A Gentleman and his Hat

Dapper, Fashion, Gentlemen, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Menswear, Style Tips

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 

Dapper, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Gentlemen, GQ, Harrison Blake Apperal, Lapel Pins, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Menswear, Style Tips, Uncategorized

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 . . . 

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_

  

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@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

Brunch, Dapper, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Gentlemen, GQ, Happy Hour, Kicks, Lifestyle, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Mens Style, Menswear, street style, Streetwear, Style Tips, Uncategorized, Urban Outfitters, well dressed, Zara

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…

   

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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!

W A S H I N G T O N | A V E.

Dapper, En Vogue, Fashion, Fashion Blog, GQ, Kicks, Lifestyle, Men's Fashion, Men's Shoes, Men's Style, Menswear, sneakers, street style, Streetwear, Style Tips, well dressed

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

U R B A N O

GQ, Men's Fashion, Men's Shoes, Men's Style, Menswear, New York Fashion Week, Shoes, street style, Streetwear

¡Señores!

I have been too fond of all black. I know…I know…it’s sleek, sexy, and sophisticated. However to me, it was aburrido (boring)…not to mention yo vivio en Houston. Black in hot, humid, Houston just isn’t a good look. 

Now there’s never a shortage of black during the winter season but there was always a shortage of it in my vestidor (closet). Pero tiempo does bring change and  blackt has overtaken me. Chelsea boots, sweaters, denim, joggers, extended tee, and leather, leather, leather!

Ahora I’m on the black train and I have a window seat. But I will nunca abandon color! Check my simple, yet noticeable look from a marvelous day of shopping during New York Fashion Week!





I broke up the monochromatic black with red, gray, and silver accents just to add texture! Oh and check the texture of the shirt too!!!! 

Stay fly my friends!

~SG

•Shirt: Custom

•Elongated Tee: H&M

•Denim: Zara

•Sneakers: Mosson Bricke

•Timepiece: Diesel

•Wristwear: ALDO 

Shoutout to Urban Outfitters on Broadway and 35th for the dope setting! 

Photocred: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

S A R T O R I A L • S U N R I S E

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!Señores!

Springtime is around the corner and that facto tickles the sartorialist in me! Me encanta sprucing up my ensembles with colores brillante! Springtime is when natures most vibrant palette is showcased. The petals, the warm sunrises, la fruta…all of it shouts life. As such I wanted to give a spring preview.

Technically, we’re still in winter. In fact we’re in the middle of winter for some parts of the country. But here is a way to insert irreverently insert some color into your winter wardrobe. When you do it, make it…

BOLD • A U D A Z

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D E T A I L E D • D E T A L L A D O

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I M P R E S S I V E • I M P R E S I O N A N T E

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So tenga fun this winter while preparando for spring!!

Stay fly mis amigos!

• Blazer – H&M
• Trousers – Zara
• Sweater – St. John’s Bay
• Oxford Shirt – Nordstrom
• Socks – Polo Ralph Lauren
• Oxford Shoes – Rockport
• Timepiece – Diesel
• Pocket Square – Polo Ralph Lauren
• Driving Cap – Gorrin Brothers
• Scarf – Geoffrey Beene

Images by Kira Laws (@themoderndaycindi)

S E Ñ O R • J A M E S • B O N D

Dapper, En Vogue, Gentlemen, GQ, Men's Fashion, Men's Shoes, Men's Style, Menswear, Uncategorized, well dressed

Señores!

I enjoy a suit just like the next hombre! Suits have long been a símbolo garnering repeat, having power, and being distinguished. This is no secreto. I don’t know about you pero when I wear a suit I power up like Popeyes did when he ate his spinach!

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Suits generally have a seriousness to them. Being distinguished usualmente has is akin to being stoic and stuff. I disagree totalmente. I encounter this aburrido (boring) sentiment at my 9-5. So I wanted to have a little fun in two of my favorite business suits.

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•Suit: Kenneth Cole
•Poplin: Tommy Hilfiger
•Tie: Isaac Mizrahi
•Hoisery: Tommy Hilfiger
•Timepiece: Diesel
•Weekender: Zara
•Scarf:/Eyewear Forever 21
•Pocket Square: Penguin

I also wanted to pay homage to the gran caballero James Bond! I wanted to make sure that all understand that señores can be he best dressed caballero at the fiesta in a suit…

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Class and elegance can be deadly!

•Suit: Calvin Klein
•Poplin: Nordstrom
•Tie: Tallia Orange
•Tie Pin: Kenneth Cole Reaction
•Cufflinks: Kenneth Cole Reaction
•Pocket Square: Penguin
•Timepiece: Diesel
•Lapel Pin: Linea Uomo
•Gloves: Geoffrey Beene
•Scarf: Ralph Lauren
•Shoes: Zota Classic
•Peacoat: American Rag

 

So as you see señores, suits are mas de boring. They are mas de stuff and lifeless.

~SG

Images by Daniel Anderson (@studio45foto)