Archive for October, 2008

Urban Gentleman Basic RECAP: How-to-tie-a-tie

With the many events you gentleman will be attending this Fall/Winter I figured it would be nice to recap on some of the basics… like how to tie a tie. Click HERE.

COVER GENT: Diddy on L’Uomo Vogue

In this issue Mr. Sean Combs talks about the upcoming presidential election, the importance of voting, his many successful businesses and the evolution of inspiration in creating music.



2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards Fashion: The Men

Well it surely went down in my hometown of Atlanta this past weekend… once again the BET Hip-Hop Awards came in and took over the “black mecca”. After going through alot of the men’s fashion for the event, I ‘ve decided only to display the decent to greatly dressed people. Why? Because I don’t want to distract your minds by showing you foolishly dressed people– I could do a worst dressed list, but I don’t want to dog anyone I want to help them… so, anyway check out the photos from the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards below:










(I’ll put up more later and write captions, etc etc… I just gotta finish this drawing and pattern making work first though)

David Beckham Candids: His Swagger Goes So Hard

One of Urban Gentleman’s favorites is David Beckham… this guy basically does no wrong. He’s hot when he’s dressed up and down… check out a few of his pics from the past month or so:

The Beckhams at one of their favorite London
restaurants, J. Sheekey’s in Covent Garden.
(October 17, 2008)

I love when people correctly combine color combinations that are seen as taboo: black/brown, black/navy, etc. David wear’s this striped navy-on-navy number so well. And the black skinny tie, pocket square, and shoes enhances the look. The black helps the navy to stand out more, even though I love navy and red combos- it’s nice to just let navy be navy sometimes.

Arriving in London from LA
(October 6th, 2008)

David knows how to rock casual wear in the most manly way. Though trend forecasters and fashion experts are saying that the “manly man” look is out and the “feminine man” look is in, I say it’s bullsh*t. Looking burly and masculine will always be haute:-)

Jermaine Dupris’ 36th birthday party
hosted
by Stoli at The Underground in Chicago
( September 28th, 2008)

As you can see plaid is where it’s at. Have you bought your plaid shirt yet? Check out my latest articles on plaids here.


David and Victoria Beckham having dinner at the trendy,
celebrity favorite restaurant the
Waverly Inn.
(September 27, 2008)

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying until it’s ingrained in your minds: Wearing opposite, yet complementary tie, shirt, and suit patterns is a must (you don’t have to always do it, but if you’re a truly stylish person you need to do it atleast every 3 or 4 times you wear a suit. ) I’m really feeling the gingham tie.

At Macys promoting his and her fragrances
in New York City
(September 27, 2008)

Isn’t his swagger hard? It just goes sooo hard. When I see suits like this it really reminds me of my brothers back in the day. Their striped 3 piece suits would always get so many compliments- and when it came to Easter, lol, well you know how it goes down in the south. My brothers were both well known for their flawless style and to be honest I feel like they play a big role in my love of fashion (orchestra music plays in the background)… Okay, lol- back to Beckham.

This guy loves to wear striped suits that aren’t just basic- and to many people multi-colored striped suits have always been seen as a “black” thing- yanno? Because these kinds of suits are the ones you see men like Steve Harvey rocking. And for that reason, many men stray away from the multi-colored striped suits so that they don’t fill the stereotype. But what you must realize is that English men rock these kind of suits all the time, the difference is in the fit. They wear their suits much closer to the body and that gives them a more polished, well-groomed look. And that’s what you should do. Quality solid suits are always best, but having a few multi striped in the wardrobe is great. Just be careful not to wear them so big- then you end up looking like a southern preacher- which is fine if that’s what you want… I guess.

The ad for their new fragrance.

You can take away many things from these pictures:

1.) Club collars are haute. Club collars are really growing on me, I think they are my second favorite now to the cut-away collar. These collars really look great on men with athletic builds -epecially ones with big necks and heads:-)

2.) You must learn how to match without matching. Go into a store and just try out out different shirt and tie combinations… you don’t have to try it on- just put the tie on the shirt and see what you think. If you live in Atlanta, go visit a guy named Peter at Nordstrom in Buckhead- he has some of the sickest combos… and I learned from him:-)

3.) Tuck one shirt tail in and one shirt tail out. I mean really, I challenge you to try it out one day… then send me your pictures and we’ll have a contest or something to see “who wore it best, lol. I think this trend should always be worn with jeans and a thick brown belt… maybe a matte black belt will work as well.

4.) Go buy a plaid shirt.

5.) Brown is a masculine man’s best friend. David Beckham loves brown- brown is his black, and I love it. He always wears a brown belt and brown shoes (with a few exceptions). And I feel like that gives him a more rugged masculine look, and it adds to his swagger.

FYI: Some of you may be asking yourself “So what brand suits does David Beckham wear?”. Hugo Boss, Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, and I could speculate other brands, but I won’t at this time:-)

Urban Gent Techie Corner: Blackberry Storm

I know this may seem a bit off topic, but I had to post this. Did y’all know there’s a new Blackberry coming out that mimics the iPhone? Hmmm… I didn’t know and I’m actually pretty happy. I have a Blackberry and I was going to get a iPhone for my next upgrade, but now that there’s a Blackberry that’s just as hot… I think I may just keep it in the family.

I was an ardent Treo user all my life up until about 1 year ago and I must say– no one, I mean no one tops the email capabilities of the Blackberry… and that email capability combined with the iPhone swagger is enough for me to keep it home. The sexiness of this phone is ridiculous, check it out here.

There’s no way I’m gonna cheat on my Blackberry
with the iPhone now… lol.
It comes out November 16th.

But just out of curiosity has anyone gone from a Blackberry to an iPhone, if so, which is better to you and why? And let’s keep it real please:-)

Ramil vs Justin Timberlake: A Local Urban Gent Recreation

Check out this Local Urban Gent’s recreation of the Justin Timberlake FASHION Rocks cover. He copied this look for his sisters wedding- I’m sure Ramil was the hautest guy there.

Clothing: William Rast from Nordstrom.com
Shoes: Jack Purcells from Zappos.com
(William Rast is Justin Timberlake’s clothing line, check it out here)
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