1. Carson Street Clothiers Critical Shopper

    CSCCS: Alliteration for the win. Stahted from a blog, now we here.

    All kidding aside, many, many thanks to anyone who has ever read NTB, even if your experience left a sour taste in your mouth. Truth be told, CSC would not exist if it weren’t for Tumblr, so you all made this possible. Thank you, thank you.

  2. carsonstreet:

    CSC’s Can’t Miss Spring Picks

    With Spring Equinox (March 20) and Carson Street’s official launch (March 9 for the uninitiated) just around the corner, we figured now’s probably the best time to drop some knowledge and give you a little preview of what we have in store (pun entirely intended). So, without further ado, here’s a glimpse of some of our favorite items we’ll have stocked for you this spring.  

    1. Emerald Green (Ovadia & Sons Emerald Washed English Cotton Chino $250) – Brighten up your spring with this number from twin tandem Ovadia & Sons. Paired best with muted colors, particularly washed oxfords or lightweight knits, the Emerald Washed English Cotton Chino will be your spring statement piece. Roll them up with a pair of trainers or pair it with your favorite suede derbies, the Emerald Chino is more versatile than you would image at first glance.
    2. Light Weight Linen Blend Knits (Inis Meaín Grey/Beige Mix Henley $450) – Every time the “what’s your favorite piece of the season” conversation arises here at CSC, someone is bound to mention the Mix Henley from Inis Meaín. And for good reason—it’s a stunner. The grey/beige mix results in a soft shade of plum, and the washed linen Donegal fabric provides excellent breathability despite its apparent heft. We recommend layering this lightweight knit over our own blue/yellow/red madras button down with a pair of our McCoy chinos ($165).
    3. Backpacks (Stone Mismo Backpack $550; Cognac WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Kastrup $525) – The backpack revolution continues, and Danish design firm Mismo and Canadian accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie lead the way. Their backpacks feature out of this world piece goods and accoutrements, from supple vegetable tanned bridle calf straps to the solid brass and nickel hooks and cinches. If that wasn’t enough, did we mention these go with pretty much every sportswear itemin your wardrobe? Yep, and we don’t even know what’s in your wardrobe.
    4. Printed Grenadines (Orley Fatigue/Dusty Pink Floral $195) – The downtown New York cool kids at Orley are taking menswear by storm, and their grenadine printed silk grenadines are have had us excited since their arrival. Imagine seeing these bad boys locked up in inventory all day and not being able to display them for mass consumption! But fret not; this item will jump to the top of your rotation soon enough.
    5. Safari Jackets (Valstar Grey Chambray Safari Jacket $440) – Could it be that society has reached a point where men are finally starting to understand the concept of spring layering?! We hope so! For your sake, of course. This cotton/polyester safari jacket from Valstar looks equally as good layered over a simple oxford cloth button down as it does over a cardigan, shirt and tie. Providing outstanding breathability, it will be your workhorse throughout the sunshine months.

    On the real, if you buy any three of these six items all your wildest dreams will come true.

  3. blueperk:

Kyle Anderson at Lincoln Center

Bet y’all wished NTB was still around when you saw this one.  GOTCHA, BITCHES!
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    blueperk:

    Kyle Anderson at Lincoln Center

    Bet y’all wished NTB was still around when you saw this one.  GOTCHA, BITCHES!

  4. On Merchandising and the Importance of Image Cultivation

    Remember when Richard Alpert visited John Locke, handed him six items and then asked “which already belongs to you”?  Yeah, well that has very little to do with the above image, but that shit gave me goose bumps.  What that image reminds me of, however, are those obnoxious "which one of the following three items doesn’t belong" tests administered by kindergarten teachers across the world.

    I mean, seriously?  Isaia, Balmain and…7 FOR ALL MANKIND…?!  Scanning this sale page is like taking a bad bitch home, pretty as fuck (Isaia), taking off her top to unveil an amazing set of hooters (Balmain), only to get down below and find out she has ass pimples or some other whack shit going on down there (you get the idea).

    Sorry, I just had to do it.  Long live NTB and all that jazz.

  5. Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself…

                        

    If living is truly the process of dying, then it must have been entirely clear from the get-go that Nice Try, Bro would eventually die, or at the very least evolve into something else (shouts to all the Hindus out there).  As many of you already know, I have been laboriously working on putting together a new business venture over the greater part of last year.  That being said, if any of y’all paid attention to your third grade English teachers and mastered your context clues, it should be readily apparent that I am writing this to announce the birth of that very venture.  So, without further ado, please welcome Carson Street Clothiers into your lives.

    Carson Street Clothiers will open spring 2013 at 63 Crosby Street (just below the southern corner of Spring Street) in SoHo.  The space will be 2000+ square feet of pure menswear goodness, and it’s Internet counterpart will feature a full-blown, dope as dope sauce e-shop.  We’ll dabble in the editorial world, too.

