Billy Reid on Men’s Tailoring in the Modern Age

The master of American sartorial charm gives us his insights on having fun with fashion.

Next up in our menswear countdown to our Modern Tailored Event at our New York City flagship on Thursday, October 23rd is southern charmer Billy Reid. Known for his fresh take on Americana, in the past decade Reid has quickly fashioned himself as one of the forward-thinking stalwarts in men’s dressing. Here he indulges SaksPOV with his take on what makes a man look and feel modern today.

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Next up in our menswear countdown to our Modern Tailored Event at our New York City flagship on Thursday, October 23rd is southern charmer Billy Reid. Known for his fresh take on Americana, in the past decade Reid has quickly fashioned himself as one of the forward-thinking stalwarts in men’s dressing. Here he indulges SaksPOV with his take on what makes a man look and feel modern today.

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Holt Cotton Sportshirt  I  Dorsey Suit

Knitwear is a really good way to put some texture and color in your look. A natural cable sweater looks sharp with everything. Pale blues, rich golds, and other great fall/winter color options can work almost as neutrals with the right tweeds and worsteds.

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Textured Wool/Cashmere Dorsey Blazer  I  Solid Rosedale Sportshirt  I  Dorsey Wool Tapered Pants  I  Wool & Cashmere Blend Knit Tie

I really enjoy simplifying, especially since I travel so much. A crisp white shirt with subtle tweed ties and a tie bar. Or I will go with a turtleneck or lightweight crew.

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Wool-Blend Scarf

Breaking away from routine is a good thing. Hopefully, most men are willing to step out slightly and try perhaps a better fitting well-made jacket than their everyday go-to suit. Choosing versatile pieces that can be mixed – tailored and casual and denim – can be a good starting point.

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The Man Himself – Billy Reid

Bring home a slice of modern Americana with Billy Reid.


Modern Tailoring According to Atelier Scotch

Our menswear takeover continues with Atelier Scotch in preparation for our Modern Tailored Event this Thursday in NYC.

We plunged into the weekend with our menswear takeover in preparation for Thursday’s Modern Tailored Event, hosted by our very own Eric Jennings at our NYC flagship. Last week, Kent and Curwen‘s Simon Spurr gave us his take on modern tailored menswear, now, let’s see what Atelier Scotch‘s creative collective has to say about the theme of the week.

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We plunged into the weekend with our menswear takeover in preparation for Thursday’s Modern Tailored Event, hosted by our very own Eric Jennings at our NYC flagship. Last week, Kent and Curwen‘s Simon Spurr gave us his take on modern tailored menswear, now, let’s see what Atelier Scotch‘s creative collective has to say about the theme of the week.

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Pleased to Introduce You to Atelier Scotch

With Atelier Scotch its about intrinsic value and quality to take modern tailoring to the next level, while fit is leading. Every single item of our collection is studied as a separate unique piece. We believe that the modern gentlemen will appreciate this and that we offer something that is not yet available.

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A Princely Demeanor

Slim-Fit Cotton Sportshirt  I  Striped Corduroy Pants  I  Double-Breasted Coat

The love that Scotch & Soda has for details is refined within Atelier Scotch, but recognizable throughout the collection. Fabrics and prints were all developed in-house.

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Two-Button Wool Suit  I  Slim-Fit Cotton Sportshirt

Accessories are an easy tool for spicing up an everyday suited look. We offer a wide range of luxury accessories for the modern gentleman. Think of silk jacquard ties or pocket squares, classic alpaca blend scarves or an elegant flower pin as great options.

Spruce up your closet with a touch of Dutch couture by way of Atelier Scotch.


Simon Spurr of Kent and Curwen on Modern Tailoring

We'll be highlighting one menswear designer each day until our Modern Tailoring event on Thursday. We kick things off with Simon Spurr of Kent & Curwen

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Meet Kent and Curwen

Next Thursday, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship store will play host to the Modern Tailoring Event, a gathering of five of the best menswear brands in the market – Kent and Curwen, J. Lindeberg, Billy Reed, Scotch & Soda and Sand. Each brand is slated to bring along two of their very favorite bloggers to sport tailored looks with a modern twist. We sat down with each of the designers to get their insights on what modern tailoring means to them. Today, we kick things off with Simon Spurr, designer for Kent & Curwen.

