50% Off at Kenneth Cole’s Online Outlet Until April 1, 2013

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The Good News!!

Kenneth Cole Outlet 50% Off Sale As always, Kenneth Cole has great sales, and their style and taste in men’s fashion never becomes dull or out of style.

Take into account this sale: 50% off on some fabulous shirts and pants, including this Long-sleeved Mixed Pattern Shirt for $39.98 + 50% off.

What I love about Kenneth Cole shirts are that you can mix and match them most easily than other brands; the style, fit, and cut play well when paired with dark denim jeans for a more casual and comfortable look or with subtle pinstripe pants for a more devilishly sleek attire.

You can’t go wrong with a multi-faceted piece of clothing!

Or how about their military shirts in black or white? The best part? They’re already priced well ($49.98), and you can take an additional 40% off on both!

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The Bad News!!

They’re only 50% off until TOMORROW! So, if you want those awesome clothes, you better hurry up while it lasts!

In case you didn’t already know, here’s the link to get that sweet deal.

Kenneth Cole Online Outlet Store Sneak Peek!

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Kenneth Cole is showcasing a sneak peek of their online outlet store sale, starting today (5/18) going through 5/21.

Get 40% off select styles at www.kennethcole.com.

Here are some products that I would so love to get:

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Stylish Clothes for the “Mature” Man

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First of all, let me say that the “mature” man doesn’t equate to the intellect, character, personality or hygiene of that person. As “mature” women are being called for those NOT petite or skinny, the “mature” man can be considered in the same way. Living in the south, there are more “mature” men here than anywhere else I have been.
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Kenneth Cole CEO Resigns

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As reported by The ROI Report and ChainStoreAge.com, Jill Granoff, Kenneth Cole’s CEO of three years, announced her resignation yesterday from the company, effective immediately.

I don’t know exactly why she left, or why the hoopla wasn’t as big as it could have been (as the report stated, it was “mutual”), but I’m wondering if this had anything to do with the controversial tweet that they made regarding the unrest in Egypt.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Kenneth Cole and its products, and have been a long-time fan for years.  That tweet about Egypt, however, was tasteless, insensitive, cruel, and totally disregards the plight of people in that situation.  And I have a big hunch (yes, it’s an assumption) that part of the departure stems from the global impact of that tweet and how that has affected them, whether in sales, revenue, reputation or what not.

Good luck, Ms. Granoff.  I wish you well in you endeavors.

How To Be OK With Wearing What You Have

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Not all of us are rich enough to afford new clothes every month, week or day; and I am sure that a lot of you out there are just trying to make by with what you have.  Not to fret!  You can still keep wearing what you’ve got and, with a little creativity, get by with some stylish pointers while limiting your spending habit!

Colors and Patterns

Sometimes, all you need to do is to look at your clothes differently from how you’ve been wearing them.  Do you pair your jeans or pants with your usual bland colors?  Try switching out your favorite shirts with those that have different patterns or graphics for a better look.  Want to get extreme?  Get (a little) louder and wear more vibrant colors to offset your normal jean attire.  Express, J. Crew, and Kenneth Cole all have great, vibrant shirts and colors to mix and match with.

Texture and Style

Pair up different textures to get mileage of your clothes.  Try experimenting with different ways to match your outfits, like matching a linen shirt with khakis, or a cashmere-blend pique polo with jeans.  Trying to be a rockstar?  No sweat.  Graphic shirts (especially vintage ones) can be of various materials that will definitely show.  Some are cotton or cotton-blends, others are polyester or poly-blends.

Accessorize.  Seriously.

Ok, so you may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t have neon green shirts or Guns ‘N Roses tees to match my jeans.”  No problem.  This is a classic case of letting your accessories make the difference.  Unique belts, bracelets (yes, guys can wear bracelets.  Ask Kenneth Cole), sweet necklaces, and even head wear can make a difference to your outfit.

A vintage tee paired with a cool belt buckle and trendy jeans with a fedora hat can make a statement!

Now get creative and enjoy!

Kenneth Cole’s Modern Pique Polo

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Kenneth Cole Modern Pique Polo

Kenneth Cole’s style never goes out of style, and their modern pique polos are always classic in feel and in wear.  These polos are made for making Spring more vibrant with new colors.

  • pique knit polo shirt
  • rib-knit collar
  • 1-button placket
  • short sleeves with rib-knit cuffs
  • embroidered monogram on chest
  • side-notched hem
  • 96% cotton, 4% spandex

1 for $48.00, 2 for $70.

You can find these polos and more at KennethCole.com.

How To Dress Up a Suit in 3 Ways

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A great suit isn’t just a suit that can be worn as is. A suit should be able to be versatile in other combinations of attire as well as superb and comfortable by itself. If personal style is the defining factor that will ultimately showcase the overall look, pieces to compliment the suit will help accentuate the personal style. Let’s look at ways to make the suite more versatile.

The Debonair Look

A suit by itself should be striking and fittingly comfortable; and by striking I mean elegant, handsome, and vibrant.  Regardless if it’s a 2-piece or 3-piece suit, you can’t go wrong with a great suit when:

  1. The fabric is comfortable and doesn’t look cheap.  Wool Gabardine is an easy fabric that is lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, and is quite form-fitting.
  2. The style and type accentuates your body and the look you’re going for.  Light to medium weight pinstripes should be a good standard for most body types.
  3. The tailoring fits well with your own body. Don’t go baggy on the suit, but ensure that you actually fit comfortably in both the jacket and the pants, and the pants do not sag nor run down farther than base of your ankles.

A good suit with a nicely pressed solid button-down shirt, such as Nordstrom’s classics, Armani Exchange’s slims, or Express’s MX1, should keep you looking freshly debonair.  Add a little spiciness by changing classic colors to bolder, modern colors (lavender, steel gray, royal blue, for examples), or introduce bold stripes to your color to enhance the interest factor.

In selecting ties, try choosing colors that are at least 2 shades away from your primary color palette for a classic look.  For bolder looks, look for adjacent color schemes by alternating neutral colors with striking patterns or colors.

Selecting accessories for great suits should never be taken lightly.  I suggest using modern square toes from Kenneth Cole or Cole Haan, or for a more sophisticated feel, go for Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada, or Nordstrom pointed toes or cap toes.  A great black leather belt and cuff links can be found at Kenneth Cole.

The Relaxed Look

With a great suit, you can also mix and match tops and bottoms to make your outfit more versatile.  Pair up your suit jacket with a polo shirt from Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic or Armani Exchange to transform the sophistication of the jacket into more of a relaxed feel.

A nice dark denim jeans from Rock and Republic should be sufficient in keeping things down to earth, and driving mocs from Banana Republic or Steve Madden will definitely complete the outfit.

Add in Kenneth Cole New York watches and bracelets, and you will be good to go.

The Semi-Formal Look

Use the pants to establish the foundation of this look by pairing it with a more formal style pique polo from Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Burberry, or Brooks Brothers.  Or for a bit more sophistication without being too sophisticated, get long-sleeve button-downs from Brooks Brothers or Banana Republic, or even use a v-neck cashmere sweater or sweatshirt from Kenneth Cole.

Keep the style uniform with Banana Republic or Nordstrom loafers.  For a more edgy look, go for Kenneth Cole or Cole Haan shoewear.

I typically would keep watches and accessories from Kenneth Cole, but higher end Fossil, or lower-end Movados or Bulgaris should keep conversations entertaining.