fall looks

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All black to force fall. 

black naked & famous super skinny selvedge  

black buck mason tee

black GAP trucker denim jacket 

Gucci x Ghost necklace  

forest green topman beanie  

 

simple but dope and versatile look that can be done a few ways through the best season on the year. 

 

-Ry

coffee table chronicles...

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the coffee table...I have a few pictures on the wall. I have some cool furniture in my apartment, but my coffee table gives the most insight into my personality. Carefully curated with books I’ve picked up in my travel and from friends, it’s a strong glimpse into my personality and casual interests. Books range from, the latest monocle magazine, which discusses business, travel and fashion from a global perspective, to taschen books spanning the history of the Eiffel, Paris in pictures and 36 hours in Europe. Clearly sneaker culture and Supreme are represented well, along with candles from diptyque, candlefish, and the kooples(because you gotta relax). 

 

- Ry

the L.A. song

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 Vinny Chase vibes

Vinny Chase vibes

 At Tart with the ill lookaway... 

At Tart with the ill lookaway... 

 Overlooking the Hollywood hills at brunch at mama’s shelter

Overlooking the Hollywood hills at brunch at mama’s shelter

 Fairfax  

Fairfax  

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LA...my beautiful mistress. It’s one of the most vibrant and colorful places to visit. A little pretentious at times, but the creative and free vibe it always leaves me with is priceless. I actually didn’t take a ton of pictures because I was genuinely taking it all in. Hollywood, We-Ho, DTLA, Silver Lake, Koreatown, Inglewood...thank you for the experience. I’ll be back soon...

 

 

- Ry

ThingsWentAwRy x Rebel Conversations

Happy New Year; episode 1 of rebel conversations is up as Antres invites me and a couple of other dope guests to recap all the beautiful moments in black culture from 2017. I’ll drop more episodes as they are posted. Currently in talks to do a fashion related podcast with the same studio and I have some other guest spots coming up on other shows too. 2018 will be a great one; I sacrificed a lot and sat still in 2017 to take some chances and progress in a lot of ways. I wish you all the best on another incredible year; do good, be safe, take care of yourself, and invest in yourself(and keep traveling).

 

much love, 

ry

GRAIL x ThingsWentAwRy

Fate and faith play a big part in our lives. Sometimes “right time, right place” presents you with an opportunity that was meant just for you, the rest is on you. I FINALLY filmed the last parts of my guest appearances on Rebel Conversations (dropping in January) and while at the studio, there was a photo shoot going on down the hall. I invited myself in, because I heard it was an up and coming brand shooting a lookbook (Why wouldn’t I?). I was fortunate enough to meet Phillip who, with his team, have brought the world GRAIL.

 

GRAIL is a collective of designers, Erin and Phillip, who each have been designing for over ten years. Erin focuses mainly on the women’s side and Phillip the men’s. They’ve honed their craft and it shows with all the intricacies of their pieces. Their latest offering for F/W features some of best detail I’ve seen. The focus of this collection was a strong update on the staple bomber jacket. They do a great contemporary take on the classic for men and women. This collection of bombers features pieces that Mix satin and suede for contrasting textures, adding a mock collar(for one of their men’s bombers) and piping down the sleeves; it creates the right aesthetic for a new modern classic. GRAIL has also fought hard to create their own distinction as a brand by offering gold zippers on all of their pieces. 

 

 Men’s and Women’s Satin bombers

Men’s and Women’s Satin bombers

I’d like to personally take time out to acknowledge my favorite piece in the collection. The men’s suede trimmed jacket. It’s a beautiful work that intertwines luxe vibes with staple sensibilities. The Gold tone is rich enough to catch your eye and make a statement without coming off as loud or over the top. The mock collar gives a nice touch and reminds you of the season. It’s a perfect price tag at $200 for quality craftsmanship and a piece you’ll keep breaking out for years to come.

 

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Phillip and Erin were nothing short of amazing and with their brand’s quality and craftsmanship, you should give their beautiful line a look. They’ve assembled this amazing collection and they’ve only been technically doing this together as a team for a year. Go to www.grailatl.com to shop or just get more info. I’d like to thank them for their time and energy in helping me share their story with my audience and I look forward to working with them in the future; I know there are big things ahead. 

