’90s Throwback Guess Original Tee

Guess logo tee

Growing up in the 90s, I recall logo tees and designer jeans being the “in thing”. That trend has been making it’s comeback for the last few years. I see the old logo tees my older brother was rocking in the ’90s all over the place. From Tommy Hilfiger to Guess, you can’t escape it! And after making my most recent purchase, I’ll admit that I don’t want this trend to ever end!

Guess logo tee

As I was walking at my local mall, I saw this black Guess oversized logo tee that I needed in my life. When I tried it on, I fell in love. The look and fit was perfect!

Guess logo tee

This past weekend, I had to take my new shirt for a ride, and I had no regrets about making this purchase. I paired my oversized tee with a new pair of Zara torn skinny jeans, my favorite Chucks and my tan suede cap.

Guess logo tee

If you’re into oversized tee like me, I recommend adding this throwback into your collection. As a ’90s kid, I’m loving this trend, and you can expect to see me rocking it throughout the season.

Now, let me find the perfect pair of acid jeans!

Change Up Your Dress Shoe

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Grandspring Wing II Oxfords-Cole Haan

Today, I am featuring my newest pair of dress shoes, the Cole Haan Grandsprint Wing II. I love Cole Haan shoes, but have been hesitant to buy shoes from their Grandsprint, Lunargrand, or Zerogrand collections. However, upon buying these I am now wanting a pair of Lunargrands and Zerogrands.

So what makes shoes from these three lines different? They are a hybrid of dress shoe and comfort. They usually contain a leather, suede, or nylon upper and a rubber sole.

This technology of sorts originated when Nike owned the brand. It integrated their Nike lunarlon and air technology into their dress shoes to add comfort. In 2012, Nike sold its stake in the brand, but Cole Haan has continued the innovation of the dress shoe.

These hybrid shoes have really caught on with the fashionable men of the world. You can find pictures of these shoes all over Instagram and Twitter. I always thought they looked cool, but never thought I could pull them off. I visited one of their stores and put on my first pair and the rest is history.

I do recommend that every man goes out and buy at least one pair of these shoes. They are the best of both worlds, style and comfort. Now their shoes are on the pricey side, they retail anywhere between $198 to $268. However, be on the lookout because they usually have sales on their website 25% to 40% off, or visit an outlet store like I did. I got my pair for about $83, which saved me about $115.

Well that’s all for me today my friends, I hope my information on these shoes was useful. Please feel free to comment below or follow me on Instagram at @guylovesfashion or on Twitter at @randerzzz.

Until next time, stay classy!

 

Rock the Street wear look!

 

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Beanie, $5.95-H&M

Long Sleeve Button Up, $19.90-Forever 21

Pleather Jacket-Zara

Black Jeans Torn Jeans, $34.95-H&M

Chelsea Boots, $79-Hawkings McGill for Urban Outfitters

Happy Friday! With the weekend upon us, most of us will go for a more casual look. Here are some photos of me rocking a street  wear look that you can rock as well! This is a great way to look nice without having to be overdressed.

All the pieces that I’m wearing are affordable, and you can checkout these retailers online or in-store.

If any of you have any question or need ideas, feel free to drop me a comment.

Have a great weekend and stay classy!

Denim and Ties

Growing up I was use to seeing people either dressed formal or casual and nothing in between. Today it’s nothing new to see a man wear a button up with denim, but I want to talk about how to make that look even better.

Gone are the days of classic fit dress shirts, classic fit jeans, and chunky dress shoes. If you have these items I suggest donating or throwing them away. Switch the classic fit dress shirt for a slim fit shirt, relaxed denim for slim or skinny jeans, chunky shoes for loafers, and add a skinny tie. Take a look at how the denim and tie concept looks on me below.

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Button Up-Express

Tie-The Tie Bar

Skinny Jeans-H&M

Loafers-Stacy Adams

Let’s face it, the slim fit dress shirt gives you a clean look that compliments the body. When I worked at DKNY, lots of young customers came in for slim fit dress shirts. I asked a customer once, “what do you personally like about slim fit dress shirts?” He replied by saying that it made his entire outfit look sleek and refined. Next time you are at your favorite retailer, ask an associate to help you pick out a shirt size and colors. My favorite stores to visit for dress shirts are DKNY, Express, and Calvin Klein.

