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style journal // summer style.

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Summer style is defined by three things: shorts, swimsuits and sunglasses. The workweek in warmer months is about surviving the hustle in the heat and humidity, and though not all are lucky enough to wear shorts on the job, at least we have the weekend to look forward to.

Versatility is defined by how easily a piece mixes and matches with the rest of your wardrobe, and I’d say all three summer s’s (shorts, swimsuits and sunglasses) are staples that guys can build on, summer after summer. There is no such thing as too many of each, especially as I am always on the go, from gym to work, then to dinner and away for the weekends. Options are essential as I grab and go.

I grew up with Armani Exchange [it was always club night at the mall], and so when I was asked to work with the brand in partnership with Men’s Health, the answer was an obvious yes. I was already in the market for a new pair of sunglasses and I found a great Navigator pair at A|X, classic in style yet updated with flash mirrored lenses and a smooth, matte finish. I wear black year round, and so the sunglasses are the perfect complement to my always revolving dark (and sometimes white!) palette. It also comes in standard black, brown and blue – which is your favorite pair?

 

 

want // turtlenecks.

Posted on February 6th, 2015

I live in turtlenecks all through Autumn and Winter, it is a staple that I couldn’t live without. But as much as I love them, I wish I could give them up already. Warm weather, where are you?

Until then.. here are my favorites.

the modman runway // saint laurent.

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Slimane has single-handedly brought back rock, the influence of the 60s and 70s, and consistency, from his signature silhouette to androgyny.. Saint Laurent Paris continues to make news season after season, for its advertising [the latest featuring legendary Joni Mitchell] to musical partnerships [Daft Punk, Courtney Love] and ‘controversial’ runway shows. But its time to put the past YSL to rest, until couture comes out, and embrace how Slimane has overhauled the storied brand.

My favorite looks from the latest Fall 2015 collection:

 

the modman runway // topman design.

Posted on January 10th, 2015

The 70s have hit the commercial runway full force and the Topman collection is the ultimate sign of that, channeling a mood influenced by womens collections and what Slimane has been doing at Saint Laurent. Favorites of mine include shearling, faux fur coats and jackets, playful elements like exaggerated collars and fringe, the biggest trend of the past few seasons. A second wave of roller-inspired looks took over, ending with full blown tartan. Here’s hoping that Topman produces all of the below.. if only they offered straight-off-the-runway shopping for men as they do for Topshop. I’d buy up the first five looks in a heartbeat [especially the fringe suede jacket].

want // superstar is not what you think it is.

Posted on January 9th, 2015

I grew up wearing adidas superstars, and it is great to see the Originals brand come back with a campaign that challenges what it means to be a superstar from some of the most talented superstars out there, including Pharrell Williams, David Beckham, Rita Ora and Damian Lillard.

As a marketer, a best practice for videos is to keep them at 30-45 seconds [unless you’re Cartier and creating a film masterpiece]. I watched the entire mini-film and wanted more, I wanted personal stories from each of the superstars. Good thing adidas will be releasing new content through the rest of the year. Happy 25 years of the superstar, and bravo Johannes Leonardo.