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Shoes to Have: Johnston & Murphy Conard Wingtip (Plus a Contest to Win a Pair)

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Every man should have a stylish pair of oxfords in his collection. With spring in full bloom, one to consider adding to your wardrobe for springtime and summer styling is Johnston & Murphy’s Conard Wingtip. Read the rest of this entry

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Denim On Denim Travel Outfit

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A denim jacket is a fall essential. It’s light enough for sunny days, and you can layer it for the cooler moments and nights. It also comes in handy for travels, as you can dress it up or down and make a lot of use of it. For arriving into Budapest earlier this month, I wore a denim on denim look. More below:  Read the rest of this entry

Outfit: Food Truckin’ in Texas

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From my Texas road trip with Best Western, one of my favorite things we did was a food tour of Austin through its colorful and cheeky (and tasty) food trucks. For the outdoorsy dinner crawl in the Texas heat (which since it was over 90 degrees F was luckily more of a bus tour), I sported an ikat pattern top from Territory Ahead, denim shorts I made, and UGG’s lightweight Cantrell suede chukka boot style. Read the rest of this entry

Outfit: Light, Playful Pattern Mixing

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Outfit: Summer Casual

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5 Floral Menswear Outfits For Spring

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Everyone from American Eagle to Gucci has featured florals in their menswear lines, and the print has evolved beyond Hawaiian patterns. For AskMen, I’ve put together a guide on how to pull off the floral print trend this spring and summer season. Here are the five outfits I styled:

Spring Date

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Shirt: Kenneth Cole, Shorts: J.Crew, Shoes: Lacoste


Happy Hour

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Outfit: Style Statement Headphones In Winter

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Adding extra style and personality to a person’s outfit, headphones are a statement accessory and part of our daily lives. From my In The Bag series, I styled my Marley Liberate On-Ear Headphones (which I fell in love with for its mixed-media design of stainless steel, natural wood and the brand’s blend of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton) with a winter-ready outfit with on tones based off its color palette: blue, grey and brown.

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Shot just before the winter storm hit, the UGG Ory boots would’ve had no problem handling Janus with its waterproof leathers and Thinsulate technology for warmth.

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Street Style: The Wool Factor

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In this street style feature for Out magazine, I capture fellow menswear blogger, Freddy Rodriguez of Blue Perk in Washington Square Park. Freddy dons a double turtleneck, with a Uniqlo sweater in his signature color, and tops it with a weather-appropriate wool blazer from American Eagle. His accessories add extra edge to the look: a black and gold hook bracelet from Giles & Brother, an olive tote from do-gooder brand Able Made in collaboration with Public School.

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See the full look on Out.com, and check out more street style on Vee Travels.


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In The Bag: Accessories For Traveling From City To Rural Ecuador

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In this edition of Vee Travels’ In The Bag series, the essential accessories for traveling from Quito, Ecuador’s city life to its rural, mountain regions in the outskirts. Traveling light is key, but personal style can easily be implemented to the accessories selected as they all come in several design or color options.

For the bag, I selected the local find of a woven wool cross body, as the Andean pattern called my name. Other bags such as backpacks, duffles and satchels can be found throughout both the city and rural areas of Quito (and the rest of Ecuador), but often  they will have the country or city’s name splattered on it. It was nice to find one that didn’t give away where I found it just be looking at it.

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External Power – myCharge

One of the most important necessities for traveling from city to rural, an external power source.  myCharge’s Hub 6000 ($99) comes in a sleek silver body and can add over 25 hours of talk time. Called the “Swiss Army Knife of portable power devices”, you can power three gadgets at once with the built-in Apple Lightning, USB port and micro-USB port (useful for my Sony Cyber-shot I used on the trip). It’s also very light and as you can see below, about the length and width of an iPhone.

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Outfit: Simple Stripes

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My minimalistic style really takes over in the summer, more than usual, and especially when I know I’ll be hopping around the city (to keep cool I suppose). I took a break towards the end of my day here in Washington Square Park with my friend Hayden (who I earlier styled and photographed for an upcoming post).

I try to brighten up these simple looks by adding splashed of color. Here I used a navy and beige color scheme with Gap shorts and a pair of TOMS, and then I added an H&M stripped tee that included coral.

Since this still wasn’t colorful enough for me, I topped off the look with a pair a kelly green, crystal framed wayfarers from American Eagle. Eventually  a Coach leather bracelet in cobalt blue was add that came from a preview event earlier that afternoon, and at the end of this post is a closer look of it.

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