Ryan Seacrest is one of the best dressed celebrities in Hollywood. He always looks amazing whether he’s co-hosting “Live with Kelly and Ryan”, on the red carpet or making a celebrity appearance! You can be sure that he will be dressed impeccably when he hosts “American Idol” in 2018 (which I can’t wait for). Did you know that Ryan Seacrest has a new clothing line for men? He recently released the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line which is absolutely stunning! If you’re a man who loves fashion or a woman shopping for the guy in your life, you’ll definitely want to check out his new line.
This morning Ryan Seacrest’s celebrity stylist Sam Spector joined me for an interview to discuss Ryan’s amazing new line. He shared the top trends for men, how guys can incorporate formalwear into their everyday wardrobe, why every guy needs a tuxedo jacket and much more! Please watch the video below to see my interview with Sam. I shared a few amazing items from the fashion line in a widget below, and I also transcribed the interview for you.
YouTube video: Watch Candace interview Sam Spector on the top fashion trends for men in 2018 and the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line!
Candace Rose Anderson Interviews Ryan Seacrest’s Celebrity Stylist Sam Spector On Men’s Fashion, And Ryan Seacrest Distinction Line Available At Macy’s
Candace Rose Anderson: What is a must have piece for men this holiday season?
Sam Spector: “This holiday season for men, it’s all about the tuxedo jacket. I’m here to show you tips on how to wear the tuxedo jacket this holiday season from Ryan Seacrest Distinction available at Macy’s and Macy’s.com.”
Candace Rose Anderson: What is the best way to layer more formal looks?
Sam Spector: “More formal looks can be layered with a turtleneck, which a lot of guys don’t think about these days. A turtleneck was a huge trend for fall/winter 2018 and it can be paired with a tuxedo jacket for an instantly elegant look.
I also like accessories with formalwear – cufflinks, stud sets, tie bars, pocket squares. I think they can really show off individual and unique style.”
Candace Rose Anderson: What’s the easiest way to transition a look from day to night?
Sam Spector: “From day to night it’s really easier than you think. We’re showing here a jean style trouser that can be paired with formalwear. Think about wearing a jean style trouser to work with a turtleneck (maybe alone or with a blazer). Maybe you have that tuxedo jacket ready so you can run off to holiday drinks with friends and want to look a little more elegant.
I think it’s a great way to mix your already existing pieces with pieces that are a little more casual from the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line with your formalwear.
Candace Rose Anderson: What styles and trends will be most popular in 2018?
Sam Spector: “In 2018 think about taking risks. For formalwear, a lot of guys are stuck on black and midnight blue for tuxedo jackets. How about amping up your formalwear with some color? For example, we’re offering a burgundy tuxedo jacket in a birdseye print. It’s really unique, and burgundy was a huge color for fall/winter 2018, so we’re taking it to formalwear. It’s perfect also for those festive holiday events.”
Candace Rose Anderson: What are some of Ryan’s favorite pieces from the Ryan Seacrest Distinction Collection?
Sam Spector: “Ryan’s really known for his red carpet style. He always looks impeccable on the red carpet, so he was really into this navy velvet printed tuxedo jacket. It’s really unique, you don’t always see print on velvet like this.
He’s really into the fit of this jacket. It fit perfectly, it’s ready for any size and it’s just a unique and really interesting piece for formalwear and for holiday parties.”
Candace Rose Anderson: What’s the best way to mix formalwear with lifestyle pieces?
Sam Spector: “A jean style trouser is the perfect way to mix a casual look with your formalwear, like this tuxedo here (please see video above for details). Also, the turtleneck is a more casual piece, but mixing it with formalwear is a great way to look elegant. Mixing it with things that you already own or that are available easily at Macy’s and Macys.com.”
Candace Rose Anderson: Is there one item that every man needs in his wardrobe in 2018?
Sam Spector: “I think every man needs the perfect tuxedo jacket. You don’t really think about tuxedos or they’re often overlooked, but they’re so easily accessible now with the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line that why not just grab one? It’s ready to go for when you have a more formal look.”
Candace Rose Anderson: I had a chance to check out the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line last night. It’s so affordable, it’d make a great holiday gift as well.
Sam Spector: “It’s great for gifts. There’s something for everyone – from cufflinks to a tie bar to a stud set, pocket squares. What a great holiday gift?”
Candace Rose Anderson: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
Sam Spector: “I think a good tip this holiday season is just try mixing and matching patterns. There’s all different pattern bowties and ties. I often like to mix these with different patterns in the jackets. I often say to keep the scale of the prints at the same level, and also maybe coordinate colors.”
Candace Rose Anderson: Where can we go for more information?
Sam Spector Bio
Spector began his career at OUT Magazine as a fashion editor where he styled celebrity shoots and cover stories. He has styled various ad campaigns for Nike, Martha Stewart, J.Jill, L’Oréal, Pepsi, and continues to work with Target on their men’s and women’s events and lookbooks. In addition to serving as Ryan Seacrest’s stylist, he has also worked with various celebrities including Robert Downey Jr., Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Reynolds and many more. Spector is a graduate of Parsons School of Design’s A.A.S. program in Fashion Design.