A Lesson from the Style Professor…

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Senores,

By day I am a maestro de la ciencias politicas (political science professor). 

Shocking, I know. I’m more than just some fly dude, lol.

And I think that kind of reality fits us all. We are more that what meets the eye. Being pegged in una caja (a box)  is an injustice as it doesn’t fully allow us to showcase how uber talented we truly are.

As such, I’d like to challenge you to show off your real identity. You know, that person you were meant to be. Gente (people) deserve to know the essence of you.

We are all put on this mundo for a reason and to achieve a specific purpose. If we aren’t being who we were meant to be, then the world won’t get to experience the measure of greatness that was given to you.

Step 1: Be Okay with YOU!

Idris Elba asked a group of adults what they wanted to be when they grew up and the responses were amazing. Actually, some made me tear up. Many had forgotten their dreams. Life took over and, like all of us, they adjusted. Now, adjusting is great. The vida that we live can throw curve balls to us and we need to be pliable…BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR DREAMS.

So, gaze into the world with intention and join me in showing the world who you really are!!!!!!

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Me?

I’m a dope college professor, with a dope political radio show,  who is a dope style maven that has a dope style blog (which I use for inspiration) and I try to change the world one dope; stylish, and learned person at a time! Oh, and a dope clothing line is soon to come!!!

To be more succinct, I’m Kalan Laws, The Style Professor. It’s nice to meet you!

Y usted es? (And you are…)

Now that we’ve met, let’s go to the next step.

Step 2: Cover and Show

Show the world your talentos. Give them….us a piece of your gift. UNAPOLOGETICALLY! For too long you’ve hidden behind the veil, stayed in a cave – cloaking your greatness in the shadows.

But when you show who you really are,  do so strategically.The masses may associate your face (metaphor for you) with one thing, so let your talent go before you. Produce your art, create your product, cement your brand…then reemerge as the new and autentico you!

Cubre (cover) your face (what folks know as the old you) and show your product (the new you). Caballeros (gentlemen) if you decide to literally cover your face, make sure you use some dope headgear.

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Jacket:Forver 21

Walk away from where and how you used to move and let the new you lead. Keep working toward building the foundation, walls, and roof of the you that people need to see.

Step 3: Take a Step Back

After some time, lay back and gauge the reaction to see if you are getting any bites. Sit still and watch as personas begin to marvel at such dopeness. The idea here is to let what you’re construiendo (building) work for you. Movement is great…necessary but there are times when sitting still is best.

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Boots:  Bar III (@bar3)

Step 4: Focus on the Details

As you, in all of your new dopeness, continue to enlighten all as to the real you – take a minute to focus on what makes this you different than the other you. Focus on the detallas that make the redefined you so special.

I guarantee that there is something you have or that you are doing that may be seemingly insignificant…maybe even considered a flaw or undesirable, pero is extremely poderoso (powerful).This characteristic is what your new audience NEEDS to experience. OWN IT. SHOW IT. BE IT! Give them a close up look so they can know that you are for real!

Step 5: Move with Confidence

Now that you’ve announced who you really are, walk proudly in your new truth! Pop your collar porque you have done what so many cannot or are afraid to do. Research is clear that confidence matters just as much as ability. People are drawn to the person whose moxie is fuerte (strong).

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Photos: @flawson_

And keep going. Keep pushing. Keep heading toward your finish line!! Once you’re done, stand on your proverbial podium…proud of what you’ve done and who you have become.

For now the world has seen the true you, and in pursuing your truth, you’ve realized purpose. Those who have experienced the transformation and/or finished product will have been impacted, inspired, and ignited.

-SG

 

 

 

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5 Reasons to Buy Bespoke 

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¡Señores!

Me espero todo bien (I hope all is well).

Una pregunta…

Are you taller than 6’4″; or maybe you’re shorter than 5’5″. Whether you’re a gigante or a microgent, one thing you share is that it’s hard to find clothes with el correcto fit.

The same is true for mis grandes amigos y atleticos!! When you’re sizes are beyond the norm shopping can be difícil.

So what do you do when your measurements just aren’t found in the stores?

Photo |www.dangerouslee.biz

The obvious answer is get your clothes tailored, to which I wholeheartedly agree. Regardless of your size, your tailor should be as much a part of your wardrobe as your favorite pair of jeans!
Pero, let me offer another opción: Bespoke!

Bespoke is just a fancy word for custom and I want to give you 5 reasons you should treat yourself to bespoke clothing!

1. Stellar Experience 

When you go bespoke you are met with customer service beyond belief. They wine and dine you.

I recently had my first bespoke experience with Knot Standard

and Sons of Savile

Boy was it amazing!!!

Imediamente both companies took an interest in me. They were getting a feel for who I was as we were about to embark on the journey of selecting fabric, getting every inch of me measured, and customizations.

Sons of Savile was particularly interesting because they are an exclusive digital community that caters to your bespoke needs. They have a dope concept that’s really worth checking out. You don’t have to leave su casa to get a dope custom camisa (shirt)! Simply send your measurements in and your shirt will be mailed out to you! 

