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“The Difference Between a Man and a Gentleman”

“A man tries to make his mark.  A gentleman strives to leave a mark.  A man accepts a favor.  A gentleman returns the favor.  A man gives orders.  A gentleman inspires.  A man fits the mold.  A gentleman tries to break the mold.  The differences are many, but it all comes down to this: a [...]

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Man Jewelry – *Ahem* – (Wrist-Pieces)

For most guys, the personal jewelry collection is limited to a few watches and… well that’s it.  (MAYBE that skull and crossbones necklace that you got a few years back when you were rocking Ed Hardy. -> Please say “no”).  Men have embraced other means to wear jewelry and still be masculine and show-off individual [...]

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Gilt-y Pleasure, Summer Deals

One of my favorite things to do at 12:00pm (noon), besides working *ahem*, is to check out Gilt Groupe. Founded by Kevin Ryan, the genius behind DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe puts the fun and spontaneity back in the shopping experience. Everyday at 12:00pm, Gilt launches a stream of sales for men, women, kids, food (Gilt Taste), [...]

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The Ego Has Landed: An Exercise in Peacocking

I have only been writing for YGS for a short time but I’m already going back and re-reading what I’ve written previously.  Partially it’s to make sure I’m not repeating myself (I’ve got a bad habit of repeating stories to the same person about two or three times but my record is four) but it’s [...]

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The Little Black…Blazer?

Yes, you are in the right place and no, there are no typos here.  Our female counterparts have managed to pull off amazing style on their own for many, many generations.  The lesson here is to take what we can and make it our own.  The good news is we have, and not only are [...]

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The Essence of Cool…

People ask me all the time about fashion and what makes great style. Much of the time I find that I answer in musical terms. No, no, no, it’s not what you think. I don’t respond with humming a song from the top 40 or belting out something crazy, but I do make reference to [...]

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Father’s Day Shout!

To the man that taught me how to dress amazing, speak well, and offer the firmest handshake in all the land… Happy Father’s Day pops! Shameless plug… Most of the pics from the website and blog were done by him (Arthur Hawkins Photography)

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Off The Street

The street is the modern man’s catwalk.  For those living in places where higher style is in scarce abundance, God made the internet (and it was good).  Growing up, most of my ideas and inspiration came from cool cats I saw and/or met out and about.  While fashion shows are good to see new designs [...]

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Be Remembered

I’m often asked by friends and those who see me around why I wear suits so often just for the hell of it and my initial inclination is to remind is them that the question answers itself: just for the hell of it.  Now I will admit that that is what you might call the [...]

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Urban Outfitters – WOW

Drove past an Urban Outfitters on Ponce de Leon blvd in Atlanta and after eating a delicious and very affordable lunch at Einstein’s downtown, I resolved that l had to stop in. I haven’t been to an Urban Outfitters in a very long time so I thought I’d treat myself. I have to say that [...]

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