Prints Upon Prints

Today is exciting due to the fact that it is the first day of the first official week of 2015. If you think that 2014 was one amazing year filled with some incredible and unforgettable fashion moments, wait until you see what 2015 has to offer. It's sure to sweep you off your feet. Now I know that some of you Maverick Men reading this are probably saying, I can't think about fashion right now because the holidays just ended and I have to pay off my credit card debts. Well, as your style correspondent and taste maker; it's my responsibility to keep you informed and up to date on what's happening in the world of menswear. With that in mind, I decided to get your adrenaline going by highlighting what you can expect to see as well as what you should consider for your 2015 spring wardrobe collection. Yes...it's just about that time! Maverick Men if you've never been one to wear prints, you may just want to reconsider. Menswear designers from every continent all over the globe are showing us that it's ok to be bold, daring, colorful, and to stick out like a sore thumb. Here is what you can expect:

 

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Color is not just something for women as you can see. I love the idea and concept of this oversized printed shirt. He's got his. Do you have yours? If not, well it's time to consider. 

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I love the idea of print upon print. As a maverick man one should never be afraid to mix bold prints with something whimsical and over the top. Image Courtesy of Google

I love the idea of print upon print. As a maverick man one should never be afraid to mix bold prints with something whimsical and over the top.

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Maverick Male Icon...Sidney Poitier

It's another great week and day. Its Wednesday! Any person that's been following this blog, knows that Wednesday is what I consider Maverick Male Icon day. Today's spotlight is on Sidney Poitier. If you're reading this and wondering who this man is, let me educate you. He is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received this award for his role in Lilies of the Field. Poitier starred in three very successful films in 1967. Those films were: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. It's very evident that Mr. Poitier was and still is a very successful as well as an accomplished actor. However, let's take a minute to talk about his sleek and timeless sense of style. This man exemplifies style in every essence of the word from head to toe on the screen and off the screen. I think every Maverick Man could look, listen, and learn what it truly means to be maverick and execute style by taking a minute to focus on Mr. Sidney Poitier. I Say Yes!

 

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Maverick Men just in case you think skinny ties are something new. Well, think again. Mr. Poitier shows us that even he knew how to rock the perfect skinny tie.

 

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I love when a Maverick Man is not afraid to be daring by reaching into his closet for something colorful. A cardigan is that one staple piece that every man should own; even if it's sky blue. 

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Polos are another staple and classic piece that every Maverick Man should have hanging in his closet. Don't be afraid to have fun and pop the color. 

 

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I live by the principle that accessories complete the look. Check out this houndstooth newsboy cap. 

 

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Mr. Poitier thanks for being the Maverick Man that you are. You're applauded for your effortless style. I Say Yes! 

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Pardon me...What's that I smell?

Have you ever been sitting in a room and suddenly someone walks in only to take your breath away? It's not necessarily because the individual is drop dead gorgeous or attractive. It's not even what he or she may have been wearing by way of wardrobe that captivated you. Perhaps, they were wearing a fragrance that you caught the aroma of and it suddenly mesmerized you. We've all been there. In fact, I've been there several times where a man or woman walked by me smelling ever so delightful. It made me stop them in their tracks and ask, What fragrance are you wearing? This prompted me to write about some of my favorite fragrances. Though there are a plethora of fragrances I like, I believe it's key to have a signature fragrance. Every man should have that special scent that he's known for. There should be one that you wear during the fall and winter seasons as well as during the spring and summer season. Yes, believe it or not, there are fragrances that are only to be worn during certain seasons.  Usually, during the warmer seasons its suggested that one should wear Eau de Toilette, while during the cooler seasons one should wear Eau de Parfum. What's the difference? I thought you would never ask. The difference is in the oil content. The more oil the fragrance has, the easier it is for it to bond to the skin and last longer. Eau de Parfum has a higher oil content than Eau de Toilette. This also means it will be more expensive. With that in mind, I want to inspire every Maverick Man to run out and find an essential fragrance that compliments you. I Say Yes! 

Here are some of my Favorites:

 

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This is one of my ultimate favorite's for the spring and summer seasons. It's made up of dark chocolate, caramel as well as melon, along with other top note ingredients. 

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For the Maverick Man that loves a woodsy aroma, Gucci Pour Homme is the perfect fragrance for you. This is another one of my favorites. Great fragrance for those cold blistering seasons.

