I think 2009 is gonna be the year of the bow-tie, seriously… it’s like thats the only option.
This is one of the looks for 2009, one of my looks anyway, that I haven’t really seen any stars rock until now- I call it monochromatic (I may come up with a better name later), but I’ll expound upon it more in January.
i heart it. tie clip, tie tucked in,
“high-watered” pants, and boots.
Can ya digg it?
Now this is what I’m talking about Big Boi
You should dress like this more often.
Slate Grey looks good on you.
He looks cool as usual, but the tie throws me off a little
I think its because the top knot is so skinny
For example this summer/early fall he rocked red BBC hats, but lately he’s been rockin blue BBC hats. This summer/early fall he was rockin black/navy Vans, but lately he’s been rocking his tan Vans. This summer he rocked his white and navy/burgundy trimmed sweater, while lately he’s been rocking his army fatigued get-up.
He throws on a pastel colored polo every once in a while and maybe a plaid shirt for these cold months. His wardrobe is so simple, yet he makes all the Best Dressed List. Gentleman, this should tell you that it’s not about quantity it’s about quality and swagger. I feel like Pharrell is unconsciously being a great example for young men with his sense of style. His wardrobe says ” You do not have to own 200 pairs of shoes to be cool, I rock $45$/$60 dollar Vans on a regular and I’m the shyt”. I LOVE IT. Now of course Pharrell has a lifestyle that involves more informal settings, so if you’re a banker or something this obviously only applies to your weekend gear.
I also feel like his sense of style tells all men that it’s important to figure out your sense of style and be confident with it– wear what makes you feel good because Pharrell surely does.
for the Urban Gent newbies… “College Cool” is one of the fall/winter trends inspired by Pharrell. Check it out here.
I’ve been listening to Kanye’s Love Lockdown on repeat for the past 30 minutes. I’m trying to really get the feel of the song, and it’s deep. I actually love songs like this because we know exactly who you’re talking about… why Alexis Phifer of course. I guess he’s not loving her the way he wanted to and she’s got her love locked down, lol, jk. Anyway I love the look he chose for the album… I feel it’s appropriate for the overall feel I’m getting from the songs. The look is straight-forward, no smiles, pure classic london/american style with that urban gent twist (shoes, brooch, and shades).
Kanye West’s new album is entitled: 808’s & Heartbreak , and it hits stores November 25th.
You can listen to “Love Lockdown” on youtube.com while watching the video. I just listened to two more songs from albums and you can listen to them too:
Coldest Winter… I like it enough, it’ll probably grow on me like Love Lockdown.
When I think Maxwell, I think afro, soul music, slightly un-buttoned white long sleeve shirts w/ chest hair coming out, jeans (or leather pants), and boots. But the new Maxwell is all but afro or dreaded and stereotypically “neo soul”, now-a-days he rocks his hair short, wears glasses, cardigans, and plaid shirts… he looks like your resident nerd and sometimes he manages to favor the late great Malcolm X. He’s been rockin’ this style for the past year or two and I really dig it. And After a 6-year hiatus from releasing new music and years of promises of a trilogy album, Black Summers Night he is back and touring… check out his myspace page for me info: myspace.com/maxwell
restaurants, J. Sheekey’s in Covent Garden.
(October 17, 2008)
(October 6th, 2008)
hosted by Stoli at The Underground in Chicago
( September 28th, 2008)
celebrity favorite restaurant the Waverly Inn.
(September 27, 2008)
This guy loves to wear striped suits that aren’t just basic- and to many people multi-colored striped suits have always been seen as a “black” thing- yanno? Because these kinds of suits are the ones you see men like Steve Harvey rocking. And for that reason, many men stray away from the multi-colored striped suits so that they don’t fill the stereotype. But what you must realize is that English men rock these kind of suits all the time, the difference is in the fit. They wear their suits much closer to the body and that gives them a more polished, well-groomed look. And that’s what you should do. Quality solid suits are always best, but having a few multi striped in the wardrobe is great. Just be careful not to wear them so big- then you end up looking like a southern preacher- which is fine if that’s what you want… I guess.
1.) Club collars are haute. Club collars are really growing on me, I think they are my second favorite now to the cut-away collar. These collars really look great on men with athletic builds -epecially ones with big necks and heads:-)
2.) You must learn how to match without matching. Go into a store and just try out out different shirt and tie combinations… you don’t have to try it on- just put the tie on the shirt and see what you think. If you live in Atlanta, go visit a guy named Peter at Nordstrom in Buckhead- he has some of the sickest combos… and I learned from him:-)
3.) Tuck one shirt tail in and one shirt tail out. I mean really, I challenge you to try it out one day… then send me your pictures and we’ll have a contest or something to see “who wore it best, lol. I think this trend should always be worn with jeans and a thick brown belt… maybe a matte black belt will work as well.
4.) Go buy a plaid shirt.
5.) Brown is a masculine man’s best friend. David Beckham loves brown- brown is his black, and I love it. He always wears a brown belt and brown shoes (with a few exceptions). And I feel like that gives him a more rugged masculine look, and it adds to his swagger.
FYI: Some of you may be asking yourself “So what brand suits does David Beckham wear?”. Hugo Boss, Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, and I could speculate other brands, but I won’t at this time:-)