Archive for April, 2009

Inspire Me: Black & White Flashbacks




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Prom Giveway: $100 Men’s Wearhouse Giftcard


We’re in a recession. Enough said.

Ok ok okay, back up, so we’re in a recession and many people are struggling a bit more than usual, so for YOUR convenience The Urban Gentleman is going to giveaway a $100 Men’s Wearhouse Giftcard just to make life a tad easier for those young gents preparing for prom and other special occassions. (Dads and older brothers- this would be great to win for your son, or little bro or even nephew. )

To enter to win, simply…

1. reply to this posting by telling me what you think is the perfect male prom attire
2. if you haven’t already, subscribe to The Urban Gentleman
3. and visit virtualprom.com

(when leaving comment, be sure to enter a valid email address in the slot, if you don’t feel safe leaving it there then email me the address and a copy of your comment- urbangentblog@gmail.com)

A friend of mine went to virtualprom.com and created a prom, and he invited me!– join us as we swag surf at The Urban Gentleman Prom :-)

Need some Prom/Special Occassion help? Check out The Prom Guide.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

I had plans on this being a 2 week giveaway, but that seems a bit excessive since a good portion of you younger gents have prom in about 2-4 weeks. So let’s make this a one week thing- so it ends next Saturday, April 18th. 7 days to enter to win $100 Giftcard to Men’s Wearhouse. Winner will be announced Monday morning- you’ll have, hmmm… 48hrs to claim the prize, then after that I’m giving it to my little sisters prom date, naw I’m kiddin- I’ll give it to the next person, then the next… oh, and basically whoever has the best answer wins. I was just going to have about 5-9 fashion-forward associates choose their favorite, but I’m thinking it’ll be more fun if I (with the help of associates/friends) choose my favorite 3 answers. Then on Sunday or Monday I’ll post them and you all choose your favorite one- and by 12:01 whoever has the most votes wins. Am I doing too much, hmmmm, idk… but let’s just see how this goes.


The Men’s Wearhouse is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of any contest on this site involving gift cards. Please refer to reverse of gift card for terms and conditions of use.

Don’t Drop the Soap: Best Soap Bars for Men (Top 10 List)

Some people just like good ole’ fashion soap bars… and here’s the best…
Tom Ford, $18

This cleansing bar seems to be making its way to every gentleman’s shower- the soap smells great, lasts, and has been highly rated since its release.

Bliss Mammoth Minty Scrub Soap, $18
Supposedly the currently most wanted big bar soap, mainly b/c of its ability to scrub.

Anthony Logistics For Men Glycerin Cleansing Bar, $8.50
100% vegetable-based with natural ingredients to
promote healthy skin.

Dove Beauty Bar, $1.35
Nope, it’s not just for women. Many men swear by Dove

The Art of Shaving Tangerine Body Soap, $18
Cleans, purifies and moisturizes with Tangerine essential oil, high in Vitamin C from California, and Kokum butter to nourish and revitalize the skin

Musgo Real Men’s Body Soap, $6.00
Developed for the aristocracy, this men’s soaps has been handmade and stamped in Portugal since 1887. One of the most popular soap amongst real men.

Sexy For Men Soap Bar, $5.00
A new vegan soap to try.

Molton Brown Moisture Rich Aloe & Palm Body Bar, $22
The “multi-tasker soap”- perfect for face, body, and creates the the perfect foam for a great shave. Contains shea butter, aloe vera, palm oil and pure essential oils.

Zest, $1.99 (3 bars)
There’s nothing like being zestfully clean.

Anthony Logistics For Men Mud Scrub Exfoliating Bar, $12.50
Deep Cleansing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product is donated to prostate cancer research.

Other Good Brands: Old Spice, Sharps Happy Me All Over (sold out everywhere though), Irish Green, Palms Cocoa Butter Soap (and Shea Butter Soap).

The Joke: South Park, Kanye West, Fishsticks

(… fyi: this posting is pretty random…)

Person A: Do you like fishsticks?
Person B: Yes.
Person A: You like to put them in your mouth?
Person B: Yes.
Person A: What are you… a gay fish? (laughter)
Person B: (blank stare) (laughter)

So, last night South Park premiered an episode that… well, that sorta chumped Kanye. If you didn’t see it, then you can watch it here.