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Designer Simon Spurr of Kent & Curwen

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Meet Kent and Curwen

Next Thursday, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship store will play host to the Modern Tailoring Event, a gathering of five of the best menswear brands in the market – Kent and Curwen, J. Lindeberg, Billy Reed, Scotch & Soda and Sand. Each brand is slated to bring along two of their very favorite bloggers to sport tailored looks with a modern twist. We sat down with each of the designers to get their insights on what modern tailoring means to them. Today, we kick things off with Simon Spurr, designer for Kent & Curwen.

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Designer Simon Spurr of Kent & Curwen

Normally men are loyal to brands because of the fit of the suit. I think we are moving into a new phase in the life cycle of the suit. Most recently the suit has been worn together (jacket and pant) or paired with tonal denim, but as sportswear becomes more prevalent, the opportunity to style suits with unexpected items, such as sweatpants, opens up the need to purchase a completely different style of jacket. 

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Where Old World Class Meets Modern World Cool

Hybrids (with sweatshirt or nylon sleeves) are breaking down the boundaries of not only how a suit can be worn, but also where it can be worn.

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Accessorizing your suit is paramount in the colder months when we gravitate to dark tones. Pocket squares, lapel pins and unapologetic ties can create immediate and distinctive style to any suit.  The smaller the accessory is, the bolder you should go.

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I actually don’t wear full suits that often, however, when I do, I normally wear louder patterns than most men might consider. That said, I think it’s about layering the unexpected underneath your traditional suit. The most important thing is to have fun, be bold; it’s good to stand out.

Look like a new-world ideal gent when you shop the Modern Tailored Event.

 


Carmelo Anthony Promotes Armani’s Wall St Suit at Saks NY

In partnership with Esquire magazine and Armani, a portion of the Wall St. suit proceeds go to the Carmelo Anthony Foundation.

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Carmelo Anthony, the star small-forward and power-forward for the New York Knicks, played host to a bustling Giorgio Armani event at the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship store, in partnership with Esquire magazine.

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Giorgio Armani and Esquire Magazine Present  the launch of Wall Street a hand-tailord, Full-Canvas Suite, hosted by Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, the star small-forward and power-forward for the New York Knicks, played host to a bustling Giorgio Armani event at the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship store, in partnership with Esquire magazine.

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Giorgio Armani on 6th at Saks Fifth Avenue New York

VIP guests and fans alike were invited to celebrate with Carmelo the launch of Giorgio Armani’s Wall Street Suit collection – the new made-to-measure full canvas edition suits, available exclusively at Saks. Carmelo arrived looking incredibly stylish in a made-to-measure Armani suit for the festive occasion.

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Esquire Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief David Granger; Carmelo Anthony; Saks SVP of Menswear, Home, Food and Gifts, Thomas Ott; Saks EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer Jennifer De Winter and Graziano de Boni, CEO of Armani.

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Overall the event played beautifully against the Giorgio Armani space on the men’s floor on 6th, but there was also a notable philanthropic note to the festivities. Both Armani and Saks will be donating 10% of the proceeds from sales of the new Wall Street Suit Collection to the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, a non-profit that empowers those living in under-privileged communities to triumph past their given circumstances through initiatives in education, recreation and community outreach.

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One of Saks’ Favorite DJs Chelsea Leyland on the Turn Tables

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 Shawn Howell, VP of Men’s Tailored Clothing Shows Carmelo the Best of Made-to-Measure at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York Flagship

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Fans En Masse for Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Takes a Break From the Party to Pose with a Tiny Fan

 

 

Donate 10% to the Carmelo Anthony Foundation when you stop by Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship and shop Giorgio Armani’s Wall Street Suit Collection.

Photos Courtesy of Esquire Magazine.


Saks on Set: The Saks Exclusive Armani Wall Street Suit

The modern three-piece suit never looked so good. Available in-stores at Saks.

Armani-Wall-Street-suit-BTS-saks-exclusiveFor decades, Giorgio Armani has been known as the master of Italian tailoring. You watch the Academy Awards and more often than not, the gentlemen are wearing Armani. It’s just the paragon of perfectly structured elegance and its reputation refuses to wane on that front.

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Armani-Wall-Street-suit-BTS-saks-exclusiveFor decades, Giorgio Armani has been known as the master of Italian tailoring. You watch the Academy Awards and more often than not, the gentlemen are wearing Armani. It’s just the paragon of perfectly structured elegance and its reputation refuses to wane on that front.

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Male Model Gabriel Chytry Has Some Laughs in Between Takes

This week at our Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship store is our Armani Made-to-Measure focus week, so why not ring in a week of all things bespoken with this gorgeous three-piece suit, as worn by DNA model Gabriel Chytry at the shoot we were so graciously invited to come scope out by team Armani.

