Archive for July, 2017

Save Duplin County, Become Vegan.


I found myself unexpectedly watching a documentary on Netflix titled, "What the Health". And, well, basically… we should all be vegan. 


Here's some interesting things I learned:

Protein comes from plants and when we eat animal meat we're just eating recycled protein. Alot of the biggest strongest animals in the world – Elephants, Rhinos, Gorillas all eat plants. You can pretty much heal yourself of alot of diseases, sicknesses, and illnesses by eating a plant based diet, which consists of mostly vegetables, fruits, rice, and beans. 

– The part that was super disturbing was what "Big Pork" (the pork industry) is doing to the people of North Carolina. Literally pigs are fed pigs and lakes and rivers are overflowing brown water from pig shit. Pig shit in ponds. Pig shit everywhere just so you can have those two pieces of bacon with your meal during that weekly Sunday bottomless mimosa brunch. Pig shit is sprinkled through the air daily via sprinkler systems and it's killing ALOT of people, and they (Pork industry and the North Carolina government) don't give a f&*k. Oh yea and the water is still poison in Flint… just in case you forgot… cuz I know you forgot. 

– Another disturbing fact is that the USDA, The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer, and others are sponsored by the very companies, brands, and products that cause their respective illnesses and deaths. In fact their focus is mostly on prolonging life with the diseases, instead of curing and eliminating it all together (via prevention or proper diet). They want you to continue to eat shit and have life-long prescription drugs (so "they" can make those stacks on stacks on stacks).  Also, the government is paid hundreds of millions by these industries (meat, dairy, etc) every year. 

The older I get the more I realize how America really is just one huge business. That's the beauty of it, but it's also the ugly of it. Anyway, I never thought I'd be about to make a transition into vegan life, but I mean, is there even really a choice? For educated people, people who have health issues and take medication, and folks that simply want better in life– it's the only sensible option. One huge perk, besides potentially saving your life, is that you'll save lots of money too. Yes, it's VERY very possible to eat healthy for the low, checkout this article.



Ferrari, car #4 in The Urban Gentleman's car collection

STUNT – to floss or show off (informal); any remarkable feat performed chiefly to attract attention (formal)

It's not an everyday occurrence. It's not to gloat to others or to show off… cuz no one likes a show off. It's not to seem better than others, or make people feel bad. It's just to let loose and revel in the spoils of his hard work… cuz he grinds everyday, minus Sunday. Every once in a blue moon you might see an Urban Gent stuntin' on 'em, but don't judge him– it's from a good heart and all in fun. 

Wake Up Sleepy Head: Performance Pillows and Bedding


An Urban Gent Needs Good Sleep… he's got deals to close, partnerships to secure, a community to make better, a (future) wife and kids to take care of.

We're randomly sent products all the time, some we feature, some we can't (if we don't actually like it), and some take time to decide if it's a good fit or not. Well, about a year ago we were sent pillows and bedding from a company called Bedgear Performance. And I can't even front… they're my favorite pillows. I'm not a pillow connoisseur by any means, but if you're on the market for new bedding, a new pillow, whether it's because you're moving, headed back to school, or just want something more comfortable– I'd easily recommend giving Bedgear a try. Plus, as a bonus, their products are made in the USA (not sure if all are, but some for sure)

My 3 favorites:

Fusion PERFORMANCE Backrest pillow TheUrbanGent

I think everyone should own atleast one backrest type pillow

1. BACKREST PILLOW $39.99. I have wooden platform bed, made by a local carpenter, in one of my rooms. It's an awesome bed, great aesthetics and room flow, but it doesn't have a backboard. This pillow is a godsend for this type bed, it's especially perfect for doing work in bed. Get it, here.

Sheets & Pillows


Baby, Come on.

This video has been interpreted in several slightly different ways, but the essence is always the same. Leaving your comfort zone (whether literal or metaphorical), taking a leap of faith, or even picking yourself up and living after tragedy, can all be hard, super hard… but you must.

All you need for this new journey is a few essentials: your favorite jeans + a few t-shirts and a solid pair of kicks. Don't forget your toothbrush

LYRICS: Lumineers "Sleep on the Floor", Pack yourself a toothbrush dear / Pack yourself a favorite blouse / Take a withdrawal slip / Take all of your savings out / 'Cause if we don't leave this town / We might never make it out / I was not born to drown / Baby come on

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