For all the Mamas

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Switching it up today for the special occasion of Mother’s Day. For all those loving, kind-hearted, selfless mothers out there who have worked day in and day out to support the ones they love most. This post is dedicated to you!

A mother  is gentle, a mother is kind, a mother is always there.

We tend to get busy in our hectic days as we grow older, starting our own lives, maybe millions of miles away, or maybe just down the street. A mother doesn’t beg for your attention, she does not get upset when you have been gone for too long. A mother knows. She knows how much handwork and dedication you put into your days to make it where she has always wanted you to be. A mother loves you when you have done everything wrong. A mother holds your head up, when you cannot do it yourself. A mother is always there. A mother is not only one who has birthed a child herself, however a mother is one who has nurtured you. A mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a family friend.

Here are some top Mother’s Day songs to share with the ones you love the most! So pick up that phone, get in your car, or just walk down the stairs and let your mom know how special she is to you!

Happy Mother’s Day, and may you have a wonderful day!

HEY MAMA- KANYE WEST

A SONG FOR MAMA- BOYZ II MEN

DEAR MAMA- 2PAC

MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER- THE ROLLING STONES

ONLY ONE- KAYNE WEST FT. PAUL McCARTNEY

#SUNDAYSBEST

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Welcome back to #SUNDAYSBEST, last week we met NYC’s most dapper @elisoul01 with his clean tailored suit look.

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 10.14.40 AMThis week we have the pleasure of meeting one of my hometown’s finest.

JACOB KELLER

username: @jacobjkeller

Jacob J. Keller the Global Brand Specialist at Jordan Brand, is by far one of the most stylish men of Portland, or Portlandia for those who have never been to Portland, but have only seen the show. Jacob’s very minimalistic style is one that is very simply yet so intriguing, his style is one that many would love to gather inspiration from. His style is what some might say very “Kanye”, from his ripped and tattered jeans, simple long T-shirt to his Public School high tops. Jacob’s Instagram account consist of all of  the same clean and very well thought out post. If it’s not an outfit of the day, morning inspirations,  it’s a sneaker shot. But don’t let me tell you how great this Portland native’s fashion sense is, take a look for yourself.

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Meet “Jae”

What’s up everyone, my name is Kwabena “Jae” Boateng. I am 22 years old originally from Portland, Oregon but now residing in Brooklyn, New York! When it comes to fashion and how I dress, I have no standard. I like to dress completely unorthodox and not have a particular style. To me, fashion is an expression and extension of yourself and personality. With my personality and being from Portland, it reflects in my choice of style. Darker shades of clothing are the usual attire followed by shoes of a vibrant and expected color to know of throw everything off, but bring it together at the same time. Complex outfits of multiple layers are my favorite since there are so many options and variations and possibilities that you can go with, so I love seasons of early Spring and mid-late Fall. Fashion and dressing gives you the freedom to literally do anything you want and express yourself in how you feel is necessary or suffice, and not what Joe Shmoe says is cool.

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Instagram @jae.bntg

Twitter @jaebtng

Dress like Kanye in an affordable manner

We’ve all seen Kanye’s latest wardrobe attire with tattered oversized shirts, jackets and his well-known Adidas Yeezy  Boost sneaker. Now some may love this look and others maybe not so much, but for those who wish to obtain this look, without breaking your bank, I’ve got some affordable choices just for you!

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H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and Adidas all are pretty good place to check when looking to create an affordable wardrobe. Here are some top picks I came up with to help you create your own Kanye West attire.

Untitled-1With these affordable picks you could be rocking one of the hottest looks this year. Put your own Kanye twist on it and make it original, make it you! I want to hear back from you! What are your own favorite Kanye looks from this past year? How would you spice it up?

#SUNDAYSBEST

It’s Sunday and we all know what that means! #SUNDAYSBEST is here. Last week we met the urban king  @streetetiquette and his cultural, historic inspired menswear account.

