ECKO’S Enlightening Experience

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Señores,

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.

BUT….

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.
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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!

FALL Florals

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Señores,

Fall is here. OH JOY!!! Every fashioneur…every style maven gets excited about Autumn. The layering of clothes; accessorizing with rich, bold scarves and hats; boots…ohhhh the boots!!! Aaaaaand the textures drive us insane (in a good way). One of the textures that is often underrepresented in our wardrobe is floral. Tradicionalmente, floral print in menswear is saved for the Spring – largely because flowers bloom in that time of year.

However….

Think back; think back to an October of your childhood. Do you remember los colores of the leaves? Shades of crimson, orange, and marigold! Hints of heavenly hues of green. Close your eyes and feel the wind in your face…see the wind sway the weakening lily blossoms and the fading grass. As you see, floral prints belong here too.

Now that it’s Fall, make sure that your wardrobe pays sufficiente homage to the florals of this time period too!!
Let me show you why…

With Indigo Denim or khaki corduroy!

With Indigo Denim or khaki corduroy!

Floral sweater

Love this shirt

Love this shirt

No caption needed...

No caption needed…

Not a fan of all floral, but making them the highlight of your fit is an awesome idea!

Not a fan of all floral, but making them the highlight of your fit is an awesome idea!

Styled perfectly...yup, I'm stealing this look!

Styled perfectly…yup, I’m stealing this look!

Even in urbanwear

Even in urbanwear

Siiiiiigh...

Siiiiiigh…

Floral pocket squares are classic

Floral pocket squares are classic

GUIDELINES

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Señores,

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!!!!!

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Pic courtesy of our friends at Real Men Real Style (www.realmenrealstyle.com)
-SG

Faith and Fashion

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Señores,

I am inextricably linked to my faith. It comes across in every aspect of mi vida!!! Let’s not get it twisted either, my faith being CHRISTIANITY!!! With that being said, as I’m sure you’ve gathered, I am also inextricably linked to fashion! Sela. Who we are should be evident in whatever we do. Los Señores abajo rep Faith and Fashion…Christ and clothes ever so flawlessly.

Disfruta (enjoy)

Worshiping the Most High in style

Worshiping the Most High in style

This jacket tho...

This jacket tho…

Class and style in an industry that often lacks both!!

Class and style in an industry that often lacks both!!

The G.O.A.T. of contemporary gospel. Kirk'style game is "excepcional"

The G.O.A.T. of contemporary gospel. Kirk’style game is “excepcional”

He's the future!

He’s the future!

One of my closest friends and dopest musicians in the game!

One of my closest friends and dopest musicians in the game!

He's never afraid to be bold...in faith or fashion

He’s never afraid to be bold…in faith or fashion

All praises for the suit and the award!

All praises for the suit and the award!

When you say “I do” – go ahead and do it!

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Señores,

Weddings are great…I freaking LOVED mine! Traditionally, men don’t have (nor want for that matter) any say-so in the event. Venue is picked by ella…dress is picked by ella…even the tux is ultimatley picked by ella!
Ohhhh, but today is a new day! Señores, let’s take back the reigns of our manhood…lets put our foot down and take command of a day that is just as much about us as it is her. She can have the dress! She can have the venue, menu, cake, and los colores.
BUT…
She. Can’t. Have. The. Tux! It’s ours!!
Now fellas, be smart…since you’re saying “I Do”, you DO want to look nice. Now when searching for ideas, check some of these out!

Who says you need a jacket...

Who says you need a jacket…

They say real men wear pink...and your def. a real man if you step up to the plate of marriage!

They say real men wear pink…and your def. a real man if you step up to the plate of marriage!

Those pants though...

Those pants though…

All married men are superheros!

All married men are superheros!

Carlton would be proud!

Carlton would be proud!

This is THE one!

This is THE one!

LOOKBOOK (a few of my personal favs)

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Señores!

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!

For a 6'4" athletic guy, this is a risk...

For a 6’4″ athletic guy, this is a risk…

Those pants tho...#theyareNOTleopard

Those pants tho…#theyareNOTleopard

Look closely...

Look closely…

It's always risky wearing a table cloth!! LOL

It’s always risky wearing a table cloth!! LOL

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!!!

~SG

Good and Grey

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Señores,

Throughout the cauldrons of history white has been associated with purity…cleanliness. Conversely black has been linked to evil and a consuming darkness.

In the art world, white is considered the absence of color (nothing) and black is all colors (everything) blended together.

In mathematics, when nothing is added to everything, everything will remain and nothing is new. (Go ahead and think on that, lol).

But in fashion, when u mix white (the pure nothing) with black (the evil everything), you get GREY.

…and she is the fashion’s new backdrop for life.

Check it out…

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