Urban Gentleman Spotlight: Shia LaBeouf

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He first caught our eye on Disney’s Even Stevens as a mischievous teenager and ultra annoying younger brother. Then his overall “swag” changed to the world on July 3, 2007 when he starred in the blockbuster hit Transformers

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Shia LaBeouf In Cannes, France promoting his new movie,
Wall Street: Movie Never Sleeps

After Transformers, there was Indiana Jones, then Eagle Eye. And I must say, that’s where Mr.LaBeouf truly metamorphized in my eyes. About an hour into Eagle Eye I said to myself, “Hmmm, this guy has really grown up”, as he went from the lil’ kid on Even Stevens to the handsome action-movie stud who has a secret taste for island chicks, lol (ie. Rihanna,). Then there was Transformers II, and in his latest film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, he just, well, he just exemplifies the looks of an Urban Gentleman.

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Suit and shirt by Thom Browne New York.
Tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label.

Shia’s charisma, comedic charm, and seemingly bad boy behavior keeps us all captivated… and patiently awaiting his next move.

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Cardigan by J.Crew. Shirt by Band of Outsiders.
Tie
by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Sneakers by Converse. Socks by Adidas.

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Trench coat by Burberry London. Shirt and shoes by Thom Browne New York.
Tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Jeans by Ksubi.
(photo here and above by GQ)

Jock it, Love it, Own it.
The Style of Shia LaBeouf

Are all the fly guys double-dressing these days? Seems that way. Bobby Ray isn’t the only one that has two noticeably different styles, urban gent Shia does too. Check out the scruffy vintagey casual and meticulously polished dressy style of Mr. LaBeouf.

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Casual or Dressy Shia gives it to us old-school cool from the skinny ties to skinny jeans and characterized canvas lo-tops.

Casual:

Retro-inspired or vintage tees and plaid button-ups are how he likes his shirts, with the occasional cardigan or vintage jacket for that extra carefree umph. His jeans are always skinny and in some shade gray, black, or blue. Authentic Vans, PF Flyers, and Nike Sweet Classics are usually his shoes of choice. And lastly, Shia usually accessorizes with a vintage hat, vintage belt, retro-frames, and an occasional backpack (nothing beats the one he got from Egypt, below).

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Dressy:
When Shia dresses up, expect nothing but perfect slim-fit suits, skinny ties, and all things that are Sammy Davis Jr-esque.

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Shia LaBeouf and girlfriend/co-star Carey Mulligan

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Shia and Michael Douglas

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Gucci ‘loafing’ on the set of his movie.

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His casual ensemble in France is much different than his casual style in Cali. Shia wears a basic blue button-down, black sweater, black jeans, and black oxfords.

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“He’s so money”, Shia in his latest GQ spread.
Wool suit, $518, by Club Monaco.
Shirt by Spurr. Tie by Band of Outsiders.
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Wool suit, $895, by Boss Black. Shirt, $295, by Jil Sander. Tie, $150, by Alexander Olch. Shoes, $595, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Socks by Pantherella. Pocket Square by J.Press. Tie bar by Thom Browne New York.

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Wool three-piece suit, $1455, by D&G. Shirt, $430, by Neil Barrett at Jeffrey. Tie, $175, by Dior Homme. Shoes, $950, by Ermenegildo Zegna. Mackintosh (in hand) by Gucci. Tie bar by Thom Browne New York. Briefcase by Bottega Veneta.

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Shia filling up his ‘Heavy Chevy’

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Shia has had several surgeries on his left hand
(that’s why its in bandages in so many photos)
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Celebrity Style Update: Pharrell Williams, Zac Efron, T.I, David Beckham, and more.

A little midweek celebrity style snack, take a look at what a few of our favorite urban gents have been wearing…

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Urban Gent Zac Efron running errands in Hollywood, wearing a navy cardigan, white henley, wayfarers, and black Vans.

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Usher keeps it simple in a pair of grey and maroon Lanvin sneakers
and distressed Ralph Lauren RRL jeans.

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Taylor Lautner in a Bellstaff shirt,
distressed jeans, and and his favorite black boots.

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Taylor rockin’ his version of the “American Rockstar” trend.

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T.I. in New York City. Wearing a BBC Ice Cream sweatshirt, Louis Vuitton Brazza wallet , Louis Vuitton Monogram Christopher backpack, and Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 sneakers. (And he stays connected with his Blackberry Bold and iPhone).

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Actor Orlando Bloom in LA sporting a pair of
detailed Persol PO Crystal sunglasses.

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Actor Zac Efron in a Black Eyed Peas shirt, black skinny jeans,
tortoise Ray-Bans, and AllSaints double zip hi-top sneakers.

