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Urban Gentleman Spotlight: Shia LaBeouf

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He first caught our eye on Disney’s Even Stevens as a mischievous teenager and ultra annoying younger brother. Then his overall “swag” changed to the world on July 3, 2007 when he starred in the blockbuster hit Transformers

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Shia LaBeouf In Cannes, France promoting his new movie,
Wall Street: Movie Never Sleeps

After Transformers, there was Indiana Jones, then Eagle Eye. And I must say, that’s where Mr.LaBeouf truly metamorphized in my eyes. About an hour into Eagle Eye I said to myself, “Hmmm, this guy has really grown up”, as he went from the lil’ kid on Even Stevens to the handsome action-movie stud who has a secret taste for island chicks, lol (ie. Rihanna,). Then there was Transformers II, and in his latest film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, he just, well, he just exemplifies the looks of an Urban Gentleman.

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Suit and shirt by Thom Browne New York.
Tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label.

Shia’s charisma, comedic charm, and seemingly bad boy behavior keeps us all captivated… and patiently awaiting his next move.

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Cardigan by J.Crew. Shirt by Band of Outsiders.
Tie
by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Sneakers by Converse. Socks by Adidas.

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Trench coat by Burberry London. Shirt and shoes by Thom Browne New York.
Tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Jeans by Ksubi.
(photo here and above by GQ)

Jock it, Love it, Own it.
The Style of Shia LaBeouf

Are all the fly guys double-dressing these days? Seems that way. Bobby Ray isn’t the only one that has two noticeably different styles, urban gent Shia does too. Check out the scruffy vintagey casual and meticulously polished dressy style of Mr. LaBeouf.

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Casual or Dressy Shia gives it to us old-school cool from the skinny ties to skinny jeans and characterized canvas lo-tops.

Casual:

Retro-inspired or vintage tees and plaid button-ups are how he likes his shirts, with the occasional cardigan or vintage jacket for that extra carefree umph. His jeans are always skinny and in some shade gray, black, or blue. Authentic Vans, PF Flyers, and Nike Sweet Classics are usually his shoes of choice. And lastly, Shia usually accessorizes with a vintage hat, vintage belt, retro-frames, and an occasional backpack (nothing beats the one he got from Egypt, below).

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Get the Look:
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Dressy:
When Shia dresses up, expect nothing but perfect slim-fit suits, skinny ties, and all things that are Sammy Davis Jr-esque.

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Shia LaBeouf and girlfriend/co-star Carey Mulligan

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Shia and Michael Douglas

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Gucci ‘loafing’ on the set of his movie.

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His casual ensemble in France is much different than his casual style in Cali. Shia wears a basic blue button-down, black sweater, black jeans, and black oxfords.

Get the Look:

More LaBeouf:

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“He’s so money”, Shia in his latest GQ spread.
Wool suit, $518, by Club Monaco.
Shirt by Spurr. Tie by Band of Outsiders.
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Wool suit, $895, by Boss Black. Shirt, $295, by Jil Sander. Tie, $150, by Alexander Olch. Shoes, $595, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Socks by Pantherella. Pocket Square by J.Press. Tie bar by Thom Browne New York.

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Wool three-piece suit, $1455, by D&G. Shirt, $430, by Neil Barrett at Jeffrey. Tie, $175, by Dior Homme. Shoes, $950, by Ermenegildo Zegna. Mackintosh (in hand) by Gucci. Tie bar by Thom Browne New York. Briefcase by Bottega Veneta.

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Shia filling up his ‘Heavy Chevy’

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Shia has had several surgeries on his left hand
(that’s why its in bandages in so many photos)
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Timeless Cool: The Style of Sammy Davis Jr.

Medley of: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You Came A Long Way From St. Louis,
You Are My Sunshine, Bee-Bom, One For My Baby
An American of color, Jewish, and Puerto Rican, the multi-cultural and multi-talented Samuel George “Sammy” Davis Jr. reigned supreme throughout his life as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Not too many people can sing, dance, tell jokes, pantomime, act, do impersonations, play three instruments (vibraphone, trumpet, drums), and tap dance… but Sammy could.

We’ve watched a few of his videos, now let’s take a look at his style.

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The 1950s were really all about conservatism. Tailored suits in shades of gray, navy, and brown were popular. A hat, pocket square, tie-clip, and cuff-links were as essential as having a belt– no man was complete without his accessories (or his cigarettes).

