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Cheeeeers to the freakin weekend! Happy Friday everyone. I hope you’ve had a wonderful and productive week. Things have been good on my end. We’re continuing to work on our.

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When MR. PORTER reached out to me and let me know that 12 designers were creating collections inspired by the California lifestyle, I was PUMPED. Not only because I’m such a.

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Judging from my own personal experience, summer wedding season is coming. Jaclyn and I are going to at least two, potentially three weddings this year and I’m sure a lot.

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Face it, if you don’t already have some chelsea boots, you’re missing out. They’re comfortable, stylish, versatile, and just freakin’ cool! What other reasons do you need?? I just got.


Regardless of the current weather report in your neck of the woods, summer is coming! It’s like Jaws, except way less scary…and with less teeth. Come to think of it,.

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It’s freakin’ Friday!!! Hope everyone has had an excellent and productive week. I know I have. We’re finally settling into our new condo and it’s been so much fun putting.

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We did it!! Jac and I had the opportunity to drive to Big Bear recently and hit the slopes on some Signal Snowboards. It was both of our first time.


Springtime is officially here! I absolutely love this time of year because it’s warm but not hot. I figured it was the perfect time to discuss a fun way to.


A few weeks ago, Jaclyn and I had the privilege of heading to Napa, CA for a weekend getaway with Chevrolet.  After arriving in San Francisco, we were treated with.


If I get nothing else across to you in all of my posts here, let the one thing be classic versatility. Quality pieces that are made well, fit great and.


One of the most fun things that happens to me is when I’m wearing an outfit and someone comes up to me, interesting in a specific piece I’m wearing and.

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To continue the discussion on skincare from my recent post reviewing Oars + Alps line, I’ve decided that it’s time to discuss my nightly routine. If you aren’t already aware,.

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Let’s face it, people! $100 doesn’t get you what it used to. These days, high fashion is so on trend that $100 would barely pay for a sleeve of the.

The Base Layer

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It’s Monday, which means that a lot of us are back to the workweek grind. The Oscars were crazy last night and I’m sure it’s the talk of around a.

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In the last few years I’ve started to pay a lot more attention to my skin. Moisturizing, the type of face wash that I’m using, it’s all important to me..

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  I got some new glasses! As someone with absolutely awful eyesight, glasses are an essential part of my life. I can’t see two feet in front of me without some.

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It’s the most wonderful tiiimmmeeee of the year!!! Sure, holiday season is cool and all, but when the temperatures first start to rise back into the 70s is my favorite.

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Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday! If you didn’t know that you’re either single or WAY behind. I know a lot of people consider V-Day a “Hallmark” Holiday that was made.

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I’ve been feeling too damn squeaky clean lately! For whatever reason, I’ve been naturally styling myself in a bit of a preppier, cleaner sort of way. I woke up in.

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Here we are, yet ANOTHER Monday. As I’m settling into the everyday grind of running the blog I’ve become much more of a desk jockey than I ever imagined I.

Early Spring

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Aw snap! It’s starting to warm back up in LA (at least it was yesterday). This mean that’s it’s time to start being more conscious of fabrics, fits and colors..

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One of the hardest lessons for me to learn in fashion was the idea of quality over quantity. Basically put, it means that spending extra money on something that’s made.

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Five years ago, if you would’ve asked me if I’d ever wear a turtleneck again I probably would’ve laughed in your face. I wore a ton of them as a.


Although it seems the rainy weather we’ve been having in LA is FINALLY over, it’s still fresh on my mind. I know I’m a spoiled brat when it comes to.

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Oh yeah, it’s denim on denim time. For understandable reasons, it can be an oddly intimidating outfit for a lot of guys. A lot of different types of dude have.

Do Sweat It

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I’m a huge fan of sweatpants. They’re cozy, they’re warm and thanks to the explosion of Athleisure, tons of brands are making them with higher quality fabrics in slimmer designs..


I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before, but my eyesight is GARBAGE! It’s a hereditary trait that I most certainly inherited from my Mom, but I’m not mad about it..


So if you don’t follow my social media (you’re missing out), you wouldn’t know that I just got back from a trip home to Cincinnati for New Years! Jaclyn and.

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“OMGGGGG!!! Alert the authorities!! It’s raining in LA!!!” – everyone in LA If you don’t already know this, people freak the F*CK out when it rains here. Considering it’s only.

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It’s a beautiful thing when you can feel good about buying yourself something, isn’t it? More and more companies are adopting the Toms Shoes model and donating a percentage of.

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Oh my goooodnessssssss!! I’ve done my first styling video to accompany my posts. Gonna try to start doing more video/vlog style stuff, so please CLICK HERE to check it out!.

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Weirdly, one of the most confusing directions we can be given in fashion is the idea of “business casual”. Sometimes it means button up and chinos, sometimes it means jeans.

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If you’re delving into fashion in a serious way for the first time or if you’re simply trying to expand on your current closet, starting with the basics is essential..

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Heyoooooo!! I’m very excited to announce my first video is up on the Gent’s Lounge YouTube page! I’ve always been a big fan of doctoring clothes to turn something old.

