December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
I KNOW that the song and the correct spelling is chameleon, but it was fun singing it this way!
Regardless, the latest massive trend infiltrating our closets is the quintessential pattern: Camouflage.
The most commonly known pattern is the US Woodlands. It’s a 4-color pattern that provides a good, general purpose camouflage for temperate and tropical environments and it’s the most popular,recognizable and widely used camouflage in the world. There has been an incidence that in times of war, this pattern comes back into style.
Well, it’s back now! Whether it’s a throwback to the 90’s or related to any conflicts, I honestly don’t know. What I do know is that designers everywhere are embracing it and it is slowly creeping up on us in every form possible!
My advice would be to try to own as much camo as possible, but NEVER, and I say NEVER use it all together. You are probably not in the armed forces and you don’t need to blend into your surroundings.
Let’s start from the top.
Beanies are not for everyone, some people can pull them off and look amazing and some just look like they’re walking around with a condom on their head. This one from Carhartt is pretty cool and will keep you warm these winter months.
If you’re more of a snapbacks kinda guy, then this is the one for you. Obey always has some pretty nice caps and this one combining the graphic with the pattern is just really cool.
Or this 5 panel cap from Billionaire Boys Club
If you feel like you want something with a bigger statement, you could try a jacket or shirt. The Camo Utility Shirt from HUF would probably look awesome with some nice pants and button down shirt.
Or you could try a nice jumper from Billionaire Boys Club that also has the added touch of the badge detail in the chest.
If you don’t like THAT much pattern, you could also go for something simple like a plain white tee with a graphic printed in camp like this 10th anniversary tee from A Bathing Ape x YOYO featuring a combination of their logos. I would say it’s a nice way of keeping up with the trend but not going overboard.
Or you could also do a type of color blocked shirt. I love those and I LOVE this one so much. I really want to own it. I left it for last cause I think it’s definitely the coolest. This one from Kith Blue Label is featured in the usual woodland camo and a winter camo. Both are pretty awesome.
So let’s go to pants. I actually haven’t seen that many camo pants that I like. This being the more traditional of garments to be done and worn with the camouflage pattern. I feel that for the pant to really look cool, there has to be something different or special about it.
Again, Kith stands out here! They have these Red Label shorts that could look awesome with a simple tee and some vans. They have a great fit and a nice cuff at the bottom which just sold me on them.
They also have these from their Blue Label. called the Mercer Pant they have a nice black elastic band at the bottom giving it a cool tapered effect.
You can get all these Kith pieces here.
If you’re more of a Dockers kinda guy, they also jumped on the camouflage bandwagon. It has a slimmer fit and some cool pops of orange to add to it. They are being sold at Urban Outfitters
My personal favorite – and the ones I actually own – are these Camo Motocross hybrid from Zara.
Here comes the fun part: Shoes! Designers have really taken to using this pattern in all types of shoes, from sneakers to boots to dress shoes. Here are some of my favorites.
Starting off is this collaboration between Ronnie Fieg and Dr Martens. It’s like a wingtip boot with a mix between leather and camouflage. Beautiful.
This collaboration produced what is probably my favorite shoe here: the Brogue Wingtip Shoe. The mix of the camouflage with the black suede looks so classy and cool. They probably would look awesome with jeans and will look so chic with trousers.
You can get them both from Kith.
I’m also a big fan of Clarks shoes. These 2 products are from the hybrid collection.
If you are more of a sneaker head or feel like this pattern is too much for a dress shoe or boot, here are some pretty cool options.
The first one is another collaboration, this one between Supra and Mobb Deep. It’s Supra’s Bandit style updated with the trendiest pattern now.
Or you could get these Nike SB Stefan Janoski Low in the camo colorway which are super comfortable and give you that skater/street style look and I’m dying to get them!
If I still haven’t convinced you that camouflage is this years pattern, here are some accessories, unexpected things, celebrities and ME wearing it.
