All posts tagged: mensfashion

The Black Crown | Dolce&Gabbana

  T-shirt from the new Dolce&Gabbana’s Crowns and Bees collection, Dark Denim Jeans by Dolce&Gabbana, Iphone Case Dolce&Gabbana new capsule collection inspired in Aruba, Sunglasses by Dolce&Gabbana and  Marlin espadrilles by Bachelor Shoes. _________________________________________________________________ How could I not be a little over obsessed with the new Fall/Winter Collection from Dolce&Gabbana? There are Crowns everywhere! But this time I choose this beautiful dark blue t-shirt with a black velvety pattern where you can see the Crown. I was obsessed the minute I saw it. I always like those pieces that make you take a second look, you know? Interesting pieces. I paired the T with darn denim Jeans and to give it some color I added my new red Espadrilles, the marlin adds it a little nautical theme that fits summer and Aruba on point. The sunglasases… are you really surprised I picked tortoise? No, you are not haha. The case I blogged about a few days ago is finally in my hands, it is colorful and it;’s about Aruba, what’s not to like? the flamingos from the Renaissance Island …

BEACH ESSENTIALS | PURPLE RAIN

   Purple Rain duffle bag by clashist, Swimshorts by Capitán, watch by Jolli, No Smirking sunglasses by Le Specs, VOSS water, beach towel by Ottoiio and sunscreen by Island Company. ________________________________________________________________ You know, I like colorful things, I think by now you know that… So when I saw that purple rain bag I fell in love with it and I knew it was going to photograph so well… First thing I thought was: I’m going to pair this back with any of my neon green shorts, in this case my new Capitan neon green short. The Jolli watch just came here today and I thought it would be a great addition to this post. I hope you like it. Anyone coming to Aruba this month or next? It is always a good time to come to Aruba, it is a never ending summer… and for you all always concerned that if I use skin protection; I just got this set of Island Company sunscreen, not only they protect you but they have this coconut smell that …

FLORAL SPORT COAT

Floral linen-cotton sport coat by Ralph Lauren, 3 buttons white polo by Ralph Lauren, white jeans by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Ralph Lauren, watch by Nixon and sunglasses by Komono. ________________________________________________________________ When you buy a jacket like this, a statement piece for sure, you have to create the outfit around it. I do believe in letting such a gorgeous piece like this shine on its own without any distractions. I’m wearing white polo shirt, white jeans and even white shoes to let the jacket take the center of attention. I’m head to toe in Ralph Lauren, if you’re in Aruba or you are planning to visit make sure you go to the Renaissance Mall and visit the Ralph Lauren store… you might see me there, we can shop together!

ON LOVE FEST WE WEAR WHITE

Wearing: Black Watch Custom-fit Ralpha Lauren Polo, Classic-fit Ralph Lauren Suffield short, Nixon watch and Komono sunglasses. __________________________________________________________ Soo… Love Festival is this weekend and the dress code is all white. I went of course to Ralph Lauren to get something to wear. I’m in white but i decided to add something-something to my outfit so I went for aPolo with a little color, you know? I will be there Saturday around 6pm, so if you spot me come say hi and let’s take a selfie, I will be hanging out at the EDM stage. Happy love fest weekend everyone! Thank you to one of my friends that is playing there for hooking me up with a pair of tickets!

Pink Ombré | Ralph Lauren

So… Here’s this beautiful pink ombré shirt paired with a royal blue blazer and jeans. I fell in love with the shirt the minute I saw it at Ralph Lauren and then I decided to create an outfit around it. My head works like this: That beautiful pink shirt I had to tone it down with a masculine blue jacket, I know, i know..colors have no gender, but I love the contrast and then to make it more casual I chose a pair of Ralph Lauren jeans from their new collection. All pieces are from their new summer collection, included the gorgeous leather Duffel bag,  an ideal companion for the frequent traveler. You can fit almost anything in there and it smells so goooood.   The haze sunglasses, called Raze in Electric Blue are a statement piece, the blue on the top of the lens gives them this unique look setting them apart from regular aviators. The watermelon Lecimes case, as I’m sure you know it by now is my favorite case this season.

