Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

As this year set off, one of my goals is to do more videos for my channel and write more in my blog. Here is on of the new video series I’m doing, just changing up the way I do vlogs. I like to shoot while I travel around the country talking at colleges or cons, but while I’m in town, I feel a little silly just shooting my regular, everyday life… So I came up with the idea to just do some highlights with things I’ve really liked in the last month.

Now, I’m a shopper… So I buy things, maybe too many things throughout the month. But I figure, the things I like, I’ll let you all know about it. But besides shopping, there are other things I fall in love with, movies, books… socks! I don’t know, just a fun way to look at life I guess and chill way for me to look back at the last month. Also, it’s not just all about me, I hope anyone out there reading or watching, leave me suggestions for new things to try out because I have to admit that I am infinitely curious and love to try new things or discover classic things. Anyhow, here’s the first episode… This is what I dug in January.

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It’s Fall and I decided to write a new Fashion Sense Blog and today I’m talking about the “Pocket Knife.” I’m sure there are a bunch of you out there that are thinking, what exactly does pocket knives, or any knives for that matter, have to do with fashion! Well, as I am a guy, and I dedicate this part of my blog to “guy” fashion, the pocket knife is actually something that can fall in the realm of what we (or at least I) deem as fashion. First, as I’ve said before, as men’s fashion doesn’t have all the levels of what women fashion has, I tend to find myself always playing in the accessory world, it’s a place that we as guys can be more expressive of who we are. And like watches can be seen as functional jewelry to us, as can pocket knives be seen as functional accessories…

Now maybe it’s because I ride motorcycles and bicycles or just because I’m a boy! But I’ve always liked pocket knives and tools, I think it’s just in our DNA. It’s always great to know you have some tools with you just in case something goes down… even if it’s just having a handy bottle opener on you. (Truthfully, probably what I’ve use most with mine.)

Now the above pictures are some from my personnel collection, but let’s talk about brands. First and foremost, I love Leatherman. I grew up on television and movie sets and crew members who I would hang out with always had a Leatherman on their hip. They are kinda like the Swiss Army knives we all grew up with. I actually have grown fond of those again, recently. Swiss Army opened a store in the Beverly Center and I found myself in there a few times browsing to see what pocketable pieces of coolness they have to offer. They have a bunch of new things that cross into the tech world, like pocket knives with jump drives or mp3 players. But as far as a great tool, I still love my Leatherman.

What makes these knives fashionable is the fact that you can wear them. If you catch me around LA, I’ll almost always have a knife on me. I love the way it looks popping it’s head out my denim pocket, I use the Leatherman Skeletool. Or if I don’t want to roll with a full size knife, I’ll have my Leatherman Squirt hanging of my carabiner. Don’t sleep on the size of that mini Leatherman, a guy told me he hiked all the way to Canada and back with that being the only tool he brought with him and there wasn’t anything he encountered that the Squirt couldn’t handle.

So… that’s my take, I love them, an accessory that every guy should have, either on him or at least in the car. If you find a cool one, you can show it off by wearing it. But sooner or later, something is going to happen and you and the people you’re with, will be glad that you’re “that guy” who was carrying a pocket knife.

So I haven’t posted a fashion blog in awhile but we’re in the middle of summer and I had to post this. Recently I fell in love with packable jacket, it the ideal hoodie or jacket for these summer months. I bought my first one this year at the Columbia store (shout out to Lori! thanks for hooking me up!) The great thing about jackets like this are they are light weight, all you really need for summer, as I’ve been traveling around in places like Tampa, a little rain may fall and they’re perfect for a light rain coat too. Now the other great thing is when you’re not using them it folds down into its one pocket! If you see me walking around LA, you’ll probably catch me with one of my jackets hooked on the carabiner on my hip, ready to come out when the times right. Just a little piece of cool, functional fashion…

Just a little fashion tip for the fellas…

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Collar Shirts…

Posted: March 25, 2013 in Fashion Sense
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I was just thinking… How many days can I go in a row wearing collar shirts instead of a t-shirt? It’s like, when I walk around LA everyone is so casual… it’s like everyone is wearing t-shirts and jeans… I’m talking EVERYBODY! (I’m really talking about guys) I just feel, now as a grown up I want to get my shirt game up, I don’t want to be so casual and informal about life… I want to be able to dress up a little more in life, without having to do it for some event or what not.

