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Retro Island...Nassau,Bahamas


I hope you guys are having a great weekend. I'm currently taking a break from the big apple and shooting street and personal style looks in the Bahamas. In the photo set below, I'm wear an original panama hat from Bigalli paired with a vintage Aloha(or Hawaiian) shirt and zara linen shorts. I kept the look casual with Paul Smith boat shoes but brown leather loafers or espadrilles would also do the trick. Brera Orologi is becoming my go to watchmaker so on my left arm I'm sporting their "Classico" timepiece in rose gold. I really like their rose gold watches because it's subtle and not too flashy but you still make a statement.  On my other arm, I'm wearing two leather and cord bracelets from a street vender in SoHo. He is on Prince between Broadway and Mercer Street to be exact and sells the bracelets for only three bucks. 

Enjoy!  




Photo Credit | Dash Davis 


Le printemps...Jardin des Plantes, Paris



 In the Spring the sun starts to warm, flowers start to bloom, trees take on new leaves and people remove Winter layers to enjoy the eager warmth of the sun. It's a time for change so I passed by the Jardin des Plantes in Paris to embrace the start of a new season. In the images above, I'm wearing a khaki vintage Panama hat, military green parka jacket, and black waistcoat paired with a blue Descendent of Thieves button-up, black H&M trousers, classic Brera watch and cream and black polka dot scarf.  

I also wanted to include a spring poem that depicts the same changes we feel during the season.

It's Springtime 
Leonard J.Bourret 

Winter ice takes it's time, 
cracking through the 
glacial sublime.
Snow disappears from every 
crevice, and frees up the 
fresh-water lakes, and the 
golden ponds.
Spring displays a terra 
firma sign. 
Dormant trees begin to bud,
leaves and flowers start to 
unfurl, and our exciting 
sprits soar and whirl. 
On panoramic mountain views 
we'll climb, and hike on 
scented trails of pine,
tasting the flavor of New 
England, and enjoying its 
sprit-filled Spring mime.   

   

Bon Anniversaire - Shot by Quazi King



Starting my site has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Within one year, I've been able to expand my knowledge of menswear, photograph amazing people, and share my personal style and viewpoints. Positive feedback from the media and fans is also very encouraging and keeps me focus. Fortunately, this is the beginning of a long journey, so stay tuned and thanks for following. 

Special Thanks to Photographer Quazi King for this anniversary photo shoot in his Brooklyn studio. 

By the way, this is my new logo designed by Tony Forte


Man On A Mission



Photo | Credit Caslon Cato 
Location | Bedford  Stuyvesant 

Baby Dapper Lou








"Fashions fade, style is eternal." Yves Saint Laurent

Mom, thanks for introducing me to style at a young age. 

Man Up







Dapper Lou 
Leather Hat - A.Adam& Spire
Sunglasses - Ray Ban
Ethnic Print Scarf - Wrapped fabric to be worn as scarf
Grey Blazer - Zara 
Cream Thermal - J Crew
Black Eight Pocket Pants - Gazzarrini
Burgundy Shoes - Paul Smith

Shot by Liz Coicou
Location: Midtown/Lower East Side