    As a third party multi-brand retailer, CSC intends to plug the gap that currently exists between classic menswear tailoring and streetwear.  Around 20% of CSC’s product will be its own private label which will include shirting, trousers, ties, squares and blazers.  We will also be offering made-to-measure suiting and provide in-house tailoring.  Yada yada yada #menswear.

    Nice Try, Bro will continue to live on in some respect, but as what…that much I haven’t yet figured out.  In the meantime, public apologies to the families of those caught up in my shit: it was never my intention to go hard on NTB maliciously.  I hope you realized that, in many ways, the blog was self-defacating in nature, and that a good part of it was educational, too.

    Until we open, please follow our progress on:

    It will be like #menswear reality TV but on the Internet.  I hope your head didn’t explode.

    Best regards,

    NTB

  6. lifewithbrandonlee:

Campaign: Ralph Lauren presents Denim & Supply - their “new approach to denim and sportswear.” Check out the full campaign here: http://bit.ly/RJvpDQ

He could be a farmer in those clothes.

    lifewithbrandonlee:

    Campaign: Ralph Lauren presents Denim & Supply - their “new approach to denim and sportswear.” Check out the full campaign here: http://bit.ly/RJvpDQ

    He could be a farmer in those clothes.

    (via brandon-dash-deactivated2013070)

  7. It doesn’t matter: right wing or left wing. You go in and you’re a hater – radio, cable, in print, whatever – you can get paid. And there’s a people who do that. And they go in, they don’t even believe half the stuff they say. … Capitalism drives that. There are people — Americans — who want to hear hate.
    Bill O’Reilly on why NTB is a popular style blog
  8. ascotsandpearls:

Check out our new blog post featuring Menswear!!
http://www.ascotsandpearls.com/blog/menswear-designer-spotlight-4j-couture/ http://www.ascotsandpearls.com/blog/menswear-designer-spotlight-4j-couture/

That bow tie would give Bruce Bowen a hard-on the size of Rhode Island.  Fucking thing looks like a helicopter propeller.  Apologies for being pedantic—I realize there’s a shit ton of “what in God’s name?!” is going on here—but this just makes me want to throw up.
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    ascotsandpearls:

    Check out our new blog post featuring Menswear!!

    http://www.ascotsandpearls.com/blog/menswear-designer-spotlight-4j-couture/ http://www.ascotsandpearls.com/blog/menswear-designer-spotlight-4j-couture/

    That bow tie would give Bruce Bowen a hard-on the size of Rhode Island.  Fucking thing looks like a helicopter propeller.  Apologies for being pedantic—I realize there’s a shit ton of “what in God’s name?!” is going on here—but this just makes me want to throw up.

  9. You’re good at being bad. You’re bad at being good.
    Andre 3000, “Pink Matter
  10. This is about as flattering as Philadelphia commissioning a statue of Rocky Balboa being knocked out by a no-name lightweight amateur.  Oh, Paris.

    This is about as flattering as Philadelphia commissioning a statue of Rocky Balboa being knocked out by a no-name lightweight amateur.  Oh, Paris.

  11. dresslikeklaine:

Forever 21 Elbow Patch Striped Sweater $20.90

You think that sweater is too big?  NAH SON: that model is a member of a rare super-species of Hominidae that can stretch his torso into any shape he desires.  The bacon-neck shirt that’s two sizes two big?  Don’t ask, I have no idea what the fuck is going on there.
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    dresslikeklaine:

    Forever 21 Elbow Patch Striped Sweater $20.90

    You think that sweater is too big?  NAH SON: that model is a member of a rare super-species of Hominidae that can stretch his torso into any shape he desires.  The bacon-neck shirt that’s two sizes two big?  Don’t ask, I have no idea what the fuck is going on there.

    (Source: )

  12. traitornewyork:

Acne bright blazer #nyfw

Apparently Ric Flair had a child with even more questionable taste than his own.  

    traitornewyork:

    Acne bright blazer #nyfw

    Apparently Ric Flair had a child with even more questionable taste than his own.  

  13. NICE DOUBLE-BREASTED SPANX, YOU FUCKING MORON.  ARE YOU FLEXING?!

    NICE DOUBLE-BREASTED SPANX, YOU FUCKING MORON.  ARE YOU FLEXING?!

    (Source: stylestation1)

  14. What did we learn from NYFW?  Three-quarter length farmer’s tans are the way to go for ss ‘13, NATCH.

    What did we learn from NYFW?  Three-quarter length farmer’s tans are the way to go for ss ‘13, NATCH.

  15. If New York City is the overachieving, successful second son, well then that must make London the disappointing first born with a drinking problem.