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SILVERFLY Sundays – Fall Casual Closet Update

This SILVERFLY Sunday we chat about updating your closet for the fall.  Sid Mashburn once said, “Guys don’t need a lot of choices, they need the right choice.”  

SILVERFLY is here to help you make the right choice.  It’s that time of year when fall creeps in and you can feel the cool air finding its way through our end of summer Charlotte sky.  This is the perfect time to update your closet with some key new casual items for work, hanging out or going out.  Let’s keep it simple and break it down in three’s. 

  1. Denim – New pair of denim in a new color or a different cut
  2. Shirt – New casual button up that can be used for work or for play
  3. Layer – New layering item, like a vest or casual blazer

For the denim, go for a new color or a new fit.  At SILVERFLY we’ve always loved the Joe’s Straight and Narrow fit.  It’s relaxed enough in the waste and thighs but still tapers.  Go for a color that you can use on casual Friday’s and the denim will double for happy hour.

Sunday Suggestion: Joe’s Jeans Brixton in Kavell $189

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For the casual button up, why not add a twist?, some built in neckwear or a pocket square.  Our new shirts form Scotch & Soda can be fun for work and play.

Sunday Suggestion:  Scotch & Soda Bow Tie Shirt $105

scotch&sodabowtieshirtTo layer properly, make sure it’s something that takes the casual look up a notch.  The perfect items are a vest or blazer.  For vests, quilted are pretty popular right now, and you can’t go wrong with a neutral color like black or grey, but can also have some fun with royal blue.    For blazers, remember its fall, but keep it casual with cotton in a neutral, or a pop of color, like red or better yet add a pocket square.  The Scotch & Soda Blazer has it’s own.

Sunday Suggestion:  Scotch & Soda Quilted Blazer – Night $215

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Don’t forget to line up your socks and shoes with what you are wearing.  We will hit on those next week.

Call or e-mail us for personal style services, we are here to help.

980-819-7216

style@silverflybrands.com

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Enjoy your coffee, bagel or brunch!


The Refined Gent is Worth a Look

H.E.Fashion blogging as it stands has many contenders, and sifting out the great ones is not always easy.  SILVERFLY can solve your “go-to” question…we recommend The Refined Gent.  Founder Robert Solis has made his blog and social media presence a quick success, with succinct, direct and timely posts regarding the latest looks that are trending, the “need to knows”, and some general guidelines for finding a style that works for you, including great brand recommendations.   The Refined Gent has grown a large following and is now beginning to establish collaborations with major labels.    Look for festive sneak peaks, collection reviews and backstage access to fashion events.  Great looks, solid advice and a bit of fun.  Check it out, then stop by SIVLERFLY and get “refined”.

@The Refined Gent : Facebook

@refinedgent  : Instagram

@gentrefined : Twitter

www.therefinedgent.com


It’s Easy to Get Happy with Happy Socks

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It’s easy to get “Happy” by adding a small splash of color to your style without going overboard.  Happy Socks and other brands have made their splash in men’s fashion and the trend is still strong.  Enjoy it.  Why not add some rainbow colors to your khaki or grey pants?  Why not splash some color in with that more conservative business casual look OR add some fire to your night out.  At $12 a pair (plus 40% OFF with Sale)?  It’s the most affordable way to add some “up” to your style.  Try some of these patterns and we guarantee you will get compliments:

  1. Colorful stripes
  2. Leopard
  3. Pink Polka dots
  4. Reverse Giraffe
  5. Anything with Orange

The key is to make sure it’s a pop of color which accentuates what you are wearing ,even if the contrast ads that eye catching touch.  Try it, you will not regret it.  40% Off through August 8th.

Try your pair today, many styles to choose from.

http://shop.silverflybrands.com/search/results?q=socks

 


What Brand Would You Like to See at SILVERFLY?

 

SILVERFLY is looking to bring new brands to the store and we are looking for your feedback!  Our customers are our best source of research.  Let us know what you think.

Use the survey below to choose your favorite among the list and share on Facebook and Twitter.

Make a comment about your vote in “Comments” and be entered to win a $25 Gift Card!

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5 Stylish Faves for Father’s Day Gifts – 30% OFF

30% OFF Storewide – Use Code SFDAD at Checkout

Father's Day GiftsLet’s face it, today’s dad’s are taking on the world with a slightly different approach than their fathers did.  The new age of social media and 24 hour, non-stop to-do lists make being focused, relative and on top of the trends, a must to keep the kids thinking he’s a “cool” dad.  Style has made its way into the list.  Today’s dads are definitely upping their fashion game. Nothing beats a compliment from a kid’s friend that their dad is so well dressed.   For this year’s father’s day gifts, help him out with a little style from SILVERFLY that will easily make the kids think, he is king of the world.

Fred Perry Weekend BagFred Perry Weekender Bag – $96.00

Off to the beach, Dad will look like the cool kid on the block with this sleek weekender bag from Fred Perry.  Confidence in white and totally cool.

