You can be chill even when it’s hot outside. A nice Button Down, a pair of Joggers, cloaked with a Blazer and you’re more than ready to beat the heat and the competition…as if there was any? “LAID BACK! WIT’ MY MIND ON MY MONEY AND MY MONEY ON MY MIND!” “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip Suede $300 | PANTS: Express Khaki Joggers $40 (Sale) | SHIRT: Banana Republic (Non Iron) Tailored Fit $25 (Outlet) | BLAZER: Target by Mossimo $60
Who says ya’ need a belt to be a BOSS!? LoL As a nice alternative to the ever so popular Men’s Staple, the belt, try this…DON’T WEAR ONE! Now this doesn’t apply to those who enjoy letting their pants sag. No. This is for those who like a nice, tailored pair of pants and want to take advantage of the power of the snug waist line. Try ditching the belt and watch how it makes any look more casual while maintaining its sophistication. Exhibit…A! 😉 “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip Suede $300 | PANTS: GAP Tweed Slim Fit Photography Pants $80 | SHIRT: Express Slim Fit Dress Shirt $40 | JACKET: Express (Minus the Leather) Quilted Moto Biker Jacket $230
Today’s lesson is pretty simple. WET GOES WITH WET. Most wouldn’t think to put a Vest over their Rain Blazer. But it just makes sense if you think about it. They’re both crafted for “Bad” weather.It’s the perfect way to stay Warm & Dry on a Rainy Winter day. Spring officially starts tomorrow if you’re wondering. LoL Don’t forget that Blue & Green do go together, but it’s a slippery slope. I’m ready for the elements…are you? “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
BOOTS: Cole Haan Lunargrand Boots $300 | PANTS: Banana Republic Fatigue Slim Fit Dress Pants $10 (SALE) | SWEATER: GAP by En Noir $40 | RAIN BLAZER: Target by Merona $30 | VEST: Target by Merona $25
Not too flashy but always classy! LoL Simple today: Rockin’ my Gray Zerogrands ($278), my Slim Fit Express Khaki Joggers ($40 Sale), BR Oxford ($25 Sale), Gray Mossimo Cardigan ($25), Express Top Coat ($278), and Green Merona Vest ($30). Now you may choose not to wear the vest, but that’s a gametime decision. I just felt like a little more edge and warmth. Anyway, “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
Happy Monday fellas! It’s not the driest Monday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay dry & be clean! I stumbled upon a great purchase this weekend at The GAP! You remember my En Noir Moto Jeans, which I’m wearing ($80), along with my Lunargrand Boots ($278), well I found the sweater which was a part of that collection! And it was on sale! I got a $70 sweater for $16 BUCKS!!! The sleeves are made with a shiny finish, but not shiny like leather, but a very subtle shimmer. The light has to catch it at the right angle which is a Brilliant design by the Artist. I always keep it simple on rainy days, I just feel that lighter is better with all the heavy rain. Oh and pay attention to how I didn’t clean my boots. Small details play to the day and add character to your look. A man’s look is all about Character. What story are you telling with yours? “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
BRRRRRR! It is COLD Nashville! And it’s only gettin’ colder! LoL So today is a great day to use those layering techniques I taught you. It’s also a great day to have a Lamb’s Wool Sweater! I bought this Mustard greatness for $10 during a Christmas sale at the GAP! It feels excellent on the skin and looks great with Gray! Which is my NEW go to color! Which also just happens to be the color of my NEW Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278)! A deadly combination, but I am rockin’ socks today! LoL I’m also rockin’ My tweed, GAP Photographer pants ($40), my new, White, hidden buttons, slim fit, Button Up from Express ($40), and GAP Cardigan ($10 SALE). WoW! I didn’t realize how much GAP I was rockin’. LoL But the secret is to use the Cardigan like a Blazer 😉 And of course my Express Top Coat to top it all off ($278)! Oh and I almost forgot, you haven’t seen this Skully! It’s just like my Black one from H&Miller ($5). Well! That’s it! Try to stay warm out there! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
Well I’ll be a monkey’s right butt cheek! It finally stopped raining! But, it took the hot weather with it. SMH But I love the fall. One can do so much more with his Style. Observe.
Introducing the Zerogrand Chukkas! These bad boys are just as innovative as the Zerogrand Brogues and just as Stylish! These are definitely my favorite right now! They give any outfit a rugged yet refined edge! Remember it’s not necessarily about matching colors it’s about BALANCE! $278
Now for theze bad a**…sorry, pants. They’re from Banana Republic and what makes them so acceptable is that the Camaflouge is not light green like traditional Camo. It’s more like Guile’s blue fit from Street Fighter, which makes them far more versatile and the slim fit is just icing on the cake! I didn’t even want a pair of camouflage pants, but theze were love at first site! $10!
Now let’s talk about the length. I told you that I go with 30s now, which is especially perfect for Chukkas, because you want your pants to stop at the top of the Chukka so that they don’t break. Now I’m 6’1″ so you can adjust accordingly.
You’ve seen both of the top items before. My BR Oxford and Reversible Vest from yesterday’s post. Both slim fitting allowing for warmth while maintaining a nice silhouette. The Fatigue pants look more green or blue depending on what shirt I’m wearing 😉 “VERSATILITY.” Now I must say, I didn’t realize I was wearing a complete BR outfit until now. LoL Vest $40 Oxford $20
Well, that’s all folks! Grab your Man Purse and hit the mean streets of Nashville!
It seems like this rain just keeps on fallin’!? I mean, is it October or April? Nashville or Seattle? I don’t know, but I do know Style so let’s get started.
As always we start at the bottom. I call these my “Hell or High Water” boots and there’s definitely going to be some water today. These waterproof, Cole Haan
Lunargrand Boots are key! So VERSATILE and you know that’s one of our vocabulary words. LoL $278
Rockin my Banana Republic, Slim Fit, black jeans $40 along with my black V-Neck by Mossimo from Target $10
Started from the bottom now we here! A day like today is a typical crazy Nashville Fall day. So one must be prepared for ANYTHING! LoL This is why I have found Vests to be pretty Super. They’re not too hot, not too cold. I’ve found the key to be finding a vest that isn’t bulky. I’m still not a fan of the oversized vest, but one that fits snug is perfect! You can rock it underneath other jackets without becoming the Michelin Man! LoL I found this Super REVERSIBLE (Versatile) vest at Banana Republic’s factory store during the Columbus Day sale. Columbus may stand for some…questionable stuff, but at least he’s good for sales. LoL I’m rockin it under my Merona rain coat today. Vest $40 (Usually $100) Rain Coat $40
You may have noticed my new accessory? That’s right…on my Clark Kent Flow! LoL I’m gonna let these be a mystery. After all, mystery is sexy…right?
Stay Sexy my friends.