Skating down Soho with Vince Camuto

May 25, 2016

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Photos by Walter Savage

Blazer, TrousersVince Camuto | Shirt- Armani Exchange | Shades- Ray-Ban

I can finally cross off “Buy a skateboard, learn how to skate, fall on my face at least three times and then promise not to skate again” off my list. I’ve always wanted to learn how to skateboard, and let me tell you something— it isn’t easy. I invited my photographer and model pal, Walter Savage, to come snap a few shots of me skateboarding/falling on my face. For the occasion I partnered with Vince Camuto to test drive their new sportswear collection which is designed specifically for this kinda occasion. The collection has a little stretch to the fabric so it’s flexible and comfortable when wearing the garments. So, if you’re a commuter and use a bicycle or skates to get to/from work, and look dapper while riding, this is the collection for you.

This post was created in partnership with Vince Camuto.

Barbershop Confidential with AVEDA + Inside Hook

May 23, 2016

Losing my hair has been one my biggest fears for the last 10 years. I’ve been trying a bunch of thickening-hair products, and yes some work, but I’m not 100% satisfied with them. So, when Inside Hook  asked me to test drive the new AVEDA Invati Men™ 2-step system, I simply responded with a yes, since I have nothing to lose, except more of my hair, right?! After agreeing to this, we visited Franco’s Barber Shop in New Jersey. where the magic went down. We laughed, we cried, we sang some pop tunes, maybe that was just me, and tried Invati Men™.

It’s a two-step system, you first shampoo and then you apply the revitalizer to your scalp, and you do this once a day. EASY. Step one is all about exfoliating and refreshing the scalp with the Invati Men™ Nourishing Exfoliating Shampoo which also conditions to help strengthen thinning hair. Step 2, the Invati Men™ Scalp Revitalizer invigorates the scalp and helps instantly thicken hair at the root. After my first time trying it, JUST MY FIRST, my hair already felt instantly thicker.

Besides trying the new system, I got a new fresh cut from the man himself, plus I got to share one of my biggest confessions/guilty pleasures, which I’m actually totally proud of. Check out the video to find out! And, if you’re interested in hearing more about Invati Men™, click here.

This post was created in partnership with Aveda and Inside Hook.

Punch of Pattern

May 14, 2016

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Shirt, PantsJack Spade 

Tis’ the season for a punch of pattern. I’ve always worn the bandana print around my wrist, and sometimes around my head, but this is my first time wearing the pattern as a short-sleeve shirt. This guy is from Jack Spade, the same brand that makes those really great bags. Actually, funny enough my first bag for college was a navy canvas messenger bag from Jack Spade, I kid you not. Anyhoo, back to printed shirts, if you want to wear a printed shirt, you can, but you need to make sure you can control it. Make sure you pick a color that’s not as loud as the pattern (i.e. gray, blue, neutrals, etc.) Then pair it with a neutral chino or classic slim denim. Print can be hard to pull off, but the first step is to get the right shirt!