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Recently I’ve started focusing a LOT more heavily on my skincare routine. Maybe it’s those first signs of aging creeping in and scaring the living hell out of me, haha,.

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Quite often I get approached by someone either in my personal life or online who wants to have better style but is struggling with where to start. It’s an understandable.

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  The holidays are a beautiful time of year, no doubt. They’re also insanely stressful. The traveling alone is enough to give me nightmares. We always travel during the holidays.

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It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is already Thanksgiving, but the facts speak for themselves. It’s time we all gather around the table, eat till we hate ourselves and then.


So obviously fashion is a majorly important part of my life. It’s what I use to express myself, it’s how I relay my mood to the world, but fashion isn’t.

Beach Boots

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Hooray!! Congratualtions!!! You’re one of the lucky people who have the opportunity to visit the beach this time of year. It’s honestly the best guys. There’s way less traffic, parking.


In the midst of the craziness that’s happening in our country right now, I want to take a minute to try and be productive in teaching a new lesson. In.

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The election is over!! Let’s all celebrate by treating ourselves to something nice. Here’s this week’s haul. Mostly clothes with a couple of housewares thrown in. Also a book that.

Bag It Up

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For as long as I can remember (ok fine, like a year), I’ve been in search of a luxury weekender bag. Considering I’m shooting, quickly traveling, and just generally out of.


Although I try to pride myself on being able to wear a versatile range of  clothes, it’s no secret that I’m much more naturally adept at casual. Standing out while.


It’s about that time! Get it? Hilarious jokes aside, let’s take a minute to discuss the wide world of watches. It’s pretty easy to get your hands on a great.


Enough already!!!!! This happens every year. I throughly enjoy myself during the summer months, taking full advantage of wearing shorts and t-shirts as often as possible. Then “fall” comes and all.

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The weather is trying to change, although it’s been a little frustrating. Mostly fashion with some accessories and home decor thrown in. Here’s this week’s Web Haul: JavaScript is currently.


The Double Breasted Blazer The DB is a classic style of jacket that’s typically going to have anywhere from 2-10 buttons on the front. The excess fabric is designed to.

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It’s that time again! Some fashion, accessories and art this week! It’s only Tuesday, so there’s plenty of time to get shopping for your weekend. Also, it’s never too early to.

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I’m not sure about you but shit has started to get a little crowded over here in my neck of the woods. When I say crowded, I mean in the.

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Yep, I did it. I’m wearing white pants after Labor Day. Come at me, fashion police! As I’ve said before, I certainly agree with the term that fashion rules are.

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Heyo! Considering a lot of my day consists of roaming around the internet and stumbling onto things that I love, I figured it would be smart to start compiling some.


I’ll be honest, without fit, fashion is bullshit. The clothes you put on represent you and if you’re completely unaware of how they should fit, it’s not surprising that you.

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Way to go! You overslept and now you’re supposed to be somewhere. We’ve all done it, right? It’s one of life’s many inevitabilities, you just have to hope that you.

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Fall weather means a few things, one of them, and probably my favorite is jacket weather! Ever since I was old enough to be aware, I’ve been jacket obsessed. Something.


Why hellooooooo!!! Welcome to my brand new segment, Fashion 101, where I’ll be discussing things that every guy needs to know when it comes to fashion knowledge. Having a solid.

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Heyoooo! Happy Friday guys, I hope everyone has some fun plans this weekend. Regardless of what you’ve got going on, I want to talk a little bit about building out.


I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Made to Measure suiting event at the Combat Gent store in Santa Monica yesterday. If you’re not already familiar, Combat Gent is a menswear.


It’s Saturday!!! Hopefully that means you have some fun plans with friends or your significant other. Personally, when I’m going out on a Saturday I like to make it a.

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For the longest time I stayed away from shirts and ties because they felt, well, boring. A plain ass suit with a plain ass shirt and a plain ass tie?.


The seasons are changing, which for any self respecting manly man means one thing…SHOPPING!!!!!! As the mercury dips lower and lower, you’ll want to bust out some heavier clothes, obviously..


One of the many reasons I love doing this blog is so that I can always make my opinions expressly known. I’m a natural born debater and having a forum.


I’m so excited about it starting to become fall! No more sweating through all of my clothes, no more dreading having to go anywhere because of it being so damn.


In case you missed it on IG, your boy just turned 30! It’s totally weird to say it out loud now that it’s official, but honestly it’s been more motivational.

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Every so often I’ll wake up and actually feel like putting on a suit. I know, it’s weird, but something about the feeling that a suit brings makes me feel.


If you’re a living, breathing man under the age of 50 and you don’t own at least one plaid shirt, I’m pretty sure I know what you need to be.


Phelps has already won gold, which means the Olympics are in full swing. It’s a pretty exciting time in the USA, with flags and banners hanging from all sorts of.


If you haven’t started to explore the world of craft cocktails and all that it offers, you’re really missing out. One of the joys of growing up for me has.


Isn’t blue awesome? I mean that as abstractly as possible. The color is one of, if not the most common in the spectrum. Our world is covered in it, and.


I was on my way to an event in Malibu last week and couldn’t resist pulling over to one of my favorite overlooks and snapping some photos. It’s been so.