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 Every Stitch in Place

To mark Armani’s legacy for fine bespoken craftsmanship, Saks is welcoming Esquire to the New York flagship store for a private event hosted by Carmelo Anthony this week. He’ll be attending in – you guessed it – the Saks exclusive Wall Street suit. Make sure to check back on SaksPOV to see how the star basketball player looks when he’s donning top-of-the-line Italian luxury threads courtesy of Armani.

 

Show them who’s boss in your best Armani.


Diesel Black Gold Opens Up Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue

See designer Andreas Melbostad's first menswear collection for DBG.

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Diesel Black Gold Menswear Now at Saks

Norwegian designer Andreas Melbostad’s first menswear collection for Diesel Black Gold has arrived at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com, so to celebrate the occasion with the designer himself, our New York flagship threw a fete hosted by Interview magazine Editor-in-Chief Keith Pollock.

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Eric Jennings, Andreas Melbostad and Keith Pollock

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Saks SVP of Menswear Thomas Ott Introduces Kevin Pollock and Andreas Melbostad

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The collection made its world debut at none other than Pitti Uomo in Florence, where it had the honor of being the gigantic trade show’s spotlight collection. It was also Melbostad’s first menswear collection ever. Those are some auspicious beginnings and the collection lived up to the grand set-up. “I started with very iconic pieces – biker jackets, biker pants and peacoats,” Melbostad replied when Keith Pollock asked about his approach to designing the collection. “For example, we took a biker jacket and made it out of herringbone wool. It was all about taking iconic pieces and repurposing them. Keep the original emotion of the garment, but explore new ways of showing them.”

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Scott Lipps with Supermodel Coco Rocha

Now’s your chance. Get your hands on some Diesel Black Gold.

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Bespoken Word : Elevate Your Look with Pocket Squares

Simple suggestions on elegance that go a long way, with help from SFA Collection, Brunello Cucinelli and Charvet.

Perfumed pocket squares were supposedly carried by the English and French to mask the stench of the city. King Richard II of England is said to have invented the pocket square during his reign 1377 to 1399 and the legend has it that Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI King of France, had her husband decree that all pocket squares be made to measure 16″x16″.

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Pocket Squares from the Men’s Saks Fifth Avenue Collection

Regardless to the origin, one thing is sure, no suited up man today is truly and fully dressed without it. The pocket square serves not only to complete a look, but as a canvas for the personality – be it sleek, cool, in control, artsy, or nonchalant.

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Charvet - An Icon in Men’s Fashion

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Perfumed pocket squares were supposedly carried by the English and French to mask the stench of the city. King Richard II of England is said to have invented the pocket square during his reign 1377 to 1399 and the legend has it that Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI King of France, had her husband decree that all pocket squares be made to measure 16″x16″.

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Pocket Squares from the Men’s Saks Fifth Avenue Collection

Regardless to the origin, one thing is sure, no suited up man today is truly and fully dressed without it. The pocket square serves not only to complete a look, but as a canvas for the personality – be it sleek, cool, in control, artsy, or nonchalant.

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Charvet - An Icon in Men’s Fashion

Pocket squares come in different fabrics ranging from cotton and linen for spring to silk and wool for fall. Once one incorporates them into his wardrobe, the question then becomes selecting between hand rolled pocket squares and machine finished pieces. In terms of price this is generally where pocket square brands distinguish themselves.

In terms of finish, pocket squares are either made by machine or hand-rolled. While many may be fine with machine finished pocket squares, gentlemen who pride themselves on details often opt for hand-rolled pocket squares. The reason being the emotional connection to luxury. Knowing that a person took time to skillfully finish the pocket square by hand, a job that took years to hone, gives a superior result to any machine-finished product.

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Straight Fold

The most common and simple fold. This is what you see on Wall Street, very clean, the business man vibe. This also fits the Mad Men look that’s still popular.

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Can either be conservative or flamboyant, all depending on how much of the pocket square is shown. In general, this takes the less amount of work to fold, this is about having a portion of the pocket square exposed without it looking too neat or worked over. Great for that chap who wants to show confidence, but also wants to be viewed as thinking outside the box.

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Brunello Cucinelli Pocket Squares

Corners out usually fits the classic chap with an edge. It has a rebellious side yet still whispers “I am classic”. Mind you, I’m not referring to having the corners symmetrical where the pocket square looks like a jagged set of mountains. That’s trying way too hard and I have yet to find someone who pulls it off without it looking too forced.

While I am not a fan of no pocket square, I must admit that if an item is placed in the breast pocket such as a pen, or sunglasses, it actually can replace the pocket square. Ultimately it’s about filling that space that needs to be occupied.

