The Classics



Images by Ashely Corbin-Teich

I first considered re-launching my blog ahead of a shoot I did with photographer Ashley Corbin-Teich. That day, I styled myself and wanted my look to be simple and focused on classic menswear pieces every guy should own. I ultimately settled on a yellow oxford under a denim jacket, khakis and a cream pair of canvas Chuck Taylor sneakers.

The look was truly timeless, and it reminded me of the simplicity that accompanies so many of our go-to menswear items. This look inspired the rebirth of Treyematic, so I felt it only right that it be my first outfit featured on the blog.


Treye’s Picks February 2014: A Little Red And The Golden Girl


[1. Fred Perry Classic Canvas Backpack, $122 at ASOS. 2. Jack Spade Townsman Watch, $298 at Nordstrom, 3. Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $225 at J.Crew, 4. Nike Air Max 1 Premium, $110 at Nike, 5. Rhodia Webnotebook, $17 at JetPens]

February is the month of love — or utter annoyance for those less concerned with the commercial trap that is Valentine’s Day. Nonetheless, I decided to theme my picks for the month in the color of the season – Red. I am aware this post is pushing close to two months behind. But I just had to share my picks from the past month. And whether you were a Valentine’s Day hater or lover this year, I’m sure there’s at least one item below that will warm you heart.

I’m wanting Fred Perry’s Canvas Backpack. I’m needing Jack Spade’s Townsman watch.  I’m splurging on the Nike Air Max 1 Light Crimson kicks . I’m writing in Rhodia’s red Webnotebook. And my favorite February cover girls are the stunning Kate Upton for V Magazine and the gorgeous, Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o for W Magazine.

The Five Best Menswear Pieces To Buy During End-Of-Winter Sales


Image Credit: Flickr/Robert Sheie

The first major sales of the New Year may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still score great deals on what’s left of retailers’ winter merchandise.

Stores are continuing to clear sales floor space for polos, light-weight khakis and all things spring. And lucky for us, that menswear overhaul means guaranteed discounts on items like that peacoat you’ve been eyeing all season or those Chelsea boots that didn’t quite make it under the Christmas tree.

To help guide you as you sift through the quickly depleting sale racks at your favorite stores and online retailers, below I’ve gathered five key items to snag now. Click on the images for details on how and where to score the best deals.

* Here are two final tips:

1. Consider making a list of items you are looking for ahead of your shopping trip. This will keep your search focused on the pieces you know you want to add to your wardrobe, saving you time and energy as you look.

2. Remember to be patient when it comes to tackling the sale racks. Sizes and colors may be limited with most items, but that’s no excuse to give up. If you’re willing to take your time while browsing, you will likely find some standout additions to your winter wardrobe.