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THE SMALL THINGS

From head to foot, men can say a lot about style with accessories. As our average temperature starts to climb in St. Pete, a typical conundrum for many is how to wear less while still looking stylish. Well, one of the best ways to show style is with innate confidence and inherent coolness. The rest of us should consider some key and timeless accessories to do the trick. Yves Saint Laurent once commented, “Fashion fades, style is eternal!” and there is no better conveyor of subtle yet distinguishing style than shoes.  It’s one of the first things many people look at when they meet someone. Try a pair of immaculately polished monk straps with lightweight jeans and an ultra-fine merino...

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SAY IT WITH SHADES

Sunglasses are another distinctive communicator of confidence and coolness. When choosing sunglasses please consider: Fit – A well-fitting pair of sunglasses should fit snugly on your head without being too tight or uncomfortable. Shape – Find a shape that you like and that looks good with your facial features. Material – Avoid cheap plastic, especially for the lenses. Go with shatterproof, durable and lightweight in both lenses and frames.  UV protection – Most importantly, choose sunglasses with polarized and anti-reflective lenses to reduce glare and improve visibility in high-glare situations. Wearing non-polarized lenses in high-glare situations will allow more harmful UV light into your eyes. Also make sure your sunglasses provide 100% UV protection, with a filter that blocks UVA,...

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NO SWEAT – ATHLEISURE WEAR FABRIC TECHNOLOGY

As we aspire to reduce our waist lines and improve our health and quality of life in 2018, outside of naked yoga, we will all need something to wear.  The best approach is to invest in some great athleisure wear! It will support your goals and initiatives while providing the comfort and confidence you deserve. Plus it keeps you feeling cool and fresh all day in our Sunshine State. Athleisure is a practical and good-looking trend in fashion in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as at the workplace, at school, or at other casual or social occasions. A review of Wikipedia indicates that athleisure can be considered as a fashion...

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STYLISH BURGERS – JOSE & NATALIE MARTINEZ

Tell us a little about your backgrounds: Jose is the owner of Sartorial Inc., a new men’s fashion boutique in downtown St. Pete. Natalie is a wedding coordinator and special events planner in St. Pete and all over the US. Her company is TheDayoftheEvents.com Jose is originally from the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, home of the best Carnival celebration in the world!  Natalie was a  US Army brat born in Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  We have two children – daughter Naadia is married and teaches at the University of Chicago Lab School and son Jelani  is manager and chief stylist at Sartorial Inc. As of early January we are new grandparents – Naadia gave...

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