#brooklyn, to me, has always been a place for self expression and passionate individuals. It takes a lot of will power to go out and become what you want. Whether it's an artist or a #fashionblogger, in todays world, there has to be a passion for doing what you love. I love #mensfashion and I didn't care if it was humid yesterday, or raining cats and dogs! I will find a way to stand out and make sure I am dapper for any event.
Blazer/shirt/ chinos: #jcrew
Tie/tie clip/pocket square: J.Crew
But times change and so must I. We all change. We're all different people, all thorough out our lives, and that's okay. That's good, you gotta keep moving, as long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one day of this, not one day, I swear. I will always remember my days at Hofstra university.
Suit: J.Crew Ludlow Italian Chino
Shirt: Suit Supply Travelers cut away Collar
Tie/Pocket Square: J.Crew
shoes: Ludlow Wingtips
#menstyle #fashion #mensfashion #menswear
Blue and brown are perfect for any occasion! Especially for a spring/summer wedding. When I look back on this day, I know the look will be timeless. The suit looked amazing yesterday and I know it will look amazing in 10 years. The suit, which is indeed #jcrew, now has a memory attached to it and it was perfect for the evening. I'll look at it and remember times of love and passion. It will always be my favorite suit.
Suit: Ludlow Italian Pique Cotton
Tie: Calvin Klein
Pocket Square: #thetiebar
Shoes: Bar III
A special shoutout to @cdowdjr for helping me and my new family find the perfect shirt to wear! I'll always remember his professionalism towards men's fashion and appreciate it! Thank you!
My sisters wedding is something I never want to forget and I know I never will. #wiwy #ootd #fashion #instafashion
A well tailored suit is a modern mans suit of armor. It's enough to show that he cares for his own appearance and goes out into the world with self respect. I absolutely love my new #jcrew summer suit. I keep losing weight and I keep having to go down a size, but that's the price of being a vegan and running everywhere. The shirt is another favorite and soon to be a staple in my closet, the cut away collar. I have so many buttoned down collars and spread collars that getting a new type is very exciting. My new favorite pattern for this season is polka dot and I wanted to show that off with my tie and pocket square. What you can't see is my second favorite pair of shoes, the single monk strap shoes in English Tan. I'm a double monk trap fan.
Ludlow Suit in Italian chino
Tie/ pocket square/ socks: J.Crew
Shirt: Suit Supply
shoes: Cole Haan
To me this look was inspired by the movie Gold Finger. Sean Connery as James Bond wore an outfit similar to this and I find it amazing how fashion back in the mid 60's can still be used today. #fashion #ootd #instafashion
Last nights New York outfit was a nice introduction into the spring. I had a great time in New York and I turned a lot of heads with my outfit which is mostly #jcrew The best part was at a bakery in SoHo and having the very cute woman behind the counter say that she, "appreciates my look". Dressing well is just another form of good manners and I can't imagine going anywhere, school or my job, without looking presentable. It's not about showing off but showing how much self respect I have. I busted my butt off to get where I am now and dressing well acknowledges that I'm preparing for something important.
Wedgwood Trench: J.Crew
Navy Lambswool Cardigan: J.Crew
Slim fit Navy Shirt: J.Crew
Grey wool tie/arrow tie clip: J.Crew
484 Chinos: J.Crew
Wool socks: J.Crew
Double Monk Strap Shoes: J.Crew
The only thing I probably would have changed is the cardigan. Someone thought that I was wearing a short tie die to the navy shirt and the navy cardigan. What are your thoughts? #fashion #mensfashion
I used I hate rainy weather! However, ever since I got my Lacrosse rain boots I love when it rains! I'm a grown man who's never owned a pair of rain boots because I didn't think men could have rain boots. How wrong I was! These Lacrosse rain boots hold up pretty well with snow too but whenever I see a cloud in the sky I hope we get a down pour!
#mystyle #mensfashion #dapper #lifestyleblogger
I'm back on Instagram! It's been a while but i think it's time to get back to it! So, there is a saying, "if you can't beat your competition, then dress better than them" it's true that I don't have much going on yet but what I do know is I can always dress better. So what I was wearing was all J.Crew and what I feel as though most people noticed was my green vest. It's a quilted green vest under my navy Moon blazer. A lot of guys don't know that a vests like mine can be dressed up. It's a great layering piece and it can work under or over the blazer. I just have a preference towards under my blazer. As a quick side note, I absolutely love my Moon blazer. I had to take it in 3 times because I bought it when I weighed more. But when you have something that's really amazing you gotta do what you can to keep it. #mensfashion #dapper #styleblogger #mystyle
Pumpkin pancakes with Nutella is the perfect way to pass the time on Long Island! Yesterday was a great day and I couldn't help but treat myself and my brother to some food!
#fashion #ootd #fallfashion #fashionblogger
Autumn layers and going to school! I love following the old saying, "Dressing up is just another form of good manners". This #fashionblogger lives for the creativity and the art of only trying to work with what's available on my closet. Granted there are a lot of other #fashionable guys who have access to greater closets but it's about playing the cards you're dealt and expressing who I am through what I am wearing. I just hope I come across as a gentleman.
Tis' the season for your top coat! And I am going to wear mine until The spring is here! The wine colored chinos and the light brown monk shoes work really well together here. What I wanted to do is show off the color of the wine chinos so I paired the upper half of my body in neutral colors like the charcoal cardigan with a white pointed collar shirt and the houndstooth black top coat. To me the top coat is a perfect fit and the length is exactly where it needs to be. If my topcoat were any longer I would be in the matrix. Finally I give my look a casual demeanor I left my shirt untucked. This is just one small part in my fall fashion line up and there is more to come. I just need to take in some of my other Blazers.