We never go out of style | Ralph Lauren

Classic pieces never go out of style, that’s why this blog posts is featuring only Ralph Lauren items that you can buy and wear forever or as long as they fit you. *laughs* The Green Regent Shirt  has been crafted from cotton poplin, it’s a slim-fitting, striped dress shirt featuring a medium-spread Regent collar and Ralph Lauren’s signature embroidered pony. The herringbone blazer is rendered in a lightweight blend of linen and silk, with leather accents and elbow patches for a rustic inspiration.  They look great together, the earth colors complement each other very well, they look fresh, young and casual together.  The white chino pants are rafted from smooth cotton, this essential pant is treated with pigment dyes to achieve a vintage look and features a straight-leg silhouette. For the belt I picked a classic navy themed belt with a vibrant pattern of nautical flags. The outfit is complete now, I picked a light color bottom to give it a resort/cruise look appropriate for the caribbean. I hope you liked this outfit I picked from the new Ralph Lauren collection available in the store located at the Renaissance Mall …

Terry Hoodie and The Flamingos!

For this summer outfit you need these beautiful pieces I always like statement pieces, I mean, you know me… and this Ralph Lauren Terry hoodie is one! Made of cotton, perfect for early morning walks by the beach or late night strolls, this hoodie has a floral print toned down with a dark blue to give it a masculine touch, once again I paired a colorful piece with a solid bottom, in this case a relaxed fit Ralph Lauren bermuda short that goes well with anything. The sunglasses are a collaboration I did with Silvio Vasconi and I will be giving away 2 pairs this summer to two lucky followers, be pending! Now, the flamingos… for the flamingos you better visit Aruba and stay at the Renaissance Hotel. Chances you see me around snapping pictures in swimwear are high.. or shopping at the Mall. Thank you Ed Perdomo for the pic and Tendencia Magazine

Shades Of Blue

Soo… I visited  Ralph Lauren at The Renaissance Mall the minute I heard they had their new Summer Collection. First piece I fell in love with was this polo shirt; dip-dyed by hand to create ombre stripes in shades of blue. It’s fresh, modern and very eye-catchy without being over the top, it has this elegant-casual “wow” factor. You should get it. They have some other ombre polos that are equally colorful, fun and casual to enjoy this summer. I paired this polo with this sand color jeans by Ralph Lauren also and navy espadrilles by Superglamourous. Special thank you to Edward Perdomo for the picture, you can follow him on Iinstagram @edwardfoto

Caribbean Boho King

So… I got this fouta, yeah, that’s the “towel” :p and thanks to my friends at Ottoiio I was inspired to do this look. What do you think? I call it “Boho King”. I paired this outfit with different pieces from different brands. The Blue linen shirt by Onia is on top of my Algae Miami t-shirt. I think the classic look from the blue shirt keeps the whole outfit from being too “hippy”… let’s put it like that. Now, the breezy and pleasant printed white tee is soft and runs oversized.  When I saw it I thought of some kind of palm trees Pathenon, it’s kind of greek/tropical, the white on white, you know what I mean? I like when a piece of clothing makes you have to give a second look to get the graphic. This Tee is perfect. Algae have a lot of different shirts and accessories, you should definitely check them out.

ONE PERFECT SUMMER OUTFIT

So, summer is here… actually is always here in Aruba, but for those who are waiting for the hottest and most fun time of the year, here’s so outfit I put together with Ralph Lauren. Let’s start with this beautiful sailboat print mercer shirt in green linen. It was love at first sight, it is a classic shirt but so vibrant and colorful, my eyes went directly to this showstopper the minute I was browsing around the store.  It is 100% linen, it has a convenient rounded patch pocket at the left chest and split back yoke with a box pleat it has, gives you a greater range of motion and makes it so confortable to wear, those are the details I love from this shirt. Taking in consideration the shirt has a very bright and eye catchy print I decided to pair it with a more toned down bottom, so I went for a more light blue bermuda short with an equally relaxed silhouette, made of cotton. It’s a perfect basic that you can pair with anything and everything, it is …

PABLO NAVY ROPE by Superglamourous

It was love at first sight with Pablo, really… look at them? They’re a summer must have this year! This white and blue striped canvas espadrilles with hand embroidered patch not only are fun but comfortable, you need them to complete your perfect summer look! and to take them away on winter vacay in a cruise-ship around the caribbean… you need to think ahead! They’re made of calf leather lining and original Alpargatas yute soles. They’re made in Italy, so… you know they’re a quality product. They’re gorgeous! You can buy them clicking here!

