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Buying Guide: Do Suit Season Right in Givenchy

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Formal occasions have a way of sneaking up on us. Whether it’s a wedding party, a black tie event, or the upcoming marathon of holiday functions, with a blink of an eye said date arrives and you are left in the cold. Next time, eliminate the pre-function stress and make sure you have the perfect suit (or suits) hanging in your closet and ready-to-go. We’ve enlisted our buyer Lance to give you a quick rundown on how to find that go-to suit.


Leave standard suit colors (grey, navy) for everyday wear and think outside the box when it comes to special events. This season, Givenchy hits the nail on the head with a flashy and modern day interpretation of a 1920’s pinstriped suit.


A contemporary suit should be typically on the slim-fit side with a two-button jacket (the second button is left unbuttoned). Make sure the suit jacket’s shoulders hug your own and do not droop. Like a good lawyer, you always want your suit jacket to cover your behind and also close without strain. In order to show about half an inch of your dress shirt, the jacket sleeves should never go below the base of your thumb. When it comes to pant breaks (how much creasing occurs at the bottom of trousers) it’s all about personal taste–just keep in mind the inverse relationship between length and width.


Suits are typically made longer in order to accommodate for most body types with the assumption they will be taken to a tailor. Find a tailor you trust and build a relationship with them, so they understand what you would consider a perfect/comfortable fit. Keep in mind, a tailor will not be able to adjust a jacket that is too big on the shoulders or pants that are more than an inch too tight or too loose.

Acquiring the perfect special occasion suit requires pre-planning, but once you find ‘the one,’ it will have been well worth your time. If you’re in the area, stop by the shop and try on our selection of suits from Givenchy.

RSVP Gallery for Givenchy Autumn/Winter ’15

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At the house of Givenchy, Catholicism repeatedly gets used as a source of inspiration both subtly (ever noticed the cross embroidered on the back of most tops) and blatantly (the signature Madonna graphic). However, for the Autumn/Winter 15 season, creative director Tisci goes down a distinctly darker path. The collection’s dark mood was accentuated at its Paris Fashion Week presentation with a ruby red glitter runway and masked models that gave a nod to voodoo dolls. Here at RSVP, our bedeviled collection is made up of print-heavy staples, from the abstract flame t-shirt and backpack to an all-over cross button down. Enjoy this season’s collection editorial, versatile enough to convince both you and your significant other that your closet needs a new Givenchy piece.

RSVP Gallery for Givenchy Spring/Summer ’15

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Riccardo Tisci’s ability to marry luxury with streetwear influences have brought critical acclaim to the historic label, gaining both the house and Tisci legions of devout followers along the way. Just last season, Tisci’s pulled heavily from a staple inner city pasttime—basketball— but for the spring/summer season Tisci takes a blank slate approach. “When people think I’m going in a certain way, I have to go the complete opposite way,” explains Tisci. Crafted with military undertones in precise black and white looks, bombers, shirts, and trousers get multiple pockets and other utilitarian details. The strong, masculine look is then counterbalanced by a symbol of innocence, Gypsophila flowers, also known as baby’s breath and Tisci’s favorite flower. The reoccurring motif is printed on separates and embellished with pearls, a detail that potentially begins the house’s segway from it’s heavy street inspired aesthetic and into modern men’s couture.

Words and photos by Adriana Gaspar
Photo edits by Jake Osmun and Anthony Trevino
Modeled by Mark Theopholis

6 Pairs of Pants We’re Keeping on Rotation this Season


When it comes to shorts, we generally put off wearing them until the weather channel declares a heat wave. As opposed to carrying over the pants and jeans you’ve practically lived in for the last three months of winter (feels like six if you live in the Northern Hemisphere), do some spring renewal with this seasonal pants edit.

1.Givenchy Cargo Trousers-Take a utilitarian route in these lightweight 14-pocket trousers. Just make sure you remember which pocket you put your phone in.

2.Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby Blue Denim Jeans-Electric blue was all over the runways for this season and the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favorite collaborations. Side note: the white and blue colorway of this pair is reminiscent of the work Sterling Ruby did on the walls of the Raf Simons Tokyo boutique.

3.STAMPD Essential Moto Pants-We’re always on board with anything “moto” and especially if it is on a cozy pair of lounge pants.

4. Band of Outsiders Melting Plaid Sweatpants-The LA label turns their laid-back aesthetic up a notch with this wavy plaid pair of pants inspired by the “idea of a Nixon-era dad barbecuing and taking psychedelics.” 

5. DRKSHDW by Rick Owens Aircut Jeans-DRKSHDW lets Rick Owens’ fans trade in their leather pants for a more seasonal approach with waxed cotton denim.

6. Oyster Holdings LAX Sweatpants-This season typically means vacation, which we all know is a sport in itself, making these structured yet comfortable pants an ideal in-flight uniform.

Special appearance by Raf Simons Carry Over Velcro Sneakers

Photography by Anthony Trevino
Words by Adriana Gaspar

Top 5 Picks of Our S/S ’15 Arrivals

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Spring is a great time of the year for renewal and with that being said, we are always open to reasons for renewing our wardrobe. Who isn’t? So, whether you’re looking to do a complete closet re-haul or inserting a couple seasonal pieces, our influx of spring/summer collections will make the process easy. Our editor picks for our S/S ’15 arrivals will make it even easier.

1. KRISVANASSHE: T-shirt/Shirt Hybrid (Black)
2. DRKSHDW: Prisoner Drop Crotch Sweatpants (Dust)
3. Robert Geller: Chambray Zipper Tee (Black)
4. Givenchy: Statue & Bull Skull T-shirt (Black)
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim: Tromp Loeil Parka (Midnight)

Graphics by Louis De Guzman
Photography by Anthony Treviño

Accessory Spotlight: Backpacks from Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and McQ

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If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly on the go and with none other than a backpack hanging over your shoulder. But we’re not talking about classic cotton bags from our school years. Our favorite designers have taken it upon themselves to redefine the notorious carry-all. Givenchy gives us all-black options from two sides of the spectrum. One a sleek street-inspired neoprene leather combination and the other a heavy-duty all leather option featuring the house’s signature Obsedia hardware. For the minimalists, 3.1 Phillip Lim offers a pragmatic but stylish take on a structured backpack in both black and cement grey. While Lim purposely chooses not to add heavy branding to the 31 Hour series, the criss-crossed adjustable straps distinguish the bags. McQ finishes our accessory roundup with an uncomplicated silhouette. Both the coated ombre denim and the color blocked all leather backpack demonstrate thoughtful details.

Lessons in Layering w/ RSVP

As residents of a city that has more cold weather days than not, we know a thing or two about layering. Although the act of piling clothes on might seem like a natural instinct in cold temperatures, making it look good is what requires some thought process. As inspired by Robert Geller’s NYFW ’15 presentation we’re playing with proportions. The fitted KRISVANASSCHE’s Hybrid Tee acts as the primary layer, while creating the illusion of a t-shirt being placed over a longer dress shirt. We’re compensating for the faux layering with a thick thermal lined hoodie from T by Alexander Wang. The slightly elongated Selo bomber from Acne Studios balances out the slightly cropped lounge pants from Robert Geller Seconds. Our warm but stylish look is finished with a wool baseball cap from Givenchy and the Adidas x Rick Owens Springblade low sneakers.

Video by Jake Osmun
Modeled by Lance Jackson
Styled by Adriana Gaspar