exploring what it means to be the modern man.

the modman // noguchi museum.

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

Who knew a space like this existed in Queens, tucked away between warehouses, behind Costco?

An all black canvas, simple in form.



[[ at noguchi museum, wearing a black tank via american apparel // linen pants from urban outfitterse // sunglasses: dior technologic // black on black arizona birkenstocks, celine tote, hermés/john hardy bracelets // tom wood ring // photography by @ocmamahalin ]]

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style journal // short suits + APL sneakers.

Posted on September 15th, 2015

The evenings have brought back that autumn chill, and I’m not sure how mornings I have left to wear shorts and my tank to the gym.. I love Fall, but I’m still not ready to let summer go! Until I absolutely have to wear pants, I’m going to keep on going in my shorts, throwing on a blazer when needed to go from gym to errands to dinner or going out.

Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) sent over these awesome multi-colored TechLoom Pro sneakers to add to my collection and they have been lifesavers. Though they may be a far deviation from all of my black sneakers, the vivid knit colors offer an added dimension to my all-black gym-wear and all-black wardrobe. And just like my shorts suit, my APLs go seamlessly from day to night, you know, from track to dance floor ;)




[[ wearing: banana republic muscle t, similar here at asos // acne shorts, similar here at topman // john hardy classic chain onyx beaded/silver ID/hook leather bracelets, cuff // shinola runwell watch // coach carry-all, similar here at jack spade ]]

Next on my list: these neon glow in the darks or Breast Cancer Awareness pink.


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?