The Great Gatsby clothes

If you pay attention at all to pop culture, you know that Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby premieres Friday! The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books of all time and I’ve watched Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge multiple times, so I have a good feeling about this movie.

Here are a couple fun facts related to the fashion in this new rendition of The Great Gatsby (from PSFK):

  • Brooks Brothers produced all of the men’s clothes in the movie, designed by Catherine Martin
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald was a lifelong Brooks Brothers customer

So naturally, Brooks Brothers is now selling clothes for men inspired by the film in their The Gatsby Collection. They have a lot of good stuff (some of it at a steep price), like the brown wing tip shoes for $598. If you want a piece of the collection, the accessories are a little bit more affordable, like $98 for a gold stripe tie.

brooks brothers gatsby collection

Every man should own this: blue non-iron Brooks Brothers shirt

Yup..that’s right.  I’m writing about men’s fashion! I’ve been told multiple times by my male co-workers that I should write about men’s fashion, but I’ve been putting it off because it’s a little intimidating.  As much as women give guys a hard time about what they wear, men’s fashion does have its challenges.  Guys don’t have the choices between pants, jeans, skirts and dresses like we do, so it can be tough adding variety to guy’s wardrobes. It can also be a challenge getting a suit, shirt, shoes, socks and ties to match. I’ve had to occasionally help my boyfriend with this and even I’ve been stumped a few times as to what tie goes with his shirt.  Anyway, I’m excited to start this new men’s style series on my blog.  Hope you enjoy and please pass this along to your guy friends, boyfriends or husbands!

For my first men’s style post, I’m featuring something every man who works in an office should own: the classic blue dress shirt. My boyfriend owns this non-iron Brooks Brothers shirt and I will say the non-iron part is pretty impressive (no dry cleaning bill!). It needs some ironing when it comes out of the dryer, but not nearly as much as other shirts.  Plus it’s a great quality and available in a variety of sizes for all body types.

Brooks Brothers non-iron dress shirt