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Workout week concludes today, and I wanted to briefly once again touch on the subject of workout leggings for guys! I've long been a fan of compression pants, or workout leggings for guys. I think its the perfect solution for chilly mornings when you just want to stay warm on your way to the gym. Even in warm weather, leggings are a perfect choice as they are equally as breathable as they are warm, they work by keeping the cool or warmth in when needed.
Check out my favorite picks for leggings and don't be scared to rock those hard worked leg gains!
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Workout Week on the blog continues! A lot of my friends say they would never be caught dead in a tank top at the gym in fear of looking foolish, but I say what better cut toggle an allusion to a fitter body than a tank top? Every guy regardless of shape or size looks good in a slim tank top, its like scientific fact! Because of this, I like to wear tank tops in the gym.
Like the rest of my workout clothes, I like to show some form of style expression in what I wear to the gym. Tank tops now come in all sorts of colors & patterns, long gone are the boring black or white kind. Not only do they look great, but the technology used in tanks now are designed to keep you dry & cool during grueling workouts.
My particular favorite tank top is my Lululemon Metal Vent Tank. Tell me, what do you like to wear to the gym?
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It's fitness week on the site this week! Nothing makes me happier than a good workout under the belt first thing Monday morning. It almost kicks off my week in the best way possible. While in theory it sounds wonderful to wakeup and hit the gym, sometimes I struggle to get myself out of my bed. Between a stream of emails & an endless Instagram feed, I tend to lose my motivation before I even put my clothes on.
I find that the best way to get myself into the gym first thing in the morning is to seek out motivation that pushes me towards that workout. My motivation is always different, one day it could be a great new song that I'm really feeling, or a fitness Instagram page that motivates me to up my gym game. Regardless of what motivates me to get it done, I ALWAYS feel better afterwards.
So tell me, what gets you motivated to workout in the comments below. Also check out this great chest workout that I like to pump out every Monday.
- 8-10 Reps of Bench Press x 3 Sets
- 6-8 Reps of Incline Flyes x 4 Sets
- 8-10 Reps of Piston Presses x 4 Sets
- 6-8 Reps of Hammer Presses x 4 Sets
- 8-10 Reps of Svend Presses x 3 Sets
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As warmer days arrive, keep it comfortable & cool with pieces that are sophisticated & dependable. The pieces I'm sharing with you today are all timeless basics that will keep you covered this summer. My thought process when dressing for warmer weather is picking out clothes that are ideal for lazy days in search of a cool breeze. I tend to go with fabrics that breathe & don't weigh down on me, like light cotton. I'm all about relaxed cuts that don't make me feel like my clothes are a hindrance in my search of keeping it cool. While we can't stay in shorts & T's all summer, its essential to have a few shirts that you can keep in your closet for those summer nights. Let me know what you think of my style picks in the comments below.
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Some trends come and go, but certain pieces stand the test of time, a good denim jacket is a perfect example of this. I feel a denim jacket is timeless and when styled correctly can make any guy look sharp. Whether you’ve never worn one, or simply want to freshen up your denim style, the following five style tips are easy to adapt and exude an effortless chic.
I find a lot of guys fear denim jackets because as a society we have shunned wearing denim on denim. A great way to ensure you don’t commit this cardinal style sin is to don a denim jacket in a non-traditional color. I personally recommend purchasing a quality white denim jacket because it can be worn with any kind of bottom, even with denim!
An easy way to rock a denim jacket is to accessorize it with a scarf that takes the focus off of the jacket. I think this a great look for the weekend or any relaxed situation you may find yourself dressing for. Opt for a slimmer denim jacket cut a bit short to avoid having your clothes drown you in fabric.
Wear It As a Blazer
I particularly am fan of any look that mixes casual pieces with formal ones, that’s why I suggest replacing your blazer with a denim jacket. Whether you wear your denim jacket with a buttoned down vest (like the look pictured above) or simply with a loosely tied necktie with an oxford, a denim jacket is a nice alternative to a casual blazer that is sure to make your outfit turn heads in all the right ways.
