“This outfit was the exact one a wore to the MAB sale where I met up with the team. Dan liked it so much with the hat, he told me it had to be one of the set ups for the shoot. Cool with me, this was clearly right up my alley.
Chambray is my go to no matter what time of year. Though my preference would be to layer it in the colder months, it is still a staple always. The dusty green chinos is something that I’ve been hunting for awhile, but just coming out of college, I am still a bargain shopper at heart. I scored it for the crazy low and honestly it has been one of my favorite pair of pants for this warm weather.
Speaking of bargains, I am a huge thrifter. The bag probably retailed for a few hundred dollars but I ended up only paying $20 from one of my favorite thrift spots to hit in NJ. I’ve only started thrifting from this past December and since then I’ve picked up an unbelievable amount of shoes/jackets/shirts/bags/etc. for either myself or the resale game. To date, I’ve made significantly more from selling thrifted items than I’ve spent on things that I have kept. Beginners luck I guess.”
“What’s the best part about this whole dressing better thing is the relationships I’ve fostered from getting into the game. Last summer, most NikeTalkers only knew me by my handle Pinoy732. But now, many if not all know my real name, have me on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn and such and some of them are now my close personal friends like Sergio (as featured here: Tips for Heavier Guys). Me and the big homie text each other damn near everyday putting each other onto sales, thrift finds, style consultation, and even just personal life happenings (non-menswear related lol). I was very glad to see him make it out to the shoot and more than happy to have him be apart of it.
Shoes were a gift from my girlfriend (Hi Cheri!). She found them on the Allen Edmonds seconds list right when they were hitting a sale. I believe she only ended up paying $120 for a pair of $350 shoes. That college budget life haha.”
- Straw Hat by Stetson
- Chambray Shirt by J.Crew
- Brown Leather Belt by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Green Chinos by Express
- Blue Suede Wingtips by Allen Edmonds
- Brown Leather Messenger back by Coach
- Watch by Timex