Archive for July, 2008

An Orginator of Fly: The Style of Pharrell Williams

The style of Pharrell Williams is purely iconic
 

 

Pharrell Williams is simply fly. He began as a behind-the-scenes guy producing some of the hottest beats and tracks for stars to being his own hip-hop rock sensation. And like wine- with time he's managed to age into one of the coolest most unique easygoing chill nerds we all know. . . and love! Just like his music, his style has also gracefully developed to be one of the best in the world. He's been idolized and adorned by all the top style powerhouses including Gentleman's Quaterly (GQ).

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.

Pharrell at SS09 LV show
 

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.

cindy from the urban gentleman

Step Your Watch Game Up: Latest Watch Trends

Lupe has helped to bring back some of the latest watch trends
Watches. . . sometimes they seem like a thing of the past especially since the invention of the cellphone. Now of course there are those who ALWAYS wear watches and it’s commendable because watches are great accessories. They’re sort of like the equivalent of bracelets for women- to some extent. If you are one of those men who wears watches daily then you probably already have your favorites styles and brands in mind. But for those who don’t. . . . well, you should think of watches as an accessory more so than a necessity, therefore you should get a watch or watches that fit your style. The newest watch trends are all pretty hot, but you should really look over you wardrobe and analyze your style when trying to match which watch style is best for you.
GO DIGITAL:
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:

Neat huh? And sleek at that the same time. This is a great watch- very tech savvy looking.
“Pimp Watch” Saishin Diode
$149.99
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.
Fossil Ana-Digi
$85.00
Buy it HERE
It’s a watch AND a calculator – at the same time, lol. . . With this watch on your wrist it’ll be easy to caculate how much you’re spendin’, it may even help you out on a test, who knows- the possibilties are endless with this one;-)
Vestal “Calcutron”
$130.00
Buy it HERE


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
$205

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”. . .

This is a good choice, and the watch looks just as vintage as the Penguin polos.
Penguin Gold Watch
$150.00
Buy it Here
(b/c of urban gent readers, this watch is now sold out)

This is a very classic looking watch, and it would go great with a casual or dressy outfit.
Paul Frank Gold Watch
$95.00
Buy it HERE
(b/c of urban gent readers, this watch is now sold out)

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.

Timex Digital with Chronogragh
$35.00
Buy it HERE

Masculine Etiquettes: How To Prepare For a Female Visitor

If you want to end up like these guys, follow the list below


It’s the weekend and I know many of you will have female visitors in your humble abodes. So I wanted to let you know that one of the biggest turn-offs for women is visiting a man’s house when it’s out-of–order, messy, jacked-up, funky, dirty, lol . . . you get what I’m saying:-)

Here’s a quick checklist of things to do when preparing for a female visitor:

1. Clean the living room: this is the first place she’ll see and be.

2. Clean the bathroom: this is so pertinent because if it’s nasty, she’ll think you’re nasty and you’ll quickly loose points with her, lol

3. Clean the kitchen: who knows, she may want to cook for you.

4. Clean the bedroom: this is mainly for men who have roommates or plan to get some nookie.

5. Make sure the place smells good: Use atleast 2 scented candles or 2 Glade plug-ins.

6. Make sure there are no annoying roommates around: they can easily kill the mood.

7. Make sure your satellite or cable is working, if not have a variety of movies prepared.

8. Make sure you smell good, have fresh breath, and
clean cut nails
(long dirty nails are a HUGE turnoff)

9. Have a few drinks and snacks prepared: strawberries, grapes, and bottled water are good choices. Maybe some alcohol. .

10.If you do plan on “getting busy”make sure you have condoms and massage oils ready: always use protection- there are waaaay to many STDs out there now-a-days!

Now, I know alot of these may seem pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised how many guys let women come over to dirty smelly places- its not a good look. So print this list out and post it on the fridge. . . have a GRAND weekend!

For references on Grooming, Breath-enhancers, and Colognes click on those words.

Hey Urban Gent Readers!!! Definition of an Urban Gentleman.

It’s official… I put the Urban Gentleman in the “urban dictionary” yesterday. Check it out here.

So now “Urban Gentleman” has officially been defined by yours truly. The definition of an Urban Gentleman…

1.) A modern day gentleman.


2.) A certain wardrobe style.


3.) A stylish well-mannered man with
swagger. He has knowledge of proper
etiquette and grooming.

Notable Urban Gentleman: David Beckham, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Brad Pitt.

Kanye West has the style of an Urban Gentleman.

“Wow, look at the way he dresses- Lacoste shirts and Ecko jeans, he’s so nice and ambitious- that guy is such an urban gentleman.

 
With the support from everyone we’ll be sure to bring awareness to this phrase “Urban Gentleman” a saying that was of course coined here at The Urban Gentleman. Have a great weekend everyone!
PS- Sorry I wasn’t able to post yesterday, I was feeling a little under the weather. But there will be more great articles to come.

*(I spelled ecko jeans wrong on the entry, but I couldn’t edit it… be sure to give it thumbs up). 

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