Our first feature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super excited to share our love of each other and love of style!!!!!!!
When I was a child, I spoke as a child…I thought as un niňo, pero now I am un adulto, I put away childish things!!!
As a kid, I didn’t like boots. See, I’m from Texas and this is what I knew about boots:
Now there is nothing wrong with a good pair of cowboy boots (like I said, I am from Texas), but they – as all footwear – have a place…una casa where they would feel comfortable being showcased!! And as a kid, that house wasn’t mine. Now I’m still not a huge fan of cowboy boots, but I have learned a bit about its cousins…
It is thought that this boot is derived from the sport of Polo. The name Chukka, as reported by our amigos at The Gentlemen’s Gazette, is actually the name of a period during the game of Polo. No wonder this boot is so classic!! This timeless boot is best worn with a heavier pant or jeans! It’s the boot that can be dressed up, or casually displayed! The boot comes in suede and leather, and the toe box can vary in width.
Suggested wear – Khakis, denim or chinos.
The evolution of this specialized specimen of of footwear has been fun to watch. As the name suggests, it was originally (and still is) used for the brave men and women that serve their country in the military. Nowadays, however, the combat boot has a more glamourous reputation. The combat boot has become a favorite in urban and streetwear. It’s a versatile boot that can be worn casually and slightly dressy. The boot, however, always adds a rugged touch to all outfits.
Suggested wear – denim, chinos, cotton sweats pants, pant leg slightly tucked in.
Chelsea Boot (dress boot)
To many this boot is known as the dress boot. It became popular in the 60’s and it’s demand hasn’t waned since. Generally, they have a high, close fit ankle to avoid the ever-irritating flopping! Though it’s known as the dress boot, it can still be casually worn.
Suggested wear – with slacks, a suit or jeans and a blazer.
I used to think that the toe of a rain boot looked like a ducks bill!!! (Don’t judge me, lol) – I was still growing in style. Ohhhh but now…now I understand all that is the rain boot! As the name implies it’s boot made for wet weather. However this is not it’s only use. They have now morphed into a very fashionable option for footwear.
Suggested wear – jeans and winter/raincoat.
You know these…the ones that bikers made famous. The ones Erik Estrada diefied along with aviator sunglasses!!! Motorcycle boots are a fav among rockers and…you guessed it, motorcyclists!!! Movies in the 80’s always portrayed the hot, bad boy with the stoned washed jeans, leather motorcycle jacket with the wide belt and crisp white tee. That was the symbol of sexiness then…and guess what, many women still find it just as sexy.
Suggested wear – see previous sentence, lol!
This boot is a favorite among teens. With varying ankle height, una hombre joven o adolescente can get different looks from them. The most popular brands, and very good quality, are Polo and Sperry. This type of boot is a casual in nature but can be a great juxtaposition and used to “prep” up an urban, street look.
Do note that these are just categories and there are many…MUCHO variations of each. Some with higher ankles, slimmer toe boxes, thicker heels, wing tips, etc. The details are simply a personal preference. Find the style you like and run with it!
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.
At the end of the day, be unified…immovable and madly in love!!!!
I’m an aspiring designer, and to be honest, I’m like a fish out of water. Creatively, I don’t have una problema (Well, at least in my mind I don’t). I know the product I want to design…and I can sketch a reference for a more accomplished artista.
From a business perspective, I know how to set up a business. My wife is an attorney so copywrites, trademarks, business documentation is done in house. Cuentas de bancarias (bank accounts) are set up, business plans are ever evolving. So in theory I have it all down.
It’s not that easy. Merging the two is a dance that requires specific steps and nuances that I’m still training for. It’s a complex equation that I’m still working out. I was talking about my journey through fashion with my wife and she asked me what current designers that are in my particular “lane” of fashion? I answered with a few names and told her that after reading about them, I still didn’t have much more insight.
I went to work a few days later and was browsing a favorite video blogging sight and came across a video that has inspired me and given me some tools and insight to the business side and the philosophy of the fashion industry. So let me share!
Señores…la introduccion de Marc Ecko!
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)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is un classico representation de arte. Sounds, images, and style mixed in a format that has transcended fine arts!
Dude may be a character, pero he is a genius nonetheless!!!!
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!
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).
Lets get to work Señores!
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!!!!
I try to mesh trends with classic looks to create a fresh new perspective to fashion. After all, fashion is the antithesis to boring! I mean seriously, how many grey suits can a señor wear? Levis, God’s fashion gift to men, are just jeans after a while.
Well, this may remain true until you understand flashy fashion…it’ll light up your life! Flashy fashion is not the over-the-top looks that dominate the runways. It is, instead, el nombre that I have given the latest casual shoe trend…neon colors. While they have been around for un minuto, it hasn’t been until recently that the neons have become uber popular!
Shhhh, pay attention below:
Alba Prat Neon
Cole Haan (these are on my wish list…oh joy)
Aldo and Prada
Stafford, Austin Plain toe …and they’re $50!!!!!!!!!!
Deltoro…Deltoro…Deltoro, how I love thee!!!!
Señores, let me caution you. When wearing these zapatos fabuloso, por favor make sure that they are the highlight (pun intended) of the outfit!!!!!! Don’t over do it…puuuuhlease!!!!!!!