Banana Republic Men’s Fall Picks

My motto has always been “if it fits well, it’ll look better,” because for the most part, that’s a fact. Variables like quality, material, brand, come as an after-the-fact bonus. Recently, I’ve my closet has been seeing more pieces from the Banana Republic Men’s Shop because of that exact reason — it just fits. Their Grant Dress Shirt is one of the only shirts that’ll button around my muscular neck. Their Fulton Skinny Rapid Movement Chino, which isn’t too skinny, is the best black trouser I own. The wine color palette and strong greens are essentials in any man’s fall …

National Men’s Grooming Day: 10 Must Haves

We wash, we style, hell, some of us even shave for whatever reason. Needless to say, grooming is what we do, and August 18th marks National Men’s Grooming Day — a reminder to all that we’ve come a long way from our Neanderthal roots after learning how to manscape, er, “Neander-scape.” There’s a common misconception that women spend more time in the bathroom getting ready. Whether or not that’s actually true, grooming does take time, and looking sharp is imperative. For National Men’s Grooming Day, I’ve compiled my 10 favorite grooming products for you to check out and gather some …

Brand ID: tasc Performance

tasc Performance (little t, big P) Origin: New Orleans ca. 2009 by father and son Al and Todd Andrews Categories: Bamboo-based men’s and women’s performance apparel Website: tascperformance.com Social: Instagram , Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest A little bit about tasc Performance It’s all about one thing — innovating and reinventing performance apparel without all those nasty chemicals. “We see many problems with traditional performance apparel made from polyester (oil): Skin irritation, odor-retention, and the heavy use of chemical applications for performance,” as it states on tasc’s website. Featuring men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, including socks, tasc Performance covers all your …

The Travel Accessory I Won’t Leave Home Without

As someone who frequently has to travel for work, my two biggest priorities are packing efficiently and packing the essentials. Whether or not you consider three pairs of shoes “essential” is your prerogative but in my house, it’s a green light.After picking and packing the necessary outfits, accessories, and grooming supplies, there isn’t much room to fit camera gear for mobile blog shooting. A few months ago, my tech prayers were answered and I discovered MeFOTO and their colorful assortment of mobile tripods. MeFOTO offers tripods for all lifestyles and anywhere you want to take some great photos — be …

My “LA Moment,” What Drove Me to the West

What started out as a desperate need for a brief change of environment ended up being one of the most eye-opening experiences of my adult life. Here in Los Angeles, everybody has a story; an “LA moment.” Mine began on a whim. Aside from needing a mental vacation, I was really missing my friend Alex, who had recently moved to Los Angeles, and the gut-busting laughs we’re known for sharing. Looking to find a way to take a trip out there, I learned my friend Bri had an entire bedroom for me to occupy — clutch. With that, I booked …