A Blast from the Past: New Fall 2020 Men’s Fragrances

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D-19 pandemic has left us all a bit rattled and unsure. While we are looking forward to a brighter future, some of us are turning to familiar things from our past to give us a sense of normalcy. Maybe it’s an old tee shirt that brings you comfort, or a familiar blanket that gives you solace. Perhaps there are sights, sounds, and smells that help calm your nerves—reminiscing over family photos, putting in your headphones and listening to the sounds of the crashing waves, or turning to aromatherapy.

It is well documented that scents can help alleviate stress. Traditionally, people have relied on scents like lavender, bergamot, and yuzu to sooth tension and anxiety. No wonder they are popular ingredients in some of the best-selling colognes. If you’re into aromatherapy, coupled with retail therapy, Fashion Reverie has assembled a list of the best fall 2020 colognes that are modern versions of fragrances that have made us smell good and feel good.

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Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio, released in 1996, was created to evoke a sense of freedom, full of wind and water. This original scent has notes of bitter citrus, salty sea water, and spicy woods via Calabrian bergamot, sweet persimmon, and Indian patchouli. The latest version, Acqua di Gio Profondo, builds upon the original marine, citrus, and woody chords, and introduces lavender, rosemary, and musk to take you from an aquatic Mediterranean voyage to a deep dive into the profoundness of the soul.

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Every decade has its reverential fragrance, and the 1990’s were ruled by Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male. It is described as a duality of contrasts—traditional and bold, fresh and mild, strong and sensual. The base of the cologne is vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood, and cedar, which is the layered with cinnamon, cumin, and orange blossom. It is topped off with fresh mint and lavender. In 2020, consumers received not one, but four new entries into the Le Male product line.

Le Male Aviator is an aromatic blend of mint, violet leaf, and woody notes. Le Male Eau de Toilette Airlines is a retail travel limited-edition fragrance consisting of lavender, mint, bergamot, orange, cinnamon, tonka bean, and woods. Le Mâle Pride Collector is an oriental scent like the Eau de Toilette Airline, perhaps with heavier notes of vanilla and cardamom. Le Male Le Parfum is another exotic fragrance, but this one has notes of cardamom, lavender, iris, vanilla, with woody undertones. The house of Gaultier may be scaling back their fashion product lines, but their fragrance collection is going full steam ahead.

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In 2011, Gucci released its’ alpha male scent, Guilty Pour Homme. The charismatic scent, made for the man who knows what he wants, has top notes of lemon and lavender, followed by orange blossom, and grounded with cedar and patchouli. The 2020 intense version, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum, ramps up the heat with accords of chili peppers, but soothes out with fresh roses.

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Y for Men is a relatively new product line for Yves Saint Laurent, launched in 2017 with the fragrance Y. Created for Generation Y, hence its name, the scent aimed to capture the spirit of youth, representing a balance between freshness and strength. On top, you will notice bergamot and ginger, but its base layer is outlined by ambergris and musk. Three years later, the new Y Eau Fraiche still meets the cool factor. The icy and spicy aspects of fresh lemon, ginger, pepper, and frankincense are cooled by geranium, peppermint, juniper berries, and lavender. The Y family of fragrances may be young, but it has a promising future ahead of it.

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In the early 2000’s, almost every guy had at least one bottle of a Burberry cologne. One of the cult favorites was Touch for Men. A woody-floral-musk scent, the fragrance had a sharp air of young sophistication. Formulated of violet leaf, mandarin orange, white pepper, and vetiver, this scent let everyone know that you had arrived, literally and figuratively. The newest fragrance from the house of Burberry is Mr. Burberry Element. The Mr. Burberry fragrance family line is one of classic, traditional British perfumery. The original Mr. Burberry fragrance, which was released in 2016, incorporated elements of grapefruit, tarragon, birch leaf, and vetiver. The 2020 Mr. Burberry Element release encapsulates the modern, masculine, fresh aspects of outdoor life. The scent represents the elements of the outdoors with its ingredients of oak moss, juniper, and green almond.

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The penultimate fragrance for fall 2020 is a Tom Ford fragrance. The Private Blend collection debuted in 2007 and consisted of twelve unisex eau de parfums that could be used alone or in conjunction with one another. With such a wide selection, a bottle of Tom Ford cologne was on every guys’ Christmas list.

