Urban Gentleman Kanayo King
(shirt: Ralph Lauren, vest: vintage, jeans: RL, shoes: Converse)
We’ve combined a few trends to get this look: colorized, shades of blue, summer layers, and well, jean. Basically we’ve jeaned up urban gent Kanayo King, threw in some ‘characterized’ classic chucks, classic frames, and beaded accessories to top it all off.
Detailed Notes: These days when you opt for monochromatic or colorized, you can either keep it classic 80s with everything matching exactly or you can update it and add depth by varying the shade of the color you’re wearing… we did the latter. We also mixed jean textures: chambray shirt, hard denim vest, and soft denim jeans– this adds a sort of visual interest to the look and it gives it a bit of stylish ruggedness. (PS: The vest is actually a vintage jean jacket with the sleeves cut off).
Get the look:
Details on all featured photos at the end.
Illesteva-Frieda-Sunglasses (round frames); Lanisha Cole;
Boss ‘Malaki’ Double Weave Belt; Corduroy Toms;
John Varvatos USA ‘Hipster’ Chukka Boots; BMW M6;
Urbanears ‘Plattan’ Headphones; D&G The One (cologne);
Cole Haan 1985 Summer Penny Loafers;
Naomi Campbell; 1974 Maserati Merak;
‘Havanna’ Sunglasses by Super ; Vintage Ralph Lauren Linen Tie
I like to look at going green as a lifestyle movement, it’s more about changing your mind, actions, and habits from selfish, wasteful, and unhealthy to more thoughtful, more peaceful, more healthy. Pretty loaded statement huh, yeah, but through our new series of “Gentlemen Going Green” features we will help you understand and adapt to this “better” lifestyle.
And no, we’re not just going to be spitting out a bunch of facts about unplugging your appliances when you’re going on vacation or not preheating the oven for more than 10 minutes to save energy, I mean those things are great, and those types of basic conservation tips will be included in our series, but not in the usual way. We’re going to somewhat focus on products that will work to improve your lifestyle while indirectly reducing your “carbon footprint”.
We found it appropriate to jumpstart this series with the Ford Fiesta, a car that was built to be stylish, extremely user friendly, and efficient (aka “green”).
Not too long ago the Ford Motor Company invited The Urban Gentleman, and two other prominent bloggers, to fully partake in their “Inspired by Color” program. Along with project runway alum Michael Knight, renowned fashion stylist Memsor Kamarake, fashion trailblazer Constance White, LeToya Luckett, Tony Shellman, and a few others we were able to get a very personal look into the makings, features, and design of the new Ford Fiesta as well as add to the Inspired By Color campaign.
1. Cologne. A great new scent is always a nice choice.
2. Something that goes along with his favorite hobby. If it’s cooking– new cookware, golfing– new clubs or golf shoes, music– new headphones, etc.
3. Sports paraphernalia. To me this is always the fail-safe option. Men are usually pretty proud of their favorite sports team, especially if its a college team so buying them a a few shirts and a hat will definitely atleast make them smile.
4. Money. Seriously though, you can’t go wrong with money. The money could go towards anything– paying a bill, filling up their gas tank, a new pair of shoes, etc.
Update: Winner of the giftcard is Dionte Sierdeski.
Please be on the lookout for an email about the giveaway in your inbox.
(taken by Tommy Ton.)