So, we all know that one guy who has everything, right? From the hottest trends, to the best smelling cologne in your local department store, he has it. Today we’re learning about essential pieces every guy needs in his closet and his life in general!
The denim jacket is a very versatile piece that could take your everyday look and make it spectacular. It pairs well with a crew tee and dark denim, giving you the clean streetstyle look. Another way to execute a good denim jacket look is to pair it with your best dress shirt and tie to give a dapper, yet casual feel.
2. Black Denim
Pick either a white solid tees, plaid button down, or your best Merino wool sweater and I bet it pairs well with black denim! The black jeans are a essential piece for those days you don't know what to pair a certain shirt with, or when you want to look like a total bad ass.
A handful of years ago when I was younger, Scott Disick implanted in my mind forever the importance of atleast one good watch in every man's wardrobe. A good DESIGNER watch can take you a long way. A watch shows that the man is about his business. A couple of brands I love are Daniel Wellington, Fossil, Michael Kors, and Coach. They make time pieces that will have you drowning in compliments.
4. Chelsea Boots
If you don't find yourself into trends or style watching the latest GQ magazine, this one might not be for you. The chelsea boot is one that's been around since the Victorian ages. The Beatles wore them, and now Kanye West and Harry Styles wear these dapper footwear. The boot is another versatile one that can look great with your rockstar attire, or your business casual wear. Urban Outfitters and ASOS sells sicks varieties of the boots.
Funny story, last New Year's Eve I was hanging with some friends and us guys were hanging out and a swift of my cologne drifted in one of the guy's direction. I remember him saying, "That smells good. Do guys still wear cologne?". What?! Cologne is an absolute must in your life gentlemen. A good fragrance leaves a long lasting good impression on your peers. If you're looking for some a few of my favorites are Jimmy Choo Man, Mont Blanc Legend, and Whitewater Rush by Bath & Body Works.
You can wear them year round, so obviously you need them. Sunglasses are something that all guys can agree on are cool. From frat dudes, to gym bros, and even Elvis impersonators, we dig the shady eyewear. The most popular style is probably the wayfarer sunglasses. A couple of brands I really enjoy are TOMS (yeah, they make eyewear too), Fossil, and Rayban. Sometimes you can even find a killer pair at J.Crew.
7. Basic Tees
Crews, V's, and Scoops! All style of tees are a good wardrobe essential. The basic t-shirt is one that is simple piece, that you can do SO much with. I, myself, have a dresser divided into three color sections of black, white, and grey tees in various styles. Gap has the best basic tees in my opinion. Check them out and give your opinion on that!
Throw out the regular relaxed khaki pants. They aren't in style anymore, I'm sorry. The chino is the twist on the famous semi-dress pants with just a tad slimmer fit. It looks more polished and dapper on. Don't believe me, just go to any menswear influencer's social media. You're welcome.
9. The leather jacket
Biker guys like them, hipster guys like them, streetwear influencers like them. The leather jacket has resurfaced in the past couple of years as the statement piece for men. With the various styles avaliabe, you can almost make any look go well with a leather jacket.
You need them, simple as that statement. Coordinating socks with a look will possibly give you a good compliment and conversation or two. A GREAT place to buy socks is at Kimchisocks.com. The quality and designs of their merch is better than I imagined. I hope this post helped you figure out some things to get yourself or your loved one(s). Until next time. -Denz
2016, you were shit, but you were good to me. Last year was a year that I will say was unpredictable to say the least. We found ourselves losing icons( Prince :/ ), electing Donald Trump as our president, and trying to show that black lives matter, even though that should be known. Even though that group of happenings sounds cringe worthy, we made it. It was tough, honestly.
I felt even though there was numerous amounts of events that sat uneasy with most, there was love. I watched a group of beautiful individuals create a circle of inspiration and positivity on The University of Memphis campus while two protestors scream that everyone on the grounds were sinners and being punished in after-life. I saw stereotypes of minorities start to diminish, and become celebrated. I saw the the intelligence of our youth, the future leaders of our world spread across the globe. It was beautiful and unfortunate to watch.
Less than three percent of the year has passed and I feel good. I feel we're ready for progression. There's been numerous amount of encouraging tweets retweeted that I've seen on my timeline. Something is different than this time last year. I feel more determination and positivity from our brothers and sisters and that's a great vibe.
This year, let us all make it a part of our resolutions to support. Let's encourage those we know, and strangers we see striving for a goal. Let's love. We need it, and that's all we can offer so let it fill the air. 2017, you will be great to us, and we will be great to you. Until next time. -Denz
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