Hey, gidday mates! Here in New York, there’s this gang of dudes (mainly models, musicians and other nightlife types) who wear a uniform of black leather jackets, skinny black jeans and tan suede Saint Laurent Chelsea boots. I’m yet to buy into the YSL boot club (whenever I try them on, they make me feel like I’m a cowboy), but I’ve gotta admit, it’s a super fresh look. It’s also one of the best examples of something I never thought was possible — pairing brown and black. It would appear that black and tan is a perfect color combination, especially when the black is denim and the tan is suede. This is my version (and the jacket I’m wearing is on sale for under $100 right now!). One of these days I’ll make the Chelsea boots mine, though. One of these days.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! The other day I was scrolling through my buddy Justin Livingston’s feed when I came across a photo of him wearing the perfect tobacco suede moto jacket. It’s funny, if you go back a couple of years on my blog, I would’ve said that the ideal men’s uniform consisted of khaki pants and raw denim jeans and pale blue and white oxford shirts with a blue blazer thrown in for good measure — you know, the building blocks. These days, I’m all about individual standout pieces that you can wear every day of the week, and that get better with age.Click to Continue!
I live in the East Village where every man and his dog roams the streets rocking a black leather asymmetrical moto jacket, but due to my years-long refusal to wear anything darker than navy it never even occurred to me to try one on myself. I’d see dudes like Matt Hitt from Drowners walk into Black Market on a random Tuesday night absolutely killing the game in black sneakers, black jeans, a black t-shirt and a black leather jacket and still it didn’t occur to me that maybe I was missing out. Spoiler alert: I was.Click to Continue!