I often meet guys who feel like their style needs more. . .they like the way they dress, but they want to be able to stretch their look- meaning they want to be able to wear the same outfit in different ways. Well, the best way to diversify your style is to add accessories. The most basic accessory is a belt, but that’ s more of a necessity. . .we’ll talk about belts another day.
Below are the accessories that can enhance any man’s look if worn properly, I will write about each of the accessories one or two at a time over the next few weeks:
7. Out-of-the-box accessories
Lets start with Scarves.
Those who want a classic and clean look should avoid that type of scarf. Focus on getting silk-type scarves that are more neutral in color and that you could possibly wear years from now. This scarf is and should be timeless in look and it’s the type I highly recommend for Urban Gentleman.
You can buy these scarves anywhere and everywhere now. . .I recommend 3 places:
1.) Amazon.com – they have a great variety for great prices
2.) Mall (from GAP to Urban Outfitters)– you will be able to find the trendiest styles at your local mall.
3.) your local thrift store – shopping here allows you to be unique, if you spend the time searching you could possibly find a designer scarf for a really really really cheap price.
For in-store designer scarves: Barneys and Neiman Marcus
(scarves are often seen as either unisex or for women in the retail world, so you may have to visit the women’s accessories area to find these types scarves.)
You can now buy the EXACT scarves Lil’Wayne and Kanye West wear (plus many more) at The Urban Gentleman Store, click HERE.
J a c i n d a of The Urban Gentleman
(She and Pharrell collaborate to make LV jewelry) One of my favorite looks from the show.
I really like the subtle two-tone shirt, the airy blue and sand colors really compliment each other. The jacket is cool too- really simple and clean.
I like it though
. . . it’s always good to have certain signature looks in your style.
As many of you know The Urban Gentleman will be covering MTV’s new show From G’s to Gents. As I said before I’m not one for foolish tv (hopefully this show isn’t), but being that the premise of the show aligns itself with UG (Urban Gentleman), I’ll be watching.
What we know thus far. . . .
(who’s always so Morehouse Fresh)
The Gentleman’s Handbook:
Chapter 2: Style
Chapter 3: Etiquette
Chapter 6: Grammer
Chapter 7: Manners
(those are the only revealed chapters so far)
(Check out my first Gs to Gents post for more information)
My top picks (in no particular order):
1. Lebron James
He’s called King James for a reason and style is definitely one.
2. David Beckham
He’s always at the top of my best-dressed list. What can I say those Brits just have great style. Not only is he the new face of Emporio Armani, he also has a wife that’s equally as chic- Victoria Beckham.
3. Thierry Henry
Some of you Americans may not know who he is (lol), but my international readers and true sports fans know that he is a sharp dresser. His charm and style has landed him a contract as an international “brand ambassador” for Tommy Hilfiger.
4. Dwayne Wade
He always shows up to award shows and events wearing the latest trends and wearing them well. And besides. . . it seems like alot of gentleman are trying to get the “Dwayne Wade look”.
Will Demps – he’s most women’s picture of perfection and his fashion sense has allowed him to snag Hollywood hotties like R&B singer Letoya Luckett.
Tom Brady – he dresses how I expect and want athletes to dress- stylish & clean. I’m sure his girlfriend, supermodel Gisele, gives him plenty of fashion tips.
Terrell Owens – some say cocky athletes always have great style. . .hmmm, I don’t know about that, but T.O definitely does.
Reggie Bush – he’s actually one of the best dressed men in the NFL, he dresses up & down almost flawlessly. He has the complete Urban Gentleman look, he just doesn’t have the UG swagger or class quite yet. . .but I’m sure he’ll get there soon.