Also launched in 2007 was Tom Ford for Men. This fragrance was a fresh citrusy scent that was also warm, woody, and spicy. It harked of notes of Tunisian orange, lemon leaf, grapefruit, amber, patchouli, pepper, and tobacco leaf.

In 2020, Tom Ford released his latest unisex scent, Black Orchid Parfum. The original Black Orchid scent is a 2006 floral-spicy women’s perfume, highlighted by black orchid, black truffle, black currant, ylang-ylang, incense, amber, and sandalwood. The new iteration is an intensified unisex version of the old, with the addition of black plum and heavier notes of black orchid and ylang-ylang. There is a reason why Tom Ford fragrances are so coveted, they are truly decadent, in a manner where luxury meets indulgence.

—Carl Ayers

Menswear Fall 2020 Pick: TAFT’s Fifth Avenue Sneakers

Though we are still in the lazy, hazy days of summer, autumn is quickly approaching. And with the onset of Autumn, consumers are starting to think about footwear.

As much as we love the freedom of sandals and comfortable sneakers or slides, in a month or so it will be time to abandon summer footwear and embrace footwear worn during the fall and winter. And that footwear can be stylish, fashion-forward, and comfortable.

TAFT footwear was developed in the tiny two-bedroom apartment of Kory and Mallory Stevens in 2013. In a world of poorly made shoes, TAFT products are built to last. Every pair is hand-cut and Blake-stitched using vegetable-tanned leathers from top European tanneries and mills. Your shoes will look beautiful right out of the box, and for years to come.

The quality of product and craftmanship applies to the brand’s new line of sneaker footwear. These new sneakers feature a split upper mixed with a unique side paneling. Named after the iconic Fifth Avenue in New York City, these will be an instant head-turner. You can get a sneaker anywhere; you can only get the Fifth Avenue from TAFT.

  • Black is matte black leather upper with a patent leather panel
  • Honey is full honey leather, including panel, hand painted
  • White is white leather upper, with the honey leather panel
  • Yellow is a yellow leather upper with a forest green wool panel, hand painted yellow
  • Orange is an orange leather upper with a forest green wool panel, hand painted orange
  • Navy is a wool upper with honey leather paneling
  • Lavender-scented soles (really!)
  • Suede and leather heel accents
  • Stitched construction
  • Eco Rubber Sole
  • Handmade in Spain

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If you are interested in something other than fall sneakers, TAFT has you covered with its incredible line of boots. Whether you are in the market for something casual or you are looking for something sophisticated and classy, TAFT has the answers for all your fall 2020 footwear needs.

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Menswear Pick: MACEOO Sneakers

If you are familiar with MACEOO as a menswear clothing brand, hold on to your horses, MACEOO has branched into footwear. And footwear that make your pulse race a little faster.

Known for his mathematically engineered precise designs, creative director and founder Mehdi Raad, the great fit of MACEOO clothing is the result of innovative algebraic algorithm based upon data from 30 million North American men. The extrapolated data ensures that all MACEOO pieces fit like custom-tailored garments. All of the garments in the collection are designed in Paris using the highest quality Italian fabrics and reflects that stylish, relaxed lifestyle of the YOLO West Coast.

Though this new footwear venture contains some traditional formal footwear, it is the sneakers that stand out. Crafted by skilled artisans from premium quality Italian leather and other fine materials, each pair is enhanced by amazing details and designed for maximum style at accessible prices. The footwear follows the brand’s commitment to the precise fits and cuts. 

Medhi Raad uniquely understands that in order to get traction in the casual footwear market, he must appeal to a younger male demographic. This demographic is accustomed an expansive array of styles, silhouettes and fabrications. And to catch their fancy, so to speak, particularly sneakers must be of the highest quality with innovative styles that will make the consumer stand out. MACEOO sneakers fit that bill.

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Additionally, there is a bit of whimsy to these sneaks. In some ways, these sneakers have an abstract art aesthetic. Think Jackson Pollock and Rothko!!

Must-haves include: casuals such as Honey Brown ($198) in Italian Leather, stitched bottom, textured side and rubber soles; BlackSplash ($198) with artsy black splatter design, textured side panels, stitched bottom and rubber soles; and Skull White ($198) with the skull head design, with the brand’s Royal Blue signature insole, textured side panels and rubber soles; the Artisan Blue ($225) with contrasting braided leather details, the Royal Blue signature insole and stitched rubber soles.

