Ask An Expert: 2014’s Trends With Staying Power

Ask An Expert: 2014’s Trends With Staying Power

There’s more to fashion than what is “in” right now; what is going to be “in” for quite some time? Frederick J. Goodall of Mocha Man Style is here to help us find out how the men in our lives can achieve their favorite looks for everyday casual to work to stepping out on the town.

Frederick J. Goodall
Mocha Man Style 
Houston, TX

Frederick J. Goodall is the editor and publisher to the men’s lifestyle site, Mocha Man Style, which covers fashion, grooming, travel and cars. Goodall is also a member of the DETAILS Network of fashion bloggers and was a featured blogger/stylist on the GQ/Glamour Lookbook Live Tour.

Don’t Underestimate the Power Suit 

Every man should have at least one good navy suit in his closet. It is appropriate to wear on most occasions and at a events. A navy suit is versatile and can be styled in many different ways by adding different shirts, ties and accessories. You can even break up the suit and wear the jacket and pants separately to create totally new looks. Suit Supply (2601 Westheimer RD, Suite C-220, Houston TX) has a great selection of stylish, well-made suits at prices that won’t break the bank.

Learn How to Tie that Tie 

Bow ties have come “back” into style and add a touch of class to any outfit. McQueens Custom Tailor Shoes & Accessories (4402 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX) has a great selection of unique bow ties. Best of all, the owner will help you to match ties to your outfits and teach you how to tie a bow tie.

Cowboy Up 

You don’t have to keep your boots in storage until rodeo season rolls around. You can wear them anytime. They work well with jeans or a suit. Cowboy boots come is a variety of styles and skins. Cavender Boot City (various locations around Houston) has a huge selection of cowboy boots. Lucchese makes some of the finest, most comfortable boots in the market.

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Bomber Jackets

Bomber jackets are classic. Not only are they stylish, but they are also functional with deep pockets and warm linings. His current favorite is the Kerrigan Bomber from Billy Reid (2702 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098). It is made from soft temper lambskin leather and accented by a removable hood with contrast shearling lining. He also likes that it’s made in the U.S.A.

Shirts that Fit to a “T” 

T-shirts are a requirement during summer in Houston, but they are also staples for winter and fall. T-shirts are great for layering. They also give your outfits a more casual feel. He recommends Bufflalo Exchange (1618 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006) to find quirky shirts as well as classics.

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