Archive for February, 2011

A Mumford & Sons Morning


You know how each morning you'll be in the mood for a different type of music?…well that's how I am anyway. Some mornings I'm in the mood for 80s hits (music like "Don't You Forget About Me", "Danger Zone", and "Purple Rain"), other days Motown Classics, then it might be Theophilus London, etc etc…. well, today it's Mumford & Sons.


T.U.G Valentine’s Day Giveaway #4: $100 AMEX Gift Card + Gillette Grooming


T.U.G Valentine's Day Giveaways:

$100 American Express Gift Card + Gillette Grooming


So while we're still in the midst of giving away our free pair of TOMS (be sure to enter to win) We're going to add something else to the mix: money + grooming, with a $100 gift card giveaway.

Gillette’s “The Perfect Gentleman’s Guide” Giveaway has everything to create the perfect Valentine’s Day, including:

· $100 AMEX gift card to pay for the romantic dinner – take her somewhere nice!

· A heart-shaped box of chocolates to enjoy after

· Gillette Fresh + Clean Body Wash in two new scents, Arctic Ice and Cool Wave that extend just-out-of-the-shower freshness beyond the shower

· Gillette Odor Shield antiperspirant and deodorant to provide odor protection in the most high pressure situations

{So you'll get $100 bucks, grooming products, and some chocolates to top it all off.}

To Win: The rules for this giveaway are a little different. Instead of just commenting and tweeting and randomly picking, we're going to make this giveaway a little more finite– the LAST person to comment or re-tweet will win. So the contest could end in an hour, 12 hours, 1 day… point is we're going to cut off the contest at a random time and the last person to have re-tweeted or commented will win. In the case of a tie (facebook/twitter) we'll randomly choose and give the runner-up something as well.


1) You must FOLLOW and/or LIKE  The Urban Gent to win.

2) The GIVEAWAY could end anytime between this minute through tomorrow 2/11/11. (so it might end in 1 hour or maybe tomorrow morning at 6, maybe Noon– who knows).

3) The LAST person who retweets or comments will be declared the winner

Good Luck!

(enter on facebook or twitter)

The Temptations


The Temptations

So, I was thinking about Valentine's Day, Fashion Week, and Black History Month all at the same time, (since they're all this month), when "My Girl" by The Temptations randomly started playing in the background (I had my ipod on shuffle)… and from that, this posting was born. The Temptations have some of the greatest love songs on earth and they sung them with so much style (and soul of course). So here's a mini-tribute to them (inspired by v-day, style, and history).


Ain't Too Proud To Beg

The Way You Do the Things You Do


Of course, I really wanted to post "My Girl", but re-posting was disabled for the video, so you can watch it here.

More Photos and Looks Below —>. CONTINUE READING MORE >>>

Up His/Her Shoe Game for Valentine’s Day, T.U.G Giveaway #3: A Pair of TOMS


T.U.G Valentine's Day Giveaways: A Pair of TOMS


So our Giivaways continue. And this time we're combining charity and style by giving away a pair of TOMS. Yea, it's still kinda cold outside, depending on where you are it may be very cold outside, but Spring will be here before you know it. And when it gets here, you'll be back on your sockless swag and in need of a pair of TOMS. (Every stylish person should have atleast one pair). This can be a Valentine's Day gift for yourself or your sweetheart— guess it just depends on what mood you're in.

**To win you must comment on this post, comment on our Facebook and/or re-tweet on Twitter The more ways you enter the more times you're entered– increasing your chance to win. This giveaway is open to all countries TOMS ships to or has a store, which is alot of countries (all the major ones plus more, check here to see)

We've perused the TOMS website and made our top picks For Him (if you keep the TOMS for yourself) and For Her (if your give the TOMS to her).


Stone-washed Classics. These are from their Spring 2011 collection, and I really like 'em. You know how we've been keepin' it jeaned up, well these will take that trend further by givin' your soles a denim look as well. I'm thinking this is an easy must for Spring/Summer 2011.


Waxed Twill Cordones. I fancy the cordone style TOMS because they offer the choice of shoe-strings or no shoe-strings and look just as good either way. (these come in ash gray (above), black, and chocolate brown).


Black Stone-washed Classics.


There's nothing like a pair of red Toms, they're classic– plain & simple. You can go His & Hers for Valentines Day with this one since they offer the style in both men's and women's. You could pair these with a dozen red roses for V-DAY.



Every girl likes to shine, and the Gold Glitter TOMS are an easy way for her to do that. Imagine your girl  in dark denim skinny jeans (hepburn style), white t-shirt, navy blazer, gold watch, simple gold necklace, and her favorite bag. I'm telin' you she'll love these, especially if shoe's a shoe fanatic.



And of course she'd love a pink pair. You could pair these with a bouquet of pink and red roses.



$50 TOMS gift card

To win you must comment on this post, comment on our Facebook and/or re-tweet on Twitter. So link to us on your Facebook/Twitter pages, tell all your friends and associates to add us on Facebook and Twitter so that they can win,  and just tweet/facebook your heart out…and remember, the more ways you enter the more chances you have to win.




So what is Giiv? It's a mobile gifting site that lets you text gifts instantly to anyone, anytime and anywhere. Whether it's a gift card to or zappos, flowers from Teleflora, chocolates from DeBrand Fine Chocolates, or spa treatments at Exhale Spa, a gift from Giiv is sure to make your valentine smile. The best part? If you forget (it happens!), you can send a gift anytime and it's delivered instantly, so she doesn't have to know you almost messed up and forgot her gift. Oh, and FYI, "there's an app for that", download our iPhone app. Stay Tuned for more Urban Gentleman Giiveaways.

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