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

Treye's-Picks

[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.

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

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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.

Treye’s Picks January 2014: Navy Wrists And Supermodels

[1. Lived-In Slim Khaki, $24 at Gap, 2. Fossil Townsman Watch, $225 at Fossil, 3. Kenneth Wahlum's "Away," $0.99 at iTunes, 4. Double Breasted Jacket, $99 at H&M, 5. Nike Air Max Light Essential, $187.23 at Titolo]

[1. Lived-In Slim Khaki, $24 at Gap, 2. Fossil Townsman Watch, $225 at Fossil, 3. Kenneth Whalum III’s “Away,” $0.99 at iTunes, 4. Double Breasted Jacket, $99 at H&M, 5. Nike Air Max Light Essential, $187.23 at Titolo]

We’ve finally welcomed the New Year, ushering in the crisp temperatures of January with fresh resolutions, lots of layers and our favorite pea coats and fur-hooded parkas. But this month also marks my first batch of Treye’s Picks — a list of all my current obsessions each month. Below are just a few things you should check out this January: 

I’m listening to Kenneth Whalum III’s smooth track “Away,” the first single off his upcoming album “Through Hell & High Water.”  I’m wanting emerald green chinos like the Gap Lived-In Slim Khaki and the timeless Black Pine Nike Air Max Light Essential I’m needing H&M’s leather and wool Double Breasted Jacket. I’m splurging on the Fossil Townsman Watch. And my favorite January cover girls are the gorgeous Cara Delevingne for Vogue UK and the stunning Joan Smalls covering Elle.

Editor’s Note: The Reawakening

TreyePicThis last year has been such an amazing journey.

I moved to the city of my dreams, traveled across the country, reconnected with lost friends and witnessed myself dream bigger than I ever knew I could.

But still I felt something was missing.

Through the hustle of the New York City streets and piercing screeches of rocky subway cars, I continually found myself captured by the effortless style I witnessed each day.

Be it the urban rocker on the 3 train,  impeccably layered in a moody leather jacket tossed over a waistcoat and midnight blue tie … Or the edgy prep, pairing his grey Air Jordans with a timeless layer of double denim …

I couldn’t deny my growing urge to once again share my passion for fearless style and the numerous ways any man can define his unique style personality. And with that, Treyematic was rebirth as my space to offer my menswear perspective, share fashion inspirations, highlight emerging trends in entertainment and celebrate the new class of creatives making their mark on the industry.

Menswear is a versatile game played effortlessly by fashion enthusiasts around the world, and I’m so excited to add my voice to the growing conversation. I hope you enjoy the words and images I share and find inspiration to continue shaping your own style identity.

Let’s live Bold. Let’s dress Smart.

Treye Green
Creator and Founder of Treyematic