Pre/Post Winter Styles: Springing Straight Forward.

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Pre Spring Men’s Fashion Styles.

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Post Winter Men’s Wear.

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Boldly Springing Ahead……

 

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Staying Cool and Dry in July: Summer Kool Apparel………

                                                       Staying Cool and Dry in July

 

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Distressed Cotton T-shirt, Denim Chinos, Wheat belt, Cotton Red Shocks, Classic Espadrill Sneakers.

 

The “Cure” for the Summer Time Blues.

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Powder Blue Sateen Dress Shirt, Chambray Sports Coat, Patent leather Chelsea Boots, Blue White Dot Tie, White Chino Trousers, Black Wheat Belt.

 

Wacky Khaki………………………

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Long Sleeve Till Shirt, Cotton Blazer, Jack Trousers, Wheat Belt, Touch Screen Leather Smartwatch, Puma Ripstop Sneakers.

Let’s all stay Kool and Dry…By and By in July!!!

 

The Gentlemen’s Fashion Powers for April Showers.

The Classy Casual Hours for April Showers.

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Well you know they say: those April shower’s bring the beautiful flowers, that bloom in the month of May! However until, than we have to stay dry and fashionable, and a gentleman’s work is never done, in work and play!

Top: Fletch solid raincoat, classic pink polo shirt, 1920’s Camel Hair Vintage Derby Hat, Rootbeer Color Boat Shoes, Blue Faded Straight Leg Jeans, Gamel Brown Leather Belt, London Vintage Beech Handle Umbrella.

(Business Casual as Usual)

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Short Heritag Trench Coat, Casual Business Long Sleeve Multi Color Dress Shirt, Tweed Skinny Tie, Slim Leg Leather Pants, Black Saffiano Belt, Brown Urban Watch, Black Plain Toe Oxford Leather Shoes.

Causal Chic for Those Hours of Weekend Showers:  (Weekend Ready April Rain Wear.)

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Powder Blue Twyford Button Raincoat, Long Sleeve Blue and White Stripe T-Shirt, Blue Men’s Baily Hat, Ribbed Skinny White Jeans, Brown Men’s Chester Belt, Striped Folding Umbrella, Blue Haste Oxford Shoes.

So how about that weather? Milder temperatures, scattered showers, stylish looks, and soon May flowers!

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Stay dry my friends, and always look sharp!

Hot Men’s Spring Fashions: Neo Victorian Trends.

Spring Ahead This Vernal Equinox with These 2017 Neo Victorian Styles!

NEO-MOD VICTORIAN STYLE

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(Classic Fit Contrast Dress Shirt, Black Skinny Tie, Black and White Casual Lace Sneaker, Slim Tapered Stretch Black Denim Jeans, Victorian Inspired Over Coat.)

 

NEO-MOD VICTORIAN: Easy Casual Street Style

(Smart Black Velvet Skinny Trousers, Single Breasted Lapel Coat, Long Sleeve Grandad Collar T-Shirt, Patent Leather Chelsea Boots, Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic Watch.)

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Fashionable Men and Woman of Color in the Victorian Era: The classy style of American/European blacks in the Victorian Age.

Many African American/Europeans played a major part in the history of fashion as well as history itself in the 18th and 19th century. History in the western world is a funny thing, like how they only highlight non-blacks in the 18th and 19th century.

“The most important thing to remember here is that when one is not visualized in history, one doesn’t exist. So in terms of memory, in terms of contribution and actually being here, people are often erased…that means their existence is not acknowledged.” (Renee Mussai: curator of the “Missing Chapter” a three year project devoted to researching and revealing the earliest imagery of black people in Britain).

Black men and women in America and Great Briton had a high sense of fashion and style.

Class and sophistication was the order of the day, and these men and women of color carried it forward and smashingly well.

In celebrating black history month and fashion week in 2017, let us take our hats off and pay tribute to these classy and elegant ebony fashionistas and debonair black men from the stylish Victorian Age!

Black people have a long history in England  goes back a long way well before the reign of Queen Victoria. There were Black people in Britain in Roman times, and there has been a continuous Black presence there since 1555.”In Shakespeare’s London audiences, Black faces would have been a familiar sight.”

 

 

 

 

The Elements of Style:

There are many factors which are involved in developing a personal style. What you choose to wear reflects who you are, and your personality. The different elements that you implement in the way you dress is called style, which is constantly evolving and developed over time which shows the world who you are and what you inspire to be.

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It is wise to experiment with many aspects of dress that express the “who you are” at any given time. Within this process you discover what you like and what you do not, by incorporating various elements in relation to your wardrobe.

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You may draw on many resources for inspiration, which are unique and personal to refine and redefine you wardrobe and sense of dress. This is called style, and the elements you use to accomplish this lies within and without you.

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 Knowing what works for you is the true magic of style. Being comfortable in your own skin is very important, as this allows and frees you to discover what you feel comfortable wearing. Discover the elements of your style!

The Art of Shopping in Your Own Closet.

 Many people spend tons of money on new clothes every season just to stay in style; and if you’re like me, you can purchase new items only just to wear them once or twice and then forget about them for months or even years. Have you ever went shopping for new clothes, and just could not find anything you really liked, or fit your style?  Shopping in your own closet can save you the trouble when that happens as well as a lot of money.

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As a stylist, many of my clients complain that the “new styles” out for men just don’t appeal to them, or that spending so much money on new clothes every season is not working for them.

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Shopping in your closet can, and does most of the time solve this problem. Many times have I found “lost treasures” hiding in the back of the closet or in storage bins just waiting to be reinvented into a whole new wardrobe! It is important to take some time and sort through your closets and draws and find new ways to mix and match items you already have to create an entire new wardrobe.

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Many of us gain or lose weight during the course of the year and just toss these perfectly good items aside. What you can do for slacks and pants (if you lost weight) is too take them to your tailor or your local cleaners and have the waist taken in to your current waist size. This can also work with suits and jackets that you are now swimming in due to losing weight.

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Next, try wearing old shirts in a new way creating a different look with other forgotten items to make new and interesting outfits, for example I recently found a bag of old ties, and lo and behold my creative juices started flowing and found at least five different outfits to wear them with for a new look. I also found some great sweaters I forgot about, and created four outfits using them as a center piece or to augment new outfits; the key is to look at old wardrobe items in a new way. Old coats or sport jackets can be revived by simple changing the buttons, or wearing them with accessories that reflect a whole new look.

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You can also mix and match suits and suit separates to achieve a whole new style or look with just a bit of creativity. As you can see, with just a little time and patience and creativity you can find and repurpose clothes you already have in your closet or elsewhere, and mix them into new combinations, which will not only save you money, but keep you looking great and stylish!

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Confidence and Style: Create and know your own personal stlye.

Know Your Personal Style:

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Your personal style should be expressed in everything you do. When it comes to fashion your personal style is evident in the articles you select to wear as well as the way you carry yourself.

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While dressing well can boost your confidence, you must also be confident in your personal style, without second guessing or doubting yourself. Once you are really confident on what your personal style truly is, you will always carry with you your own personal brand of style.

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You must combine these two elements to complete your signature personal style that people will always recognize as your own.

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So in essence once you have created your very own personal brand, it will identify you wherever you go.

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Yes, style and confidence go hand in hand!

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