Is 90’s Fashion Back?

Retro fashion has been on the rise recently and here’s my interpretation of it.

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Shirt is from Moschino and the awesome part about it is that it’s REVERSIBLE!

Here’s the reverse side of the shirt

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Had to match things up with a Casio G-Shock watch for a even more retro feel.

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As for the shoes, can’t go wrong with Converse Allstar Chucks inspired by Superman! The colours of this shoe just blends well with the top!

The Saints have landed

So as some of my followers from Vancouver would know, the new section of Pacific Centre Mall has finally opened. It just so happens that one of my favourite brands has opened and that would be AllSaints! The London-based brand has now opened it’s 2nd store here in Canada and the first one being in Toronto. I love their classic Rock n’ Roll style, it has that bit of edginess in it without looking grungy. In my own words, I would call it “sophisticated streetwear”.

With this being said, for the first time in my blog, i’m doing a one-branded lookbook and I hope you guys would like it!

Just a tip for the guys, if you haven’t tried on a pair of skinny jeans from AllSaints, you’re missing out. You just have to try it for yourselves and see how awesome the cut and feel is. Every guy should have a go-to pair of denims and this one ranks pretty high up there. AllSaints know their stuff when it comes to a pair of skinny jeans. I’d also rock their leather jackets since its actually their main staple product but it’s still a bit hot right now but maybe in my future posts I would do one on it. For now though, I hope you guys like this look!

Vancouver Art Gallery Throwback

So here’s a bit of a throwback for you guys, a friend of mine recently acquired a new lens for her camera and she had asked me to be her test subject and to give her some pointers. Since i’m so nice and awesome, I obviously said yes (haha).

Here’s some of the shots! Enjoy!

Pocket Square is by Sebastian Cruz Couture

Socks are by Wits and Beaux

Shoes are by Allen Edmonds

Jacket by H&M

Watch was purchased on Ebay, it was a refurbished vintage watch!

Oregon Trip

So my Auntie and cousin from Vegas came on a spontaneous trip as usual and we have decided to go to Portland to visit the Grotto and the International Rose Test Garden. This was our second attempt at the International Rose Test Garden, because during our last visit, it was during the winter time and the roses were already all gone. This time around though we got lucky with our timing! Knowing the trip would involve some nice flowers, I wanted to compliment what I was wearing along with it! Here are some of the photos!

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Shirt: Stockhomme | Pants: David Bitton | Shoes: Cole Haan | Bag: Flyye Industries | Watch: Citizen

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Summer Whites

Summer’s here and it’s looking to be a real hot one! For the past few weeks the weather has been consistently hitting over 20 degrees and i’m loving it! This past May 22, I had to go for a friend’s Convocation and help take photos of her family as she celebrates her momentous day. As for me, I didn’t feel like wearing a full suit as i’m going to be taking photos and wanted more comfort and not to get too hot as well. I still wanted to dress up since it is not just a regular event.

So here’s what I did.

My first piece of inspiration was my white V Neck shirt from H&M then I worked my way down to my Club Monaco pants.

Since I have a whole white thing going on already I decided to add my white Ferragamo Shoes and added some other bright colors with my socks. (You know I always have to get funky with my socks).

I just have to praise Ferragamo for this awesome shoe of theirs, I love the logo it’s very simple and it doesn’t scream their brand, it just looks like a very nice emblem on the shoe. Super clean detail!

So while we got the shirt, shoes, socks and pants out of the way it was time to get on the suit, and since I noticed the blue emblem on the shoes, I decided to wear a blue suit to go along with it. This suit was part of a bespoke suit that was made for me by “Be Custom Suited” and the fit is just amazing! With all being said and done, I just added my white Ceramic Citizen Eco Drive watch to complete the whole outfit (I love my Eco Drive also since it runs on any source of light for power, no need for batteries and its not automatic so it’s not pricey also and not as bulky).

So there you go, my outfit for the day when I have to take photos but still want to dress up! haha!

Almost forgot, rockin my awesome pocket square also by Sebastian Cruz Couture!

Hope you guys like this post and please spread the word by sharing this around!

More to come!

Happy Air Max Day

Photo: Nike
Photo: Nike

Nike Air Max 1

“It’s a shoe that’s older than we are, but it remains handsome and relevant to this day. In 1987, Nike released the Air Max 1 – a piece of groundbreaking design, which, for the first time, gave consumers a view of the Air Sole unit that underpinned the comfort and performance of designer Tinker Hatfield’s celebrated Nike Airs. Yup, this was the birth of ‘visible air’, inspired by the architecture of Paris’ Pompidou Centre – a building that looks like it’s been sprung inside out, boasting inner workings that are visible through its exterior.” – from Asos.com

So here’s the inspiration

Paris Pompidou Centre
Paris Pompidou Centre

I just find it amazing how one architectural design influence another now iconic shoe design. The Air Max line of shoes by Nike has got to be one of the most reinvented sneaker line that I know of along with Chucks which is also owned by Nike.

With this being said, here’s a photo of my own Nike Air Max

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Ain’t it so cool? Haha!

