What is Parenthetical Style?

Lately, there’s been a lot of focus on the subject of men’s style. And we think that’s great!

But there are a lot of people who will tell you that style is about how you dress – what brands, how much you paid. Or they’ll tell you that it’s about whether you have a futon or a chaise lounge.

We disagree.

We think style is about a lot more than that. We think style exists to complement who you are, and who you want to be. Preferring a suit to a leather jacket and jeans is great, but style is a lot more than that. Style is the total of who you are – it’s what people notice first, and it’s what they’ll remember after you’ve left. In the story of your life, it’s what would go in the parentheses after your name.

Unlike a lot of other places, we’re not here to judge – or tell you how to dress or what to buy. Sure, we’ll give you some ideas, but we think our job should be telling you what works with what. You can do a much better job of deciding whether you’re a (classic Ivy League look), (draws the hipster line at the fedora), or a (you may not always lose, but at least you have holes in all your shoes).

Who are we?

Nick Fabiani can generously be described as subscribing to the Ivy League look. He can probably better be described as suffering from an acute sense of nostalgia for an era he never experienced. Usually overdressed, he prefers to spend money on quality rather than quantity.

Mike Kohn is a big fan of the business casual (whatever that means). His style (and personality for that matter) leans toward the practical, weaving in a healthy dose of something bold and loud. He stays comfortable and fashionable in a way that doesn’t break the bank.

Alex Pazuchanics has an obsession with the unique.  Whether it’s an unusual color, a non-conforming style, or an vintage find, he enjoys sporting conversation pieces and making his apartment feel like Captain Nemo’s study.

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