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Local Urban Gentleman: Curran Swint

At the start of the year we gave it to you guys classic urban gentleman style with Jason Simon. Now, it’s time to switch it up, and display an urban gentleman who feels his uniqueness makes him stand out in any room. Local Urban Gentleman Curran Swint is from Philadephia, PA (an urban gent first! putting Philly on the map) and prides himself on mixing the traditional with the nontraditional. He’s not only inspired by style icons such as Andre Benjamin, but attributes much of his unique style to the sartorial choices of the elders around him.

Presenting Curran Swint
Down Vest: vintage custom House of Ra’oof; Denim shirt: Meezan Artcouture;
Pinstripe pants:  RCVA; Plaid Tennis shoes: Paul Smith

Name: Curran Swint

Age: 22

Location: Philadelphia, Pa

Occupation: Personal Stylist, Event/Party Promoter

Style Icons: Andre 300, Kanye West, Pharrell, My father, and close friends

Favorite Quote: If you’re not trying to succeed you’re not in my class

Favorite Brands: Dsquared2, Energie, Scotch & Soda, Meezan Artcouture, and Paul Smith

Favorite Store: Thrift stores, J.Crew, Barneys, Urban Outfitters, and Kamouflage Concept Store

Favorite Piece of clothing: Pinstripe pants


Bow tie or tie: Bow tie

Flat front or pleated: Flat front

Shades, hat, or scarf: All three. Accessories compliment the outfit, but if only one, a hat.

Ultimate goal: I want to live a happy and prosperous life as a stylist/designer, with a well developed clothing label and my own clothing store.

Favorite Books: The Noble Qur’an

Hobbies: Skating, Traveling, Bowling, Shopping, and Music enthusiast

Grooming product of choice: YSL Cologne

 Velor Blazer: vintage Members Only; Bag/Suitcase: Bally;
Green Glove: Lamb Skin; Merino Wool Turtleneck: Joseph and Lyman;
Pinstripe Pants: Energies; Glasses: Gucci; Wingtip Blutchers (shoes): Alfred Sargent
1. How would you describe your style? I’m a very versatile dresser with unique ideas on fashion. As fashion recycles itself, I am working to stay ahead of the trends.  I pride myself on being a unique individual and trendsetter, so you never really know what I might wear on any given day. It’s just important to you have to be dare to be different.

2. How did you become so stylish? I always wanted to be different. I would rather stand out in a crowd than blend in, I therefore take risks as well as criticism for being myself, but that’s what fashion is about– taking risk. I also have always had older figures in my life who I looked up to because they were big fashion heads in their time, I feel as though they passed on the torch to me.
 
Leather Hunter Bag: customized vintage House of Ra’oof; White Skinnies: BDG;
Duffle Coat: Ralph Lauren; Glasses: Gucci; Sand Chukka Sneakers: Paul Smith

 

3. What advice would you give someone trying to find their personal style? When dressing be creative, dress in the colors and styles that best fits you. Look for styles and accessories that really speak to you. Essentially, just be yourself, don’t dress to please everyone else, dress in a way that makes you feel good.  PS- Don’t be a label whore. Just because its Gucci or Louis does not mean it’s hot. Forget the labels and focus on the style.
4. What’s the best clothing advice you ever received? When you’re shopping don’t worry about whether or not you have items to go with the clothing pieces, just buy what you like and everything will come together.
 
 Loafers: Ferragamo; Wool Scarf: vintage; Chinos: J.Crew;
Polo by Ralph Lauren Varsity Jacket
 Get a piece of Curran Swint’s ’70s Prep’ look:

Are you the next Local Urban Gentleman?
Answer the questions above and submit them to
urbangentblog @ gmail.com
along with 4 or more stylish pictures.

Stuntin’ Like Her Daddy: Valentine’s Day LOOK BOOK, Part III♥

Behind every stylish man, is a stylish woman… or atleast that’s how it should be. Our last dose of Valentine’s Day wardrobe and clothing gift idea advice focuses around the the realistic thought of people seeing you and your date and thinking, “wow, what an amazing couple… I wish my girl (or man) looked like that.”
We chucked the deuces to the dress up blazer and gave you a more casually fly ensemble; while giving her the choice between a dress and pants– because alot of the time women look sexiest in an amazingly great fitting pair of jeans. Jeans/pants that she can wear with a dope pair of kicks, like her daddy, or sexy stilettos.

Sexy in Red: His & Her Valentine’s Day LOOK BOOK, Part II

 
Whether you want to insinuate love or lust, adding red into your Valentine’s Day ensemble keeps you sexy and will make heads turn. Check out our next set of His and Her V-day looks… (click below to see more)

HIS:

HERS: Get Her a Sexy Dress

Valentine’s Day Special: His & Her LOOK BOOK

We’re trying to make Valentine’s Day as easy as possible, so we’ve created a few elegant looks for your special evening…. (click below to see more)

HIS

HERS

Guys, if you are 100% sure about her size and style surprise her with a Valentine’s Day outfit– from head to toe. Or if you’re on a budget, choose one item that you know she’ll adore. Then compliment her sexy new outfit with a stylish ensemble of your own. 
Ladies, I know that Valentine’s day is all about you, but if you want to do a little something extra surprise him with V-Day clothing.  If you’re on a budget upgrade an item in his wardrobe– maybe a new pair of dress shoes, a blazer, or a fresh new fragrance.
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