Archive for August, 2008

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:-)

Will.i.am, 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?

The Chris Brown New Era Hats

Being fly has further payed off for Urban Gentleman Chris Brown. Check out this tidbit on C-Breezy’s new line of New Era hats:

Chris Brown is joining with New Era for a line of hats. The Chris New Era hats will go on sale this month.
The Brown line will be baseball cap styled and carry one of six different designs, all done by Chris. The designs include a 1980 vintage boom box and another with the initials CBE that draws from Chris Brown Entertainment, his label under Interscope.
Brown in total reportedly designed 10 patterns/hats, but New Era will sell six of them with Brown retaining rights to the other four. The price of Chris Brown’s hats ares less than previous New Era celebrity hat offerings, with Brown’s New Era line coming in retail between $35 and $40. (What a great price!)

Speculation says that New Era will do a limited production, at least initially. So if you are interested, better buy up fast.
source: lalate.com

The Chris Brown hats went on sale Thursday, August 14, at Lids, New Era Stores, and can be found on neweracap.com and lids.com


Check Out ALL the Chris Brown Hats:






In other CBreezy news, check out Chris Brown
at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles.

He’s one of the first stars I’ve seen rock the Jordan VII Miro
You get about 10 cool points for that CB.

2008-2009 Men’s Fall/Winter Fashion Trends Guide

It’s finally here, the breakdown of the 2008 Fall Fashion Trends that will help guide you while you’re out shopping. Like I’ve said before men’s styles change at a very slow rate- which is great because you don’t have to worry about buying a slew of new threads to be stylish and trendy.
2008 Men’s Fall Fashion Trends

The Blue-Collar Worker

This trend is all about suspenders, workboots, jeans, and heavy coats. Original inspiration for this look comes from carpenters, coal-miners, steel workers, and other stereotypically manly careers.
Urban Gent Comments: I really like this look for everybody- all shapes, sizes, and ages. The “worker” look is very smart if put together correctly, but it can also be really sloppy since it mimics the garments of the “everyday construction worker”- so approach this trend with caution, lol… get it:-)

To Get The Look: braces (suspenders), boots, jeans, flat front khakis, flannel jackets, khaki blazers, vests, corduroy pants, and clothing that reminds you of “the working man” throughout the early 1900’s.

Designers for the Look: D&G, Adam Kimmel, Z Zegna, Club Monaco/J.Crew

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College Cool*

It’s all about keeping it basic on a seemingly college level. T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers are the name of the college game and guys like Pharrell inspire this look. With “College Cool”, your style blends and you often time wear outfits that look the same or are the same back to back- just like Mr.Willams.

Urban Gent Comments: Very doable, very cool. This style is better for someone who exudes confidence… because not everybody can pull off seemingly wearing the same thing a few days in row.

To Get The Look: very slightly fitted graphic tees, denim jeans, sneakers/trainers, trendy book bag, wayfarer shades, bright colored “saggy skinny” jeans, converse, aviators, vans, fitted hats

Designers for the Look: BBC (Billionaires Boys Club), LRG, Levi’s

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Eastern Inspiration

This trend is an ode to the East w/ a nod to Russia. It focuses on Russian-inspired winter apparel with other eastern styles in the mix. This look is all about over-sized coats, animals furs, and “oriental colors” such as orange and red.

Urban Gent Comments: I suggest only buying a few items that fit this trend because it’s not for everyone. Maybe a jacket and a scarf…

To Get The Look: jackets w/ fur collars, heavy sweaters, bright colored scarves, vest, fall colored suede pants, and any type clothing that makes you think “Russian Empire”

Designers for the Look: Ermenegildo Zegna,Gucci, D-squared

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Geometric Retro Nerd*

These days styles and trends seem to make marriages more and more- and two trends that have seemingly gotten hitched in Vegas are “the Nerd” and “the 80’s”, and I must say- they’ve made some superCool babies. This look is at the center of hip-hop, pop, and rock meaning that it’s at the center of the world. It’s all about bright clothing with clean edges worn in a preppy way.

Urban Gent Comments: This is the trend to follow if you want to be undeniably stylish. Just be careful to not overdo it because it’s easy to clash when rockin’ the Geometric Retro Nerd look.

To Get The Look: dark denim, bright colored shirts, colored fitted jeans, v-neck shirts, gold jewelry, pumas, jordans, thrift store finds, blazers, sandel-oxfords, vest, fanny pack/book bag

Designers for the look: American Apparel, Gap, LRG, Creative Reaction

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Classically Simple

This look builds upon the preppy look that has swept our nation by storm. But instead of being so stereotypically preppy this new trend focuses on the idea that “less is more”. The 1950’s is the era the emulates this look with perfection.

Urban Gent Comments: This is one of my favorite fall fashion trends. If you follow it you will certainly be the cleanest lad on the block. The trend is also great because the clothing is classic and will never go out of style.

To Get The Look: trousers, blue & white collar shirts (w/ collar stays), heather-grey coloured clothing, lace-up dress shoes, pea coats, trench-coats, eye-glasses, tie-clips, neutral colored ties (regular, skinny, and bow-ties), and anything that looks like it would be worn on the set of Happy Days or The Great Debaters.

Designers for the look: Ralph Lauren, Junya Watanabe, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, DKNY

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Jacket Fanatic*

Once upon a time a jacket was just a jacket, but nowadays jackets have set a whole new trend. This year stars such as Kanye West, Christ Brown, and Lupe Fiasco have made it clear that in order to be fly you gotta rock a badAss jacket. To view this trend up close just go to one of their concerts:-) These jackets, which are often custom designs, are usually similar to marching band, military, or varsity jackets. The color preference for these custom creations is bright-colored and the jacket should be made with materials other than cotton like patent-leather, suede, velour, etc…

Urban Gent Comments: This is probably one of the most pricey trends, and the average person would break their back trying to furnish their wardrobe to fit this look. So 3 really hot jackets in your wardrobe would be just fine.

To Get The Look: jackets, all kinds of jackets, the more unique the better, slight v-neck shirts, fitted jeans, limited edition sneakers/trainers.

Designers for the look: Gucci, D&G, Dr.Romanelli

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Best Designer for this seasons Trends: Dsquared

Designers Dean and Dan do the best job of combining all of
the seasons trends from the “Russian Look” to
“The Jacket Fanatic” to “The Blue Collar Worker”.

Best Star to watch for this seasons Trends: Chris Brown


He’s young, fresh, and cool. Hip-hop singer Chris Brown does the best job of displaying this season’s trends when on and off the red-carpet.

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Must-Have Accessories for the Season:

1. Arab Scarf- yes, it’s still in.
2. Glasses– you MUST have the ability to look intellectual at a moment’s notice.
3. Boldly Colored Fitted Jeans– Lil’Weezy, Chris Brown, Kanye West- they ALL rock em
4. Unique Jacket– it makes getting ready so easy- jeans, t-shirt, and a superTight jacket.
5. Gold Jewelry– if you still haven’t gotten a gold watch or gold chain you need to cop one.
(side note: Gaudy gold is slightly played, so your gold jewelry shouldn’t look costume)


*Exclusive Urban Gentleman Trends

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