Just like most of you, I get the majority of my fashion inspiration from magazines, the internet, runway shows and other people on the street. Every so often, however, I.


At this point, summer is in full swing. It’s starting to get hotter and hotter so the amount of clothes being worn is dwindling. Summer, as I’ve stated before, can.


There comes a time in every man’s life when he must make a statement. For a lot of us, it happens around the age of…well, forget that, it’ll happen when.


Easily one of my favorite things about summer is the ability to bust out a lot of fun accessories. One of the best (and most important) pieces in my wardrobe.


The classic Hawaiian-style button up shirt has made a major resurgence this season. This one from Tommy Bahama is absolutely incredible (if I do say so myself, haha). Classic and.


Fashion can be frustrating. It sucks when your favorite shirt finally dies out from too many washes. Even worse, when a piece you love shrinks or rips before it’s time because.


‘Tis the season! If you haven’t already been attending weddings this spring, you surely will begin to very soon as the summer officially begins. I just got back from a.


A question I’m being asked more and more often is whether or not black and brown can be worn together. A lot of guys who aren’t necessarily “fashion forward” see.


Whoops! Your boy’s been slacking on writing blog posts. Not to fear. I’m back and will be pushing hard to get at least two up per week from here on.


Summer is coming! That means that it’s time to stow away your bulky jackets and bust out your favorite tees. It’s an exciting time of year for me because by this point I’m totally ready to wear tees and jeans on a daily basis, although in three month I’ll be begging Mother Nature to let me put on a damned jacket…


Spring is a fun time for fashion. The weather is still fluctuating enough that you can wear a bunch of different types of pieces. One thing that I ALWAYS love.


Mondays, am I right?! For the majority of my adult life, I’ve struggled with Mondays. Even though I don’t necessarily work a traditional job with traditional hours, I do my best to get my work done during the day time so that I can relax and be a normal person in the evenings. Monday mornings and afternoons…


If you’re a loser like me who isn’t going to Coachella this weekend, then I’ve got just what you need: Athleisure! If you haven’t heard the term, athleisure is a style of clothing that is suitable for working out or daily life. It’s well made, fitted and extremely comfortable. So many people were finding themselves…


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! NBA Playoffs are set to begin on Saturday and I am PUMPED! The way most guys get about March Madness is how.


As I’ve said before, one of my favorite things about fashion is that classics stay classic. Purchasing a piece that’s been in style since its creation is tough to beat. This classic M-65 Field Coat from Alpha Industries is the perfect example. It’s a technically designed military style coat that’s built for actual wear and tear. Stylistically it’s great because of it’s versatility, which is mainly what I want to focus on today…


Fashion is great. It’s a direct representation of yourself, guys. You can be whoever you want to be by dressing with intention. Today I want to talk about embracing your inner grown-man. I’m the type of person who can seem…


So I want to start structuring these posts with a personal story and/or a lesson about how I became who I am stylistically. I’m finding that a lot of guys.


I’m continually amazed by the massive amounts of brands there are out there. The explosion of the Americana movement with quality materials made right here in the USA has forced brands to step their game up and produce at the highest level. A little bit of healthy competition is leading to some of the best constructed menswear that’s ever existed…


As the weather changes back to spring and summer again, I find myself leaning back towards a different style of shoe. Thankfully boots are an all-year thing but it’s definitely nice to have other options for the warmer months of the year…


I’m not, by any means, a super masculine guy. The extent of my knowledge about cars is how to change a tire. That being said, I find that as I grow older, I tend to feel most comfortable in a more masculine style of clothing. I love the feel of a quality pair of denim and a well made pair of boots…


One of my favorite things about fashion is that certain pieces never go out of style. A well-fitted black suit, a nice pair of brown brogues and a leather bomber.


The dress shirt is one of the oldest and most widely produced pieces in the history of menswear. They’ve been worn by Kings, Presidents, Blues Brothers and many more. Having gone to private school throughout the majority of my youth, I became very familiar with dress shirts from a very young age. Itchy fabrics, tight and loose…

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As I continue to dive deeper into the world of menswear, I’ve started to experience the higher end of the spectrum. I’ve been afforded pieces and brands that would’ve normally always been out of my price range, which is great. I’ve learned a lot about quality over quantity. I definitely subscribe to that policy more so now…


Perhaps you already saw on my Instagram or Facebook, but I had some exciting news come through the pipeline this week. I’ll be joining Gent’s Lounge as Senior Editor of their brand new website. If you’re not already familiar, Gents Lounge is a duo of fashion influencers…

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Denim on denim aka the “Canadian Tuxedo” is a move that I personally encourage on a very regular basis. It’s suitable for most all activities and gives the right amount of attitude to an otherwise simple outfit. This look can however easily drift into farmhand territory if you don’t know what you’re doing. I know great fashion is about disregarding rules, but here are mine anyways…

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I like to think outside the box when it comes to holiday gifts. Show me a man who buys his Valentine flowers and a box of chocolates and I’ll show you a lazy man. This year, I picked up a pair of the Wooster slip on sneakers in black for Jaclyn because she’s been so envious of my different styles of Greats. They’re simple…