THE OSTRICH LEATHER CASE by Ullu

So… look at this beautiful and exotic leather case by Ullu. Yes, exotic… made of ostrich leather, I have to say I am becoming obsessed with iphone cases and at the moment this is my favorite, it’s unique, apart. I get a lot of reactions from them, specially when I mention is made of ostrich leather. I do have a small collection of cases from Ullu, one made of grain leather, another made of suede; they’re all exquisite, elegant and modern. You should definitely visit their website and get a case, they have different colors, materials, prints and cases for different devices. I will be posting on my instagram during this summer all the models I have, so keep an eye on them! Follow Ullu on instagram!

Grooming, perfumes and stuff…

I like to use beauty, grooming and styling products… you need to look good if you wanna play this game and you always can use some help, not all of us are like you, my beloved reader, naturally beautiful…. some of us need some extra help :p For my beard here’s the Brooklyn Grooming’s balm. You know those fly-aways hairs after you trim? This balm helps to put them in place, also makes your beard softer, for me that I am constantly sunbathing at the beach this is a great product. Also you can style and shape your beard with it and it looks glossy and shinny, is not that strong but it helps a lot and is good for your skin.I use it probably 3 or 4 times a week. The beard oil from The Groomed Man Co. … They smell SO GOOD, specially the mint one, i don’t know if it is because I love mojitos, but that mint one is really something, the one featured here is the Morning Wood, i know… what a name! But …

THESE PANTS!

You know, quoting Air Supply; “Just when I thought I was over you..” Ralph Lauren adds these pants to their new summer collection… I mean, I did floral/print pants a while back, I’m talking 2012 when it was a new thing and I thought it was interesting and fun to spice it up by wearing these pants, then I got a new pair in 2013 because there were more options in different stores and then the last was last December, after that one I said to myself – This pair is the last pair I buy… Until I saw these. Do I need to go on detail and describe them? I don’t think so… just look at them. Enjoy. Floral Poplin Eaton Pant Crafted in Italy from crisp cotton poplin, our floral Eaton pant is tailored for a modern, slim-leg silhouette…and a showstopper!

Bond, Pink Bond…

I have to say when I got this pair of Pink Bonds by Bluemint I was really impressed with the cut and the tailored fit. It is for sure their more refined and stylish short yet. The sophisticated look, the modern cut for those who don’t like the old classic elastic waistband and the price are the three things that stand out for me as swimwear collector. In short: They look great, the fit is flattering, not baggy or puffy, the finishing is impeccable, they’re short but not not crazy short, and the quality of their products is always the best, not only the fabric but the zippers and the lining. This are a must have. I’ve been following Bluemint for over a year now and I am very happy to see how they’re evolving, becoming a big name in the swimwear game. You can buy this shorts clicking here!

GIVEAWAY! The Style Chamber, Velorum and The King!

Soo.. I have a new giveaway running on my instagram. The people from The Style Chamber and Velorum team up with me to give a lucky follower one of these 4 fantastic designs by the talented designer Suhail Matar, head of Velorum Design and Tailoring. How to participate is so simple… just visit  www.instagram.com/christianbendek look for any of this pictures, follow the instructions in the caption and voila! You will be participating! Winner will be announced on The Style Chambe’s Instagram Account next Sunday May 24th, 2015. Good Luck kids!

Vilebrequin’s Starlet shorts

I could write about the specs of a swim trunk or instead, I could tell you how great they are in simple words.  First of all, they are a little shorter than the usual classic Moorea, it’s a modern twist that is on-trend right now and looks good and sexy and even thou The Master, that’s how these shorts are called, has been since 1996, these kind of short shorts have become more popular in the past 5 years.  Everyday, men are exploring new territories in fashion and these short shorts are the best example. I mean, if you have great legs why not show them off a little? It is always great to have variety in your closet, if you already have a Moorea, this pair would be a great addition to your collection. They feature really masculine colors and a nautical theme pattern. From the new collection these are my favorites, the girl working in the Vilebrequin store at the Renaissance Mall in Aruba showed them to me the minute I told her I was looking for new shorts. I guess everybody …