The Perfect Button Down

For a long time I’ve been looking for the perfect button down, specifically the perfect white button down. It’s a staple that all men should have in their closet, as it’s beyond versatile and classic.

Well, I can tell you I’ve found it.

Thus, I present to you, the EXPRESS FITTED 1MX TECH SHIRT.

The FITTED 1MX TECH literally hits all the marks, and is the perfect button down in my opinion.

As someone who’s always on the go, and beyond active, I need a shirt that can match my lifestyle, and theFITTED 1MX TECH does just that. It’s quick drying fabric helps keep me cool, and not look like a sweaty mess as I run around from appointment to appointment, or client to client.

Game changer? You bet!

The FITTED 1MX TECH has the perfect amount of stretch built into it, so I’m not left feeling restricted. I hate when I put on a button down and feel like I can’t move.

The 1MX TECH easily allows me to move my arms to hail a cab, or put on my jacket without untucking or completely wrinkling my shirt. This is a huge deal to any guy who has worn a button down, and felt trapped in his own clothes.

Posted on October 14, 2016 .

100 Pieces of Perry

I’ve been a huge fan of Perry Ellis recently as they launched their latest and sportiest line 360, which is all about allowing you to maintain an active lifestyle without losing the style.

With that said...

I’m super pumped to be a part of their #100PiecesOfPerry social runway show. This is a completely new and reimagined runway show that is bringing guys from all over the world together to display Perry Ellis’ new fall collection.

I’m honored to be sporting their Active Horizontal Stripe Shirt and Solid Active Side Panel Pant, which are two must haves in my opinion. 

Check out all the looks at perryellis.com or by searching through the hashtag #100PiecesOfPerry.

 Additionally, when you use the #100PiecesOfPerry, you will have the chance to win a $2,500 Perry Ellis gift card, and a styling session with GQ’s Executive Stylist, Brett Fahlgren.

Show us how you wear your Perry!

Posted on October 7, 2016 .

New York Fashion Week Mens: Day 4

The final day of NYFWM has come to a close, and it's been real.

Chessin hard.

Chessin hard.

Wrapped up the final day with by being picky with my time, hitting up some cool events, and doing what I love, which is hanging out with the people that matter to me.

Oh and I like changed 4 times. I never do this, but the heat was real today, and I felt like changing up the vibe. 

See you next year NYFWM, and until then I'll cherish the memories. ;)

My florals continue. 

Todd Snyder SS '17

Flash. Bam. Pop. 

Jumpsuit 

Double breasted whites.

I'll take one of each: backpack, sweater, the man.

Blonde

Moods.

Kellan and James seemed to have enjoyed it.

The blues brothers.

The blues brothers.

The red.

Title of Work by Jonathan Meizler

Bedazzle me.

The look.

I'm your biggest fan.

A quick meeting with the team.

Pink

He's the star of this show.

Soho sunsets

Had some fun with Pepsi at the installation in Soho as they look at love through history!

Thats a wrap!

New York Fashion Week Mens: Day 3

Uno, dos, tres!

Matiere got me even more merman.

Day 3 of Men's Fashion Week here in NYC started off with a bang, literally.

Nick Graham brought Havana nights to the runway, and got everyone's spirits roaring as we found ourselves at 550 Washington once again.

Today's standouts were for sure Matiere, Natuica, and Assembly NY. Anything nautical and I'm totally on board, and that was for sure the theme of a few collections. 

While there is still so much more to see, I'm calling it quits for the day as tomorrow is going to be very full. Plus the gym is calling, and I'm dog sitting this week, sooooooooo gotta do my thing.

Aye chica!

The nicest guy, Chad White

Pattern

Cuba we're coming 

So good!

Nick Graham and florals.

Accessories to complete the look

Kenneth Ning doing it up.

The other side of the coin.

Walking on water

John Elliot

No broken hearts

Assembly line

Cadillac

Now lets get into formation 

bright lights, big city

bright lights, big city

Rochambeau made things interesting 

Matiere brought new nautical 

Blues on whites on reds, America?

Nautica making a splash.

#babetown all around 

Loving the look

Betty

The Chad

Heading home

Yes, you are!

New York Fashion Week Mens: Day 2

Here we go again...

50 Shades of Blue: Lacoste, Zara Men, Teva

Day 2 started off very very busy, but as I like to say busy is a freaking lucky thing to be, so I jumped right back into the festivities.

Saw some more friends, saw some more cool clothes, and saw some of NYC along the way.

Decided to skip out on a few presentations and shows to get to the gym, see some of my frat brothers, and just do me for a little.

