One month ago I experienced New York's first Men's Fashion Week (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4). It was a wonderful palette of masculine style from one of the world's best cities. Yesterday, I entered the gates of AFROPUNK (an outdoor music festival in Brooklyn)… and the style, well, let's just say there's no where in the world in which you'll see such a diverse collection of garments, textures, and styling. The people here, ranging from babies to great grand parents, were the coolest (queue the Lupe Fiasco album). Individuality was on fleek (meaning: turned up to the highest capacity).
The Streetstyle of AFROPUNK (Mens):
Day 3 was the day I most anticipated. Let's put it this way– my dogs first middle name is Bastian (don't judge me). So yea, I'm a fan of his work.
Michael Bastian's showing at New York's first Men's Fashion Week was also his first time showing for women. Job well done, Mikey B. job well done. Personally, I think of Michael Bastian as a mix between Dsquared and Ralph Lauren. Classic Americana, but with a current main stream edge that men want and desire. His Spring/Summer 2016 Collection was no different – he offered lots of obvious multi-use pieces that are easy to place in your closet. From athlete to power broker, polo to double breasted blazer, tassel loafers to high-top kicks… he depicted the new age Bel-air man. Carlton meets Gordon Gekko meets Stephen Curry.
Duck Dynasty has finally made it to the runway – Hey! Uncle Si would be ecstatic:-)
Talk about the workwear trend, is this kid really wearing a denim jumpsuit? And strolling a dolly along with confident ease? This has to be staged, either way… love it. Last question– where was this photo when we did all of our American Workwer features last year? Nevertheless get your little brother/nephew/son/godson/etc a taste of the look below:
photo via thelocals.dk
Copenhagen, Denmark / Helsinki, Finland / Milan, Paris, France/ Barcelona, Spain / Vienna, Austria / New York, NY.
Paris; Vintage traditional
New York; Prep Kid on bike
Barcelona; Spring/Summer Black— Dolce & Gabanna, Diesel
Vienna; Bright nautical
Copenhagen; Casualized hammertime
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I think I'll deem this the easiest Spring/Summer 2011 trend to achieve, since all it calls for is black… all black everything. But of course we want to keep things better than the average over here at The Urban Gentlemen so when we rock this trend we prefer to use various shades and textures of black. Example: faded black shirt, rich black chinos, a black knit sweater, black leather braided belt, and grey/black oxfords.
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