Very traditional Timex Camper watch in camp
There’s also this option from Nixon in collaboration with Colette
Maybe you need an umbrella by Maharishi x London Undercover
You will definitely need a suitcase for your travels! (by masterpiece)
Or perhaps a Disaronno bottle with a leather sleeve bag designed by Maharishi and Bagjack. Cause you definitely should try to make your alcohol blend in with the surroundings! Although its pretty cool that it includes a pocket with waterproof zipper, another pocket for business cards, and more pockets with a pencil from Faber Castell, a Parker pen and a 24-carat gold-plated waterproof USB stick.
And if you really wanna drive around UNNOTICED, you should go for this paint job.
You can look at Rihanna (she really wears it well!)
Or some stylish men I’ve seen online
See if you can make this trend work for you.
My good friend, fellow blogger and former GQ coworker, Saul is also wearing the Zara Motocross Trousers and ALSO posted about it today on his blog TRENDSTYLED! Go check him out!
I made it work for me:
August 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was back-to-school shopping. I’d get to go with my mom and sister to buy new shoes, notebooks, books clothes (although that was boring cause it was always the same old boring, catholic school uniform) and, my favorite, book bags.
I remember one year that I wanted this kinda expensive crossbody, bright orange bag and my mom got it for me and I just felt SO cool. Mind you, It was the early 2000’s!
Anyway, since I’m out of school I technically don’t need a bag but due to the fact that I currently live in Brooklyn and spend a lot of time in Manhattan, I like to have some things with me at all times so a bag is the perfect carryall.
Here are some bags that I think are pretty nice and would probably be the coolest backpack in school.
Let’s start with the one that I think is my favorite right now. I am so in love with this backpack. The shape, the colors, the materials are just awesome. Here in a simple beige-y color, this bag from Haerfest Collection is just gorgeous.
Another really cool back is this Y-3 Nomad backpack. It has a very defined shape and the color blocking just adds to the architectural effect of the bag. Plus, it kinda looks like Darth Maul from Star Wars so it gets awesomeness points.
I don’t know how Coca Cola comes into this, but Michael Young designed this bag and it looks so cool. It has similar shape to the Y-3 bag but it is so different and simple enough to be unique.
This one is more hiking/backpacking and less school but it would look so cool in the streets on NY. Kinda like urban jungle safari chic. The Benny Gold x Jansport “Mission Pack”
Well, native prints are very in right now – POST COMING SOON – and Clare Rojas collaborated with Incase to make this collection which uses just the right amount of crazy patterns with a neutral color. Also, it has an owl. Hipsters love owls!
Contrasting with the sort of craziness from the previous bag, this one is so simple but it doesn’t need much to look amazing. From Porter, this white bag looks awesome clean and it’ll look even better once it gets a little dirty. I would love to own this one.
This one is another that I love. It has side straps for your shoes! I MEAN that is just amazeballs! Filling Pieces x Flybird Pack’s also matches with jeans which makes it pretty versatile.
Like you guys now from previous posts, blue is my favorite color and Givenchy is steadily becoming one of my favorite brands. This navy backpack looks so casual and chic yet so expensive and just well crafted. Who would’ve thought felt and leather could look this good? SOOOO LUXURIOUS!
Talking about luxury, this bag isn’t exactly my type, but I would totally rock it. Santiago Gonzalez takes croc and gives us this beautiful structured backpack.
As always, I probably can’t afford any of these bags, so I have to settle for the one I’m currently using. I got it from Zara and it’s a canvas bag with a nice squared shape and leather details.
Let me know if there are any other bags you really like! And to those of you going back to school, get a good backpack and GOOD LUCK!
March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
To my surprise, today when I got home i had a package waiting from my parents. When I opened it there was a NEW IPAD 2! No birthday or special occasion! Just because they’re awesome!
Anyway, that got me thinking that I need a case for it, so I started searching and here is what I came up with and my favorite 3!
First, this really classy bag from Defy bags. It’s so pretty and looks so sophisticated.
