Sunday, July 3, 2011

I have returned..

The fashion world has been a little dry the past few weeks, that is why I haven't posted anything as of recent.

Maison Martin Margiela Duffle




Super vintage looking Army Duffle. I am really interested in this bag. What do you guys think?

Til' tomorrow -Shadow

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Morning.

Run in these, walk in these, whatever!

A great pair of shorts, from a designer I am not too familiar with. I really like the knit, the everyday short is a must have. I think these 2 pairs are all the summer I need.

"Wings+Horns Knit shorts"



"Rag & Bone Khaki shorts"





P.S. NYC is starting to burn up, it's at 90˚ outside. Think I might goto Central Park for the day.
Til' Tomorrow! -Shadow

Friday, June 3, 2011

Spring Sales..

Listen up!!!

My favorite websites for mens attire are having crazy sales right now, go have a look see:


www.mrporter.com

www.ssense.com


Crazy sale on shoes, suits, and a bunch of SICK sweaters. Go check it out, and let me know what you think.
Til' uhhh....Tomorrow? Hopefully? -Shadow

Friday, May 27, 2011

Been busy!

Started a new job! I've been trying to put together the rest of the suit explanation, but this job is wearing me the hell out! So I am just going to post a little something in the meantime, I should be able to post something tomorrow night regarding the suits.

"3.1 Phillip Lim Contrast Button Down"




I am tired, but I think this looks good. It doubles as a cool summer shirt, and you could wear it under a suit.

Tell me what you think? Til' tomorrow -Shadow

P.S. Head on over to www.Ssense.com They are having 30% off everything on the site!

Sorry I haven't been able to keep up with everyones blogs! I will soon. I saw a few interesting pictures I need to catch up on.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Perpetual..

We will switch it up tonight, and start off on a different foot. I am very intrigued by the designs of watches, pocket-watches, anything time related. It really is an amazing gift from physics. Nice time pieces that have been around since the 1800's in mint condition are super expensive. Getting a nice pocket-watch is an achievement in my book. I will post one of my favorite watch designers.

"Patek Philippe Pocket Watch 18k



This watch was created in 1891, what a marvel! Til' tomorrow! -Shadow

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spot on!

Ok, ok, I got some shit for the dress I posted yesterday.
"Not sure if want"

Well time to win some hearts back.

"Rachel Comey Suede Cap Oxford"




Great shoe!

P.S. I will getting back on the topic of suits, shirts, links, and contrast of colors to help you with your professional ensemble. Til' tomorrow- Shadow

Asymmetrical Chic

Have a little Asymmetrical dress I wanted to share. Futuristic Avant Garde. Is the only way to explain it. This is taking on the vision I will create one day.

"Maison Martin Margiela"



Amazing Dress.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Suitable suits suiting you.

Ok guys it's crunch time.....
It's almost summer, you need to look stylish and wear a suit that will keep you cool, and look cool. We are going to start with the basics of course, Sizing.

Ok, here you can see what your "suggested" suit size is. You want to leave some room for your cuffs, and you want to make sure your blazer is taken in to fit your body size. A slim suit is the best fitting suit if you are slim or have some tone to your body(no homo). We got the accessories out of the way so now I will be moving along to just blazers and trousers. What makes a good suit, and what you want for the hot summer days.

One of my staples is always going to be, A.P.C.
Here we go with an nice breathable lined suit

Lightweight, dope shoes that I featured already, and an awesome linen suit you can wear.
Less than 600.00

"Ralph Lauren Black Label"

This suit is of the highest quality, this one is little bit on the more expensive side, but I love the structure of this suit, and not much tailoring needed to be done to the suit. If the does arise, Ralph will do it in house! The best thing about Ralph Lauren, if you call the Mansion location, they will come and pick you up from your house, anywhere in the city! How boss is that? A little costly, Black Label ranges from 1400-5000.