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This is simply for the elegant Maverick Man. I think you get the picture. Enough said! #Valentino

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This is certainly the perfect autumn and winter fragrance. It's the perfect eau de parfum known as Black Orchid by the man himself Tom Ford. 

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This has always been a a winner for me and one of the best in my opinion. It's Amber Pour Homme by Prada. The name alone says it all. This is great for the sporty and sleek Maverick Man. 

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Eros - 

1: the Greek god of erotic love 

2: the sum of life-preserving instincts that are manifested as impulses to gratify basic needs

Now that you've read the definition(s) this should help you determine if you're a man that's ready to wear this more than perfect Eau de Toilette by Versace called Eros. This fragrance is sure to become a staple for any man's collection of scents. 

 

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Maverick Male Icon...Clint Eastwood

I'm often asked who and/or what influences my style. I would have to say that there are several people, things, and certain environments I find myself in that often influence and inspire me. With that in mind, I decided to write about one individual by the name of Clint Eastwood. Yes, you read it correctly! It's that special and my favorite day of the week...Wednesday. This is the day that I always take time to focus on one my favorite Maverick Male Icons. Let's take a look and read about him. Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer and composer. He's been featured in countless films and won several Oscar awards. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. However, I want to talk about his endless and fearless sense of style. Eastwood by far in my opinion is a force to be reckon with, which is what makes him a Maverick Man.

             I Say Yes!

 

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Mr. Eastwood shows that it's ok to rock the scruffy look every now and then. Hence, I love the buttondown collar plaid print shirt. 

 

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Mr. Eastwood mastered executing the perfect peat coat along with a fedora years ago in this photo. Even to this day, many Maverick Men still wear this look. Hmmm... I guess it's true that there's nothing new under the sun.

 

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This is one of my favorite looks. There is nothing like a man dressed in black and white. It's the perfect classic look. The black skinny tie enhances the look. I Say Yes!

 

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Take a look at this perfectly fitted polo. Maverick Men if you're going to wear a polo make sure it's the right fit along with the right pant. It's ok to dress it up a little. This is the perfect leisure sleek look. Thanks for the idea Mr. Eastwood.

 

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Formal days are here to stay. They will never ever go away. This is pure elegance.👌

 

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The ICON...I Say Yes! 

These Shoes Were Made For Walking

It's that time of year again! Yes, it's New York Fashion Week, and it has been nothing less than fashionably breathtaking. I have found myself gasping for breath several times and during so many different events, shows, and presentations. Particularly, while I was attending the amazing Projecto Mental Men's Spring 2015 Collection Runway Presentation by the incredibly talented design duo Shunnoz Fiel and Tekasala Ma'at Nzinga. It all started when I walked in towards the platform where the models were standing and instantly noticed the bold, bright, and whimsical tailored clothing. However, the shoes on there feet it was really caught my undivided attention. It was then that I thought, someone should call the paramedics because I'm about to faint due to lack of oxygen. I was completely hypnotized. The shoes were so detailed and well constructed. It was very evident that they were all made by hand by some of the best talented artisans in the manufacturer using the finest of materials. One look at these shoes and you know that they were made for walking. I love a shoe that makes you go....hmmmmm. Furthermore, I love a shoe that makes someone stop you in your tracks while on the move. Maverick Men I think you might just find pleasure and yourself having a shoe orgasm when you see this. Every single pair of shoes makes a statement. Gentlemen, you know it's been said you can tell a lot about a man from the shoes on his feet.  My advise to you is don't be caught walking in error. I Say Yes!

A Mix of prints and patterns. 

A Mix of prints and patterns. 

The Maverick Angolan Designers:

Shunnoz Fiel & Tekasala Ma'at Nzinga

 

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Navy is the new black. 

 

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A monkstrap will always be a classic. After all, how could one resist wearing a shoe like this.

 

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Mustard suede monkstrap...sockless

 

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Never be afraid of color. 

 

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The perfect suede tassel loafer. This shoe is perfect with a suit and it's even perfect when worn casually. 

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Loafers make such a statement when worn the right way. 

 

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The perfect gentleman suit for spring & summer seasons. 

 

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Whoever said that sneakers were made to be worn only with athletic gear was wrong. This look is clean and sleek...love the socks.

 

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Colors, prints, and patterns can make such a statement when mixed up. #I Say Yes