LOTs more Celebrity Style Photos below, click continue reading…


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Scruffy in black, Actor Brad Pitt arrives
at the ‘Kick Ass’ Premiere in London, England.

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Futboller David Beckham leaving Dave’s Quality Meat with his wife and kids. He keeps it casual in a Stuntman Trucker hat, Ray-Ban gold aviator sunglasses, and Alife Chuck Naval sneakers ($125).

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Jay-Z out and about wearing a G-Star slim “Taylor” Denim Jacket, ripped jeans, Nike RT1 kicks, and Oliver Peoples “Daddy B” sunglasses. Though Jay’s style game has stepped up as a whole, he still manages to have a few off days where his clothing is a bit sloppy. I’m all about loose-fitting/relaxed fit jeans when you’re in a mood to be extra comfortable (like traveling through an airport, which Jay was doing), but loose-fit jeans usually go best with low-top shoes like Converse or Vans– especially if you wear your jeans a size or two too big, like Jay sometimes does.

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Usher and teen star/young urban gent Justin Beiber walk the red carpet. Usher wears a pair of Marc Jacobs 306 sunglasses, his favorite Ralph Lauren RRL jeans, and green Raf Simons multi-buckle sneakers. Justin keeps it cool in black and white, sporting a pair of Supra TK Society sneakers.

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Pharrell Williams attends the 2010 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix wearing a BBC distressed print Hickory jacket, white v-neck, BBC Digi-Camo 3/4 cargo shorts, and a pair of Chanel Denim sunglasses.

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Pharrell and formula-one racer Lewis Hamilton chopping it up.

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Pharrell in a BBC jacket and skully, his new staple eyewear: denim-covered Chanel shades, and I know you’re probably thinking, “What kind of shoes are those? He wears those everywhere nowadays”. Well, they’re Billionaire Boys Club “NOTHING” Boutique Sneakers (coming in July) even Bill Clinton wants a pair

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Superstar Justin Timberlake keeps it everyday cool in his wayfarers, plaid shorts, and a pair of Air Jordan 2 Retro 25th Anniversary sneakers

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Jay-Z at a Yankees vs. Tigers baseball game. He sports his signature NY hat, distressed, jeans, and a Rick Owens leather jacket.

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David Beckham, wearing his usual Wrangler Blue Bell Destroyed Denim jacket. How does this guy manage to look like a model in every picture? He always keeps it denim focused in Wrangler… a little too much, hmmm, maybe he’s their unofficial spokesperson of sorts?

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Zac in a black v-neck knit sweater, his signature skully, black Vans, and tortoise Rayban wayfarers. He carries a Louis Vuitton travel bag. (PS- All Urban Gentlemen must have atleast one pair of canvas shoes for the spring and summer.)

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Timeless Cool: The Style of Sammy Davis Jr.

Medley of: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You Came A Long Way From St. Louis,
You Are My Sunshine, Bee-Bom, One For My Baby
An American of color, Jewish, and Puerto Rican, the multi-cultural and multi-talented Samuel George “Sammy” Davis Jr. reigned supreme throughout his life as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Not too many people can sing, dance, tell jokes, pantomime, act, do impersonations, play three instruments (vibraphone, trumpet, drums), and tap dance… but Sammy could.

We’ve watched a few of his videos, now let’s take a look at his style.

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The 1950s were really all about conservatism. Tailored suits in shades of gray, navy, and brown were popular. A hat, pocket square, tie-clip, and cuff-links were as essential as having a belt– no man was complete without his accessories (or his cigarettes).

The style of 1960s is the style many men admire in modern times… slimmer fitting suits, fitted dress shirts, slim ties, and if you were in Hollywood, or let’s say a member of The Rat Pack a sharkskin suit was a regular in your wardrobe.

Sammy’s style was that of the times, with his own Sammy or hollywood touch like maybe an intentional loosened bow-tie and collar.

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From the staple 50s/60s gray flannel suit to slim ties to Beatle boots, get a piece of Sammy’s style below:

More Sammy:

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The First Man of Color to appear on GQ Magazine. 1967.
He’s wearing a gray plaid Sy Devore double-breasted suit
with a slim black tie. (Photographed by Milton Greene)

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Always an entertainer, Sammy seizes this moment to tap dance on a table in his cropped two button suit and beatle boots.

The Style of B.o.B and Bobby Ray.

I think this is going to be Bobby Ray Day over here at The Urban Gentleman– it’s the least I can do for a fellow Eastsider and friend. All the new album info is on the previous post, and as discussed we’re all copping it for $7.99 at Amazon. Now, we’re going to focus on the style of B.o.B aka Bobby Ray.
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Like most new artist Bobby’s style isn’t quite set in stone, I’m sure he’s still dealing with contractual duties and wearing the threads that the sponsors and record label’s stylist provides. But within all of that he still manages to add his personal touch to most of the ensembles he sports.

