Outfits

Birthday Suit Remix

August 28, 2014

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Wearing: Suit: Forever 21| Tee: French Connection| Sneakers: Adidas Neo| Hat: Hurley

A lot of #menswear bros and snobs are going to hate me for saying this, but you don’t have to spend a lot on a suit. Sure, most suits are investments and are worth it blah blah blah. Suit can be fun too. (Cue cheesy show tune.) If you’re not in a suit and tie environment everyday there’s no need to splurge on a bunch of suits. (Do keep a nice one in the back of your closet though, just in case.)

I wanted to class it up a but a bit for my 23rd so I opted for this one from Forever 21. (You read that correctly my friend.) The color is on point and the fit is pretty good for off the rack. The key to dressing down your suit is not getting too casual. All you need is a sleek tee and some clean kicks. (Low top preferably for maximum ankle bearing.) After that you can make it your own. I opted for this snapback and bracelet for that simple monochromatic look. I’d like to think it’s the perfect outfit for eating pizza, downing champagne and throwing cake in people’s faces. The normal birthday stuff.

Photos: Sean Santiago 

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Birthday Wishlist

August 26, 2014

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Since my birthday is this Friday, the blog is going to be pretty inundated with that type of content because I love birthdays and I do what I want. Let’s kick this off with a wishlist of sorts. Besides a champagne shower, there are some things I wouldn’t mind seeing dropped of in front of my door with a bow on top. Check out some of my picks from East Dane and don’t be afraid to slide into my DMs if you wanna send me a little something, something.

Fleece Schoolboy Blazer, Band of Outsiders| The Golden Age of DC Comics, Tashen| Cardiff 40mm Watch, Daniel Wellington| Rander Hat, CAMO| Bird Baseball Jacket, S&H Athletics| O’Hare Shopper Tote, WANT Les Essential de la Vie| Marbled Sweatshirt, MGSM| Dan Pants, DSQUARED2| Generic Man Low Cut Sneakers, Public School

 

Outfits

Book Club

August 21, 2014

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Wearing: Shirt: Kennington| Shorts: Club Monaco| Shoes: Teva| Socks: Nice Laundry

Fun fact: I’m a nerd IRL. Like high school book club president making announcements over the loud speaker in the morning after the Pledge of Allegiance type of nerd.  It’s nothing that I’m ashamed of tbh. If I can wear socks and sandals in public then I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m not your run of the mill type dude. All that said if you’re into finding out some new reading material then check out my feature on Teva’s blog!

 

Outfits

Swimwear to Streetwear

August 18, 2014

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mens floral swim

Wearing: 
Shirt: Katin| Shorts: Altru Apparel| Sneakers: Vans| Bracelet: Coach x  Giles & Brother

Let’s get this out of the way: I don’t like the beach. Never have and mostly likely never will. Personally I’d rather be poolside ordering enough beverages to forget that I’m outside in the sun. Think: Lil Kim getting paid to lay in the shade with a glass of lemonade. Despite my aversion to bodies of water I really enjoy wearing swim shorts, go figure. While some people do wear their trunks on the streets, there’s is definitely a right and wrong way to go about it. Do: wear a printed trunk. Don’t: match it with a crazy graphic tee. Do: go above the knee. Don’t: wear a crazy baggy board short. Since these particular shorts are pretty loud all on their own, I matched them with a neutral button up and complementing kicks. It’s all about balance, folks! All that said, go forth my brothers and don’t be afraid to don your swimwear in the streets.