Let’s face it, most days I’d say I’m lucky if I have enough time to brush a comb through my hair and make it out the door. There are however three things I use every morning that I refuse to skip. THEY ARE A MUST! Read all about the three things I do every morning without fail.Read More
Besides our shoes, belts, bracelets and wallets, we dont have a lot of options as men to add a final touch to our look that showcases our personality. Whether you like to stack a few bracelets together or keep it simple wearing just one, a bracelet is the easiest way to add some edge to your outfit without committing too much.
Check out which are my three favorite brass bracelets after the link!Read More
Lately I've been seeing a trend that I can't say I hate & that is jogger pants. Joggers are cuffed trousers that kind of resemble something your father could have worn back in the 80s. The thing I love most about them is that they're extremely comfortable & versatile enough to be worn to just about anywhere. To describe them, think about the cross between a casual pant & sweats, simple enough to wear on the daily, but can be dressed up for a night on the town.
While I don't advise wearing the sweat pant variety of joggers out of the gym or the comfort of your home, a pair like these Industrie Clothing Los Alamos Pant is perfect for casual occasions. They're made out of a cotton material so they're extra soft! I personally like styling it with a plain v-neck & some dope sneakers.
You can style joggers with just about style of look, kind of like their pant relative the Chino. Joggers give you the best of both worlds from streetwear & menswear, so tell me, would you rock this current trend?
There is nothing that excites me more than to discover a new Sunday brunch spot. There is something about Sunday brunch that makes it my favorite meal of the week, maybe its the mimosas or the promise of breakfast until 3p.m., but its the only lunch I look forward to all week!
This weekend while walking around Toorak, the Beverly Hills of Melbourne, I was recommended by a friendly barista to check out The Stables at Como for brunch. This cafe + lunch spot is on the grounds of the historic Como House & Grounds, dating back 160 years. The restaurant itself was built into one of the stables on the grounds, creating a perfect little hideaway for lunch nestled within the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. I figured it was the perfect spot to stop & take a few pictures of my outfit & to feature my newest Tom Ford purchase.
While usually I'm dressed in some sort of bright color, this morning I woke up with the feeling of sporting a very monochrome look - black & white everything. Recently I purchased these Tom Ford sneakers from my favorite store, Harrold's, which I was eager to shoot from the second I walked out of the store. I paired the Tom Ford Russel Velvet High-Top black sneakers with a Rag & Bone skinny black jean & a ONETSHIRT statement tee, to showcase the simplicity & luxury of the shoe. I think the black & white motif pops against the lush gardens on the grounds. The shirt I'm wearing is part of the FASHIONISTAS collection for ONETSHIRT by Michael Roberts. I picked it out because the cool drawing of Marc Jacobs, but the collection has other fashionistas like Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld & others.
So what do you think of this casual look for a Sunday Sunday? What are some of your favorite brunch spots?
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Last night I was invited to attend a party for the Australian opening night of the film, Fifty Shades of Grey. The venue could have not have been more conducive for a spectacular night, overlooking the Melbourne skyline at The Emerson Hotel at sunset has truly been one of the most picturesque moments I've had since moving here.
As the dress code was 'Hampton's Chic' I decided to bust out my new light blue Tom Ford TF004 slim cut jeans. Being a guy with athletic legs, I've never had jeans that fit me so perfectly throughout the leg. The second that I tried them on I instinctively knew that I had found those magical jeans, the ones that fit perfectly. I paired the jeans with a simple Zegna white shirt, Tom Ford bowtie & Christian Louboutin loafers. My personal favorite part of my outfit was my vintage fisherman's rope belt which fit in perfectly with the theme.
I'm very excited to check out the film tonight & see how such a controversial book was translated onto the silver screen. Are you looking forward to seeing the film? Let me know what you think!
During the summer, your sunglasses can be your savior from the sun while making you look cool & collected. Haven't you even seen someone who has just the perfect pair of sunglasses that just makes them look ten times better? While some sunglass shapes are tough for every face type, the following four classic shapes can work well for just about everyone. Time & time again the shapes of these four styles have proven to be classics. From stylish aviators to big, dark & oversized frames, these four picks are some must haves to add to your sunglasses collection. Also check out the many other styles at MrPorter.com for a wider variety of sunglasses.
The aviator has long been a classic staple for must-have sunglasses. Rocked by Tom Cruise to Robert Redford, the aviator is a favorite among many. While most rock the traditional Ray Ban style, switch it up by getting a modern incarnation of this classic frame, like these Gucci Bamboo Aviators.
Lets face it, sometimes you just need an oversized pair of sunglasses. They can hide anything from a long night to intense sun rays by the pool. These Tom Ford Ace Sunglasses are my personal favorite as their shape is unique & not too overbearing.
Just like the aviator, Persol the eponymous brand & frame, is a must-have by any fashionable guy. Made iconic by the king of cool, Steve McQueen, a pair of Persol's will definitely get everyones attention, especially these Steve McQueen Folding Acetate pair. These are a great pair of everyday sunglasses that are timeless & have a touch of cool.