But it is $150 and that’s a lot, so instead, this option from Zara seems reasonable. And at $80 it’s so much better.
Similar to these is the Leather Portfolio from Kenton Sorenson
Pretty rugged and still expensive, Id love to have this Temple bag.
So moving on, there’s this Alexander Wang which is pretty much amazing, but i don’t even want to see the price tag.
Same with this one from Chanel. Although I can also use it as an iPhone cover!
And Alexander McQueen ❤
Why must the really awesome ones be so expensive? 😦
Like this one from Steve Mono. So nice. So blue. So not worth $281 from my broke self.
This one from Louboutin is soooo cool! I reeeeally want it! I want to be rocker cool!
Then, I have the option of going natural . There are these 2 cases, one from Vers and the other from Zara that are so cool because of the juxtaposition between nature and technology.
The one from Vers.
The one from Zara.
If I wanted my iPad to match my iPhone, I would get this one from Speck.
And then, my FAVOURITE but of course the most expensive one is from Proenza Schouler. At $685 here it is. Im dying for that green one!!!
And finally, this one, which is the one I might need, pretty much makes your iPad immortal. The Hardback case from Pelican.
Oh! Of course! I’m considering the MOLESKINE iPad case!
AND here’s my iPad! Thanks to my lovely, AWESOME parents! ❤
December 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
Leopard print is EVERYWHERE!!!
I mean, a few years ago, this might’ve looked cheesy or trashy, but lately designers are just doing it right. The cool thing is that I’ve always thought of animal print as a more feminine trend, but here are a few cool options that make it cool for a guy to wear.
I’m starting off on the wrong foot cause technically this is cheetah, but it goes to show that guys are getting in n the animal action. Plus, it’s also floral.
Back to leopard, we have this collaboration from XLARGE and Madfoot! that wen’t all match-matchy. I don’t know if i love it, but i’ll give it a try.
Talking about match-matchy, that old rule about matching your shoes to your belt, you can do that with this one by Grin & Berrett (Best name ever for a company).
The Versace for H&M Collection also helped the trend, offering jackets, shirts and caps with colorful leopard print.
Supra has an entire line of leopard printed sneakers. The Assault, Cutler and Wrap actually look pretty cool in this pattern.
Another cool leopard sneaker is the Alien Stomper by Reebok. From all the animal printed sneakers I’ve seen, i think these are by far my faves. The pattern isn’t overwhelming but compliments the style of the shoe. Pretty cool.
Coming in a close second is the Adidas Forum Mid.
One of the kings of shoes is Mr Louboutin. He never fails to impress with his men’s offerings. His popular Rantus Orlato sneaker gets the wild treatment with leopard pony (huh?). Here it goes.
One of my favorite designers for his over the top fashion, Jeremy Scott, has created THIS. Would i wear it? No. Is it crazy? Yes. Is it cool? HELL YES!
Now, i love topsiders and to this day i only have 1 pair and they’re like beige and suede. Not your traditional shoe, but this one goes even further. The Yuketen Country Ranger has gone wild.
Vans and puma are in on the trend too.
It should be noted, that it’s not always the traditional leopard print. Some are using it in greys or even colored. Like these White Mountaneering sneakers.
Or these parkas made in collaboration by Supreme and North Face.
And that is not always sneakers, wingtips are going animal kingdom too.
Enough animal prints, they got me going wild. Are you gonna be spotted wearing these?
June 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
Ya que estamos en verano, que mejor para combatir el sol que gafas. Bueno, el sunblock también, pero w.e.
Anyway, aquí van algunas de las gafas cool que han salido recientemente.
Primero nos vamos con estas gafas de Bernhard Willhelm y Mykita. Se ven tan extra luxurious que son como para estar en un yate. Y es que solo la gente que tenga yates las va a poder comprar por que cuestan $775. Se me olvido decir que los lentes tienen una capa de oro de 24k
Mykita también colaboró con Marios Schwab para hacer las Hamilton y las Jane.
Una marca bastante conocida es Nooka, pero casi siempre es por los relojes. Aquí va su colección mercury de gafas.
