All posts tagged: menswear

MARRONE HIGH TOP | Paul Evans NY

Paul Evans NY High-top Sneakers, Mango Jeans, Brathwait watch and my Voss water. _________________________________________________________________ They say love at first sight is an overrated term, but when I first saw these sneakers… bang! I was browsing the Paul Evans website and I got fixated with these sneakers. The Legend high-top sneaker, that’s their full name,  they’re made from the finest Italian calfskin leather with extra padding for exceptional comfort. When they sent me the pair, I asked for a 12, I was afraid they woulnd’t fit, I always have this problem, I ask for a 12 and then it is too small, then I’m stuck with a pair of tight shoes that I can only wear once, cry and then never again. Not the case with Paul Evans, they run true to size. I ordered them Friday, Tuesday they were here in Aruba. They ship worldwide and if by any chance, that I doubt, they don’t fit they have an awesome return policy. You can get them in Blue and black. I am a Marrone guy, I love brown. Make …

THE MAJOLICA PRINT – DolceGabbana

T-shirt Majolica print by DolceGabbana, chinos by DolceGabbana, Sunglasses by DolceGabbana, watcht by Brathwait and espadrilles by Bachellor Shoes. Iphone case by Lecimes. __________________________________________________________ You know me, give me a colorful piece and I’m sold. I just love pieces that stand out, I bring you this friday the Majolica print T by DolceGabbana, it’s such a gorgeous, colorful and piece, full of energy like summertime. I paired with pink chinos and espadrilles. I am wearing these amazing sunglasses with electric blue mirror glasses, I think blue sunglasses are the way to go this summer. The watch is a minimalistic piece, to balance the whole outfit, it is a Brathwait silver watch with dome sapphire glass, which is the thing i love the most on this beautiful piece. You can get it with a disccount using the code ‘bendek15″, just click here. All the DolceGabbana pieces are available at the store located at the Renaissance Mall and online. Leave a comment if you like the pieces or if you have a question. I always love reading comments. …

THE CHINESE PALACE OF PALERMO / DolceGabbana

Hoodie, shorts, shoes and swim briefs by DolceGabbana _________________________________________________________________ The Chinese Palace in Palermo, Sicily, is one of the largest and most iconic Chinese-style residences built during the Baroque and Rococo periods. This was the inspiration for the newest Spring Summer collection available now on stores. I was lucky to get my hands on this gorgeous hoodie and matching shoes. Mixing patterns is an art, this runway look is a showstopper. The swim briefs, well… you know me, I’m always ready to jump in the water. You can see more of this collection clicking here. Some of these pieces, like the hoodie I’m wearing are available at the DolceGabbana boutique located at the Renaissance Mall. Pictures by the talented Enrique Balestrini. Location: The Beautiful Renaissance Marina tower. Add me on snapchat: Christianbendek.      

10 NEW FAVORITE THINGS | EAST DANE

So, I was browsing the EAST DANE site, looking for new things to buy, blog, I have an upcoming trip and I’ve always liked to buy a few things before I go, here’s 10 new items I would love to take on my next vacation.   Uri Minkoff Pebbled Leather Wythe Weekender A substantial Uri Minkoff weekender, constructed from pebbled leather and detailed with polished hardware. The two-tone top zip snaps down on the end to maintain a streamlined profile. Lined interior with a shoe sleeve at the bottom. 2 patch pockets and 1 zip pocket. 1 external slide pocket. Rolled leather handles. Optional, adjustable shoulder strap. Click on the image to read more about this piece or to buy it.   Bally Lollten Bold Bifold Wallet A colorblock leather Bally wallet with a slim bifold design. 2 lined cash pockets and 8 card slots. Made of Calfskin in Italy. Click on the image to read more about this piece or to buy it. Lotuff Leather Travel Kit The travel kit from Lotuff. Handmade in New England, the …

WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR POLKADOTS | RALPH LAUREN

Jacket, shirt, chinos by Ralph Lauren, Shoes by Sperry x Gray Malin, sunglasses by Le Specs. _____________________________________________________________ This is really a great outfit, I remember the day I wore it everybody was looking at me, I mean, I know… Pink chinos, but also the shirt, it is such a great piece, versatile, fun, elegant. Like the header of this post, I think a polka dot shirt, like leopard print, is becoming a neutral… even for men, this navy and white shirt you can pair it with virtually any bottom you have, like a jean, any color of chinos, Bermuda shorts, and it would look stylish. If you don’t have one, get one now! All these items are available he in Aruba, visit the Ralph Lauren store located at the Renaissance Mall. Drop my name to any of the girls working there 🙂 All pictures by the awesome Isaiah Stomp. Remember to follow me on snapchat to: christianbendek and like my facebook page The Caribbean King    

