The Urban Gent x H&M
We never got a chance to announce it, but earlier this summer H&M asked us to contribute to their style guide, here's the feature (it was up on their website August/September):
H&M x The Urban Gentleman 2010 Style Guide featuring Kanayo King
striped oxford shirt, seersucker shorts (rolled up), and
leather tassel moccasins (loafers)
college tee, navy double-pleated corduroys, vans authentic
plaid button-down, paisley suspenders, white pants, loafers
vintage jean jacket, lightweight tweed trousers, canvas lace-ups
gingham button-up, gray jeans, army fatigue jacket, converse all-stars
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