White Briefs: The Next Generation

With so many new fabric, colors and style options for men's underwear out there I came to think that the good ol' white brief deserves a second chance. I was not alone. After searching high and low these are what I call the next generation of white briefs.  

Henley- GENTS | Briefs- Lacoste
New to the pack is Lacoste. Known for their crocodile and great sportswear they added a new category, men's underwear. They come in a variety of styles including briefs in pique. Expect to find more great colors and styles on their site.

Tank- Lucio Castro | Briefs- About Baltic Underwear | Necklace- George Frost
Coming to us from across the pond is ABOUT Baltic Underwear. What makes them special is their minimalist design which includes no logo. Also, their briefs are innovative in a natural way as some are made with beeswax finish and others with an aloe vera finish.

Sweater- Todd Snyder x Champion | Briefs- 2(x)ist | Bracelet- George Frost

New to 2(x)ist this spring is their SPEED collection. These briefs are coined as no-show briefs because they rest 2 inches below the hips. The no wicking fabric and micro-perforated mesh fabric insets on sides are ideal for the more athletic lifestyle.

Sweater- Lucio Castro | Briefs- Garcon Model | Bracelet- George Frost
Garcon Model is all about sexy and comfortable style- it's a fine balance they've mastered. One of my favorite features is that the briefs are tag less. The nylon elastan blend make for a luxurious feel.

Sweater- Belstaff | Briefs- Saxx
With athletic comfort in mind Saxx has engineered briefs with a microfiber mesh structure that promotes airflow. If Saxx is new to you, they are known for their ergonomic comfort pouch. I've personally heard someone say it feels like a hammock, well, I'm slightly paraphrasing. 

Photographer- Ernie Green
Stylist- Alejandro Lopez
Model- Santiago Ferrari at New York Models
Groomer- T.Cooper

My Spring Go-To's

My four legged friend Baci, joined me to show you one of our favorite go-to spring looks. For spring I wear pieces that can work no matter what mother nature has up her sleeve. You can't go wrong with a water resistant jacket, just in case it rains and the weather channel forgot to mention it. I also like to brighten things up with a light blue button down and blue sneakers. During the winter I tend to wear a lot of black, navy is my transitional color. And as a personal trick I like to wear chinos if it rains- they dry faster than denim. What are some of your spring go-to pieces?

Jacket- Belstaff | Shirt- Five Four | Watch- Skagen | Chinos- J.Crew | Socks- Mack Weldon | Shoes- Swims

Note- Baci is wearing something special too. His collar is from Cambridge Satchel Company x Peanuts collection. What can I say, even my canine friends are stylish. // Ojo- Baci tambien tiene puesto algo especial. Su collar es de Cambridge Satchel Company por Peanuts. Que te puedo decir, aun mis amigos caninos visten bien.
Photos by Phillip van Norstrand

Mi amigo canino, Baci me acompaña para mostrarles mi ropa favorita para la primavera. En esta temporada escojo ropa que sin importar los cambios drásticos del clima serán apropiadas. Sin dudarlo un jacket aprueba de agua es esencial por si acaso llueve y el noticiero se le olvidó mencionarlo. En adición, me gusta ponerme colores un poco mas brillantes ya que tiendo a vestirme de negro durante el invierno. Tambien acostumbro ponerme pantalones tipo chino en vez de jeans porque se secan mucho mas rapido. Y a ti, que te gusta ponerte en la primavera?

Interview | French Underwear Maker Guillaume Gibault

Here's one more reason to love the French, Le Slip Francais. They started out as an underwear brand and have expanded their line to include t-shirts, shorts, bags and more. They have just opened a pop-up shop in L.A and are waiting for you to make your way over to check them out. Founder, Guillaume Gibault answered a few of my questions about his adventures in the United States and the craziest question he has ever received regarding his underwear.

- How did Le Slip Francais get started?
Le Slip Français started in 2011 on a bet. A bet with some friends that we could still, today, start a great french brand with products entirely made in France and bring underwear back in the spotlight! Underwear should be fun, basics, well fitted and part of our everyday life and Style!

- What makes the underwear special?
We take great care in the fit of our products, making them great basics yet with a modern twist and try to be very creative in the patterns, the fabrics we use, the details... In France, people say they're the best in the country, let's make them the best in the world ;)

- In what countries can Le Slip Francais be found?
Today le Slip Français is in France, Japan, HK, Thailand, the UK, Germany and... the US starting this month!

- What is the craziest/strangest question someone has asked you about the underwear?
To show them mine of course! I get that a LOT!

- Why have you chosen LA for the first pop-up shop in the US?
Because it's the perfect ending place for our US adventure. Everybody dreams of a US road trip to California, with our #VeryLoveTrip kickstarter campaign, we made it happen! Hope to see you there, starting March 29th at 604 S. Venice Boulevard!

Get Personalized at The Tailory New york

Right off one of the most famous streets in the world, Fifth Ave in New York City you'll find The Tailory New York. They are a luxury clothier that specializes in making custom pieces for both men and women to fit their lifestyle. I was invited to come in and have The Tailory experience first hand. Once there, they already had  an inspiration board for me of shirts they thought I would like based on what they saw me wear on my blog. They hit the nail on the head when their main recommendation was a band collar shirt. With a true spirit of collaboration we talked about the style options for the shirt. We decided on a short sleeve shirt and then went on to select the fabric. I knew I wanted it to be a white shirt. We had to think about the weight of the fabric, texture etc. Do you know how many white fabric options they had? Books and books of them including books from Loro Piana and Scabal. The final product is a one of a kind short sleeve banded collared shirt. Take a look at some of the details and how it fits like a glove.

Love this sleeve details.

Shirt- The Tailory | Jeans- Wrangler Red | Shoes- Rockport

As personalized as it can get.


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