"Raf Simons fitted suit"

So chic, so trendy, this is what celebs wear when they go out on the town. I love the complexity of the fabric, and how finely made this suit is! Light, but it does have shoulders pads, the only downfall of shoulder pads it tends to get super hot. 750-2000

Givenchy Lightweight Cotton suit"

Great for summer, and best suit to not break a sweat in, especially being a black suit.
Runs you about 400-2000

Alright for actual suits, that's all I have for right now. In the meantime, find some suits that stand out for you, and which ones you feel the most comfortable in. Try them on, feel the fabric, ask a tailor about pricing of alterations, look for good shoe options, cufflinks, belts and shirts. Don't worry friends, I will get into shoes, shirts, watches, and some alterations tips tomorrow. As usual, Til' tomorrow!- Shadow

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pouring city...

I wanted to do a post about the sizing for suits, shirts, and links today. I'm feeling like a raincoat post is just what I need. Short and simple today.

It is all about A.P.C when it comes to raincoats honestly...

Good to match the suit you are wearing on that super raining day.

Super light, but keeps you super dry, even on the days its pouring.


I love this damn coat! So sleek, and great for the summer rain.

Also, when it comes to rain boots...Rain boots are Rain boots, don't have to get fancy, you are just trying to stay dry, so screw that dumb model on the train giving you looks about your kicks. She's probably addicted to cocaine and guys with small wrists.

Bought a pair of these guys just today,

28.00

Til' Tomorrow- Shadow

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer rain.

Hey guys, going to make a pretty chill post today. I am super tired, and I have a bunch of plans tonight. I didn't forget about you all though. It has been raining for the past 3 days. Do get me wrong, I enjoy the rain quite a lot, but it's going to rain for 4 more days!!!! Well enough about the weather.
I am featuring a pair of new boots that JUST came in! I really like these on, and they have a black pair too!
Check em out let me know what you think.


A.P.C. Lace up Derby Boots


I really love the leather used, it is such high quaity!

By request the BLACK ONES!





Well guys, Til' tomorrow! -Shadow

Monday, May 16, 2011

De belles fleurs de la terre.

Good afternoon world, I will be switching it up this week a little bit, and post a few women pieces. Don't worry guys, I didn't forget about you, I'll comprise a little advice for your everyday social, and professional skills.

Some really neat shoes I feel are perfect for NYC summer:

"Jil Sander Floral Flats"


To be honest, I don't usually like print shoe, and floral designs, but these are some really nice everyday ballet flats. Some good outift suggestions, keeping the top half nice and simple, because your shoes will draw the attention you deserve! Simple is more, and that's what makes you stand out.

"Acne Wedge Boots"


These are real deal when it comes to wedge boots. I am very picky when I'm styling girls, and when I see them on the street. Girls that wear bad shoes are sometimes a dealbreaker. Really just depends on the instance. A good women's boot goes a long way.


Alright Gentlemen, keep your socks on, I have some shit to post for you as well.

We are going get on the subject of how to prepare yourself for that interview.

-Getting to know the company you are applying for, is super important. You want to look like you know what you're talking about, when it comes to the brand, or company you want to be employed by.

-We will get in-depth about suits a little later on in the week, but for now lets keep it about accessories. You need a nice pen. Mont Blanc, and a few other German pen designers.

You also have to have a nice stiff leather bag, or nice leather folder. You want to keep all of your information in 1 place, but you don't want to look like you are just handing out resumes to each, and every boutique, office, or company on the street. It really is super sloppy. On to the bags...
Best leather bag.
"Valextra Leather Bag"

This bag is truly amazing. This bag will last you at least 10 years. It is stiff, easy to clean, and Valextra will repair is scuffs, marks, and scratches on the bag for free for LIFE. The reason they can do that is becuase of the lofty price tag. This will run you about 3000.
"THAT'S SUPER EXPENSIVE BRO"
I was prepared for this... So here is way much cheaper bag, but still gets the job done, it makes you look super professional, and about your business.
"A.P.C's Full Grain Leather Messenger"

This bag is super sleek, and stylish. The company you are interviewing will see you are well maintained. It is simple, but extremely noticeable. The leather isn't super stiff like the above bag, but it will keep your possessions nice, and in place. This bag will run you about 375. It is an AMAZING deal, due to the high quality leather, and the easiness of wearing it.
I wanted to show you a leather folder that will certainly win you some points on that first impression.
"Valextra Large Notepad"

Super stylish, and worth every penny. This case comes with a 200 pen, and a writing pad. Runs you about 400 or so. You can keep all of your important documents, and resume hidden in a secret compartment on one side.
-Just stay well groomed, and very attentive. You don't want to look like a slackoff know what I'm saying?



