Archive for February, 2009

Jacket over the tee

February 28, 2009

The T-shirt under the blazer is not a new look by any means. However, pay attention to a couple of subtleties in this particular interpretation. First, note the fit of the jacket. It’s a tailored fit (otherwise known as a ‘closer fit’). This adds a level of maturity and sense of style. Second, notice the optional footwear. You can go for a bit more casual with the all black tennis shoes, or you can maintain the allure of the ‘dressy’ appearance with a clean square toe simple leather shoe (the square toe was picked for a reason. It plays off the square watch.). Also notice the black stainless steel ring. Black stainless steel is a sleek and modern material that is being seen more and more in the fashion world (particularly on men’s jewelry). This also plays off the watch, which notably mixes both metal and leather. As a bonus, consider topping the look off with a classic fedora (for a younger vibe, ‘break it off’ to the side or set it slightly back on the head). Let the world know you’re a dapper gentleman with impeccable style.

Jacket over the Tee

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We love Evisu ^o^

February 28, 2009

As a lover of all things Japanese, I can’t help but to recommend evisu jean co. Straight out of japan, they have a knack for crafting quality garments that have a timeless style. Simplicity with unique detailing. The essence of japan. The essence of Evisu ^o^

No thought required.

February 26, 2009

Oxford shirt/Pants/Watch.Throw on a pair of solid shoes (depending on watch/pant color. usually a shade of black/white/brown or gray.) and go face the world. Make your statement with the watch. No thought outfit. Any season. Anywhere.
No thought required

*Note, no need to stop at just the watch. This is just a base. Kind of like play-do, from this you can create anything! However, with this outfit, you’re guaranteed a fresh look instantly (like with the shoes in ‘update to the white tee’)!

Summer Semester

February 26, 2009

When attending summer classes, you don’t always have to rock shorts. Try the gray khaki perhaps (still breathable for the higher temp). And since it’s summer, don’t be afraid to throw some island/coastal flavor in the mix with a splash of seashell or coral (note the necklace). Also, be aware that subtle detail is always in style (for example, the cuff and collar of the shirt or the “80’s purple” lettering and inner tongue of the nike’s ). Show your wardrobe some summer lovin’!
Summer Semester

Let’s all go to the movies!

February 24, 2009

This is a great example of my view of how one can incorporate pop culture cinema into an outfit. Notice a familiar color scheme? Kill bill and game of death are a couple of films that are recalled to mind with the yellow and black colorway. But notice that there’s no t-shirt with bruce’s face on it, nor is there a hoodie who’s back is plastered with a screenprint of uma thurman holding a katana. You can still dress like your favorite character and be slick about it. One more thing: too much of a … good thing is often in bad taste. Don’t blind people by channeling ‘big bird’ from head to toe. If you go bold up top, keep it understated below and vice versa.
Let's all go to the movies

What you love

February 24, 2009

It’s not always necessary to make a particularly bold nod to what you love. A simple ring, belt, or other accessory can pay homage to what you’re interested in. Note the enjoi belt and the caliroots ring. You can still be on wallstreet without disowning your street.
What you love

Dolce & Gabbana jewelry for men

February 21, 2009

As a modern man of style, I love simplicity with a splash of boldness. Not as much ‘flash’ as many of my contemporaries. For that reason, I love dolce & gabbana jewels for men! It remains unique without losing masculinity or fashionably relevant credibility. To sound inexcusably advertisement-like: “I am the modern man. I am D&G jewels.”

Black on Black

February 21, 2009

Wearing the color black is a bold statement. A sexy and sleek coolness can be achieved when rocking the ‘black on black’ outfit. So go ahead, enjoy the dark side. Be stylish you will!
Black on Black

The subtle ‘slap’.

February 20, 2009

I personally love seeing the lady on Michigan ave in the casual or dressed up casual attire only to find as I come closer that those white gold hoops are at least 2cts each and that pink ring is actually a sapphire and diamond band valued at $10k or more! The subtle flash of opulence on a woman can be as sexy as self-confidence if done right!
Subtle slap

Mid-east chic

February 18, 2009

Spring is coming up soon! I for one love the winter and fall because I can rock scarves. However, wool is not the best material for the spring (bit too heavy). Enter the middle-eastern scarves. They’re lightweight and super fresh. I love the color variations as well. Note the examples below: