Archive for January, 2010

Midnight Snack: BoB aka Bobby Ray, No Man’s Land

One of the hottest artist in the country right now is from Atlanta, Georgia
His name? Bobby Ray aka BoB.
(eastside (of atlanta)……. (represent). lol.)
He can sing, rap, produce, play the guitar, piano, cello, etc etc etc.


From his mixtape “B.O.B vs Bobby Ray”.
Get more BoB here.

Dapper in Black: 2010 Golden Globe Red Carpet Looks for You

From Dolce & Gabanna to Armani and Hugo Boss; from hidden button down shirts to skinny bow ties and silver dress scarves. Get the best items from the 2010 Golden Globe Awards below…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Get the Golden Globe Red Carpet Looks:




(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Happy Martin Luther King Day

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“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“The measure of a man isn’t where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2010 Golden Globe Awards: Men’s Red Carpet Fashion

67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
Taylor Lautner in a hidden button down shirt and bow-tie
Hidden button down dress shirts (hidden plackets) are among my favorite. They always make for a much cleaner, neater, dapper look. I usually see the younger chicer gentlemen wearing these because the style is more modern (generally speaking). Hidden button down shirts not only give a more handsome/modern look, they can also have a slimming effect on most guys. The slimming effect stems from the lack of button tension sometimes seen on regular button downs, but more notably the hidden placket creates a slimming effect because it makes the eyes focus on the dark suit rather than the shirt and suit, creating a seamless, streamlined look. Be sure to add a few hidden button down shirts to your wardrobe.

Taylor Lautner

Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton
Robin Thicke in Burberry. (custom tailored ink tuxedo and dress shirt)
Paula Patton-Thicke in a gown by Kaufman Franco and jewelry by Neil Lane. ($274,800 worth of jewelry by Neil Lane and Cartier)

Nick Cannon and wife Mariah Carey in Herve Leger dress

Mike Tyson was there to support his movie Hangover

Mike Tyson and wife
He actually looks great, and I love his silk dress scarf. 

George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis
George Clooney in a Giorgio Armani two-button shawl collar tuxedo

Chace Crawford opted for slim shawl collar suit,
skinny tie, and pocket square. Very well done. 

Chace Crawford in a Dolce & Gabanna suit
More photos and last night’s winners when you continue to read….

Winners of 2010 Golden Globe Awards:

BEST FEATURE – DRAMA
WINNER: “Avatar”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”

BEST FEATURE – COMEDY
“(500) Days of Summer”
WINNER: “The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”

ACTOR – DRAMA
WINNER: Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney – “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth – “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman – “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire – “Brothers”

ACTRESS – DRAMA
Emily Blunt – “The Young Victoria”
WINNER: Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren – “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious”

ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Matt Damon – “The Informant!”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Nine”
WINNER: Robert Downey Jr. – “Sherlock Holmes”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “500 Days of Summer”
Michael Stuhlbarg – “A Serious Man”

ACTRESS – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Sandra Bullock – “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard – “Nine”
Julia Roberts – “Duplicity”
Meryl Streep – “It’s Complicated”
WINNER: Meryl Streep – “Julie & Julia”

DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
WINNER: James Cameron – “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood – “Invictus”
Jason Reitman – “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Damon – “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer – “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci – “The Lovely Bones”
WINNER: Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz – “Nine”
Vera Farmiga – “Up in the Air”
Anna Kendrick – “Up in the Air”
WINNER: Mo’Nique – “Precious”
Julianne Moore – “A Single Man”

SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – “District 9″
Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers – “It’s Complicated”
WINNER: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”
WINNER: “Up”

TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
“Big Love”
“Dexter”
“House”
WINNER: “Mad Men”
“True Blood”

TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“30 Rock”
“Entourage”
WINNER: “Glee”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”

More Red Carpet Photos…

Gerard Butler in a Dolce and Gabanna tuxedo

Matthew Morrison in a Dolce and Gabanna tuxedo


Cory Monteith in Hugo Boss

Glee’s Cory Monteith

Avatar’s Sam Worthington in Burberry
(custom tailored black tuxedo, dress shirt and shoes)

Everyone tended to keep it basic and black this year. Usually there are a number of guys who may opt for suits instead of tuxedos, maybe a few in grey/brown/navy suits, some who decide to wear black on black (black dress shirt and suit), and a few who choose to wear their tux with a bright colored tie…  not this year. This year everyone wore a black tuxedo with a black tie, back to the basics I suppose.

(Getty Images, JustJared)

Be a Gentleman: Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to the relief effort

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(fisherman boat in Haiti, painted the color of the Haitian flag, by flickr member ZenDimz)
**UPDATE: One of the best ways to help aid Haiti is by donating to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Foundation. Other organizations have administration fees (which are around 30% or more). Wyclef is Haitian and does all he can to make the country better (his efforts are year round). So be sure to give to his organization FIRST, then you can give to the others.  yele.org Unlike most of the other non-profits 100% of the donation you give to YELE will go to the relief efforts.**
Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to the relief effort. Good people give to those in need, as do gentlemen especially Urban Gentlemen. Contributing $5 is literally pennies to give in comparison to the big impact you will make with the donation. Please help out this great country in their time of need.

(be sure to send atleast $20 (4 text) to Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation).

(Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
For more information on how to help Haiti in its recovery efforts, please visit:

YELE FOUNDATION    http://www.yele.org/
(direct link for Haiti donation, click here)
Text YELE to 501501 and a $5 donation will be made to the Yele Foundation for earthquake emergency response. This amount will be charged to your cell phone bill.

THE RED CROSS     http://redcross.org
(direct link for Haiti donation, click here)  
Text HAITI to 90999 and a $10 donation will be made to the Red Cross for earthquake emergency response. This amount will be charged to your cell phone bill.
UNICEF   www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call 1-800-4UNICEF

SAVE THE CHILDREN    http://www.savethechildren.org.
(direct link for Haiti donation, click here)

WORLD VISION   http://www.worldvision.org
(direct link for Haiti donation, click here)

AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE   http://www.arcrelief.org
(direct link for Haiti donation, click here)

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS        http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
(direct link for Haiti donation, click here)
Research the internet to find out other ways you can help Haiti and to find other Haitian charities you can contribute to (just make sure they’re legitimate, the ones above are so its best to give to one of those).

If you don’t have a cellphone or can’t donate online. You can mail a check to the YELE Foundation.

Yele Haiti
P.O. Box 2345
New York, NY 10108
More Haitian photography (taken before the deathly earthquake)
 
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 
(flickr member dangerding)

Ornately painted buses in Port Au Prince – Haiti.
(flickr member tonyadamson.co.uk)

Haitian Countryside   
(flickr member erin_maray)
(flickr member UF Digital Collections)
This is at a beach somewhere around Port-Au-Prince Haiti.   
(flickr member LucasTheExperience)
Need more motivation to give?
Haiti has given the world beautiful actress Garcelle Beauvais
and the creative genius of artist like Wyclef Jean:
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