—William S. Gooch

Menswear Alert: Three Men’s Activewear Brands That Should Be on Your Radar

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What is the  COVID-19 pandemic reopening phase in your city, state or country? If you live in New York City, you are experiencing Phase 2—hair salons, barbershops have a limited reopening; department store limited re-openings, and restaurants facilitating outdoor dining. If you are located in other cities and states, gyms and more public spaces may be opening soon.

Whether you are in a city, state or country with severe restrictions on your mobility and interactions or you live in a place where things are easing up, summer is here, and the time is right to get in shape. Spring into this new motivation to be healthy and show off those newly acquired abdominals in three special men’s activewear picks curated by Fashion Reverie.

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Proud is an ethically sourced activewear collection with a mission to give back. With the brand name boldly emblazoned across all the activewear, Proud will not only express your sense of confidence and assertiveness, but also demonstrate your unique style even when it comes to activewear.

Any purchase made from the website, 10% (pre-tax) will be donated to your charity of choice: Off The Street Club, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pink Ribbon Girls, Baby2Baby or the Rezvan Foundation. PROUD’s ethos is to create a brand that unifies people beyond the current political divide in America and awaken the philanthropist in each of us. The idea is no matter where you come from or what you do, we all have something to be proud of.  The brand has been recently worn by Jason Derulo and Mario Lopez to name a few!

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Ultracor, the popular tech-first athleisure brand, is proud to announce the launch of their inaugural men’s collection! Now available on their website, drop one contains sub- collections: Mesh Camo and Men’s Essentials. Following the initial launch, Ultracor plans to drop new styles bi-weekly with sub-collections Brush Strokes, Storm Brushes and Stormy on deck. Following in the footsteps of their cult followed women’s line, the made to order garments are constructed of Ultracor’s signature luxury and breathable fabrics which are built for medium-high impact activities including cross training workouts, cycling, running, boxing, rowing, hiking and more. The launch ranges in price from $90 – $198.

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Daniel Patrick recently launched a collaboration with James Harden and adidas Basketball. The elevated-streetwear designer brought his passion for style and sport to the footwear and apparel collection that also draws inspiration from adidas’ heritage and Harden’s style. Pushing the boundaries of both fashion and performance, the collaboration features a unique colorway of the Harden Vol. 4 x Daniel Patrick sneaker, the lightest Harden signature shoe to-date, featuring LIGHTSTRIKE midsole cushioning. “Daniel Patrick has been setting trends with his use of bold looks and bright colors, so partnering with Daniel was the perfect way to highlight the design of the Vol. 4 and bring sport, fashion and culture together,” says Harden. Patrick, Harden and adidas worked closely together to make sure the swagger and style that James carries was brought to life through the collaboration. The 6-piece apparel collection & 2 sneakers will be available at select Chicago retailers and adidas.com. Prices range from $75-$380. 

— Staff

Fashion Reverie’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Memorial Day has passed, so you know what that means, the official beginning of summer is a few weeks! And with the arrival of summer comes the first major celebration of the season, Father’s Day. With the coronavirus pandemic still affecting the country, continuing into summer, and thus Father’s Day, that special celebration day for Dads will be a little different from what we’re used to. We may still have to socially distance, and we may be wearing masks when outside our homes, but the one thing that will be stronger than ever is our love and admiration for our fathers.

We can’t let the coronavirus stop us from showing Dad how much we value him, especially during these times. So, Fashion Reverie has assembled a special Father’s Day Gift Guide: The COVID-19 Edition. We’ve put together a list of thoughtful and safe presents for fathers. Whether he’s in a city that has fully reopened, or if he lives somewhere where they’re still taking safety precautions, Fashion Reverie has found gifts that any father can appreciate.

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Dad may have been cooped up in the house for a few weeks, so with nowhere to go, he may have let his hair and beard get a little out of control. Help him get his follicles back into shape with Hue for Every Man grooming products. Co-owned by NBA champion Matt Barnes, Hue for Every Man’s products are especially helpful for textured, curly, and coarse hair, but they work perfectly with any hair type. Men’s grooming supplies were usually made with petroleum, silicon, and synthetically based ingredients, until now. Hue for Every Man’s products are made with ginger root, argan, mango, avocado, and Baobab seed oils, shea butter, jojoba beads and volcanic minerals. These ingredients deeply cleanse, hydrate, infuse, and nourish your hair and help it look its best whether sitting at home on the couch or taking a night on the town.

