3 Tips to Mixing Textures and Patterns

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Señores,

“That’s too busy for me” or “He looks old he’s hot in all that”

We’ve all said these statements. As hombres we want to portray a sense of style and sophistication sin (without) trying too hard or doing too much. 

Mirando (looking) at gents who are wearing competing patterns and textures is off putting and just downright wrong. So how is it done properly?
First let’s get a few definiciones out of the way. 

Texture: the refers to how the fabric feels. Many times textures garments have patterns on them but this is not siempre the case. Think corduroy vs. denim. The ribs of the corduroy create a pattern too with a rough texture. While denim has a texture, many different textures depending on the composition; but doesn’t always have a patrón.

  
Pattern: A pattern is simply printed design that can be abstract or reoccurring like paisley, flores, or gingham. Patterns don’t have a feel to them. Thatnis to say they’re not raised, rough, hanging, etc. 

  

Ahora, how do you mix these? Here are three ways to  make sure that you mix your textures subtlety but successfull.

1. Maintain scale differences. When mixing textures and patterns you can’t have the patterns or textures the same size. They will compete and the result is looking  too busy. 

  
 

@samodinero

 
Notice that in each one of the ejemplos, none of the patterns are the same size (scale). This allows the patterns to flow seamlessly and crest a balance in the look. 

2. Make sure the patterns and textures are broken up with solids. This will quiet the nose of the look and make it fluid.

 The patterns are touching but are surrounded by solid colors that make the pattern pop but not too noisily. 

 

@trav_white_


When mixing textures like linen, cotton, and denim, la misma reglas (the same rule) applies. Keep one piece as the solid that will break up the patterns and smooths out the textures.
3. Play with light and dark color mixes. When mixing textures and palates don’t have dark on dark or light on light.  

 
Mixing bright with dulls or dark with lights (as seen below) allows the ensemble to be balanced.  

 

@handkersquares

 

All in all, take the time to look and see if your textures and patters are balanced. We are getting closer to primavera (spring time) and the florals are about to about. Let’s make sure it’s correctamente.

Stay fly my friends!

– SG

 

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All Suit | No Socks…

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¡Señores!

It’s no secreto that a well made traje (suit) is the quintessential element of a gentleman’s  wardrobe. Quite frankly, it’s a must!  And, to not have one goes against the fabric of gentlemanly cultura. 

The brand of suit isn’t as importante as the fit. Ahora, don’t get me wrong, certain brands have certain reputaciones for quality or lack thereof. My favorito brand is Tallia Orange! I’m partial to them porque they take risks. Whether it’s playing with patrones (patterns) or mixing up fabrics on lapel, their styling is always on point. They pay attention to detail.  

Photo: Kristen Curette

Yo soy ( I am) athletically built so “off the rack” suiting can be a bit troublesome for me. Tallia Orange suit jackets and blazers have a great off the rack fit for the delgado (slim) yet athletically built señor. Otra (another) great feature of this brand is the lining of the suit jacket. Cada (each) chaqueta has printed silk lining. This subtle exquisite feature is an added bonus of refinement and elegance for this well made suit. 

Tradicionalmente suits are business attire or formal wear and as such, have very formal styling rules. I’m challenging one of this rules in this post. NO SOCKS! 

  
Although I’m wearing a traje (suit), I wanted to go for a more casual look. Donning a suit with no corbata (tie) and no calcetines (socks) accomplishes this. There are, however, un poco (a few) things to consider when sporting this look. 

  1. Wear the right shoe. As a generalization, loafers, moccasins, and double monk strap shoes work best. 
  2. Make sure that the ankles are in good shape! Your skin should be well moisturized.   
  3. The cut of the leg should be slim, or at least tapered at the bail. The point of the look is to showcase the zapato! A wider bail will cover the shoe.   
  4. The pant leg should not break over the shoe. It’s ok to “flood”or wear “high water” pants with mocassins or slippers. Again, the shoe is the focal point of the look. 

  

Ahora, this looks isn’t for everyone but for those who are brave enough to try, use these simple guidelines.

When searching for loafers and mocassins, visit my good friends at Bachelor Shoes. They’ll definitely take care of you! 

Stay fly my friends!

~SG

  • Suit | Tallia Orange
  • Shirt | Nordstrom
  • Slippers | Bachelor Shoes
  • Lapel Pin | Harrison Blake
  • Pocket Square | Original Penguin

    A Gentleman and his Hat

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    Señores,

    Sombreros are an importante part of a gentleman’s wardrobe. Hats signify class, style, flare, as well an aid in keeping a gent’s head warm and the sun out of his ojos. The effect of a perfectly placed hat is igual (equal), oftentimes, to the effect of zapatos.

