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What Your Dad Wants This Father’s Day

June 7, 2016

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If we’re going to be completely honest, we all know that Father’s Day is just another sham holiday much like all of the ones made up by social media managers trying to sell whatever their client told them to. #HappyNationalBoxedLasagnaDay! Don’t get me wrong, your dad totally deserves to be celebrated for raising your probably ungrateful ass. That being said, there are the traditional gifts that every single site will tell you to get, but your dad probably (definitely) wants something else. As a certified dad whisperer (pause), I’ll let you know what things you SHOULD get your dad, but also what he actually wants. Thank me later.

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Essentials: Urban Explorer

October 20, 2015

Mens Fall Essentials

Fall is in full swing and it’s time to dress appropriately. When you live in a place like NYC it could be freezing in the morning on your ways to work/school, uncomfortable in the afternoon, and brick again by the time you’re out for the night. While it sounds like a mission to dress for all this and be stylish, it’s not that hard if you’re strategic about it. Check out some of my favorite pieces below that should help you find the perfect Autumn balance.

Goorin & Bros Butcher Hat - If you can pull off hats (sorry if you can’t brah) then this is the shape for you. I currently have this in Olive which I love, but I recommend going with a shade of brown if you’re only copping one investment headpiece this season.

Warby Parker Otis Glasses-  Summer was all about the clear frames, and the wind chill clearly proves that summer is over. If you need to wear specs I’d go for something in a subtle tortoise. (If you’re feeling brave why not add a red to the roster.)

Timberland West Haven Chukka Boot - I can’t stress the importance of a good boot this season. While I love my classic Timbs, this modern silhouette can take you from the street to the conference room with ease.

Coach Manhattan Backpack- When it comes to bags, nothing is easier than a backpack. If you’re out of school you should probably invest in something nicer nowadays. Treat yo’self!

J.Crew Denim Jacket- While I do love “leather weather” it’s pretty hard to compete with the rich heritage of the denim jacket. If you’re going for a trad or Americana aesthetic one of these is your best bet.

Carhartt Polka Stripe - I always like to keep a statement shirt on deck just to flex a little here and there. Ditch the florals and Hawaiian prints and go for something a little more subtle. Or don’t….stripes, polka dots, panels, mixed media are all cool ways to stand out.

French Connection Machine Gun Slim Trousers- It kills me to see guys think their only option between dress pants and sweatpants are jeans. While denim is hella universal, a well-fitted trouser speaks volumes. (They also won’t bleed indigo all over your white kicks.)

Miansai Modern Anchor –  Next time you tell someone to “look at the wrist” make sure you have a little something nice on it.

What are some of your fave pieces for fall?

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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.

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6 Shorts To Stunt In

June 24, 2015

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Sun’s out, calves out. Alright that’s not an actual saying and I could probably think of a better pun, but I’m running on fumes here. Whatever it’s finally warm enough to wear shorts without catching a side eye from a judgemental busybody like myself. Oversized, jort, or sweatshort: take a look at some of my current faves and get some sun on those limbs.

Carhartt WIP | Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen | Chapter
Public School | Woolrich Woolen Mills | Reigning Champ