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While there is no steadfast rule to choosing a pocket square, it should simply compliment and never match your tie (unless you want to look like you’re a novice and didn’t make any effort). When there is no tie or bow tie, simply compliment a color in the shirt and you’re good to go.

Sport your new pocket square with some Saks Men essentials.


Bespoken Word: ISAIA – Not Your Dad’s Suit

Guerre interviews Bryan Vincent, ISAIA Sales Director, on how the Italian brand got its groove back.

There are suits that you wear, and there luxury items you pamper yourself with. While women seem to have more showcasing options, men have found the luxury suit – that “piece de resistance”, the voice that whispers loudly without any need of excess. This is not just a suit, it’s a mindset.

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Stylish and Modern – The ISAIA Way to Wear Suits

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There are suits that you wear, and there luxury items you pamper yourself with. While women seem to have more showcasing options, men have found the luxury suit – that “piece de resistance”, the voice that whispers loudly without any need of excess. This is not just a suit, it’s a mindset.

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Stylish and Modern – The ISAIA Way to Wear Suits

While I’ve known of the brand ISAIA, it wasn’t until recently that the name kept coming up in the style conversation to the point that I wanted to know more.  Recently a friend who works in finance underwent a personal style makeover. His brand of choice: ISAIA. I decided to speak to Bryan Vincent, Sales Director of ISAIA and wanted to see what would draw both the artistic and corporate gentleman to the brand who seems to build around fabrics that are luxurious, but also practical.

GUERRE: Quality over fit? What does a man need to look into?

BRYAN VINCENT: Look into quality, it will sustain the life of the garment, how it’s made. You can always tailor it to fit a better way than how you bought it, but you can never remake the construction of the garment.

How does ISAIA stay fresh in terms of men’s wear?

BRYAN: There are many factors that make the brand. We take inspiration from youth: what they are wearing, how they are wearing it, how they want to wear it. We find characteristics and details from which we pull from. Each season we have a design team that creates exclusive collections; we have things developed exclusively for us, the finishes, the weaves, the colors, the dyes, all that is exclusive and keeps us one step ahead of our competitors.

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What is the common point in the collection and who is the ISAIA man?
BRYAN: Spring in Naples is all about life and color. It exudes brightness; no one does color the way we do. We try to offer something the consumer doesn’t see anywhere else. Our client is a traveler, he’s looking for pieces for his lifestyle not just his work environment. Our guy is the new gent, he likes things made well, traditional but contemporary.

What are the key things to keep in mind when buying a suit? What should a man look for?

BRYAN: Make sure to invest in something that’s going to last. As your wardrobe expands, the rotation gets a little deeper. You can start buying seasonable components (cotton linens for summer, heavy flannels or double face cashmere for fall) then you start rounding off the wardrobe. The next level would be event-driven – looking for specific pieces for specific events, parties, weddings.

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Why the basic Navy suit?

BRYAN: It transitions from day to evening. Black can be a little stark for day, and gray depends on the guy. Gray is just as interchangeable as navy, the perfect charcoal gray suit is also a staple.

What makes ISAIA stand out?

BRYAN: Soft, natural, slopped shoulder is what makes ISAIA’s Neapolitan tailoring stand out. Three generations of heritage is seeped in the tradition of hand tailoring. Not only do you get the craftsmanship of something that’s beautifully made, you also get the natural slopped shoulder that accentuates your form. When you look at Roman shoulders (English inspired clothing) it’s more structured, there’s roping – you’re adding to a silhouette versus a sloped shoulder, which just compliments your frame and is a more universal fit to everyone. Whether you’re big and athletic or thin and narrow, sloped shoulder naturally wears easier. We stand apart based on the silhouette and Neapolitan shoulder, it’s something that’s really identifiable.

ISAIA is much more than just suits. Discover what Neapolitan style is all about.


Wanelo: A Saks Curated Shopping Guide for Men

The Perfect Way to Get Front-Row Style Ready in Time for Fashion Week.

It’s a common, universal dismay that women have many more options than men in the fashion department. But it’s hard not to notice how much menswear has finally exploded on the scene in the past couple of seasons, gaining some real fashion “muscle”, if you will. That old-timey complaint about variety and lack of options doesn’t hold much water these days. And with Fashion Week fast approaching, it was high time to let our savvy male Saks shoppers know about their new secret weapon for getting street-style ready for this Spring 2015 season at the shows. Meet Wanelo (Want, Need, Love) - a fun and easy online/mobile shopping platform that we’ve curated specifically just for the guys.