    Now there are many types of hats. RealMenRealStyle has provided a strong list of the more popular estilos of hats!

     The tipo of hat that you wear depends on a few things.

    1. Your aesthetic and preference: If you’re a period style maven, you might stick with styles that were traditionally found in the era that you’re drawn to.
    2. The size and shape of your head and face:  Diferente hats look better on different people. Jaw lines, facial hair and hair style are all factors to consider when choosing a hat.
    3. The type of outfit: Tradicionalmente, certain hats go with with certain outfits. In more trendier looks, the lines are a bit more blurred and the reglas (rules) are more relaxed. However, you can never go wrong with the classic looks.

    We can examinar these conventions at a later date. For the purposes of this post, yo quiero focus on  a few gentlemanly rules for hats. Again, these rules are of a traditional nature pero I believe, as a menswear enthusiast, that it is imperative that we compredemos, fully, the cultured way of wearing headgear.

     

    Panama Hat: Southern Gents (s-gents.com) | Photo: Fola Lawson

    1. A gentleman is expected to remove his hat as he enters a building.

      Trillby: Southern Gents (www.s-gents.com) | Photo: Fola Lawson

    2. A gentleman removes his hat when inside except when in “pass through” places such as lobbies, hallways, & elevators in buildings that are open to the public.

      Fedora: Southern Gents (www.s-gents.com) | Photo: Fola Lawson

    3. Gentlemen are to remove their hats during the singing and/or playing of the National Anthem.

      Photo| Fola Lawson

    4. Gentlemen are to remove their hat in an elevator and hold it in their hand when a lady enters the lift.

      Photo | Fola Lawson

    5. A gentleman should tip or remove his hat when approaching a lady.

      Photo | Fola Lawson

    6. A gentleman is to remove his hat before sitting at the dinner table. (It should already be removed when he walks in the restaurant.)

      Photo | Kristen Curette

    Entoñces (so), as we sojourn through estilo, cultura, and vida, it’s important that we understand and respect the traditional values that have laid a foundation for us. As it relates to a gentleman and his hat, it’s no different.

    Make sure that you visit the lads at Southern Gents to check out and purchase their hats and other dapper accessories!

    Keep it gentlemanly,

    ~SG

    O C T O B E R 

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    Señores,

    Excited does not begin to describe the nivel de exitación that I have have. Por que you ask; because fall is here! The meaning of otoño (Fall) is sort of esoteric in nature for me. It’s symbólico in nature.

    Obviously fall is a change of seasons…quite literally, but it in turn can represent a change in life’s estaciones as well. Fall with all of it’s color changes, weather pattern shifts, and wardrobe varieties represents a shift in the earth and her inhabitants.

    As a celebration of this shift, I want to present to you one of my favorite menswear accessory fall offerings, Harrison Blake Apperal.

    Photo: Harrison Blake Apperal Instagram (@wearlapelpins)

    On a monthly basis, you can get items such as the above September Box sent to you Puerto for a nominal fee. This service is an essential for me and should be for you as well.

    As we celebrate fall and begin to redefine ourselves and wardrobe, often times all nececitamos is are minor changes. Slight modifications and additions can take our character, business, perspective, and wardrobe to another level. Harrison Blake Apperal (HBA) is a great way to stylishly accomplish this.

    Photo: Josh Aaron |@theurbanesavant

    Arriba (above) you will notice that my ensemble is one of simplicity. Grey blazer with well fitting    khakis and a pair of wingtip derbys…simple right.

    Photo: Josh Aaron |@theurbanesavant

    Well add a pop of color ofrecido por (provided by) HBA adds flare, life, and texture to standard neutrals.

     

    Photo: Josh Aaron |@theurbanesavant

    The folks over at HBA took the time to supply us with one of my favorito style elements, pattern mixing. They mixed a polka dotted pocket square with a striped necktie

    Photo: Josh Aaron |@theurbanesavant

    I took the pattern mixing to another level and added a counter striped poplin shirt and small checkered blazer to texturize the look even further.

    Photo: Josh Aaron |@theurbanesavant

    Putting bold elementos such as a strong big face reloj (watch) and stacking my own wrist wear adds to the minor changes that HBA has mastered. With the help of Harrison Blake Apperal, my simple ensemble has now been upgraded.  Make sure you sign up and get “Blaked” with dapper accessories at http://www.harrisonblakeapparel.com.

    Photo: Josh Aaron | @theurbanesavant

     
    ~SG

     

     

    F L O R A L S . . . 

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    Señores,

    There comes a time in la vida de cada hombre when he should be celebrated. He should receive his just due. As men, estamos (we are) often times overlooked and forgetten when it comes to receiving gifts. 

