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What happened to style? This is the question Chrysler asks in its “Style” commercial. I too have been asking this question for a about 5 years now, but unfortunately I have not found the answer within my current spectrum of life. Fifteen years ago I was not living in NYC. I was growing up in my home town (Too small to mention) in Jamaica. If you don’t know, Jamaica was colonized by the British and gained its independence August 6th 1962. I wasn’t around then, but I grew up in a time when remnants of old Britain lingered still and older folks walked the streets in their best dress shirts and dress pants simply to sit around a domino table and socialize.
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I remember the words Frock, Slip, Pocket Square, and Suspenders. They were not just common every day words, but also common every day articles of clothing. I remember when it was not considered dumb for a woman to wear a Bando to hold her hair back and gloves weren’t just worn to keep her fingers from freezing. In fact, it was quite alluring when the gloves were removed to welcome a gentleman’s hand in a formal or less than formal greeting.

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As a child growing up, before I could go over to my neighbor’s house, my clothes had to be properly ironed. My shoes had to be polished and shine and they would be inspected before I could go through the door. If I was on the street and didn’t carry the posture of a young confident man, some older folk would correct it with a sharp tone “Stand up straight young man. No one died in your family”.

I truly wish we could have kept the pride that people had in themselves. That sense of always wanting the very best and knowing that it begins with how you project yourself to the world. Justin brought “Sexy Back”, who will bring “Style Back”? Don’t just read; I want to know what you think happened to style.

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I recently discovered AllSaints and now I simply can’t get enough. Their Clothing is well made. It is gritty elegance perfect for the guy who wants that edgy look with a touch of “modern vintage”. I went through there Facebook page and gathered a few things that would make for a great Winter day outfit. Check it out..

Riven Coat

Trek Cardigan

Inada Iggy

Aspect Boot

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if you are like me, everytime you go to the beach you want ot make sure you are kept occupied with either some light reading or music. In between you may want to stuff your face with your favorite snack. These are my beach essential. It includes my new found pal know to many as the iPad (no pad jokes please). This is like a studio in your bag. I have over 50 books on this thing not to mention videos and music and games and it is only the size of a sheet of paper.

I brought my my book of extraordinary creatures, “Life”. In the bag, I have Vita Coconut Water and Salted Roasted Peanuts.

The bag you see in the picture is a very old school Urban Outfitters bag I bought in 2002 when I started college. It is now fashionable again. Im glad I kept it.

And of course dont forget the Thong Slippers.



it is perfect for that casual beach look. Let me know your beach essentials by commenting below.

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This is the Kodak Bantam, a special edition camera designed for Kodak in 1936. I have yet to see an SLR so dark & sexy in our modern times. The words that came to mind when I saw this camera were “Gritty, Rocker, and Post Apacolyptic – like Dune.” Can Canon please make something similar so I can be envied?

Kodak 1936 Bantan Special

This picture and story is courtesy of Monoscope
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