Growing up in South Texas and receiving labels from teachers, counselors, coaches, friends, and family is what drove the passion in Arturo Castañeda to create his own label. After moving to New York and being mentored by some of the top names in the fashion industry, a new label was born – Cielo Brands!
I had the chance to bring Nick of Coastal Flicks to my hood. We went to Mott Haven in the Bronx to set up the heist of the century.
It’s all about the selfie here! I’ve teamed up with mibi to hold an #OOTD challenge. I want to see who can have the longest selfie streak with your outfit without breaking the chain. Think you are dedicated to fashion? The challenge starts March 1st at 9:30am EST. That’s tomorrow! So register now so you’ll be ready. Get the app here all the info on the challenge will be there!
Frank & Oak Hunt Club is no more.
I’ve been using Frank & Oak ever since it was invite only. Hunt Club was a huge differentiator at the time. It allowed you to try clothes risk free, as long you returned them in time. Shipping was free both ways and you got 4% credit back from every purchase.
About a month ago, Combatant Gentlemen invited me to try out their Made-To-Measure service. Combat Gent already has some great affordable suits, so when I found out they now make custom suits starting at $350, I was really excited. After my measurements were taken, I was able to pick out the fabric, the buttons, lapel, pockets, pretty much everything. There is no other suit like this, it’s mine. I didn’t go with anything too over the top, because I knew I wanted to wear it a lot. Navy is always a safe bet.
I was able to pick up some awesome items during New York Fashion Week Mens. In this, I am styling Timberland wodehouse chukkas and weekender bag. I love how Timberland is evolving with the modern man with these pieces. Typically, I would not be going to Timberland for menswear because of their outdoorsy style. But with this new direction, I can rock this in the streets of New York. For the rest of the outfit, I wanted to keep the outdoorsy style with a street style. Layering came to mind with my leather jacket.
I had the pleasure to check out this year’s NYFWM and be invited to some awesome events and shows!I started my day at the Timberland Style Suite at the Highline Hotel in NYC.
If you are looking for a gift for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, human you like, or yourself, let me help you out! These gifts are targeted for menswear fans.
Really excited to be featured in BRONX NARRATIVES this month! Check out the interview they did with me on my thoughts on fashion and the Bronx!
The cold is here. If you live in the North East, you know the temperature is dropping fast. That means new style choices. I recently picked up this leather jacket from Frank & Oak. To make it work for me, I began by mixing it with with my CAT boots and a tie. This way I can retain a “tough” yet dapper look. A leather jacket can be used a blazer, but I wouldn’t pair it with suit pants. Actually, I’ll try it and let you know. Colder weather means more clothes, thus more styles to try.