exploring what it means to be the modern man.

style journal // tokyo cherry blossoms.

Posted on April 18th, 2014

Hello from Japan! It is full on cherry blossom season in Tokyo and it is a blessing to wake up and see these beauties everyday. I couldn’t have timed my trip here any better. More soon!


I’ve been walking around in my adidas Stan Smiths since I got here, and they are the perfect walking shoe. Light and white! I also added this Vince Camuto watch to my collection. It has helped keep time since I’m 13 hours ahead. Thankfully my body has adjusted to the jetlag fast, and well.







[[ theory coat, similar from american apparel // burberry denim, similar from asos // goyard portfolio // adidas stan smiths // jawbone up24 // vince camuto watch, similar here ]]

want // coach + philip crangi.

Posted on April 16th, 2014

There is such an opportunity in mens jewelry, and Philip Crangi of Giles & Brother has been growing his business to encompass necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks and belts. His latest venture is in partnership with Coach for a men’s collection of “classic heirloom pieces for the modern man”. Basically, everything was made for me! ;P

Coach and Philip Crangi are two New York icons, and the collaboration includes limited edition pieces that combine Philip’s unique aesthetic and knowledge of metals with Coach’s craftsmanship and leather expertise.

Here are my top picks:

For Philip Crangi’s secrets to rugged personal style, check out his 10 Essentials for GQ.


modern man // ISAORA + meyerhoffer SURFORWRD

Posted on March 20th, 2014




Last summer I re-discovered my love of the water, and spent most of my time on the beach in Long Island and sailing or surfing in Long Beach and the Rockaways. As I get ready for summer this year, I will definitely be adding the new ISAORA and Thomas Meyerhoffer’s second SURFORWRD collaboration to my daily wardrobe.

ISAORA has always focused on performance, and designers Marc Daniels and Ricky Hendry strongly believe that style should not be sacrificed in athletic-wear. From that mission, they have focused on high-performance technical apparel, combining fabric innovation without a compromise in design. They partnered with Thomas Meyerhoffer, who brings his surf expertise to the collaboration, and the line is focused on wearability from street to the ocean – perfect for the modern man. I can’t wait until the first wave of the season – you know where to find me!