Ahora mismo, estas serían las gafas que me compraría. Solo $95! Son marca Shwood y estan hechas de madera.
Estas gafas estan super John Lennon, un poquito Gagaish pero me gustan. Son las P3 submariner.
Estas otras gafas, las Tubular Temple Aviator, de una de mis marcas favoritas, Burberry, se ven tan cabronas! Esto es lo que esta in este verano, aviators que no sean wire framed.
Bueno, si alguien es fan de Celine Dion, pueden comprar de su linea de gafas.
Ya que estamos hablando de gafas de gente famosa. Aquí van unas de la colección de las Olsen.
y las Fairfax
Y seguimos con una colaboración de Madonna con D&G. Me encanta la M con las estrellitas 😀
Estas gafas RayBan con Donald Cummings se ven tan cool y tan artsy.
Ahora, si queremos ver cosas raras, estan estas gafas, que solo gente rara como Gaga se las pondría. Son de Moncler Gamme Bleu y cuestan alrededor de $558. Están bien raras pero me gustan.
Otras gafas que amo son las Mosley Tribes Lyndell Beaded. Parecen medias indígenas.
¿Qué mejor que el súper classic print de carey? Aquí están las Illesteva inspiradas en los 50’s
Otras que se ven medias retro, son las Dead Famous de Sabre.
Seguimos con lo retro con estas de Cutler & Gross y Commes de Garçon Homme Plus. Parecen de nena pero son de hombre so…
Como esto no es solo gafas, aquí van algunos espejuelos lindos.
La colaboración de Futura y Kaneko Optical nos da estos que parecen wayfarers.
Y otros que me gustaron mucho fueron estos espejuelos de HERRLICHT tallados de madera. La madera esta bien in lately, aunque no quisiera que corten muchos arboles! pero se ven bien cool.
Y lo último que me parece super curioso es estas gafas, que son para ver películas 3d y pues los diseñadores quería que no fueran gafas feas como las que dan en el cine. Aquí están las Stacks.
June 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
A veces la gente no piensa que los sombreros o gorras son parte cool de un outfit, pero hay que admitir que son super importante por que no te están viendo el pelo o, si acaso, están viendo poco.
Así que pienso que un sombrero debe ser bien cool o debe hacer un statement.
Aquí van algunos que están súper cool o lindos.
los fedoras siempre son cool, pero en el verano es mejor optar por unos que sean de paja o de algodon. Que tengan un look mas relaxed. Como estos de REHACER, el Paper Hat.
Otra opción es un sombrero de mallitas. Lo se suena medio weird, pero estos de Deluxe se ven super cool.
También están estos sombreros de Challenger y Hash Browns que le añaden parchos y pues le quita el look tan clásico que tienen.
Ya que estamos en Verano, les presento el perfect summer hat! jaja Esta hecho por Seventy Four
Otros que caen en buena categoría de summer hat, son estos bowler hats de paja de Mackdaddy.
Este sombrero de Maison Martin Margiela, sigue por la misma linea para verano, PAJA aunque lo combina poniendo el borde con canvas.
Otros en paja son estos de Wrath Arcane, pero me gustan por que usan colores diferentes.
Este otro sombrero me gusta por el detalle de la cinta. Se ve super chic. El porkpie hat de EK by New Era.
Por otro lado, si uno quiero optar por un lado más classy, están estos sombreros que son el resultado de una colaboración de Victim y HTC. Son bastante sencillitos pero tienen sus detalles en cuero bien nice.
Aquí hay uno que se ve súper cabrón pero bien moderno. Es una colaboración de Freudian Kicks y Soulland y se llama el Adler Fedora. Tiene un look medio militar pero súper cool.
Claro que como siempre hay cosas buenas tan bien hay cosas malas o raras. Como estos sombreros de un estudiante en London, que son hechos con cosas de cocina :S jaja Bien Lady Gaga!
That’s all for now! Coming up next: Eyewear!