Fitness is a complicated business. They say that it’s 80% diet. That means that no matter how hard you work in the gym, if you don’t focus your attention on what your eating, the hard work and time you’re putting in will be wasted. Well I’m here to disagree with that to a certain extent. I think that eating healthy…


I have a confession…there are a TON of jackets and coats in my closet. I’m not sure what it is about them that I love so much. Maybe it’s that they keep me so warm and cozy…or maybe it’s that they combat the elements of the weather so well. Honestly, it’s probably just because I think they look awesome and it’s fun…


One of my favorite stories about me as a kid goes like this…At the tender age of 4, I awoke for school one morning and, as usual, checked out the clothes my Mom had laid out for me to wear that day. While she was getting ready in the bathroom next to my bedroom, she was distracted with putting on her makeup…


If you’re interested in making fitness a regular part of your life, I’m a firm believer that you need to look the part. Whether you’re already in good shape or not, there’s great workout clothing options out there. Dressing the part at the gym is no different than doing so at the office. You wouldn’t show up to work in…


One of my favorite things about doing this blog is getting the opportunity to talk to other guys about fashion. Sometimes it’s guys who are more involved and know more than I do, sometimes it’s guys who have been inspired by my stuff and are looking to get their feet wet. The latter is so awesome for me, not only because…


When two futuristic extra-terrestrials from the planet Hondo, General Trius and Kevin, are sent to destroy the Earth, nothing will stop them on their quest for destruction. That is, until they hear music for the very first time. Instantly they realize their own affinity and talent for musicianship and form a band, Future Folk…


It’s been awhile ago now, but I can remember watching Louis C.K. being interviewed on one of the late night shows and talking about how it took him a long time to reach his full potential. The most important ingredient, he said, was getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s what allowed him to become the trailblazing creative…


Music, as I’m sure it is with a lot of you, is ESSENTIAL to my workout experience. Without the right tunes playing in my ear I easily lose motivation and therefore have a much less effective workout. In the past I had often gotten frustrated with my Apple earbuds when it came to working out because the cord…


Cool! Something new! In the spirit of getting to know me a bit better, you should know that I’m a big TV and film nerd. I’ll watch just about anything but have a special place in my heart for indies. I’m getting a little sick of the super hero genre (Jessica Jones was sweet, though). I also really love a great thriller or horror film…


Quality vs. quantity is a big thing these days in fashion and lifestyle. So many brands, so many options…it’s easy to grab just about whatever you want and save money on it. This has almost always been my way of life, until now. It took me a long time to realize that paying a little more for something and knowing that it will last is much more valuable than saving the money on it in the original purchase. Slightly more expensive options should be better constructed…


I admit it! I can sometimes be a bit of a slob. I know I’m pretty good at presenting myself as a pretty little package on the blog but it’s not always indicative of the true me. Truth is, I’m busy. Work, school, girlfriend, friends, family…they all take time. When your day is as full as it seems it possibly can be…


Today I learned that photographing corduroy is nearly impossible unless you want a picture’s frame to be completely filled with fabric lines. That being said, I really wanted to show off these sweet black corduroy jogger pants from Fairplay Brand. The subtlety of the corduroy is a cool way to differentiate…


Running and jogging are easily the most popular forms of exercise. They’re a great stress and calorie burner, and whether you’re an ultra marathoner or a person who thinks 3 miles is a milestone (me), having the right running shoes will make or (literally) break you. Running shoes have gotten to be expensive…

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God help us all!!! It’s been raining for the past two days straight in LA. Floods in the streets, water evverrryyyywwhhheeerrrreeeee!!!! But seriously, it’s rained a shitload in the past 48 hours and is supposed to continue, therefore causing me to experience that same feeling I have every year for these…


My Dad taught me years ago that a man’s watch says a lot about him. At the time I thought he sounded like a typical old dude but over the years I’ve definitely understood more and more of what he meant. A watch is an extension of your self. If you’re wearing a big chunky Rolex, I’m going to make an assumption about your personality. Also, if you’re wearing a calculator Timex, I’m going to learn a lot about who you are…


Easily one of my least favorite parts about ACTUAL cold weather is my coat making me sweat once I get inside my destination. Thankfully here in LA, actual cold weather is a rarity (hence why I moved here!). Isn’t is so annoying, though?? Having to lug around your bulky coat inside a busy bar or store…I hated it growing up in Ohio…


Growing up in private school, a uniform was a regularity in my wardrobe. In grade school at Visitation it was a polo shirt and navy blue pants, but we were allowed to wear sneakers, so at least I could showcase my style in some way through my shoes. You can imagine my dismay when I found out that Elder High School’s uniform consisted of a polo shirt and khaki pants, but we couldn’t wear sneakers! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t freak out a little…


During the holidays, I like to always remember one important thing. Giving. However, giving is a loose term that can absolutely include giving to yourself. Not to say that you should give to yourself more than you give to others, but Tom Haverford had a solid point when he said “treat yo’self”…


Holiday season is upon us! That means you’re (hopefully) wrapping up loose ends at work or school before you go on holiday break, the time of year when you can kick back and do pretty much whatever you want! If what you want to do is take your significant other out on a nice holiday date (they deserve it), then I have a suggestion for you…


