New York Fashion Week: Men's Edition

For the most part, fashion week shows are hit and miss for me. They are often way too concept based and you almost NEVER see the models wearing anything remotely close to what is made available to the every day consumer. But the debut men's fashion week in New York had something a little different to offer and, needless to say, it definitely took me by surprise.

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Vitaly Design - 2015 Collection

Remember back in the day (my day that is) when you and your boys would make a trip to the mall and spend all the money you saved up to buy a customized dog tag? Well, THANK GOD those days are gone! The new era of urban and street jewelry is here and Vitaly is leading the charge. This Canadian based brand has reimagined how men view rings and pendants and provide curated looks that not only exemplify style but provide edge and character.

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Style 101: Blended Confidence

Blending in is overrated. Anyone that knows me knows that my heart is in the Midwest; I was born in Detroit, and raised in Chicago. However, making it back this Memorial Day Weekend made me realize how laid back and "safe" the Midwest style really is. I was always a fashion forward guy living in the Windy City, but New York City has really taught me how to be bold and daring with my style. I ditched the "NO HATS WHATSOEVER" rule and adopted the brim, scratched the loafers and bought Chelsea boots, and I've even been purchasing black clothing (which I had never done before... EVER).

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