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STREET STYLE // UNTUCKit

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Bonjour bitches! It's been a while since I've updated my blog, but I'm back; With new ideas, collaborations, and even a new design coming soon

This week highlights a shirt from creators UNTUCKit. I'm not usually a button-down-shirt-kinda-guy, but this shirt in many ways was a perfect collaboration for me. It's a shirt that's meant to be untucked, hence the name right? It's the perfect length and material, so all you have to do is pop it off a hanger and throw it on.

This collaboration is special because for every shirt purchased they will donate $8 to a charity of my choice! I chose UN Women , because why? Feminism rocks, and Gender equality has been an ongoing issue - Also, my best friend Shosh gave me a perspective about it, that sadly most people don't have, YES, IT'S AN ACTUAL ISSUE.

Check out some other shots below and you can purchase your own by clicking HERE!

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 Shirt: UNTUCKit Shoes: Gucci Pants: DL1961 Denim Sunglasses: Rayban

Shirt: UNTUCKit Shoes: Gucci Pants: DL1961 Denim Sunglasses: Rayban

Photos Courtesy of Rj Sebastian

'A penthouse story' Shot by Cyle Suesz

 Vintage Rolling Stones Tee, Underwear by Calvin Klein.

Vintage Rolling Stones Tee, Underwear by Calvin Klein.

Have you ever heard of the saying "When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade" ? Well, when New York City gives you access to a sick penthouse in Tribeca, you do a photoshoot in it... at least that's what I did. It involved halfway drowning in a bathtub that took an hour to fill up, being shirtless in -5 degrees Celsius weather, a wolf fur coat (Sorry PETA), a lot of Pinot Noir, and one of the first photographers to photograph me when I was like 19: Cyle Suesz

Every time we get together we just have a great time and some of my best pictures come out of it. You can check out a shoot from 2012 we've collaborated on HERE

 Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana.

Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana.

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 Hat by Calvin Klein, and Vintage Wolf Fur Coat.

Hat by Calvin Klein, and Vintage Wolf Fur Coat.

 Underwear by Versace, Jewelry by Luca Plus Jewelry. 

Underwear by Versace, Jewelry by Luca Plus Jewelry. 

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LucasPlus Jewelry // Shot by Sean P. Watters

 Wearing Pixel Eye Ring $150, 2x Pixel Band $110 each, Triple Plus Ring $90, Gold Plus Ring $110

Wearing Pixel Eye Ring $150, 2x Pixel Band $110 each, Triple Plus Ring $90, Gold Plus Ring $110

Who says men can't wear jewelry?

I've always been a big fan of wearing jewelry. More so now as I mature, then the past actually. It's a quick and easy way to sharpen up any look whether casual or chic. It's a category in which, surprisingly, most men aren't comfortable trusting their own ability to pull off successfully.

A lot of jewelry-wearing-men usually begin with a watch, but it doesn't have to end there. Although it's a good start, you can incorporate tons of different variations of jewelry. Personally I like to layer a lot of rings, and a necklace or two... You'd be surprised how much it can actually bring together even the simplest outfit. 

 Wearing Gold Plus Pendant $90
 Wearing Gold Plus Pendant $90

Wearing Gold Plus Pendant $90

I had the privilege of recently collaborating with Lucas Goossens, designer, and man behind my new favorite jewelry brand LucasPlus Jewelry. I love this jewelry because you wear it and you feel empowered, it's a constant reminder of not only being positive, but to also spread it. LucasPlus jewelry is "conceived with positive energy in mind." Not only is the jewelry expertly designed, but they are a refreshing and subtle reminder, that a negative mind and ego can be cured.

So I spent the night traveling up to Harlem 125th Street to visit my good friend and photographer Sean P. Watters, who captured the jewelry effortlessly. (See Below)

 Wearing 3D Plus Necklace $90

Wearing 3D Plus Necklace $90

Visit http://www.lucasplus.com/ now to get your own and start spreading POSITIVITY!