    I remember, as a niño, travailing and toiling about the present that I was going to get my madre pero not putting the same effort and thought into what I was going to get mom. As a married man and padre nuevo, I can only imagine how that made my dad feel. (Lo siento papa)

    Pero ahora, I have a suggestion. Get you dad, esposo, uncle, cousin, hermano, and/or any other caballero imporante in your life some flowers!

    YES FLOWERS!! 

    Now flores tradicional will always work but if you want to change it up a bit, get creative!   

    Upgrade is wardrobe with some fabulously fashionable floral fittings from Harrion Blake Apperal (@wearlapelpins). 

    You can bless his wardrobe with showers of primavera (spring),  splashes of verano (summer) or hints of otoño (autumn).

         

     

    •Blazer – Sean John • Denim Shirt – Levi’s • Jeans – Kayden K. Jeans • Lapel pin and necktie – Harrion Blake Apperal • Pocket Square – Tommy Hilfiger • Wing tip oxfords – Rockport

      

    The simplest of ensembles are given life with the right fashionable floral arrangement!

       
        
        

    • Suit – Alfani • Shirt – ZAK Los Angeles • Tie – Penguin • Lapel Pin – Harrison Blake Apperal • Captoe Oxfords – Calvin Klein

     
    As you can see flowers suit a man well…pun intended! So buckle down, pay attention, and be thoughtful as you sojourn to http://www.harrisonblakeapparel.com to purchase that special fella in your life some flowers. 

    Floral lapel pins and floral necktie courtesy of Harrison Blake Apparel! 

    Photo credit – Euan Holden (@euanholden). 

    Stay Fly my friends! 

    ~SG

     

    V A R S I T Y | P R O J E C T

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    Señores,
    There are epic momentos in our vidas that will always be etched in our memories. There are those time cuando relationships can be “cashed it” for great opportunidades! Such a time just recently occurred for me and in the iconic words of Drake, “I feel blessed”! 

    I was asked to be a parte of Grungy Gentleman’s VARSITY PROJECT! This editorial project put together some of the menswear industry’s most acclaimed bloggers and estilo aficionados. Curated by GG’s Founder/CEO /Designer Jace Lipstein and shot by the incomparable Eddie Pearson and gifted Moises De Pena – the bloggers were set in the heart of Soho’s sexy streets donning the line’s signature Varsity Pants. 

     

    @elisoul01

    @barrettpall

      
    Honestamente, the Varsity Pants are so New York! Durable yet svvelt, chic yet comfortable, the Varsity Pant is anything but a standard pair of joggers. They sit below the waist with a slim-straight cut that bail into a striped ankle cuff. 

     

    @astuteattire|@isaaclikes_

      

    @isaaclikes_

      

    @mensstylepro

    Pair them with sneakers, oxfords, or boots…it matters not because of the versatility! 

    Next up is the All Season Flannel! 

     

    @mensstylepro

        

    @denny623

     

    It doesn’t matter if your rolling up your sleeves for a long day at work, hanging around, or just chilling. You can remain fashionable doing them all while sporting the All Season Flannel. Notice the suede elbow pads that add a classico gentlemanly element to a historically rugged shirt. 

    Finalamente, it’s important to stay 2 G in the Grungy Gentleman x Mitchell & Ness collaboration Snapback.  

    @denny623

        

    There’s no better way to stay warm or keep it cool!

    Ahora  check out how the rest of the lads styled the the Varsity Pants and the All Season Flannel!

     

    @stylesocietyguy

      

    @elisoul01

      

    @levitatestyle

      

    @stevenonoja

      

    @barrettpall

      

    @stephenobisanya|@thestylesocietyguy

      

    @denny623

      

    @stephenobisanya

      

    @stevenonoja|@barrettpall

      

    @elisoul01|@stevenonoja|@denny623

     

    The moral of the story is…

    @stylesocietyguy|@levitatestyle|senorguapo713|@menstylepro|stephenobisanya

    let Grungy Gentleman elevate you style.
    Stay fly mis amigos!

    ~SG  
    To shop these and other looks visit http://grungygentleman.com/shop/

    J A P A N E I R O S

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    Señores,

    I’m not sure if you knew this, but I kinda like fashion. Menswear makes me happy! Suits, zapatos, shirts, pantalones, jewlery, chaquetas, all excite me! 

     What else makes me happy, however, is comida! Oh the joys of of savoring tasty morsels; the elation that overtakes me when I sip a well crafted beverage is…well, indescribable. I mean, think about it. How amazing of an experience is it cuando you sip a crisp, slightly chilled reisling whist esperando (waiting) on your entree to arrive? A perfectly mixed margarita will do as well!
    Life gets even better when you mix both fashion and food! I did just that. I started my Memorial Day weekend with Happy Hour at one of my favorito spots – Japaneiro (located in Sugar Land, TX).