DICKIE DOLLAR SCHOLAR

Shirt, chinos, and belt by Ralph Lauren, watch by Daniel Wellington, sunglasses by Prada. _________________________________________________________________ Yes, I got a little inspired by Scream Queens on this one… You have to like attention to wear a vibrant color like yellow. This shirt was hanging in the store and I was immediately drawn to it . Yellow is such a fun, sunny and positive color, it is my favorite color in general, i feel this color needs to be everywhere. This casual shirt from the new Ralph Lauren spring collection is definitely one of my favorite pieces, I pair it with navy chinos and a tan leather belt that looks fantastic with this two pieces, I am very happy with this outfit. Where would I take this look? Brunch, country club, breakfast or lunch with the family… it’s a classic, preppy look… Ivy League-ish if you will. The basic formula always work: colorful bright top and a solid neutral on the bottom or you can do the opposite. I have this flower pants I got last spring, they’re sitting on …

SPRING IS HERE

Leather Jacket, Polo Shirt, Jeans, shoes, belt by Ralph Lauren, watch by Daniel Wellington, sunglasses by Komono. _________________________________________________________________ For this outfit I picked the brightest polo I found inside the store and then designed the whole outfit around it; I love the orange, I knew I was going to one of the Golf Courses so I kept thinking about the contrast with the green grass will look amazing and it did. I paired this with gray jeans, to “tone” down the orange a bit, the leather jacket was the last addition but it gives a little edge to the outfit, from preppy brunch to a rebel preppy going to brunch, you know what I mean? Leather jackets always give you attitude and they’re classic pieces. By chance the shoes matched the jacket and it looks great, I usually don’t match pieces but this felt right. All these pieces are available at the store located at Renaissance Mall or online. Isaiah Stomp did a wonderful job taking all this pictures, thank you. Add me on snapchat, username: christianbendek   …

GIVEAWAY

I have partnered with Nakturnal to bring you a giveaway with the chance to win a $100 gift card certificate for East Dane. East Dane is a thoughtful, straightforward approach to men’s fashion. They’ll serve up heritage brands and new names to men who are more interested in style than trends—who understand that dressing well comes from a combination of confidence and quality construction. My suggestion is that you visit right now East Dane and start looking for that piece or pieces you will be able to purchase with your gift card, in case you win. You can start with the mens button downs, find a great piece to wear or gift this valentines or for a brunch to celebrate easter which is just around the corner. They have a sale of 50% off men’s clothes, accessories and shoes, so those $100 can be even a full outfit. Here a few of my favorite pieces, I might one of these…   I will be giving away two $100 gift cards from East Dane to a …

TROPICAL SAILOR | Dolce&Gabbana

Sweater, shorts, belt, speedos and sunglasses by Dolce&Gabbana, Espadrilles by Bachelor Shoes. Location: Renaissance Island, Photographer: Ayrton Tromp. ______________________________________________________ Like I captioned my first post of this look on my Instagram: My version of a Caribbean Sailor: Just add a tropical floral print somewhere… in this case I did the bermuda shorts. A stripped sweater or shirt is such a classic piece, it has this navy feel or this french air d’amour depending on the pieces you used to pair it. In this case I did a floral, black and white bermuda short, it still has this navy/ sailor look but a little more glamorous? modern? The shinny black belt really gives the look a more chic attitude. The rest of the pieces/accessories: Confortable white espadrilles with anchor print, a navy watch, gold sunglasses… speedos! I always wear speedos, you never know when you need to jump in a pool or hit the beach unexpectedly after a few too many cocktails? Visit the Dolce&Gabbana Boutique in Aruba, or their online store to buy any of these pieces.    

THE LITTLE DETAILS | Louis Vuitton

I believe it’s the small details that can pull and outfit together. Even wearing a simple bracelet or a watch can make a big difference. Making a look go from running errands, to cocktail, brunch, or even a night out. Here are a few piece I found on the Louis Vuitton Boutique in Aruba that can help you from “oh-he’s-just-some-guy-I-went-to-some-thing-with-once.” to  “Oh-that-guy… I-love-his-style“.   PETIT DAMIER SCARF With its casual interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s iconic Damier pattern, this soft knit scarf combines warmth and style for winter. LV INITIALES 40MM This iconic and timeless belt with a larger strap and buckle is perfect with jeans, for a casual look. SIGN IT BRACELET This stylish men’s bracelet in Louis Vuitton’s historic Damier canvas is signed with iconic LV logo cut into the metal buckle.   To check more details on each piece feel free to click on the image, you will be taken to Louis Vuitton web site, you can see the price of the item and more.  

