Hard Copy

Every now and then we all enjoy a good read. Personally, I'm obsessed with books that shed light on past decades and seeing their relevance to modern times. "Sixties Design",  by Philippe Garner has great insight on pop culture from Twiggy, the Beatles, and space age architecture. The vivid photography makes you feel like you've been transported back to the hippy life.  

"Beautiful Losers" organized by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike is another book I recommend. Featuring over 50 artist like Jean-Michael Basquiat, Keith Haring, Paymind Pettibon and R. Crumb  who appreciate street culture and contemporary art. From mediums like painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media collage the book has it all.  

In collaboration with Ebay, I've curated a Collection of other noteworthy books. Collections are cool because it's an organized way to shop for product.  Under my "Hard Copy" Collection, you'll find books about vintage menswear, design and art.  

Check out all the books featured in the images above and more here

By the way, what books are you currently reading? 



The Dawson Boot

The American brand Stacy Adams, established in 1875, has asked me to test out their new Fall 13 shoes. Honestly, when looking for footwear Stacy Adams isn't usually my go to brand, but their new collection has  a few noteworthy pieces. One shoe in particular, the "Dawson" desert boot caught my eye because of it's simple design. Desert boots were popularized in the late 40's and worn casually.  The Stacy Adams version of the boot comes in wearable colors like brown, black and grey.  Obviously black and brown will never go out of style so once you covered you're the basics, branch into something more interesting like grey.  The Dawson features soft leather, upper suede and rubber sole so it feels good on the feet. But best part of the shoe is the under 100 bucks price tag. Looking stylish, without breaking the bank, so I'm not mad at all. 

We're also giving away a pair of  Stacy Adams shoes so follow the steps below to enter: 

1. Tell us how you will style these shoes in the comment section with your email addy.   

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Official Rules can be found here. Contest ends November 1

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22 Wearable Fall Essentials

Savor up the last days of summer because the 21th of September marks the official start to Fall. A new season calls for an updated wardrobe, but I strongly recommend shopping from your closet. Why? Because, if you start looking at what pieces you have you'll have an better idea of what you'll need. Plus shopping from your closet will minimize impulse shopping and unnecessary purchases. Nothing is worst then buying clothes you don't need only having to stand on those long return lines. Accessories like shoes, belts and hats tend to last longer so invest there. The idea is to have a balance of mixing the old with the new.  I've rounded up 22 wearable product, so nothing over-the-top just on point and straight forward.

Click to shop the Fall guide.

Gucci Sunnies

As a way to say thanks for following Dapper Lou, I'm giving away a pair of Gucci sunglasses.

Entering the contest is simple:

1.Follow the social accounts listed below:





2. Repost one of these images above(on you're preferred social media network) with the hashtag #DapperGiveAway

Contest closes on Wednesday September 25,2013 and a winner will be contacted on Thursday September 26,2013.


22 Back to School Pieces

Summer is slowly coming to an end, so have as much fun as possible before heading back to class. Hopefully text books won't break the bank and you'll have time to splurg. I've rounded up some online product from varsity jackets to backpacks. So look smart, feel smarter and study hard this fall.  (click to shop)

22 Pieces for a Summer Heat Wave

It's officially a heat wave here in NYC. You can't spend 5 minutes outside without sweat dripping down your back. Incredible! So in addition to drinking tons of water, walking in the shade or heading to the beach. Here are 22 pieces that will make you look cool as you try to stay cool this week.

Casual Camo

We all know that camouflage is used by military forces because of it's ability to blend soldiers into their surroundings. Certainly, this textile gives armies an advantage over their enemies during wartime. In the past, armies commissioned artist such as Salvador Dalí and Charles André to develop specialized patterns for combat. On the contrary, camo has also been used to promote an anti-war message by artist like Andy Warhol and Ian Hamilton Finley. 

Outside of art, since 1919 camouflage has been popular in fashion. From Street Wear to High Fashion, this disguising material is quite visible in designer collections across the market. Some may even suggest that the print is over used but nevertheless it's a menswear staple. 'Shot the Street' for casual camo and incorporate the iconic print into your summer wardrobe. 

These images were shot in Sydney, Australia, at New Orleans Jazz Fest and Soho, New York.