Milan Fashion Week Recap

DSquared2 Hats off to Dean and Dan for this incredible collection. DSquared2 is one show that I ALWAYS look forward to every season. I loved their play on “Orange Is The New Black” in this show. They took inmate chic to a whole new level. One of my favorite things about their label is the use of denim. It’s prominent in every season of theirs, but is always updated. I must saw the straight jacket look at the end was also one of my favorite. John Varvatos In typical John Varvatos style the boys walked down the runway in all black looks. The team incorporated leathers and metallics perfectly to update their signature looks. The KISS makeup on the models definitely made this a runway show to remember. Missoni Missoni’s use of patterns, textures, and prints are what always sets them apart on the runway from other shows. I’m especially love the layering of button up sweaters with full zips in different patterns, and how could you not love those fuzzy Birkenstocks?! Just remember – not everything you see on the runway is meant to be worn in real life, but those shoes looks great on the runway. Woolrich John…

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Apple Cider Old Fashioned

I know I can’t be the only one that can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week, right? This year has legitimately flown by, and while this year has been one of the best years of my life I’m more than ready to slow down a little bit and enjoy this time of year with my friends and family. And what better what to do that with a cocktail (or two). 

The Kentucky Gent, a men's fashion and lifestyle blogger, comes down with a fashion flu after NYFW.

Fashion Flu

Lost Sweatshirt // Levi’s 511 Jeans // Ray-Ban Aviators // Converse Sneakers Devil Wears Prada is playing in the background (don’t judge, I skipped the Oscars AND I’m so mad now cause I love GaGa and Sound of Music), and I know now exactly how Emily felt in the scene where she is essentially dying of the flu before the gala. I’m basically typing with one hand and blowing my nose with the other, it’s brutal, but the show must go on in true fashion flu style.  It never fails that after coming home from Fashion Week in February I end up coming down with a cold, this season just hit a little harder than usual – I’m sure the feet of snow + ice outside didn’t help. Due to this nasty little bug I’ve not really left my couch except to run to the store to get the ingredients to make chicken noodle soup, and because of that I’m sharing some photos from way, way back that I kept in storage for a rainy day, such as today.  My Monday is going to be spent catching up an inbox full of missed e-mails from my week in NYC + working on…

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2018 Plans

 Saying that 2017 was a struggle would be the biggest understatement to ever leave my lips, but what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Right? After the way 2018 is already shaping up I’d have to say, more than ever, that I’m now a firm believer in that phrase. I lost sight of a lot of things over the course of 2017 and in doing so let myself get off track. Not just in work, but in my personal life as well. I was trying to do it all and failing miserably at it all. Sound familiar? I’m sure it does. I think it’s a trip that most self-employed folks fall into at one point or another as they feel their way through life. But if there’s one thing I learned last year it’s that I can’t do it all, and that it’s more than ok to ask for help. Which is why I’m excited to be partnering with QuickBooks Self-Employed and Turbo Tax Self-Employed for a three part sponsored series on the struggles self-employed folks can face along the way. First up? My plans for 2018. I’ve never been one for resolutions, but I’ve always been one for setting…

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Toyota Grand Prix

Sometimes, life comes full circle, and you forge a partnership with a brand that’s been in your life for years. For me, that brand is Paul Mitchell. I attended one of their schools almost 10 years ago, and now I’m part of their influencer program. Yes, it is a small world after all.  My time at Paul Mitchell The School: Louisville helped shape me into the man I am today. While I don’t do hair any longer, I still carry the life lessons I learned there with me every day. What might surprise some though is that for more than 30 years Paul Mitchell has supported lifestyle and sporting events around the globe. They also support the world-class athletes that compete in those events. Paul Mitchell supports everything from surfing to hip-hop dance, freeskiing to snowboarding. As well as everyone from Olympic Beach Volleyball players, freeskiers, World-champion snowboarders, urban dancers, and the world’s best team of martial artists. After being in NYC for men’s fashion week I headed out west with Paul Mitchell to experience the Toyota Grand Prix in Mammoth Lakes, California – the first freeski and snowboarding qualifier event for the 2018 Winter Olympics.  I spent my first night in this quiet mountain town, turned Pre-Olympic…