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

Less Effort, More Style

If you've been a regular of Trend Styled this summer then you've seen some of our styling put to work in our Style Files featuring the guys of many model agencies based here in NYC. So when AXE contacted us to try out their latest premium collection - AXE Matte Effect Platinum Series - we thought what better way to test out the line than to put the product to work in the elements of the latest Style Files shoots. It was much easier than expected... and not only because of their already flawless heads of hair. With just a couple of steps, we were able to get photo-shoot ready without the big production.

The results... well you be the judge.
model: Ellis McCreadie | product used: Texturing Salt Spray

model: Braeden Wright 
product used: Ultra Strong Structuring Fiber

model: Bart Grzybowski | product used: Reworkable Clay

model: Sam
product used: Molding Mud

photography: Erik Carter | grooming: Saul Carrasco for Trend Styled using AXE Matte Effect Platinum Series

*This post brought to you by our friends at AXE*

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*