Phew, that was a lot of writing. Til' Tommorw -Shadow

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hygiene needs brah!

Hello everyone, today we will be covering the issues of hygienic do's. I am sure you all know how to take a shower, shave, and clean ya ass. I think we should get a little more detailed oriented, shall we? It is good to get in a everyday routine to maintain close shaves, and all the other stuff that goes along with skincare. It's not gay to moisturize, it's not gay to use unisex body wash, face cream etc. Being healthy and keeping that acne off your face is super important. I mean honestly, if you came in with your neckbeards and crater faces, and your generally up-keep is absolutely horrid, I wouldn't hire you on any given day. Let's get started with a few creams that will keep your skin firm, clean, and soft all the time:

"Aesop Facial Paste"

This exfoliant paste helps remove impurities and refreshes the skin. It is comprised of ground quartz, to really get the grim, and oil off your skin, so pimples do not begin to form.

"Aesop Neroli Post Shave Lotion"

Imagine having the smell of Tom Ford Neroli on your face, but RIGHT before you goto sleep? The description on the tube says "Sex Me Now". I don't if there needs to be anymore proof.

"Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Shower Gel"

It's time to get up and you don't have time for coffee or anything before getting to the worksite, but you need to wake the hell up. Eucalyptus has always worked for me in those I just want to lay here mornings. It is extremely nose tingling and filled with enough smelling salt to wake you right up! It also leaves your skin super smooth.

"Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream"

Smooth shaving cream that keeps that skin smooth, and away from razor bumps. Also keeps the razor from clogging, and keeps the skin from drying.

"Kiehl's All Sport Shampoo"

Alright, let's keep the last entry a MAN'S shampoo. This all sport shampoo keeps your hair nice, soft, and conditioned all day. Grease look isn't cool anymore. Pony-boy played out that trend long ago.


So take this information with a grain of salt, do a little research on your own... These products can you run you from 15-60 dollars, depending on how much you want to spend. If these posts feel like they are too expensive for your taste, I will comprise a nice thrifty list you can use as a refernce. On the contrary, you can really find a nice lotion, skin treatment, and other skin accessories online. You just really have to search. Please don't be that guy that can't take of his skin and hair, girls don't want to be around you, and jobs don't want to hire you. Well that is it for tonight, Til' tomorrow! -Shadow

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Combo's...

Hmm, I guess when Blogspot went down, they took my boot post with it. Ha! Well, if you guys have any questions regarding boots or styles of boots, let me know through Twitter or email, I would love to answer everyones questions. So Today, we will be talking about accessories, cologne, and different things you can experiment with!

It's Spring, almost summer. You want something to go with that dope outfit you are wearing right? Ok, well I got just the combinations of smells that will get girls following you home. (I know this cause it happened the other night walking from the train.) Haha, well here are a couple combo's I created on my own:

"Chanel Blue" and "Commes Des Garcons Wonderwood"

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Let me be the first to tell that you this smell combo will literally drive girls crazy. Women that say they like natural smell are clueless, cause they don't know what a good cologne when they smell it. That's why I'm here! I honestly haven't heard many people doing two types of cologne at once. It's usually Axe crappy spray, and speed stick. If you want a sophisticated girl, this is what two colognes you should wear at the same time!

"Tom Ford's Neroli Porofino" and "Costume National Intense"


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Now this.........is the summer cologne combo. People don't think to put 2 types of colognes on at once. These two highly sought after miracles in a bottle will have you smelling like a million dollars. A bum could wear this and get laid. I found it easiest to try new cologne combo's by going to your local mall, and getting a few samples from every vendor. No one expects you to wear two types, that's why you will be ahead of the curve.

The top two bottles will run you about 85.00 for both.
The bottom two are pricey ones...Costume National will run you about 120.00, and Tom Ford a small bottle will be about 165.00. They last ALL day, and smell wonderful throughout the night. Even if you want to get a sample of both the Tom Ford and The Costume at your local nice mall, you could probably test drive it prior to purchase.

