Gentleman, for the record, there are two things that even the most basic man must do outside of showering, washing his face, and brushing his teeth… he must:
1.) maintain his haircut /hairstyle
2.) cut his nails.
There is never an excuse to walk around with long nails- you can buy a pair of nail clippers anywhere for about 2 or 3 bucks. But each of you should own a manicure set of some type. If you don’t have time to cut your own nails, just go to a nail shop and get a basic manicure for about $15-$20. (go on a Tuesday or Wednesday night if you feel self-conscious about being there b/c those are usually the slowest days).
I asked a variety of women from different backgrounds how they felt about long nails and they pretty much all responded, “ewwwwwwww”. One woman even went on to tell a story about her boyfriend having long nails and how every night she’s tempted to cut them while he sleeps. I personally think that she obviously doesn’t have that close of a relationship with him if she can’t just ask him to cut his nails, but who knows…. Anyway guys, I cruised the web and found 3 different quality maniucre sets in 3 different price ranges- check them out on the left or click here.
Please please Urban Gentleman, I implore you to cut your nails!
Check out the excerpt (from wwd.com):
I don’t know why, but…. I’m sort of lovin it, lol.
Tan Camel Hair Sportcoat:
Sale Price $357.00
Don. (aka deadstock don)
Taz Arnold. (a rapper/artist, has a line called Ti$a)
Chris Julian. (Owner FRUITION in Las Vegas)
Fonzworth Bentley.(host of from g’s to gents)
Virgil Abloh. (a creative force/ PASTELLE designer of sorts)
Ferrai Murakami. (his barber) (not featured here)
there’s more depending on the day, the time, the moment.
*These guys pretty much refer to themselves as the G.O.O.D. Music/ Pastelle Fam. So basically everyone you see him rolling with is pretty much helping him with the label in some way or another.
Taz, well if you know anything about the dude he just dresses over the top- that’s him. Fonzworth he’s staying true to himself and continues to make us proud by looking like a true dapper southern-bred gentleman (Georgia-bred to be specific). And Kanye, well he just has a love for labels and that’s just how some people are, but I’m pretty sure with age he will transcend the labels. And the other guys, well I don’t really know their history per se, but from what I’ve been learning about them they seem to just be “doing them”. They all may be turning it up a few degrees for fashion week, but hey Kanye’s trying to launch a label so they’re getting ALOT of publicity from this… and from what it seems they will surely have a superb line.
Sidenote: seriously though, these guys have style in their own way… I’ll do an individual profile on each of them later.