Flat Top Frames
Frames with a flat top are the ubiquitous style that almost anyone can rock. The shape is just flattering to every face shape. Flat topped frames are almost always seen by rock & roll royalty as why I picked these Alexander McQueen Square Sunglasses. No one will want to mess with you with the cool accent on the side of the iconic McQueen skull
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They say whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas; but when have I ever been one to follow the rules though? Last week I showed you what I packed for Vegas so today I'm sharing with you my trip & experiences over the last four days in Sin City. Going somewhere for the first time is always exciting because everything you see is completely brand new. While there are a few cities like NYC & LA that I love visiting frequently, it was great to fly off to somewhere completely unknown to me.
I take back any complaint I have ever made of Texas weather, the heat index in Vegas was as high as 110° during our four day stay! While the weather was perfect for laying out & getting some color, I can't say it was ideal for walking around. Luckily, we stayed at Planet Hollywood right on the strip so everything was within a walking distance.
A few of the sights I saw completely blew me away; the view from the Stratosphere was breathtaking, who knew Vegas was such a big city? Between gambling & going out at night, I was able to sneak in a little shopping time at City Center! It would be impossible to walk past Tom Ford & not stop in. There were plenty of stores to check out & not enough time! The Bellagio was my favorite spot to lay out during our stay because it was less crowded than the countless pool parties being thrown at almost every other resort.
A highlight of the trip was our last night in Vegas. We dined at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Paris, Paris which over looked the strip inside of the replica Eiffel Tower. After a 5 star dinner we had a quick change to walk across the street for the Iggy Azalea concert at the Cosmopolitan. The venue was perfect, poolside on the third floor overlooking the strip. When I come back (which I will hopefully soon) I will definitely have to stay at the Cosmo, the look inside was sleek, modern & very trendy.
All in all Vegas was a blast. It was great to get away from a few days & indulge a little bit. Plenty of memories were made & a new city has been ticked off my list of places to visit. I have to admit I'm more of a relax by the beach kind of guy, but it was great to breakout of my comfort level & have some fun.
After spending four days eating, drinking & gambling, it will be a nice change of pace next week when I jet off to Cabo San Lucas for some much appreciated rest & relaxation. Cabo has to hands down be my favorite Mexican beach destination! Like always, make sure to follow me on Instagram to get updates while on my trip!
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From midnight blue tuxedos to coat and tails, last nights Met Gala brought back an essence of class to menswear on the red carpet. While usually red carpets are quite tame in respect to the men's suit choices, last night was surely a break from the norm. I mean it's not very often you see celebrities walking down the carpet with tails, white bow ties and pocket watches. While the dress code for men entailed 'White Tie', a few notable attendees like Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Dancy broke the protocol. Regardless, the following few gentleman made more people pay attention to the guys choice of outfits than usual, which becomes difficult in an event where the women run the carpet.
Ryan Reynolds in a Blue Velvet Tuxedo by Gucci / Tom Ford in Tom Ford
Eddie Redmayne in Burberry / David Beckham in Ralph Lauren
Andy Cohen in Ralph Lauren / Hugh Dancy in Prada
The long summer days are almost upon us, bringing plenty of days spent outdoors by a pool or on a patio with a drink. Along with your other must haves; the perfect bathing suit, large waterproof beach bag, SP45 and other essential items, one thing that should be in your summer arsenal this year are a pair of acetate sunglasses. Everyone from Tom Ford to Ray Ban has jumped on this hot trend. With trips to the West Coast being planned or other beach locals, it's never too early to find your favorite pair of sunglasses for the summer. While some people may scoff at the idea of wearing an accessory made out of material most known for platform shoes, let's get one thing straight; Tom Ford knows best. The Leo Acetate sunglasses from his eponymous brand is my personal pick on how to rock the acetate trend, made almost in a tortoise shell design. Among Ford's Leo, the following are other perfect alternatives.
Spring is the perfect time to get away. Temperatures begin to rise and the days are longer, making it the best time to book a flight out to a sunny destination. While LA may not be the most exotic or far-off-locale, I've been looking forward to a weekend getaway for a few weeks now to the West Coast. I've always been a light packer and am kind of proud of never packing more than I need. I don't know if its because of my OCD tendencies or fear of checking my luggage resulting in having all my clothing lost, but I've always figured out a way to pack for a weekend trip into just one carryon luggage piece.
Because most of my weekend trips I travel with simply one small suitcase, it can get difficult to pack all of my grooming products with me. Size and usefulness become vital in deciding what to pack into my dopp kit for the weekend. The following products are some of my must haves and TSA friendly grooming essentials to bring along with me on any trip. I leave products like shampoo, conditioner and body wash at home since every hotel is stocked with them.
Travel Pro Tip: the Game Day Energizing Facial Tonic is a useful spray that immediately upon using leaves your face hydrated and refreshed. Spray some on right as you land to recharge and refresh your face with a little boost, making you look perfect as you arrive to your final destination.