The Frye Company's Modern Icon Collection

The Frye Company introduces The Modern Icon Collection featuring six different staple styles for both men and women all inspired by Frye's heritage boot designs. Anyone that is familiar with the Frye Company and their all-American staple boots and leather goods knows that anything that Frye's releases is a winner! This collection is pretty exciting in itself because it strategically crafted merging modernity and classic Frye quality artisanship all in one! The Modern Icon Collection is a salute to iconic personalities incorporating modern details using a conglomerate of leathers, suede and other distressed colors. Of the 12 different men and women's shoes that make up this exciting collection, you will find the following:

Men’s
The Chris Inside Zip Campus
The Weston Cross Strap Harness
The Brayden Engineer
The Jet Inside-Zip
The Weston Roper
The Brayden Lace Up

Women’s
The Cara Campus
The Natalie Engineer
The Dara Harness Chelsea
The Julie Shield
The Jenny Jet Chelsea
The Shane Western

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Just recently, the flagship Atlanta Store at Ponce City Market was pleased to have Actress Lauren Cohan from "The Walking Dead" and Caren West PR host a private preview event of this collection to formally launch it in the store.  Check out the video from the collection and images below.

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The Frye Company is located locally at The Ponce City Market at 75 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308, Ste. #E178. For more information, call 404.685.FRYE (3793) or visit www.thefryecompany.com. to view this collection and more.

Respectfully Clothing NYC

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Trending pretty heavily on most social media platforms is this wave of street style and urban fashion. Anyone who follows fashion in the world of social media i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., would agree that street style is a predominant aesthetic making its way back to the runway with a vengeance. Street Style has actually been on the scene from as far back as the 50s during the hippy and punk rocker eras. Progressively, we began to notice street fashions re-emerge during the early hip hop music crave and to-date, can be seen worn by several celebrities such as Kanye, Nick Wooster or David Gandy. With that being said, it is my pleasure to introduce our readers to a very cool ready-to-wear street brand known as Respectfully Clothing NYC.

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Respectfully Clothing stands out among the rest as high quality, versatile and comfortable urban wear for men available online via www.respectfullyclothing.com. For someone like myself who has more of a classic modern aesthetic, I find that sometimes, venturing into street fashion seems to add a certain pizzazz to classic styles. For example, sometimes just adding one or two subtle classic pieces to an urban look, can make a world of difference. Hence, what we call "urban classic style." Check out this simple look of me in this Grey Joe Louis Classic T paired with some tethered blue jeans, Puma high-tops, a simple fitted vest and an all-black pork pie hat. Just goes to show that not all urban style is what people may typically imagine; as oversized and intended solely for people in pop culture. But, these looks can also be pulled off as versatile addendums to the more conservative forms of style adding personality to the overall look.

Additional Features of the Joe Louis Classic T:

Features a half-tone styled graphic of boxing champ Joe Louis

Streamlined tailoring and a hint of stretch ensures an easy, perfect fit

Tagless for added comfort

Regular fit

Machine Washable

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Be sure to check out these other cool new arrivals to Respectfully Clothing on their site. Follow their style journey via Instagram @respectfullyclothing or Tumblr via http://respectfullyclothing.tumblr.com/.

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A SUMMER SUIT GUIDE FOR MEN

Have you ever pulled out your favorite suit to wear when it was blazing hot outside only to realize after drenching the suit in sweat that this may just be the wrong suit to wear this time of year? Truth is, most of us men have experienced this whether it be at a summer wedding, during a business meeting held in the summer or perhaps at a dapper summer party.

Now that the weather has seriously warmed up, it is important for the style-conscious gentleman to pay just as much attention to what he wears now as he would during colder seasons. And plus, with it being so hot and sometimes unbearably humid in certain areas of the country, it's easy to become slack in maintaining season-appropriate personal style. But fret not, I've got that #SummerSuit guide for you brothers who want to do it right!

The key to staying stylish and cool at the same time is to first understand the difference between what suits would be considered appropriate for summer and which are more appropriate for the cooler months. For example, when it's hot out, the idea is to have a suit made of linen or cotton as opposed to suits that are designed to keep you warm like tweed, cashmere or wool suits. You want to be sure to have a suit that is both cool and light-weight; with plenty of ventilation to keep you comfortable and confident. In fact, comfortable, cool and confident is what we want to go for gentlemen! Let's check out a few of my preferred suit types I'd recommend for the summer...

THE LINEN SUIT

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So my disclaimer about linen suits before I get into this is to admit that I'm not by far a huge fan of linen anything. As most people feel about linen, I just can't stand the fact that it wrinkles so easily and not to mention the fact that I am utterly terrorized by the memory of men wearing those two-piece linen suits in the bright colors. And yea, I was one of them, but I got delivered! Now, linen suits are definitely cool and light-weight, which make them the iconic choice for summer suit wear. On the other hand, I would suggest that if you want to wear one of these material suits and are concerned about it becoming a distraction for being overly wrinkled, that you seek for a linen blend suit which may include wool or cotton. This is particularly the right direction to take if you choose to wear it for work which will give it a fuller look overall.

THE SEERSUCKER SUIT

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My first pair of seersuckers were a pair of Polo Ralph Lauren's I got on sale at Dillard's and still wear proudly to this day! Seersucker is a very distinguished material, which is light-weight and yet commands a certain respect when put together right. Seersucker is such a staple item to own that it makes for the perfect shell to pair with a simple white button down Oxford shirt and nice pair of brogues, monk-straps or loafers. Likewise, you will often see more daring men versed in fashiondom wear seersucker with a pair of chucks or low-top all-white or khaki sneakers. When I see gents decked in seersucker suits, it reminds me of guys and gals dressed up for the Kentucky Derby or some elegant outdoor summer party.

THE COTTON SUIT

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Cotton suits are one of the most common suits that men can wear both during the summer seasons as well as the cooler seasons depending on its lining interior. Cotton is a great material for air ventilation and conforms just right on the body. Another thing that I won't spend a lot of time on for this post is the fact that you can get away with wearing more adventurous colors during the summer. As with cotton suits, it's a great idea to step out the box and choose a lighter color such as grey, light blue or pastel shade for starters. And when you've mastered that, give a try to wearing a more vibrant color like red, green, etc.

THE SHORTS SUIT

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The last suit selection that I wish to cover is this big trend in shorts suits. If you want to pull this off, you've got to come correct. First, it is important that the suit coat be a tailored and fit as to not look like an experiment gone wrong. The sleeves are to be long just as it would be on a two-piece pants suit. The only difference is, the shorts are supposed to be hemmed just above the knee. Anything else, is a definite fail.

So, if you want to try wearing a shorts suit for the first time, I would definitely recommend looking at some other images of men in this look as seen marketed in upscale men's magazines or runway shows.

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In conjunction with the run-down of different summer suits I've mentioned, there are several others out there that time will not permit me to delve into right now. I do recommend however, that you also check out my article on fashionado.net about going sockless in the summer entitled Socks or Not?  as this is the perfect opportunity to do so to top off your summer suit ensemble. Again, in fashion, it is always a matter of doing things the right way the reason educating oneself on the subject is most important.

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