Lab Series (ELC)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Win a Trip to Super Bowl XLIV

Enter to win two tickets to the Super Bowl and a 3-night stay at the Standard Miami. The giveaway, running in partnership with, will live on both sites beginning tomorrow and until February 1. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes.

To become a member of

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sheer Madness

While going through the Spring 2010 shows and adding things to my
please-buy-me-list I noticed sheer garments are having a bit of moment. Dior Homme, Prada and Calvin Klein have given us a little sheer or a lot of sheer something's for spring. Everything from sheer tanks and tees to button downs, blazers, and even trousers-thanks to Ms. Prada. Most men stay clear from sheer. If you have the body for it why not wear it. Perhaps, they think they will look a bit queer, but I think it can be sexy on the right guy. Pair it with a great fitting blazer and you'll have a great look for a night on the town. I must admit-I'm a sucker for a sheer shirt, especially black and this spring/summer they are so many amazing sheer options available.

I love the sheer jacket sleeves at Calvin Klein- so minimal, so clean, so Calvin, and so amazing. They were beautifully paired with a shirt and tie, chinos, and desert boots. I would kill to wear that jacket for fashion week. Kris Van Assche hit a home run with sheer at Dior. Although, there were tons of sheer black he played with brown and grey as well. I expect to be broke and pan-handling New York subways this spring/summer for those sheer shirts and jackets and it will be so worth it. Prada did the best sheer meshy polos, trousers and topcoats this season. Doing what she knows best Ms. Prada taking classic pieces, like the polo, and tweaking it in her own way. With all this sheer going around for spring/summer I suggest you start hitting the gym. Six packs are not included with those Dior sheer tanks! David Barton anyone?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Them Atelier Wants to Bring Affordable Denim Back.

Them Atelier is a denim brand from California whose goal is to make affordable denim without the bells and whistles. Which is a good thing- one thing we do not need is another tacky denim brand with extra pockets, extra stitching, and an extra digit on the price tag. Nothing is better than clean denim with a good fit at an even better price point. Is anyone else sick of the over embellishments on jeans? Denim by Them Atelier are available in two different fits River, which is a tapered jean, and Knight a skinny jean. They also offer a raw denim in a tapered fit, as well as, black and white (not two-tone)stretch denim skinny.

Them Atelier is currently available at American Rag LA & SF, Church Boutique LA, and Assembly NYC.

Price: $80

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pima Cotton Tees Launch at Bloomingdale's

Pima cotton tees are one of the best tees you can purchase. The organically grown and lightweight tees are the softest cotton fabric available and are organically grown. The brand name Supima literally comes from the words “Superior Pima” connoting the extra-long, extra-fine cotton fiber grown only in California and the American Southwest and prized the world over for its incredible strength, softness, and luster. They are so light and soft they almost feel as if you are wearing nothing. If you have ever purchased a product made of Pima cotton you know what I mean. Brands like Adam Lippes and 2 (x)ist infamously use Pima in their collections. They are a total upgrade from your typical 3-pack tees available at Target.

With 50 years of producing The World’s Finest Cotton under its belt, Supima’s collection of unisex Tees and tops is available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s. Capitalizing on the heritage of Supima Cotton—including inherent resistance to pilling and shrinkage—the Supima Collection includes details like tag-free collars and special flat seaming for the most comfortable fit. The collection boasts four flattering silhouettes – Crew Neck Tee, V Neck Tee, 2-Button Henley and Hoody– available in six rich and long lasting colors. Both the crew and V-neck styles are available in three different fabric weights: A 30s medium weight, a 60s lightweight, and a 100s super-lightweight (that is perfect for layering).

Pima shirts retail from $48 for basics to $92 for the Henley and Hoody. The entire Supima collection is available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s nationwide.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Rodarte for Men

My fav!

Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the duo behind Rodarte, have premiered pieces of their first men's collection available at Opening Ceremony. Rodarte is known for their meticulous and romantic dresses, which has scored them a 2008 CFDA Award. When I heard about their foray into men's wear I was excited to see what they had to offer and I like what I see. My favorite being the black and blue crewneck sweater. Although, you might want to consider using your left lung and Amex as a form of payment because these pieces come with a hefty price tag- sweaters and cardigans are retailing for $2,760. The silver lining is you can live with one lung and breathing is totally over-rated anyway!

Happy Shopping!

35 Howard St

Blog Widget by LinkWithin