exploring what it means to be the modern man.

the modman runway // duckie brown fall 2015.

Posted on February 18th, 2015

New York Fashion Week hasn’t been too exciting so far, especially with the cookie cutter formula that designers have been using, intentional or not. In the same way my style continues to evolve, the things that now catch my eye are for the bold, individual and/or minimal, not the trends that come and go. It is exhausting to feel the need to refresh my wardrobe after each runway, too, and that is not how anyone buys clothing, even editors. Duckie Brown was not only refreshing in its color palette and and design, but also in its mood. Romanticism blended effortlessly with a darker undercurrent, and the result was a collection reflective of reality, of hope and some darkness.

the modman runway // david hart fall 2015.

Posted on February 11th, 2015

NYFW kicked off today with Men’s Day, featuring favorites like Cadet, Chapter, Carlos Campos, David Hart, GARCIAVELEZ and Timo Weiland. Easy check in and all-access to shows at 11am and 5pm. Easy breezy.

David Hart’s nod to the Southwest is not outright my style [I mean, look at all the color!], but the modern interpretation of the 60s and glorification of the West in Hollywood struck a chord, and the collection is super strong. With all of the black, grey, white and navy in my closet, and the dreaded winter so far, I want so badly to bring out my spring and summer whites, and the limited color I wear. Next Fall, I’ll definitely plan to add one of the rich hues to my wardrobe, either the turquoise/cobalt or hot pink/maroon suit. Also, the shearling cream and black chaps.

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.

style journal // owning it.

Posted on February 5th, 2015

There’s no other feeling like stomping down the streets of NYC to Beyoncé, wearing a [faux] fur coat and in Saint Laurent boots. Seriously. Own it.

When people think about men in fur, the first two  that come to mind are gangster/mafia/Liberace or hip hop rapper [Snoop, Diddy, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, etc.]. PharrellKanye West, and the slew of designers that made this F/W15 runways a fur-filled one [Cavalli, Fendi + the Fendi fur atelier], Saint Laurent, Hermes] are changing the perception of who can wear it and how. And by writing about this, I’m not supporting real fur, but highlighting a movement in the menswear space. Now how to bring those styles in faux.. I have a whole season to brainstorm!

I found this faux beauty while in London and at $40, how could I not stuff my luggage to the brim to bring it home? The length, the look and feel, the Bordeaux lining are all perfect, but the best is the vibe – part 70s/80s, part Saint Laurent, part Upper East Side. Eight UES women passed by wearing similar coats, except mine was a faux bargain.

 

 

[[ vintage faux fur: beyond retro // cashmere turtleneck: theory // jeans: blk dnm //  boots: saint laurent // sunglasses: saint laurent ]]

truth // business worth minding.

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

 

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.

Just a reminder to keep doing what you’re doing, moving and shaking and minding your own business. Make it a great week!