MODEL MAN CRUSH | ARTHUR SALES

Arthur Sales my model man crush of the moment. And really who couldn’t love this guy? He’s a great model, has a masculine beauty that is almost scary, he can rock a headscarf and still look like a total bad ass, and has one of those bodies that could only come from Brazil (there really has to be something in the water down there). He’s the new face of Butch’s Spring campaign and I have a feeling we’re about to see a lot more of this guy. Starting off with the two editorials that really made me like him; Easy Rider and Brown Sugar. Then wrapping up with some random shots. Enjoy!
-Andrew J

Easy Rider


Brown Sugar


Random Shots (I prefer him with long hair):

GQ APRIL FAVORITES

I was extremely pleased and surprised by this month’s (April 2010) issue of Gentlemen’s Quarterly. I can’t remember the last time I flipped through their mag and got so many useful tid-bits from it. Maybe it’s just becuase I’m very much on the spring-bandwagon, or maybe they really stepped up their game on this issue. In any case, I’ve included a few iPhone (excuse the quality) pics of my favorite things from the issue. Enjoy, and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
-Andrew J


Hands down my favorite pick from the issue- The Lands End Canvas grey chambray shirt. I already ordered mine this morning ha. I mean come on, it’s $60 for this awesome shirt!


I already have a pair of desert boots, but these Calvin Klein Desert Boots kinda rock. And most people just don’t know how comfortable desert boots really are! (I happen to be wearing mine today)


This piece they did over an “updated college freshman look”. I think many should look to it for inspiration. Please take special notice when they say to throw out the sweat pants in favor of these khaki’s.


Speaking of khaki’s. I’m going to be picking up a pair of these these slim-fitting khaki’s from Gap ASAP. Classic certainly seems to be a big thing for spring… then again, when isn’t it?


Priciest clothing pick from the issue, this Marc by Marc Jacobs polo which goes for $150.


Okay maybe I lied, I’m sure the Lacoste blazer is more than $150, but without a price included… who knows :)? I really need to update my Lacoste polo’s, but I miss the small croc, I don’t like this new big one.


I want to get either the Bulova watch or the Michael Kors one… which do you think?

On Break…

I apologize for the lack of posts. I am currently on Spring Break and trying to relax before life changing events begin to happen (graduation, looking for a job, real world) but I shall return after break with new posts. Stay Tuned!!

-Nicolas

Riviera Club via ACL

WHY I’VE BEEN M.I.A.

Hello readers, so sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately, things have been crazy with work, personal stuff, and travel. But for simplicity sake I’ll blame travel as the major culprit in my lack of recent blog posts. Last Wednesday I went to Los Angeles for a photoshoot and was in LA until Sunday. I had an absolutely AMAZING time and got some really great pictures out of it (which I shall post below). I won’t give you a total recap of the trip, but if you want to see other pictures from the trip, check out my other blog Me & Marisa because I have a breakdown there.

I shot with two photographers at the same time, Ovier Alvarez and Michael Anthony and I’ve only received a few of the shots from the shoot so far, but here they are. Hope you have had a great week. Enjoy!
-Andrew J

Spring Favorite: Dries Van Noten

Words like ‘bold’ and ‘beautiful’ come to mind when describing Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2010 collection. Bold patterns are paired with deep colors to create a casually chic look. Dries always does a phenomenal job of pairing unique patterns with interesting cuts and this spring he is right on point. Knits are loose and stretched, cardigans are more belted than buttoned, and pants are generously cut. This spring, don’t shy away from patterns but rather experiment with mixing them with various colors for a Dries Van Noten inspired look.

-Nicolas

Photos via GQ

Cleanliness Is Next To Fordliness

I am a fan of anything Tom Ford does. He keeps things simple, bold, and always sexy. I have been seeing a lot of stylish people wearing these glasses lately and I am in love with them. They are classic sexiness wrapped into a simple black frame, complete with Ford’s signature T displayed on the sides.

-Nicolas

Photos via Eye Goodies and The Sartorialist

Spring Favorite: Bottega Veneta

For Spring, Bottega Veneta wants every man to wear pops of color along with neutrals that have a sun drenched look. Shirts have a washed, worn-in look and pants come to the ankle in basic khaki, bold colors, and even a brocade, tie-dyed inspired fabric. The shoes have a twist with a bright sheen and cool colors. These clothes give a luxurious ease that any man can wear. Take a note from Bottega Veneta and try pairing bold colors together, layer light knits, and pair penny loafers with shorts, all for a runway inspired look.

-Nicolas

Photos via GQ