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Linen-Silk Bedford Sport Coat
Polo Ralph Lauren
Sold by: Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren’s classic fit black and cream herringbone sport coat is sure to become your summer favorite. The Italian linen and silk blend is the perfect weight for the warmer weather, and dresses up and down with ease. For a business meeting, pair it with you favorite charcoal wool dress pants, a crisp blue dress shirt and black silk knit tie. For a casual look, wear it with jeans and a white knit shirt or washed blue oxford button down. The herringbone is a timeless look that will simply never go out of style.
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02/10/2015

Black & White: The Perfect Yin & Yang Color Combination

We know reading about the importance of black and white style may seem unnecessary, so let’s just get down to it. There’s never a time when black and white clothing are “out” of style, but there are definitely times when they are truly “in”. And that’s where we are today. The crisp non-color contrast was important this past fall, is still in full swing all winter, and continues to go strong all through the spring. And that is more than fine by us. It’s a combination that can be dapper for a night out, polished for a day at the office, and rugged for a weekend of casual fun. It also gives us an opportunity to play with touches of grey – after all, that’s just a mix of black and white. You’ll know never go wrong investing in any pieces this timeless, and you’ll feel as appropriate in them today as you will in the months to come.

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BOSS Hugo Boss - Slim-Fit Checked Dress Shirt
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Slim-Fit Checked Dress Shirt
Slim-Fit Checked Dress Shirt
BOSS Hugo Boss
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Bring a pop of graphic black and white to your basic black suit or sport coat with this Hugo Boss contemporary fit shirt. Because the stripes are so close together, you can also treat the shirt as if it were a solid and pair it with a larger patterned sport coat. A monotone tie brings out the white in the shirt for a crisp spring and summer look.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sweaters/cotton/PRDOVR~C0249/C0249.jsp
J. Crew - Marled Cotton Shawl-collar Cardigan
This marled black and white J. Crew sweater is made of a chunky cotton, making it an ideal statement sweater that is also endlessly versatile and practical. You can certainly wear it casually with a simple white t-shirt and broken-in jeans. And for a more fashion forward take for a spring evening, pair it with a white jeans and charcoal t-shirt. You can even dress it up with a dark wash jeans, a blue oxford button up, and a black knit tie. See what we mean about the versatility? And in J. Crew’s modern fit, it looks great on every gent.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=56541786
Polo Ralph Lauren - Cotton-Blend Cricket Sweater
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Cotton-Blend Cricket Sweater
Cotton-Blend Cricket Sweater
Polo Ralph Lauren
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A tennis sweater from Polo Ralph Lauren is the classic black and white statement. We love to incorporate some straightforward preppy into our wardrobes, especially in the spring where we can play with color and sporty “club” looks. Wear it with white pants and white polo knit for a crisp and dapper look. It also looks great with tan or stone color cotton shorts or medium wash jeans, with a t-shirt to play down the preppy and play up the simple style.
http://www.jmclaughlin.com/gramercy-linen-classic-fit.html
J. McLaughlin - Gramercy Linen Classic Fit Shirt
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J. McLaughlin - Gramercy Linen Classic Fit Shirt
Gramercy Linen Classic Fit Shirt
J. McLaughlin
Sold by: J. McLaughlin

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A white button up shirt is a key component of this season’s look. It is sharp and simple with black and can be worn countless ways. We will be highlighting several throughout the week, and this classic fit 100% linen from J.McLaughlin is one of our favorites. The classic warm weather fabric and modern looking soft spread collar is both dressy and casual in its versatility. It dresses up under a sport coat, yet still has a casual feel that looks great on it’s own with jeans or shorts.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Robert-Graham-Cutter-Houndstooth-Plaid-Sport-Shirt-Black/prod177030423_cat21150732__/p.prod
Robert Graham - Cutter Houndstooth Plaid Sport Shirt
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Robert Graham - Cutter Houndstooth Plaid Sport Shirt
Cutter Houndstooth Plaid Sport Shirt
Robert Graham
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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Robert Graham does pattern like no other, so it’s no surprise that we found an amazing black and white check pattern from this season’s line. The touches of pale purple, that are also in the iconic contrasting cuffs and trim, add to the interest and bring in just enough spring color. It looks great with dark wash jeans or khaki’s in the spring. Come summer, it will look so crisp and fresh with a pair of white cotton pants or even white shorts.
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Cole Haan - Lunargrand Longwing Brogues
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Cole Haan - Lunargrand Longwing Brogues
Lunargrand Longwing Brogues
Cole Haan
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Adding a white sole has become a trend for spring shoes that is such a stylishly subtle way to update your look. We are big fans. And it’s one of our favorite ways to freshen up a classic pair of black shoes, like these Cole Haan brogues. The timeless calfskin upper is matched with a white Nike Lunarlon sole that makes these shoes durable and ever so comfortable. Wear them to the office with khaki’s and a casual sport coat. Or wear them with your jeans – in any setting. They’ll become your go-to shoe.
 

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