#menswear #mensstyle #mensfashion
So this is the first weekend of #nycc and that can only mean one thing; that it's the busiest, most jam packed day out of the whole convention. Today there will be waiting in lines and bumping into everyone. It's madness, in the form of comic books and #cosplay. However, today I will have to keep my cool and my spending down. I have a plan that will give me exactly what I want and need so that I can have a great time with my brother. Much like #ironfist here, it's about having inner peace and knowing the best effective strategy to win the day. As I post this at 7 am, there are people who did not leave the convention as of yesterday. The convention closed and they went right back outside to wait on line for today. Yes, it's just that amazing! I can only hope that I will have the will power of #greenlantern to wait on these two hour lines. #marvel
So fall is just around the corner and I am putting away my cotton Blazers and taking out my heavier wool/ tweed Blazers. It's a sad things to see summer leave, but when the fall hits I'm gonna be ready with my wool pocket squares and ties. I think that color is gonna play a big part in this year in fall fashion for men. Much like last year it was all about wearing oranges, reds, yellow, and darker blues. This year it's about layering properly. I would like to think that color is still an important factor but the main fashion staple is layering. So putting on a blazer is appropriate but putting on a vest or a cardigan under it will make you stand out more; or you can put on a vest and then layer it on with a cardigan, a heavy chunky cardigan. Either way it works! So this fall I'm gonna do just that. My outfit yesterday was a proper way for me to transition into the fall. I know it's gonna sound crazy but I hope we have a chilly fall so that I can wear my Blazers and cardigans everyday. Everything that I am wearing is #jcrew except for the pocket square which is from #thetiebar (one of my favorite sites). I know it's hard to tell from the picture but my watch strap is military camo. I love to accessorize so I always have my trusty whale clip on my tie! Love my whale clip! #fashion #mensstyle
I cannot believe what came in the mail! I have been waiting so long for this moment! Going to @newyorkcomiccon is the greatest thing in October! I'm probably going as Green Lantern, but I know I that I have a Daredevil outfit I want to try out! Four days of comic books and artists and buying a lot of stuff! What I'm excited for the most is being with my brother, @kevinmel23, and taking a lot of pictures. I usually just put on a shirt and call it a costume, but other individuals put a lot of time and effort into what they wear and I can't wait to see what others come up with. October can't come any faster!
#instagood #photooftheday #comics
Nothing like a new pocket square and new tie to give an old look a new feeling! Of course It's all J.Crew and I am seriously going to miss summer days like these. The fall seems like its right around the corner and it'll be that time again to put away the lightweight materials and bust out tweed. #gq #menstyle #preppy
I absolutely love my colored chinos! I'll admit that I didn't know what to wear with my green chinos at first, but I think this works well. It's a neutral color shirt with a dark navy blazer and tie. I also changed up the pocket square from a standard straight line to a rolled up ball.I don't think there could be a wrong way to wear a pocket square, right?. The green really pops out and it made me feel like I was ready for the Kentucky derby.
My entire outfit is from #jcrew
The shirt, tie, blazer, pocket square, whale tie clip, and the 484 sunfaded chinos. #menstyle #fashion
Also, I can kinda see why these glasses make me look like Clark Kent. It look like I'm trying to hide my secret identity as I adjust them!
"First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit new stands on March 30, 1939, and featuring artwork by Bob Cane and script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the worlds most popular super hero" - @dccomics
Growing up with comic books #batman has been the hero to do what no other hero can do. He's there to stop the JLA if he can take down Superman any time he needs to! I love being a comic book man and I'm here reading the special issue of Batman: Detective Comics #27 with @kevinmel23 and enjoying some #vegan cookies and peppermint tea!
This is amazing! This is a black bean quinoa burger with baby spinach. It's the closest thing I can get to going out considering all other places are not vegan/vegetarian friendly. Spending time with my brother @kevinmel23 is also amazing! Getting tour haircuts and going home to watch Jreassic Park! #vegan #organic #delicious
It was a great day in New York! I miss the days of going to work there. I'll be back in New York working soon but in the mean time I'm just happy going around and finding new places to eat. The evening ended with a trip to a place called Mad Dog. I think the hardest thing during the day was keeping my pants clean. I'm new to white pants and keeping them clean is definitely a task. I know it looks like I only have two ties but I swear I have more. The whale tie clip is just my preferred tie clip of the summer! It's a whale and it's a tie clip! What's not to love?
Any way, my outfit is all @jcrew and my shoes are double monk strap shoes from #kennethcole. It's summer and I don't think that you can ever be too dressed up for any event. #fashion #fashionblog #fashiondaily #fashionblogger #gq #gqstyle #guyswithstyle #gqfashioncloset #hgqru #hmotb #mensstyle #mensfashion #mensclothing #mensfashionpost #mensweardaily #wiwtd #jcrew #dapper #dresswellbehappy #dressbetter #guyswithstyle #preppy #trendy #streetsyle #styleformen #suitandtie
I don't know if it was just the lighting of today but I got a feeling as I walked around the mall that there were a few people who liked my look today. Everything I wear is obviously #jcrew but the chinos I have look great dressings up and also look great dressed down. What Everyone seemed to love is my tie clip! It's a whale and I've worn it before but everyone likes the detail. It's all about the small details. The pocket square, tie clip, or men's bracelets. I need to take in my blazer, again, but I like to think that my outfit works for the summer! #hgqru #hmotb #gqfashioncloset #gq #gqstyle #gqstyle #mensfashion #streetsyle #mensstyle #fashiondaily #fashionblog #suitandtie #menswear #mensfashionpost #dapper #trendy #styleformen #gqinsider #guyswithstyle #preppy #dresswellbehappy #dressbetter #mensfashion #mensclothing #mensweardaily #lookswelove #guyswithstyle