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It’s that time again. Over the next few months, in partnership with GQ magazine and GAP, I’ll be revealing the new crop of the Best New Menswear Designers of America. You may remember that the BNMDA are four designers chosen by GQ to create collaborative capsule collections for GAP’s solid menswear offering. The full collection will be released in September, but until then, I’ll be sporting standout pieces from each brand.

This month, I’m talking about The Hill-Side, a Brooklyn-based clothier filled with mixed-textile accessories and everyday must-own essentials, started by brother Emil and Sandy Corsillo. I’ve been a fan of the brand for a few years after seeing some of the wares in various menswear boutiques across the City.

For their GAP collaboration, Emil says they’ll be infusing some unique and interesting “high-quality fabrics, which could mean chambray shirts, linen ties, tweed herringbone jackets or sneakers made from blanket-striped wool.” Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what the brothers have in store for one of my favorite mass retailers!

Check out more from The Hill-Side and shop GAP’s current menswear offering to get your summer wardrobe on lock. Ready, set, match!

SHOP: Gap Swim Shorts | The Hill-Side Shirt | Converse Sneakers

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Music Monday / 17

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I’m back on my grind in New York City after a killer long weekend in Puerto Rico with Jockey! I’m so excited to share some of my favorite tunes from this past week. I’ve got some on-the-rise artists like Twenty-One Pilots and Woolf and the Wondershow pitted alongside chart favorites like A$AP Rocky and Tove Lo. Slough off the stresses of the week with this playlist and your favorite noise-canceling headphones… might as well drown out the sound of your coworkers recounting stories of their “fabulous weekend.” [wink]

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Spotify profile to stay up-to-date on all my playlists. Have a song I should hear? Email me with your suggestion!

TRACK LISTING:

Twenty-One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Woolf and the Wondershow – “Cloaked”

Felix Jaehn – “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”

Flight Facilities – “With You”

Otto Knows – “Next To Me”

Capital Cities – “Safe And Sound”

A$AP Rocky – “Everyday”

Big Wild – “Aftergold”

Ella Eyre – “Deeper”

Mø ft Diplo – “XXX 88″

Astrid S – “2AM (Dandy Lion Remix)”

Powers – “Beat of My Drum”

Tove Lo – “Not On Drugs”

Sage The Gemini – “Good Thing”

Zero 7 – “Destiny”

Zedd ft Troye Sivan – “Papercut”

Active Child – “Hanging On”

Haim – “If I Could Change Your Mind”

Zedd ft Logic – “Transmission”

Self – “Monogamy”

Goldroom – “California Rain”


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Over Grown

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One of my absolute favorite ways to spend an afternoon is walking around the West Village and exploring some of the winding streets hidden by overgrown brush or tattooed with layers of ivy. As a die-hard fan of “The Secret Garden” in my childhood, I’ve held on to a fantastical idea that I’ll one day stumble upon my own clandestine oasis, patiently awaiting my arrival. If you’re a new visitor to New York City, taking a tour of the West Village (especially along the riverside) is an absolute must.

I spent the day with my pal – and incredibly talented photographer – Brandon Osorio, who snapped some of these photos for me. We stopped by Hamilton’s Luncheonette for a milkshake or ten. I got the peanut butter and jelly concoction… certainly wasn’t disappointed!

I opted for a super casual look, pairing light denim vest with my favorite summer chinos from Bonobos. Nordstrom carries a huge selection of items from Bonobos, but their pant selections are so on-point. You guys already know I’m a fan of Nordstrom – just about half my wardrobe is from there. I guess you can’t help it when you’re at a one-stop shop!

photos by Brandon Osorio

Bonobos Chinos | Topman Denim Vest (DIY it with this jacket) | Feathers T-Shirt | Gents Cap | Birkenstock Sandals | State Backpack

Sights & Sounds

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A few years back I made a pact to myself that I would rediscover my love for live music. As a teenager, I clamored to see my favorites perform at local venues. Once I moved to New York, I jumped on the opportunity to see those same artists at some of the city’s most coveted arenas. Work eventually took over my life and my spark for live music unfortunately fizzled as a result.

I was so excited when NYLON Guys and Original Penguin invited me to see Tanlines perform at Rough Trade as part of their tour across the U.S. I remember dancing around my bedroom lip-singing their hit, “All Of Me.” I was joined by my blogger pal Isaac (of Isaac Likes) for the festivities and outfitted for the evening by my friends over at Original Penguin, who are celebrating their 60th Anniversary! OPG has always been a go-to of mine for their concert/festival vibes… I mean, they have had some major fans in the music industry (going back to Rat Pack greats like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby).

Needless to say, it was a night to remember. Good music, great friends, and a few whiskey sours… New York nights are my favorite!

* If you get the chance, be sure to download Tanlines’ newest album, Highlights.