Photo journal day 2, here ya go!

Freedom

Black Lives Matter Protesters getting their message out there. 

Shinola Detroit had some bomb accessories. 

New Era doing it up.

Stampd was on point.

Black on black on sleeves.

New Republic brought the shoe game for the day.

Garciavelez gave me a lost world.

The West Village is just so freaking quaint.

Boy Bloggers

Lovedddddd Beyond The Closet

On to the next 

The standard Standard Hotel shot

Thanks bar III and The Dream Hotel for the hang session. Always good to see this gang.

Yes, that is a hot tub, and no, I didn't get in it...today.

My new favorite way to get a selfie and hide.

So grateful when work takes place just seconds from my own hood.

Thank you Uber for getting me around this week so easily!

Simon Miller was delicious from food to clothes, obsessed!

Some secret rooftop wall art.

Skipped out on some fashion stuff to see some of my favorite guys. #fratboys

This is work.

Work work work party with the dream team!

New York Fashion Week Mens: Day 1

Sooooo I'm most definitely back in NYC as the craziness of NYFWM '16 kicked off with a beyond busy day.

Hey, thats me! Shades Tom Ford and shirt Zara.

I have to admit, coming off the trail has been a bit of a culture shock, and being thrown back into all things men's fashion hasn't exactly helped, but I'm finding the joy in it, taking everything as it comes, and reminding myself how grateful I am to be a part of something I used to look up to for so long.

Color is in, prints are everywhere, and I'm loving the amount of florals I've been seeing. 

Brands are getting more creative with their presentations, which I appreciate as fashion should be about expression, and the models aren't clones of one another. More than anything I've enjoyed seeing some people, who I don't often get to see, and just having that human interaction. 

What can I say the trail has stayed with me in many ways.

All and all it has been a fun day, and I'm looking forwards to day 2!

Here is my photo journal breakdown of day 1. Make sure you scroll down, there will be boys in their underwear ;)

Good morning you sexy beast you!

UGG is doing some great simple things, and I'm obsessed with their team.

Life After Denim has solids on point.

America we can do better, and I know we will.

The Motley makes men's grooming so much easier.

Richer Poorer spoke my language.

I actually took the subway the entire day. The city heat is nothing after hiking through the desert.

Classics with Baldessarini

Highline!

Suit Supply. We'll take one of each.

Oh Soho

Trust falls and blues at Uri Minkoff

That view though.

Bench / Body X Cadet brought to you by hot guys in underwear. 

Johnston & Murphy, a personal favorite.

My dream team

Love me a badass chick, and Chapter delivered. 

Private Policy brought weirdness and fun.

Custom Suiting By Suitable

A suit is a true gentleman’s best friend.

At some point in your life you’re going to need to get dressed up. It's just one of those things in life that will happen. And if you're close to my age then you know these occasions are starting to happen more and more. Work, weddings, birthdays, and the list seems to go on and on.

The need for some proper "grown-up" clothes beckons upon you, and it’s no longer acceptable to wear jeans to everything.

If you’re a guy then this means you not only should, but must have a proper suit in your wardrobe. 

A classic and well-fitted suit is a staple every man should have waiting for him in his wardrobe. It not only makes you look the part at these inevitable and important life occasions, but also makes you feel more confident, put together, and walk with an extra little pep in your step.

Thus, I give you SUITABLE.

A modern made to fit, custom tailoring suiting company that delivers the gentleman’s modern essentials. Every piece is made with the most advanced technology and the highest consideration, so that everything doesn’t just look as if it was made for you, but actually is. There truly isn’t anything like being in a custom suit on the way to an event. You just feel like a movie star, and the best part is SUITABLE does it without breaking the bank.

Sure, you could go buy something off the rack, but even those pieces require tailoring, and if we’re speaking candidly, as I tend to do, then it just isn’t going to portray the same element of style, poise and sharpness.

The time will come when you need to throw on a suit, so make it even more effortless, and invest in yourself. A good suit will last you a long time, and keep you looking forever on point.

Head over to SUITABLEto check out all the looks, and build your custom suit today.

Happy suiting ya'll!

Posted on March 14, 2016 .

FCUK Holiday Style + Giveaway

As the holiday season swings into full effect, I'm stoked to not only show you how to dress the part, but host an awesome event at French Connection's Soho Store, where one lucky reader will receive $500 to shop at the event! 

All you have to do to enter to win is rsvp to rsvp@nylon.com, include my name in the subject line, and attend the event to claim your prize! 

I feel like Jewish Santa right now!

