A Lesson from the Style Professor…

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Senores,

By day I am a maestro de la ciencias politicas (political science professor). 

Shocking, I know. I’m more than just some fly dude, lol.

And I think that kind of reality fits us all. We are more that what meets the eye. Being pegged in una caja (a box)  is an injustice as it doesn’t fully allow us to showcase how uber talented we truly are.

As such, I’d like to challenge you to show off your real identity. You know, that person you were meant to be. Gente (people) deserve to know the essence of you.

We are all put on this mundo for a reason and to achieve a specific purpose. If we aren’t being who we were meant to be, then the world won’t get to experience the measure of greatness that was given to you.

Step 1: Be Okay with YOU!

Idris Elba asked a group of adults what they wanted to be when they grew up and the responses were amazing. Actually, some made me tear up. Many had forgotten their dreams. Life took over and, like all of us, they adjusted. Now, adjusting is great. The vida that we live can throw curve balls to us and we need to be pliable…BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR DREAMS.

So, gaze into the world with intention and join me in showing the world who you really are!!!!!!

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Me?

I’m a dope college professor, with a dope political radio show,  who is a dope style maven that has a dope style blog (which I use for inspiration) and I try to change the world one dope; stylish, and learned person at a time! Oh, and a dope clothing line is soon to come!!!

To be more succinct, I’m Kalan Laws, The Style Professor. It’s nice to meet you!

Y usted es? (And you are…)

Now that we’ve met, let’s go to the next step.

Step 2: Cover and Show

Show the world your talentos. Give them….us a piece of your gift. UNAPOLOGETICALLY! For too long you’ve hidden behind the veil, stayed in a cave – cloaking your greatness in the shadows.

But when you show who you really are,  do so strategically.The masses may associate your face (metaphor for you) with one thing, so let your talent go before you. Produce your art, create your product, cement your brand…then reemerge as the new and autentico you!

Cubre (cover) your face (what folks know as the old you) and show your product (the new you). Caballeros (gentlemen) if you decide to literally cover your face, make sure you use some dope headgear.

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Jacket:Forver 21

Walk away from where and how you used to move and let the new you lead. Keep working toward building the foundation, walls, and roof of the you that people need to see.

Step 3: Take a Step Back

After some time, lay back and gauge the reaction to see if you are getting any bites. Sit still and watch as personas begin to marvel at such dopeness. The idea here is to let what you’re construiendo (building) work for you. Movement is great…necessary but there are times when sitting still is best.

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Boots:  Bar III (@bar3)

Step 4: Focus on the Details

As you, in all of your new dopeness, continue to enlighten all as to the real you – take a minute to focus on what makes this you different than the other you. Focus on the detallas that make the redefined you so special.

I guarantee that there is something you have or that you are doing that may be seemingly insignificant…maybe even considered a flaw or undesirable, pero is extremely poderoso (powerful).This characteristic is what your new audience NEEDS to experience. OWN IT. SHOW IT. BE IT! Give them a close up look so they can know that you are for real!

Step 5: Move with Confidence

Now that you’ve announced who you really are, walk proudly in your new truth! Pop your collar porque you have done what so many cannot or are afraid to do. Research is clear that confidence matters just as much as ability. People are drawn to the person whose moxie is fuerte (strong).

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Photos: @flawson_

And keep going. Keep pushing. Keep heading toward your finish line!! Once you’re done, stand on your proverbial podium…proud of what you’ve done and who you have become.

For now the world has seen the true you, and in pursuing your truth, you’ve realized purpose. Those who have experienced the transformation and/or finished product will have been impacted, inspired, and ignited.

-SG

 

 

 

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V A R S I T Y | P R O J E C T

Dapper, Fashion, Fashion Blog, GQ, Lifestyle, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Mens Style, Menswear, street style, Streetwear, Style Tips

Señores,
There are epic momentos in our vidas that will always be etched in our memories. There are those time cuando relationships can be “cashed it” for great opportunidades! Such a time just recently occurred for me and in the iconic words of Drake, “I feel blessed”! 

I was asked to be a parte of Grungy Gentleman’s VARSITY PROJECT! This editorial project put together some of the menswear industry’s most acclaimed bloggers and estilo aficionados. Curated by GG’s Founder/CEO /Designer Jace Lipstein and shot by the incomparable Eddie Pearson and gifted Moises De Pena – the bloggers were set in the heart of Soho’s sexy streets donning the line’s signature Varsity Pants. 

 

@elisoul01

@barrettpall

  
Honestamente, the Varsity Pants are so New York! Durable yet svvelt, chic yet comfortable, the Varsity Pant is anything but a standard pair of joggers. They sit below the waist with a slim-straight cut that bail into a striped ankle cuff. 

 

@astuteattire|@isaaclikes_

  

@isaaclikes_

  

@mensstylepro

Pair them with sneakers, oxfords, or boots…it matters not because of the versatility! 

Next up is the All Season Flannel! 