So you say you want to get in shape but consistently find yourself hiding behind the excuse of time, eh? Join the club. Working out is downright annoying sometimes, I know. It takes up a lot of time that could be spent doing more fun or productive things, right? Not anymore! My friend Nathan introduced me to this new 7 Minute Workout app and it’s honestly helped out so much…


It’s been a couple of weeks since I got my latest tattoo (pictured above). I wanted to let it heal up before I showed it off to you guys and explained why I choose to “stay curious.” I like to consider myself a pretty avid reader. I missed out on the reading bug as a lazy kid who would’ve rather hung out with friends or played Nintendo 64 so I figure I have a lot of catching up to do. Most recently, I buzzed through “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life” by Brian Grazer. Grazer is a HUGE Hollywood producer…


I swayed back and forth as to whether I wanted to keep the ‘stache going, but ultimately decided that it’ll more fun to leave it as a Movember tradition from here on out. Plus, I just scored this amazing new shaving cream from…


All sorts of fun doors are being opened as the temperature is dropping this winter. As always in LA, it’s back and forth, one day pushing 80 degrees and the next dipping into the 40’s. It’s fun though…keeps you on your toes. I find myself always wanting to try new things each fall and winter. This year, one of those things is jogger pants. If you’re not familiar, joggers have become a wildly popular style choice in the past…


Holiday season is upon us! Not sure about you guys, but it snuck up on me like a…something that moves very stealthily, I don’t know, a cougar? Anyways, with Thanksgiving happening this week and Christmas (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus) right around the corner, parties have begun popping up left and right. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a roaring shindig as much as the next guy but with so many social activities happening…


For me, one of, if not THE most difficult thing to deal with when working out is motivation. Without the proper motivation your workouts will be less effective and may not even happen at all. Regardless of when I’m planning on squeezing in my day’s workout, I have to make a mental arrangement and stick to it. Otherwise my motivation goes out the window…


Dressing yourself in the winter can be tough. If you live someplace where it gets really cold, it’s easy to grab your parka and go. I want to talk about how you can put a bit of effort into your outfit during the winter and stand out from the rest of the guys while still maintaining your warmth and comfort. Growing up in the Midwest (Cincinnati, whattup?!), I learned from a very early age…


I’ve noticed that lately I’ve been subconsciously pushing myself into unfamiliar territory style-wise. I think it’s fun because it forces me to learn new things about different types of pieces. Also, as with anything in life, the more you do things that are unfamiliar, the more familiar they become (knowledge is power!!). This is how you expand your own personal style…


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Hey guys!! So I put a little video together talking about why I decided to take part in Movember this month. Head over to YouTube to see it and hopefully you’ll feel compelled to join me or make a donation…


For many years I swore that I would never wear dress shoes with jeans. I would see friends rocking this look and think that it just didn’t work very well. The jeans were often too big and would swallow the top of the shoes or the shoes themselves were too formal and looked wrong. Plus, I was probably very stubborn and still emerging from my wannabe ghetto phase anyways…


In my opinion, even someone who considers themselves very set in their own sense of style should still be willing to step outside of their fashion comfort zone from time to time. Getting too comfortable in anything is a bad thing, really. It causes you to go a bit stagnant and not see every angle of what could be. A lot of guys that I meet aren’t into fashion or are somewhat intimidated…


I started working out for the first time at age 14 when I was a freshman in high school. We had mandatory strength sessions in order to prepare us for tryouts for the football team. It was the first time I was introduced to fitness. The workouts mainly consisted of following a pre-set order of lifts…


Ok…maybe this isn’t the BEST outfit for trekking through the desert, but I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to shoot with my old friend Ryan Orange ( out in Mojave. There’s something so eerie and creepy about the old towns…

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For years, I would approach my workouts and fitness with a very lackadaisical attitude. What I hadn’t begun to understand was that fitness needs to be approached in the same.


Calling all guys aspiring to be fashionable!! What’s that? You’re too busy? You hate to shop? You don’t know what to pick out for yourself? Sorry, but your excuses have officially run out thanks to Five Four Clothing! I totally get that it’s not on the top of every guy’s to-do list to be out shopping on the weekend or after work. It’s time consuming, expensive, frustrating, yes, I agree. That’s why Five Four stepped in to save the day. They’re a Los Angeles based company…

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Personally, one of my favorite things about fall is shopping for new and exciting pieces to break in during the colder months. If you’re like me, there are one or.

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So it’s that time again, Fitness Friday, the last day before the weekend and your best opportunity to sweat out the stress of the week and set yourself up for a fun and productive two days off! I wanted to take a minute to shout out CORE POWERRRRR!!!!! It’s arguably the most important area of fitness and it often gets overlooked…

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Early fall is great because it allows you to combine outfits that don’t work at any other time of the year. I recently found this short sleeved knit top from Azul by Moussy and had to have it. I love pieces that are constructed one way, yet made of materials that are unlike the structure. For instance, this shirt…

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I like to think that subtlety is one my strong suits. I’m the type of guy who likes to be seen, but on my own terms. I’m never the one making a grand entrance or grabbing attention immediately when I walk into a room. I prefer to let people discover me in their own time. That being said, I’m loving this new shirt from Kennington Man. Look closely…I was sure to grab a detailed pic so that you could. See it??

