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Lisa Bruckner
Helping men look their best.
Interests: I enjoy reading, fitness, buying shoes & unique antiques, hosting dinner parties and scuba diving. My passion however is for my family as I find them the most interesting subjects in the world.
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Steve wanted to update his wardrobe and improve his style. When we learned the sizes he had been buying and wearing, we understood why he didn't feel confident about his current style and wardrobe. Steve had been buying clothes in the wrong size and fit for years. He had built a wardrobe for a shorter man with a larger physique. He made up for it by wearing thick, boxy, undershirts to fill up the extra room - for pants and shirts that were sometimes two sizes too big. To demonstrate this point, we sent him clothing that was similar to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Hendricks Park client Jeremy and his beautiful wife Jenny went on Safari in Tanzania this summer. They shared this fantastic image with me (along with some amazing shots of lions, zebras and more). Jeremy's outfit is both stylish and functional thanks to a slub cotton deconstructed zip polo and glenplaid canvas pants; both by Agave. -Lisa Lisa Bruckner CEO & Co-Founder Hendricks Park Dressing Well Made Easy Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Shoes. Belt. Confidence: The Style Triad. These three things have the power to make or break any outfit. Nail each one, and welcome to the world of style. The first two often lead to the third, so make 'em good. Make 'em last. Make 'em BAD. I've worked with Bill Adler Designs since I first launched my company, and I dare you to find brand with more masculine cool factor. Plus the craftsmanship is outstanding — which means you stand out among men. By now, I'm convinced: If John Wayne were a belt, he'd be BAD. Click here Now to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Being in a new city each week can be challenging and lonely for the single man. It also has its own unique opportunities — if you know what to do. By popular request from many men we work with, I'm excited to feature five easy tips for all you single travelers from men’s dating and lifestyle coach, Marni of The Wing Girl Method. Voted World’s Best Female Coach and featured on CNET.com, CNN.com (the list goes on), she definitely knows what she’s talking about. Enjoy! — Lisa Bruckner, CEO and co-Founder Hendricks Park How to Meet Women When You're Traveling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Featuring Guest Author & Hendricks Park Men’s Style Expert Michelle Miller As you may have noticed, saddle shoes are everywhere now... ...and as with any trend, we’re bound to see the good, the bad and the horrendously obnoxious. I recommend you stick with the good, like these ones from Cole Haan. A man can really knock 'em dead with a classic style like these, even worn casually, and with the most basic items. Not sure how to wear them — or what with? Click here to see a great look — you probably already own! Enjoy! Lisa Bruckner, CEO and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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When it comes to your pants, do you know what a good fit looks like? If no, you're not alone. Most men really don't know how pants can and should fit, so many settle for "fits-ish." To the onlooker, this just looks sloppy. On the flip side, a great fit from waist down creates instant polish and class — and says "I know what I'm doing." So what does a good fit look like, and how can you tell? Click here for a graphic guide. Enjoy! Best, Lisa Bruckner, CEO and co-Founder Hendricks Park Have you “liked” us on Facebook? Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Shopping... for clothes? Probably the last thing a man wants to think about when planning his wedding. Earlier this month, I shared a few tips for busy grooms in an article on my company's blog. In it, I touched on Walker's story, a wonderful client I helped dress for his wedding, from proposal to honeymoon. It's so much fun to work with grooms like Walker, making it easy to dress well through this milestone in their lives — and saving them the time and hassle of shopping. What did we do to help Walker look great, so he could focus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Some things are just ridiculously cool... Like James Bond, the Ferrarri F50... and comfortable, ultra-stylish sneakers with NASA technology. When it comes to shoes, I might literally be the planet's pickiest buyer – but AURI Footwear was love at first sight for me and my entire team. This ground-breaking "fashion lab" from Laguna, California is fusing old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge performance — and the latest in NASA-grade material engineering. What does that mean for you — and why I recommend these shoes? Click here now to find out. Best, Lisa & the Hendricks Park Team Have you “liked” us on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Featuring Guest Author & Hendricks Park Men’s Style Expert Michelle Miller Are women high-maintenance? Well, yes... but not in the way you might think. When men think "high maintenance," they often think of expensive dinners and gifts. And while these things are flattering for women, the truth is: the money isn't what's necessary. So what's the key to really knocking her socks off? Try incorporating three ideas into your next romantic evening and see what happens. Click here now to find out what they are! As you'll see: We're a lot easier to please than you might think. Enjoy! —... