Bulls Eye

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After a week recharging my internal battery in Los Angeles, I’m happy to be back on my hamster wheel in New York City. I love traveling but being away from home so often means I’m juggling to keep my home life and travel life in proper balance. My days have been running together a bit, so much so that yesterday I packed my backpack and hiked over to a local coffee shop for work. It wasn’t until a friend texted me that I realized it was Sunday (and not a Monday morning).

This was a look I shot with my pal Anthony about a week and a half ago. If you’ve read Scout Sixteen for a while you know how much I love a sport casual outfit. Comfort is my number one goal when getting dressed every morning. I love this Chicago Bulls t-shirt emblazoned with #23, a nod to Michael Jordan that will never get old. Since I was just running errands, I paired the look with my new Teva sandals and this slick gold necklace from Half United.

This necklace comes with a pretty cool donation, too: half of all proceeds go to fighting hunger across the globe. Over 115,000 children have been fed with purchases made on Half United since 2010! I always like knowing my money is going to a great cause.

Nena + Pasadena T-Shirt / Half United Necklace / Neuw Denim / Teva Sandals / Caravelle Watch

Weekend Sport

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I’ve always had trouble wearing suits. Growing up, I dreaded weddings, funerals, and any event that required me to put on the itchy suit my mom snagged me on sale at a local all-purpose store. I just never quite felt comfortable in a suit and it’s a sentiment I still struggle with: I’m the casual guy and suits just feel so… square. Over the last few years, I’ve learned to readapt traditional suiting to fit my casual, creative lifestyle.

Take, for instance, these classic Kenneth Cole suiting trousers… when I give them a sporty cuff, pair them with a moody half-zip polo and toss in a neutral sneaker, they take on a whole new meaning. Now don’t get me wrong, I think a suit (when worn properly) is one of the smartest outfits any guy can opt for. There is a “go get ‘em” sophistication to a full suit that I strongly wish I could pull off. But for now, I’m content with taking my classic suiting pieces and giving them a casual makeover.

These pieces can take any guy from work room to weekend with ease. Mix your pinstripe pants with a grey tee and sandals or match a houndstooth blazer with your favorite slouchy denim. Whatever style you choose, don’t be afraid to experiment!

Kenneth Cole Trousers / Kenneth Cole Polo / New Balance Sneakers / Filson Work Satchel / Cynthia Rybakoff Rings

Freakin’ Weekend / 09

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Well I’m in Los Angeles for the weekend and better part of next week – taking a break from all the craziness that was New York Fashion Week. I’m excited to be on the West Coast and getting my sanity back in order. First stop on what will inevitably be a food binge? In & Out for a double animal-style burger… wish my arteries luck this weekend.

Hope your weekend nails it; here are a few of my favorite links from this week to get you through the weekend…

These sneakers are under $50 and they’re my new fall favorite.

This photographer might be my favorite find in a while. I just bought the elephant photo for my apartment.

Some of the most famous mythical creatures might actually be real!

This $90 acid wash backpack has me feeling all the feels.

iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? If you’re still struggling which to buy – read this review.

I would eat everything on this list of Sunday Funday brunch foods.

I want this city bicycle so very bad. How amazing is it?

This silver necklace will be new neck accessory (plus it’ll help ward off vampires).

This picture would look amazing framed and in my living room.

I want this olive green leather jacket more than I want this puppy.

Failing miserably at being an adult? Yeah, me too.

Well apparently… it’s healthier to delay adulthood a bit longer.

Such a big fan of this photography duo.

This brownie recipe is the kind of food porn I love. Let’s make it and eat all of it.

After seeing these pictures of Paris, I’m itching to get back. How about you?

I would sell my right arm to own these boots but I’m going to save up for this killer pair instead.

[Photo Credit: Home Life Australia]

Sin City

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I was patrolling my insane archive of unpublished blog photos and I came across this classic and casual look from when I was in Las Vegas for PROJECT Trade Show a few weeks back! I really liked how light and airy this blazer was – which really helped to combat the insanely hot weather.

I don’t have much to say for this post but thought I’d share this look in case you needed any style inspiration for your Friday.

Astronomy Blazer (via JackThreads) / Kenneth Cole Denim / PF Flyers Sneakers / Armani Exchange T-Shirt / Daniel Wellington Watch

Work Wear

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It’s not often that you’ll catch me wearing a blazer. I work from home and most of my meetings tend to involve creative or tech types so a blazer isn’t always a priority. After feeling a little underdressed at a recent meeting, I decided I would step it up a notch for a little “wear-to-work” look that still gives me the casual edge I’m looking for. 

I opted for this blue cotton blazer from EXPRESS because it was incredibly soft but also had such a light, featherweight structure to it that it didn’t leave me feeling stiff. I polished off the casual look with my favorite Filson work satchel and my EXPRESS boat shoes. Special thanks to my pal Serena Goh for snapping these photos for me!

EXPRESS Blazer / EXPRESS Shoes / EXPRESS Button-Down (similar) / Filson Satchel

Autumn Wind

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Sitting alone in my favorite local coffee shop, I feel a familiar breeze. The winds of autumn are slowly picking up and bringing with them spectacular sensory reminders why I love fall so much: pumpkin spiced coffees, falling leaves, and layered jackets.

I’m so thrilled to be heralding in the cooler weather with this look from the fine folks over at Alfred Dunhill. Pop by dunhill’s Madison Avenue store in New York City (545 Madison Avenue, at 55th Street) to shop the newly-arrived Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection in person and be sure to take an extra-special look at the range of colorful accessories. dunhill crafts some of the smartest styles around – if you don’t know the dunhill take on dapper, you don’t know what you’re missing!  Read More

Fueling Inspiration

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I’ll always be a fan of fashion from across the pond. The Brits have such a smart way of dressing that I can’t help but be envious as I write this wearing little more than my knee-torn pajamas. As I’ve tried educating my casual style over the last year or two, I’ve always turned to one brand: Ted Baker. The cheeky prints and subtle details on tailored silhouettes provide the perfect “British Style Starter Kit” for any guy. I’m particularly drawn to the brand’s heritage accessories – the well-worn leather brogues and graduated schoolboy satchels are among my favorites!

Ted Baker recently got a digital facelift with a newly-revamped website and a spectacular new Pinterest campaign. I’m thrilled to partner up with the storied brand to help you guys win some impossibly cool swag. The idea is simple: create a Pinterest board with some of your favorite products from Ted Baker and inspirations for your new look, submit the board, and each week in-house stylists will choose a winner to win some of the items you featured on your board from Ted Baker!

It’s that simple! I created a board for myself full of the dark, brooding (but lively) pieces I would want to wear and sprinkled in some inspiration images for the guy I hope to be in 5 years: successful, hilarious, and Casanova-level romantic.

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AEO x Made In America Festival

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Last month, I got the opportunity to join American Eagle (as well as a slew of my favorite bloggers and editors) for the Budweiser Made in America music festival, where AEO was the fashion sponsor. We had an absolute blast rocking out with the AEO team and some of the hottest names in music. Battling the elements in Philly didn’t stop us from enjoying endless Budweiser beers and complimentary massages, all while rocking the latest from American Eagle. Read More