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Although the weather report refuses to agree with the calendar, one of these days, fall will be upon us. When that day comes, you damned well better have a jacket ready to go! No more of this getting dressed in the morning and being fine all day in your t-shirt and shorts, you lazy bum! Put some thought into it, even if it’s as simple as today’s post…

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If you’re just getting to know me through the blog, you’d probably be surprised to find out that I went through a pretty serious wannabe-gangster aka “wankster” phase in early high school. It was the height of Eminem and 50 Cent’s popularity and I simply just couldn’t help myself from rocking baggy sweatpants, jerseys, bandanas, all of the essentials of that era’s MTV labeled “cool guy”…

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When doing cardio building outside, I like to find an open stretch of street, sidewalk or field and bust out some sprints. I know that sounds outrageous, but they don’t have to be all out, 100%. You can build up to that. Run a 10 second sprint and rest for 30-45 seconds afterward and start again. Run 10-15 sprints and your heart rate…

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Summer is officially over! It’s a bittersweet thing to say when I think back on all the pool parties and brunch buzzes, but I must admit I’m ready for some fall weather. Layers, scarves, hats, jackets…weeeeeeeee!!! Today is the first day of fall, so I wanted to talk about a couple of my basic rules when it comes to early fall fashion…


Anyone, man or woman, who claims to be into fashion needs to have a special place in their heart for vintage clothing and accessories. Some of my fondest memories of first being old enough to be shopping for myself are going to Goodwill or St. Vincent dePaul and scoring a vintage jersey or…


As usual, summer flew by here in LA. However, that doesn’t mean the heat is gone. Similar to most people I talk to, I’m also ready to bust out my sweaters and jackets for the fall, but for the time being I’ve gotta suck it up and deal with what I’m given. I just picked up these brand new Chuck Taylor II’s recently and I’m basically obsessed. They’ve been redesigned with a Lunarlon insole, elastic tongue stabilizers and a cushioned upper…


If you didn’t already know, I’m originally from Cincinnati, OH. I’m VERY proud of my hometown. I’m a diehard local sports fan, foodie and overall lover of all things 513. Any chance I get to work together with a brand in general is exciting, but today I’m extremely excited to discuss my collaboration with Frameri, a Cincinnati-based…


Summer is coming to a close already (can’t believe it). That being said, temperatures in LA have remained sky-high. When it’s this hot, sometimes you’ve gotta figure out new and interesting ways to diversify from the typical summer outfit. I’ve about worn out my shorts and t-shirt drawers this summer, so I said screw it and decided to share an old favorite of mine, the waistcoat aka vest, with you. A good vest


The collision of fashion and function is upon us! Never before have brands taken materials, fit AND function into their development quite like today and it’s fantastic. One of the newest and best brands doing just that is Kit and Ace. Related to the founder of LuLuLemon, K&A founder Shannon Wilson developed this line with luxury and functionality…


I’m coming at you today in my new INC blazer from Macy’s. It’s 100% linen and as you can see from the pictures, a pretty sweet shade of red. INC is a great brand for guys looking to try new things in their wardrobe. The brand has a runway-inspired feel that is going to make statements without…


That’s right. I’m not afraid to shout it from the rooftops…I LOVE SWEATPANTS!!! Embarrassing admission in 3, 2, 1…In high school, I was a total product of the gangsta rap movement. So much so, in fact, that I prided myself on solely wearing baggy sweatpants…


If you follow my other social media (which you obviously should…so entertaining) then you saw that I had the privilege of spending last weekend in San Francisco. It was my second time visiting, with last time being a quick birthday trip…

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As an American who’s into fashion, I’ve always been forced to follow what the Europeans start, which is fine because Europe is cooler than us anyways. Thankfully with the internet and social media, we don’t have to wait the 5-10 years for European fashions to trickle across…


I hope that reading this doesn’t teach you anything. Haha, I say that because today’s post is all about loyalty. I hope it’s not teaching you anything because you’re already as loyal a person as possible and you don’t…


If you follow along with the news, in general and especially fashion-based, you saw that Gap is closing 175 North American stores due to declining sales. It was a tough piece of news for me, a lifelong Gap lover. In my opinion, a store that’s been as influential…


I don’t wear a lot of suits. Sometimes it bugs me that I don’t go for them more often but then I realize that jeans and a tee is still such an easier way for me to express myself. That being said, there are always those days when I wake up feeling fancy. Today was one of those days. A good khaki suit is a staple…


Admit it, we’ve all been in this situation. You leave the house in the morning for a day of errands, activities, work or whatever, so you dress accordingly. There’s no way you’ll need a jacket in the 80 degree weather of daylight, so why even bring one? Then you get caught up at work, errands…


One of the things that I love most about the world of fashion in 2015 is how malleable it is. It’s an industry that allows just about anyone to come up with an idea and create a market if the idea is good enough. Sure, you have Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, staples…


