Archive for July, 2009

(more ) Summer Street Style

the perfect tank top to shorts ratio.
jean shorts ,right at the knee
tank top, right below the pockets
and a fedora and wayfarers to boot
(sandals, optional)

“saaay cheeese”
he looks really cool
(minus the shoes)

this is style. perfect ensemble to wear in places like
rio de janeiro, san juan, ocho rios.
gosh, he looks so relaxed and happy :)

via the street style kid

Writing Your Thoughts: Moleskine Notebooks, Mini Sketchbooks

Internet, ipod, tv, videos, movies, parties, work, blackberry, cell phone, computer, internet, ipod, tv, favorite show at 9, wanted to see that new video, party on Saturday, pandora, twitter, facebook, youtube, myspace, ybf, perez hilton, tmz, limewire to download the new mixtape… its like we’re caught in a matrix sometimes, where we let electronics and the media completely rule our lives. Everyday, or every other day, or if you’re That busy, atleast once week take the time to unplug yourself from the world.

For my creative types, well, I know that you often have So many thoughts running through your head and the noise (tv, ipods, blackberries) around you makes it hard to catch those thoughts. I suggest a simple moleskine notebook. I initially carried mine around because it was a requirement for one of my drawing classes, but that class ended last year and I still continue to use it. Magazine tears, quotes, ideas and just plain scribbles, there’s alot of random things in my book. Plus, its nice to look back on what you were thinking on a particular day or what inspired you at a particular moment.

one of the pages from my notebook. this particular notebook isn’t the brand
moleskine instead its a mini hard bound sketchbook by art alternatives…

Now I know blogs and online journals have replaced the need to carry around little notebooks, but there’s still that special something about having a tangible book (one perk is that it even works when your Internet or computer are having issues.)

Moleskine now offers a collection of “city notebooks” that has maps, addresses, and tips for specific cities- (New York, LA, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Madrid, Stockholm, Toronto, Vancouver, and just many many more). They are Perfect for traveling!


I really like the Moleskine cahiers because they’re really light and are super easy to carry around. I would use these to take notes in my patternmaking and sewing classes.


You can purchase moleskines at your local book store, art store, or at the urbangent store.

Local Urban Gentleman Pat Wolinski

This weeks featured Local Urban Gentleman is Pat Wolinski. Yet again another Chicagoan with style (the third so far… the midwest and south represent strong- the west coast and northeast are slacking a bit…). Mr.Wolinski is an urban gent currently transitioning styles. Traditionally known for his cool hair and graphic tees, he’s now developing his own style… which consists of slim cuts that pay ode to old-school looks.

Presenting Pat Wolinski….

Name: Pat Wolinski
Age: 18
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Student
Style Icons: Pharrell, Kayne West
Favorite Quote: Dress to be respected, respect is earned.
Favorite Brands: Brooks Brothers, DKNY
Favorite Store: Brooks Brothers
Favorite Piece of clothing: White V-Neck
Bow tie or tie: tie
Flat front or pleated: flat
Shades, hat, or scarf: hat
Ultimate goal: To live life to it’s fullest.
Favorite Books: The Great Gatsby
Hobbies: Shopping, Photography, Dancing, Working out.
Grooming product of choice: Hair Gel

1. How would you describe your style? Old- School with a modernized touch.

2. How did you become so stylish? It used to be a decent pair of pants and a graphic tee, slowly I started to transition because I wanted to be unique, more different ..have my own look. I started to admire the old-school look.

3. What advice would you give someone trying to find their personal style? Your style will always look best on you and only you!

4. What’s the best clothing advice you ever received? Don’t go out and shop where everyone else does, find your own thing. Be unpredictable.

Are you the next Local Urban Gentleman?
Answer the questions above and submit them to
urbangentblog@gmail.com
along with 4 or more stylish pictures.

Armani Wings

Wings V-Neck, $32 (Armani Graphic Tees)

2 Men’s Pima T-Shirts for just $40.

And the Winner is…

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The winner of the Remington 8-in-1 groomer is Roderick Hilliard. CONGRATULATIONS!

We had 98 entries and a Chicago native got picked from the random drawing.

Because there were so many entries I decided to choose a 2nd runner up who will receive one of the ten AXE Grooming kits…. and that goes to Adam.

I’ll email both of you, so be sure to respond with your mailing addresses.

And for the other 96 who didn’t get chosen, be sure to sign up to win one of the AXE Grooming Kits! Go HERE to win the free Grooming Kit.

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