Ralph Lauren's Latest Trend: Customization

I've always loved Ralph Lauren. I grew up wearing the brand, and even had their bedding covered in the iconic RL bear as a kid. 

The brands classic American style always hits the mark, and I feel like everyone I know has some sort of connection to Ralph Lauren.

The brand has recently stepped up their style game, and now lets customers personalize sweaters 100%. You get to pick the color, logo, details, and even add something to the back. You can make yours by clicking here.

Check out my customized Ralph Lauren sweater below! I freakin love it!

Click here to make your own sweater today!

Posted on January 10, 2018 .

Winter Is Coming: Are You Ready?

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As the leaves fall and the seasons begin to change, I'm making sure I'm fully prepared for my least favorite season, winter, and Zappos + Ugg have got me covered. 

There's something romantic about snow, being cozied up inside, and layers, but more often than not the romance is short lived, and I find myself not excited to leave my apartment.

However, I've found a few ways to make the winter more fun.

One of those ways is to gear up in fashion forward winter ready pieces like these classic black Ugg Magnusson Boots, which thanks to one of my favorites, Zappos, were at my apartment in 24 hours. 

Ugg has really stepped up their shoe game as these Magnussons aren't just stylish, they're waterproof and perfect for any guy who isn't afraid to get his feet a little dirty, aka yours truly! Add to the fact that the Magnusson isn't your normal ugly bulky winter shoe, but rather a sleek and stylish boot that can stand up to the elements, and I knew I found myself a new favorite with this innovative Ugg! As most of you know, I find myself in all types of situations, so to find a shoe that is able to go from the outdoors to a holiday event really makes my life a lot easier.

And ease is key when it comes to living a life like mine, which is why I am such a fan of ZapposZappos is seriously the best when it comes to finding a huge range of shoes, stellar customer service, and the fact Zappos offer things like a 365 day return policy are perfect for my world-traveler lifestyle. 

Whether you're in the market for new shoes, just looking to browse Ugg's new awesome style, or like me know need another reason to look forward to winter, zappos.com has got your back.

Winter is coming, are you ready?

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Posted on December 8, 2017 .

Booting It Up For Fall With Zappos X Steve Madden

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Fall is definitely here!

After being in South East Asia for 3 months and gone from from my beloved NYC, I found myself in the middle of fall with nothing but summer clothes. My experience was beyond amazing, but there’s nothing like returning home, especially to New York when the leaves are changing, sweaters are necessary, and a stylish pair of boots becomes a wardrobe staple.

I knew I wanted new boots, but I wasn’t exactly sure what brand or style I wanted, so I turned to Zappos to help me narrow my search. With just a few clicks I found myself searching through Steve Madden’s wide range of boots and styles. After finding Steve Madden’s Paterson Boots, I knew I had found a winner. They’re cool, edgy, and clean. Beyond all of that, the Paterson Boots are the perfect addition to step up anyone’s style game.

With just a few more clicks I had managed to use Zappos world class customer service to figure out exactly what size I needed as I had never ordered a pair of Steve Madden shoes before, and we all know sizes vary depending on the brand. My Zappos customer service rep was amazing, and made sure that everything was all set before reminding me that there’s a free return policy, which I luckily didn’t need.

I used Zappos next day shipping service to get my Steve Madden shoes quick. The next day I was wandering around NYC perfectly suited for fall. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe must have, or just looking to add another pair of fresh kicks to your closet Zappos is the perfect place to check off all your shoe dreams.

Head over to zappos.com now to browse through their endless styles and options!

Posted on December 8, 2017 .

Swoveralls: Sweats + Overalls

A new kind of style brought to you by The Great Fantastic. These premium, comfy, and stylish bad boys are the glorious proliferation of sweats and overalls.

These limited edition must haves are available on amazon.com or by clicking the button below. Don't forget to use promo code: BARRETT1 for 10% off! 

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I'm wearing a large. The adjustable straps do all the work!

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You're welcome.

P.S. A percentage of net profits are donated to Urban Pathways and The Israel Lacrosse Association.

Posted on October 16, 2017 .

Denim For Days

I love a good Canadian tuxedo.

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Posted on October 13, 2017 .

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.