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What good is good hair if you don’t have the face to match it? Get Dad’s face right with his own mask … an old-school mud mask. nügg (pronounced like nugget) offers a Bright Mud Tightening Whipped Clay mask (infused with vitamin C, rich maca root extract, skin cleaning salicylic acid and antioxidant-packed Pomegranate), a Miracle Mud Skin Detox mask (formulated with vitamin C, cleansing kaolin clay, detoxifying charcoal and purifying salicylic and lactic acids), and a Double Detox Charcoal mask (made with charcoal, kaolin clay, tea tree and oatmeal). All three masks are suitable for all skin types—they’re 97% natural, vegan, and free from parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, synthetic colors, and fragrances. As a bonus, you can get 30% on nuggbeauty.com from 6/8 to 6/21.

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Every man likes to feel good from his hear down to his toes, so don’t forget his piggly wigglies. The HoMedics Shiatsu Air Max Foot Massager has toe-touch controls that offer both a deep-kneading rolling massage and an air compression massage. He can control the air intensity to select the perfect amount of pressure for an ideal massage. And. It’s. Heated. We’re sold!

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Everyone needs some quiet time to themselves, and Dad is no exception. Help him tune out the world with Samsung AKG N60 Noise Cancelling Headphones. Sleek and wireless, these headphones are ideal for lounging around the house or sneaking away to the backyard, and are compact enough to slip into your bag while traveling. The AKG technology provides a smooth balance of multidimensional tones, allowing you to hear the music the way it was meant to be enjoyed, even in noisy surroundings.

Don’t let dad fool you. No matter how stern or serious he may sometimes seem, he likes to escape and have a good time. Bring him into the tech future via virtual reality and the Oculus Quest. The all-in-one system allows you to lose yourself playing games and watching videos via the VR headset or connected to your computer. Use the handheld controllers to work on your putt putt game, practice your Tai Chi, or binge watch Netflix. With the built-in headphones, or via the headphone jack, you can visually and sonically tune out the world and enjoy your own special bubble.

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No matter what size television he has, every guy wishes he had a bigger TV. Whether to watch sports, play video games, or to just watch a movie, when it comes to televisions, guys usually think bigger is better. TV screens can get but so big, so what’s the next best thing? Your own movie theater? Close. How about your own projector?

The TMY V08 720P native projector packs a big bang for your buck. It projects a screen size ranging from 32 to 180 inches, has built in dual speakers, connectivity to an external speaker, has flexible multimedia connectivity including smartphone plug and play, and comes with a foldable/portable projection screen. You really can’t beat this!

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If Dad is a classic kind of guy, get him something from a heritage brand. Almost every guy has a polo shirt in his wardrobe, whether from the Polo brand or from another company. But how many guys have polo pajamas? Ralph Lauren has a sizable range of lounge and sleepwear, and the highlight is their Allover Pony pajama pant.

Emblazoned with their signature logo, the pants have an elastic waistband, side on-seam pockets, a single-button fly, and are available in a colorways and prints. These pajama bottoms are truly classy and classic, perfect for sleeping at night or lounging around during the day.

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If Dad is a sneaker fanatic, he’ll go crazy for these sneaker slippers. Banned Goods has recreated some of the most popular sneakers into oversized, plush slippers. You can select from Jordan’s, Yeezy’s, Mag’s and more! The slippers come in one size, but are filled with foam to fit feet from size 4 to 13.

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Is your Dad a big sports fan? Does he know all the stats of his favorite team for the past two decades? Does he have every team collectible that he can find? We doubt he has this. This wearable blanket with sleeves, from Fun.com, is a fun gift for any sports enthusiast. Printed with the team uniform, dad can look like the new armchair mascot. He can wear at home, on the porch on a cool night, or to the stadium. No matter when or where he dons it, you both will know who’s number one!

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We don’t think anything would warm Dad’s heart more than a memento of what truly makes Father’s Day special for him, his children. In the past, Dads may have gotten a mug with their kid’s picture on it, but now you can take this a step further. Zazzle.com makes jigsaw puzzle out of pictures! Simply go to the website, upload an image, and create your own jigsaw puzzle from 30 to 1,014 pieces. For added interactive fun, sit down with your father and put the puzzle together, and then frame it. It’s a gift he’ll never forget.