K guys, You can find any of these brands at the usual: Barneys, Chanel, Opening Ceremony, etc.
Tomorrow I will be touching up on accessories. Then starting next Monday, I will post a few girl pieces that I feel women should find interesting, and a few tips for the guys on landing the job, and getting any girl you want. Til' tomorrow! -Shadow

Friday, May 13, 2011

SneakerHeads...

Listen up People of the world, today we will be touching on the trend that never sleeps, or the fad that never really bites the dust. SNEAKERS! Sure everyone tries to be ahead of the trend by wearing the latest "Dunks" or "Jordans". In actuality, you and 900 other people are wearing the same shoe. You don't have to be different, but a little variety on your feet wont hurt right? Right! I myself, am not a big fan of sneakers anymore, but I do appreciate a cool pair when I see one. Here are some awesome examples of the dope space shoe that you should have on your feet:

"Kris Van Assche" Hi-top Black Leather:

These are super comfortable, and universal as hell. You could honestly wear them with any outfit you wanted.

"Maison Martin Margiela" Low top white sneakers:

Same goes for these bad boys, you can virtually wear them with anything you please. The gum to white ratio makes these stand out, and super stylish for any casual outing.

"Common Projects" Low top Blue Sneakers:

Got to have some color! It's spring. You can't be grey scale everyday. Perfect shoes for Central Park! The blue would go really well with a khaki color short, or pant. I will be taking pictures of some good summer outfits you guys can work with.

All in all, you should feel good about the way you look, and what type of sneaker you decide to go with. It doesn't have to be a gum sole, just something that puts you outside the box, and gets people looking at your shoes. Tomorrow I will jump in a little more about those shoes that make you stand out in a crowd. Nice pair of any of these puppies would run about 200-400. Not bad seeing repair on gum sole, and rubber soles are super easy.

Places to go try on a few pairs of the ones you are interested in:
Barneys New York, Saks, Opening Ceremony, Oak NYC. Til' tomorrow PEACE! -Shadow

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Feel like I'm walking on clouds.

Ok guys, I am going to be staying on the subject of comfortable shoes, but today I will incorporate a different type of shoe...The even more expensive side, but even made better than the ones before. Everyone knows you MUST have a nice pair of shoes to go out to social events, and other important gala's and events. You do not want to be the one hung out to dry when the rest of the individuals in your party have nice shoes, and you are nowhere to be seen. Also, another little piece of advice for the gentlemen that like to go out, and have a good time...The biggest dealbreaker for a women is your shoes! How stupid that sounds, its extremely true. If you have a nice little suit outfit, or a business casual look, you will want to be wearing those "F Me" shoes. They exist, oh yes they do. The shoes I have down below, are very intricate by design and fabric. If any girl were to see you wearing these, especially in NYC, you could virtually have the biggest confidence boost of your life. Fact!

These are Laser Cut Lanvin's. One of the most prestigious designer to ever walk this earth.




These are definitely on the pricey side. Never fear, just like the other posts, this would be an investment further than the 3 year marker I entailed earlier. 800.00 is a small price to pay to looking the way you want.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Living in New York City in the spring.

     *Sigh*, you smell that? It's the nice fresh breeze you smell early in the morning when you walk right outside that door. People are rushing to get to work, the sun is barley breaking through the morning sky, and you just want to step out and get a feel for the morning. In my experiences in the places I've been, and the traveling I have done, there is one thing you need more than anything...A great comfortable pair of everyday shoes! It is perfectly okay to go the extra mile for your everyday pair of walking shoes. Rachel Comey's version of the Oxford has any other high quality, but cheap designer beat. All of her shoes are made for everyday use. Light, comfortable, durable, and easy to clean. People think spending a little extra cash on a pair of shoes that you like, and wear everyday is outrageous. On the contrary, spending $300.00 on the shoes that will last you for at LEAST 3 years is an investment. As we move forward into this, I will be going step by step introducing you fellow men and ladies exactly what it takes to get "that job" or go on "that date" that you've always wanted. -Shadow
 
Best places to find these are: Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, and GimmeShoes. All internet stores.