Archive for December, 2009

Lupe Fiasco: Solar Midnite

For those of you who haven’t seen it yet. This is the newest video from Lupe Fiasco for “Solar Midnite”, it’s  a bonus track to the New Moon soundtrack.

Lupe’s third album Lasers, is expected to be released early next year.

Hard-Studded in Action via Street Style

One of The Urban Gentleman fall/winter trends is Hard-Studded, basically it’s wearing clothes that figuratively look rough or evoke toughness– leather, studded jackets, rugged jeans, boots, etc. So when I saw this picture on PimPumPam I HAD to show you guys… this goes pretty hard huh? So now maybe this trend will get more love on our “What’s your favorite fall/winter trend” poll… Assorted Swank and Conservative Dapper are in a constant battle for first place… be sure to place your vote.
Get this Hard-Studded Look below:

Mr. Louboutin: Pharrell Williams… upgrade from Vans to Louboutins.

Throughout the fall/winter, BBC king Pharrell Williams has been seen sporting Christian Louboutin studded shoes instead of his usual comfy Vans. Known for their high-end stilettos with the signature red bottoms, often worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Rihanna, the folks at Louboutin are really upping the ante on men’s shoes. Kanye once proclaimed himself Louis Vuitton Don… is Pharrell the new Louboutin Don? Nah, that sounds too corny.  Check out Pharrell Williams rocking not one, not two, but three different kicks from Christian Louboutin’s SS2010 shoe collection for men:

(lots more pictures after the jump)

shoe cost: $1200

Christian Louboutin studded Louis sneakers
in 2 colorways, white and black.

(chuckles) You gotta love that Pharrell stays true to his simple tee and jeans look. Here he’s wearing washed embroidered helmet jeans from his Billionaire Boys Club label ($385). The louis sneakers look good with his usual slight v-neck and jeans, but the freddy flats don’t quite coordinate, but he’s Pharrell so we’ll let it slide… this time.

Freddy Flat ‘Las Vegas’ shoes
(patent leather with spikes and signature red bottom).
One of the first, if not THE first official Christian Louboutin men’s shoe,
in a Leopard print high-top nonetheless (April 2009). 
So I guess it’s official guys, men’s shoes are expanding… and during a recession at that!

Urban Gent LOOK BOOK: The Outdoorsman

I wanted to create a simple look that focused on warmth and manliness. I began with the Eddie Bauer quilted vest; puffy coats are in at the moment and the huntery-olive green color of this vest gives a feeling of outdoors in the winter. I then searched for a shoe to match– a boot was a given, and these Eastland boots are not only full of style (and on sale), but have a timeless appeal that will consistently flow into the winter wardrobe of any man who purchases them. The denim came next, I first paired the vest and boots with a pair of corduroy trousers, and though they matched well, it made the look more preppy and less outdoorsy, so I opted for a pair of straight-legged rugged jeans. I then needed a shirt, I initially focused on long-sleeve shirts in reds, browns, greens, and plaids, but none of them quite coordinated with the vest. So I began to look for henleys, they’re simple, warm, manly and this grey and red one adds the perfect amount of subtle contrast that allows for each piece to stand on its own. As always accessories help to pull a look together, and I needed to bring out the warm red on the shirt, while still allowing the look to flow. The Johnston & Murphy scarf ties together the warm red and the blue jeans with its subtle pattern. The outdoors bag was added as an optional accessory, and of course the belt matches the shoes. And that’s how I created this simple manly outdoorsman look.
Get The Outdoorsman Look here:
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