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It can be a bit tricky to dress with style if you don’t exactly know what to wear with what. It’s easy enough to get inspiration from all the pictures of celebrities floating around the Internet. The only problem is most of the time it’s hard to tell what they are wearing or where to buy it. That’s where we come in. Here are three celebrities with a cool, laid back style that is so easy to recreate. (more…)
It’s that time of year when you start planning spring breaks and tropical getaways, so you’re going to need a hand on what to pack. We’ve picked some of our favorite sun essentials that must be in your suitcase if you’re beach bound.
For a more laid back look go for items like these:
Check out what else to stock up on after the jump! (more…)
With Spring Break upon us and Memorial Day and summer round the corner we were stoked to see some of our favorite gear amongst Selectism’s “10 Wet Short”. Onia‘s Calder Short and Lightning Bolt‘s boardshort were mentioned. If those don’t suffice we also have Sundek and Olasul as well. Pair any of these trunks with a great graphic t, tank, your favorite shades and Havaianas and you’re ready to jet to the beach or poolside.
Havaianas is known for making the world’s best flip flop, straight from the beaches in Brazil and available worldwide. São Paulo, Brazil is the predominant city in the graffiti world with the largest number of works, and considered one of the top cities in the world to appreciate street art and Havaianas has found a way for you to sport some of this killer art. We are stoked about the union between Havaianas and urban art, and have these limited edition flip-flops with prints from 3 renowned graffiti artists: Highraff, Speto and Zezão. Havaianas are a must have for the summer months, whether paired with denim, your favorite boardshorts from Onia, Sundek or Olasul; or rocking shorts from Burkman Bros. Throw on your Ray-Bans or Persol shades and fill a Wm. J. Mills & Co. duffel with some tanks and Fred Perry polos and you’re ready for a rockin’ beach weekend.
With a strong graphic design influence, Highraff blends graffiti, illustration, cartoon language and psychedelic art, which results in organic forms with striking color combinations. His inspirations mainly come from natural forms such as the sun, moon, stars and plants.
Born in São Paulo, Speto is one of the artists responsible for the originality of Brazilian graffiti. He developed a unique style that carries hip hop elements and a strong influence of woodcut.
Zezão became famous for expressing his art in the sewer galleries in the city of São Paulo. It was a way of bringing color and life to forgotten places. During his career, he developed two types of art: the first remits to abstract calligraphy; the second employs abstract and colorful drawings.
There are some staples every guy’s wardrobe should not be without. One is the iconic polo shirt. Launched at Wimbledon in 1952, the Fred Perry polo shirt was an immediate success, known for its laurel logo and adopted as part of the uniform of the punks and mods and today’s hipsters worldwide. We like to stick to our laurels and note that some celebs like and Stephen Moyer and Zac Efron are fans too. Offered in solid or the timeless twin tipped polo in a never ending combination of colors, pair them with jeans, khakis or your favorite boardshort, havaianas and shades for afternoon cocktails by the pool.
GQ’s obsessed and so are we. Need new gear for the beach? Lightning Bolt offers great swim trunks and sick graphic tees and tanks emblazoned with the bolt and we’ve got a great stash to choose from. Pair ‘em with your favorite jeans, havaianas, some Burkman Bros. bracelets and killer shades and you’re good to go!
Founder Donwan Harrell created PRPS with an eye toward form, function, and durability, believing in a “product with a purpose.” With roots in the American south and a decade of world travel under his belt, Harrell’s PRPS denim is a classic, nostalgic vision of American life with a hint of the worldly wayfarer. During his travels the Japanese stood out for the quality of their craftsmanship, so all PRPS denim is woven in small batches on vintage looms by a small community of artisans in Japan. Don’t just take our word for it David Beckham, Brad Pitt and a number of other stars are big fans too! Check ‘em out rockin’ the Barracuda jean.
The California classic board short is back with a vengeance and no matter what your favorite color is we’ve got you covered. Whether lying in the sun or riding the swells, no guy’s closet should be lacking these killer trunks. We offer an array of solids, plaids and patterns. We also offer the capsule collection from Neil Barrett and you can score his version in CAMO! Pair these sick board shorts with some Havaianas, Raybans and Burkman Bros bracelets and tanks and you’re good to go! Don’t just take our word for it T – The New York Times Style Magazine, Esquire and the LA Times concur.
SINGER22 is emerging as a force in the industry. With additional retail locations on the horizon, the launch of menswear and celebrity appearances, SINGER22 has created quite the buzz. Their growth and success starts and ends with the guy in charge, Jon Singer. Jace Lipstein, Men’s Fashion Director/Grungy Gentleman sits down with Mr. SINGER22, Jon Singer.
Grungy Gentleman: How would you describe the SINGER22 brand and how has it evolved?
Jon Singer: The SINGER22 brand is the ‘go-to’ place for a fashion pick-me-up. It’s a site to find new up and coming designers. We give our customers something exciting and new every day of the week.
GG: How has your wife Alicia played a role in the company’s success?
JS: Alicia is SINGER22! If it was not for the team effort between Alicia and I there would not be SINGER22. Alicia has a talent that I have never seen anyone else possess. She has an eye to pick out the next hottest trend before it’s even on anyone’s radar. She has had a passion for fashion since the day I met her when she was 18 years old.
GG: What are your plans for SINGER22 Man?
JS: We have big plans for SINGER22 for men. Since we launched SINGER22 for women back in 2003, I was jealous that my wife could just walk in and outfit herself. We have such an incredible place for women to shop and I wanted to bring the same type of excitement to the men’s side of the business. There is really nowhere for me or any of the guys in my area to shop. I wanted to create a one-stop-shop for guys to visit weekly or once a month. They could pick up some key wardrobe pieces and infuse some real style into there wardrobe. My brother Adam was always on the men’s side of the business and the two of us would always say, why don’t we do for men what Alicia and I have done for women? We started doing our research on men’s fashion several months back and kept seeing this guy called Grungy Gentleman getting a lot of attention in the industry and really liked his angle on menswear. I said let’s see if we can get this guy in and see if there is something we can do together to really build SINGER22 for men. After meeting Jace, we felt we all shared the same vision and brought him on board as the Men’s Fashion Director for SINGER22.
GG: How important is content in regards to selling product?
JS: ‘Content is King.’ It is one thing to have great product, but to have a story to tell about the products and designers who create them is golden. I’m really excited because we will be launching our new CATCH22MANBLOG very shortly, which will be filled with insane content. I really think this will be one of the best blogs for male fashion. It will be the man’s daily, go-to for fashion like CNBC is for the investor.
GG: How would you describe your own style?
GG: What are 3 items (clothing/accessory) that you cannot live without?
GG: What is the theme of your next advertising campaign?
JS: Camp SINGER22 (think bonfires, smores, swimming and tons of fun) is our next advertising campaign. I am really loving the concept and I think we will get some really incredible shots for all the publications we advertise in. This summer we will be in Hamptons Magazine (which is a great partner of ours), LA Confidential, Gotham Magazine, Ocean Drive, The Daily Dan, Daily Front Row, and several others.
GG: What is your best SINGER22 story / moment?
JS: Hard to mention just one, there are lots of great moments over our 8 years in business. One of the coolest was definitely an E! episode with Catt Sadler that included a story on SINGER22. Another was a party we threw in the Hampton’s hosted by Nicky Hilton with Sam Ronson as the DJ. And lastly a really cool moment for us that happened recently was an in store event and interview we did with Nicole Richie.
GG: Why did you Jace Lipstein? That kid is a spaz!
JS: I ask myself that question every day .
GG: What can we expect next from SINGER22?