeans 
Zara Suede Bootie  
Michael Kors Large Lexington Watch 
Hermés Vintage Bracelet 
Oliver Peoples Benedict Aviators 

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A Summer Twist

I’m kicking off the first outfit in my District Clothing, 1 Shirt 5 Ways, challenge with this chic office look. I always like to take an outfit to the next level by determining the traditional style and flipping it. By pairing this plaid Express blazer with white pants instead of black, the entire look became the perfect bold outfit for a summer day at the office. All of the accessories, which tap into the color green, pop off of the white denim. Removing the straps from this Louis Vuitton District GM messenger bag made for an ideal briefcase for this look.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Express Plaid Jacket 
District Clothing Vintage Wash Crew Tee 
H&M White Slim Jeans 
Louis Vuitton District GM Bag 
Cole Haan Vibram Oxfords 
Astor + Banks Chrono w/ Horween Chromexcel Watch 
Ray-Ban Green Wayfarers 

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One Shirt, Five Ways

This week, District Clothing challenged me to style one of their classic T-shirts in five original looks. I’ll be breaking down these outfits over the next few weeks, but today is all about this ridiculously comfortable tee. 

The District’s mission is to create the staple then sit back and let you create the statement. It was easy to incorporate this Vintage Wash Crew Tee into a variety of day-to-day looks. From the beach, to the street, to lounging around at home, the super-comfy shirt was a dream to wear. Even after a long day in the office, I’d come home and find myself just changing into shorts or PJs, keeping on the smooth tee for the night. 

Stay tuned for a breakdown of the outfits you see here. For now, head over to District Clothing for inspiration on your next bold look.

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[Summer Streetwear]

If you’re anything like me, it’s like pulling teeth to get me to wear pants during summer. Nothing’s better than a pair of shorts, sandals and oversized tee. But since the weather has been so glorious lately, I’m taking the 75+ temperatures as the prime opportunity to pull out some of my favorite trousers.

Here’s what I’m wearing in today’s look:

Zara Linen T-Shirt 
Zara Stretch Trousers 
Gucci Floral Sneakers 
Astor + Banks Chrono w/ Horween Chromexcel  
Prada Sunglasses 
Coach Bleecker Lennox Bag in Pebbled Leather

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[Snappy Casual]

I had some pretty big meetings in the city last week. I always get a little nervous the first time at a new spot, especially an office. You never know the dress code and while it’s true it’s always better to be over-dressed than under, you don’t want to be the smuck in a suit while everyone else is mega casual. I thought this outfit was a perfect choice for the risk of being over-dressed, but just causal enough to fit in. 

I also have to say, against popular opinion, I’m not really a bow tie kind of guy. However, I love the handmade pieces by Beau Ties LTD. Full collections of ties, suspenders, cuff links, and tie bars really help pull an entire look together. 

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Zara Cotton Blazer 
J. Crew Button Down Shirt  
All Saints Cigarette Jeans 
Ted Baker Derby Shoes 
Ray-Ban Wayfarers 
Zara Bag 
Astor+Banks Watch

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[House Party]

Welcome to my humble abode. Year round, one of my favorite things in the world is hosting a party. From fresh flowers, to the smell of Archie’s homemade yummies, and the buzz of friends having a good time – it’s definitely my happy place. So today’s outfit is a casual house party look, with photos taken right from my living room.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

.Bk Contrast Pocket OCBD Shirt 
Zara Chinos with Belt 
Coach Slip On Sneaker 
Ted Baker Watch 

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[Golden Attitude]

It’s Wednesday and you’re alive, so why not live today like you’re Beyoncé. Sure, you don’t have a net worth of $1 Billion. Ok, so you’re not married to the world’s most successful rapper. Fine, you’re not reading this post from your TriBeCa penthouse. These are all just minor technicalities. It’s all about the attitude. You’re incredible. You’re fierce. Show the world.

So let me jump start your Queen Bee attitude with these awesome photos, shot at the stunning London Hotel. The space is what I imagine Mrs. Carter’s closet looks like. Can anyone confirm?  

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Hugo Boss Blazer 
Paul Smith Dress Shirt w/ Shoulder Zipper 
All Saints Cigarette Jeans 
Ted Baker Slip On Shoes 
Tom Ford Aviator Sunglasses  
Custom Black Quartz Ring 

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Pepsi Live for Now

Yes, Pepsi – the soft drink company to which I owe all my college research papers, thanks to Diet Mountain Dew, has launched its first ever global fashion campaign, #LIVEFORNOW. The collection was inspired by Pepsi’s 2014 “Art of Football campaign,” linking America’s favorite sport with the art world, and features everything from streetwear to swimwear, electronic gear and skateboards. Six visual and street artist were enlisted to create pieces for six clothing brands, including Original Penguin, Gents and Del Toro. The uber-original pieces are available at Bloomingdale’s. 

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Original Penguin AKN Printed Pocket Tee  
Pepsi Live for Now Gents Cap, featuring Artwork of Jaz 
Zara Denim Bermuda Shorts 
Tretorn Skymra Canvas Shoes 
Marc Jacobs Bracelet Watch 
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic w/ Blue Lenses 

Check out more from the Pepsi Live for Now Capsule Collection with the video below. 

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[Low Cost / High Fashion]

Normally, I’m a huge advocate for mix of high and low in daily outfits. But I decided to leave the Gucci sneakers on the shelf today with an all “low” post, testing just how high fashion I could twist it.

You’re shopping and spot a good-looking shirt on a rack. You want to touch it, you want to try it on, and most importantly you want to look at the price. If you’re really into it and see it’s inexpensive, there’s that immediate rush knowing you’re not going to hurt your wallet, but you are going to look hot. 

These might be the most extreme photos I’ve published on Wesley Wears to date – and they’re some of my favorites.  Here’s what I’m wearing:

Forever 21 Hoodie 
H&M Tank 
American Apparel Cool Short 
Nike Free Run Sneakers  
KBL Sunglasses 
Akribos XXIV Floating Black Watch 

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