Saturday, February 23, 2013

Style in the Wild: [Video Interview] with The Huffington Post

At the Harlem's Fashion Row Movement Runway Show at the historic Apollo Theater during New York Fashion Week, I was approached by Julee Wilson, Style and Beauty Editor for Black Voices for The Huffington Post to be interviewed about my personal style. You just don't say no to the Huffington Post (lol). Honored to be selected for their mini series on Style and the Wild. Check it out here

Outfit Breakdown:

Wide brim fedora: Hat shop- $50.00
Circular frame glasses: Street vendor $5.00
Safari Suit: Brooklyn Beacon's Closet- $27.00
Suit Tailoring: (Tailor) Carl Uylsses- $75.00
Bandanna Scarf: Topman- $10.00
T-Shirt: Old Navy- $9.99
Samsonite Portfolio: Guvnors vintage shop- $25.00
Ben Sherman peep hole gloves: Century 21- $34.99
Two-Tone Wingtips: Aldo- $110.00 

"Doesn't cost a lot of money to have a great sense of personal style"- Harrison T. Crite 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Male Street Style: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week February 2013

For the past three seasons of MBFWThe X-Stylez Blog has been capturing male street style at New York's Lincoln CenterThere are only two times a year where men in NYC are able to set the tone for the next season's latest fashions on a platform as big as fashion week itself. Although the shows in the tents this season predict Fall/ Winter 2013 fashions, the street style was on trend for now. If you were an X-Stylez Man on the move in NYC during fashion week, you had a couple of elements to accompany your personal style. Not only was your ensemble one that turned heads and begged for a photo-op, but you set the predicted fashion forecast for the coming months accompanied with outerwearfashion lids (hats), a go-to bag, and stylish shoes!
Outerwear// In times of inclement weather your outerwear becomes your outfit. When layering, often times it becomes a bit much after making it to your destination to get fully undressed. In these times it's acceptable to leave on your winter accessories--- that is if they're stylish of course. The gentlemen of MBFW created superior style statements... take a look:

Fashion Lids// Your lid is the brain of the outfit. It sets the stage for the other components to showcase. A classic staple that is one of my personal favorites is the wide brim fedora and this fashion week the gents agreed!

The Go-To Bag// It's almost impossible not to carry a bag these days unless your day is very short. But for the average fellow our "Go-To" is just as, if not more essential than our ensemble. A nice bag will turn the simplest outfit into effortless style. A good winter bag forecast consists of canvas backpacks, male portfolios (fashion clutches), briefcases, weekend duffles, and shoulder strap totes with leather accents.


Stylish Shoes//  For most of us men, we get dressed from the shoe up. Women know a man with a nice pair of shoes has great taste. Great taste for this season consists of combat boots, patterned slippers, oxfords, wingtips, sporty sneakers and dress loafers.

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