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

Coming of Age...

WONDER-fully inspired by some show... 

WONDER-fully inspired by some show... 

Sometimes memories get so small in the rear view, you can convince yourself they were all good. Either way, the good and bad shaped you into the person you are. This project is a tribute to those great memories and experiences that you've been through and shared. And a tribute to the beautiful memories and moments that are to come, so you don't have to look back so much.

 

much love, 

ry

The Debonair Club x ThingsWentAwRy

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The modern gentlemen should have a group of items in his closet that he considers "essentials". That group of items should be the foundation for a well rounded and versatile closet. The classic essentials are always a tailored navy blazer, a fitted white or blue oxford shirt, well fitting denim and black lace up shoes. Once those things have been checked off your list, your own personal touch and personality takes over; pocket squares, lapel pins, ties and other accessories. Look no further to accentuate and add a distinct touch to your style than at The Debonair Club.

Typically when I post, I'll share it on IG, twitter, and FB. Usually it informs people who aren't subscribed a chance to see what I've been up to, since I'm a busy yet social recluse in real life. It's provided good feedback and great collabs recently. A very dope young lady and former classmates reached out to me a couple of weeks ago and wanted me to check out her site. I was floored by the amazing pieces, and after getting a dope (handmade!) lapel pin, I saw the great quality and detail of the product, it was a must to share. 

Ameice and her business partner have been in business with The Debonair Club ( https://www.thedebonairclub.biz/) for 3 years now. She herself is Fashion Design/Merchandising major from CAU. She, much like me, is a lifelong fashion fan and had gotten into styling friends and associates. After styling a friend with his suit for a wedding and finding pieces to accessorize with, she found her new calling with creating men's accessories. 

 

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I wore my Debonair Club gold leaf lapel pin to spice up a pretty standard look for weddings. My essential navy blazer from, navy tie, blue spread collar dress shirt, slim white trousers and olive loafers(all from Suit Supply). The accessories captained by the gold lapel pin truly brought color and a distinct flavor out of the outfit. I went with a gold arrow ring and paisley pocket square to continue to heighten the gold theme led by my pin. It was a flawless victory and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.

 

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Please do yourself a favor and check out  https://www.thedebonairclub.biz/ . I was so impressed with the lapel pins and their selection of knit ties, which are perfect for the summer. They also do a very dope take on tie clips, currently an all wooden selection. I highly suggest, and they definitely have a fan and customer in me. Follow them on IG @shoptdc to keep up with all their latest news and updates. They have a subscription box service in the works so stay tuned. Order now and use the coupon code TEN at checkout to receive 10% off. Thank you so much Ameice and The Debonair Club.

 

-Ry

WarholWentAwRy

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If you're in Atlanta and haven't seen the Andy Warhol exhibit in The High Museum, please go before September. There hasn't been an artist with more influence on pop culture that you're probably not aware of more than Warhol. From being commissioned to do Jimmy Carter's campaign poster to ads for Chanel, to album covers. He has an incredible story and it's worth a visit.

 

-Ry

ATEAELLE x ThingsWentAwRy

to quote Kirsten..."say it wit ya chest..." 

to quote Kirsten..."say it wit ya chest..." 

Atlanta is a big city to a visitor. To a local and homegrown talent like myself, it's 2 to 3 degrees of separation. The cool thing about that is, if you're a good person, your reputation and character will precede you.  I feel like I'm always mentioning a different close friend in these posts, but the amazing homie T.O. looked out and dropped my name to a wonderful young lady who's work I was familiar with but whom (I used whom right)I honestly didn't know much about. Months before, I came across an "Old Atlanta" tee, by ATEAELLE (like ATL) that I thought was legit perfect(but sold out) because now it seems like it's "trendy" to be from Atlanta. So what better way to ease into my "get off my porch" phase than with a tee that proclaims my authenticity. 

I was asked if I had time to shoot some looks for a lookbook with the new apparel that Kirsten was releasing for ATEAELLE and it was a no brainer. Being a native herself, her line is full of organic Atlanta moments coupled with the southern charm and simplicity Atlanta has always won visitors over with. From a nod to Kilo Ali to a tribute to the famed historic west side of Atlanta, it's easy to get nostalgic and want to pic up a piece or two. I can't forget to mention the most charming piece of the new collection, the instant hit that is the "Atlanta as f*ck" dad hat...my favorite(of course). 

Please take a look at a few of the pics from the lookbook that I helped style and please go check out www.ateaelle.com and check out her amazing collection. I always take certain things away from my collaborators and what I took away from T.O. and Kirsten was cool. There's a special kind of spoiled we can get when things happen organically. Because things come naturally to us, we can sometimes become complacent instead finding new inspiration to continue pushing forward. Your dreams are like you and they should always be evolving. Kirsten has done that and her line shows. Thanks to Kirsten and T.O. for allowing me the opportunity to be apart of this project.

 

much love, 

Ry

 

 

  

west side... 

west side... 

none of that new stuff... 

none of that new stuff... 

always with the mifland... 

always with the mifland... 

WeddingSeasonWentAwRy

Dennis to the Finish...love and blessings to Jillian and Luther... 

Dennis to the Finish...love and blessings to Jillian and Luther... 

We've gotten through Memorial Day weekend and summer is upon us. Patios, festivals, cookouts, vacations, and of course weddings are on deck and weddings are what I'm always excited about. Besides being a fan of true love(despite how detached I can be), weddings also give me a reason to dress up. Typically, if you know the couple, it should be easy to gauge how fun or formal your attire should be. It should always be a blazer for guys(always, no excuses) but you can go tie-less or even go in a tee. For this particular wedding I went pretty dressy just because I wanted to. The vibe was probably way more relaxed because the couple is just fun loving and very cool, but I just wanted to stand out a bit. 

I went with a double breasted cotton/linen blend navy blazer. It was weather appropriate since the wedding was technically outdoors(Monday Night Brewery). I completed the look with slim tapered navy dress pants with a slim spread collar shirt and navy tie with black Ferragamo Fantino Lace up cap toes. The look came together perfectly and was functional for all the moving around and photos I would have to take throughout the night. Everything was from Suit Supply besides my shoes and I didn't wear a belt, because you shouldn't have to if the pants (and blazer) have been tailored correctly; try to ditch the belt this summer and go see your tailor. 

If you guys have questions about styling advice for weddings feel free to shoot me an email @ rhall122@gmail.com 

 

shout out to my barber Christian @ The Shave...🙌🏾 

shout out to my barber Christian @ The Shave...🙌🏾 

My leg lowkey looks like I was mimicking the "I'm thick" pose girls use on IG...😂 

My leg lowkey looks like I was mimicking the "I'm thick" pose girls use on IG...😂 

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Navy Madison Blazer - Suit Supply

White Spread Collar Slim Dress Shirt - Suit Supply

Navy Dress Pants - Suit Supply

Polka Dot Pocket Square - J Karl

Black Cap Toe Lace Ups - Ferragamo

 

Much love, 

-Ry