      

       
     

    They have an expansive menu of Japanese and Latin fusion dishes. I recommend the Shrimp Diablo and the Chicken tostadas  paired with their signature margarita (below pic). 

     

    Ahora, when the comida is this good the fit has to match! It was Sabado so I needed to be comfortable…comfortable and fly! 

     

    Watch: Diesel | Ring and Shamballa: Custom

      
        

    *look closely…

       

    Reebox Hexlite

      

    Shirt: Favela Clothing | Joggers: Zara | Hat: Thrifted


     Es importante to remain comfortable, especially when dining on the patio. The Houston humidity really won’t allow any other way! Lol!

      Entonces, enjoy your your holiday weekend in style and with full bellies. If ever you’re in the Sugar Land Town Center, go check out Japaneiros. You won’t be disappointed.

    Stay fly my friends,

    ~SG

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    Señores,

    Domingo (Sunday) is usually family day for me. After church (Hope City), we head to brunch. Some of our favorite spots around town are:

    • LePeep
    • Pappadeaux
    • Rouxpour
    • Max’s Wine Dive

    This day decidimos (we decided) to visit a newer spot, Punk’s Simple Southern Food, in one of Houston’s premier areas called Rice University and oh boy!!

      
      
    During this particular outting we wound up visitando durante their 1 year anniversary. It was a great vibe. The band was out, el sol was shining, the crawfish were boiling, and I had my best friend and esposa with me! ‘Twas a recipe for a good time.

      
    Every king of fashion should keep his queen with him at all times…especially when she’s pregnant and hungry! 

     

    Overalls: BDG | T-shirt: Abound from Nordstrom | Clutch: T-shirt & Jeans | Bracelet: Nordstrom


    Not only should you feed her and take her to the best spots in the city, but she can become your photog as well! While esperando (waiting), Kira became just that! 

    Nota: Señores, include your significant others in your fashionable decisions and expression. It’s a great way to bring them into your mundo and they will totalmente appreciate that!

    Not only was the hottest couple in Houston on the scene, but I felt pretty fly as well. 

     

    Shirt: Without Walls from Urban Outfitters | Ripped denim shorts: Levis | Sunglasses: Thrifted

      
        

    Moccasins: Timberland

      

    Timepiece: Diesel | Bracelets: Aldo Accessories

    Mayo in Houston is all about the sun and as such I opted for a sunny chic look that was all about comfort.  Ripped shorts have become a favorito of mine. Just as ripped jeans, they are wonderfully versatile. The slim cut and length of them work well if your legs are larga like mine. 

    Now admittedly I felt great…and I looked better, but spending tiempo with my wife trumps any tasty morsel that a chef can make. It supersedes any ensemble that I can come up with!  

    Wedding Ring | Custom from Shaw’s Jeweler

       Now when it’s time to eat, I suggest the Low Country Benedict and their homemade biscuits. Oh, and the preserves will bless your life! 

    All in all— fashion is great, but family is forever. I freaking love this woman. 

      
    It really was a great day. Thanks Punk’s! ✌🏾️

    Stay fly my friends,

    -SG

    S-G E N T S with J. D. F I S K

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    Señores, 

    Social hours as an adulto are often the highlight of our semana (week). La problema is that there are too few eventos that house a strong level  of panache and sophistication while stil remaining whimsical and fun. This seems contradictory pero it can be achieved…was this past weekend.  

    Menswear savants, Southern Gents (@s-gents on Instagram), partnered with J. Blacks in the infamous Washigton Corridor in Houston and provided a great ambiente. The event was called The Sartorial Mixer!

       
    Patrons could compran for stylish skinny ties or  well made lapel pins, while enjoying tall libations. Guest were not only invited to check the inventory, but to add to the conversation of men’s style. S-Gents wants to inspire men through classy and trendy editions to their wardrobe.

       
      

     
    Now, to get in the building, well dressed wasn’t fly enough. Admission required something to the tune of….

       
      

      
       

      

    I can’t wait till the next event powered by S-Gents! 

    Stay fly mis amigos!
    ~SG

    • Blazer: H&M

    • Trousers: Zara

    • Shirt/Lapel Pin/Pocket Square: Nordstom Collection

    • Captoe Oxfords: JD Fisk

    • Tie: Penguin 

    • Timepiece: Diesel 

    • Bracelets: Aldo

    • Tie Bar and Cufflinks: Calvin Klein

    • Belt: Aeropostale 

    • Sunglasses: William Rast

    Photos: Matthew Cole (@matthewc0le) and me!