 

-Ry

the other way to wear your blue suit

 are we ready? 

are we ready? 

 always ready... 

always ready... 

 soft shoulder, unbuttoned (top two always) 

soft shoulder, unbuttoned (top two always) 

I’ve been THE ADVOCATE for a navy suit and white shirt. It’s the foundation of your closet. I’ve been in love with going formal and keeping a clean tie and more crisp button up to engagement lately(preferably spread collar and cutaways for a more traditional look). The challenge for me at this particular party was to dress down a little more than typical. It was a day party for an engagement and the dress code didn’t require the stuffier fit I’ve been into lately. So we adapt. Going with the A.P.C button up, that I’ve faithfully endorsed with my Navy Suit Supply Lazio was a dream pairing. The sleeves were a little longer on the casual shirt, but not enough to bother me or make it look too crazy. The look was perfect because the collar was a classic that worked well when unbuttoned. Taking advantage of Atlanta’s “late fall”, going unbuttoned (two buttons down)made it look more fun and gave a touch of confidence. 

Topped off with a washed navy paisley pocket square and gold lapel pin from The Debonair Club, the fit worked seamless and effortlessly with my Suit Supply Brown Leathr Tassel Loafers.

 

explore these options and let me know what oubthink of the look. 

 

Suit: Suit Supply, Lazio

Shirt: A.P.C.  

Shoes: Suit Supply Tassel Lafers

 

 

much love,

ry

Residence ATL

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green, off white, peach washed logo tee from Residence ATL

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 Storefront on Edgewood Ave in ATL

Storefront on Edgewood Ave in ATL

Congrats to my bro Calvin Green and the collective at Residence ATL for a super dope pop up experience in Atlanta last weekend. Not only did they have tough product, I copped the off white logo tee, but they also provided an after hours experience, that could rival Kinfolk’s lit environment in Williamsburg. I can’t wait to see what they do next here in Atlanta and will keep you posted on events forthcoming. Congrats again guys.

 

much love, 

Ry

Still Wedding Crashing

 y’all be talking crazy under them IG pictures

y’all be talking crazy under them IG pictures

 keep me where the light is... 

keep me where the light is... 

Still crashing weddings because that’s all I’m good for these days. Congrats to CJ and Dominique on your wedding; I’m thankful you had me. I also want to thank my homie from high school, Whitney, for the invite. I went with my favorite all purpose Navy Suit Supply Lazio Suit, with the slim spread collar and college stripe tie. I feel like this jacket fits more amazing every time I wear it. Tapered the trousers and wore my favorite cap toe Ferragamo Fantino lace ups. When in doubt, a classic well cut navy suit will fit any occasion.

 

 

Much love,

Ry

HBKWentAwRy

 sometimes you're the breaker, sometimes you're the broken...both made you better

sometimes you're the breaker, sometimes you're the broken...both made you better

My latest project took a minute to cultivate, and probably the one I drew inspiration from friends and mixed that in with a little of my own experience. As a 31 year old (feels weird to type it), I have married friends and not so married friends. Hanging with your single friends at 30 can be drunken therapy or a  reckless attempt at recreating the Tip Drill video, both are good, but neither really give you a long term solution. So in listening to friends, and watching “insecure” and throwing a little of what I know in about heartbreak, I decided to go into the fall celebrating the fact that we've all been on both sides of the coin and came out a lot better. 

I think heartbreak is a misunderstood emotion. It's uncomfortable and abrasive. You have to acknowledge it, you have to address it in the least passive way possible. The fact that subtlety isn't a solution forces you to go outside of yourself to get back to square one. You know what the really amazing thing about getting through a heartbreak is; once you've gotten over it, you'll really wonder why it took so long to see the sun shine again(cues goldlink and Gucci Mane's Crew).

So this project it to you heartbreakers with your good intentions, and the broken picking up those pieces like a champ...

 

much love, 

ry

confidence: your most essential accessory

I haven't written a personal piece since my birthday(THAT WAS 30), I've felt compelled to share a little. I guess a testimony of sorts. I'm working on a few things for the blog and designing some things and it just hit me that I didn't think I was capable of any of this 3 years ago. I've progressed so much because I stepped outside of what I was used and came out so much better. You hear the cliche about good things come to those who wait; FUCK THAT! Go out, grind and get it. Talk to someone that's done it and believe in yourself enough to know that failure isn't the end, it's a temporary detour. Your ego isn't the most important thing, YOUR HAPPINESS is and it's literally a matter of you being confident enough to step out of yourself and get what you deserve. 

I'm not saying that I've made it or that I'm at the top by any means, but I have come farther than I thought just by understanding that I can get my dreams too. I think phrases like "your time is coming" send a mixed message. Timing is apart of the equation, but your attitude and confidence can help you create some of those opportunities instead of just waiting for them. I will continue to push and be inspired and keep inspiring because that's the beauty of life. For the hustlers, movers, shakers, and dreamers, keep pushing; great things are waiting for you. 

 

Go get it. 

 

much love, 

Ry