The style of 1960s is the style many men admire in modern times… slimmer fitting suits, fitted dress shirts, slim ties, and if you were in Hollywood, or let’s say a member of The Rat Pack a sharkskin suit was a regular in your wardrobe.

Sammy’s style was that of the times, with his own Sammy or hollywood touch like maybe an intentional loosened bow-tie and collar.

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From the staple 50s/60s gray flannel suit to slim ties to Beatle boots, get a piece of Sammy’s style below:

More Sammy:

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The First Man of Color to appear on GQ Magazine. 1967.
He’s wearing a gray plaid Sy Devore double-breasted suit
with a slim black tie. (Photographed by Milton Greene)

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Always an entertainer, Sammy seizes this moment to tap dance on a table in his cropped two button suit and beatle boots.

The Style of B.o.B and Bobby Ray.

I think this is going to be Bobby Ray Day over here at The Urban Gentleman– it’s the least I can do for a fellow Eastsider and friend. All the new album info is on the previous post, and as discussed we’re all copping it for $7.99 at Amazon. Now, we’re going to focus on the style of B.o.B aka Bobby Ray.
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Like most new artist Bobby’s style isn’t quite set in stone, I’m sure he’s still dealing with contractual duties and wearing the threads that the sponsors and record label’s stylist provides. But within all of that he still manages to add his personal touch to most of the ensembles he sports.

It’s safe to say that when it comes to Bobby, there’s two dimensions, two personas, two __(fill in blank with an appropriate word)__: B.o.B and Bobby Ray… and yes they are the same person, but as made apparent by his 2nd mixtape “B.o.B vs Bobby Ray” they’re almost completely opposite, not only in sound, but in looks and overall style.

“Jock it, Love it, Own it.
Check out BoB’s vs Bobby Ray’s style below…
The Style of B.o.B

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“B.o.B…. Uno is my numeral, they said that hip-hop was dead, hmph, I musta missed the funeral”. B.o.B doesn’t like to be categorized in a genre, but humbly accepts the fact that guys like him are bringing back hip-hop… making it respectable again, making it an art form, making it the feel good music it once was instead of the, well, ummm– crappiness it had become.

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And with his hip-hop flavor, BoB brings the one day classic 2010-ish hip-hop style. An eye-catching graphic tee, sneakers, a cool jacket (if the season calls for it), trendy shades, and maybe an optional well thought-out tattoo or two, is all it takes to get his look down.

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Get the Look:

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The Style of Bobby Ray

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“B dot O dot B was the name, I ain’t like Bobby Ray, cuz I was ashamed, but you can call me Bobby Ray from this day forth and I could give a damn about the fame and fortune…” Now Bobby Ray, the artist, from Atlanta, the eastside of Atlanta, yeah, well he can’t be put into a box. He’s some type of southern mosaic of indie alternative country rock&roll hip-hop pop… basically alot of stuff in one. And his style reflects just that.

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Fedoras, classic wayfarers, beaded alternative looking accessories (usually one necklace and one bracelet), button-ups, henleys, cardigans, basic tees worn under button-ups and cardigans, and whatever shoes fit the look– maybe classic allstars, maybe boots, maybe boat shoes, its whatever that particular moment in time calls for.

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Get the Look:

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I slightly prefer Bobby Ray’s style at this point, only because his fedora collection is sick! And he manages to wear them without looking cheesy. He just looks like a really cool southern guy (georgia born and bred)… I can think of several artist that should take note, I would call names, buuuuut I won’t.

Bobby Ray Accessories & Fedoras:

Fedoras:

More BoBby Ray
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Bobby Ray and Asher Roth
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Urban Gent LOOK BOOK: Friday Night

Part II of last week’s Friday Night Look Book

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Friday Night. Sometimes, if your week has been long and arduous, it’s a night to stay in, but usually it’s the night you celebrate yet another successful week at work or school. So whether you’re going to an event, club, restaurant, or simple gathering, we’ve put together a mildly dressy ensemble that will keep you sharp, stylish, and turning a few heads.

This isn’t the “traditional” black or dark colored Friday night ensemble, it’s a little lighter, a bit fresher… don’t be afraid to try it out.

Get The Red Carpet Look

Get the red carpet look of the most well-dressed stars.

Urban Gent LOOK BOOK: A Yellow Blue Weekend.

Get this casual look for simple weekend coordination.
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