Archive for August, 2008

Democratic Style: Democratic National Convention 2008

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If you haven’t been watching it you should, The Democratic National Convention (DNC) started August 25th and finishes on the 28th. Now of course you should tune in because it’s historic, but for the relevance of the blog- tune in to check out the top-notch suits these politicians will be rockin‘. Politicians have such a clean, usually well-tailored and classic style. If you want to know how you should look going into the office or to a job interview take notes from them.

The DNC is being held in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center. U.S. Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic Nominee.

Check out some of the pictures from DNC:

Craig Robinson, brother of Future First Lady Michelle Obama

Democratic Committee Chairman Howard Dean

Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones

John Kerry

Pianist and Singer John Legend

New York Governor David Peterson

Representative Dennis Kucinich

Reg Weaver
(of the Democratic Educational Center….)

Senator Patrick Leahy

US Senator Edward Kennedy

Future Vice President Joe Biden

Jesse Jackson Jr.

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle

The Future First Family

President Barack Obama

Style Notations: Notice that the most of the candidates opt for a black or navy suit and a red, blue, or gold tie. That’s called classic clean…. Personally, I’m a sucker for a well-tailored navy suit, spread collar white shirt, and red tie or light blue tie- It’s perfection.

One thing that I do HATE about alot of older politicians styles is there tendency to have a skinny knot… it just looks old-fashioned in a bad way. And it makes them look fat because the tie goes from skinny to fat- it’s uneven and very unflattering unless you’re rocking a skinny tie.

Welcome To New York…

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So, I’m finally here in the city of dreams… and it’s pretty cool so far. Not as cool as Atlanta, but we’ll have to see if my opinion changes. I’m having alot of internet difficulties at my place right now, so my posts may be really sporadic for a week or so… just hang in there!

And I’m actually looking for someone to contribute to The Urban Gentleman on a weekly basis so let me know if you’re interested!


Moving from Atlanta to Manhattan

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Hey Urban Gent Readers!

There is a reason I haven’t really posted since this past weekend… it’s because “I’m moving on up (moving on up) to the eastside“, lol (Jeffersons theme song). No but really I am moving from Atlanta to Manhattan to start a new chapter in life and to really experience style in the fashion capitol of the world (I’ll be studying fashion at Parsons School of Design too). I’m pretty excited and nervous, but mostly nervous because I’m going to miss Atlanta- I LOOOOOVE Atlanta:-) And I’m pretty southern, a “Georgia Peach” if you will, so the fast-paced world of Manhattan is going to be different, but I’ll love every moment of it….

So, I’ve been preparing to move all week and I’ve been packing (I’m STILL packing). We’re driving up (pretty crazy huh) so I expect to arrive there on Sunday. I may not be able to write anymore post til mid next week… just check back periodically!!

Oh, and if you have any questions or topic suggestions, just leave them in the comment box below or email me at urbangentblog(at)gmail(dot)com (I’ll be checking my email via my phone for the next few days).



PS- I will be in Atlanta every chance I get, so don’t think for a moment that I’m leaving for good:-):-):-)

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Nature Calls: 2 Cool T-shirts

I saw these tees online and thought they were pretty cool…

Both shirts are Lira, buy them for $30.

Usain Bolt: Puma Gold

Those custom made spikes are a beauty
Usain Bolt outside “The Bird’s Nest” in Beijing, China.

If you didn’t know him before, you love him now. With a 9.69 100m WORLD RECORD time, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. And oh-boy am I proud… if you didn’t know I’m half Jamaican myself… so after his win and the sweep with the Jamaican women- Shelly-Ann Fraser, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson I was superCrazyRidiculouslyExcited! Anyway, Usain aka “Lightening Bolt” made history while rockin’ gold Pumas. That was a good look for Puma and I’m sure their shoes sales of the Cell Meio, from their Runway Collection, will spike. Check them out:

The “Usain” Pumas…

I’ve always had a fetish for Pumas, they’re just so ridiculously cool, but I usually opt for the high tops… I actually have the Jamaican colored high-top pumas that I rock on special occasions:-) Aren’t you just lovin’ how these shoes are croc- so sexy… check out all 14 colors and styles, including the new Puma Usan Metallic.

Turns out Puma has had a presence in Jamaica for awhile.
I found this ad on the net and it says that Puma was (is?) a
sponsor of the Jamaican Athletics Federation.
Cool ad!

More pictures of the fastest man in the world

This picture makes me laugh because he was straight
CHILLIN at the end of the race! Hands all out and ish,
neck turned to the side, lol. He could have ran so much
faster and he could have a MUCH better record,
but hey… maybe next olympic.

And the fastest women:

Darn it feels so good to be a Jamaican right now:-)
and an American- thanks to Michael Phelps, that guy is my Hero!!! :-)

ALMA Awards 2008 Red Carpet Fashion

ALMA host Eva Longoria and her husband Tony Parker

Check out some of the Red Carpet Fashion of the National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards. They were held in Pasadena, California yesterday.

Yes, I am a fan of Will.I.Am, but no I’m not feeling
the clothes. WAaaa-aaaa-y to much going on.
Fellas you have to know how to edit your outfit because
if you don’t you’ll end up looking a mess.

Terrence Howard looks how he usually does…
light colored suit, different pattern shirt,tie, and
pocket square (which is great btw).
But what’s up with his hair? I really feel like
Terrance Howard should either wear his hair
all texurized or either naturally afro/curly…
because this in-between hair look is so messy.
Where is his barber?

Ugly Betty’s Mark Indelicato looked nice.

Ryan Seacrest sported a perfectly tailored suit
and a nice tan:-), Ashley Tisdale, and Zac Efron

Chris de la Fuente and boxer
Oscar de la Hoya.

I really think Mario looks great.
The suit was good for him, and the
Gucci loafers are nice too.

Actor Eduardo Verastegui
won an award for the movie “Bella”

What do think of the Red Carpet Styles?

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