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(Photo from thetiebar.com)

Now in order to have the denim and tie look you need the tie. A slim fit dress shirt is complimented by a slimmer tie, a 2″ or 2 1/2″ tie are perfect sizes for this look. My favorite website to buy ties is The Tie Bar¬†they carry silk, wool, linen, knitted, solid, or printed ties starting at $15. The type of tie you want is all up to you, my only suggestion is to pick one that will balance out with your shirt.

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Slim Fit

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Now for the denim! I know not all guys are comfortable with skinny jeans, so another option are slim jeans. A slimmer jean, like a slim dress shirt give you a cleaner look. Classic or relaxed denim have a fit that are exaggerated and tend to drag on the floor. Today’s retailers either have a small section for these two types of jeans or have stopped selling them completely. Brands have different perceptions of fits, pick a day to head to the mall and try on denim at different retailers.

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(photo from stacyadams.com)

All that’s left are the shoes, as a shoe lover this is my favorite part. You have a variety of options when it comes to shoes, but stay away from the chunky shoes. That type of shoe won’t work for a slimmer look and let’s be honest they are hideous. Great shoes to pick are derby shoes or loafers, for my look I went with a black snake skin loafer. Loafers are a perfect example of a shoe that can dressed up or down. I recommend picking a dress loafer instead of a casual loafer, your jean will already give you the casual look. My favorite website to shoe shop are Stacy Adams, Steve Madden, and Cole Haan.

I hope that my tips and photo help you find some similar items. If you have any questions or need help tweet me at @randerzzz or email me at randy_estevanes@yahoo.com. Thank you all for reading and feel free to share, reblog, or forward my blog to your friends. Stay classy my friends!

Rethink Essentials!

Today, I bring you a look from this past Saturday. My weekend consisted of two trips to San Antonio, one to see Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, and Michelle Visage in The Rocky Horror Show and another to enjoy the River Walk and shop. Now enough of my weekend, let’s get to Saturday’s look!

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Polo-Forever 21

Black Denim-Forever 21

Chelsea Boots-Hawkings McGill from Urban Outfitters

Sunnies-Ray-Ban

Watch-DKNY

This is an easy look to sport,I know majority of guys look at a t-shirt and sneakers as casual. However, a polo can be an essential as well, my suggestion is to go for a fashion polo and not your typical logo polo. Wearing one of those will get you lost in a sea of preppy boys. No hate to the preppy look, but it has been beaten to a pulp this summer.

I paired my polo with some black denim. Black denim will do what the typical blue denim can’t, it makes your casual look better! If you don’t like wearing chinos, then black denim is perfect, you don’t have to relinquish your love for denim, just change up the color.

Finally my boots! I have posted about Chelsea boots before and have shown outfits to wear them with. This post shows you exactly how they look on a person. If just looking at how they look paired with my outfit doesn’t convince you to buy a pair, I’ll give you a few reasons:

  • Winter is coming and a pair of boots will keep your feet warm.
  • You will get compliments from everyone.
  • That guy or girl you like will probably notice you.
  • They are awesome!
  • They will make you look even hotter!

I know some of those reasons are laughable, but I’m serious when I say that they are just the perfect boot for any occasion. Dress them up or down, you will never know when to take them off and that is a good thing! Rethink essentials and add a fashion polo and some black or even grey denim to your casual look.

Hope my outfit inspires you to try a similar look, stay classy my friends!

 

 

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone! I have been gone for a few days, it has been busy and it will continue to be busy this weekend. I enjoy blogging and while I wish this could be my full-time job, I am also a graduate student and a teaching assistant.

My post today is dedicated to the wonderful pair of Chelsea boots I got in the mail today! If you have read previous posts, I have talked highly about these boots. If you have been hesitant about buying them, I shall be that little angel on your shoulder again saying, “buy them!”

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Chelsea Boots- Hawkings McGill/Urban Outfitters, $79

These are great for fall and winter, pair them up with a nice pair of skinny jeans, and a flannel button up. I will post outfits later on in the month with these boots. Check out Urban Outfitters and ASOS for a pair of Chelsea boots!

I hope you’ve been having a wonderful day, stay edgy guys!