February Monthly Archives

Outfits: February 2016

Outfits: February 2016Khaki Lapel Pocket Detail Long Sleeve Trench Coat
TopShop Cropped Ribbed Cami
Topshop Moto ‘Hayden’ Ripped Boyfriend Jeans
Black Leather Ankle Strap Heels

How Did I Wear…

post_bryce1_021316_01post_bryce1_021316_02post_bryce1_021316_03post_bryce1_021316_04post_bryce1_021316_05Jacket: ASOS | Sweatshirt: ASOS |
Pants: H&M | Boots: DSW

How did I wear…a longline bomber jacket?

Since December, I’ve been searching high and low for a longline bomber jacket.

Why? To be honest, I’m not exactly sure. However, what I can say is that everything longline is “in” yet again this season.

Tip: To my knowledge, there are only a few stores that sell longline jackets for men. I suggest heading over to H&M, Zara, Topman, or ASOS.

For this particular look, I went with a longline sweatshirt, skinny jeans, and pair of boots. Although this jacket was purchased just last week, I have owned this sweatshirt for over a year now. To be honest, I could never figure out what to wear with it, until now.

Tip: The jacket itself is very simple. So, I suggest wearing solid colors with this one. For a little mix up, add some flannel to the mix.

To accessorize, I channeled my inner Tupac with this simple, red banana. Really cool, right? I guess you can call this my little go-to look when all my barbershop appointments fall through.

Tip: When wearing this jacket, you can get some good wear and tear out of everything long in your closet. There’s nothing wrong with a little longline on top of longline.

So, how do you feel about this particular outfit. Feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!

Brands: Steeve Sam

As part of our ongoing “Brands” posts, we recently had an opportunity to sit down chat with another aspiring artist, Steeve Sam. Born and raised in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Steeve Sam is a fresh new face on the Hip Hop scene.Want to know more? Feel free to check out his full interview below!

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Why did you want to become an artist? What inspired you the most?
“I knew that I wanted to really become an artist when a friend of mine told me randomly one day that one of my records stopped him from committing suicide. Up until that point, I felt I had the generic response to why I wanted to be an artist. What inspires me the most is knowing that I can build up a human being’s frequency, confidence in self, life, love and people in the mind, body, and soul with music. I can make people smile and feel, really feel something.”

“Now, I know this was a not a cake walk for you in the slightest. So, have you experienced any obstacles in your music career so far? It’s certainly not a cake walk. Even when I’m where I aim to be, it still won’t be. I’ve lost everything at different points of living my dream. Friends. Relationships. Jobs. It’s easy to say you’re going to live your dream, but to totally be living your dream in a world of conformity takes a different kind of focus, mind-state, will power, and respect for the creator. I make genre-free music, and people always laugh like “what is that”, and I calmly tell them “music”. When did compartmentalizing music become the thing, and not appreciating music, ALL of music?”

Can you tell us a time when you had to make a big sacrifice for your music career?
“Every day! I personally don’t feel a lot of people realize that living your dream is a daily sacrifice, especially in a world of conformity. You have the doubters, haters, critics, idea-takers, energy-vampires, the people who want to censor your feelings – all included in your quest to seek creative fulfillment.”

How are you able to distinguish yourself from others?
“I am myself. That’s it, flaws and all. We are all uniquely different, though we are all the same at the same time, which is the beauty of life. There is beauty in differences.”

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If you could pick one producer and artist to collaborate with, who would you select and why?
“I would have loved to work with Sun Ra because he was one of the most influential and imitated artists that most people don’t seem to know about. He taught most of everyone’s favorite jazz musicians. He also had one of the most amazing backgrounds that I have come to know as an artist. His knowledge was so broad, and what he was teaching us back then we are still trying to figure out today. Even though he is no longer alive, I would still choose him before any current artist just because of how inspiring he was.”

What are your long term goals for yourself as an artist?
“Creating an Earth Ship is number one; a holistic creative center where artists can be healed creatively, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I want to become a creative diplomat, and use music as a means to combat injustice all over the world. I want to leave a legacy for my future kids and kids’ kids.”

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Where do you see yourself next five years?
I see myself traveling and doing a lot of community work, especially in third world countries. I see myself being more connected to self, life, love, family, and being closer to waking more of humanity up to the issues that really matter on a human level. I will also be mindful to allow what the creator wants and needs of me, to walk hand in hand with how I feel, what I say, and all that I do.

Wow, that was an amazing interview! We expect great things in near future.

To keep up on Steeve Sam’s latest moves, check out his music on Soundcloud.

Men’s Style Mondays

post_bryce1_021416_01post_bryce1_021416_02post_bryce1_021416_03post_bryce1_021416_04post_bryce1_021416_05Coat; Thrifted | Turtle Neck: Kohls |
Waistcoat: Macys | Jeans: H&M |
Shoes: ASOS

Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, I decided to share some seasonal love with my closest friends and family.

For this weeks #mensstylemondays post, I put a little twist on your traditional VDAY ensemble. Rather than being cliche and wearing red, I slid in to my newly purchased purple skinny jeans from H&M.

Since it was borderline freezing outside, I stepped out in my favorite thrifted overcoat, tweed waistcoat, and turtle neck. Honestly, I forgot how great turtle necks and waistcoats look together. Sounds like another good look for the winter, right?

For a finishing touch, I sled in my leather, double monk strap shoes from ASOS.

So, how do you feel about this Vday outfit? Feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!