Archive for December, 2008

Ode to Star Trek: The Incognito Sunglasses


Okay, so this is nothing new– we’ve been seeing men walking around the mean streets of NYC, London, and Paris rocking sunglasses that undoubtedly remind of us LeVar Burton in Star Trek (and then I think about Reading Rainbow, lol). When I initially saw guys in these glasses I thought to myself “this is too much”, but the more I see it the more I understand it and I can surely respect it. There are two or three black guys that wear these shades all the time and they can semi-regularly be seen on street blogs such as The Satorialist. When I was shopping in SoHo last weekend I saw one of the guys, but he seemed like he was in a rush to go get somewhere so I didn’t stop to talk to him. These shades were “brought back”, buy Maison Martin Margiela in his S/S 2008 collection. Margiela is all about being incognito and letting the clothes speak for themselves. About 2 months ago Pharrell Williams was seen wearing the red and black Martin Margiela jacket at a Diesel concert- and they jacket surely spoke for itself.
The star trek glasses fad is slowly catching on with some people who don’t mind looking like Geordi LaForge (the Star Trek character), but it’s still too early to tell if it will disseminate or really end up in many peoples sunglasses collection. But unless Kanye or Pharrell start to wear them on a daily basis, then I doubt it- but who knows.

oh how i HATE men in heels

S/S 2008


S/S 2009

Maison Martin Margiela “L’INCOGNITO” Sunglasses, around $596 ea – visit: maisonmartinmargiela.com


This Weekend In Sports

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First, I would like to congratulate the Atlanta Hawks on a game well-played tonight. We beat the New York Knicks, 98-95, but we should have beat them by more.

Saturday:

Alabama vs Florida on CBS at 4pm
Missouri vs Oklahoma on ABC at 8pm
The big fight between De La Hoya and Pacquiao- “The Dream Match” on HBO

Sunday:
Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints on FOX at 1pm

Oliver Peoples: Iconic Eyewear

Every three out of four times I see a well-dressed man with glasses, I notice that his glasses have 3 dots on the side. And finally, after continuously seeing these frames, I stopped a guy and asked “Hey, what kind of glasses are those?”, and he answered “Oliver Peoples”.

Oliver Peoples is known for their iconic eyewear, these are the glasses you think about when reading classic novels that take place in an old English town or when watching classic American movies.






Oliver Peoples glasses are based on vintage eyewear and have been featured in many movies and are worn by many stars. Their glasses have a certain personality about them that is unique to most other eyewear designers. Long story short- if you own a pair of Oliver Peoples glasses you must have impeccable taste…. in eyewear atleast.

oliverpeoples.com (check the website to find dealers near you)

Velvet Slippers on the Streets

Over these past few months I've noticed an increase in men wearing slippers- on the streets. Usually velvet slippers are worn by rich men lounging around in their cigar rooms, and they often wear matching velvet robes and paisley ascots. But these days velvet slippers are being worn sockless with light colored denim jeans and button-ups. It's the winter so many of you won't be going sockless, but you can wear your velvet slippers with socks that compliment your overall look.

 

Check out this collection of the best Velvet Slippers:

 

(click to enlarge)

the urban gentleman

 
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Where to buy: most high-end retailers- Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom
Online:   Stubbs & Wooten, Shipton & Heneage

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