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Brands: Proper Living

Recently, we had a chance to sit down and chat with the creators of Proper Living, Galen Thomas and Drew Posey, to discuss their successful clothing line. As described on their website, Proper Living represents the pinnacle of the pursuit for positive energy and forward progression. The name symbolizes more than just an article of clothing. It’s a lifestyle brand. No matter what the occasion, Proper Living provides its customers with a look that will persistently represent a lifestyle of excellence for any endeavor.For more information, check out the full interview below!

post_brands_051916_372Let’s discuss the history of your brand. When and why were you created?
It all started in Washington, DC in the fall of 2005. Inspired by a song that we were both apart of called, Proper Living, “HowHood got ya, now your living proper!” The line was so catchy it became a routine phrase that instantly sparked a movement. After a successful launch of record label tees, we decided to take things to the next level by creating a lifestyle brand based on our ideology.


What is the objective of your brand?
To promote positive energy and forward progression in all facets of life. Proper Living isn’t about a “right way” to live. Everyone will walk a different journey in life, but just live at your highest potential while doing so. That’s what Proper Living is about.


What does your brand offer to your consumers and customers?
A daily affirmation to maintain positive energy and forward progression in your journey through life.


How are you able to distinguish your brand from others?
Intricate and uplifting designs, thought provoking symbolism and an mantra that aims to carry you through life.


What are your long term goals for your brand?
Positive impact on the global community and worldwide recognition


Where do you see your band in the next five years?
All the way up!


If you are interested in making a purchase, head over to their website: www.properlivingshop.com

Also, check out the remaining photos in our gallery below!

Men’s Style Mondays

post_bryce1_061616_01post_bryce1_061616_02post_bryce1_061616_03post_bryce1_061616_04post_bryce1_061616_05Tank: H&M | Shorts: ASOS |
Shoes: Converse

It’s the first official day of “Summer Sixteen,” and I’m more than excited to show off my latest threads.

So, in honor of my favorite season, I decided to put these summer clothes to some good use. I paired this old tribal print tank from H&M with a pair of DIY distressed denim shorts. This tank consists of a multi-colored, triabl print that serves as both a layering item and shirt.

For a finishing touch, I styled my retro Chuck Taylors with a pair of mid-calf, tube socks. The exposed sock look is going to be a very popular trend this season, especially for all your festival junkies. So, make sure you stop by Wal-Mart and Target to rack up before the season’s out.

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

Thanks for reading!

Flex Friday

post_alex3_042416_01post_alex3_042416_02post_alex3_042416_03post_alex3_042416_04post_alex3_042416_05post_alex3_042416_06post_alex3_042416_07Flannel Shirt: J. Crew |
Pants: J. Crew |
Loafers: J. Crew |
Shirt: Hanes

How Did I Wear…

post_bryce3_053016_01post_bryce3_053016_02post_bryce3_053016_03post_bryce3_053016_04post_bryce3_053016_05Denim Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger |
Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: River Island |
Sandals: Target

How did I wear…a sleeveless denim shirt

For those of you who don’t know me, I have a soft spot for little DIY projects. Think about it! There’s nothing like channeling all your energy through a pair of scissors, especially in an effort to create a masterpiece.

Tip: Creating clothes is just as fun as buying them. Make sure you use outside resources like Youtube and Pinterest to master the art of shredding.

Today, I decided to show off my latest project, the cut-off denim shirt.

I found this shirt hanging around my basement one afternoon. Based on the wear and tear of the denim, it’s safe to assume that this was my brother’s shirt back in high school.

Tip: You can’t go wrong with a little worn denim, especially something from a previous decade. When wearing older pieces, try to through in a few modern pieces to create a timeless look.

Whatever the case may be, I cut-off the sleeves to recreate the 90s.

Just like any other denim shirt, I styled this one with a tribal print tank, white denim jeans, and sandals. The white jeans really add a lot of character to the look. They are so crisp and bright.

Tip: Keeping it simple is your best option. The cut-off shirt looks its best when worn solid colors or simple prints.

So, how do you feel about this particular look?

Feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!