exploring what it means to be the modern man.

style journal // austin transformation.

Posted on April 5th, 2015

My wardrobe for 75 degrees isn’t the only thing that has gone through a drastic change while in Austin [bring on the t-shirts, spring jackets and bare ankles!]. Though not surrounded by the concrete jungle, I still felt right at home on South Congress and even in downtown, where ‘high rise’ buildings for offices, hotels and housing are constantly in development. In between panels and meetings, I got a chance to check out a few stores, cafes and restaurants outside of the Convention Center path.

[[ wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses // Maison Kitsuné satin bomber jacket, navy version available on MR PORTER // Burberry white denim, similar on ASOS // adidas Stan Smith sneakers ]]

Juiceland to start your day off right [just like I do in NYC] or with breakfast tacos from Veracruz All Natural or Tacodeli [since you are in Austin], ESK for street/Thai food, Barley Swine for bites and beer, Uchiko or Musashino Sushi [can’t wait for Otoko, Paul Qui].

Missing Austin already. Maybe I’ll head back for the SFC Chef Series: Spring Bounty, Austin Food and Wine Festival or Annual Crawfish Boil. More shopping and fun spots to come.

style journal // #sxstyle.

Posted on March 31st, 2015

SXSW has come and gone and it was a complete blur. There was so much packed into a handful of days, and just as it was productive and motivating, it was equally exhausting. From panel to meeting to brand activation to more of the same, it was the jump start I needed to get a head start on spring and the joys that the highly anticipated season brings. Austin and the 75 degree weather was a welcome feeling, and I would do it all again [maybe not right away].

My Acne shorts, which V likens to basketball shorts, were perfect for the weather and for SXSW, where guys kind of try, but not hard enough. I have to say, SXSW was overall more stylish than last year. Step up the game, SXSW 2016!

[[ wearing tomorrowland bomber jacket, similar from river island/asos // shorts by acne studios, similar from AQ/AQ // white t // coach lizard slip-ons, similar from vans ]]

style journal // jacket? yes margiela

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

From camel to grey, my color scheme is constantly evolving. My signature black armour remains steadfast as ever, it is nice though to look down and see something other than black ;]


[[ coat: pre martin-dropped maison martin margiela, similar from espirit at asos // blk dnm jeans, similar here from nordstrom // saint laurent boots, similar wyatt harness here at ssense & aviator sunglasses // ralph lauren black label white shirt, similar available at nordstrom // photography by ocmamahalin ]]

want // monochrome camel.

Posted on February 27th, 2015

Looking to add more “color” to my wardrobe, especially since the cold and snow are unrelenting. Here are some of my favorite camel pieces that I might add to my wardrobe. ASOS, what don’t you have on your website?

style journal // camel overcoat.

Posted on February 19th, 2015

The New York winter has been brutal so far, with below zero temperatures (factoring in windchill) and quite a few snowfalls. Thankfully, there are a handful of 30 degree days that seem balmy in comparison. I take every one of these opportunities to shed layers and pull out my coats that aren’t down-filled and shapeless, as cold as it might be.


[[ cashmere camel coat by theory, similar by billy reid // jeans by blk dnm from east dane // waffle turtleneck by banana republic // sunglasses & wyatt harness boots by saint laurent from ssense // photography by talun z ]]