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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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[Coming Up Roses]

Let’s serve a look today, shall we? I have a very important trend alert for you: The Jogger Pant. I was at a party a few weeks ago. There was a small group of impeccably dressed guys there. I had to guess by their style they were European, though never confirmed. They each a on a unique pair of fitted trousers, cotton based, most with a draw-string waist and elastic ankles. I had to have a pair and found they are a comfortable, stylish addition to an array of looks. Try replacing in one of your already fashionable outfits, where you’d normally wear skinny jeans, chinos, or slacks. 

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Original Penguin Long Sleeve Floral Shirt 
Zara Drawstring Trousers 
Paul Smith Leather Contrast Shoes 
Hermes Clic HH Bracelet 
Tiffany & Co. Somerset Ring (Narrow)
Prada Sunglasses 

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[Let’s Play]

The NBA finals were on Sunday and yes, I actually watched the game. While I was in full Heat mode, though the San Antonio Spurs took home the title. This outfit was inspired by the big game and perfect for the Heat viewing party I attended. Styled with the help of allsaints, my look was casual and cool, while coming off completely put together from head to toe.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

All Saints Conroy Leather Biker Jacket 
All Saints Crew T-Shirt 
All Saints Stamp Cigarette Jeans 
Original Penguin Hi Tops 
Michael Kors Watch via Bloomingdale’s 
Oliver Peoples West Piedra via Sunglass Hut (Gold/Gold)



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[Stylish Sneakers]

This morning, the ThursdayStyles section of The New York Times was thrown down in front of me. A giant photo of four men’s legs wearing multiple styles of athletic shoes with the headline “A Rubber-Soled Revolution.” The general gist – fashion forward men are merging the worlds of sneakers and dapper dress attire. Sneakers are now the hottest accessory in menswear (see the NYT guide to sneakers here). 

The blogger community has been rocking casual kicks with every manner of outfit for a while now. I wore this outfit to work yesterday… perfect timing :). 
Here’s what I’m wearing:

Zara Draped T-shirt 
Zara Drawstring Trousers 
Coach Bleecker Lennox Bag in Pebbled Leather 
Ted Baker Watch 
Hermes Leather Hapi 3 Bracelet (Vintage) 
Tom Ford Square Wayfarer Sunglasses 
Nike Free Run Sneakers

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[Short Shorts]

Ok, so you’ve seen these shorts before. And it was all fun and games while on was on vacation in Mexico, but I was nervous to attempt the short shorts on an average day in NYC. But thanks to some motivation from my friends at the Wall Street Journal (and tons of other publications) I decided to embrace the fact that 5 1/2 inch shorts are the new normal. So don’t be scared dudes – we can do this. 

It’s still a little chilly at night here in NYC, so I kept this ox-blood cardigan on hand, perfectly tied in with the soles of my shoes (naturally). Here’s what I’m wearing:

Parke & Ronen Holler Shorts 
American Apparrel Tri-Blend Rib Cardigan 
Original Penguin Bing Polo 
Cole Haan Wingtip Sneakers 
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Classic

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