Tailor Made

November 24, 2014

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Wearing: Sports Coat: Bar III| Vest: Onassis| Shirt: G-Star| Jeans: J.Brand| Shoes: Stacy Adams

Nothing feels better than something that is tailor made to fit your body. Besides having a garment that is shaped only for you, the process of having a professional do your measurements is pretty cool. In fact, it might be the the closest I’ll ever get to feeling like Prince Akeem so I have to shout out the Bar III team for hooking me up with the experience. I decided to pair the jacket with some double denim to dress it down, but added the the vest so I don’t look like a cowboy on a first date. While the template might be simple I like to mix textures to add a little something something.


Winter Favorites

November 19, 2014

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Wearing: Jacket: KITH x Ones Stroke| Shirt: Boohoo| Jeans: American Eagle| Boots: Coach| Hat: H&M| Glasses: Saint Laurent Paris (via SmartBuyGlasses)

Since I’m sitting in my apartment currently wrapped up in my comforter to avoid the 20 degree weather, I feel like it’s no time like the present to share some of the favorite pieces from my closet this winter. Let’s start with Shibuya Robe from the KITH x Ones Strokes collab. One might judge this purchase this over a traditional big coat but 1) I’m grown and do what I want and 2) it’s going to be my main layering piece all season. That brings me to the longline button up from Boohoo. I’ve been looking for a shirt with this silhouette but they traditionally don’t look great on dudes with a shorter frame. The black totally gives me the illusion of having an actual torso. (Cat’s out of the bag:I’m really short IRL.) Moving on too these boots from Coach. While I have a plethora of brown boots it’s been the bane of my existence to find a perfect pair that I can rock with skinny jeans, tights, or trousers. And finally, I can’t forget my new Saint Laurent glasses from SmartBuyGlasses. Actually I can’t because I’m literally blind and the law requires me to wear them while operating a vehicle. When it comes to eyewear I’m very no frills but appreciate a touch of design and versatility. Sidenote: Is anyone surprised that all my favorites are black?

Well I shared what I’ll be wearing a million times this season, what are some of your picks for this winter?


Urban Exploration

November 17, 2014

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Wearing: Jacket/Boots: Alpha Industries x Palladium| Hoodie: Champion| Jeans: Simon Miller| Hat: Vera Lago

I’d like to consider myself as pretty adventurous. Like the first one to get killed in a horror movie because I 1) don’t know how to stay in my own lane and 2) am black. (duh). That being said New York can be a little monotonous location wise. Since I can’t climb mountains, I usually settle for scaling fences while shooting blog photos. (This bomber would look so boss in the mugshot I’d take for the trespassing charges.)  It’s hoodie and boots season which easily can get boring but taking the same bold outlook on dressing can upgrade any fit. I’ve personally been vibing with  distressed denim and bombers like a true Yeezus disciple.

How do you shake up things when the weathers gets you stuck in a rut? 


A Touch of Emerald

November 13, 2014

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Wearing: Sweater: Joe Fresh| Pants: Chapter| Shoes: Tsubo| Backpack: Coach

I wish I was joking when I tell people how long it takes me to get ready in the morning. I’m not even going to write in down in this post because of my shame. I typically ponder why it takes my roommate a couple mins to get ready and out the door and I take…longer. My journalistic tendencies finally allowed me to inquire and the answer was a simple one: knits.  He’s just buys sweaters and sweatshirts in bulk at the beginning of the season and wears them everyday. While my sartorial ADD won’t let me do that IRL; I can say that I’ve been trying to step up my knit game. This deep emerald joint is a perfect alternative to the blacks, grays and navys that flood the market. They also go with my one pair of emerald shoes so OHHH!