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Dad is the king of his castle, and a lot of guys like to wield their power in the kitchen. There are tons of cookbooks for guys on the market, but there’s only one from the top dog himself, Snoop Dogg.

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop’s own kitchen. Undoubtedly, you’ve seen Snoop and Martha Stewart mix it up in the kitchen either on her talk show or on their joint show, VH1’s Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Now Dad can bring the party to his own kitchen with an array of fun, remixed recipes from baked mac & cheese to orange chicken to Lobster Thermidor. If you want a good cookbook, get one written by someone who always has the munchies.         

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A lot of us are missing the gym. With most fitness centers closed, some Dads are devising creative ways to stay fit while staying at home. Last year’s craze was resistance band workouts, but the next fitness wave will be suspension workouts. TRX has revolutionized the fitness world, athletes, and the Marines with suspension training. Suspension training is borne out of the Navy SEALs and uses your bodyweight and padded straps to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability, simultaneously.

Usable indoors and out, Dad can work out in the living room, the garage, or the park. He can have a simple set up of just the straps, or he can develop an elite system with add-ons such as an agility ladder, battle ropes, medicine balls, and more. There’s even an app to guide you through your workouts. And if Dad still likes his resistance bands, they have those, too.

Out of all the Father’s Day gifts we can find, no gift compares to the love and adoration of a child. COVID-19 has brought a lot of us closer together and made us realize and understand that everyone is special. This Father’s Day give your Dad an extra tight hug and let him know how much he means to you.

—Carl Ayers

 

Men’s Hoodies and Jackets for Spring 2020

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Spring has been here for a few weeks and the weather is slowly warming up. Despite the necessary six-week shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some states will soon reopen businesses. New York City in a few weeks will attempt to resume operations for manufacturing and construction companies.

With the month of May just around the corner, it still cool outside, and consumers with need a good spring jacket or hoodie. Jackets are great for layering when taking a walk outside or when you return to work, while hoodies are great for those working from home. Fashion Reverie has curated some great spring jackets and hoodies for our dedicated male viewers.

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Balenciaga Eiffel Tower Print Hoodie $1020

It might be a while before anyone can visit the Eiffel Tower if you aren’t in Paris, but you can wear your travel inspirations on your sleeve. Balenciaga has created an homage to its home city of Paris with this Eiffel Tower print hoodie. Viva la France!

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Deus Ex Machina Men’s Banzai Tie-Dye Pullover Hoodie $108

Let tie-dye fashion take you back to a time of freedom and harmony, the 1960s. The kangaroo pocket on the hoodie can also make for good quick access to your cell phone or keys. The surf- inspired inspiration also makes for a laid-back feel for those West Coast cool cats.

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Palm Angels Butterfly Patch Hoodie $995

Palm Angels designer Francesco Ragazzi has created some of the most in-demand hoodies for the urban streetwear chic consumer. This butterfly patch hoodie with tie-dye sleeves is a look fitting for the LA skate scene. The skate parks might not be open yet, but this hoodie will make for unique work from home attire.

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PRPS Cherub Stamp Graphic Pullover Hoodie $148

Cupid’s bow has loaned it stamp to this PRPS hoodie, quite literally. This hoodie would be great for virtual date night or that zoom party for your friend’s birthday.

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Polo Saranac Color Blocked Windbreaker $118

One great way to keep sane for those of us still quarantined is to get some outdoor exercise. For those windy days on a jog, this color-blocked windbreaker from Polo Ralph Lauren will come in handy. Spring is the time to start bringing more color back into your wardrobe after months of dark coats and boots.

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Ksubi Sign of the Times Oh G Borg Faux Shearling Denim Jacket $210

This oversized trucker jacket works well for transitional weather period May is shaping up to have plenty of below 70-degree days. The faux shearling trim on this coat also makes for a luxurious accent.

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Stüssy Navy Check Track Jacket $170

Whether you are running to the bus, sprinting back to work, or running to maintain your health and wellness, do it in style. It’s a plaid, plaid world with this long sleeve rayon-blend jacket from Stüssy.

