Photo Credit: Austin Hargrave / Billboard Magazine
Chance The Rapper, who is arguably the hottest artist in the game right now, covers Billboard Magazine’s Grammys Preview issue. I love this cover shot because Chance looks dapper and cool beyond his years, and yet somehow comes off as youthful and approachable. I love his signature look — overalls and a colorful “3” hat.
Photo Credit: Sebastian Kim / GQ Magazine
Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of Broadway’s hottest ticket, Hamilton, shines on the cover of GQ Magazine’s October issue. While rocking a fresh new haircut, Miranda makes a strong case for bomber jackets, classic knits and gold jewelry.
Photo Credit: Mr. Porter
Lately, I have noticed more and more men wearing necklaces. I’m not talking about oversized, diamond encrusted chains (à la T-Pain). I’m thinking more along the lines of really subtle, understated pendants. I have to admit that this is definitely a trend I can get behind. You have to appreciate a man who isn’t afraid to wear a little jewelry.
GET THE LOOK
Sterling Silver Curb Chain Necklace: Saint Laurent
Silver Necklace: Maison Margiela
Music Note Sterling Silver Necklace: Saint Laurent
Hematite Beaded Necklace: Luis Morais
Moth Burnished Necklace: Alexander McQueen
Carved Silver Pendant Necklace: All Blues
Silver Andre Necklace: A.P.C.
Silver Lion Necklace: Versus
Gold Double Cross Necklace: Dsquared2
Wishbone Pendant Necklace: Rosa Maria
Pegasus Head Necklace: Roberto Cavalli
Safety Pin Pendant Necklace: True Rocks
Black Skull Necklace with Diamond Eyes: Finn
Box Chain Necklace: David Yurman
Double Wing Pendant Necklace: King Baby Studio
Guys, I’m taking it back to the basics for this post. If by some chance you do not have a basic black shirt in your closet, you must (yes, MUST) remedy this situation immediately. Any man can pull off a plain black shirt. Actually, I’m going to take it one step further – every man looks GOOD in a plain black shirt. It can be a V-neck, long-sleeve, or even button down, but as long as it’s plain and black, I assure you that you will look good. My personal preferences on men are black crew neck t-shirts and black short-sleeve polos, but that is just me.
Some of you may be asking, “Why black? Why not white or navy blue?”. My real honest answer is, “I do not know”. That is to say that I don’t know why black looks good on everyone. It could be because a black shirt can be paired with anything from jeans to suits. It could also be that black does not wash out or contrast with any skin tone. A basic black shirt can be incorporated into any style or wardrobe whether you’re preppy, athletic, punk or an awesome combination of them all. Basic black shirts just work. Period.