If you follow my blog AT ALL, you know that sneakers are about as close to my heart as any material good can be. I’ve been a sneaker fiend since childhood and I firmly blame it all on my Mom (kidding…sort of, ha! Love you, Mom). The world of athletic shoes has absolutely exploded over the last 10 years…


A good hat is like a good friend. You go through things together. You get to know one another on a very deep level. As time progresses you grow so incredibly comfortable with one another that you can’t really imagine sharing that time with anyone or anything else…


As painful as it can be, fashion is oftentimes about stepping outside of your comfort zone and giving things a chance. Thom Browne has made the shorts suit famous in his own right by sporting the look for years, but it wasn’t until last summer that we saw it reach…


Dressing for the weather is a difficult concept in the summertime. I’ve made that clear before but I must reiterate that it’s difficult to keep a roster of fresh shorts and t-shirts on deck at all times when the temperatures are pushing 90. You’ve gotta be able to open up…


If you’ve been outside in the last week or two, you’ve noticed that summer is here and it’s looking to be a hot one. If you haven’t been outside in the last week or two…Warcraft will still be there when you come back…


We didn’t have the wherewithal to dub it “streetwear” like they do now, but the current movement is massive. It’s happening everywhere, Europe, Asia, here in America and beyond. It’s a type of style that blends the comforts of sweats and denim with the technicality of cutting materials in unconventional…

I’ve partnered up with Azul by Moussy, an amazing brand that’s blown up overseas and is now available at Nordstrom. They were kind enough to throw a whole outfit on me and I must say that I’m loving the quality…

It was a gloomy Sunday in Santa Monica yesterday, but that couldn’t stop me from busting out my new favorite vintage inspired beach getup. Fitted beach shirts are on the rise, guys! High end designers and mass producers alike…

I’m pumped to have teamed up with Steve Madden men’s division to present some of their current lineup of shoes and boots as well as accessories. Today I’m talking about building an outfit from the ground up…


Having had an awesome Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to show off a new thing I’ve been trying lately, the summer scarf. I think it’s safe to say that the weather has turned for the better in the majority of the USA by now. Summer can be tough because once it gets very hot, all I want to do…

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“Back to school…back to school…to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool.” – Billy Madison. Simplicity is the name of the game sometimes, this outfit being a key example. I’ve been wanting to bust out a polo on the blog for awhile now and finally figured out how I could make it work for me. Buttoning up…


Hey everybody! So I’m very excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with accessory brand, Urbane Apparel. They make all sorts of beautiful neckties, bow ties, pocket squares and scarves. They even just released the ‘Lads’ collection for babies…


Saturday night I went and saw Avengers: Age of Ultron in 4DX with my lady and LOVED it. For those unfamiliar with 4DX, it’s essentially like a simulator you’ve probably ridden at your local amusement park. The chairs move, there are…


Jaclyn and I had the pleasuree of shooting with her brother Jeff, who’s a very talented photographer, last weekend. I wanted the shoot to have a fun, comfortable vibe and what better way to translate that than with vintage tees and Nikes…

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Don’t you hate when the weather turns warmer, the sun shines for more hours in the day and you have to bust out your super lightweight clothes, maximizing comfort levels?? Ha, of course you don’t! Me neither…

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I’m excited to be writing this post today because lately I’ve been having guys ask me for a solution to their shopping problem. Not that they shop too much, but they either don’t have time to shop for themselves or they simply hate to shop…


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Errand-Wear shouldn’t be overlooked when building your wardrobe, gents. Errands are one of the most effective ways to make you feel productive and if you know you look good while you’re completing those menial tasks, you’re going to feel even better…


One of the many fortunate things about living in LA, in my eyes, is the ability to explore all sorts of different avenues when it comes to working out. Having a gym membership and lifting weights is a thing of the past for me…


In a world rife with happy hour meetings after work and first dates on a Tuesday, an outfit that’s dressy enough for work that can also be dressed down at 5 (or more likely 6, you hard worker, you!) is necessary and easily doable…

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As you guys know, I wasn’t able to make it to Coachella this weekend, so myself, the lady and some friends all decided to check out the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale. Long story short…


This weekend kicks off the start of the massive music and food festival, Coachella, in Indio, CA. The scene of this festival has exploded over the last few years, with clothing stores releasing specific lines catered…


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I had the privilege of spending Easter Sunday at my girlfriend’s boss’ house in Malibu yesterday and I couldn’t possibly have let the opportunity to shoot there slip through my fingers…


Why Goldilocks, you ask? Well let me tell you! An emerging trend you’re bound to see this spring and summer is the short sleeved sweatshirt…

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Yes…that’s right…man cleavage. It’s beginning to look a lot like summer out there, boys. As the weather heats up…

What a Sellout

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Spring is officially here! Not sure where you’re reading this from, but here in LA that means sweltering hot days and relatively cool nights. It’s basically the best…

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If you’re in LA right now…you’re probably sweating. I know it might seem like I’m gloating but…well, maybe I am a little bit. 90 degrees in March?! Face it, Al Gore was right…

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I’ve been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to bust out my cotton Zara blazer that I doctored to have short sleeves. I teased it on Instagram awhile back…

