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Behind the Scenes
I want to welcome you all to my new men’s fashion and grooming blog: The Urban Gentleman aka “the urban gent”.
I have a deep passion for fashion– cliché right? Yeah I know. . . but it’s true. I already have a fashion blog that focuses on women’s styles and trends, but I must say, men’s fashion speaks to me. Ever since I worked in Men’s Furnishings at a high-end retailer, I’ve been sort of an expert on men’s grooming and fashion. While I was there I was surrounded by the best-dressed and most stylish men I’ve seen in my life (besides a few of my close relatives of course:-). I learned the ins and outs of men’s suits, best designers, shoes, ties, pocket squares, bow ties, jeans, etc. I was trained in all the details from fit to materials. I dressed NFL stars, Grammy-winning artist, CEO’s, producers, and tons of millionaires, oh and of course many “everyday guys”- I loved it! No one can touch me on my shirt/tie/pocket square combination!
But back to the blog . . . the reason I created this blog is because I constantly have male friends and family asking me fashion and grooming questions. And I always go shopping with them, where they ask me more questions. So finally one day I decided to look online for men’s fashion resources and low and behold– they were few and far in between. Then I searched for websites that focused on a mix of trends, street fashion, and luxury fashion…. and I couldn’t find anything! So I said to myself, “I should create it”. And after pondering upon it for awhile, I decided “The Urban Gentlemen” would be a perfect name.
The Urban Gentleman will focus on different aspects of men’s fashions and grooming, it will be the modern man’s fashion guide (all men, all sizes, all backgrounds). I’ll try to cover everything from the basics like how-to-tie-a-tie to what is the best type of jeans for your body style. I’ll also consistently keep you updated on the latest men’s fashion styles and looks and male trendsetters.
But all in all this will be my personal taste and style preferences for men. I don’t want my guy to be extra square or extra hip-hop; I want him to be classic yet contemporary, trendy yet refined, I want him to be an Urban Gentleman. I love men in Canali suits and Ferragamo shoes and I also like a guy that can rock an A’s fitted, Seven jeans, and a big-faced Polo. I think now a days, as a man, it’s important to be able to mix the classic and the modern and to always have an edge (when appropriate).
So again I welcome you! Tell all your family, friends, and acquaintances about my blog . . . hopefully I will become your resident men’s fashion and grooming expert!
– Cindy S.
PS- I’ll also try to give you guys a few tips on how to treat a lady because that’s very important for an Urban Gentleman. Also etiquette tips will be in the midst.