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His Basics Revisited: The Winner

The last His Basics contest winner was never posted, but the winner was…

Emmanuel from Manhattan
My Blackberry Storm, 80G Ipod, Keys w/ Boarders Rewards Card, Spectacles, Kenneth Cole Money clip, J crew Bow Tie, Timex Watch with Orange J crew Watch Band, J Press tie clip, Usb w/ removable disk drive and always a great book ( The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson )

We’ll be posting everyone’s basics on our facebook page for now on, so if you want to send us your everyday essentials/basics then email us: info (at) theurbangent.com

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

His Basics: Round II

Our original Urban Gentleman His Basics Photo Contest was a big hit. So much so that other websites have been mimicking it. It’s popularity can certainly be attributed to that fact that, simply stated, its interesting to see what the basics or everyday essentials of a person are. And it’s particularly interesting to see the basics of gentlemen worldwide– the similarities and the differences. Round I was cool, you can see it here, and see the winners here. But for round II urban gents seemed to have upped the ante…. So look below, and tell us who you think  has the best basics?

1. Simon from Switzerland
Since I’m traveling a lot these (cold) days, these are my basics: Attiva (by brulé) shoes and a pair of matching gloves. Iphone 16GB wrapped in a beyza case going perfect together with my solo beats by dre. And for carryig the rest of my essentials I got myself a LV Keep all 55 bag by takashi murakami
2. Jack from Bremen, Germany
theeeeese are my basics! YSL parum, my favour watch (Guess), iPhone 3G white edition, my PRL glasses, Thomas Sabo Necklace, Marc´O´Polo wallet, my keys and my 8GB supertalent pico c usb. don´t need anything else.
3. Patrick from Berlin
gloves, chap-stick, lighter, keys, watch, cigarettes, wallet, ipod
4. Justin from Canada
Apple Macbook, Vonzipper Fernstein Aviator, a Wallet/Money, Nail Clippers, an iPod Touch/Bose earbuds, and Leather Driving Gloves (For Cold Winters)
5. Arran from Sheffield, UK
Moleskine Notebook, ABC of Men’s Fashion, Emporio Armani Watch, Paul Smith ‘Naked Lady’ Wallet, iPhone in leather pouch, Jeremy Hackett’s Mr Classic
6. Greg from Cleveland, Ohio
Casio Databank calculator watch, Kenneth Cole cuff links, Kronborg silver tie clip, Sony MDR-NC7 headphones, Nixon Newton watch, Nikon 50-300mm lens for Nikon d50, random wayfarer style glasses, crusty old gateway laptop, hemostat….med student and theyre good for eating fries with. (we’ll have to give Greg an extra point for having The Urban Gentleman up in the background, lol).

7. Andrew from Toronto, Canada
LV bifold wallet, lighter, excel whitening gum, cigarette case, antique agenda, rotofugi keychain, keitai, spare ¥

8. Guapo from Iowa City, LA
Ear pollution head phones, Coach messenger, Coach money clip, apple ipod nano, Blackberry Tour, Joe Rodeo 2.5ct watch, Dior sunglasses, diane hair brush, black jesus piece, and wahl g whiz trimmer

9. Emmanuel from Manhattan
My Blackberry Storm, 80G Ipod, Keys w/ Boarders Rewards Card, Spectacles, Kenneth Cole Money clip, J crew Bow Tie, Timex Watch with Orange J crew Watch Band, J Press tie clip, Usb w/ removable disk drive and always a great book ( The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson )

10. Jon from Rochester NY / Columbus OH
My Blackberry Tour, iPod, Bose Headphones, Polo Wallet, Kenneth Cole Glasses, Cross Pan, Ohio State USB for class, Relic Watch, Yankee WS Hat, ChapStick, Sunglasses, Stride Gum. Everything I need for long walks across campus.
Which is your favorite?

His Basics Contest: Round One Favorites

So we’ve been running our “His Basics” contest. A fun simple contest in which readers can send in photos of their everyday basics / life’s essentials. Voting for the first round of basics/essentials is over and the favorites have been chosen…
Two-way tie for 1st Place:
Roderick from Chicago
My Spectalces, House/Car Keys, Piccadilly Journal, Pens, Blackberry Curve, Belt clip watch, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones, 120 GB iPod, USB Drive, Nautica Wallet, and my Fossil Messenger Bag in the background.
Eziq from Gold Coast, Australia
 Shades bought from bluedame, Swatch Secret Agent Light Grey EU Flip 1998 Spring Summer Collectio, LG Shine Mobile Phone, BMW Z4 2004 car key, Business Cards (2-3 of them), Refurbished 2GB ipod, Card Holder for credit card, client’s business card, I.D, Shopping Discount Cards & other cards,  Battle Fuel (Formulated Supplementary Sports Food), AUD 20 notes.
Honorable Mention (came in 2nd):
Essel from the Philippines

Ray-Ban Aviator shades-for those sunny days, Steel Necklace- liked the vintage look and abstract pendant, Fossil Watch- my ever trusty watch, Keys with Goofy key chain- had the chain for almost 10 years now! Ipod video, and my Witch of Portobello book-to keep me busy.