Bespoke shirt by Sons Of Savile


2. One Of A Kind Piece

Custom means just that…CUSTOM. You can design a tailor made piece that reflects your specific estilo. You don’t have to worry about having a piece that looks like any other garment out. The details are what matter. Every unc is hand picked by you! You chose the following:

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Buttons
  • Button holes
  • Types of pockets
  • Lining
  • Collars
  • Lapels
  • Waist bands
  • Pleats or flat front
  • Sleeve cuffs
  • Cuff or no cuff in pants
  • Number of buttons
  • Fun personalized details

Hashtag personalizations and impeccable stitching



3. Hand Stitched 

The quality of hand stitched is unsurpassed. There’s a level of care for each detail and each specification that’s put into the garment’s construction. A tailor can see any imperfections or mistakes before the item is finished and correct them immediately.

Jacket by Knot Standard

4. Premium Fabric

Style is about fit and fabric! Cuando going to a bespoke tailor the offerings of fabric are endless. They are rich in

  • Texture
  • Weight
  • Breathability
  • Color
  • Durability
  • Patterns/design

Most times the mills that produce the fabrics are European and have been in business for decades or longer. They know the tricks of the trade to produce el mejor (the best) fabric available.

El nuemero uno benefit of such quality fabrics is that it will last. You won’t have to worry about pilling.

Shirt by Knot Standard


5. Perfect Fit
I say again, style is about fabric and FIT! When you compra (buy) a bespoke item, it is crafted specifically for you.

A series of intricate measurements are taken to ensure that the fit is perfecto. Movement and comfort are taken into consideration, but an impeccable fit is the ultimate objectivo!

Bespoke shirt by Sons of Savile


Regardless of the type of movement, bespoke items are made to move with you! Wherever su vida takes you will be prepared in the most dapper of ways when dressed in bespoke.
So go ahead and invest in yourself. You won’t be disappointed! The experience will make you jump for joy!

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

 

Señores!

Does the world know who you are?  Do YOU know how you are?

It’s important that the world truly sees you! It’s even more important that YOU see who you really are. Your appearance will

  1. Help with self-confidence
  2. Strengthen the connection with your colleague at the office
  3. Leave a lasting and refreshing imprint on who you are currently or are trying to date
  4. Allow you to stand out in a crowd and be admired by all

As such, I’m offering my services to you! Let me help you fashionably express your “je ne sai quoi”! Email me and let’s make greatness together!


Services provided are:

1. Individual styling: Standard one on one , in person styling service. 75.00/hour

2. Group Styling: 2 or more client receiving stellar styling devices. $150.00/hour

3. E-styling: Online styling services including outifitting, style recommendations, and vendor suggestions. 100.00/ hour

4. Personal shopping: in person or online shopping for individual clients.  100.00/hour

5. Event/production/photo shoot styling: Avaialble to style your complete event or production. For photo shoots, make up is included. Coed styling services are available. Contact for rates.

6. Wardrobe Renewal: Closet consultation. I  search your existing wardrobe and find 2-5 outfits or combinations that the client did not know was in their wardrobe. $100.00/hour

7. Style Assessments: Take a visual inventory of current wardrobe and make suggestions that would help boost your personal style. Included in this assessment is a style guid that each client will receive at the end of the session. $50.00

NOTE: Combination service are available at discounted rates. Contact me directly for more details. 


Contact me at senorguapo713@gmail.com so I can assit in recreating the most stylish you!


The benefits of having a stylist is that you can rest assured that you will represent yourself in the best light possible. My team and I provide the set of eyes that require every detail of your look to be immaculate! You will remain in season and up to date on the most current trends

 We’re here for you!! Let’s make our presence known…together!

Let’s work…
-SG

i STYLE

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F L O R A L S . . . 

Dapper, En Vogue, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Gentlemen, GQ, Harrison Blake Apperal, Lapel Pins, Lifestyle, Men's Fashion, Men's Shoes, Men's Style, Mens Style, Menswear, Shoes, Style Tips, well dressed

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

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!

W A S H I N G T O N | A V E.

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Señores!!!

La Primavera (The Spring) is here and I am overjoyed! Sunny days, gorgeous flores, and bright sonrisas are commonplace!!! Make sure, during this estacion, that your fashion encompasses the same elements. Fun patterns and bold bright colores are a must. 

Today was a chill day…just because the weather allowed it to be! Met with a good friend at one of my favorito burger spots in the Washington Corridor in Houston.  

 

Lunch was great, the convo was better, the server was interesting then this just spontaneously happened…

   

         

The lesson in this is to always be prepared. Style is a existence. Live in it and you’ll always be ready!

DETAILS

▪️Shirt – Ecko Unlimited 

▪️Biker Denim – Zara Men

▪️Extended Tee – Divided by H&M

▪️Sneakers – Mosson Bricke from Urban Outfitters

▪️Timepiece – Diesel 

▪️Wristwear – Aldo Accessories

▪️Location – The Counter 

Images – Vincent Powell | @vincentpowell

Couture Couples

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Señores,

Buenos Dias/Tardes/Noches!

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

We try to represent each other at all times! #couturecouple

Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear

Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear

Scott and Kourtney never...and I mean NEVER dissapoint

Scott and Kourtney never…and I mean NEVER dissapoint

I just love them!!!!

I just love them!!!!

The Odoms are underrated in their style!

The Odoms are underrated in their style!

Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.

Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.

Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!

Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!

Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.

Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.

I love these two...their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli

I love these two…their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli

Amare and Alexis

Amare and Alexis

POWER COUPLE!

POWER COUPLE!

Such a handsome couple!

Such a handsome couple!

The Carters...nothing else needs to be said!

The Carters…nothing else needs to be said!

At the end of the day, be unified…immovable and madly in love!!!!

~SG