Basically they were getting on him and his ego… but to me, it didn’t really make sense because I couldn’t understand why they would make an entire episode- 22 whole minutes, just to rip on Kanye West– I mean 10 minutes, okay, but the entire episode???… it was sort of perplexing to the point that it wasn’t really that funny (or as funny as I had hoped). I watch South Park pretty adamantly and there’s always atleast one scene in which I laugh uncontrollably, but for some weird reason I sort of chuckled here and there, but it wasn’t thaaaat funny *shrugs*, idk….

Anywho, so I posed the question (of why they would make an entire episode about one rapper) to friends and my friend Randall said:

“Supposedly South Park doesn’t like Family Guy cause they feel like they’re biting ‘their’ style….and then Kanye is gonna be in a Family Guy spin-off…..so this was their way of getting Kanye in the mix”

And for those of you who don’t know Family Guy is going to do a spin-off called The Cleveland Show, featuring Peters neighbor Cleveland and his family. And after some research I found out that Kanye West is indeed suppose to play a character on the show named Kenny West who is an all-around cool kid and the archenemy of Cleveland Jr.

Sooo with all that said South Park bashed Kanye to bash Family Guy (or something like that)… again I just don’t know, I feel they should have made it more obvious that they were bashing Family Guy because it was just too indirect…. anywho, this is how Ye responded:

SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT’S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” IT’S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU’RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE’S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I’M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I’M SURE THERE’S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS… THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW IT’S ME!

(via kanyeuniversecity.com/blog)

But the whole reason or main reason for me creating this posting was actually to give South Park two thumbs up on re-creating Kanye and his crew- very cool. They matched everyone exactly- from the hair to the shoes. The only thing is that they completely left out Virgil Abloh… that’s pretty lame, I know he’s probably sorta upset they didn’t recreate him (who wouldn’t be).



Don. (aka deadstock don)
Taz Arnold. (a rapper/artist, has a line called Ti$a)
Chris Julian. (Owner FRUITION in Las Vegas)
Kanye West.
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)

more from the episode:





Charles Hamilton

I know this song has been out for a hot minute, but for some reason I’ve been jamming it all morning. Gotta love that freshmen 10…

Local Urban Gentleman: L. David Stewart aka Nizm

We’re going back to the basics and re-starting some of the basic urban gent sections, like our beloved Local Urban Gentleman! So if you have serious style with a bit of swag send an email to urbangentblog@gmail.com, expressing your interest. Send about 3 pictures of your style and answer the questions below.
This weeks featured Local Urban Gentleman is L.David Stewart. He’s a Chicago native that lives a double life as an architect and rapper– pretty impressive. He spends his weekends kicking, pushing, and coasting, basically he skates– seems like a popular recreation choice among chi-town rappers. Amongst his living a double life, Mr. Stewart also finds time to model and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity…

Presenting L. David Stewart, aka Nizm…

very nice layer combination.

Name: L. David Stewart
Age:
27
Location: Chicago
Occupation: Designer (Architectural)
Favorite Quote: “Character and temperament change under my dominant power”
Style Icons: John Legend, James Bond, Sean Carter
Favorite Brands (up to 3): Ben Sherman, Do Denim, Seven
Favorite Store: Too many
Favorite Piece of clothing: T-shirt
bow-tie or tie:
Tie
flat front or pleated pants: Flat front
Shades, hat, or scarf: Hat
Description of favorite accessory:
something that works within the architecture of the outfit as it’s own piece but has it own character.
Ultimate career/life goal: architectural designer of the restaurants and offices worldwide Favorite Book: The Bible
Hobbies: Rollerskating, writing, traveling, reading

Grooming product of choice: ANY type of AXE body washes mixed together (2 minimum)

1. How would you describe your style? A grown hip-hop/sophisticated casual with a touch of business.

2. How did you become so stylish? Where did it come from or who inspired it? In terms of stylish I feel its because of my love for design and music. Can’t be into creating style without loving style. I outline my style by my persona and character. As far as inspiration my mother as well as successful Black men in all industries.

3. What advice would you give someone trying to find their personal style? Like music, don’t go with trends, our personalities are not trends, we are who we are, and let your attire market the corporation that is you and be the best representation of that.

4. What’s the best clothing advice you ever received? Be yourself.

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