It appears that the NBA “ballers” are
becoming the most stylish people in sports.No longer are players wearing oversized clothes and corn rolls (Well,
for the most part).The pre-game arrival
and post-game press conference has now become an event (a runway of
sorts).I am happy to see guys start to
care about the way they look again.Since
these players have some influence, I hope they will inspire more men, (young
men in particular), to drop the hip-hop look occasionally.
These are my top three most stylish
players (in no particular order) in the game today.
February is Black History Month. The 1970's represented a decade of great style, music and movies. Below are two of my personal favorites.
The 1970's undoubtedly gave us the best music soul music. My favorite soul singer was born March 26, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA. Born Theodore DeReese Pendergrass, he was affectionately known as "Teddy Pendergrass" or "Teddy P."
To me, there is nothing like the movies from the 1970's, specifically the "Blaxploitation" films. Blaxploitation films were the first to regularly feature soundtracks of funk and soul music as wells as primarily black casts.Blaxploitation films were controversial during their time, but have since made an enormous impact on American cinema. They are pure entertainment for me. Shaft released in 1971, is one of the films credited for beginning the genre of Blaxploitation. The star of Shaft, Richard Roundtree
I have worn these looks before with ties. Now, take a look at how I have restyled them with a lightweight turtleneck. The lightness and softness of these three make them comfortable to wear with a suit coat. Try them and give your suit a new look this winter. These were purchased at H&M on clearance for about $8, but you can find one at any of your local department stores (i.e. Macy's, Dillards) for $20-$30.
The Chelsea boot first came on the scene during
the Victorian era, but was popularized in 1960’s London by the Beatles.The advantage of these boots are they can be
dressed up (with a suit) or dressed down (with jeans) because of their simple
Gingham is a classic and timeless pattern that hits a high point of popularity every Spring and Summer. With gingham check sizes ranging from a miniscule 1/4″ to a mighty 2″, there is actually a lot of variety in the look.
The versatility of Gingham comes from the size of the checks that are used. Because they are smaller than a plaid pattern and can go all the way down to a micro-check, there is really nothing they can’t be paired with. Solids are an obvious go to – such as a red gingham shirt paired with a navy suit and brown penny loafers – but what if that’s a little bit too boring for you?
Yes patterning mixing can be a dangerous art but with gingham it becomes a whole lot easier. The general rule is to make sure that the patterns you use aren’t the same size as one another. Due to gingham being such a small pattern, it can be paired perfectly with something as adventurous as a shadow plaid grey blazer or a wide striped black business suit. The same also goes for any of your ties – as long as their stripes or checks are bigger than the shirt and you stick to the golden rule of always having your tie a darker color.
The texture, the style, the trend, Check the braces I spin. Again and again and again
COME ON AND DO IT...
Gentlemen wear braces, firemen wear suspenders; firemen are in a hurry, gentlemen are not. The difference? Braces have buttons and suspenders have clips. Clips damage pants and are never a good idea unless the only thing you require is something that will keep your pants up. If you want to make a vintage fashion statement have your dry cleaner sew brace buttons inside the waistband of your pants.
Braces kept pants at your natural waist in the 20s and above it in the 30s.
Braces should not be all elastic. Too much stretch leads to bouncy pants. Authentic braces are Y-shaped and the elastic is on the vertical stem of the Y only. Fabrics can look a lot like neck tie silk but should coordinate, not match, the tie. Braces can also be made of elaborate woven jacquards depicting various motifs and scenes.
Never, ever wear a belt and braces. No one should be that concerned with their pants falling down while in civilized society.
Do you want something different? Well, it's time to get squared away with a knit tie. They mainly come in three different patterns (solids, horizontal stripes, and polka dots. They have been featured in the pages of GQ and Esquire lately, so they are on trend.
Who does it better? The Americans or the British? I like both of these moderately priced designers. The Steve Madden wingtips are old-school classics with a new twist (a non-traditional sole). The Ben Sherman are sleek and fnished with a welted leather sole and inner leather sole.
I waited for these to go on sale for yearly a year. I finally spotted them for 75% off regular price and snatched them up. They are classics. They don't fair well with a suit, but will go nicely with a pair of jeans or chinos. (See the Kasual Sharp Korner page - Fall/Winter Combo #2)