Manly Mondays- His & Her’s Plaid

His & Hers Plaid

Hi All,

Mr. RC here again for another edition of “Manly Mondays”. Now as the saying goes “behind every good man, there is a better woman,” and with today’s post that couldn’t be more of the truth. I have called in the reserves (aka the Mrs.) for some assistance on styling his and her’s plaid.

Now I remember that I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing plaid, especially with some of the color schemes of the yester-years of the ‘70s and ‘80s (sorry old couch). But now, plaid, or really any checkered pattern, is a great way to add a pattern pop to any outfit. Take a look at some of the ways we’ve both worn plaid-

plaid for a man

Plaid Scarf // Plaid Shirt

plaid for a woman

Outfit 1 // Outfit 2 // Outfit 3  // Outfit 4

As you can see from the above pictures, the Mrs. and I have featured plenty of plaid looks on le Blog before. Just in case that wasn’t enough his and her’s plaid inspiration, though, check out the style guide below to see some other ways you can incorporate the plaid trend into your outfit, whether you’re a guy or a girl.

His & Hers Plaid

 His- J.Crew Jacket // Urban Outfitters Tie // Brooks Brothers Shirt// Nike Shoes

Hers- Lands’ End Headband // Target Coat // Lands’ End Skirt // Sperry Loafers

Are you and your man fans of plaid? What’s your favorite way to wear it? We’d love to know!

Manly Mondays-Men’s Fashion Trends for Fall 2013

Men's Fashion Trends for Fall 2013

Camo Pants (Paige Denim)//Camo Shoes (Prada)//Scarf (Moncler)//Skull Crewneck (H&M)//Burgundy Crewneck (Diamond Supply Co.)//Backpack (ASOS)//Cork Shoes (Nike)

Ladies and gents, I have finally convinced Mr. Runway Chef to contribute to the blog on the regular and I could not be more excited! As part of the continued effort to expand and grow my content, I am pleased to say ‘Manly Mondays’ will be happening once a month. Mr. RC will be writing about all sorts of manly things (although not too manly I hope) and he’s kicking it off this month by discussing men’s fashion trends for fall 2013.


Well my fellow readers, it looks like the writing reigns have been passed on to the Mr. for the start of the week, at least for now since the Mrs. is still coming down from the weekend.

That being said I think the Gents (or least those of the ladies who frequent here) need some love and may want know what upcoming trends in fashion the fall of 2013 will bring us. Let’s check it out…

Camo//This is not the same camo that you had purchased from Old Navy a few years back. Designers are looking to incorporate this transcendent print in a multitude of ways with pants being the more traditional route to something a little more outlandish, like the shoes seen below.

Crewneck Sweatshirts//The “Fashion Gods”are finally listening, hopefully, that people want to wear something fashionable and trendy and be COMFORTABLE!!! Enter the crewneck sweatshirt… Pair with a pair of jeans for a more casual look or for those colder nights out on the town pair under a blazer.

Statement Scarves//Though I’m not quite ready to completely get the cold-weather gear out and dusted off, winter weather and temperatures will be here soon enough. Get ahead of the game and get yourself a statement scarf. Bold colors, prints and knits will lead the way and will definitely turn heads when walking outside.

Burgundy//Burgundy seems to be one of the favored colors for the fall and is a nice change of pace from your typical black and white color scales.

Cork//This may be a bit more difficult to pull off but if you got it, flaunt it. Cork accessories or shoes can add a touch of class to a casual outfit…more Veuve please!


So with Fall 2013 rapidly approaching, I have to ask, ladies what trends would you like to see your man wear?

Mr. RC

The Dapper Man for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day outfits for men

Shirt: Brooks Brothers  Coat: Old Navy  Jeans: Old Navy  Sweater: Express  Shoes: Mercanti Fiorentini via DSW Shoes  Glasses: Giorgio Armani

Valentine's day outfits for men

Hi All,

Figured we could give the lady a three-day weekend from posting and give the gents some love with this post. Key word from that sentence would be “Love”…

With Valentine’s Day creeping up very quickly, I figured that it would be the ideal time to share a good outfit for us gents to impress our ladies for a night out on the town. With that being said, I would like to stress that whether you are keeping it a relaxed night in or a great night out, feel comfortable in what you are wearing and show that confidence that will make your date say “yes” to that second date.

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