Archive for October, 2008

Inspire Me: Complex Magazine: Leaders of the New Cool

I don't know if it's the fact that the quality of the photos are so superb or that the clothes that these guys are rocking are so undeniably my taste OR it could be the fact that these guys are the new generation of coolAzz ultraOriginal artist, either way it goes I am so inspired by the photos taken of these "Leaders of the New Cool"…

Dear Complex Magazine… this is one of the dopest layouts I've seen in a while- the clothes, pictures, fonts, lightning, everything is cool, keep up the good work. -Cindy…. lol.
 

 

Oh my, Bobby Ray Simmons… isn't it funny when someone you've known for years is suddenly gracing the covers of magazines? Well, I remember when Bobby and his cousin Stephen used to make beats in my dorm room at Georgia Tech, lol, I still have a few of the beats and songs now. B.O.B has always been mature for his age and he looks the par in his plaid Ralph Lauren sweater. Lets face it, not all high school kids can blend in on college campuses… but B.O.B could then and from the looks of it he certainly can now.

B.OB, 19
GLASSES:
MOSCO, SWEATER: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHIRT: WOOLRICH WOOLEN MILLS , TIE: TOMMY HILFIGER, GLOVES: CONFERENCE OF BIRDS, BAG: BILLY KIRK
JEANS: G-STAR, SHOES: SEBAGO

Now, the rest the guys seem pretty cool as well, I just don't have personal stories about them, so we'll just focus on their clothes from here on out…

Name: The Cool Kids A.K.A.: Mikey Rocks (right), 20, and Chuck Inglish, 24

(RIGHT) SUNGLASSES: RAY-BAN, BOW TIE: GANT, JACKET: SWAGGER
SHIRT: PRADA, PANTS: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHOES: TOMMY HILFIGER ON CHUCK

(LEFT) SUNGLASSES: MOSCOT, JACKET: J. CREW, TIE: GANT, SHIRT: DKNY,
PANTS:
THEORY, SOCKS: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHOES: SEBAGO

Name: Charles Hamilton, 20

HAT: PAUL SMITH COLLECTION, JACKET: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHIRT: RALPH LAUREN, SWEATER: GANT, PANTS: ROCKERS NYC, SOCKS: PAUL SMITH,
SHOES:
PAUL SMITH


Name: The Knux A.K.A.: Krispy Kream (left), 26, and Rah Almillio, 24

ON KRISPY
JACKET: BARBOUR, SCARF: RALPH LAUREN, SHIRT: BROOKS BROTHERS,
GLOVES:
PAUL SMITH COLLECTION, PANTS: PHINEAS COLE, SHOES: J. CREW

ON RAH
HAT: PAUL SMITH COLLECTION, GLASSES: SUPER, TIE: TOMMY HILFIGER
SHIRT: POLO RALPH LAUREN, JEANS: PARKER, SHOES: COLE HAAN


Name: Wale, 23

JACKET: BOSS BLACK, BOW TIE: GANT, SWEATER: TOMMY HILFIGER, SHIRT: JUST CAVALLI, PANTS: GANT, SOCKS: POLO RALPH LAUREN, SHOES:SEBAGO

Okay, Okay… let's give a round of applause to this sick-o-ning photoshoot. The mix of classic American designers made me smile.

STAND OUT PIECES:
1. The J.Crew jacket that Chuck English rocks is cool.
2. I want to rock the Ralph Lauren sweater Bobby is wearing right now.
3. The purple Rockers NYC pants Charles have on should be worn by those with swagger.
4. I really appreciate Rah's entire ensemble, the tie, fedora, suspenders, pants, shirt. It may confuse some, but thats some haute ishsoooo feelin' it.
5. B.O.B's entire outfit is cool as well, I really like his gloves. I'm going to have to check out more things from Conference of Birds.
 

Gentleman, please take note of the designers worn to make these creations. You can easily recreate these or similar looks. If you're on a budget check out stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, and Century 21- they'll have the same threads for half the price. Oh, and don't forget about the outlet stores- Tommy and Polo outlet stores are everywhere!