Original Penguin Shirt | Original Penguin Short | Original Penguin Shoes




Music Monday / 16

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I spent the weekend doing a whole lot of nothing, which is both good for my psyche and bad for my productivity. Alas, there isn’t much you can do to combat that kind of weekend procrastination. For this week’s Music Monday, I culled a few of my favorite from the past few weeks that I think you guys are going to love. In particular, Alessia – a rising artist on the scene – released a viral hit called “Here” that waxes poetic about the frustrations of being an introvert in an extrovert world. The remaining hits are smooth and soothing for your week ahead. So, toss on your favorite headphones (hopefully noise-canceling so you can drown out your coworker’s boring weekend stories) and give it a listen!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Spotify profile to stay up-to-date on all my playlists. Have a song I should hear? Email me with your suggestion!

TRACK LISTING:

Alessia Cara – “Here”

DJ Snake ft AlunaGeorge – “You Know You Like It”

Broods – “Mother & Father”

MADE IN HEIGHTS – “Slow Burn”

Years & Years – “Take Shelter”

SNBRN ft Kerli – “Raindrops (Prince Fox Remix)”

Tame Impala – “Eventually”

Gorgon City ft MNEK – “Ready For Your Love”

Fink – “Looking Too Closely”

AlunaGeorge – “Supernatural”

MADE IN HEIGHTS – “Forgiveness”

Oh Wonder – “Livewire”

Damien Rice – “Volcano – Instrumental”

Miguel – “Sure Thing”

Big Sean ft Jhene Aiko – “I Know”

Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again”

Miguel ft Wale – “Coffee”

Leon Bridges – “River”

Big Wild – “La Brisa”

Kygo ft Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)”


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Hook & Albert Garment Weekender

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Mystery has always interested me; I enjoy things that aren’t always what they seem. I recently snagged this amazing weekender from Hook & Albert. Beautifully crafted and roomy enough for a week worth of traveling, this bag shrouds in super power in sleek waxed canvas and luxury steel hardware. With an easy slight of hand (or zipper), the weekender transforms into a perfectly proportioned garment bag. Abracadabra – dual purposes!

I recently took it for a test drive last week on my trip to the British Virgin Islands, and it performed marvelously! My dinner jacket and suit trousers (for our fanciest dinner) stayed completely wrinkle-free during transit, plus I had enough room in the weekender to pack four days worth of outfit changes!

The bag comes in a few colors, but I couldn’t resist the olive canvas version because I can’t resist olive-colored accessories. [cue robot voice: “Must collect all olive accessories”] My favorite little pup Luna decided to make it her new puppy fort – so I’m not the only one who’s got a thing for this bag.

The guys over at Hook & Albert wanted you guys to get a portion off your order, so if you use the code ‘SCOUTSIXTEEN’ you’ll get 20% off your order! Now you just need to start planning your next weekend getaway so you have an excuse to snag one for yourself… [epic hi-five].

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Happy Daze

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Well hallelujah almighty – the florals have finally bloomed in New York. It was about damn time! The constant barrage of barren branches flanking my walk to meetings was getting unbearable. My roommate Christina and I decided to poke around the neighborhood yesterday to try out a new coffee shop that opened near Gramercy Park. I’ve been toting this Ernest Alexander messenger just about everywhere with me – had been looking for a new one and this one fit the bill.

Since it was just a casual outing, I opted for dark Lucky denim that I picked up from Nordstrom a few months back. They were under $100 – so they were already speaking my language. In one of my previous posts, I mentioned how amazing Nordstrom’s denim selection is but you can’t beat an under $100 pair [high-five]. I’ve listed some of my favorite pairs below, in case you’re interested!

Lucky Brand Denim | IRO T-Shirt | AG Jeans Hoodie | Converse Sneakers | Ernest Alexander Messenger

Happily Green

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“Work”… even typing it feels awkward and foreign. It’s one of those words that squeezes its way into your life bringing with it varying levels of anxiety, inadequacy, and success. I would be lying if I said I absolutely love working. If we’re being honest, I’d much rather be giving CPR to a tub of Ben & Jerry’s while binging on my Netflix queue… but we’ll keep that reserved for ‘weekend-only’ fun.

Finding a balance between work-life and life-life is an ongoing struggle, for me included. In an age when our attention spans are unraveling dangerously close to zero, it’s a Herculean task trying to muster enough focus to get through the work day. What I’ve learned is that it is incredibly important to divide your day into smaller, more tackle-able chunks. Conquer your high-priority tasks at the beginning of the day – say from 9AM-11AM. From there onward, alternate between 75 minutes of productivity and 15 minutes of free time. That ‘free time’ is crucial to staying motivated (and, truthfully, sane) during a busy work day.

I’m certainly no expert when it comes to balancing life but I’m happily green in the process. I’m constantly finding new ways to heighten my productivity while keeping a positive attitude – even on the days when I’m royally exhausted. How do you stay productive during your work day? Have you found the secret to work-life balance?

My look today employs one of my favorite color combinations: army green and jet black. The jacket and shoes aren’t the same tone so it works to break up the flat landscape of the black shirt and jeans. These jeans have been one of my go-to pairs for about a year now – I snagged them at Nordstrom in Los Angeles (at The Grove) and basically haven’t stopped wearing them since! Nordstrom carries an insane amount of cool denim brands but these AG jeans just worked perfectly. I’ve included some of my other favorite denim options below, if you’re interested!

AG Jeans Denim | IRO Tee | Billy Reid Shoes | Bang & Olufsen Headphones