TREND STYLED || Men's Style Grooming and Travel Blog by Saul Carrasco

Summer Whites

It'll be Labor Day before we know it so there's no better time to get some your all white looks out of the way - does anyone really still pay attention to the "no white after Labor Day" rule?! Anyways, these Japanese Selvedge Jeans from J. Crew are still in the beginning stages of breaking so I have no choice but to wear them straight through Labor Day to get them just right... least that'll be the excuse I'll be using. 

I'm going to break these guys in over the next couple months to show just how buying some selvedge denim can be worth the sometimes steep price. Make sure to check back to see the stages of the process and how these J. Crew Selvedge Denim Jeans break down into the perfect pair. Make sure to comment if you have any tricks of the trade to speed up the process!


East Meets West

Another weekend comes to a close... unfortunately. With summer already just about half way over, I have really been trying to enjoy every bit there is left of it. At the very least, the anticipation of the end of summer is getting me out of bed a little earlier than usual. 

As casual as I like to be on the weekend, I'm always well aware that the one time I decide to dress down is that one time I'll run into someone I know. My solution: Topo Ranch - the California based brand that brings West Coast casual vibes every New Yorker needs after a long work week in the city. These Tri Topo Shorts are my go-to during my Sunday errands... and sometimes Monday office-wear. Comfort and style at its' best. 

     


Style Files: Bart Grzybowski

ASOS Suit, Knit Sweater, and Leather Chukka Boots | Illesteva Sunglasses available at DITTO
This weeks Style Files brings Polish-American model Bart Grzybowski who was recently signed to Soul Artist Management. With such handsome, modern good looks, dressing the twenty-something year old model was a breeze. Classic tailored suiting and some killer leather chukka boots [ASOS] transformed the Upper West Side location into a scene straight from the streets of Florence during Pitti Uomo. 

photography: Erik Carter | styling + grooming: Saul Carrasco for Trend Styled
grooming products: Axe Matte Effect Reworkable Clay + Axe Matte Effect Understated Finishing Spray

Tech Up

Samsung has partnered with Gilt for an advanced three day flash sale of their Level audio line available now! The line includes three different types of premium headphones and one Bluetooth portable speaker... Think high quality audio meets high quality style. What else would you expect from Gilt?! Make sure to check out the entire sale on Gilt's website now - the sale ends Sunday, July 20th!
*This post brought to you by our friends at Gilt*

Staycation


Every once in a while, you just have to treat yourself to a little staycation - a time where you can just pack a small bag and enjoy your own space and some much needed silence. For me, there's just nothing like it! The city can be loud and expectedly overwhelming so when Langham Place contacted me to experience a weekend in one of their Residence Suites, I jumped on the opportunity. 

Without a doubt one of the nicest hotels in the city, Langham Place Fifth Avenue, offers a unique apartment-style experience in their much sought after suites. Designed throughout with bespoke furnishings and contemporary artwork, the hotel is a perfect mix of style and comfort. I instantly indulged in some of the amenities like a massive sunken in soaker tub, a king size bed, and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. I even had the chance to experience one of the many spa treatments catered to guys who want that extra step into relaxation and grooming. Feeling right at home, I had to dress for the occasion in a full tuxedo as we made our way down to Measure, the hotel lounge, to listen to some live jazz music that plays every evening. I will definitely be back for another visit as soon as possible and recommend you do the same!