Hey, Don’t Forget Your Fedora

Goorin Brothers fedora, $38, nordstrom.com

Fedora hats… it’s just the american way. Classic, gentleman like, and just good old-fashioned cool. Dress like it’s the 40′s and go buy a fedora or two for this season.

How to Wear Fedoras: To be honest you can wear them with anything at this point, jeans and a tee, khakis and a button down, it just depends on the kind of look you’re going for.

You can find fedoras almost anywhere in any color… Macys, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc… I suggest going in the store to buy this guys, unless you just know what fits you.
Best Online Store: TheFedoraStore.com


urbanoutfitters.com, $28.00

Copyright Infringment: You Are Lacking in Swagger Sir

Please DONOT copy and paste Urban Gentleman articles to your blogs and websites. If you decide to quote Urban Gent please have an obvious link connecting our sites and be sure to let your readers know that you got it from The Urban Gentleman. It takes alot of hard work and time to write these articles and find the pictures, please respect my dedication and effort.

There have been recent reports of certain bloggers stealing entire Urban Gentleman articles and claiming them as their own… please REPORT them and CALL THEM OUT when you see this… and tell them to have some class and to get some authentic swagger! Damn copycats… If you have taken Urban Gentleman articles please remove them within 24hrs of reading this notification- if you choose not to comply further actions will be taken.

PS- I am so shocked that this is happening, we bloggers are supposed to work together not against one another. I have nothing but love for all fellow bloggers- please have love for The Urban Gentleman!

Close Up: Martin Margiela Contrast Nylon Biker Jacket


I know you wanna know the details of this flyAzz red and black jacket Pharrell rocked at the Diesel Rock and Roll Circus in Brooklyn. Well here you go:

Wanna buy it?
$799 at oki-ni.com

Check out his performance w/ in MIA:

Pharrell Wears Red and Black

Wait, hold up, is that.. is that, yeah it is- hmmm, so Pharrell’s rockin’ the Beckham one shirt tail in one shirt tail out as well huh… pretty cool. And I’m lovin’ the Martin Margiela jacket… hot ish.

Check it, Pharrell with Madonna @ Madison Square Garden: NYC-Hard Candy Tour.



Pharrell keeps fashion so simple to me… even when he wears alot of layers (as seen above) it still seems as if his style is effortless. For example, look at his jeans, now check the Urban Gent archives for Pharrell (tag cloud on lower right hand side of page)- what you will see is that he wears these same exact jeans everywhere, with everything… and I personally LOVE it- I mean he’s rich so he clearly has like 20 pair, but still we can’t tell… I think the motto of the day will be “do you” b/c it’s clear that you can be stylish and not own 1000 shirts and 1000 pair of jeans… simplicity is a key ingredient to style these days.

PS- look at Pharrell’s ensemble with and without the glasses, which looks better…. with the glasses, right? Sometimes small things can make a big difference. I don’t like the outfit in the bottom picture, but in the middle and top pictures I think it’s pretty fresh. If you don’t own a pair already, please cop some glasses... they can really make your look.

Quote It: Jay-Z on Skinny Jeans

“Can’t wear skinny jeans cuz my knots don’t fit” – Jay-Z

From the song “Swagga” by TI ft. Jay-Z, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne

I have always liked that line alot because it’s real- everybody can’t wear skinny jeans. Yes, it’s the “in” jean and it will be the jean style and fit of choice for the next 10 yrs. But I feel like too many guys try to squeeze into them when that isn’t necessary. The main thing with jeans these days is that they should be your correct jean size, meaning that they should be able to stay on your waist without a belt. I feel like Jay-Z is taking up for the men that don’t rock skinny jeans on a daily, and it’s kinda cool to me. Now, let’s not get this twisted- Jay-Z is by no means a style icon and you shouldn’t use him for style tips, but he does spit some pretty raw rhymes though right?….
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