Burgundy Blazer | Zara
Green Plaid Button-Down | Club Monaco
Gray Wool V-Neck Sweater | Club Monaco
Black Studded Loafers | Caminando
Black Denim Jean | GAP
Greetings from London,
I know that I have been M.I.A for a while, but can you blame me. I am in London! Which is amazing by the way. The culture, the people and, of course, the fashion are all “snatching.” I met a ton of new people and experience so much. With that being said, this is just the first of the many new photos to come. Enjoy.
I was introduced to the Italian based brand, Peter Non during the 2012 Capsule NYC Men’s fashion trade show. And I really like their shoes. Not only are they hand-made, which ensures high quality, but they have a look that is hardly found anywhere else.
Check them out, Peter Non
Blue and White Flower Print Button-Down | Zara
Black Fedora | H&M
Gray Bow Tie | Express
White Short Pant | Zara
The ‘NEBB’ Black Glasses | MOSCOT
Cosburn Black Cow Light Wash Shoes | Bed : Stü
Black Henley | Zara
Black Moto Jacket | Hot Topic
Red Short Pant | Zara
Orleans Camel Nubuck/Denim Hand Washed Shoes | Bed : Stü
I decided to add different types of print to my wardrobe because I felt that my clothes are starting to seem a little bit “regular.” And regular is not a look I go for. So, when I saw this blazer at Joe Fresh, I knew that it had to be mine. It reminded me of blazers from the Fall/Winter ’12 Versace men’s collection, in terms of the flower print and cut. Though Versace would have most likely made the flowers larger and brighter.
While print blazers can add pizzaz to an outfit, they are very tricky—it is either a hit or miss depending on how you style it. However, that should not be a reason to avoid print blazers. Instead, work with it. Pay attention to the pattern and pair it with items that compliment it. Print blazers are already extravagant, so do not overdo it, but you can definitely add another print, just make sure that it is lighter than the blazer.
Navy Flower Print Blazer | Joe Fresh
Bird-Lacewood-Polarized Sunglasses | Proof
I love button-downs; they are my signature-clothing item for almost every outfit I wear. Why? I have no idea, but I think it has to do with the look that button-down shirts possess, you know, that look of sophistication and maturity.
Recently, I came across button-down shirts from the brand Dissizit and I was really impressed. Not only are the shirts durable, but they are very well made; from the stitching to the craft, this tells me that a lot of time is spent on ensuring that the shirts are up to par. However, I recommend sizing down because the shirts are classic cut, so it would fit a little bigger.
Olive Green Button-Down | Dissizit
Gray Button-Down | Dissizit
Okay, so I tried surfing a few days ago and let’s just say that I did not “catch wave.” Instead, it caught me. But it is not my fault, we do not surf in New York City, well there is train surfing, but that is a totally different topic. Anyhow, this post is not about my failed attempt at surfing; instead, it is a review of the Jedidiah boardshort.
The boardshort was really comfortable, it was fitted enough that it stayed on my waist as I dropped, fell, and dog paddled, but still had enough space that I was able breath. In addition, the short is very lightweight and super soft. What I like the most about this boardshort is its durability and fast drying material. And unlike other boardshorts, there is a sort of a safety fabric at the crotch of the short, which protects the front area from being snagged on the Velcro—a very important feature based on the stories I have heard from surfers.
Whether you are a surfer or plan on surfing, what are you waiting for? Try the Jedidiah boardshort you will not regret it.
Boardshort | Jedidiah
Who says that you cannot layer up when it is warm out side? I do it all the time, it is all about how you layer. For example, do not wear a merino wool sweater with a button-down shirt when it is 75 degrees outside, instead, go light. Pair a tank top with a button-down or flannel shirt–with the sleeves rolled up–think of it as a t-shirt that is cut open. And finish with your favorite jean and sneakers. Although it is fun to show some skin, it also cool to layer up.
A few months ago my close friend introduced me to Bensimon and since then I have become a fan. For over 25 years the French brand has maintained the vision of Serge and Yves Bensimon, presenting the world with a unique collection of shoes, bags, and other clothing items.
Using high quality, natural fabrics in every collection, Bensimon has made a name for itself in the fashion realm. What I find most interesting about the brand is that the collections are sewed with transparent thread—a Bensimon signature. And while I love the Bensimon collections, it is the brand’s shoes that appealed to me. As a man who is always on the lookout for unique, creative, and well-crafted footwear, Bensimon has drawn me in. Although the shoes are simple, the design and craftsmanship of every pair adds a unique outlook to it. In short, I admire Bensimon and highly recommend the brand to everyone.
The Carhartt denim jacket is one of my favorite pieces; its edgy look differentiates it from other denim jackets and can add pizzazz to almost any outfit. In addition to its versatility, the bold yellow stitching and tight finish adds to its overall appeal, making the jacket standout even more. Carhartt has managed to incorporate the durability and tough look of the brand’s other jackets into a piece that is not only stylish, but comfortable. Pair it with a light denim jean and a graphic t-shirt for a total edgy look or with a colored pant and plaid button-down for softer edgy look, either way the Carhartt denim jacket is a must-have item.
Denim Jacket | Carhartt
Green Pant | Levi’s
Desert Boots | Clarks
Hawkings McGill | Urban Outfitters
Carhartt has always been known for its work wear, especially the infamous “duck jacket,” which has inspired many brands across the world to make their own version of this classic piece.
I love the durability of this jacket; it is heavy-duty so it will definitely last a long time and looks even better as it ages. As for the craft of the jacket, it is pretty good, there are hardly any pull-threads and the stitching is noteworthy. Not to mention its mocha color allows for versatility. And for a heavy-duty jacket, it is lightweight, which adds even more to its appeal. In short, the duck jacket embodies the ideal outerwear: it looks good; it is long-lasting, versatile, and, most importantly well made.
Tan Duck Jacket | Carhartt
So, I surprisingly but pleasantly ran into one of the models that I used when I first kicked of my blog. Despite not seeing each other since, I was not surprised to see how stylish he still is. For this reason, I felt compelled to take his picture…for old times sake. I loved that he used a suit jacket instead of blazer because it gave his outfit a different look. I also loved his mixture of neutral colors. Although they were simple, the colors worked well with each other.