Flamingo Camo | Dolce&Gabbana

Suit by Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2016, Sunglasses Dolce&Gabbana Gold, bracelets by Irdia. Photos by Ayrton Tromp ______________________________________________________ Fine tailoring is the soul of Dolce&Gabbana’s clothing for me, whenever I wear a Dolce suit it fits like a glove, the details, the handmade stitching of their garments is always superb. I saw this pink suit and I immediately thought it would be the perfect piece for summer, to visit my kids at the Renaissance Island, to fall in love this valentine’s day. I think is a timeless piece that you might not wear regularly but you can wear it all your life, today and in 10 years. I choose a skinny black tie, I think it fits perfectly and is a nice contrast with the softness of the pink color. I put on some bracelets to be a little playful. Now the shades are part of their Gold collection, it is a special edition. They´re 18ct gold plated metal pilot sunglasses, the temples, which are made of basalt – exclusive material- with a shiny finish, are the result of …

Chic Bad Boy | Louis Vuitton

CHRISTOPHER PM A visually powerful everyday bag with the vigor of the outdoors, the versatile Christopher PM comes with a roomy interior. An attractive style marked by good taste. SPRINTER SNEAKER BOOT This on-trend sneaker boot comes in supple, lightweight nylon featuring Louis Vuitton’s iconic Damier pattern. Padded lamb leather trim brings extra refinement to this stylish design. ATTITUDE PILOTE These classic aviator-style sunglasses feature Louis Vuitton’s historic Damier pattern in matte and shiny metal on the temples and nose bridge.   Sunglasses, Back Pack and Boots by Louis Vuitton, Leather Jacket by Boda Skins. ______________________________________________________ I always have fun and pleasure layering and accessorizing my looks, when I go to the beach is really more simple but this chic bad guy look going on here I dig a lot. The center piece for me was the Christopher bag, I created the outfit around it. Jeans and a deep navy V neck shirt, leather biker jacket to add some edge, sneaker boots to keep it young and matching accessories to complete the look. I usually don’t like to match …

FLOWERS FOR NYC | Dolce& Gabbana

T-Shirt by Dolce&Gabbana, Jeans by Dolce&Gabbana, shoes by Bachelor Shoes, Sunglasses by Komono, Iphone Case by Dolce&Gabbana ______________________________________________________ You know, after seeing that blizzard freezing my friends in NYC I thought about doing a floral post, not to tease them but to remind them spring and summer are around the corner. This floral T from Dolce is just so alive and so happy, I paired it with jeans and espadrilles. When you live on a small island in the caribbean… a casual look is always the best way to go. All this items can be purchased online but if you are in Aruba you can just go to the Renaissance Mall on visit the Dolce&Gabbana store. Remember to like my facebook page by clicking here and if you are not following me on snapchat already… you should, here’s my username; Christianbendek, very easy 😛      

Luck for 2016?

Are you ready to place your bets? 2016 is just around the corner… do you believe in luck? destiny? I believe in working hard, I know; sounds cheesy. But yeah… I’ve always have this thing for wearing new clothes on new years, makes me feel ready to start the new year… a new year is an offering to give another try, why not wear something new and look your best? no matter what you are wearing… I also grew up with this silly superstition: You have to wear yellow underwear for good luck… i know, very silly. This uncertainty, excitement, gambling on a new year inspired this look and this post. I’m wearing a three-piece suit with double-breasted jacket with the gold fit tuxedo shirt with stiff French collar and bow tie by Dolce Gabbana. Pictures by Johnathan Baena at the Crystal Casino in the beautiful caribbean island of Aruba.

AMORE PER LA BOMBER JACKET | DOLCE&GABBANA

NYLON BOMBER HORN PATCH AND COTTON MICRODESIGN PANTS WITH PANEL BY DOLCE&GABBANA _____________________________________________________ How can you not fall in love with this bomber when it has love and amore written in big red letters all over? and the horn print, an italian lucky charm… this love was meant to be. This zipped jacket with bomber collar has zipped pockets, knit cuffs and hem fabric lettering to front and back Inner lining and padding made of quilted nylon. Now, the pants are flat front ankle-length with zippered pockets and zip-fastened jetted pockets at back made of microdesign cotton. Where are you going this winter? Leave a comment if you’re coming to Aruba 😀