It’s safe to say that when it comes to Bobby, there’s two dimensions, two personas, two __(fill in blank with an appropriate word)__: B.o.B and Bobby Ray… and yes they are the same person, but as made apparent by his 2nd mixtape “B.o.B vs Bobby Ray” they’re almost completely opposite, not only in sound, but in looks and overall style.

“Jock it, Love it, Own it.
Check out BoB’s vs Bobby Ray’s style below…
The Style of B.o.B

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“B.o.B…. Uno is my numeral, they said that hip-hop was dead, hmph, I musta missed the funeral”. B.o.B doesn’t like to be categorized in a genre, but humbly accepts the fact that guys like him are bringing back hip-hop… making it respectable again, making it an art form, making it the feel good music it once was instead of the, well, ummm– crappiness it had become.

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And with his hip-hop flavor, BoB brings the one day classic 2010-ish hip-hop style. An eye-catching graphic tee, sneakers, a cool jacket (if the season calls for it), trendy shades, and maybe an optional well thought-out tattoo or two, is all it takes to get his look down.

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The Style of Bobby Ray

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“B dot O dot B was the name, I ain’t like Bobby Ray, cuz I was ashamed, but you can call me Bobby Ray from this day forth and I could give a damn about the fame and fortune…” Now Bobby Ray, the artist, from Atlanta, the eastside of Atlanta, yeah, well he can’t be put into a box. He’s some type of southern mosaic of indie alternative country rock&roll hip-hop pop… basically alot of stuff in one. And his style reflects just that.

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Fedoras, classic wayfarers, beaded alternative looking accessories (usually one necklace and one bracelet), button-ups, henleys, cardigans, basic tees worn under button-ups and cardigans, and whatever shoes fit the look– maybe classic allstars, maybe boots, maybe boat shoes, its whatever that particular moment in time calls for.

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I slightly prefer Bobby Ray’s style at this point, only because his fedora collection is sick! And he manages to wear them without looking cheesy. He just looks like a really cool southern guy (georgia born and bred)… I can think of several artist that should take note, I would call names, buuuuut I won’t.

Bobby Ray Accessories & Fedoras:

Fedoras:

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Bobby Ray and Asher Roth
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Get The Red Carpet Look

Get the red carpet look of the most well-dressed stars.

2010 Oscar Awards: Men’s Fashion on the Red Carpet

Red Carpet Photos from the 82nd Annual Academy Awards
held at the Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.




Actor Taylor Lautner wearing Dolce & Gabbana



Zac Efron wearing Calvin Klein



Super-Producer and Director Tyler Perry



Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey
(wearing Lanvin).

LOTS more pictures, fashion summary, and Oscar winners below:




Actor George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis


Actor Samuel L. Jackson



Chris Pine wearing a Ralph Lauren Purple Label tuxedo
and Ferragamo shoes


Woody Harrelson and wife Laura Louie
wearing a custom tuxedo, shirt, and tie by Burberry.



Ryan Reyonolds
Wearing a tuxedo, shirt, gold cufflinks,
cummerbund, bowtie, and patent leather shoes by Tom Ford.



Actor Jake Gyllenhaal
wearing a Burberry suit and Ferragamo Tramezza shoes


Actress Paula Patton and husband singer Robin Thicke
(wearing head-to-toe Burberry)



Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damonin
in head-to-toe Ferragamo




Actress Zoe Kravitz and father singer/actor Lenny Kravitz


‘Hurt Locker’ Actor Anthony Mackie in custom Burberry


Hurt Locker’s Brian Geraghty in custom Burberry


Actor Jeremy Renner wearing a 3-piece Emporio Armani

Summary: As usual the guys kept it classic in traditional tuxedos and bow-ties. Robert Downey Jr. was on of the few who stood out wearing blue-lensed wayfarers, a blue bow-tie, and Lanvin sneakers. If I had to give my choice for the most well-groomed it would probably go to Ryan Reynolds, he looked damn-near flawless and exemplified the “grooming trend” of the perfectly trimmed, light, 5 o’clock shadow.

Winners for the 2010 Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ‘The Hurt Locker’
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock ‘The Blind Side’
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges,’Crazy Heart’
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique, ‘Precious’
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, ‘Inglourious Basterds’


(Front L-R) Director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal and producer Greg Shapiro, and (rear L-R) actors Jeremy Renner, Brian Geraghty and Anthony Mackie accept Best Picture award for ‘The Hurt Locker’ onstage.

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