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A summer shopping list for the boys + discount code

June 16th, 2015 No Comments

For some reason, men have trouble dressing for casual activities.  They take “casual” to mean “anything goes.”  Sigh. Beach days, in particular, came to mind today.  If men only knew how sexy a simple t paired with a nice pair of swim trunks looked, I don’t think they’d mind wearing the outfit for a few hours before we rip it off later.

The issue I think lies in that when men think “outfit” they think “uncomfortable”  and “expensive.” IF THEY ONLY KNEW how tight our skinny jeans really are!!!

Below are 4 brands you can shop that your man will love and look amazing wearing this summer.  And , they won’t cost either of you a fortune.

The Basic T

Alternative Apparel $46

Wear Anywear Board Shorts

SaturdaysNYC – Shop the collection $75-$85

  

 

Katin $81 – found on StagProvisions with tons of great brands

The Flip Flop

 

Hari Mari Flip Flops

Hari Mari from $60 (all rubber) to leather and canvas $65 (first pair)

$80 (here in leather)

The Bag

Rare Form Tote

 

Rare Form – backpacks, totes (mine above!), and surf bags made from recycled billboards, each one is unique. Prices $45-80

USE DISCOUNT CODE Mary at checkout for 25% off!

The Bracelet

Miansai bracelet

 

Miansai – starting at $65

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Don’t stress about Dad

May 27th, 2015 No Comments

I think the reason we stress out about shopping for Dad is because we don’t fully understand the things they really enjoy in life.
Hence I reach out to my go-to “guy” who is corporate but not too conservative, stylish without being flashy, Southern but not a cowboy, enjoys all sports and plays golf. A very well-rounded, happily married father of two. In other words, he seemingly fits the bill for every man in some way.

Below we have come up with a gift guide for you that hopefully takes the stress out of your thoughtfulness :)

A more affordable option to the Big Green Egg: The Weber Smoker Grill

 

No fire pit? No problem. This Light ‘n Go Bonfire lights up anywhere.

 

 

His weekend watch has to be durable and cheap, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish.  Timex has totally rebranded and has plenty of attractive styles like this one to choose from.

 

Oversized board shorts belong in the trash. It’s time for your man to show a little leg too!

We love Saturdays because they’re well made, unique, and the price point is perfect!

It’s come to my attention that women now dominate choosing the restaurant. So, on Dad’s day, find the biggest and best new burger in town and take him to devour it!


RAREFORM backpacks and totes are made from recycled billboards so they’re all one-of-a-kind and super durable. Again, starting at $50, totally affordable.

 

For the hubby who likes to host: honeyboards are also one-of-a-kind.

If you’re still on the hunt, hit up TouchOfModern, my favorite website for stylish accessories, chic furniture, and awesome gadgets. And, it’s all on sale :)

You can also check out my previous Men’s gift guide from Christmas here.

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LAST minute guy gifts

December 21st, 2014 1 Comment

After years of training from my mother, I’m shocked I’ve waited until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts.  This girl has been buuuuusy!  But, you already know that since I’ve been so absent on the blog.

Well, hopefully this little hit list comes through for you in the clutch.  Aggregated by one the best men I know, here is a list of things you can grab easily online.  Noooo holiday traffic rage for you.

Harry's Shaving Set

Harry’s Shaving Kits (I bought these for everyone) – $15 for the set.  Much better quality than Gillete, much better looking, and refill blades are under $2, delivered to your door.

Jaybird bluebud earphones

 

JayBird BlueBuds ($169) are supposedly THE BEST for working out.  I’m getting a pair for myself :)

Blanton's

 

Every man appreciates good Bourbon, and Blanton’s is exceptional.  Plus it comes in a beautiful bottle.

Hershel Duffel Bag

 

Herschel is all the rage in LA.  Thankfully their designs are classic enough to fit any man’s personal style.  Tons of colors to choose from.  $79.  Shop here.

SuitSupply Double Monkstrap Shoe

I’ve been singing the praises of the Double Monkstrap for years!  Get your man on board with this affordable pair. $299 at SuitSupply online.

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Men and women can get hooked on Miansai

September 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Miansai bracelets

Welcome back from vacation MTM readers!  It’s been a lot of work (on a new venture) and a lot of play in Montauk.  One of the things I brought home with me from the East coast was my first piece from Miansai, a jewelry collection of wrap bracelets, metal bangles, and necklaces for both men and women.

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Two years ago I ran into the line as it was growing up in Saturdays SoHo store.  My bf had read about them in GQ and insisted on picking up a bracelet while in NYC.  As we were choosing one, I thought to myself, “I like this for me.”   The brand has blown up in NYC, opened their own storefront on Crosby in SoHo, and even had a pop up airstream at Navy Beach, which is where I ran into them again.

Miansai Airstream Montauk Navy Beach

My friends and I browsed all of the pieces.  Prices for bracelets start at $55. So many options between the different color bands (leather, python, or rope), dipped metals (gold, rose gold, or silver), and clasps (hook, anchor, loop).  They give you the opportunity to mix in a little color to your everyday wrist wraps.

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I also love the bangles.  Substantial and heavy, they look good solo on your wrist or in your favorite group of bracelets.  Other accessories include a new line of watches (starting at $495) and canvas shoes called Saludos.

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In the end, my friends bought bracelets and I went with a gold anchor pendant on a sterling silver chain.  I haven’t taken it off since!

 Mary Rambin wearing Miansai

What I love about their designs is that they’re simple yet noteworthy.  They draw attention and respect without bling or a high price.

Shop on Miansai.com  and follow them on Instagram @Miansai.

