SuitSupply x AwRy (again)

It has been kinda swept under the rug that I am a menswear aficionado. Streetwear brought me into fashion, but menswear kept me here. So with that said, the latest pick up is one of my favorites. SuitSupply does an outlet sale twice a year, after F/W and after S/S. This year I was able to luck up on these amazing loafers for 50% off(items don't last long). 

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The olive suede is so nice. The quality is top notch. Hard bottom loafers to wear to the office and to dinner. I would have paid full price for these honestly and I hope to catch a nice brown leather pair soon. These will easily hold me over until then.  

 

-Ry

Scott Disick inspired...

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I don't subscribe to the Kardashian brand, but Scott Disick may be my style hero. He encompasses a clean and edgy look, but he also does streewear in a way that's not too street. His signature look (that I've seen lately) has been flannel with a tee underneath, faded jeans and Chelsea boots.  

I like it, clearly. Versatile and rugged, and he's a bit of a jerk, kinda like me. Salute. 

 

-Ry

the Paris outtakes

I had clearly taken a lot of pics. Too many to really use in a single post and a few that I thought didn't really fit but f*ck it...i wanted to share them anyway. More pics from my trip; pics I forgot I took and had. I promise I won't post on Paris until I visit again...enjoy

 

 

cliche much... 

cliche much... 

streets of Paris...the wall matched my shirt

streets of Paris...the wall matched my shirt

shoes from the cafe... 

shoes from the cafe... 

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The cafe... 

The cafe... 

the Louvre from the cafe... 

the Louvre from the cafe... 

inside the Louvre... 

inside the Louvre... 

although my philosophy is "dont ask and you'll receive everything" this was pretty funny...PS I don't support any kardashian for real lol

although my philosophy is "dont ask and you'll receive everything" this was pretty funny...PS I don't support any kardashian for real lol

Views... 

Views... 

-Ry

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Paris Pick ups

the A.P.C. shirt may have been my favorite pick up on the trip...so simple and dope

the A.P.C. shirt may have been my favorite pick up on the trip...so simple and dope

1. Chelsea Boots - I finally gave in. I love them

2. A.P.C. White Oxford button up - it's clean, classic, and it fits amazing. I'll have this shirt forever. 

3. Rings - GQ convinced me to get a thumb ring and another complimentary ring that I could wear on the opposite hand, middle or ring finger. I got a solid sterling silver thumb and an onyx ring for my middle finger.

 

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4. Uniqlo Bomber - I saw a blue bomber in A.P.C. but for €400, I decided to pass. This one was a lot less and very similar. It's thick but still maintains a clean and rich aesthetic.

 

bit by the luxury bug... 

bit by the luxury bug... 

5. Louis Vuitton wallet - I was pressured into buying this but the price was too good to pass up. The exchange rate is very good right now and in Europe the prices haven't caught up to the exchange rate, and as a finance guy, who am I to pass up a deal. Did I justify my spending enough already? Good. It's a supple red leather that stands out yet isn't too flashy. It's not my everyday but it may very well become that soon. 

6. Dyptique candle - nothing fashion related but this is a damn amazing candle. My boss burned it at ponce denim and I was infatuated with having one since. I suggest you check out one soon. The baies(berry) scent is the most popular for a reason. 

 

- Ry

Paris x London x Ry

"and i'll take some time, just to be thankful that I had days full of you, before it winds down into the memories...just memories of you..."

"and i'll take some time, just to be thankful that I had days full of you, before it winds down into the memories...just memories of you..."

I had to wait to post this. I had to have a little time to let it all sink in. I haven't had a break in eight months(I'm writing this on a Friday morning at 2:30 AM), with the occasional holiday that seems to disappear like lighters or a good pen. Eight months is a long time and but I guess maybe it isn't. Regardless, I was beyond due for some time to relax and not think so much. My flight was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and Sunday night, I got the awful news that I lost my grandmother. My last line of defense, my protector and the most gangster and loving lady I've ever known. Paris meant nothing to me just like that. The next day, I was with family. I was supposed to be. I wasn't running off of what I wanted, I was running off of what was needed. The scary part was, I knew she was sick, I knew she didn't have long and I made it a point to see her as often as I could and I still feel like I didn't do enough. In that position, you feel like you never do. I spent the day in the funeral home helping with arrangement and after that at her home going through pictures, helping to get things together for her program. I walked outside overwhelmed by the emotion of it all to where my dad and older cousin were. As me and my other cousin, Dirah, walked out, they had asked if we had packed. Of course I hadn't, but I honestly still wanted to go and I think that was really ripping me apart. I'll never forget what my cousin said to me "you did all you could, you have to go for her. And you have to take her with you." I'd be lying if I said I needed a ton of convincing but that's what I needed to hear. That's what I was going to do.

The trip was already going to be intense for me because I had built this up to be the end all be all of inspiration and motivation I desperately needed after an eight month span where I buried myself to become busy to not think or feel too much. "Paris will fix it" was all I was banking on. Naive? Of course it is. Luckily for me, Paris and London turned out to be exactly what I thought they would be. Paris was gorgeous from the moment I got off the plan and drove through the city to get to the hotel. I can not explain how gorgeous the architecture is in this city. I could have walked anywhere aimlessly for 7 days and been fine. 

 

 

louis the xiv

louis the xiv

 

 

There's so much history in Paris. It's so overwhelming and can make you feel small if you recognize how deep and far back it all goes. It blew my mind to be in the presence of a Da Vinci piece. The Louvre was absolutely phenomenal, from the sculptures to the classic pieces, and especially the Egyptian exhibit.

 

"i thought you'd be a great painter...you could see the good in me in all the angles..." 

"i thought you'd be a great painter...you could see the good in me in all the angles..." 

