Cherry Blossem

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THE SUBTLE POWER OF PINK

 

I’m not even going to open up the conversation of whether or not pink is a “manly” color or not. We all have very different opinions on what makes a man, but I think it’s safe to say that the color palate of a mans wardrobe has absolutely nothing to do with it. So lets squash the nonsense and focus on the style of it all, shall we.

 

A soft pink like the color of this Forever 21 bomber jacket makes a statement. Its a very subtle yet powerful statement that says very plainly:

I’m Fucking Cool!

It has nothing to do with manliness and everything to do with effortless style. When you throw on a statement piece like a pink jacket that is also subtle, it tells whoever catches a glance that, your a stylish guy without even trying. Now come get some of this fresh!

THE LOOK

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Creating this look is easy. The jacket will obviously steal the show so just make sure you pair it with pieces that compliment the jacket but don’t take away from it. I shove to go with a dark denim shirt and white jeans. Nothing too fancy. You can also pair this jacket with all white to look extra crispy and don’t be afraid to substitute the button up for a T-shirt. Just make sure you keep everything simple and let the bomber jacket be the star.

 

BREAKDOWN

 

BOMBER JACKET – FOREVER 21


DENIM SHIRT – H&M


JEANS – FOREVER 21


SHOES – H&M

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So to conclude; Don’t be afraid of pink, or any other color for that matter. I am not a fan of hot pink however but you can pull it off, go right ahead. Just remember to keep it simple and let your statement pieces shine like they were meant to.

Till next time…

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Ripped Jeans and Pleather

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California Bad Boy Fresh

 

Lets face it; California does not really have “Leather Weather”. So unless you own a motorcycle, there is really no reason for you to have Leather anything. Now I’m typing this while staring at my favorite Wilson Black Leather Biker jacket, so understand that the rule (that I just made up) is not rigid. I love leather, but I don’t own much leather because of the heat, so I have a closet full of Faux Leather, and I couldn’t be any more hype about it.

There’s nothing like getting that leather look without having that suffocating, I’m totally wearing someone else skin feeling that you get while wearing the real stuff. A lot of people are ashamed of their light weight pleather but I wear mine with pride because for me, its about the look and the tailoring. If its an interesting piece and its cut and constructed right I don’t care if its leather or pig feet skin…I’m going to rock it.

Take a look at how I put my Pleather to good use in this California Bad boy look.

 

THE LOOK

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I pieced this fresh ASOS Leather Hoodie with a super long line ASOS T-shirt in stone, these cool weathered regular/slim cut black jeans from H&M and my favorite Black boots that’ you’ve seen before (and will see again…I’m not rich). This look is very simple. Black and a neutral for contrast.

THE BREAKDOWN

BLACK SHADES: H&M


IPAD CASE: ASOS


BOOTS: 2ND HAND STORE


I’f you want to achieve this look, first start with a well contracted piece of fake leather in black. Look for something interesting indifferent like this hoodie. For this look, as you can see I went with a looser fit for the jeans, I happen to think that baggier jeans look great when wearing high boots. Look you really can’t go wrong with all back and if you live in California or any other sunny state or city, you want to keep your cloths light and airy so pleather is a perfect sub for the real stuff. Here, take another look at the Freshness.

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Khaki’d Up

Suit Up

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Early morning in Noho, coffee cup in my hand, ready to hit it hard. So what better way to hit the day running than with a sharp suit.

 

This year has been a great one for men’s style. If we look at all the color trends in the fashion world we notice that one of those color trends stood out a lot more than others. That color of course is Camel. All it took was signing off on the “It color” and the trend caught fire. So I hit the streets of North Hollywood, CA, this morning with my photo and media partner Innovative Nik, to give you my take on this trendy color in an H&M khaki suit.

 

The Look

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The cool thing about this color and this suit in general is that, you can wear it to a business meeting and then, without making any adjustments go right to a casual lunch or hit the night. It’s a very versatile look that works well in many different settings and if you’re as busy as I am, you need exactly that.