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Liam Hodges Black Ellesse Edition Fade Jacket $225

Liam Hodes has collaborated with Ellesse for this technical satin jacket. If you want an investment piece, collaboration pieces are always a good place to start, as these garments are more likely to hold onto their value. The logo bonding in orange and purple almost has an LA Lakers vibe to it for the basketball fans.

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Rick Owens Bauhaus Bomber Jacket $1840

For those who still prefer neutral colors for spring, consider this Rick Owens jacket. It’s an approachable mahogany color that is still sure to get you some attention. Neutrals can be exciting, too.

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The Elder Statesmen Whirlwind Tie-Dyed Denim Jacket $600

This blue denim jacket was tie-dyed by hand in Los Angeles. Its bohemian chic aesthetic is just what needed to lift spirits. It’s also a more colorful take on the standard denim jacket.

Kristopher Fraser

Men’s Spring 2020 Fragrances

As we sit at our windowsill expecting April showers to bring May flowers, it’s time for male consumers to take stock of men’s fragrance collections. Some US cities and states in the coming weeks may slowly begin to lift their stay-at-home orders in the wake of COVID-19. These lifted restrictions mean that there will be more circulation, and you don’t want to smell like you’ve been hibernating. So, what men’s fragrances gets Fashion Reverie’s motor going for spring 2020?

Proraso Grooming Azur Lime Cologne
For a man who likes a subtle, but citrus smell, this cologne can provide a finishing touch to your morning or pre-date ritual. This cologne features fragrances of lemon, orange, and mint, along with juniper berries. It’s a refreshing fragrance for the senses.

Creed ‘Royal Mayfair’ Fragrance
Royal Mayfair is considered one of Creed’s most coveted fragrances due to the limited quantities. Named after London’s Mayfair neighborhood, which is home to many luxury brands, the middle notes of the fragrance have a royal projection featuring the scent of Duke of Windsor roses.

Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Eau De Toilette
When in Rome, there is nothing more Italian than donning Valentino. And if you cannot afford a Valentino garment, try on a Valentino fragrance for size. Valentino Uomo Born is a celebration of Valentino’s Italian heritage and is infused with essences of sage, violet, and ginger to give this masculine scent a bit of edge.

Boadicea the Victorious Blue Sapphire-Pure Perfume
Royal inspiration is abundant this year. Boadicea the Victorious has created a scent inspired by the 65th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The air qualities of this fragrance include top notes of lemon, orange and green accord, along with rose, cardamom, and Indian jasmine to give it a scent of indulgent luxury.

Sweet Tobacco Spirits

Sweet Tobacco Spirits is a signature oil blend that will leave a lasting impression with classic aromatics. Citrus, spicy saffron, and dried fruits reveal hints of tonka bean, manuka honey, and dark-toned vanilla that sweeten undertones of tobacco, exotic woods and musk. 18.21 Man Made’s cologne comes furnished in an elegant glass bottle that sports a fine-mist atomizer. It creates a sleek, polished aesthetic that won’t leak. This is a parfum-grade scent that is made in small batches in a niche barrel house. It contains a 20% oil blend, 80% denatured alcohol, and no water, for a sweet, unmistakable depth of fragrance that transcends gender.

Richard James Savile Row Eau de Toilette
The British are contributing so much to the fragrance industry right now, whether it’s inspiration or home-grown fragrances. Richard James Savile Row might be known for their well-tailored men’s suits, but they can also fulfill your cologne needs. Their Eau de Toilette features notes of Tuberose and Leather for a classic, masculine scent that can go from the boardroom to date night.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood Eau de Parfum
Grab some takeout, curl up with your significant other, put on your favorite movie, and don’t forget a spritz of Maison Francis Kurkdijian Oud Satin Mood. This evening fragrance is infused with notes of violet and rose has that garden-fresh finish. Be smooth as satin with this sweet scent.

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Azzaro Chrome Eau de Toilette
Azzaro’s Chrome cologne can easily be described as easy, breezy, and beautiful. The fragrance was inspired by Loris Azzaro’s relationship with his grandson and features scents reminiscent of the beach and summer. This will be a great cologne for your collection as summer nights start approaching—we’ll probably be back outside by then.

—Kristopher Fraser

Men’s Spring 2020 Unique Sneaker Guide

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Springtime is here, that means it is time to hang up those winter boots, put a spring in your step in some great 2020 sneakers. Remember, sneakers are no longer just casual or athletic wear, you can dress them up, or dress them down, some guys even pair sneakers with their suits.