This tip is for all my friends out there that live by wearing all black throughout the year. You can maintain your sartorial cool while breaking out of the norm by layering on a light wash denim jacket that doesn’t take away from your Parisian chic style.
Give It A Rock Star Edge
An interesting take on the denim jacket I’ve been seeing more of these days is the biker style denim jacket. It has the edge of a leather jacket without the thickness & warmth of one. I rather enjoy how the biker denim jacket incorporates the zippers & flair of its edgier sibling. Also, unless you live in perpetual cool weather, you’ll be able to wear the biker denim jacket more days out of the year then you would a leather jacket.
P.S. at $61, this ASOS Skinny Biker Jacket is a steal that would be hard to pass up on!
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Before I start today, I wanted to wish all of you guys a Happy New Year & apologize for slacking off during the holidays on the blog! I took the season to disconnect and put my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & website on the back-burner & concentrate solely on being present in the moment with friends & family! New Year, new start I say! So get ready for an exciting year & promise you this will be the best one yet on the site!
So over the holidays I saw a bunch of my friends either receive or gift themselves an Apple Watch. It really is no secret between my friends & I how much I’ve loved my watch since it launched last April, but my one gripe has always been its complete lack of individuality & pizazz. I know there are a multitude of colors & materials to choose from, but it really is hard to set yourself apart from the rest because chances are someone you know already has the same band.
Because of this dilemma I set out to find a unique & luxurious band that would make me proud to sport my Apple Watch while at an event or dinner out on the town. I stumbled upon The Strap Smith a couple of months ago and immediately fell in love. Creating custom leather watch straps from authentic leather handbags from the likes of Gucci, Louis Vuitton & Goyard, it was easy to see that this was my solution to my gadget conundrum.
Ultimately I chose a white LV Azur band with off white thread & a custom buckle. I was truly impressed how each band is hand made & stitched, meaning that the utmost attention to detail was used to create it. I highly recommend The Strap Smith to anyone out there looking for a unique & handmade band for their Apple Watch.
Recently I got the opportunity to have a private tour at the new Bonobos Guideshop in Houston's latest retail space, River Oaks District. Bonobos, an e-commerce-driven menswear shop, has brought to Houston an extension of their brand in the form a brick & mortar shop, but yet strays from tradition & provides a truly unique experience unlike any other. The second I walked through the doors I was greeted by my own Guide for the day, Bonobos version of a 'personal shopper.' Get this, every customer who walks in is assigned a Guide upon arrival, absolutely skipping the normal hassle of finding someone to help you out. The Guide is there to help you navigate through styles & fits to help you find the perfect item that works for you.
The space that Bonobos has created in Houston feels like a warm & relaxed hang out spot, which is accentuated by the plush sitting space & curated art on the walls. I felt at home & relaxed while trying to pick out the perfect outfit with my Guide. The store is filled with the wide range of Bonobos clothing & in every size, making it perfect for those of us who like to try on and experiment with different looks while shopping.
The uniqueness in this store lies within the fact that the Bonobos Guideshop is more of a physical fitting room to the Bonobos brand rather than a store. Unlike a regular store which is limited to whatever they have in stock at the moment, size & style preferences are more likely to be available as inventory is housed in a single location instead of spread across multiple stores. When it comes to purchasing, every item you pick is shipped free of charge with a quick turnaround. While this may be strange to some, I rather enjoyed knowing that I didn't have to worry about having that dreaded moment when I realize peeked my interested isn't available in my size! I could focus on trying anything on & having whatever I liked shipped to me.
I think every guy is happy to have Bonobos join the fold of the Houston's menswear scene. My morning at the Guideshop felt like hanging out with a new friend rather than being in a store with a salesperson. I left finding a complete outfit that fit like a glove & it all showed up at my door three days later. Guys who are skittish of retail shops will definitely enjoy this unique store. Next time you're at River Oaks District take the time to check out this great brand.
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