It’s the beginning of the year and the coldest part of winter is about to hit. So, we wanted to suggest a few under coat layering options. I styled 3 looks on TUG ambassador Ben Swann to pay homage to early 1900s America, mixing hard edge workwear with southern sensibilities.
A Man’s Winter. So what is a man’s winter? It’s stylish, yet simple. Detailed, but not ostentatious. It’s a layered tribute to his favorite styles. And it provides the opportunity to showcase his entire essence in one glance.
EDITORS NOTES: This was a multi-tiered photoshoot and one of my favorites since we’ve come back from our 3 year hiatus. It started with the location, my friend Greg’s abode, which is literally an abandoned music store filled with treasures of yesteryear (he restores old buildings so his place looks like a movie set specially designed by American Pickers).
Then came the clothing. When I was hit up by Stag Provisions I instantly fell in love with the thoughtful curation of the Texas rooted store — I knew I had to get the clothing from them. The vintage American style fit Greg's decor perfectly.
Next came Ben Swann, he’s one of my favorite TUG ambassadors because his look is perfectly Urban Gentleman – he’s like a mash up of two ATLiens… Andre 3000 and Trey Songz, right? Plus he’s an extremely nice, hardworking, and humble guy… a perfect gentleman who doesn’t dare let a woman carry heavy loads or open doors.
All of this combined with a talented team. Duke of A Color Brown Shot filming the video + Chike, TUG managing editor, assisting… it was an all around win and great day. – Cindy Samoht
See the video, here.