A Gentleman and his Hat

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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 

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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

 

 

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!