Jesus Walked

By David Jordan Jr

17 years ago today, May 1, 1998 Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” was released in theaters. Starring Ray Allen (Jesus Shuttlesworth) and Denzel Washington (Jake Shuttlesworth) this classic film dives into the life of the number high school basketball player in the country and gives people a detailed glimpse as to the world that many elite, highly sought after prospects live on a day to day basis, in addition to all of the positives and negatives that are present. An amazing soundtrack from Public Enemy carries this movie through each scene, authenticating the street, the roundball and the people that are acting out this story. “He Got Game” is a must see for every basketball player.

Doss Point

By Donte Alexander Doss

“I don’t follow trends; I set them.” This statement is the basic tenet in which I believe and follow to always remain stylish. But what is style? How are certain pieces of attire deemed stylish? Style is defined as “a distinctive appearance or the design of a particular form.” Style is in essence setting one’s own fashion from their individual ideas.  No successful designer or style architect has ever attempted to create successful ideas based off of others. Every successful designer has done “their own thing”, designing and creating ideas that were unique and even pushed the envelope from traditional normalcy. For many years, men’s fashion took a backseat all while great ideas and designs were born but quickly died. However those days have long since gone; now men’s fashion is revered and marveled like never before. Everywhere one may look, men’s fashion is displayed on all multimedia on every platform across the globe.

With the vast plethora of designers exhibiting such creative ideas for men and our wardrobe, every man with an open mind and wallet can become the fashionable gentleman they desire to be. All it truly takes is searching through ideas to create a look of their own. It’s one thing to step in a room full of suits with something similar but it takes true distinction from the standard to be stylish and stand apart from the crowd. Any and every “suit package” I’ve worn had distinct elements, some quickly noticeable and others closely seen because of small details.Details...The Details. Whether it be a lapel flower, a pocket square, a faint shirt pattern, fancy-patterned socks, even a bowtie or ascot rather than the traditional necktie, I always sought to soar above the “stuffed suits” that may have surrounded me.
Discovering and displaying one’s own style is synonymous to putting pieces of a puzzle together – you search for pieces of the “suit package” that fit together to complete your puzzle. The first thing that is always noticed is a suit tailored to the man in whom it adorns. Secondly are the accessories that accentuate his suit. For me as a man, there’s truly nothing like wearing a nicely-tailored suit. The key to remember is if a haberdasher (tailor) is out of your budget, just having a seamstress or suit shop mending the suit to your exact measurements makes a world of difference. We’ve all seen that one guy who shows up with a suit that’s too big and too long, dragging and hanging like a bed sheet. What it really takes to make a suit “fly”is having it tailored to fit you and only you. Never should suits be worn like comforters because they should be worn as our “Sunday’s best”. Find a local suit shop in your area and let them know you’re looking for something different that closely accentuates your style but also takes you a bit out of the box. Remember that “less is more” but also the “difference is in the details”.

HT Neckwear

0-16Hunter Todd Neckwear was founded in 2010, with a vision of creating a culture of well dressed men. They specialize in high quality neckties sourced locally in Los Angeles, CA.  The focus is purely on superiority of product and customer experience.

The inspiration of Hunter Todd is much more broad than ties. At its core, however, HT was inspired from reading the story of Ralph Lauren and how he began his company by first selling neckties.  “Neckties are simple, low cost, and we have the ability to cater to multiple colors and designs without too much hassle.  That is important because we want to have a tie for everyone’s personality.” Furthermore, focusing on ties allows HT to start small in order to build up and eventually meet the broad vision.  “Eventually we want to provide quality loafers, eyeglass frames, braces and even get into the cigar shop and whiskey bar industry.  Another area we are pursuing through joint venture or acquisition is personal styling and bespoke suits.  Ties are merely the entry point. What inspired me is simply knowing what I like and knowing that there are a lot of people that like what I like.  The problem is most corporations cater to the masses.  Currently its in to dress like a rapper or athlete so that is what corporations sell.  We want to steer the ship.  Dressing like HT is much more lucrative in both your daily life and in your career. That is what makes HT so easy to promote.  It is not something that we sell it is something that we live.  We just slap the HT logo on our lifestyle.”

Hunter Todd, Founder Of HT Neckwear.

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Style Is Timeless

You can buy clothes but you can’t by style. When one dresses, inspiration for style should come from within; not from the outside. Wear what you like, wear what feels good n on you, wear what makes you feel good. Create your own style. Your life dictates your style. The most stylish people are those that know no boundaries. Dare yourself to be stylish. Trend yourself, style yourself, BE YOURSELF.