Even though I feel like NYC totally didn’t get a real summer, trust that I couldn’t be happier to welcome in the cooler temps. While my summer look consisted of throwing on a different printed short sleeve shirt every morning, I wanted to bring it back to basics for my fall uniform. When H&M asked me to show off my ideal Autumn fit, I had to skip the typical tones of the season and head straight to my neutral blacks, whites, and grays. (This is New York after all.) The piece that hold this outfit together is this insane bomber. Besides a trusty leather jacket, you’ll only need a good bomber to survive the season ahead. This black on black joint is perfect for the transitional season like this or can be used with a beautiful layered look down the line. What more can a guy ask for? (Well besides a penthouse, unlimited bottles of champagne and a black card.)
No my friends you’re not looking at the new ad images for the hypebeast Whole Foods but instead the new Strange Fruit collab from Play Cloths and Saucony. When looking at these images I don’t know if I’d rather go cop a pair of new kicks or run out and grab a juice. Actually both. Always both.
Jokes aside, the Strange Fruit pack which was inspired by rare and exotic fruits, is a solid addition to an Autumn sneaker selection. The Crown Jewel (Purple in laymen’s terms) and Burnt Orange colorways are a great punch of hue that to those that typically dominates most dudes’ footwear game when the temperature starts to drop. Personally I’m on board for these, except the name to be honest. (When buying sneakers I’m really not trying to think about a Bille Holiday song about lynching, but maybe that’s just me.)
If you want to taste these for yourself then head over to select Play Cloths & Saucony retailers.
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
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