exploring what it means to be the modern man.

style journal // summer uniform.

Posted on August 25th, 2015

I’m still on the fence when it comes to the idea of uniforms. I love that its easy and doesn’t require much thought, which is a necessity when you wake up at 5:30am to go to the gym, have 10+ hour days, etc.

When dressing for the workweek, I typically start with the pant and build up and down from there. With that said, I have amassed quite a collection of pants, but there was something missing.. a pant that fit well, met my ‘must show off ankles’ requirement and was light and wearable during summer. There was nothing in my closet that reflected my need, so I went out there and designed it myself. I worked with a custom tailor to create it, and it really is the perfect pant. So perfect that I had to get it in black, dark and light grey and navy. Meet the modman pant.


 

 

 

 

style journal // new balance evolution.

Posted on July 29th, 2015

New Balance is upping its game and taking ownership of design and performance and merging it into one sneaker. The body has the classic NB look, but the sole has been updated to handle everything from city commuting to clocking miles around Central Park to bootcamping at Barrys. I recently joined Equinox and so far, the sneaker has stood up to 30/60/90 and intensive cardio workouts easy. Next up is my Equifit evalution and first training session, and you know these will be ready to get me through them.

Which is your favorite gym sneaker and why?

 

 

style journal // childhood influences.

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Overalls are back. I usually pass on trends that come and go, but like jumpsuits and wide legged jeans, overalls pull on the nostalgia-strings and represents leisure at its best. I definitely have more than one album of me running around in soccer fields and at the zoo in Oshkosh and GapKids overalls.

The overall Gap business is be struggling, but I’ve found a few awesome pieces from Gap.com. When will brands and retailers learn that shopping has very little to do with brand loyalty as it does the right balance of style, fit and value?

But I’ll leave that up to executives and svps to solve, because you know, us youngins don’t know how to run a business ;) Until then, find me on the soccer field reliving my eight year old bliss.

 

 

nyfw: mens, top 5 // public school nyc.

Posted on July 18th, 2015

All the kids want to be Dao Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, and they wear Public School so that they, too, can be a part of the ‘PS classroom’ or ‘PS army.’ PS continues to balance being directional and wear now/buy now in menswear, which is difficult to achieve. Unfortunately for me, their sizing runs big, but I’ll be keeping my eye out for these five looks come Spring 16. Naturally, I want the first third of the collection given its black appeal, but I challenged my comfort zone and found myself really drawn to the windowpane:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nyfw: mens, top 5 // carlos campos.

Posted on July 14th, 2015

Campos was inspired by the mysterious “forastero,” an outsider that traveled for work. Obviously romanticized, the collection captures the mood and presents it to the modern man. I’ll be adding longer and wider pants for Fall, so it’s relieving to see the trend continue through SS16. Next on my list: a belted blazer.