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
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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

    Dapper, Fashion, Fashion Blog, GQ, Lifestyle, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Mens Style, Menswear, street style, Streetwear, Style Tips

    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

    Fashion, Fashion Blog, Fly, GQ, Lifestyle, Men's Fashion, Men's Shoes, Men's Style, Mens Style, Menswear, Shoes, well dressed

    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!