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Featuring Guest Author and New York style writer, Dustin Enrique Larsen of Apple to Apple. There are many things a man can do to be "stylish," but when it comes to truly expressing your own sense of style, the key concept to embrace is layering. Incorporating layering into your everyday routine has a multitude of benefits. Layering... ...provides an unlimited number of ensemble combinations — especially when you take a “layering approach” when purchasing new items to add to your existing wardrobe. ...gives you numerous opportunities to experiment and show off your own personal style. ...allows you to be prepared... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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If you're an ordinary man, do not wear these shorts. However... if you're a classy guy who wants polish and comfort — with cool hints of personality — I recommend you check out Molly's "Hot Pick of the Week" today on my company's blog. I LOVED these immediately for their slim silhouette and perfect "city style"; and they've been a favorite all summer with our clients who travel often, and/or need to look sharp, regardless of rising temperatures. What shorts are these — and what makes them so amazing? Click here to find out now! (Before they're gone with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Featuring Guest Author & Hendricks Park Men’s Style Expert Michelle Miller Do clothes make the man? Well, I can’t say clothes don’t partially define who you are. After all, the first thing people see is your appearance — and the way you’re dressed makes a big impact on how you feel, as well as how others see you. However, many other factors also play into how you’re perceived. As a personal style expert, it’s my job to help men find clothing that looks and fits great, and gives them the confidence to put their best foot forward in both personal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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At my company Hendricks Park, we love it when our clients get married. It's so rewarding for us to share in the couple's excitement, helping transform the "task" of outfitting the groom into a fun part of the wedding experience. Today, I'm sharing three tips we offer busy grooms, to make planning your own Big Day easy and fun. What to wear? Click here to see 3 Tips for the Groom Plus, more tips coming up... Check back in again soon for more ideas! Best, Lisa & the Hendricks Park Team Have you “liked” us on Facebook? Have a wedding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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You’ve been grilling all summer. Want to spice it up? To kick off our last weekend in July, here are six grilling recipes from MensHealth.com to refuel your barbeque inspiration. These aren't tough to make — but they are unique enough to secure your position as King of the Grill. Click Here to Discover 6 "Beyond Blah" Barbeque Recipes And for best results, mix up a Manly Summer Drink before you start, to keep cool by the flames. (Pour liberally. Drink responsibly.) Enjoy! Lisa Bruckner, CEO and co-Founder, Hendricks Park Have you "liked" us on Facebook? Subscribe the Hendricks Park... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Votes are in! I'm really excited about Molly's "Hot Pick of the Week" today on my company's Men's Style Blog. We're featuring a truly handsome shirt from Agave, a clothing company I personally love and couldn't say more good things about. (My husband has an ever growing collection of Agave.) Why do I love these shirts and this brand... and why am I 100% confident you will too? Click here to find out. Enjoy! Best, Lisa Bruckner, CEO and co-Founder, Hendricks Park Have you "liked" us on Facebook? Subscribe the Hendricks Park blog Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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(This post refers to an article on our Men's Style blog, in which Aydika James summarizes key points from a past interview I conducted. You can find the new article here. Enjoy!) In the words of etiquette guru Mindy Lockard: "Chivalry isn't dead... it's just on life support." Here's how you can revive it. The age of equality is here; and many men are confused about how to behave like a gentleman, for fear of "patronizing" the liberated woman. However it's refreshingly clear that most men would like to behave like... well, men. The question is: How? To uncover the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Since I've been talking about denim this week... I received this phone-pic from Aydika James, writer for our men's style blog at Hendricks Park. I immediately responded: "This grandpa is looking sharp!" This gentleman's outfit proves how regardless of a man's style or age, a great