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Seaside Style

July 7, 2014 • 4 Comments

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Here’s another post from my weekend in Nantucket. I had the most amazing time exploring some of Nantucket’s most iconic landmarks, like the Brant Point Lighthouse. It’s situated on an eastern tip of Nantucket Island and has been in use since 1746. After several renovations and nearly 300 years of history, the lighthouse still stands as a beacon for ships passing through.

If you’re familiar with Nantucket, you’ll know the island is synonymous with style both nautical and preppy. Ralph Lauren, Lily Pulitzer and other prep-school staples anchor the retail areas of downtown. I brought along some of my nautical favorites from Joules to seamlessly immerse myself in Nantucket bolds for the weekend. I love a sailor stripe and this shirt has become a staple for my weekend wardrobe. I paired it with my bright yellow rain slicker, which came in handy while the wind littered our ‘day at the beach’ with lots of salty air.

If you get the chance to travel to Nantucket, I highly encourage it. It’s such a beautiful locale and the seaside restaurants offers delicious food and unmatched views of the ocean! Be sure to hop on over to Joules to pick up slick styles to get you through the rest of summer!

Joules Shirt / Joules Shorts / Joules Jacket / Sperry Topsider Shoes / Daniel Wellington Watch

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Denim, Distorted

July 4, 2014 • 9 Comments

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I’m excited to introduce a fun style challenge between Scout Sixteen and DIESEL to show off famed designer Nicola Formichetti’s first collection for the storied denim house. Nicola was inspired by DIESEL founder Renzo Rosso’s dedication to telling a story with each piece he created. Scouring the DIESEL archives for inspiration, Nicola has created an incredible collection infused with the essence of the modern day heroes (like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and the Velvet Underground) born in London, New York City, and Tokyo during the ’70s and ’80s.

For this collaborative effort, I got the chance to style a spectacular denim jacket from his first collection. New York is in a constant state of growth. Scaffolding and piping climb up sides of buildings like ivy on a tudor home. I love living in a city that continues to improve itself. Like DIESEL, New York is dirty and extreme in the best way possible. I wanted to showcase my jacket with a part of the city I love most – its constructive nature.

DIESEL Jacket / Joe Fresh T-Shirt / Thrifted Jeans / Converse Shoes / Caravelle New York Watch

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Adventures in Nantucket

July 3, 2014 • 2 Comments

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This past weekend, I got the chance to travel to the Nantucket Film Festival in Nantucket, MA as part of GQ’s Insider program. We were invited to represent GQ and Isopure‘s newest line of protein-packed coconut water at the festival and can’t say enough how exciting the weekend was! My best pal Anthony came along for the ride and we got to see some fantastic indie flicks, check out some rad parties and make our way around Nantucket by bike.

Also, complete side note but if you head to Nantucket anytime soon the lobster rolls from The Club Car. It is like pure heaven in your mouth… totally worth the extra hours at the gym!

L.L. Bean Signature Polo / L.L. Bean Signature Shorts / Rachel Comey Shoes / L.L. Bean Signature Tote / Ted Baker Cap / Daniel Wellington Watch
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In Blue

July 1, 2014 • 4 Comments

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Let’s talk about how much I love casual clothes. I’m actually not sure “love” is strong enough a descriptor for the sordid yet intimate relationship I have with being comfortable. If I’m being honest, I would be very much okay with the idea of being a professional couch potato. A little Netflix and a lot of take-away Chinese food… sounds like pretty much heaven.

Unfortunately, my days are quite chaotic and don’t afford me much “couch potato time” but I still manage to keep it comfortable (and presentable). Would you wear this look?

Kiss Chacey Shirt / Kiss Chacey Joggers / Profound Aesthetic Baseball Cap / Frank & Oak Backpack / Nike Sneakers

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Red, White & Cool

July 1, 2014 • 1 Comments

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Nothing quite like a little independence, am I right? Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, my family invited dozens of families over for an annual all-you-can-consume BBQ. Nowadays, I enjoy spending the holiday with friends on rooftops in the City. Enjoying burgers, beers and gossip while we eagerly await the fireworks.

I put together my go-to red, white, and blue look that I plan to wear this Friday! I paired a cool jersey from Profound Aesthetic with white jeans and my go-to summery accessories from Zappos (Filson Tote and Sperry Topsider Boat Shoes). What’s better than a little holiday sprite and a sense of adventure?

Profound Aesthetic Jersey / Gap Denim / Filson Tote / Sperry Topsider Shoes / Cutler Sunglasses / New York Times Book

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5 Designers to Watch from Pitti Uomo

June 26, 2014 • 3 Comments

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The world’s most dapper men descend on Florence, Italy twice each year for the mother of all trade shows, Pitti Imagine. If you think you know trade shows, you haven’t seen anything like Pitti. Three-piece suits, feather-flocked fedoras, silver canes and solid gold shoes, these guys pull out all of the stops. Aside from just the inspirational personal style, the show provides buyers and journalists with a chance to preview items from new, must-see brands and browse upcoming collections from some of fashion’s established designers.

This season, Pitti invited me along for the ride and to say I “lived it up” would be an understatement. I soaked up as much culture and inspiration as I could find. In particular, I was thrilled with the number of new and exciting brands I hadn’t yet discovered. Read on for the 5 new or emerging brands that I loved…

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M.Nii x Gap

June 26, 2014 • 5 Comments

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Each year, GQ partners with Gap to highlight some of the best newcomers in the men’s fashion. Now in its eighth year, the Best New Menswear Designers in America has rolled out their new class of sartorial all-stars. For the second installment in this series, I’m profiling storied surf brand M.Nii. Originally in business in Hawaii from 1948-1968, it was revived in 2011 by Los Angeles-based designer John Moore. Built for the outdoor enthusiast in all of us, it’s not wonder some of the world’s best surfers favor M.Nii over the competition.

I’ve styled this M.Nii t-shirt with some of my favorite Gap pieces, like these summery white jeans. Don’t forget – I’ll be debuting the actual designer capsule collection in September so stay tuned!

M.Nii T-Shirt / Gap Jeans / Gap Belt / Gap Button-Down / Filson Tote

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Summer Union

June 25, 2014 • 4 Comments

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Every single person I know is getting married. At least, it seems that way. I open my mailbox… BAM… wedding invitation. I scroll through my Facebook timeline… BOOM… engagement announcement.  With my high school and college friends finally tying the knot, I’ve been having to attend my fair share of weddings.

I’m a blue-ribbon winner in the procrastination field so I always find myself in a last-minute rush to find something sharp to wear to the nuptials. This anxiety is multiplied by one hundred when the wedding is outdoors in the summer (cue the lengthy moan). Thankfully, I can always count on Zappos! I snagged this Vineyard Vines shirt and suede Cole Haan oxfords to complement my white jeans. Normally I wouldn’t wear white to a wedding but with an outdoor venue and this summer heat… I made an exception.

Vineyard Vines Shirt / Gap White Denim / Cole Haan Oxfords / Caravelle New York Watch

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