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This week, we find NYC’s

ELIEZER INFANTE

username:@elisoul01

Founder of North of MAN -Menswear Style and Co-Founder of Marquer.co Agency- Visual brand strategist Eliezer Infante’s menswear account is one of extraordinary style. This account shows just how one can pull off the perfect fit of a nice tailored suit in the Big Apple. Eliezer’s clean dapper look can be seen in most of his post, however he doesn’t shy away from throwing a little spice in there once in a while with some dope videos of him dunking a basketball or crossing someone over in a bright crimson suit.

So guys if you are torn between the two your first love, hoop and trying to go professional with being tailored. Don’t you worry, there’s room for both. Head on over to @elisoul01 and check it out for yourself, some of the greatest looks you won’t want to miss out on!

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The Stan Smith better than ever

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Back again from the 1970s, when the German company Adidas first produced one of the hottest sneakers today, the Stan Smith. I realized last summer that the Stan Smith was back on the market, the stylish leather sneaker was the talk of the town and everywhere you looked the all white with a hint of green shoe was on everyone’s feet. The fad is still around and better than ever! Stan Smiths have definitely evolved, what once was a simple all white leather sneaker, has now collaborated with high fashion designer Raf Simons, singer-songwritter Pharrell Williams to create some new stylish looks. We’ve got suede, bright colors, pastels, cracked leather, gold and silver with straps, polka dots, and flyknits. There have been so many changes to make one of the classics brand new!

Here are some favorites for you all to enjoy, join the club and grab you a pair!

For some of the craziest designs, check out HypeBeast’s post about some of the best Stans Smiths out there!

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If your sold and your ready to have your own pair of Stan Smiths, here are some online sites that you can purchase a pair or maybe two!

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Nordstrom.com

Footlocker.com

MAY the FOURTH be with you

Now, what better way to show your Star Wars pride and loyalty than to have some awesome Star Wars gear. Here are some of the best choices to purchase without going over the top with being Anakin nerd! (not that there is anything wrong with that)

VANS STAR WARS SLIP-ON

$60.00

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Try the slip-on Vans with the full cast and crew on the front upper, or maybe your a high-top kind of person? The Vans Star Wars SK8-Hi are right up your alley.

VANS STAR WARS SK8-Hi

$70.00

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PAC SUN’S ON THE BYAS COLLECTION 

STAR WARS FLORAL WOVEN SHIRT

$44.95

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STAR WARS STORMTROPPER MESH BASEBALL JERSEY

$34.95

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ADIDAS STAR WARS FIREBIRD TRACK JACKET

$60.00

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Here are just a few item choices out of many more, for all of you fanatics Happy Star Wars Day, and May the Fourth be with you!

#SUNDAYSBEST

Who else has created a daily routine to wake up in the morning, and instantly check their phone? Check every social media to see what you may have missed for those 7 hours of great sleep that you got the night before? It’s Sunday and what better day to find some new inspiration? So why not dedicate Sunday for #SUNDAYSBEST a day of the best men’s fashion Instagram accounts.

So let’s get this #SUNDAYSBEST started…

JOSHUA KISSI

username:  @streetetiquette

Headed by Joshua Kissi, Street Etiquette’s Instagram is an account which comes from Kissi and his partner Travis Gumbs website StreetEtiquette.com which showcases style using cultural, historic and urban perspective. Street Etiquette is one for the books, with its unique fashion spin on menswear it is a great account to gather inspiration from, one that could even change the mind of the most stubborn of the bunches.

Here are just a few post, check our their page for the full experience! @streetetiquette

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Stay tuned for next weeks #SUNDAYSBEST to see which new account to follow!

THE PERFECT FIT

The dos and don’ts of a tailored men’s suit

What is the perfect fit? Over the history of fashion, men’s tailored suits have certainly evolved. A little history lesson for you….Dating back to the 19th century dandy Beau Brummell redefined the men’s suit and adapted a new style, well-cut, tailored clothes, adorned with carefully knotted neckties. We’ve gone through the Regency period, Victorian, Edwardian, Inter-war, Post-war, passing through the 70s, 80s and 90s to now the 21st century. So what is your perfect fit? Depending on your occupation, or just your personal preference the perfect suit can be a number of options. However how one knows what the perfect fit is suppose to look like is the real question. Here are some key tips on how to create the perfect fit for you tailored suit.

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With these new do’s and don’ts you are ready to purchase your perfect fit!