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Berlin, You’re So Anti-Fashun

Some Observations On Berlin Style

So it’s been about a week now that I’ve been visiting Berlin so that pretty much makes me an expert on all there is to know about the fashion scene here right? Maybe it’s the area I’m staying in (Neukolln) or the places I’ve been (literally every nightclub) but there’s like a really strong punk-grunge-goth-ish vibe that’s really big with the Berlin scenesters. If you think NY’ers were the only ones doing the all black all the time thing, you’d be surprised to know that Berlin does it do and dare I say they do it better? Drapey black tees, baggy shorts, satin bombers, platforms, and crew socks…they LOVE a good crew sock/shorts look here. It’s more about the perfectly imperfect than the polished looks I’m used to seeing and it’s kinda cool to see the differences in style here in Berlin vs. New York. Anyway, while here I got to check out some of the shows at Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week and obviously I was like OMG what do I wear?! Naturally I stuck to black and white - an easy and always appropriate combo. No new pieces here, just oldies but goodies, but I think they come together nicely for a cool yet casual Berlin look.


H&M Jacket  //  Topman Shirt  //  A.OK by OAK NYC Pants  //  Florsheim x Duckie Brown Shoes


Wake Up, You’re American Dreaming

A Perfectly Preppy Outfit Of The Day

A few weeks ago I visited Nantucket and for those of you who haven’t been, it’s pretty much a picture perfect little town - I mean all the houses even have white picket fences.  With everything so prim and proper I decided to dress according to my surroundings and go for a preppy look with my own spin. The plaid pants are part of a suit which I wore here, but look great as separates especially when worn with a solid shirt for balance. The shirt is a new piece. It’s a short-sleeved denim shirt which is basically replacing my long sleeve chambray for the warmer months so it couldn’t be more perfect. The shoes and accessories are all items I’ve had for a few months now and just seemed to round out the look without adding too much fuss.


Matiere Shirt  //  Ted Baker Trousers  //  Eytys Sneakers  //  AM Eyewear Sunglasses  //  TRIWA Watch


Salute Your Shorts

Taking Fashion Cues From My Berlin Surroundings 

You guysss! It’s my first post from Berlin! I arrived here on the Thursday night right before the 4th of July and have officially survived my first weekend. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the crazy party scene in Berlin, so let me just tell you that it does live it up to all the hype. More on that in another post perhaps. Anyway, one of the first things I noticed about the city just by wandering around is all the graffiti everywhere. Whether it’s spray-painted courtyards, giant wall murals, or even art on the Berlin wall there is graffiti and art all over the city. Seeing all the color inspired this outfit with the patterned shorts. Wearing the bright colors and prints felt natural in my new surroundings. I can’t wait to share more with you as I continue to explore Berlin and attend their fashion week here. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with me and my travels!

P.S. To shop these shorts and more items by Descendant of Thieves head over to Zappos who recently added their new collection to the site.


Alpha Industries Jacket  //  Descendant Of Thieves Shirt  //  Descendant Of Thieves Shorts  //  PF Flyers Sneakers  //  MBS MFG CO Hat


You Guys Got Red, White, And Blue Here?

Yeah, This Is America… 

If you don’t recognize the obvious Clueless reference then we obviously can’t be friends. This holiday I’m serving some patriotic vibes along with a heavy dose of booze, burgers, and hotdogs. I mean today’s the one time of year you can get away with wearing all red, white, and blue in one outfit so why not have fun with it? This year I went the trad/I’m-richer-than-you route with boat shoes and a preppy plaid but there’s many ways to incorporate our nation’s colors into a festive holiday look. For example, wear your red by getting drunk enough til your cheeks turns rosy. See! Easy. Hope you guys are all having fun no matter how you’re celebrating. Happy 4th everyone!


LL Bean Signature Shirt  //  Zara (Similar) Jeans  //  Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes  //  Warby Parker Sunglasses


GQ x Nantucket Film Festival

A Travel Diary

Last weekend myself and best friend Justin had the pleasure of flying out to Nantucket with GQ Insider and Isopure sports drink to attend the Nantucket Film Festival. The festival celebrates the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema and brings together a broad spectrum of film-lovers from all over the world. As someone who loves a good indie flick, I was super excited to see some advanced screenings of some really great movies. In between showings we had time to explore the beautiful island of Nantucket and recharge with some Isopure protein drink (try the coconut flavor - it’s really good!) Check out some pictures from my weekend stay in Nantucket. From the festival to the food, the beach to the bar, the whole experience was a blast! Have any of you ever been to Nantucket or a film festival before? Share your experiences in the comments section - I’d love to hear them!


This post was written as part of my collaboration with GQ Insider & Isopure.