Outfits

Falling In

September 1, 2015

mens transitional dressing nyc streetstyle how to tie a jacket around waisted how to wear a white tee brown chelsea boots mens fashion blogger
Wearing: H&M

With Labor Day on the horizon, we have to get over the fact that summer is drawing to a close. To get ready for the new season, I’ve teamed up with H&M to show you how to transition into the fall. When it comes to outerwear, it’s all about soft tailoring, but before you bring out those wool bombers and heavy moto jackets just remember it’ll be warm for a while. I suggest opting for a lightweight baseball or coach jacket. (If you can’t tie it around your waist then it might be to soon to bring it out.) On the denim front, distressed styles look like they’re staying around, but let’s have some sense about this. (If your jeans have more holes in them than Swiss cheese or the plot of Lost then do not wear them.) It’s also never too soon to pull out a nice pair of boots unless you’re on the beach. (Don’t be Justin Bobby!) The in-between season can be a pain but taking the laid back elements of your summer outfits with the subtle sophistication of your fall wardrobe, you’ll be fine.

What are you most excited about pulling out for fall?

Buy It

Blacked Out Birthday List

August 27, 2015

Birthday Wishlist

With my birthday on the horizon I’m taking time to see how #blessed I am to be surrounded with such an amazing support group while working in an industry I enjoy and living in a city that I love. Because I’m the worst, I’m also reflecting on all the stuff I need in my life. Check out the list of items I’m currently lusting after below and feel free to have them to my office. (No bow required!)

The Arrivals Leather Jacket  - No fall wardrobe is complete without a clean biker jacket and I surprisingly don’t have one. I actually tried this on once and it took all my self-control not to run out of the showroom with it. If you don’t get it for me you might as well get it for yourself.

Coach Manhattan Backpack -  If I’m forced to carry around my laptop and gear every day, I might has well do it luxuriously.

Traktor Kontrol S4 - Your boy is stepping up his DJ game this year. I’ll probably buy this myself, but you should book me for your next event!

Native Union Marble Phone Case - How good would this look on the gram, doe?

Prada Lace-Up - “So if the devil wear Prada, Adam Eve wear nada / I’m in between but way more fresher” – da gawd Kanye West

Common Projects Achilles Retro High - I’m a bird, so what?

Warby Parker Henning - Admittingly I have 3 glasses in rotation, but none of them are matte black. (DM me for Rx details.)

APC Logo Sweatshirt – Sure you can get a sweatshirt for like $5, but it’s more fun letting people know you threw down two Benjamins for a basic item.

And there you have it folks, this year’s spoiled brat birthday list. Ed note: I didn’t plan for everything to be black/white, but here we are.

Outfits

Brothers In Arms

August 25, 2015

how to wear a military shirt
vintage military shirt
cool menswear blogger
mens urban fashion
mens fashion hats

new york street style
L-Train Vintage Shirt| Velvet Tees Tee| Express Jeans| New Balance x Herschel Supply Sneakers

Because I’ve seen try to exercise self-control and flex my adult bone I’ve been saving, and heading to my local thrift store more and more instead of dropping stacks for a garment I’ll probably wear once just for the blog/gram. That being said, every time I’ve gone into these stores I’ve always been fascinated with the military shirts. There’s something cool thinking about what that piece might have seen. If you want to go for this look I recommend pairing with something simple. This is an outfit and not a Halloween costume. Coincidentally enough, my good friend from Oh Anthonio agrees and put his on stank on the military aesthetic last week.

Music

Birthday Bops

August 24, 2015

birthdaybops
Today officially marks the beginning of my birthday week. (It’s August 29th, if you want to add it to your calendars.) What better way to kick off a week of narcissism, excessive drinking, and probable property damage than with a turnt up playlist? Get into the hour-long musical journey below. And if you’re in the New York City area and see me Bankhead Bouncing down the street or Harlem Shaking on the subway, it’s fine to assume I’m jamming out to this.

Let me know thoughts/requests for songs to add in the comment section!