ART: William Blake – Europe Supported by Africa and America (1796), Dino Muradian – Beauty
FASHION: Topman Design, Balmain, Issey Miyake
One doesn't have to look further than a carton of Neapolitan ice cream to know what colors are dominating the palette of our lives these days. Whites, Browns, Pinks. Whether it’s a blonde Kanye, A$AP Rocky, or the first man of footballer style David Beckham, being vanilla has never been so sweet. We've translated these colors into the perfect Spring Summer 2017 looks below:
We've talked about the classic white sneaker on The Urban Gentleman since the beginning… since 2008. We told stories of yearly back to school shopping and finding the perfect pair of white sneakers for the upcoming year. Now in 2016 our view and nostalgic childhood flashbacks have made it mainstream and nearly everyone and every brand has a pair of white sneakers you can rock.
So to help narrow down the choices, there are 50 pairs of white sneakers for men below ranging from classic shell-toe Adidas to Common Projects. My advice is to choose the style that makes you hype + fits your budget. I think all the styles, sleek or bulky, futuristics or classic, can look good on any body type, frame, or complexion. Let us know about your favorite pair of white sneakers by commenting on here, Facebook , or Instagram.
I had been on the hunt for a great timepiece for a long while. I wanted something to match my personality and lifestyle. Something stylish and sophisticated for everyday wear but also sporty enough to wear while being active or working out. Then I saw the Citizen Ecosphere Watch and fell in love.
It's black stainless steel face is sleek and nicely contrasted against the stark white accents, and the rubber buckle strap adds to the watch's wearability. The fact that it's water resistant is a major plus as well for any swimmers, kayakers, or sweaty runners. So if you're looking for a watch that's going to turn heads and let you live as actively (or inactively) as you want, take a look at the Citizen Ecosphere. You can find one for yourself here.
Chike Ibezue for The Urban Gent
There comes a time in a gentleman’s life when he realizes that his physical health and physique are important. In this moment, he may feel the need to lift some weights, jog on the treadmill for a few miles, or (if he’s bold) take a workout class of some sort. But hey, let’s face it- exercising can be a pain. Especially when your never-ending cycle of weight lifting or treadmilling has left you without results and even worse- bored. Whether you lift big like The Rock or prefer to take a more Richard Simmons approach to exercise, there is one thing that is essential to becoming the most in shape you: change.
“Change is good”, the cliché of all clichés, applicable to anyone going through a breakup, getting a drastic haircut, or even just ordering a different sandwich from Subway. However, it is super relevant to your workout regimen. Sticking with a workout plan is very important, but being able to change it up is even more important. When you do the same type of exercises for a long period of time, your muscles reach a plateau. Meaning they get comfortable with what you’re doing and don’t need to work as hard, therefore, inhibiting their growth. What does this mean for you? Less results and less motivation to continue on. This is when you need to change up your plan. To:
Surpass your plateau.
Get better results.
Avoid getting bored.
Luckily, there are millions of ways to go about this. All you need is a little determination, and maybe a cool new pair of kicks. That always helps! Here are a few ideas for you to try.
1) Revert To Your Old Ways
Sometimes going back to a routine that you have used in the past is a perfect way to rev up your results. If it has been a while, it’ll be as if it a completely new workout.
2) Use Fun To Your Advantage
There are fun things to do in this world (besides buying clothes) that actually help you get in shape. Adding in a hike, going kayaking, hitting up one of those cool trampoline parks, or playing a sport recreationally are all great ways to burn extra calories and beat that plateau.
3) Find Inspiration
Pick up a copy of a men’s fitness magazine or check out Internet for new ideas. These platforms are all loaded with new workout routines that can help you change it up.
4) Get A Workout Buddy
No, not from craigslist. Start lifting with a friend of yours who has a different workout style than you. Working out with a friend can help motivate you and the change in routine will challenge your muscles.
5) Take A Class
Workout classes come in all shapes and sizes. For example, there's CrossFit, spin, or Zumba classes. They can be really freaking hard, but are a good way to spice up your routine.
Changing up your workout is essential to continue your progress and advance toward your individual health goals. Even small changes can yield big results that you will be able to see. Boredom should never be an option, whether it relates to your clothes, to your life, or to your workout. Don’t fear change, embrace it.
By Max Rutcofsky for The Urban Gent