Summer’s definitely over but if you’re like me then you’re still wearing pastels and bright colors even well into the nighttime. Hopeless, or so I thought. Definitely going back to my roots, I chose to select pieces of a more understated nature. I went to Guess the other day and found a bunch of black clothes ready to look like a murder of crows. Back in Black most definitely but still retaining a sunny disposition. See the pictures below.
photos by: @iamMavzx
"NYTLYF" Tee by GUESS | Coated Denim Jeans by Guess | Shoes by SUPERGA | Casio Watch | Asprey Leather NATO Strap (worn as bracelet)
Shout out to GUESS! Happy to be working with you guys!
I’ve been a little quiet lately on this blog, pretty much due to the fact I’ve been running around which is a really good thing in my opinion. In addition to Appetite Wars, I’m currently taping episodes of GMA 7’s new hit show “My Husband’s Lover” directed by Dominic Zapanta and written by Suzette Doctolero (Encantadia, Amaya, Indio) I play one of the antagonists vying for affection while caught up in a web of complicated circumstances.
It’s a great show and I urge all of you to watch it, it’s on weekdays 9:30PM on GMA7. Here’s a behind the scenes from the pictorial Dennis Trillo, Tom Rodriguez and I had the other week for Philippine Star’s SUPREME.
I’m really happy with this project, flexing acting muscles and whatnot. The cast and crew is really supportive as well, which really takes a bit of the weight off one’s shoulders given how demanding the roles can be. I’m also thankful to everyone as to how positive the response has been for such a daring show. Thank you all and I hope you continue to follow the lives of Lally, Vincent, Eric, David, Vicky, Elaine, Armando and the struggles and great loves they will experience and live out.
If you must only own five shoes (or if there’s room for only five pairs given your limited closet space) make sure they’re the ones on this list. Let me tell you why they’re the best you can have.
Converse Jack Purcell
This classic tennis shoe from Converse just looks like quality, from the clean lines and the signature “smile” on the toe. Jack Purcell designed this in 1935 with durability and protection while on the badminton courts. While similar to Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Jack Purcells are seen less in the wild and retain their vintage appeal more. Choose solid colors.
Hussein Chalayan x Puma Disk Blaze
Heavily ventilated, fused and designed expertly. It’s a glimpse into the design mind of Hussein Chalayan that has brought forth a shoe that tightens not with laces but with an ingenious disk. This design was utilized before, but was further redesigned to suit modern aesthetics. If you are to wear trainers while in town, I suggest you purchase these.
Gaziano Girling Cooper
Step up to the red carpet, or any polished place being in your total element. Beautifully designed Gaziano and Girling shoes use the finest leather from Italy, and are all Goodyear welted and stitched with Barbour thread to ensure the highest durability possible with their slim oak bark leather sole. This pair from the Deco line is handsomely streamlined and is the embodiment of the tradition, impeccable craftsmanship and style details that are not seen in ready-to-wear. Putting your best shoe forward means putting a pair of these on.
Red Wing Iron Ranger
Red Wing Boots are a mark that you favor durability and classic style over quick trends -a pair that will last you a generation or two. The Red Wing 8111 Iron Ranger is as tough as they come, with double layer leather and triple stitching is a great combination with the chrome hardware, speed hooks and hardwearing Goodyear welt construction.
Perfect this summer and for the beach are these waterproof loafers from Native. They’re even nice enough to wear to lunch when you’re out of the water, definitely an upgrade from the flipflops you’ve been sporting. A customization tip you can also do is add some real laces to give it a real boat shoe feel.
Lapo Elkann, the New York born Italian’s name in 1977’s name is synonymous with sports cars, bespoke suits with a little more flair than usual, beautiful women and camouflage transportation. The impulsive, never surrender’d tattooed individual is also the designer behind the innovative brand Italia Independent which strikes me as a sort of extension to his massive closet, and creative impulses.
It doesn’t surprise me that when the fast living Fiat heir rests his hat, he prefers a contrast to the busyness and excess he deals with from day to day.