Fred Perry Summer Striped ShoesFred Perry Striped Slip-Ons – $75.00

Still going to the beach?  How about dad showing off his look with these stripped slip-ons from Fred Perry?  Great with shorts but not socks! :)

Shwood Louisville Slugger SunglassesShwood Louisville Slugger Special Edition Sunglasses – $495.00

What better way to surprise him than with sunglasses made from the wood of a recycled Louisville Slugger baseball bat?  These limited release sunglasses are one of a kind and come complete with an awesome collector’s case and branded half Louisville Slugger bat.  Style for the house and for him.  A one of a kind set of sunglasses like this will sure to be the talk of the barbecue. Only 200 made.

Penguind Striped ShortsPenguin Pin Striped Shorts – $79.00

We LOVE these Penguin pin-striped shorts…fitted, durable, and lightweight.   They are neutral but full of style and can be worn with almost anything.  A must have in the summer wardrobe.  Combine with those Fred Perry slip-ons and a nice polo…dad’s got this.

7 Diamonds Floral Print Short Sleeve Shirt7 Diamonds Print Short Sleeve Button Up $79.00

Never let it be said the print shirt is dead.  Florals and patterns are big this season in men’s fashion and nothing does it better than this comfortable short sleeve button up from 7 Diamonds.   Comfort for him, while still looking sharp.

Shop these items at http://shop.silverflybrands.com/search/results?q=Dad for your Father’s Day Gifts – use Code SFDAD at checkout.

www.fredperry.com

www.originalpenguin.com

www.7diamonds.com

www.shwoodshop.com

 


Are You Looking for That “Aha” Piece in Your Wardrobe

What is your idea of the perfect combination of trend, edge and style in your wardrobe?  It’s a personal thing for most.  Seeking those items in your wardrobe that work well in “combo” with other things you have, is something that happens as an “aha” moment, when you see it.  At SILVERFLY we are big supporters of blending…brands, trends, colors, price points, mix it up.sand logo wardrobe

We recently began carrying a line called “Sand” from Copenhagen.  This collection definitively has pieces that will give you that “aha” moment.  Made with amazing Italian fabrics, hand selected by the designers and crafted in Italy and Portugal, the pieces in this collection are a creative blend of classic and quirky.  Well fitted and completely comfortable.  They combine the coolness of Scandinavia with the charm of southern Europe.

From their Website – “SAND is a lifestyle concept, and their costumers appreciate fashion that is balanced between fabrics and fittings, style and comfort.”

The brand has been discovered by celebrities as well, with Neil Patrick Harris and Tobey Maguire showing off their wares, among others.

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Are you in the market for a warm weather blazer?  The selection of Blazers from Sand is a perfect piece to blend with other items in your wardrobe.  Cool colors and trending fit…you will look good.  Don’t be afraid to be bold with color or pattern and shake it up.

Sand Copenhagen Blazer Wardrobe

Sand Copenhagen Blazer

Three things will happen:

  1. You will look fantastic
  2. You will feel confident and comfortable
  3. You will have a piece of clothing that is a permanent part of your life

Our inspiration is to create favorite pieces of clothes, that you can practically move into, are easy to live with and hard to get rid of. The different parts are relaxed and comfortable, but at the same time they ooze of karma” – Creative Director Soren Sand.

 

Stop by SILVERFLY today to “aha” Sand Copenhagen into your life.

Check out their website at http://sand.dk

Shop in store or online at http://shop.silverflybrands.com

 

 


Wood is Good – Yes Stylish Underwear Made from Wood

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The wood movement in men’s fashion has changed the way we look at the use of the material for fashion.  Watches, glasses, jewelery, and now underwear?  Have you ever thought that wearing beech wood underwear would bring ultra comfort?  SILVERFLY is now carrying a new line of underwear and undershirts for men…Wood.  Yes Wood, and we agree…Wood is Good.

The company founded in 2012 in California has focused on bringing super comfortable, well designed underwear to men.  The collection includes hip, boxer and bike briefs, as well as t-shirts in a great selection of colors from the signature Wood Orange to the sea–like Hermosa Blue.  We think you as our customer will appreciate the simple design and extreme comfort.

What Are They Made Of? – Wood’s signature fabric is a blend of 48% beech tree cellulose, 48% cotton and 4% elastane. The brief has a soft feel with a combed fabric for incredible comfort.

How Do They Fit? – Form fitting in both the brief and boxer/bike brief with just the right cut around the leg opening for a stylish and clean feel.  The t-shirts are equally well designed with a fitted cut around the sleeve and a rounded v-neck opening.  Both comfortable and fitted, they can be used as an undershirt or paired with jeans or shorts for simple, but trending look.

When to Wear Them? – For work, for the gym and yes, for a night out.  The comfort will be there for you when you need it and the design, both color and fit, will be there for you when you need to show it off.

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Is it time for you to update your underwear draw and toss out those stale white t-shirts that may not be so white anymore?  Give Wood a try.  Underwear $20 and t-shirts $30.

You can pick them up in store at the Metropolitan in Charlotte or go online http://shop.silverflybrands.com/underwear  and Use code BFLY for 5% off your online purchase.