I've laid out 5 awesome looks that are head to toe French Connection. I hope you feel inspired, excited, and ready to go for this holiday season.



Look 1: Relaxed Cool 

Ryder Cable Knit Sweater | Black Slim Jeans |

Photo Cred: Anthony Deeying


Look 2: Sporty Chic

Magoo Cotton Polo | Formal Slim Jersey Trousers |

Photo Cred: Anthony Deeying


Look 3: Classic Casual

Melton Crombie Coat | 70's Poplin Connery | Black Slim Jeans |

Photo Cred: Anthony Deeying


Look 5: Urban Comfortable

Reed Melton Bomber Jacket | Washed Herringbone Tweed Trousers |

Photo Cred: Anthony Deeying


I'll see you this Thursday, December 10th at Soho French Connection from 6PM - 8:30PM, during which the entire store will be 40% off! Hot dang!

Location: 435 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Posted on March 14, 2016 .

Khaki Challenge Recap

Wearing khaki isn't necessarily hard, but making it look and feel different can pose a challenge.

Thus, I give you the 4 day khaki challenge.

DAY 1 - The Look: Button Down Shirt - Ralph Lauren | Sweater - Ben Sherman | Pants - Zara | Shoes - PUMA | Bracelet - Heart Happy

DAY 2 - The Look: Shirt - Urban Outfitters | Jacket - Uniqlo | Pants - Zara | Shoes - PUMA | Bracelet - Heart Happy

DAY 3 - The Look: Button Down Shirt - JACHS NY | Sweater - Ben Sherman | Pants - Zara | Shoes - PUMA | Bracelet - Heart Happy

DAY 4 - The Look: Sweater - Ben Sherman | Pants - Zara | Shoes - PUMA | Bracelet - Heart Happy

Shot by Anthony Deeying

Posted on March 14, 2016 .

DENIM | PUMA | SOLANGE

Because it's cool, she's cool, you're cool.

Shot by Anthony Deeying

The Look: Jacket & Jeans - AG| Shoes - PUMA | Bracelet - Heart Happy

I'm a huge fan of denim (in case you couldn't already tell). It's easy, versatile and can be dressed up or dressed down. Add a splash of color with some awesome kicks, and you've just taken your Canadian Tuxedo to a whole other level.


Posted on October 26, 2015 .

Pre-Fall Fashion

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Shot by Anthony Deeying

The Look: Sweater - Uniqlo | Denim - Levis | Boots - Polo | Bracelet - Heart Happy

As the seasons try to figure themselves out here in NYC, dressing becomes a little tricker.

A light sweater in a light color helps you stay warm, but not too warm. The same goes for these super cool distressed jeans. The holes help ventilate, add a bit of style, and keep you comfortable no matter the weather. Add an awesome desert boot, and you are ready to go no matter the temperature.

Posted on October 19, 2015 .

I Am Amsterdam

 

Shot by two of my best friends and an amazing photographers: Bianca Gochuico & Karen Chang

The Look: Jacket - Isaora | T-Shirt- Vince | Pants - AEO | Shoes - Nike | Shades - Ray Ban

It was another fun full day in Amsterdam.

The weather was even more temperamental today, so long layers were necessary. Black on black is pretty much cool everywhere, and especially here in Europe. Plus it makes getting dressed a little easier early in the am.

Day two complete, and now it's off to Nice!

Posted on August 25, 2015 and filed under Travel, Fashion.

Summer Style in Amsterdam

Shot by two of my best friends and an amazing photographers: Bianca Gochuico & Karen Chang

The Look: Sweater - JACHS NY | T-Shirt- Obey | Shorts - GAP | Shoes - Lacoste | Shades - Ray Ban

After waking up yesterday in Mykonos, then spending the day in Roma, I finally made it to two of my best friends (Bianca Karen) in Amsterdam. I must admit thats a pretty awesome day!

As I got ready for my first full day in Amsterdam, a city the three of us tried to get to 7 years earlier, but had every obstacle in our way, it felt super exciting to make it out into this very quaint city. 

This city itself is definitely beautiful, green and clean, but the weather is unpredictable. Thus, I grabbed one of my favorite summer staples and layered it up. 

Amsterdam totally delivered a fully loaded day, and I cannot wait for tomorrow!

Making Moves with Moti

Fashion is more fun with friends!

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Shot by the amazing Richard Fuertes

The Look: Button-Up & Jeans- Armani Exchange | Belt- Coach | Shoes - Mercanti Fiorentini

Meet Moti Ankari aka THE METRO MAN. He's one of my newer, more fashionable, and super sweet friends! I've always been a people person, so the fact that my job lets me meet new people all the time is a huge perk. An even bigger perk is when a real friendship emerges.