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The Dr. is in! I know all of you have that pair of pants in your closet that you haven’t worn in forever because they still fit in the waist but might not…


My lovely girlfriend and I snuck into this cool courtyard next door today to shoot me in my awesome new Pony sneakers and vintage blazer…


Guys, don’t I look like Christian Grey?? Ok, maybe just because I’m wearing all grey, but still…


I had a blast running around Downtown LA yesterday with my girls Jaclyn and Luca. We went to check out…


I’ve been making a concerted effort to wear sweatpants more in the past few months after years…


Here. We. GO! So excited to premiere my updated blog, The Looksmith. Why that name? …

Oscar Monday


The Monday after the Oscars is always so bittersweet here in LA…


Today I’m in recovery from being sick. Bouncing back from sickness is an issue of dressing myself very intentionally. As I’m sure…

Keeping It Simple

It’s casual Friday! I hope everyone is braced and ready for an exciting weekend ahead…


So I FINALLY saw Grand Budapest Hotel (amazing!) the other night…

Splurge Worthy


At this point in my life I’m most definitely a “budget baller”, as they say (does anyone say that?)…


If you live here in LA or have the chance to come visit, I highly recommend checking out the abandoned Griffith Zoo…

Tee Time


Over the years, I’ve amassed quite the collection of graphic tee shirts…

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I had the privilege of shooting photos with an old friend earlier this week…


Dinosaur socks! I’m feeling a little crazy today…


I want to be better about sharing music artists or groups that I enjoy…


So as I’ve shown, denim is one my of true loves, but I’m in the process of trying to expand my roster of non-jeans…

I’m typically a big New Year’s Resolution guy who inevitably loses track of them…


I’m back! Landed in LA on Saturday after a long trip home to Cincinnati for the holidays…


So I don’t know about you guys but I’m still buzzing from the Bengals victory over Peyton Manning…


As the holidays draw near, so does my trip back to Cincinnati (my hometown) to celebrate Christmas and one of my best buddy’s weddings on NYE…


With the weather consistently staying below 60, I’m taking full advantage. As far as I’m concerned, every man should own at least two topcoats…


What’s that you say?! You don’t know what to get (insert family/friend here) for the holidays this year??


It’s cooling off in LA!!! I’ve been shouting it from the canyon tops due to utter glee. After the hottest summer since I moved here…


This week’s Artist Spotlight is Nick Waterhouse. I first heard his music (like I do so many of my favorite new artists) listening to KCRW in Los Angeles…


So I scored these classic Timberland 6-inchers at Goodwill recently and unfortunately it’s been too hot outside to take advantage…


I had the amazing opportunity to shoot for the Men’s brand Gents ( yesterday afternoon…

Throwback Thursday


So I was watching a movie the other day and saw a guy wearing a wife beater with his shirt wide open like this. I think it was from the early-90’s or something…


Decided to take this weekend out with a bang. It was hot (yet again) yesterday but I was in the mood to be weird, so I threw on my very lightweight shirt from BDG…

I need your candor!

In order for me to constantly be improving and creating content that’s interesting to you guys I need to know more about what you’d like to see!

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Sunday Funday at the dog beach yesterday in Long Beach. We celebrated my girlfran’s brother’s bday and we had a blast, as you can see…

Go Here: Joshua Tree


I had the privilege to spend the day in Joshua Tree National Park last Sunday whilst filming for my upcoming webseries, “Pretty, Dumb”…

Summer is Here!

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A lot of people I meet think that when it comes to summer, fashion goes out the window because there are so many fewer items being worn or interesting things to combine together…

Sheer Shirt Thursday


Today was a hot one. So obviously I reached for my favorite sheer shirt for maximum comfort and breathability…

Short Shorts


Easter Sunday seemed like a perfect day for me to rock my new H&M short shorts…


There are several items that a man must consider essential to his wardrobe, a Multi-Functional Watch is one of them…



Even as a service industry employee, I still think SaturDAYs are pretty great (I always work at night). I’ve emboldened the “DAY” because I’m only speaking about the daytime…



For years, I’ve been a major hat person. Sure, I went through the days of fitted flat-bills that matched my shoelaces or something ridiculous…



So, I recently received a Birchbox subscription as a gift from my girlfriend. This is the 2nd box I’ve received…


One of my, seemingly endless, favorite things about fashion is the way it’s able to portray a message as soon as you walk into the room…

Where to Eat: Lunch!


I wanted to do a quick spotlight on Mendocino Farms, being that it’s one of, if not THE favorite sandwich of mine in the whole city…


The Weekend Wedding has always been tough for me, speaking as a habitual over-packer. My girlfriend and I left LA early Friday morning…


No matter what your age, you should be able to wear sneakers without feeling the judgmental eyes of other people thinking you want to look younger…

The Full Button!


I’m seeing, what I’ve dubbed, “The Full Button” a lot around LA but I can’t imagine it’s happening too often in other areas of the country…

The rest of your outfit is irrelevant here. You just need to be sure to match these two items. Owning two belts is not too much to ask…

The Inauguration


So here you are, graciously visiting my new lifestyle blog. It’s been a long time coming…