Fashion Reverie has curated some fantastic spring 2020 sneakers that is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. And among some of the luxury sneaker brands, we’ve included some great options that will not empty your pocket.

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Palm Angels Deconstructed Sneaker

Palm Angels has arrived with a new pair of low-top sneakers. The deconstructed sneakers are offered in both black and white, so these sneaks will fit your neutral needs. They also come in a convenient slip-on silhouette, too.

Loewe Ballet Runner

These sneaks aren’t pointe shoes; however, Loewe has found inspiration in the fine art of dance for this sneaker. Low-top sneakers seem to be all the rage this season as men seem to be less afraid of showing their ankles.

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Flower Mountain Mohican Calf Hair Mid-Top Sneakers

The natural cork insoles on this sneaker provides added comfort. Calf hair, which is often a dress shoe material, has been reimagined for a fresh and fly sneaker. These sneakers were made for waking, and that’s just what they’ll do.

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APL Athletic Propulsion Labs

These stretch knit sneakers features APL’s Propelium Technology, making the shoe ultra-comfortable. The heel and external structural support are perfect for those consumers who have been trying to find a great pair of walking sneakers. Make your walk in the park stylish and comfortable this spring.

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Shoes 53045 Neon Pink Bump’air Sneaker

In the year 2020, real men wear pink. These polysynthetic sneakers look like something out of the year 3000 and feature a round toe. Pair them with a neutral outfit to let these sneakers be the statement piece.

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Zanzara Encore Sneaker

Everyone needs a good classic white sneaker in their wardrobe. Time to add a fresh pair to your wardrobe for spring 2020. The birds are chirping, the bees are singing, and your sneakers are fresh, white, and new.

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Bally Hedern Sneaker

The grass is greener in spring, and your shoes can be, also. This eye-catching green color from Bally is sure to be a head-turner for your spring wardrobe. It comes in Bally’s luxurious leather.

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On Cloud Beam Ultra-Light Knit Sneaker

These sneakers are literally like walking on a cloud. They are called ultra-light for a reason; it will feel like your feet are sneaker-less. Welcome to Cloud 9!!

—Kristopher Fraser

Menswear Alert: Missoni’s Fall 2020 Campaign


We are living in the age of a new masculinity. GQ’s2019 November issued detailed that fact and it was one of Fashion Reverie’s seven predictions for 2019.

This new masculinity embraces more bold color for men, more expansive silhouettes, and injecting elements that were once considered feminine into a masculine aesthetic. As more menswear brands incorporate this new masculine direction, male consumers are being presented with more fashion options. No longer is a dress shirts, corporate suit and weekend athletic gear the main options for male consumers. The sky is becoming the limit!!

Missoni has always been on the cutting edge of menswear fashion. Always ahead of the curve, 2020’s new masculinity is in stride with where Missoni has always been projecting its menswear design aesthetic.

Images courtesy of Missoni/C&M Media

The Missoni Man fall 2020 collection is a composed extemporization of inflections, embellishments and forward momentums that takes its cue from the evolving jazz scenes of the ‘70s and ‘80s; a period of cultural fusions, liberal vibrations, and an unabashed glamour and eclectic bohemianism that spanned eras and genres. Through a collection of varying textures, volumes, patterns and color, this season epitomizes the rhythmic diversity of the music of the times in contemporary form, creating a uniquely improvised style that is cool, intense and as expansive as ever.

This season places an emphasis on voluminous, light and airy knitwear that feels more like outerwear pieces, with shawl-collar cardigans and bombers in animalesque patterns and patchwork-like jacquards or heritage multi-stitch jacquards from the Missoni Archives. Other key pieces include: an oversized, softly-tailored, double-breasted coat in embroidered felted wool or backed loom-knit fabric; a caban coat with shearling shawl collar in a backed loom-knit fabric; a bomber in nappa leather with loom-knit inserts in lamé; a reversible car coat in a cotton and wool blend together with a viscose twill jacquard pattern that creates an ikat effect; a reversible hooded blouson; and shirting made in an exclusive cashmere pashmina fabric. Generously cut, over-dyed trousers are inspired by loose-fitting military trousers and created in a patchwork of varying stitches. A slick Chelsea boot and a revamped military boot, both in richly colorful exotic leathers, add that final articulation to a series of rhythmic pulses and crescendos.

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