We usually dwell on all the essentials of looking good and dressing proper , but what is more important underneath the entire facade is proper grooming and whats beneath the clothes and the comfortable fabrics .For Men the most important package you need to have around is your shaving kit,the ultimate man always carries one , some call it the the medicine bag, Dopp kit,shaving arsenal.Today we will suggest what we have out there and what you should carry on it . I will start with the colonel littletons monogramed leather shaving kit, which looks wonderfull and has enough room for all your neccessities
Also check out leather vintage products from Wright Bros collection
And the always reliable Orvis Leather product
This product converts to travel bag or waist pack,styled after an antique swiss army bag and made of rugged canvas with bridle leather trim and brass hardware,two compartments, security closure ,belt loops in khaki. What to carry on your dopp bag. Continue reading
Alexander McQueen brown leather boots with three side buckles, leather sole and midsole, rear fabric tab and elasticated insert. The three brass buckles on these chestnut-shaded boots lend McQueen's signature hard edge to this classic style. Add rolled jeans to balance the look. Gents, get these kicks over at Mr.Porter (www.mrporter.com) for $755
Today's submission comes from designer and owner of Samsara boutique, Mr. Drigo Samsara. He says, "Well here is one of my pictures and yes I think I am a Man of Style. This picture was taken at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. I was having a long day of sales so I sat down to take a drink and my wife took this picture". About his style , he says " ...my style is very very original. The shoes are clarks , slacks are Hugo Boss denim thats the only thing you could buy in the store everything else was custom made. The hat is ostrich and snake skin custom made, Necklace made by me rope chain made of recycled african fabrics, bracelets are made of recycled african fabrics, shirt is handpainted with by detroit artists and the Tribal Solars by Samsara B sunglasses are also custom made by myself with recycled fabrics". Check out the sunglasses below
There are certain things a man buys once his net worth begins to equal--or excel--his expectations. These include, in no particular order, a weekend place, the sports car he always had his eye on, a couple of cases of his favorite Bordeaux, season tickets, maybe a good fly rod and at least one really nice pair of shoes. If he is feeling particularly indulgent, perhaps a couple of pairs.
Unlike many women, most men do not spend a lot of time thinking about shoes. For men, shoes are usually best appreciated when kicked off at the end of a long day. Sneakers for the gym or playing soccer in the park, boat shoes, a good pair of boots, some loafers and a few sober shoes for the office--that's about it. Better still, for the most part, men's shoe styles seldom change, so as long as he doesn't leave them out in the rain for several days or let the dog use them as a chew toy, he doesn't need buy new pairs every year. Continue reading
Have you guys seen the new men's Louboutins Studded Louis Sneakers from his Spring/Summer 2010 collection?They are super dope! They come in black and white leather covered with studs and are retailed for $ 1200 USD a pair. It looks like Pharell Williams loves them too much and decided to get them in both colors. I am actually digging the simple white v-neck tee and jeans look. I think these sneakers work really well with his simple , casual look. So fresh , so clean!
A few days ago The Sartorialist featured this picture of designer Adeleke Sijuwade (first photo below). I remember falling in love with his style immediately after I saw this photo. First thing came to my mind was " sharp" .The whole look looks really well put together. Honestly I never knew who he was until I read all the comments and rushed over to his site and his Modelmayhem for more. Do you guys dig his style? By the way he dresses like this all the time just check out his pictures.
According to his website Adeleke Sijuwade is a Nigerian-born designer also known as “Leke”, a former model and the current creator of Adeleke the brand, collection and lifestyle, style and its spontaneity is the essence of his sole as a men and women’s wear fashion designer. The self taught designer has amassed quite a fan base amongst entertainers, stylist, fashionistas and editors alike due to his intrinsic fashion sense. His vintage collection has been featured on musicians such as Common, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Nivea and the Dey. Continue Reading
I have been watching the scene for young and upcoming style icons who redefine and conjure enough pizazz and style to make me look and say : ohhh that is nice . As Jay Z brought the grown folks wear to hip hop and got allot of hip hoppers to stop wearing throwbacks and put on a pair of slacks and Kanye West for Killing Jay z's swag by telling the same hip hoppers that dressing like a slacker is ok , if its a name brand and if its really bright and colorful ( just note that some people do not feel Kanye's style at all ). Its a confused attempt to ape the B boy early NYC style , the eighties style that LL cool J and Run DMC represented so well , why bring it back? It had its days. Continue reading
The universal language of what makes a man well dressed is more varied than it has ever been. Men in black suits with black shirts and no ties make deals with men in sack suits and oxford button downs paired with navy ties sporting little green whales. Do they despise each other? Do they even notice anymore? Different silhouettes for suits abound and are the fashion all at the same time. The differences can be regional (London, Milan, Naples,Kinshasha,Abidjan) or simply a matter of fit and taste. One needs to consider what image they want to present to the world. To pursue the image of someone not yourself too often is to lose yourself in the process. You may be dreaming of a look that may or may not work on you personally. You may also be dreaming of a look that doesn’t work today for the purposes you need it to. For example, you may want to look like a particular actor from the 1930s but can you really carry it off, today? Read More Here
I know I have neglected my FJ men out there for quite sometime but not to worry, We are working on bringing FJ Man every Friday like we used to. So today its all about Military inspired trend. This trend is not soo new as it was seen before in previous years however, it was brought back again during Fall/Winter 2009-2010 when models came down the runway decked out in Military inspired jackets and fitted coats. I know we are still celebrating these 100 and something days of summer but it sure does get chill in the evening sometimes. Can't wait for Fall to rock this trend, how about throwing on a very light military inspired coat/jacket to go with your jeans instead of a blazer for a night out with your lady! Any thoughts??? xoxo!!
"dress like you might run into your worst enemy"- Kimora Lee Simmons
A woman should be two things "Classy and Fabulous"- Coco Chanel It's not about how much you spend on a dress, It's about how you wear the dress!!!!!!-- FJ
" Should we get you a diamond ring? No. Just get me a REALLY BIG CLOSET" -Carrie and Mr.Big
"You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that.......... because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back"-Miranda Priestly