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

 

 

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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

  
    

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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

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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

K A N Y E  x  A D I D A S

Fashion, GQ, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, street style, Streetwear, Uncategorized

Señores, 

 Let’s keep in short and sweet this go around. Yo soy a fan of Kanye West. His música, his estilo, and his vida…it’s enviable. He debuted his first full collection in collaboration with Adidas at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in February of 2015. I must admit…I LOVED it. 

 The event was more of a presentación than a show. Now he’s released the full lookbook shot by the incomparable and iconic Jackie Nickerson. Below are highlights from the lookbook pero you can find the complete publication on http://www.seasonzine.com. 

¡Disfruta! (Enjoy)









Gracias Kanye…gracias!!!

Stay fly my friends!

NYFW

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Señores!

I. Have. Arrived!

I had the pleasure of attending and participando in New York Fashion 2015.  T’was an experience to remember. Big shout out to Grungy Gentleman (@grungygentleman) for allowing me to be a part of their A/W show at Pier 59 Studios.

B A C K S T A G E⬇️

the Fellas

 

@magenpastor

 

@sofiejamz and @warevol

 

@cjrichardsnyc | Capture: Moises Pena @grungymo

 

@grungytraunches

 

CEO life wit @Gungygentleman

 

F A M I L Y | T I M E ⬇️

 

Senor and Cindi

@themoderndaycindi

 

@naerock4real

B L O G G E R S⬇️

 

@theurbanesavant

 

UpscaleLife – @allenoniya

S T R E E T S ⬇️

 

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

 

 

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

 

 

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

 

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

 

S H O W T I M E ⬇️

 

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

 

Capture: Moises De Pena @grungymo

 

Capture: Moises De Pena @grungymo

 

Capture by @ Pier59Studios

 

Capture: Kearaha Bryan @warevol

 

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

 

Capture by @Mosies De Pena – @grungymo

    

A D I O S⬇️✌️   

Capture: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

    

 We donned 2 degree weather (-13 degree wind chill), getting lost going to Brooklyn, and tres diferente hotels, 29th Upper Eastside view, pedestrian traffic jams in Times Square, a PUMA sneaker event, GQ Magazine hobnobbing, shopping,and major networking…and I wouldn’t change it for anything!!

~SG

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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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)

Thursday’s Threads

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Señores!

Today was una dia buena! My niece had her holiday program for escuela and I was sitting in the audience with my chest swollen with pride. Just as every fashioneur does I tend to toil and mill through my closet and drawers for what to wear for un evento especial!

You know the drill…pulling pantalones from the closet and laying shirt after shirt…after shirt on them to see what excites you. Next you try to solve the equation of socks + shoes + belt + wristwear =??????

After which you put it on, look in the mirror and either give the nod of approval or the bitter beer face!! It’s a dance that we all have done…some more elegantly than otros!

Today, before my niece’s programa, I stepped on that dance floor and below is the outcome. I was very pleased. Check it out.

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Kendall, I hope uncle made you proud because I am surely proud of you!!

Stay fly my friends!

~SG

3M: Mission Male Model

GQ, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Menswear, Uncategorized

Señores,
I have been on a quest for fashion greatness for sometime now and I have reached a milestone. Since high school I’ve had a growing love for fashion. Admittedly, I made it dormant porque being the star of the team, and being really into the cut de los jeans or color blocking, didn’t necessarily mesh well at that time.

However, as I grew in maturity, my passions grew stronger. The summer before universidad I started modeling. At that point is when I was overwhelmingly bitten by the fashion bug. However life happened. Mi amor for fashion and style couldn’t be fully pursued because I was blessed with a college scholarship.

Durante universidad I grew in my personal style and was noted for being a stylish estudiante on campus. I started customizing jeans with bleach and paint and was known to be very edgy and tendy. I even revisited modeling on a real low level. I would attend castings and they would love me except for the tattoos and pierced ears.

Fast forward to my mid twenties. I began to do editorial shoots in Houston hoping to gain some traction. That really didn’t happen. Then came 2014…Noviembre 2014!!

At 32 years old, after being in dozens of local fashion shows, participating in gobs of TFP editorial shoots, a number of rejections from agencies for things that are accepted now – I caught a break. I am now a published model and I was able to grace the runway on a grandote platform (Fashion Houston)!! This is exciting to me because it was a dream that came true. I also, as a budding designer, seasoned blogger, and growing stylist, want to experience the fashion industry form mucho diferente vantage points. Here are out captures of that glorious November that has ignited un fuego in my desire for fashion iconicism!

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Photo Credit: Josh Robertsong for Houstonia Magazine

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Runway Photo Credit: Kamel Lahmadi for Grungy Gentlemen, Fashion Houston

Señores, this experience has catapulted me into opportunities that I could not have imagined. I am grateful to God!!

I just wanted to share SOME of my exciting news con ustedes!!

Stay fly my friends!!
~SG

Señores!

Me encanta ropa!!!!! It’s true, I love clothes. Certain brands just tickle my fancy. This post is a tribute to 7 brands that I can’t live without. You might be surprised when you see my choices.Imagezara.com

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Zara is the quintessential brand. They’ve received some heat from designers for not being original, pero me encanta, nonetheless. The brand keeps their pieces edgy yet timeless. The best thing is the affordability for the quality. Yo quiero everyone to have the ability to be fashionable and with Zara’s precios, todos are able!

Levis!
I’ve said it once and I will say it again! I. LOVE. LEVIS!!

With over 14 diferente fits and different designs in each fit, the variety is enormous. My personal favs are the 501’s (shrink to fit) and the 511’s. I’m a tall lean guy so those fit me the best!

What may be most impressive about Levis is the price! I’ve never seen a pair that were more than $90.00! And at the discount stores such as Ross, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, etc. they are a fraction of the regular price!

SPREZZABOX

Just like you I’m an #InstaJunkie! While on mi favortio social media platform, I ran across a great menswear accessory company that has a dope product and business model! Bienvenidos a Sprezzabox!!!

El concepto is really great! For just under $30 per month you will receive a Sprezza Box that has 4-5 menswear essentials to ensure that you remain Guapo! Such items include

The items in this box retail for $112, but again, $28 is all you pay! I’m geeking over this!!

Lastly, zapatos!

I, as any self-respecting menswear maven hold shoes in a special place…with the gods!! Fashion would be obsolete without them! Most especially without

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There are dozens, and I mean DOZENS of custom cobblers that make exquisite footwear for Señores pero at a premium price! What’s most enjoyable about JD Fisk is the price for the quality! These shoes will rival some of the stronger brands such at Magnanni, Allen Edmunds, and the like. Plus, la compania siempre keep up with the trends! See for yourself.

See what I mean…

 

Let’s move on. Vamos!

Another shoe that crept it’s way in my corazón back in high school is the Adidas ZXZ sneaker.

Señores, I want to be honest with you. I don’t know how many variations of this sneaker Adidas has. And. That Excites. Me!

This is the ultimate urban sneaker. It can be paired with chinos, khakis, jeans, shorts, and workout gear!

Again, there are many other brands that I adore such as Diesel, Hudson Jeans,Mek, 14th & Union, Herschel, Tallia Orange, Thomas Dean y mucho mas! My one criterion is affordability. Breaking the bank is not always a necessity when it comes to style. You just have to be diligent in your pursuit of her…if you love her as I do!

Remember, style leaves and impression but fashion leaves a legacy!

~SG

 

 

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