 

@mensstylepro

    

@denny623

 

It doesn’t matter if your rolling up your sleeves for a long day at work, hanging around, or just chilling. You can remain fashionable doing them all while sporting the All Season Flannel. Notice the suede elbow pads that add a classico gentlemanly element to a historically rugged shirt. 

Finalamente, it’s important to stay 2 G in the Grungy Gentleman x Mitchell & Ness collaboration Snapback.  

@denny623

    

There’s no better way to stay warm or keep it cool!

Ahora  check out how the rest of the lads styled the the Varsity Pants and the All Season Flannel!

 

@stylesocietyguy

  

@elisoul01

  

@levitatestyle

  

@stevenonoja

  

@barrettpall

  

@stephenobisanya|@thestylesocietyguy

  

@denny623

  

@stephenobisanya

  

@stevenonoja|@barrettpall

  

@elisoul01|@stevenonoja|@denny623

 

The moral of the story is…

@stylesocietyguy|@levitatestyle|senorguapo713|@menstylepro|stephenobisanya

let Grungy Gentleman elevate you style.
Stay fly mis amigos!

~SG  
To shop these and other looks visit http://grungygentleman.com/shop/

U R B A N O

GQ, Men's Fashion, Men's Shoes, Men's Style, Menswear, New York Fashion Week, Shoes, street style, Streetwear

¡Señores!

I have been too fond of all black. I know…I know…it’s sleek, sexy, and sophisticated. However to me, it was aburrido (boring)…not to mention yo vivio en Houston. Black in hot, humid, Houston just isn’t a good look. 

Now there’s never a shortage of black during the winter season but there was always a shortage of it in my vestidor (closet). Pero tiempo does bring change and  blackt has overtaken me. Chelsea boots, sweaters, denim, joggers, extended tee, and leather, leather, leather!

Ahora I’m on the black train and I have a window seat. But I will nunca abandon color! Check my simple, yet noticeable look from a marvelous day of shopping during New York Fashion Week!





I broke up the monochromatic black with red, gray, and silver accents just to add texture! Oh and check the texture of the shirt too!!!! 

Stay fly my friends!

~SG

•Shirt: Custom

•Elongated Tee: H&M

•Denim: Zara

•Sneakers: Mosson Bricke

•Timepiece: Diesel

•Wristwear: ALDO 

Shoutout to Urban Outfitters on Broadway and 35th for the dope setting! 

Photocred: J’nae Antionette @naerock4real

S E Ñ O R & S Δ M O │ ft. D a v e e d

Dapper, Men's Fashion, Men's Style, Streetwear, well dressed

Señores,

I love collaborating con otro movers and shakers. I truly believe in “we can all eat”! There is sufficiente space for all of us to shine. As such I wanted to collaborate with Samuel (Samo) Thompson (@samodinero) and David R. (@_fromnytotx) as well as the incomparable blogger and photographerJosh Aaron (@theurbanesavant).

Be on the lookout for theses caballeros! Samo is a budding designer who has seen moderate success and garnered a strong reputación for design and style. Daveed is making strong waves in estilo and blogging and the incomparable Josh Aaron is a silent assassin! He’s working everywhere and on everything. Stay tuned to todos of these señores.

The theme was to highlight our everyday wear. All of us adore a good suit…tailored to perfcción, pero we wanted to just by comfortably fly. You know, show how we look cuando estamos chilling! This was fun!

Check out our work después the cut…

Daveed (left): Leather jacket- thrift store Shirt- urban outfitters Jeans- Gap Boots- urban outfitters Hat- thrift store SG (middle) Jacket: Damaged Goods by Superheroes Joggers: Zara Man Tank: Academiks Gloves: Urban Outtfitters Socks: Happy Socks Boots: Guess Sneakers: Adidas Samo:  Coat- thrift store Jacket- Urban Outfitters Shirt- Urban Outfitters Pants- Urban Outfitters  Shoes- thrift store (Stan Smith Adidas) Sunglasses- Cole Haan

Daveed – Left SG – Middle Samo – Right

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@_fromnytotx – left @senorguapo713 – middle @samodinero – right

Samo (@samodinero)

Samo (@samodinero)

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Details by @_fromnytotx

Details by @_fromnytotx

Details by @senorguapo713

Details by @senorguapo713

Detials by @samodinero

Detials by @samodinero

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Senor Guapo (left)

  • Jacket: Damaged Goods by Suns of Heroes
  • Tank: Academiks
  • Joggers: Zara Man
  • Socks: Happy Socks
  • Boots: Guess
  • Sneakers: Adidas
  • Snapback: Shaw Park
  • Skully: ???

Samo (middle)

  • Coat: thrift store
  • Jacket: Urban Outfitters
  • Shirt: Urban Outfitters
  • Pants: Urban Outfitters
  • Shoes: thrift store (Stan Smith Adidas)
  • Sunglasses: Cole Haan

Daveed (right)

  • Leather jacket- thrift store
  • Shirt- Urban Outfitters
  • Jeans- Gap
  • Boots- Urban Outfitters
  • Hat- thrift store

PHOTOS: Josh Aaron (@theurbanesavant)