NBA Player Derrick Favors for The Urban Gentleman, Behind the Scenes VIDEO

 

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Derrick Favors EXCLUSIVE: Fashion, Comic Books, and Basketball. (NBA Utah Jazz Power Forward)

 
It’s 10AM in Cabbagetown, USA. A creative artsy neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re in the gorgeous, historic, magical home of the town’s unofficial mayor, prepping for the shoot and listening to various tunes. Tink's “Million” repeats a dozen times at one point before we take notice… it's a good song. Not too long after the hour in walks Utah Jazz forward, Derrick Favors. Fresh from a weekend full of birthday festivities, community outreach, and an extended appearance at a car and bike show. This Atlanta-born giant is as cool and calm as they come.
 
"Indestructible": Derrick shows off his levitation powers.
 
GET THE LOOK: Alexander Wang lightweight sweater; Zanerobe joggers; custom Creative Recreation; MCM book bag; Meister watch // Cindy Samoht: I went for a stylish stealth look here, all black, with a little pop in color for socks and accessories
 
The Urban Gent team came to learn that Derrick airs more on the modest side of fashion, nothin’ too too flashy. This didn’t surprise me, he almost instantly struck me as "classic guy". The classic/typical/average guy wants to look nice, but doesn’t go to extreme heights to stay trendy (many are just too damn busy). Well, today, we opted to mix his usual chill look with a little Urban Gent sauce of the classic and edgy variety.
 
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AFROPUNK Style and Fashion: Men’s Festival Style

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):

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Urban Gentleman & Gentlepup: Casual and Dressy Looks for Both Man and Dog

We've combined parts 4 & 5 of The Urban Gentleman & The Urban Gentlepup feature series. Below is the official Urban Gentleman & Urban Gentlepup Looks for Fall 2015 video:

Are you jonesin' for your own stylish canine bff after that video? lol. No worries, it's cool and totally natural, just check out our guide on choosing the perfect dog for men, HERE.

Keeping it with Casual with your Canine.

Urban Gentleman Taariq Tut keeps it casual with his co-pilot Fitz.

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How to Pick the Right Dog for Men: Budget, Breed, Lifestyle

No Urban Gentleman and Gentlepup series would be complete without a TUG Guide to Picking the Right Dog for You.

When on the search for a new pup the selection process can be as simple or detailed as you would like.  Three years ago, when I was on the hunt for a new dog, there were a few things I knew I HAD to have: he needed to be small (I lived in an apartment), he needed to not shed (I didn't want to have to constantly cleanup hair), and he needed to be smart (I couldn't deal with slow/stubborn dog at that point in my life, lol ;). Those parameters narrowed down my list pretty quickly, so similarly I would advise you to  follow the steps below when choosing a new dog.

Fitzgerald, the Schnauzer in a custom denim bow-tie

List of 6 Steps to take when Searching for the Right Dog

1. Think about your lifestyle and what you want and need from a dog-– write down your findings. This doesn't have to be long, just a few sentences. After doing this you'll probably already have a few breeds in mind that you think could work.

2. Decide what size you want: Small, Medium, Large. This will largely depend on where you live and on your purpose for having a dog.  Are you in the suburbs or city? 1 bedroom apartment or 6 bedroom townhouse?  While there are big dogs that do well in small spaces, its always best to try to keep the dog's size proportionate to your living situation.

Also get down to the nitty gritty of why you want a dog– just for companionship?  to play sports/be active with? to be an extra layer of security? If your sole purpose is to just have an on-call co-pilot then you may be more keen to have a smaller size. On the other hand if you want a dog that can be your canine bouncer then you'll likely want a pup with more build and stature.

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Going on Dates with Your Dog: Urban Gentleman and Gentlepup Series, #2

Yesterday we discussed how dogs are man's best friend – it's a relationship that seems to have naturally fell into place centuries upon centuries ago. And along with our dogs being our best friends, they happily become our co-pilot. Working out? They're leading the trail. Running errands? They're riding shotgun with their face in the wind. But what about dates? Is it okay to allow them to co-pilot when on a date? 

Topman jeans; Common Projects Derby

The answer varies. If she's allergic, then no. There's no point in being a jerk, leave your urban gentlepup at home (and rethink if you can really date someone allergic to dogs- j/k). If it's evening and you're going somewhere fancy… I know your co-pilot has his own bow-tie collection, but still please forgo dragging him along. 

It's really only appropriate to bring your dog on dates when it's casual. For example: going to the park or hanging out at an outdoor festival or market. If you're in the mood to get dressed up with your Lady and wanna bring your dog, well, Sunday brunch is perfect! Check out Look 2 of our series below: 

Urban Gentlepup Fitzgerald the Schnauzer taking charge

George Frost necklace; TUG pinback

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See the complete Urban Gentleman and Gentlepup series, here.

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