Hand sewn vest by Adam Dalton Blake, skilled in wildly imaginative and colorful designs (see his work here and here)

The topic of youth always seems like a touchy subject- either we have it, but we’re frustrated with it, or we’ve lost it, but it remains a state of desire. Either way, it doesn’t encompass the sense of stability and contentment that comes with adulthood. In that respect, youth is almost always temporary, perhaps due to its nature of becoming rather than being. But what about the becoming that makes it so desirable? Let’s take a quick short study: View Post

Sporting a coat from Selvage, with grey culottes and patent boots.

After months in working,  I’m excited to share my newest collaboration with Selvage (check them out here and here), a Swedish avant-garde boutique that carries luxury independent designers. With a focus on off-beat fashion, it’s curation is anything but ordinary and in fact resonates strongly with my taste in fashion. While I pay attention to trends, I always extrapolate the mainstream to fit my styling- somewhat whimsical and even weird. And let’s be real, sometimes weird is cooler than try-too-hard cool. Here’s why: View Post

Look by Hecho, available here

Since the most recent election, the media has been portraying Mexico unimaginably worse; numerous violent images are used to characterize a country inhabited by millions. Yet a short visit to Mexico City was more than enough to prove that Mexico houses some of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met. View Post

Post-it signs inspired by Union Square (NY) mural post election

I admit I’m a very apolitical person and find it rather difficult to voice my views publicly when in a diverse-opinion setting. However, in the recent political environment, there’s certain issues that by no doubt need correcting and cannot go by as is. With designers showcasing all sorts of Anti-Trump collections from New York to Paris, there comes the question whether fashion, an image driven industry, can truly promote change in such crucial times. And I say that yes it can, but it should also extend beyond simple displays of progressiveness. View Post

It’s that time of the year again when corporate America blows holidays out of proportions, and have us single boys and ladies feeling overwhelmed. So instead of making a gift guide, I’m simply telling you: yes, go buy yourself a flower, because you deserve it (or maybe a bouquet if you’re feeling extravagant). Valentine’s day doesn’t require you to be blessed by naked cherubs for you to give your inner-self recognition. And of course that commitment shouldn’t fade with the withering flowers, but instead should propel you beyond all February 14ths you’ll ever encounter.

-Matt Chu