This season might just be one of my favorites because there are 3 black designers on the show oppose to just 1. So I want to take the time to shout them out on Urban Gent…
From: Houston, Texas
Biography: With a unique eye for details, Jerrell’s designs are intricate and creative. Jerrell found his passion for fashion by way of modeling. The former model admits to not being able to afford “the cool stuff” in his early career, and so he taught himself how to make what he wanted to wear. He describes himself as eclectic and bold and wants to create pieces that express people’s individualities. Inspired by life, Jerrell classifies his designs as “raw beauty.”
From: Chicage, Illinois
Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, and Cristobal Balenciaga
Fashion Must: Low-waist, bell-cut black pants
He has a line called Bloke that has been worn by American Idol‘s Randy Jackson, the rap singer Timberland and Saudi royalty, Scott said in a telephone interview: “It has raw opulent flair. I’m not just a jeans and T-shirt designer.”
You should definitely tune into Bravo every Wednesday at 9pm to watch Project Runway Season 5, it’ll give you a new appreciation for fashion designers.
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The first thought that entered my mind as I sat down to watch the show was “This ish is sooo fake… these guys are acting, and the acting is bad.” But hey- that’s “reality tv” for you, right?
Anyway here’s the rundown on what happened on Episode 1 of From Gs to Gents:
The guys were basically getting drunk and acting like wangsters (wack-ass gansgters) as they awaited the 2:1 talks with Mr. Bentley. And I must say, Pretty Ricky was the guy of the show- getting drunk, hitting on chicks, and peeing in the backyard- it wasn’t a good look.
During the interviews we find out alot about the guys: Stan is a stripper, Creppa calls his glasses “hater blockers” and he proclaims himself as a goon… lol, yeah right dude, no “goon” would ever be on a reality show unless it’s a behind the scenes look into America’s prison system… but anyway, The Truth got into arguments with several guys in the house and Bentley Fonzworth didn’t like him too much either.
After dinner and the interviews each guy had to cast there Black Ball Vote- in which each guy voted for who he thought should go home. Majority of the G’s got no votes except for:
The truth- 5 votes
Pretty Ricky- 7 votes
Creepa- 1 (Zenel voted for him)
In the End:
Pretty Ricky went home: He was drunk as hell all episode and he wore a white blazer over his club jacket, which irked some people.
The Truth went home: E6 plotted against him heavily and told everyone to vote for him and it worked.
Urban Gent view: First impressions are very important and great dressing and grooming is the best first step to making a good impression.
There’s alot show premiering this week: Run’s House, Project Runway, and (drum roll please) From G’s to Gents- tonight at 10pm on MTV. You can check out my previous introductions of the show here & here.
Before watching the show tonight, go check out the cast and let us know who you think has the best chance at winning the 100 Grand. (See G’s to Gent Bios)
Remember that scene from The 40-Year-Old Virgin? When Steve Carell’s character got his chest-waxed? Soooo painful! I just can’t see why a man would wanna go through that, but I guess Beyonce and Cassie prefer their men hairless. . .
Check out this excerpt I found from one site:
I love Pharrell for his ability to make looking fashionable easy. I absolutely love the style of guys like Kanye West, but let's be real- you Know they take a good bit of time thinking carefully about what to rock. Pharrell, on the other hand, rarely looks like that. And the fact that he's pushing 40, and he's able to wear what he wears without us questioning it, is fly. . .well, lol, he's like 35- which is young, but you get what I mean . . . Pharrell's style should not be taken for granted by anyone. Yeah he may rock an over-sized purple Hermes bag, but hey – he's Pharrell. And the older some guys get the more flamboyant they become as well. . . and that isn't always a bad thing.
Alright so dude is unique. He mixes skater guy + beach bum + hip hop + prep. Alot huh? Yeah it is, but to be honest he is actually one of the originators of this look that every guy tries to rock these days. And since he's an orginator you should pay close attention to how he dresses. Basically his style is a collaboration of different looks and on the average day to get Pharrell's look, you do this:
small/medium one-image graphic tee + quality denim jeans (that are slightly fitted) + ice cream or bape shoes or low-top vans+ trucker hat + keychain on your jeans + digital watch = Pharrell's style.
Now of course the easiest way to get Pharrell's look is to just rock clothes from his Billionaire's Boys Club line. But in general, the brands Pharrell wears are: A Bathing Ape (BAPE), Ice Cream, BBC, and Louis Vuitton. And as of late he's shown love for murses and manbags– a term he hates by the way, lol- sorry Pharrell. So rockin a bright colored travel bag with your threads may give you an even more authentic Pharrell look.
Mr.Williams doesn't just do the whole casual hip-hop/skater/beach bum look, he also dresses perfectly preppy on a regular- check out his latest photos from GQ Magazine's July Issue:
At the end of the day Pharrell is a world-wide trendsetter and when you add that to the fact that he was Voted The Best Dressed Man in the World by Esquire in 2005, well that just boosts his fashion credibility and make's him one of the most official Urban Gentleman.
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I think some of the flyest watches are digital these days. When I was younger I thought they were pretty nerdy, but now that nerdy is in digital watches are cool. . . superCool, lol. They fit in perfectly with the overly prep styles, 80s styles, urbanPrep, and they go GREAT with graphic tees. . . they’re just kinda dope. Check these out:
“Pimp Watch” Saishin Diode
Buy it HERE
(b/c of urban gent readers, this watch is now sold out)
This a nice clean simple digital/analog watch. It would look good with the graphic tees.
Buy it HERE
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This is the watch NERD’s like Pharrell William rock on a daily. Yep, he’s a Casio digital watch fan, and I must say after checking out the website– they have some great picks there. The one above was just released in March.
BAPE G-shock MGD-00209
Forget Platinum, GO GOLD:
Like Lupe says “Got my- gold watch- and my. . . ” you know the rest. After about a decade of getting no love, Gold is back in style and that includes gold watches. I’m kind of glad Gold is back b/c it allows for more variety. Check out these Lupe style watches, and make sure you cope one so you can be “the coolest dude, what”. . .
Now these elegant time pieces are perfect for those who want to go back to gold, but in the least corny way.
Guess Gold Watches
Left: $125.00 Right:$115.00
Buy them HERE
Now this watch makes me laugh, lol. . .why? Because look at it- it’s so damn nerdy. It’s gold and it’s digital a happy medium between the main watch trends. AND it’s a Timex- so that adds to it’s nerd-like credibility. Call me crazy, but I really like this watch, I mean I really really do- okay, well I’m not in LOVE with it and I mean it’s no Jacob watch, but it’s so trendy. . . and for only $35.00 it just doesn’t get any better. PLUS it looks alot like the gold watch Lupe rocks.
Buy it HERE