Do you think you have better essentials? We’ll be having round two of His Basics soon, so be sure to email your entries: urbangentblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

His Basics/Essentials…

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The essentials of Simon from Switzerland

We’re continually getting entries for the “His Basics” photo contest. All new entries we’ve received will be reserved for the next go round, so feel free to email us your basics / everyday essentials.  urbangentblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

Vote for His Basics…

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We just added a few additional entries to heat up the competition…. voting will end Sunday. VOTE HERE   (we’ve received alot more entries, so if we get enough we’ll have a part 2.)

“His Basics” Photo Contest: Which is Your Favorite?

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About a week and a half ago we had post titled His Basics, where we asked you guys to send us pictures of the essentials of your everyday life. Just for the fun of it we want everyone to vote on their favorite “His Basics/Essentials” photo(we’ve narrowed the submissions down to 10, they include the most focused and a more diverse set of countries).*two entries were added.

Some of the photos are simple, while others are more involved. Each tells you a little about the person. So don’t only choose your favorite based upon their designer labels and country,  choose the one that showcase a distinct personality. Let’s peruse their essentials of cool

1. Jason from New York
The essentials from my hotel in Praha, CZ
a trip made with some of my mates from the UK.
2. Abolurin from the USA
My blackberry, G-shock watch, spectacles, money, and my keys

3. Axel from The Netherlands
Casio G-Shock Watch, Iphone, LV Card Holder,
LV Key and Change Holder (letting it hang from my belt loop)
4. Daniel from London
A Sony Minidisc Walkman (had it since 2004), A Chinese good luck bracelet (works for me), A credit card,  An “Oyster” Card (every Londoner needs one of these), A Nokia 3310 (most reliable/only phone I’ve ever had), A pair of Hugo Boss specs, A wallet, A set of keys …and another minidisc because one simply is not enough.
5. Eziq from Gold Coast, Australia
 Shades bought from bluedame, Swatch Secret Agent Light Grey EU Flip 1998 Spring Summer Collectio, LG Shine Mobile Phone, BMW Z4 2004 car key, Business Cards (2-3 of them), Refurbished 2GB ipod, Card Holder for credit card, client’s business card, I.D, Shopping Discount Cards & other cards,  Battle Fuel (Formulated Supplementary Sports Food), AUD 20 notes.
6. Mohamed from Cairo, Egypt
  iPod Touch, DKNY watch, Nokia E7, My keychain, US silver dollar w/ silver frame and chain (it was custom made for me in Egypt, the frame and chain I mean), Egyptian 10-pound and 25-piastre notes.
7.Tayvon from Baltimore, Maryland
 Versace shades, Movado watch, Cuban cigar with cutter,
black ipod, and gold bracelet.
8. Simon from the USA
The first photo displays my current set of “basics” were recently purchased before traveling to the far east with the GF.  The second photo displays my fall essentials when teaching a undergrad course this past fall semester at UConn.
9. Thomas from the USA
LV wallet, mont blanc for notes, cross around my neck,
gold cuffs and my Dad’s watch. 
10. Tommie from The Netherlands
Ralph Lauren Sunglasses, Buddha to Buddha bracelet and ring, Armani watch, Blue Blood brand necklace, Ipod classic, Armani leather gloves, my favorite D&G skinny jeans, Gucci belt (genuine), my favorite Uggs, my favorite DSquareds, and my favorite Dior Homme sneakers. (My kickbox shorts and ajax scarf are items to show what I like and where I come from.)
11. Roderick from Chicago
My Spectalces, House/Car Keys, Piccadilly Journal, Pens, Blackberry Curve, Belt clip watch, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones, 120 GB iPod, USB Drive, Nautica Wallet, and my Fossil Messenger Bag in the background.

12. Essel from the Philippines
Ray-Ban Aviator shades-for those sunny days, Steel Necklace- liked the vintage look and abstract pendant, Fossil Watch- my ever trusty watch, Keys with Goofy key chain- had the chain for almost 10 years now! Ipod video, and my Witch of Portobello book-to keep me busy.

So…. which “his basics” photo is your favorite?
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