The Birth of Cool: Defining Swagger

The Birth of Cool: Defining Swagger

Privelege customers have swagger.

You know it when you see it.

It’s an attitude. It’s a style. It’s a feeling.

Walking down the street, a man with swagger has confidence that he can handle whatever the day is going to throw his way. He keeps his cool, assured in the deep-seated knowledge that he works from the inside out: all of his sureness comes from knowing who he is and what he wants. He is the one who influences others, not the other way around. It is never faked. This guy has it going on…

The Allure of Classic Style

The Allure of Classic Style

  The Allure of Classic Style   There's just something about a man in a well-fitted suit who's well-groomed; this is true, at least, according to a blog from The GentleManual about what women find most appealing when it comes to a man's style. Apparently, if...

The Cap-Toe Oxford

The Cap-Toe Oxford

The Cap Toe Oxford is the shoe that means business. Cap Toe Oxfords first appeared in Scotland and Ireland where they were occasionally called Balmorals after the Queen’s castle in Scotland, Balmoral. The term Oxford was associated with the style of shoe because it...

Artist Spotlight :: Jacob Lawrence

Artist Spotlight :: Jacob Lawrence

Known for his portrayal of African-American life, Jacob Lawrence was not only a painter, storyteller and interpreter, he was also an educator. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism," though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French...

The RL Car Collection

The RL Car Collection

Like most, the owners of Privélege grew up wearing Polo Ralph Lauren. But it wasn't Lauren’s passion for style that they admired. It was his passion for automobiles that caught their attention. He has one of the world’s most impressive automobile collections, a...

Artist Spotlight :: Damien Hirst

Artist Spotlight :: Damien Hirst

British artist Damien Hirst has shocked and surprised the art world with his unusual works, including glass displays of dead animals and diamond skulls that have sold for over $100 million. In 2008, Hirst side-stepped his usual galleries to auction his work directly...

The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer

Wayfarer Sunglasses have been around since 1956 and were a revolutionary design opposed to the metal eyewear of the past. The original manufacture was Ray-Ban, but over the years other labels have created various versions. JFK was known only to wear the Wayfarer...

Sockless Style

Sockless Style

With the warm climates approaching, the ultimate shoe for going sockless is the loafer. It's easy and can be dressed up or down. For those that feel the loafer is too causual, the thin-soled derby is a great alternative. And if neither of those floats your boat, opt...

The Deck Shoe

The Deck Shoe

With temperatures rising and the Spring season right around the corner, it's time to switch the boots for something more seasonal. The deck shoe was created just for that, a boats deck and warmer climates. A siping pattern is cut into the soles to provide grip on wet...

A Splash of Color

A Splash of Color

In men's fashion the typcial color pallette consist of black, navy and beige. But men’s fashion colors should be explored and celebrated. So often men tend to stick with the basic color but sometimes a splash of color heightens the mood. Great style consists of four...

Artist Spotlight :: Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Artist Spotlight :: Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Born in Detroit, Jamea's multimedia paintings combine childhood memories and bold, ornate patterns to craft complex depictions of women. Her lionized figures are portrayed in regal poses, with eyes that possess alluring gazes and bodies adored with rich tapestries of...

The Wholecut Shoe

The Wholecut Shoe

Shoes made from a single piece of flawless leather with no stitching are known as Wholecut shoes. The absence of decorative features and overall conservative look tend to make wholecuts appropriate for black tie occasions. Various types of shoes can be made wholecut,...

The Velvet Slipper

The Velvet Slipper

The velvet slipper is the one shoe that is associated with the luxury lifestyle. Everyone from President Kennedy to Kanye West to Kings of country's have been seen in the slipper. It is also one of the most versatile shoes. It can be worn with a suit by day and a...