I look at pictures from the past of people that I look up to and see them in their everyday life and I see all this great fashion and look, whether it be skinny ties and tailored suits of the Rat Pack or just the simple elegance of Cary Grant. Even just looking at pictures from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s… they are just great images of a fashionable American Culture. I fear we’ll look back on this time as a whole generation walking around in somewhat witty graphic t-shirts and over priced denim.

I just want to look better than that… or maybe I’m just growing up.

So headphones have been in style for awhile now… From the picture, you can probably see I have a bunch. Why do I have a lot of them? The real reason is… there is no reason. It’s funny, I love accessories, as I’m sure a bunch of guys do, yet we don’t have a lot of things to buy. You shouldn’t O.D. on jewelry, though some of us do. You can only buy so many belts and scarfs (which you can’t wear that often) and sometime we just find something new that comes into fashion and we end up buying them, maybe more then we need to sometimes. Sure, yeah, they’re functional, we all have smart phones these days and we can use them but… I definitely don’t use them as much as they’re price tags would make you think you would. Ok… If you’re from New York or a metropolitan city, and you spend your time trooping around town on and off buses and trains… yeah, then I think it’s all worth it… But I live in LA, I spend my time trooping around town in the atmosphere and privacy of my car (which has a better stereo system then any headphones) and find my self rarely using my expensive trendy headphon
All that being said, I’ll give you a quick review on the favoriteones I have:es. When I get home, again, I have a great home stereo system and never put on these damned headphones… So, when do I use them? When I’m working out at the gym, sometimes when I’m getting into a zone before an audition, when I’m playing poker (to look cool and look like a pro) and they spend most the time chilling in my house looking cool by themselves. Certainly I use them enough to have one pair, but the I admit, I’m O.D.ing a bit having the four or five pairs I currently have.

Beats by Dre: Sound is good, a lot of bass, great for hip hop, the most popular of all headphones right now, (matter fact mine got stolen from a valet) yet, for some reason they feel cheap. Come to think of it, the ear part fell apart a few times and I had to put them pack in myself.

V-Moda: I really love these headphones, great sound, even more important, they have a great feel, they are well made, just feel solid. Plus they give you a bunch of stuff. A hard carrying case and even extra headphone chords. Also, their cords are wrapped in nylon material, which I prefer to rubber.

Skull Candy Aviators: Very cool retro looking headphones, also great sound, not as bass drivin as the the Beats, but a real clean sound. I love the look, yet I would never work out in them, also cord isn’t removable like the other headphones, could easily get damaged.

That’s what I think, you probably only need one pair of really dope headphones, I should hook my brothers or cousins with the extras I have… Sometimes it’s trial and era when you’r trying look good.

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So lately I’ve been loving Swatches! Yeah, Swatch watches! About a year ago or so I saw a Swatch store in the mall and ended up walking into it, I was wondering who wears Swatches anymore. But upon walking in the store, it all took me back to junior high when all I wanted in the world was the Swatch watch with the mirror face, just so I can show it off at school on Monday… They didn’t have that watch anymore but I did walk out with a dope piece. The deal is this, I have other watches and some pretty expensive, but Swatches are fun and you can collect them without going broke! Their style is still dope… and it has Swiss timing, which is still great quality for watches. They got crazy colors as well as designs done by popular artist. And my favorite gift to give today is a Swatch… It’s not too expensive of a gift and in the end it’s a watch. I love when people wearing their Rolex’s and Tag’s and look at me when I’m wearing one of my Swatches and they’re like, “What kind of watch is that?” and when I tell them it’s a Swatch, they bug out.