Moti and I tried on some of the latest gear from Armani Exchange’s summer collection. I have to say, I normally don't get dressed up so much for a casual look, but I felt like a baller in this navy and white ensemble. 

As you can tell we had quite the fun time, and looked as fresh as the pineapples on our shirts!

Posted on August 6, 2015 .

The Death of the Man-Bun and Bushy Beard

I hate to be the one to tell all those poor guys this, but the man bun and beard are dead.

Yes, for quite some time now we’ve seen dudes rocking more hair on their heads and faces than well, almost since we first became a species. Instagram accounts were created to worship this look, and guys everywhere were borrowing their girlfriend’s hair ties.

Lumbersexual saw a rise, and it looked like us urban folk had been living amongst the men of the woods. It started out pretty harmlessly, but then things went to the extreme. It was hair on hair on hair.

However, as summer approaches and dudes have finally gotten their hair long enough to keep it out of their faces, the fashion industry is going to make sure all those months and years of hard work, aka not doing anything, are destroyed.

I have been telling friends for a while now that summer 2015 will see the death of all the hair, but now it truly seems like it is coming to fruition, or rather the end.

As someone who works closely with many fashion influencers and insiders, I have been gifted the privilege of knowing what is happening behind the scenes, and the truth is, excessive hair has had its moment.

Yes, we’ve seen tons of advertising with this trend on main display, but like all trends, they must come to an end. The anit-cool cool look is slowly, but surely being phased out as we see more money being spent in fashion once again like in the 80’s, which was the heyday of pure beauty, glamour, and close shaves from face to toe.

Whether you realize it or not, the fashion industry subconsciously tells you how you want to look. I believe Meryl Streep’s character, Miranda Priestly, says it best in The Devil Wears Prada,  “that blue was picked out precisely for you.”  So as we head back into a chic age of fashion as a trend, not just a classic style, get ready to feel like you do in fact want to ditch all the hair.

I almost feel bad for all the guys, who finally found game because they could grow an oversized bush on their face, or experimented with some version of an undercut gone a wry, or just let pure laziness flow into a look.

Sure, long hair on specific people will always look amazing, and the same holds true for beards, but we’ve now reached the point in the journey where we must literally cut our loses, or gains in this respect, and feel the sun shine on that hairless head of yours.

To be honest, the main point I think so many men need to take away from this, is that yes, experimentation is part of fashion. However, finding your own personal style never goes out of style.

Posted on June 11, 2015 .

Floral Vibes

Florals are no longer just for the ladies.

Barrett wears AEO Blue & White Fern Printed Button Down, White Levis, Raybans & Daniel Wellington Watch.

Barrett wears AEO Blue & White Fern Printed Button Down, White Levis, Raybans & Daniel Wellington Watch.

Finding the right floral as a male can be difficult, but look for them in more masculine tones, appropriate fits and more leafy patterns.

Welcome to Summer 2015!

Shop the look at: http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product_details.jsp?productId=0153_9029_400&catId=cat6300043 (currently it is buy one, get one).

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Posted on May 21, 2015 .

Reasons 2(X)IST

2(X)IST is no longer just underwear. This brand has stepped up their game and is truly looking to dress you for all occasions, not just the bedroom. 

From underwear to outwear this brand is stepping up their game in a big way.

Barrett wears Horizon Tank and Speed 2.0 No Show Trunk

Barrett wears Horizon Tank and Speed 2.0 No Show Trunk

Barrett wears Horizon Tank and Navy Terry Shorts

Barrett wears Horizon Tank and Navy Terry Shorts

Barrett wears White lounge Short Sleeve Crew Neck and Navy Terry Shorts

Barrett wears White lounge Short Sleeve Crew Neck and Navy Terry Shorts

Head over to http://www.2xist.com and shop the looks now!

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Posted on April 27, 2015 .

Be Yourself to Free Yourself

The good hYOUman team slays kills it again.

A cutoff, black and it says "Be Yourself to Free Yourself." I'm pretty sure these guys made this one just for me.

Barrett wears Cut-off T by good hYOUman, Black AG Nomad Jeans, RayBan Shades, Ralph Lauren Boots

Barrett wears Cut-off T by good hYOUman, Black AG Nomad Jeans, RayBan Shades, Ralph Lauren Boots

A saying has never been truer. When you give into yourself, and be sublimely you, you become truly free and happy.

Check out good hYOUman: http://www.goodhyouman.com/

Posted on April 7, 2015 .