Guest Post by The Hubster
Today’s guest post on Menswear Mondays is by non other than my Hubster but you may call him Max. I can’t say enough amazing stuff about this guy so here are just the basics: he’s an awesome teacher, amazing singer and all around smarty pants. Although he doesn’t write about fashion he does have his own blog Conversion 2.0. I am pleasantly surprised I convinced him into writing a little something, so I hope y’all enjoy it!
I’m supposed to write about a fashion influence, and there are many wrapped up in these sunglasses. These Ray-Ban Wayfarers are the 54mm kind, which means they look super huge and sort of like alien eyes. It also means that they’re just, like, a smidge too large for my head. They’re a little hard to rest on top of my head in my hair when not in use, for example. But I got them on eBay for more than half off and I’m not really complaining. They look classic. A nice pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses goes with anything and instantly ups your cool factor by orders of magnitude.
Just so that I don’t look pretentious or misleading, I’ll admit that I first started wearing these things when a few of my best friends started wearing them. Pack mentality, okay. But they were right to do so. You’d think that, as a man, I’d make a bigger deal out of the fact that Bob Dylan reinvented himself by wearing Ray-Bans in his late-‘60s “goes electric” phase. Or that Jack Kerouac occasionally donned a pair. But in truth, I’m way more floored by Audrey Hepburn when she wore them in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s one of my favorite movies and the weirdness of plastic Wayfarers alongside couture dresses and bling helped Audrey exude that effortless swag.
My Fashion Favorites
Hello. To kick start my lil fashion blog I thought I would post some of my favorite pieces.
I love these Karl Lagerfield gun shoes, so dark and beautiful. My only problem with these shoes is I haven’t been able to figure out how to DIY it.
Oh, is there anything as beautiful and classic as Chanel? These vintage shades make my heart swoon.
Vivienne Westwood’s armour rings are tough but shiny and glamourous.
Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers. He incorporates my two favorite style element of dark (i.e. skulls) and glamour (i.e. deep reds, flowers).
Nautical wear is amazing. It seems to be always in fashion, it’s easy to figure out and replicate. This Dolce and Gabbana dress has stolen my heart.
I love headpieces. I love adorning my head with gems and flowers and feathers. I really think I should be living in England where they appreciate large fancy hats.
Lastly, Christian Louboutin shoes. He does both classic black and outrageous colors and gem or spikes. I find nothing more inspiring.
Up next, I’ll be laying down some serious DIY how-to’s inspired by the latest trends.