Archive for September, 2008

Benjamin Bixby: How I Love Thee

Two weekends ago, I took a trip to uptown Manhattan to have breakfast with some friends. While up there I passed Barneys and a window display full of Benjamin Bixby clothing. I was so excited! So I went inside, checked out his stuff, and this is what I found…



I was overjoyed to enter a world with Benjamin Bixby.
I wish they had a cooler setup of his clothing at this
Barney’s location, but it’s cool I treasured every
moment nevertheless.

To be 100% honest, I hate to say it, but I didn’t quiiite feel all the pieces individually. When I looked at the BB clothing in magazines I was inspired, when I saw the display in the Barney’s window I was moved, but when I actually saw the clothes all together… I was like “oh, okay”. Which is a straight reaction, but I thought that I would have been more like “OMG, I FREAKIN LOOOOOOOVE this shit… Sick-O-ning” lol. But I think I know what it is- the pieces have to be combined to produce that southern country 3 stacks flavor that we all love. I also think that the setup at that particular Barney’s was slightly unexciting. All in all I feel that Andre Benjamin did a superb job on building his 90 piece collection that includes basics, sweaters, and accessories.


Inspiration for line.

If you want to purchase Benjmain Bixby clothing visit
Barney’s in New York or Harrod’s in London.
You can also shop online here.

Benjamin Bixby Collection Must-Haves for
The Urban Gentleman include:
1. green vest
2. braces (aka suspenders to some)
3. arm-patched sweater
4. green polo

Silver Shoes: Hugo Boss


These shoes immediately caught my eye, they are ridiculously sexy. Silver shoes in general, I feel, are a serious must for the fall, winter, and spring… They’ll give even the simplest outfit enough flavor to look flawless. Immediately cop these shoes if you can.


Boss by Hugo Boss, $375, zappos.com

A Man’s Bag

As the world now knows men wear bags, more specifically men carry bags like women carry purses and in some cases men buy women’s purses and wear them in the same way. Some people hate it, others love it, I… well I see that this trend will soon not be a trend, but just a way of life. If you don’t see alot of men rockin’ bags in your city then it’s probably because your city is just a “late-bloomer” give it a year or two and you will.

The man bag and murse are fine, but I still love to see a man with a classic messenger bag.

I found a flawlessly perfect one online:

Now this a man’s bag. Its authentic, classic, and leather.
It looks like it belonged to your great great grandfather, but
yet it looks like you can give it to your grandson when he
heads to college. This satchel is perfect. If you need a new bag
and you have the funds go to jcrew.com and buy this bag $795

If the one above is too pricey for you, check out this
dark brown messenger, it’s just as original, but with a
slight modern edge for $225, jcrew.com

Inspire Me: Street Fashion… sockless

Hey guys, sorry for the long break in posts… but Parsons School of Design is a beast! and it’s consuming my life these days, but I am determined to get back to my daily schedule of posting…

Any who. I was rummaging through the net and found some really haute pics that inspire me in their own way, and I was going to just keep them for my personal delight- then I decided they would be great for the blog.
I heart saddle oxfords.
I know y’all are probably thinking…
Cindy this is some dorky ish.
But I love this because it’s so Benjamin Bixby.

Trends this look embodies:
the manbag/murse
the simple man/classic look
no socks

I am really feeling this casual look because
its so effortlessly stylish.

Trends this look embodies:
pants roll
vans shoes or skippers
manbag/murse

If you look at him starting from the head down to
the waist you would know in your heart that he’s
wearing some nice tailored trousers, but nope.
This gentleman is confidently rocking denim
jeans complete with slashes.

Trends this look embodies:
pants roll
manbag/murse

As you can see sockless is the way to go… yes, it’s getting cold but its not ice cold yet. Cuffs and rolling up your jeans is very chic and very in, so for these next couple of warms weeks be sure to cuff up your pants and rock your skippers with no socks. When winter comes invest in some really classic, unique socks in a variety of colors.


rugby socks, $8, urbanoutfitters.com
saddle oxfords, $129, orvis.com

Look of the Week

“Look of the Week” is a new feature to come to the Urban Gentleman that will feature a complete look to get you through the week. So take notes and pay close attention to ensure that you will be the flyest guy on campus, the club, or maybe even just your neighborhood. (“The Look” and this article is compliments of one of our past local gentleman Alija Harrison)

THE JEANS:
Levis
Levis are very long lasting and classic. Their boot-cut on purpose, for those gentleman that may have bigger feet than the average. Also, with this color of denim you can wear them with sneakers or dress shoes.


THE SHIRT:
80s Purple Tee
-OR-
Armani Tee
“Even though the end of the is fast approaching (September 22nd), it is still hot in most places so a V-neck will look hot (get it) with this look. Either shirt one or two will look great.”

THE SHOE:
Special Edition Burgundy Creative Reaction
“With this style of Recreations you can either wear your pants leg over the tongue or your pant leg inside the shoe. I prefer to tuck the pant leg into the tongue of the shoe, it will make the outfit even more dope!”

THE EXTRA:

UO Vest
“This nice gray vest will look awesome over the v-neck. The vest will help make the outfit look not so plain and boring.”

Silver Chain
This chain will help bring out the silver in the shoes.

Silver Bracelet
“And finally a nice bracelet, which will help to make your arms look not so lonely.”

Enjoy, hopefully this look will help the ladies pay extra close attention.

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