Boots; to wear or not to wear…that is the question!

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Seňores,

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:

Phto cred: esquire.com

Photo cred: esquire.com

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…

Vamos!

Chukka Boot
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.

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Combat Boot
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.

Photo cred: followpic.net

Photo cred: followpic.net

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Photo cred: fashionenthusiast.com

Photo cred: fashionenthusiast.com

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.

Photo cred: gentlemensgazett.com

Photo cred: gentlemensgazett.com

Rain Boots
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.

Photo cred - kikirooz.com

Photo cred – kikirooz.com


Photocred: huffingtonpost.com

Photocred: huffingtonpost.com

Motorcycle Boots
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!

Photo cred: denimhunters.com

Photo cred: denimhunters.com

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Topsider/Brockton Boots
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.

Photo cred: drjays.com

Photo cred: drjays.com


Photo cred: jumpinstyle.com

Photo cred: jumpinstyle.com

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!

~SG

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Couture Couples

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Señores,

Buenos Dias/Tardes/Noches!

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.

 

 

We try to represent each other at all times! #couturecouple

We try to represent each other at all times! #couturecouple

Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear

Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear

Scott and Kourtney never...and I mean NEVER dissapoint

Scott and Kourtney never…and I mean NEVER dissapoint

I just love them!!!!

I just love them!!!!

The Odoms are underrated in their style!

The Odoms are underrated in their style!

Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.

Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.

Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!

Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!

Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.

Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.

I love these two...their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli

I love these two…their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli

Amare and Alexis

Amare and Alexis

POWER COUPLE!

POWER COUPLE!

Such a handsome couple!

Such a handsome couple!

The Carters...nothing else needs to be said!

The Carters…nothing else needs to be said!

At the end of the day, be unified…immovable and madly in love!!!!

~SG

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

Sock ’em

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Señores!

I remember my grandfather talking about his glory days. The days where he’d work 12 horas por dia and still go to school.

The days that all the young “tenders” wanted him to walk them to class.

Or those infamous days he had to “walk 5 miIes to school…up hill…in the snow…BAREFOOT”!

My reply: “Barefoot”? “Gandaddy, I would never do that”.

Lemme show you why…

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Gamps talkin ’bout walkin in snow…

~SG