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I want this tattooed on the inside of my right arm...

I want this tattooed on the inside of my right arm...

The fashion and culture in Paris is New York but a lot more organic. The shopping was incredible. Champs Elysees and Colette were easily my two favorite places, as well as A.P.C. I spent a good bit in Paris, everything was outstanding and the people were actually pretty dope for the most part. The party scene was surprisingly dope. If you're ever there, 21 Soundbar. It's a hole in the wall that's legitimately Atlanta in Paris. Trap meets France and it was too lit. The Eiffel was more breathtaking in person. I looked up at it and wasn't able to think of anyone but the only person I've really only been able to think about. Not a bad thing, I suppose. It's the most romantic city in the world, so there that. I smiled the whole time. She still does that to me.

 

had to do supreme... 

had to do supreme... 

supreme team... 

supreme team... 

Colette... 

Colette... 

Colette cont... 

Colette cont... 

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A.P.C. 

A.P.C. 

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Paris...Gladys would love you... 

Paris...Gladys would love you... 

Then there's London. Wasn't sure if we'd make another city but in the last minute fashion that our crew does things, we found a way. We made the most out of London. Bar hopping, a little shopping and grabbing fish and chips. London's food was excellent. Forget whatever you've heard and go for the food. Piccadilly Circus was legit "baby time square" but it had everything necessary for a big city feel. We hung out in SoHo, and it lives up to its praise. Great bars, and shopping. We did the ice bar, briefly (lol) and saw Big Ben. We mashed it all in and even managed to get Dover Street Market in, which was in my opinion Barneys on steroids. 

 

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classic Ry... 

classic Ry... 

Ben and nem

Ben and nem

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Parliament...not the funkadelic one

Parliament...not the funkadelic one

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Best fish in chips in London... 

Best fish in chips in London... 

Best beer I've had in a long time... 

Best beer I've had in a long time... 

This trip always seemed to slip through my fingers. There was always something in the way. I took control and coordinated it and made it happen. I never thought I would be overseas enjoying life the way I did, but I did it. I loved it. I can do anything. You can too. Remember how powerful and wonderful you are and go get your dreams and go find your happiness. I had the highest expectations for this trip and they were superseded. I left with my motivation and inspiration renewed and a little bit of extra confidence. Rounding out the last quarter strong.

 

 

 

the silver lining... 

the silver lining... 

Much love, 

Ry

it was lit

it was lit

MiansaiWentAwRy

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"Look I know girls love Miansai..." A'la Drizzy Drake...being a quasi-emo I could recite and spin many a drake lyric that would fit this situation but I'll spare you. I was out in the city kicking it at my new favorite place, Ladybird, along the belt line and to my surprise (and delight)there was a Miansai Airstream. How convenient and dope. A leather Miansai bracelet has been on my list for a solid year, but due to random obligations it was pushed further and further down on the priories list. So then fate struck! By way of a Big retro aluminum slice of Americana.

Miansai apparently goes on the road every summer to get to the people (much like me) who may not have seen it much besides online or maybe not at all. The brand has been lauded as one if the better and more unique accessory lines in the past few years. They offer a brand of leather and woven bracelets for men and women which are tied around the wrist and instead of clasped its hooked by an anchor or an actual hook. I went for the black on black leather and hook combo which I am beyond thrilled with. The leather is awesome quality and the braceler gives a rugged but natural feel to any look you're going for. The leather bracelets are priced fairly for the quality in my opinion at $68. They can go as high as $235 for your all gold bracelets.

 

Miansai's... 

Miansai's... 

If you're in the market or have been eyeing the brand like I have check to see if they'll be near you this summer.  

www.miansai.com/airstreamtour/

 

-Ry

FashionRulesWentAwRy



It's holiday season, you got Christmas parties, thanksgiving functions, STK Magnum Mondays, and other young professional events you have to prepare for. It's the season for plaid, patterns, layering, wool, trenches and everything else. Don't get overwhelmed and put things together incorrectly; it happens. There are rules to fashion I see broken everyday so I decided to help the gentlemen out by offering some of the commonly broken rules to help you stylishly make it through the fall and winter in a small compendium of information.

Hems- It's cold out, go with no break and show a little sock or a slight break for the conservative tip. Leave the ankle cleavage for spring and summer. Obvious, but it's broken on the regular.
No Tie rules- When do you break out the Air Tie? You can whenever you like under a couple of conditions. Unless it's a formal event, make sure you have a stiff collar. A stiff collar and a three piece suit is a def win this fall. You also should never wear a tie if you are wearing a black dress shirt. Your tie is an accessory meant to accent your shirt and it should always be darker than your shirt.  You can also get away without wearing a tie if you're wearing an all over print shirt (button it to the top) for your less formal functions.
Tie rules- Your tie should match the width of your lapel...in other words, if you got a skinny tie, your lapel should be skinny. 
Patterns on Patterns? - Even the most fashionable get this wrong. Here's the golden rule on pattern on pattern crime; it's fine to mix but the bigger pattern should be work outside i.e. your blazer with a larger check pattern, tie with a medium pattern or all over (paisley), and a shirt with a subtle pinstripe or smaller check pattern. Be bold and don't overthink it, but just don't have varying pattern sizes.
What's too skinny? - Functionality and fit are really what fashion is all about. The only thing you need to know is that your jacket nor your pants should bunch. Everything should flow and fall naturally, drape over you without compromising a svelte silhouette, and you should be comfortable and be able to move. If you're constantly adjusting something you're probably uncomfortable and I hope you're not in a corporate setting.

*Bonus
Pocket Power- Keep a pocket square at all times...

I hope these rules are a help for you looking your best this fall....

 

Ry

dots over a subtle stripe and a grainy picture...smh

dots over a subtle stripe and a grainy picture...smh