Visit the store at 33 Crosby, NY NY.

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Peace, love, and music bring out the best in barely-there outfits.

April 15th, 2014 No Comments

For those of you unfamiliar with Coachella, it’s a two-weekend alternative music festival held outside Palm Springs, California.  Think Woodstock for hipsters as this chick would indicate.

Even though the music is alt, the attire is all-out hippie and natural.   Emphasis on natural.  If you look too good, you look like that chick that tried too hard.  And if you have on too many pieces, you’ll burn alive in the desert heat.

Usually, I’m a HUGE proponent of keep yourself covered and show off one “money-maker,” but since the bands rock out their fans in the heat of the desert it’s only fitting clothing is minimal.

Below are a few of the more tame looks (that’s right) we can learn from and incorporate into our spring wardrobes.

Julianne Hough Coachella 2014 (Photo by Michael Simon/Startraks)

Julianne Hough Coachella 2014 (Photo by Michael Simon/Startraks)

TRENDS:

  • Double denim
  • Cut-offs with pockets
  • Fringed cross-body bag
  • Flat ankle boots

Alessandra Ambrosio Coachella 2014 via StarStyle

TRENDS:

  • Bustier top
  • Middriff exposed
  • Matching top and bottom
  • Shorts + boot combo

Diane Kruger with Joshua Jackson and Jason Wu. Coachella 2014. Photo via STS/WEN

TRENDS:

  • Wide-brimed hat
  • Graphic tee
  • Inka + curt-off shorts
  • Shorts + Boot combo
  • Cross-body bag

Jared Leto Coachellla 2014 via JustJared

TRENDS:

  • Long hair
  • Loose fitting tank top
  • Patterned pants
  • Toned arms (just throwing that out there :))

Coachella 2014 style via Vogue

TRENDS:

  • Embroidery
  • Cut-off shorts
  • All white
  • See through
  • Cross-body bag

Coachella 2014 style via Vogue

TRENDS:

  • Patterned pants
  • Red
  • Cross-body bag

 

 

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Nice ass included!

January 21st, 2014 No Comments

Wood Underwear

I’ll be honest, it’s true, I’ve seen it with my own eyes.  Your man’s ass is gonna look better in these bad boys.  (Even saying that, I still couldn’t get anyone to pose for this post, so please excuse the stock photo!)

Wood sent over a stack of undies for my Gift Guide giveaway and for friends to test drive.  When I opened the box, I was instantly in love with them.  Made of soft yet seemingly supportive fabric (I hate saggy draws), their three styles come in an array of very manly jewel tones.

Wood Underwear Styles

I don’t know about you, but I like a man strutting his stuff in a little color.  The problem is there aren’t many sophisticated and colorful underwear on the market.  In terms of style, I think Wood undies are perfect!

Of course when it comes to something so personal, looks don’t matter as much, especially to men.  You’ll be happy to know that all of my boys sent back rave reviews.  They liked the fit so much they went online and bought more.  You can buy them in singles ($20 each) or a 3 pack ($55)

I’d say Wood is a Win for everyone :)

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Has Tom Ford hit the metrosexual man on the head? Or slapped him in the face?

November 19th, 2013 No Comments

TOM FORD for Men Skincare

My favorite fashion bad boy launched a line of skincare AND cosmetics for men this week.  He says:

“Fine grooming starts with the habit of looking closely at your face. Learn to see what your skin needs. Is it dry? Oily? Depleted and stressed? Take care of that with a few quick steps, then camouflage any imperfections. And, if you need it, use a bronzer to add a natural tint of color. These are things most men could easily do, but don’t.” —Tom Ford 

Easy is an interesting choice of words, don’t you think?

Most men I know don’t know the first thing about what their skin needs, let alone what to buy for it.  It seems like Mr. Ford is not only acknowledging that, but he’s criticizing the current state of skincare for men.  The products they’re using aren’t “[counteracting] the visible effects of fatigue that the modern man’s lifestyle of travel, late nights and outdoor sports has on the skin.”

Soon to be sold at Neiman Marcus, TOM FORD for Men Skincare with “anti-irritant properties” smooths out the wear and tear from late nights in St. Tropez, skiing in Aspen, and yachting the Virgin Islands. And the unassuming jet setter need not pick between products, simply buy one of each.  Brilliant!  If he can afford it.  Considering that a TF lipstick is $50, you shouldn’t be surprised a magic man concealer stick is $48.  (Men know they could simply get one from a women’s line for cheaper right…)

TOM FORD for Men Skincare

I can’t decide if I’m kidding or not.  As a girl who appreciates an older man for his looks, maturity, and metrosexual tendencies, I support TF in his concern for rejuvenating hygiene.  I’ll even go so far as to not cringe at the thought of a man wearing canceler.  But bronzer just goes to far, in my opinion.  Men don’t need makeup.  You’re handsome, just as you are.  You tell women this all the time.

There’s one more stroke of genius here.  Unlike most women’t products, TF Beauty NEVER claims the products are anti-aging!  In other words, we’re not dealing with your wrinkles.  Those life lessons are for keeps.  (You’ll still need botox for that.)

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That boy’s got style

October 15th, 2013 No Comments

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I had no idea John Varvatos has a Boy’s line of clothing.  Two actually: the regular JV and a more causal Star USA.

How handsome a kid would look in this outfit!

Parents, you think you could get your little dude decked out like this?  My friend Randall’s son Jake actually dresses like this (probably in this exact outfit) on a regular basis so I know it happens.

Only a few pieces are available online.  I’m guessing you can find more in department stores.  I snapped this photo in JV on Melrose where they offer the entire collection.

 

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