pair of jeans goes a long way. Plus — as our friend Grant Harris says: "The foundation of a stylish wardrobe begins and ends with good shoes. Observe: Fantastic mahogany shoes. Here's what works about this look. (Well-groomed beard not required.) And... is it me, or is this man channeling Sean Connery? Best, Lisa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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If you read my blog, you know I love premium denim. I call it the "workhorse of the modern man's wardrobe." So of course I was delighted when my team voted to feature Citizens of Humanity denim as our "Hot Pick of the Week." Personally, I love this line for it's incredible fit, unique (and age-appropriate) washes, plus all the personal details that remind me of a real story behind the brand. Our clients love them because they simply look and feel amazing, right off the bat. But of all the premium denim out there (and I've reviewed many), why... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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A "Style Red Alert" from Aydika James, writer and Men's Style Expert for my company's blog at Hendricks Park... I'll be the first to admit it: I love thumbing through the SkyMall magazines mid-flight. Heck, I believe it's some of the best entertainment out there. However a frightening trend is arising lately, to the point that I must raise a red style flag. Please note: SkyMall is for entertainment only. It is Not. For. Clothes shopping. Click here to see 4 hilarious (but deadly) reasons why. Good luck and safe travels! Lisa, co-Founder and CEO, Hendricks Park Join us on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
Our first Facebook Give-Away Winner has been selected! Was it you? Click here to find out — and to see how you can win great men's clothing next month! Best, Lisa Like us on Facebook to join in now. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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(Inspired by a post on my company's blog at Hendricks Park. Click here to see the original article: Tie Bars, Tie Clips - All You Need to Know) Want a quick way to step it up a notch? Wear a tie bar. (a.k.a.: Tie clip. Pin? Tack?) In April, the LA Times suggested the tie bar is enjoying a new “renaissance” in men's style. I give this two big thumbs up, as this is one of the easiest ways for men to instantly take their appearance from "yawn" to "yowza." But why are there so many names for these objects... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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(Republished with permission from my company's blog at Hendricks Park. Click here to see the original article: 7 For All Mankind Size Chart) What flatters your best features, handles well in every occasion, and often looks better with age? Ah, premium denim.... how we love your ways. (If only you could share your secrets with some people we know.) Dress it up, down, or a combo of both, premium denim is the handsome workhorse of your wardrobe. By "premium" we mean denim with high quality materials and construction, stylish washes and impeccable fits. Some of our top recommendations for men... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
You're on Facebook right? So is Hendricks Park! On my company's Facebook page, we share all kinds of men's style tips, funny photos, hot news, cool gadgets, product reviews, and much more. (ie: Anything from The World of Man we think you'll like as much as we do.) And now, starting this Friday, July 15th, one of our Facebook fans will WIN great men's clothing or accessories each month! Why do we want to give away top quality items? Our Facebook page is only as fun as its community, so we want to make sure you're there. Plus, I want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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To kick off your summer weekend, here's a little interpretation from the Hendricks Park blog. Enjoy! —Lisa Once upon a time, men's swim shorts began to shrink. They grew shorter and shorter. And shorter. Finally there was nowhere to go. Then came the 80s, when the shorts started to grow again. And like the hair of glam rock bands, they kept growing in length and width. Until finally, 2011 arrived. This summer marks a new evolution: The manly middle ground. Swim shorts are receding just enough to flatter the knee—and we applaud the update. But with more fitted shorts comes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Wasabi Nights
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Business formal with serious attitude (Photo: StreetFSN) (This article summarizes key points from previous posts, based on common questions we hear at my company, Hendricks Park. You can also find the article today on our our Men's Style blog. Enjoy!) When in Rome, dress like the Romans. For the rest of us however, more traditional rules apply. I came across these snapshots on some of my favorite blogs, StreetFSN and The Sartorialist, and they reminded me that what's lauded as fashion in Milan and Paris is often chastised as tacky in the American everyman's world. However you choose to push... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Wasabi Nights