BLACK & WHITE RUNWAY APPAREL | DOLCE GABBANA

Sunglasses, belt, shirt, trousers by Dolce Gabbana, shoes by Zara men. _____________________________________________________ This Dolce&Gabbana look is something very different from what I use to wear, I mean, I like prints, specially in my trousers but I never dared to use both a printed bottom and a top. I have to come clean and say this look came straight out of the runway, the minute I saw this pants in the store it was love, it was love at first sight. I know it is a lot of florals but the black and white kind of tones down the look a bit, I mean, it could be really over the top but is not. The pants for sure I can wear also with just a black simple v neck or a gray shirt. The sunglasses was the only thing that wasn’t black or white and it has an explanation, a very subjective one: i just love brown sunglasses. These square shaped sunglasses in havana acetate with transparent petroleum on the inside, both made in matte finish …

A TIMELESS LOOK

Sweater and pants by Solid and Striped, Espadrilles by Bachelor Shoes, watch by Paul Hewitt, Sunglasses by Komono. _____________________________________________________ Soo… You can’t go wrong with a striped sweater and white pants, I look like sailor, preppy nautical, completely appropriate for a resort afternoon but more than that is just a classic look, it’s simple yet is a statement look, I feel like only people really interested in fashion will go for this simple look and you see it not only in men but women dressing with this combination . I accessorized it with my new Paul Hewitt watch and an anchor bracelet by Hewitt also. Espadrilles seemed appropriate since I was only going to be sitting, I would have done boat shoes too, but I have this pair of Bachelor Shoes with anchors in them, yeah… still not overkill, all very subtle, all accessories have this little something that could easily start a conversation. This look will stand the test of time. Where to get these pieces? All online, that’s the only way to shop cool things these days. …

SOLID | SOLID & STRIPED

        Chambray button down shirt and day short in light blue by Solid and Striped, Shoes by Sperry x Gray Malin, watch by Michael Kors, clutch by Made in Mayhem and sunglasses by Haze Collection. Pictures by Call Me Petit. __________________________________________________________________ It’s always summer in Aruba, we are almost in the middle of november and temperature still 32 average during the day…. a valid reason for a tourist to be in flip flops and a tank top… for me, well… as much as I love to be on speedos ta the beach I love also wearing cool clothes. These day’s I’ve into more solid and simple outfits, lot’s of V necks, chambray… amore casual look. I paired a chambray button down shirt with a light blue bermuda shorts, perfect for a saturday afternoon around town. Paired with boat shoes, my MK watch that I’m sporting everyday these days, my clutch Made inMayhem… I always take it with me, i keep everything there, specially my car keys, lately I’ve been wearing this tight skinny jeans and …

FALL IN MEXICO CITY | LOUIS VUITTON PART ONE

Turtleneck, trousers, shoes and coat by Louis Vuitton. Location, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City. Photo-shoot for Vogue Magazine. __________________________________________________________________ So… This is actually one of five looks I will be showing you this week, I encourage you thou to go get the new edition of Vogue Hombre Otoño/Invierno 2015. The Magazine is in newsstands now.  Get a copy, I still don’t have mine…can you believe it? Anyways, I am sure I will get it asap. I am being featured in a travel spread wearing Louis Vuitton in Mexico City. I visit a few of my favorite places and I had the chance to visit new ones. I am in love with Mexico, specially with La Condesa, these pictures were taken in the roof top area of Hotel Condesa DF, where I was staying. From this outfit I am particularly in love with the turtleneck, since I was little I have always liked them. I had, i think, three or four turtleneck when I was little but mostly for traveling.  All pieces are from the new Louis Vuitton fall/winter …

COMPLETE A CASUAL LOOK | LV

Turtleneck sweater, Monogram Stole Square Rope and Rain Coat by Louis Vuitton, burgundy trousers by Zara. Location: Mercado Roma, Mexico City _________________________________________________________________ I had the chance to visit Mercado Roma not long ago while visiting Mexico City, it became a new favorite place to repeat next time I’m there. It’s a gourmet Market where you can eat autenthic and delicious Mexican food, you can also shop for organic products, teas, liquor, artisanal chocolate, artisanal ice cream, artisanal beer… souvenirs, books. Everything. It’s a place to visit. I had lunch there, had the most tasty burrito I’ve had in my life, made on the spot in front of your eyes. It was delicious. So.. Mexico City can get cold, and that’s another thing I love about it, temperatures don’t drop that much but enough for you to wear a nice jacket or a coat, you can wear a turtleneck sweater and add a stole if you want. It is fun for me since I can’t layer in Aruba. I love wearing fall and winter clothes when I travel. Now, the key piece of this …