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!
• 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!
Im my humlbe opinion, when in relationships, each person is una representación of each other. En las areas importante, each individual should “match” the other. Match in goals…match in family values…match in belief systems…and in my opinion match in style.
How many times have you seen a couple and thought to yourself “how’d he get her” or “she doesn’t even match him.” My wife and I are firm believers in “Don’t you embarrass me!” Not in actions, words, or appearance. As a result, we make a fuerte effort to represent each other aesthetically as best as we can. Now we don’t go overboard – I don’t wear a tux to Walmart and she doesn’t put on 4 inch stilettos to pump gasolina – but we always try to look nice. You never know who’s watchin.
This piece is a celebration of those couples that have the same modus operandi.
We try to represent each other at all times! #couturecouple
Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear
Scott and Kourtney never…and I mean NEVER dissapoint
I just love them!!!!
The Odoms are underrated in their style!
Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.
Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!
Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.
I love these two…their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli
Amare and Alexis
Such a handsome couple!
The Carters…nothing else needs to be said!
At the end of the day, be unified…immovable and madly in love!!!!
Fall is here. OH JOY!!! Every fashioneur…every style maven gets excited about Autumn. The layering of clothes; accessorizing with rich, bold scarves and hats; boots…ohhhh the boots!!! Aaaaaand the textures drive us insane (in a good way). One of the textures that is often underrepresented in our wardrobe is floral. Tradicionalmente, floral print in menswear is saved for the Spring – largely because flowers bloom in that time of year.
Think back; think back to an October of your childhood. Do you remember los colores of the leaves? Shades of crimson, orange, and marigold! Hints of heavenly hues of green. Close your eyes and feel the wind in your face…see the wind sway the weakening lily blossoms and the fading grass. As you see, floral prints belong here too.
Now that it’s Fall, make sure that your wardrobe pays sufficiente homage to the florals of this time period too!!
Let me show you why…
With Indigo Denim or khaki corduroy!
Love this shirt
No caption needed…
Not a fan of all floral, but making them the highlight of your fit is an awesome idea!
Styled perfectly…yup, I’m stealing this look!
Even in urbanwear
Floral pocket squares are classic
Enclosed is a link that serves as a quick guide when wearing God’s gift to fashion, aka a man’s suit! Now these guidelines do not take into account body type, more modern cuts, and current trends, pero as a generalización it applies and can be a good start!!!!!
Pic courtesy of our friends at Real Men Real Style (www.realmenrealstyle.com)
I am inextricably linked to my faith. It comes across in every aspect of mi vida!!! Let’s not get it twisted either, my faith being CHRISTIANITY!!! With that being said, as I’m sure you’ve gathered, I am also inextricably linked to fashion! Sela. Who we are should be evident in whatever we do. Los Señores abajo rep Faith and Fashion…Christ and clothes ever so flawlessly.
Worshiping the Most High in style
This jacket tho…
Class and style in an industry that often lacks both!!
The G.O.A.T. of contemporary gospel. Kirk’style game is “excepcional”
He’s the future!
One of my closest friends and dopest musicians in the game!
He’s never afraid to be bold…in faith or fashion
All praises for the suit and the award!
Weddings are great…I freaking LOVED mine! Traditionally, men don’t have (nor want for that matter) any say-so in the event. Venue is picked by ella…dress is picked by ella…even the tux is ultimatley picked by ella!
Ohhhh, but today is a new day! Señores, let’s take back the reigns of our manhood…lets put our foot down and take command of a day that is just as much about us as it is her. She can have the dress! She can have the venue, menu, cake, and los colores.
She. Can’t. Have. The. Tux! It’s ours!!
Now fellas, be smart…since you’re saying “I Do”, you DO want to look nice. Now when searching for ideas, check some of these out!
Who says you need a jacket…
They say real men wear pink…and your def. a real man if you step up to the plate of marriage!
Those pants though…
All married men are superheros!
Carlton would be proud!
This is THE one!
I don’t know about you, but I vehemently (you like that word, huh) dislike copy cats. You know those carbon copies…individuals that try to be someone else’s clone. That just freaking URKS me!
During this journey through fashion, I’ve seen muchas personas fall by the wayside, getting lost in the ruin of ineptitude and it pains my heart.
To make it in this art form (not that I have – but be on the lookout) innovation, creativity, and a flare for risk is una necesidad!
For a 6’4″ athletic guy, this is a risk…
Those pants tho…#theyareNOTleopard
It’s always risky wearing a table cloth!! LOL
Are these the most daring outfits…by no means. BUT, consider my height, build, and the misconceptions of a “jock” (of which I am an extreme one) – it becomes very daring!!!
It has been said that clothes don’t make el hombre…they make el hombre look great! And I agree! However looking great just “aint” enough. Our outfits have to be balanced. We can’t have a black belt with brown oxfords (I. Cant. Stand. That!) – or gold cufflinks with a gun metal watch. If we as fashioneurs can balance our looks, then we should be able to balance our health and lifestyles.
Fit is the new fashion! Check out some below F.I.T.s (Fitness Inspired Trendsetters).
Chad Johnson lets his show his fly and fitness
Fitness and style should match
Long and lean is good for fitness and fashion!
Supplements support style!! #herbalife
Lets get to work Señores!
I remember my grandfather talking about his glory days. The days where he’d work 12 horas por dia and still go to school.
The days that all the young “tenders” wanted him to walk them to class.
Or those infamous days he had to “walk 5 miIes to school…up hill…in the snow…BAREFOOT”!
My reply: “Barefoot”? “Gandaddy, I would never do that”.
Lemme show you why…
Gamps talkin ’bout walkin in snow…
I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m something like a nerd…en serio, es verdad!!! Because of this fact, I tend to research things that probably don’t mean a of beans to anyone else…
For example, I’m in LOVE with raglans. I truly believe that God made them for me!!!
Because of this passionate attraction, I wanted to know where they can from. Check it out!
Pretty cool ehh!! (Don’t judge me…I told u I was a nerd)
I prolly have 10-15 raglans…but that’s for another day. Til then enjoy these:
This last one is on my radar!!!!