COLLAB // NIKE x TOPMAN

NIKE x TOPMAN. Before arriving back to NYC, I had the privilege  of working with good friend and long time collaborator Joshua Walter in Amsterdam. Today's shoot was based around my new Nike Roshe One iD's. These shoes are not only extremely comfortable, but super light-weight. 

I paired the shoes with my Armani slim-fit suit and a Topman slim turtleneck. Turtlenecks haven't really been my thing the past years, but I've recently started becoming more and more into them. Some brands I've found that have affordable as well as good quality turtlenecks are, TOPMAN, WEEKDAY, DAViD BECKHAM for HM, and Marc by Marc Jacobs

You can get your own NIKES at SNIPES. And check out more of my friend Joshua Walter by following him on Instagram @djjoshuawalter.

DANIEL WELLINGTON // Classic Glasgow // PARIS

Paris x Daniel Wellington. I recently spent the last week in the city of love. I guess I really got to understand why it's called that because despite the recent attacks, Paris was stronger then ever. They came together as a community, to show love, support, and strength. It was a tragic event and to see everyone continuing their daily schedules and routines showed that they weren't going to let this setback bring them down. It was truly inspiring.

I stayed in a beautiful air bnb on Rue de Teheran in the Dior building. The house was furnished with antique art, and vintage furniture, which made it perfect to pair with Daniel Wellington's Classic Glasgow watch $195 in this cool still-life photoshoot.

You can see more of my Paris trip on Instagram by Clicking HERE and you can get your own Daniel Wellington watch using my code (GEORGEALVINNYC) for 20% off.

MAJOR LABELS // BLKN CLOTHING x BRIAN LICHTENBERG

BRIAN LICHTENBERG x BLKN CLOTHING x RADICAL BLACK LINE. There's something about New York's district Chelsea that I really enjoy. The energy surrounding it is always addicting, and the views and scenery even more so. I spent one of my last days in the city before traveling back to Amsterdam in my friends studio in the heart of Chelsea. Sadly, due to uncharged batteries it involved to an impromptu photoshoot using a polaroid camera... but hey, I'm a firm believer of everything happening for a reason.

Which happened to turn out for the best. The brands I'm wearing are based around the  effortless chic sensibility that the city is known for. I'm wearing a new collection called BLKN Clothing. They're a new street-style-esque brand that can easily be worn, and perfect for any outing around the city. Their clever abstract designs and in your face slogans made it obvious to pair it with one of my favorite Brian Lichtenberg beanies 'Trippy & Company'. His brand has been worn by A-List celebrities, top models, and fashion icons around the world. Best known for his creative and genius interpretations of the worlds top fashion brand logos. One of his famous being, 'Homies' printed beanies, sweats, and sweatshirts, printed in the font and style of Hermes.

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(Photos by Mitch Zachary)

Naughty Santa Sweatshirt // Clashist.com *THROWBACK*

8 days until christmas. Holy shit. 2014 is almost to an end. It's sad to think it doesn't feel like Christmas yet, but what's a better way to get in the mood than a Christmas sweater? Recently, LA based digital printing apparel company 'Clashlist', sent me one of their limited edition pieces called the 'Naughty Santa Sweatshirt'. This sweatshirt blends the aesthetics of today's pop culture with pictures of Santa like you've never seen him before: Smoking weed, drinking beer, making out with Mrs.Clause, even having an affair with an elf. It's hilarious and you'll be sure to get tons of funny looks while wearing it. Who knew being naughty could look this good? 

This sweater has even been seen on Miley Cyrus's crazy ass so make sure you get your hands on this limited edition piece just in time to give your grandparents a heart attack at Christmas dinner. The line is carried at Kitson, Nylon, Nasty Gal, Karmaloop, ModCloth, and Myrtle. Or simply click HERE to get yours now. $120 USD.

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Merry Christmas! x

You can also check out the full shoot I did up now on HOMOTOGRAPHY.COM!

(Photos Courtesy by: Mitch Zachary)