Now here are some of the ones that I like from the world of Instagram

Bright red with geometric shapes!
Gotta have love for camo!
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Nice clean white with powder blue swoosh!
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Floral and Cork! Just an awesome and unexpected combination! I’d rock this anyday!
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Here’s a lady with quite a collection!
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MMMMM purple!!!
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Classic black and white!
Red and white paired with Marvel themed socks!
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Just an epic shot!
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Even the kids are on it!
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All white, super clean!
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Floral overload, but just WOW!
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Just the sheer contrast of colours. Nice!

As you can see, the influence alone of these shoes transcends gender and age! From the most muted designs to the brightest of colours even the use of different materials such as Cork! Nike Air Max has come a long way!

How about you, do you own a pair? Share your photo on the comments!

OOTD | Nature Everywhere

Waking up on a Friday morning and all I could see was this glorious bright sun! I feel so happy and energized! after all the horrible horrible rain Vancouver has been getting, there’s finally the light!
So with this, I thought i’d pay a tribute to our Mr. Sun and Mother Nature.

I started off with wearing a patterned t-shirt with a design that resembles the sun with its rays beaming out of it. From there I paired it off with another green patterned slacks (it was just something that I felt appropriate since I haven’t worn green for a while, yes, I’m weird like that). Since I had the whole earth and green thing happening already, I just decided to wear my green wooden watch and also my green jade ring. For my shoes I just wore my white and green chucks with a sock top (limited edition, from what I could remember).

So here are the photos!

The pants are actually longer than this, I just decided to fold them on the inside to make it look cropped just to show the hi-top shoes a bit more. Shirt is from Play Cloths
Watch is by WeWood
Pants by Club Monaco
Shoes by Converse

Guys, if you like what you see please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or suggestion. So i’ll know what type of content I should be adding.

Once again, i’m still getting used to my new equipment and there will be more to come and thanks to the guys from Samsung Canada for helping me out with getting this new NX1 mirrorless camera.

Shit its raining

Most of the people here in Vancouver can relate to this expression on a very regular basis. We don’t have the nickname “Raincouver” for it for a reason. Especially in this time of the year, we can experience a very generous amount of rain coming our way. This doesn’t mean that our sense of style and our rain gear should suffer. I notice that most people here in Vancouver stick to the very safe and simple black umbrella to protect themselves from the rain, but I have a solution for you.

“Merde Il Pleut” – Shit it’s raining (in French) umbrella

When life gives you lemons, you make lemon juice. So when it rains, why not make the best of the situation and throw in some sense of humour while you’re at it.

Why just stick to the norms of a black umbrella when you can make someone’s day with a funny yet still stylish and classy one.

The strong wood handle, wood shaft, ferrule, and wooden tips help prevent wind damage. I haven’t tested this guy against strong winds yet but with the feel of its construction I can say it stands a good chance of handling the occasional winds of Vancouver.

Let me just say, it does look good when matched with a pair of tan coloured shoes and brown belt because of the wooden accent on the umbrella. It just gives it a very vintage yet modern feel.

So the next time you buy an umbrella for yourself or even as a gift for someone you might want to consider this umbrella. I got this at Kent Street Apparel which is a Vancouver based online store.

If you guys like these kinds of content please leave a message. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Ramir

The vest in the west

So fall is now here and there’s no escaping it. Cold weather is upon us bit if you are not in the mood to wear a big overcoat just quite yet and want to stick to just wearing your suit jacket, adding a vest usually does the job. It helps with keeping you warm without adding much bulk to your outfit. It doesn’t hurt either that having a 3 piece suit outfit looks classy. When you’re outside you’ll be warm enough and if you’re indoors and find that it’s a bit hot, then you can just take out your jacket and still look styling with your vest. Never forget one of my favourite accessory to any outfit as well, the socks!

Fedora for a bad hair day

This line is often uttered by women “bad hair day” but us guys have it as well. I encounter it more often than not especially when I haven’t gone to the barbers for a while and my curly hair gets way too unruly. Here’s the quickest and most often used trick to compensate for the dreaded bad hair day, wear a hat! If you want to do it in style though, you can’t just wear any snapback or hat, you want to add some flare to it so why not use a fedora?

This whole outfit was inspired by the first fedora I could get my hands on in my room (lazy, I know, but I like to live dangerously). I slowly worked my way down which led me to my trusty black v-neck shirt (you could never go wrong with a plain v-neck). Black leather belt with a nice simple metallic accent from Danier Leather and black pants from Zara. I shortly realized that I was just wearing all black and someone might think i’m going to someone’s funeral or I turned gothic all of a sudden (nothing wrong with goths and nothing wrong with all black, but It’s still sunny and I still want some color also so how do I make up for it? Socks!!! I gotta have some fun and add color to this ensemble so I went with a puzzle patterned sock and partnered it with some classic style Cole-Haans. To tie-up the whole outfit together, I added one of my favorite suit jacket from Sisley. I just love how it adds some “umph” to the simple yet strong ensemble I have put together.

As you can see from the last photo, my hair was a mess, haha, but it’s ok since I have my fedora 😉

Here’s the round up for the items used in this outfit

  • Fedora – no brand
  • V-Neck Shirt – Zara
  • Suit Jacket – Sisley
  • Belt – Danier Leather
  • Pants – Zara
  • Socks – can’t remember
  • Shoes – Cole Haan

So always remember, it’s not the end of the day if your hair isn’t cooperating or you’re too lazy to fix your hair, you can always style it up with a fedora.

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