Also check out the company at www.woodunderwear.com for more information.

 

 

 


Civic Duty – Conspire to Inspire – Trunk Show April 11th and 12th

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Over a year ago when Fidel and I first opened SILVERFLY we were looking for a shoe line that would catch some attention.  A call from a family member in NY quickly solved our problem.  We were introduced to Civic Duty shoes, and did not hesitate to make the call and get the product in the store.

Made from Tyvek, the material better known for construction or FedEx envelopes, Civic Duty shoes are unique, colorful, durable, and waterproof.   They are affordable as well, retailing for $54 to $59 dollars. They catch the eye of every new customer who walks into SILVERFLY, and almost everyone wants to buy a pair.   They look great with denim, shorts and yes, even with more formal wear.  SILVERFLY sold a set of the “Consideration” collection to a wedding party for use with their khakis and bowties,  and as you can see…they looked awesome!

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Designer Steven Weinreb, started the company in 2009, after getting the inspiration from a Tyvek shoe bag used to package a travel shoe his company had developed. He felt the material was durable and good to work with it.  A year later Civic Duty was born with 5 core pieces and a series of collection items, adding designer touches.  Hightops, slip-ons, lace-ups and more, the shoes are versatile in every way and completely comfortable.  SILVERFLY has had huge success with the brand and continues to carry a wide selection.  Check them out at http://shop.silverflybrands.com/shoes-shoes.   I have three pairs and wear them all the time.

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We love Civic Duty so much, we have invited Steven to come to Charlotte and do a trunk show at SILVERFLY on April 11th and 12th.  We are extremely excited to host Steven and look forward to the event.  Be on the lookout for more details in the coming weeks.  Ladies, all is not lost,  Civic Duty comes in women’s sizes and Steven will be bringing the women’s collection as well.

Do you have your pair of Civic’s yet?  If not, plan on coming to SILVERFLY on April 11th and 12th, meet the designer and walk out with what will become one of your favorite pair of shoes.

For more information check out their website at www.civicdutyshoes.com

 


Spring. Style. Made. Simple. vince.

1607124_10151996552283149_608412286_nHow do you look great while keeping it simple? Well if you have met me, you know that I am always raving about one of SILVERFLY’s core brands, Vince (www.vince.com).  The draw with this brand is the elegant simplicity of the design, the amazing color selection, and the quality of the pieces in each collection.  Vince gives you the ability to look dressed up, while not actually doing so.  The Spring 2014 collection falls right in line, and we will have it on the floor this week at SILVERFLY.  I trust that many of our customers will find that this collection is the perfect way to balance trend with refinement.  Here are three of my favorite pieces. Swing by or check it out online to get your first pick.  Get to the selection on our new Featured Brand page and tell us what your favorite item is.  Remember loyal BLFY customers get 5% OFF with Promo Code “BFLY”,

The Ribbed Shawl Collar Cardigan $325vn_mens_spring14_look02_medium

100% cotton and full of texture, this piece will up that casual weekend look or put the finishing touches on any night out with denim.  Can’t you hear the compliments you will get for an early spring night out in Uptown?

The Double Lined Hoodie – $150

vince-double-layer-hoodie-r7269Slub cotton makes this hoodie perfectly comfortable, the color combo and cut makes it the perfect fit.  You will look good in this, I don’t even have to ask.  Pair it up with denim, shorts or Chinos, and you have the stylish way to run some errands.  What would you pair it with? What about layering?

Leather Hooded Reversible Jacket – $1095

vn_mens_spring14_look18_mediumThis is my absolute favorite piece. A twist on the classic leather jacket, it’s a great show piece and can be worn with almost anything.  It has a nylon interior and is fully reversible….if you are not in the leather mood.  Dressed up or down, it works.  If you spring for it, let your date touch it…that leather will get a reaction, and you will know it was worth the investment.


Great Looks – Not Awkward at All

That Awkward Moment care of movies.yahoo.com

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Awkward-Moment-Trailer_Blue jacketHave you seen the new Zac Efron film, “That Awkward Moment?”   If not go, it’s a really good combo of a guy and girls movie and is worth the ticket price for some good laughs.

For us at SILVERFLY, we saw some great looks throughout the film that caught our eye.  The threads on these twenty somethings living in Manhattan were great examples of pro-casual… dressing up while dressing down at the same time.

Take a look at this blue jacket, dark denim, black boots combo on Michael B. Jordan in the scenes to the right.  The grey sweaters underneath blend the look.  To us he is full on casual, but added a touch of up-style with a colorful jacket.  Understated and impressive.

Also check out the black nylon vest/houndstooth blazer combo Zac Efron is wearing.  Layering always makes a strong statement.  Don’t be afraid to mix non traditional outerwear together.

With the winter being colder in Charlotte this year, what would be your ideal way to layer or add a some color to your weekend casual look?  Swing by SILVERFLY at the Metropolitan or check out our fully-stocked online store to see some great choices.

 

 

 

 


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