Chic Things Men's Essentials: Designer Underwear

Being stylish goes beyond outerwear, guys should be as conscious as what they wear out as well as under. And please don't go commando. Commando is a film in the 80's and it should be just that.  I know designer underwear can be expensive at least wear them when you are out and about. Because you'll never know, what I'm trying to say. Would you rather be caught with your pants down wearing a pair of Hanes or Burberry boxers? As the little prince said, "What is essential is invisible to the naked eye" -- I say 'Amen'!

Burberry Men's Boxer Brief

$20.00 Nordstrom

Diesel Men's Boxer Brief

$24.00 Nordstrom

Dolce & Gabbana Briefs

$35.00 Sak's Men Store

D2Squared Men's Boxers

Paul 'The Smart Stylist'


High Top Sneakers

High Top Sneakers are trendy again, for now.  Made popular in the late 80's and perhaps some thought or hoped they will stay in that era by the turn of the decade. But that wasn't the case, high top sneakers managed to reclaim their trendy reputation through the years and 2008 is one of those years. Interestingly enough,  designers like Yves Saint Laurent,  Prada and Dolce & Gabbana added high top sneakers to their men's footwear reportoire. And, I am loving the risk this high end designers because I'm just going 'gaga' over this shoes! Here are a couple of my favorites.

Yves Saint Laurent Hi-Top Sneakers          Prada High Top Sneakers
$410.00 Saks.com                                    $380.00 Saks.com


Best Fashion and Style Resource for Men

I believe everyone is born with a sense of style and those who decide to develop and cultivate this gift are easily distinguished today with their trendsetting flare for fashion and has their own personal style. And to achieve such distinction, there are a few essential tools and resources that serve as references to know what's in and what's out in fashion's ever evolving world.
For Men, it's quite obvious that GQ would be on every or possibly the only one on their list. Well, there's a couple of site's that I suggest looking into, Men's Style and Men's Vogue. Basically these sites are Vogue's and Style's brother. You can find all about every man's interests from fashion to electronics. One advice I can give that I consider very valuable is subscribe to newsletters or updates on the site and even consider subscribing to their magazine. Specially priced subscriptions are offered as well. So, guys head over to these great fashion resources and you'll learn a lot of things you don't know, I did.


Chic Things for Summer: White Denim Jeans

Stylish men are not afraid to experiment with their look and style. But white denim is the achilles heel of many. This summer white denim is a must have! It makes you stand out in a sea of blue denims and besides wearing white denims exudes confidence and shows off your great fashion and style sense. Here are my top picks this season.


  1. True Religion Low Rise Jeans $172.00

  2. Diesel 'Yarik' Slim Fit Jeans $200.00

  3. 7 For All Mankind Jeans $163.00

All available at Nordstrom Men's Store



Men's Designer Sneakers

Hello everyone! Hopefully everyone had a great holiday and enjoying your three day weekend! Here at Chic Things Galleria is business as usual.

Today, I would like to showcase designer sneakers and I'm not talking about Nike or Reebok. It's depressing to see some guys wearing trendy and hip clothing and when you look down on their feet there it is
'swoosh!' Nike Air Max something. Looking trendy is from head to toe. Trust me, it's what you're wearing wrong that's magnified and not the other. Yes, designer shoes can be expensive but only a few dollars. And I quote "Designer Shoes...$400, looking like you just stepped out of a GQ magazine, PRICELESS! Here are some of my top picks for this season.

Dior Homme Sneakers $525.00 D&G Metallic Sneakers $275.00
Gucci Sneaker $345.00 Prada Driving Shoes $425.00



Work In Style: Designer Briefcases

CEOs, company executives and high ranking corporate employees will always have the best suits and nicest pants to wear for work. And for entry level employees with minimal salaries can't afford the luxury of their superiors. But here's one way to divert some of that attention and perhaps someone might think you're the CEO of the company, designer briefcases. Great gift for yourself and a great investment. You'll look sharp, sleek and trendy.


Prada Leather Briefcase & Wallet     Salvatore Ferragamo Briefcase

$1390.00 / $250 Neiman Marcus        $1350.00 Neiman Marcus



Chic Things for Summer: Plaid Shorts

Here in L.A., the summer is really heating everything up! A sweltering 101 degrees Fahrenheit today and it will just get hotter. With temperatures like this, I suggest give the denim jeans a break and shorts ready. But I recommend shorts done in breathable and lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen.

A trend this summer are plaid shorts or madras shorts. Some guys might shy away from this pattern and colors, and that's understandable probably because it reminds them of catholic school uniforms. Well, that's true. But with a little bit of shopping and trial and error on your part, you can find the best color and plaid that will work for you.

This shorts are perfect for summer parties and can be worn casually or dress it up for our trip in the Hamptons. Here are some styles I recommend.

7 For All Mankind Shorts $148.00 Ralph Lauren Shorts $89.50 Lacoste Madras Shorts $55.96

All from Saks.com

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