 

The Breakdown

Suit: H&M    Shirt: H&M


Lapel Flower: Shipp and 36th


Watch: Aldo   Shoes: Rockport

 

A cool way to stay dressed up and casual at the same time is the invisible tie. How do I accomplish this look you ask? Simple, just button your shirt all the way up to the top, then take your tie and toss it out the window. Proceed to walk out the door and into meetings like nothing is missing and wa-lah   you’ve successfully pulled of the invisible tie. Check the swag.

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Go out and buy yourself a khaki/camel suit and see if you don’t turn heads. You will not regret it.

 

-Mr. Shipp

 

Written By: Mr. Shipp himself – Photos By: Innovative Nik for S&G Media

You don’t cook Brah???

Listen, I can go on and on about why it is important to cook. I can pour out paragraph after paragraph and sentence after sentence on the subject. I can talk for hours about how a nice, home cooked meal has turned an angry lover of mine into putty in my hand. I can tell you over and over again that women love men who can cook but hey, how about I let Janice Dickinson break it down for you:

I like the way he handled himself in the kitchen. I like men who cook. Men who cook are generally good lovers.”

-Janice Dickinson

Look, it’s simple science. Men who cook, break headboards. So Why don’t you drop the Xbox controller for a second, pick up a f***ing spatula and get to flippin’.

This weekend I got out on the grill and cooked a little Lunch for my girl and I and I looked damn good doing it if I say so myself. So I’ll highlight the meal and the look for all you future chefs out there.

The Meal

OG Surf and Turf: Steak with Gorgonzola Herb Butter, Sautéed Lemon and Herb Shrimp, Balsamic glazed asparagus and butternut squash risotto.


When you want to impress, go with a surf n' turf!
When you want to impress, go with a surf n’ turf!
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Steak tip: When you cook a steak, Do Not over season. The star should be the meat. Salt and Pepper is all you need. If you are a lover of steak sauce, instead of drenching your steak in it, just baste the steak with a little sauce while its cooking. I grilled this steak for about 12 minutes. 7 minutes on one side and 5 on the other. It came out medium well which is how I like it!
You gotta' have veggies. I have a couple of tricks to make my vegetables pop. Number 1 is butter and Number 2 is balsamic vinegar. I added both to this asparagus and grilled it in foil. It came out with a delicious buttery glaze.
You gotta’ have veggies. I have a couple of tricks to make my vegetables pop. Number 1 is butter and Number 2 is balsamic vinegar. I added both to this asparagus and grilled it in foil. It came out with a delicious buttery glaze.
I like white wine and this SB was amazing. Whites go very well with seafood.
I like white wine and this SB was amazing. Whites go very well with seafood.

Look you don’t have to be a gourmet chef but you should have a couple of recipes in your back pocket when you need to impress. Surf and turf is always a hit in my book. I’ve went ahead and added links to the recipes I used for my Surf n’ Turf. See below and get to grilling.

Lemon Herb Grilled Shrimp

Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter

The Look


Black and blue.
Black and blue.

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As you can see I kept this look simple because I wanted the eye to zoom in on my electric Blue Kicks by ASOS.
As you can see I kept this look simple because I wanted the eye to zoom in on my electric Blue Kicks by ASOS.

The Break Down

These beast right here steal the show. Comfortable, bright, and cool as Polar Bear Poo. I found these ASOS kicks on line on sale for about $25.00
These beast right here steal the show. Comfortable, bright, and cool as Polar Bear Poo. I found these ASOS kicks on line on sale for about $25.00
I got all my accessories from Aldo with the exception of my watch which is a midnight blue Invicta Watch with interchangeable bands.
I got all my accessories from Aldo with the exception of my watch which is a midnight blue Invicta Watch with interchangeable bands.
Black and Blue
Black and Blue

And there you have it. When it comes to cooking, try a Surf n’ Turf when you want to impress. Also remember that when you have on a bold item, like my electric blue shoes, keep the rest of the look simple to let your statement piece shine!

Real men cook Gents, remember that.

-Mr. Shipp

Written By: Mr. Shipp – Photos by: S&G Media