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

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

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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!

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

Fitness Inspired Trendsetters – F.I.T.’s

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Señores!

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).

Chad Johnson  shows his fly and his fitness

Chad Johnson lets his show his fly and fitness
Fashioneur: @ochocinco

Fitness and style should match

Fitness and style should match
Fashioneur: @6figlife

Long and lean is good for fitness and fashion!

Long and lean is good for fitness and fashion!
Fashioneur: @davidson_frere

Supplements support style!! #herbalife

Supplements support style!! #herbalife
Fashioneur: @duainrichmondfela

No Excuses...PERIOD

No Excuses…PERIOD
Fashioneur: @joesteezzy

Lets get to work Señores!

~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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