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It’s a common, universal dismay that women have many more options than men in the fashion department. But it’s hard not to notice how much menswear has finally exploded on the scene in the past couple of seasons, gaining some real fashion “muscle”, if you will. That old-timey complaint about variety and lack of options doesn’t hold much water these days. And with Fashion Week fast approaching, it was high time to let our savvy male Saks shoppers know about their new secret weapon for getting street-style ready for this Spring 2015 season at the shows. Meet Wanelo (Want, Need, Love) - a fun and easy online/mobile shopping platform that we’ve curated specifically just for the guys.

 The Look of the Saks Wanelo Page for Men

If you’re new to the Wanelo experience, here’s how it works: Download the Wanelo app on your phone, or go to Wanelo.com/Saks and start following us. There you will see curated boards, each with their own angle, aimed for all different kinds of male shoppers. At Rebel Rebel you’ll find all the newest chic Perfecto/motorcycle leather jackets at Saks (because the leather jacket is as totemic to a fully-fledged men’s closet as you can get), while at Sneak Attack you’ll find our favorite designer sneakers. Our Team Captain board is made for the sporty types to who like to feel comfortable and fashionable, while keeping their inherent sporty edge. And okay, so maybe we represented the ladies a little bit with Gifts for Your Leading Lady because, hey, sometimes some guys need a little help in the sweet surprise department. But what you’re really going to want to hunt through this week is our Front-Row Style board. It’s the easiest way to become a member of the fashion elite in no time.

 

Follow us on Wanelo.com/Saks and start prepping your A-game looks for Fashion Week.


Bespoken Word: Tips for Finding Your Signature Scent

Some helpful tricks for landing on a fragrance that works for you.

I first started to wear cologne sometime in my early teens, my choice being defined mainly by triggered memories that would make me smile, like how my father smelled as he left for work in the mornings. Years later, as my personal style evolved, I felt a strong need to find a signature scent, something that l would truly reflect my personality. Like most good things, it takes a little effort to find your signature scent. Walk into a department store and you’ll be bombarded with smells and possibilities. Navigating through the sea of smell and samples in search of the perfect scent can be a little tricky. It’s often about trial and error.

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CREED – Available in-stores at Saks Fifth Avenue. Email services@s5a.com for details.

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I first started to wear cologne sometime in my early teens, my choice being defined mainly by triggered memories that would make me smile, like how my father smelled as he left for work in the mornings. Years later, as my personal style evolved, I felt a strong need to find a signature scent, something that l would truly reflect my personality. Like most good things, it takes a little effort to find your signature scent. Walk into a department store and you’ll be bombarded with smells and possibilities. Navigating through the sea of smell and samples in search of the perfect scent can be a little tricky. It’s often about trial and error.

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CREED – Available in-stores at Saks Fifth Avenue. Email services@s5a.com for details.

When I first took an interest in CREED a few years back I met with a CREED specialist, Luis Cavallo. He gave me insights on the brand as well as general rules regarding scents and some precious tips on how to find the fragrance that captures your essence without a word. Luis suggested that a man should have two different scents if he is under pressure during the day at work. “Your brain associates the smell with a stressful mode – wear a different fragrance when you’re not working, a fragrance that smells how you want to feel.”

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 Acqua Di Parma

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When testing perfumes, It is recommended you should try on three or four scents at once, any more and your nose is likely to become confused. You will first have to spray the perfume on a test paper, to have an idea before applying it on the skin, where the skin is especially warm and where there is good blood circulation. The heat helps diffuse and magnify the aroma. The “pulse points” on the body are therefore the perfect activators for perfume. Because fragrance rises, it should be applied to several pulse points – not just, for instance, at the base of the throat. After allowing between five to ten minutes to get past the top notes and the base note kicking in, you will be able to decide what scent compliments you the best.

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Remember to Always Test Fragrances on Paper First

Later on, when you will find your signature scent, remember that rubbing in the scent to dry the fragrance isn’t a good idea, because you’ll bruise the notes, dull their development, in other words lose some of the perfume’s beauty.

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Le Labo:

Jasmin 17  I  Fleur d’Oranger  I  Iris 39  I  Labdanum 18  I  Lys 41

Attention to details and finding the elements that speak for you are key to developing ones personal style. While there are countless colognes, countless possibilities, there is something timeless in discovering one’s signature scent. The question is no longer what cologne do you wear, but are you wearing the right cologne?

 

Take a look at other quality Grooming & Fragrance products at Saks.com.