The open plan devoid of any structure illicits a calm and direct approach to the hideaway.
Designed by French architect, Florent Lasdesaulnier, it is a sober yet personality rich structure that will indeed impress Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann’s distinctive taste.
The structure’s ability to take on different skins intrigued me, but figured it was expected that camouflage would be the first choice.
Quote from Designboom:
"The mixing of disciplines, materials and colours are his trademark. a global artist, pressed for time, driven, anxious to understand, to assemble, to visit
and revisit products, places and spaces. his creative energy is even expressed through his look. all of it seemed so familiar without my knowing why.
my reaction was not so much fascination but rather curiosity, and once i reached the end of the interview, the project was fixed. it was incredible. a first time experience.’
- architect florent lesaulnier”
If you guys know me, you’d know that I like my raw denim and jackets. But for the overenthusiastic tempuratures we’ve been having lately, I figured to be practical for a change and wear something more weather appropriate.
polo: American Apparel, tank: Hanes, shorts: The Hundreds, shoes: Superga, bag: SM Accessories
Von Zipper equates to skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wee man, and basically for the more alternative and outgoing sort. The sunglasses they serve up are well designed to look good but at the same time hard wearing enough to put up with the numerous challenges the elements pose.
Extreme sports, lifestyle and a ton of personality is infused into their sunglasses which give some individuality in a sea of usuals suspects. I wear a couple of their shades simply because they fit the unfussy summer style pretty well, and are sporty enough to be tossed around and still keep on kicking. They’re perfect for music festivals and keeping the glare out of your eyes while chasing sunsets on a Malibu Wakesetter.
photo up top by Adrian Calumpang.
Some of that limited ediiish!
I also really dig these ones (Cletus) because they really give off the summer vibe with the mirrorized lenses.
LoMax below. Basic with a lil sumpin sumpin. Keyhole bridge plus POLARIZATION! VP3 stands for Tri-Motion polarization, so a lot less glare to see colors better!
Cletus again for the sunset.
Check out their stuff and find what your personality calls for, and which one tells your story!
VZ sunglasses are available in LS Pascual Rockwell, LS Pascual Shangri-La, SPEX Greenbelt, SPEX BGC, Sarabia Greenbelt, and Sarabia ATC.
Dropped by the Perry Ellis store before watching Bloc Party the other week, and I have to say I really like the new stuff they have in stock. Perfect for the summer (more casual) months while still being very stylish.
This print I really liked, it’s one of those rare designs that catch your eye but in a subtle and “hey, that’s interesting" kind of way.
Refreshing orange, I regret not getting this shirt. Hopefully it’ll still be there next time I drop by!
The look of the store speaks city dweller but not in an uptight way, much like the brand it’s for people looking for very presentable clothes without the fussy disposable trends.
Prints on prints! Don’t limit yourself to stripes and dots!
Check out the new Perry Ellis store in Shangri-La Plaza’s impressive new wing, they’re located at the M/L floor.
Perry Ellis Stores:
thinking if I should’ve purchased this… on the fence, since waist is a bit big on the jacket. these are problems that made to measure and bespoke (especially) can fix. #menswear #style #doublebreasted
One of my favorite brands, Ben Sherman is having an end of season sale! The predominantly menswear label, known for their sleek and trim cuts reminiscent of their original mod market can elevate your style stature to say the least.
Be sure to check out their selection and discounted prices before time’s up!
Ben Sherman is located at:
3/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall
Edsa Corner, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City 1552
Phone:(02) 638 5873
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"In this outfit inspired by your look, I mixed checkered shirt over striped blazer. It may be odd for some, but it really works. It’s all about choosing the right pieces-prints and colors.
I liked how he translated the style I wore
in his own way, really great color choices as well. I believe he’ll be able to bolster his wardrobe with the cool stuff over at Benetton. So there you have it, the winner of the shopping spree! Contest is now officially over! If you didn’t win, don’t worry I’ll have more giveaways on this space, just stay tuned of course.