Footwear Fiend


With so many brands doing so many great things in men's footwear, when it comes to upping your shoe game, the options are endless. It's all about occasion when choosing a proper shoe. For those warmer, relaxed Monday's like today, it's all about sneakers - sans socks.... well sans ankle-socks. These printed sneaks from ASOS were hidden way back in our closet and after a major cleaning and organizing day [it took a day], they were uncovered and put back into the daily rotation. 

After rediscovering a past favorite in the footwear section of the closet, I decided to put together a short list of some of my current dream shoes to get into. No matter if it's for this summer or next, a good pair of shoes will last for years and should never go out of style no matter the season. If you have a favorite brand or style I haven't included in my list, then comment below and let me know. I'm always on the prowl for a good pair of kicks!

Back(pack) to School


It's just about that time of year most dread... back to school shopping. With tons of kids in the market for a new wardrobe to kick start their new school year, timing could not be better to discover Skagen's line of baggage. So many forget about that one piece of investment used every day and end up with a less than appealing bag on their back. Well, it's time to update that daily baggage with a new style and less common shape - the Slingpack!

The Slingpack fits all your daily necessities with some ultra-modern design. It has one large, buckled compartment for your books and laptop, and two smaller, zipped compartments that easily fits all your devices in easier to access hidden spots. Not to mention the lux leather that is soft to the touch and will only get better with wear. Just pack and sling... ehhh, get it!? 

     


Summer Suiting


Sometimes you just have to keep it short and when it comes to summer suiting, it's all about trying to stay sweat-free. I take any chance I can to stay comfortable and during these hotter days of the year, shorts are vital. You don't have to go so casual in shorts though. Thanks to this BoohooMan Blazer and Stretch Shorts combo, I'll be sporting a modern suiting twist perfect for the season. The shorts have just enough stretch for my longer days of trekking around the city from meeting to meeting and the blazer is just light enough to keep me tailored and sweat-free. I understand the look isn't for everyone and every office but if you can manage to pull it off, go for it! 

     

Semi-Sheer


Summer shirting never felt so good. I'm managing to stay cool in this semi-sheer shirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs today as I run around the city. Summers in NYC can be brutal. Not only is is sweltering, but you have no choice but to take to the concrete jungle to get things done. I love not having to drive but weeks like this make me wish I was riding around the city in car with the AC on blast!

At first, I told myself that these extreme temperatures us New Yorkers experience throughout the year make us appreciate the seasons but really, I'm just talking myself off the 'I'm moving out of this damn city!' ledge. As much as I would like to walk the streets in shorts and a tank, there's days like today where I have to actually interact with people at meetings and events so this Summer Foulard Shirt could not have been delivered sooner. With a slightly sheer fabric, it lets in the breeze without completely exposing a nip-slip. P.S., honorable mention goes to these sick penny-loafers from a brand I just discovered, Paul Evans. The perfect dapper slip-ons for summer and beyond!

     

Skin Care Package


These past few weeks have been a scorcher. From my trip to Hawaii to a long few days of running around for New York Fashion Week: Men's, my skin has been under some intense rays. Sometimes there's just not enough sunscreen to help protect so every once in a while, you should treat yourself [especially your skin] to make up for the elements. Luckily, my friends over at L'Occitane and GQ sent over a skin care package to get my skin looking its' best! From a scrubbing cleanse to hand creams to an essential statement scent that'll keep me looking and smelling my best, L'occitane has my body covered. Make sure you check out their entire collection of endless men's grooming goodies and start rejuvenating your skin today!