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Giorgio Cuellar Interview 2014

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Giorgio CuellarGiorgio Cuellar or maybe you’ve heard of him as JorgeTheBeyr, but probably not. He’s not a name many people know, and yet he has worked with some of the most influential names in menswear. We first met him helping out with the LMFAO/Shwayze after-party in Dallas in 2009. 5 years later we caught up with this behind-the-scenes innovator to ask him a few questions.

1 – Your client list is pretty diverse, what exactly is it you do?

It varies from client to client, basically I bring people together. I help some fashion writers in Italy and Spain translate their articles into English, I introduce buyers for American boutiques to designers around the world, and most frequently I help small businesses and business owners to find and develop their brand identity. Whether that means taking the reins of their marketing campaigns, acting as a personal stylist, or introducing them to the right people.

2 – And how did you get into that?

Well I’ve always been a people person and loved to help local businesses and brands grow. My first experience was helping Dallas based bands and brands with their web presence. I think I was 16 when I first worked for Dallas band Big Red Rooster and fell in love with the work. As an intern I didn’t get paid but I got access to exclusive events, met tons of celebrities, and loved the sensation of introducing people to a band they had not heard of before. Fashion is one of my passions though so it was natural that my attention turned towards emerging talent in that industry rather than in music and soon I was working with Dallas clothing lines and fashion events. Fast forward 4 years and I’m living in Italy, my mentor Antonio Rossi is a menswear style icon and helped me get into that industry doing the same type of thing.

3 – Antonio Rossi, despite not being a household name is considered one of the 25 most relevant style icons in elegant menswear, you’ve also worked with some rather urban clients; where do you find yourself on the style spectrum?

I think it’s imperative to mix things up, buy iconic pieces that will last a lifetime and are easily dressed up or down. Princes can wear jeans and skateboarders can wear designer pieces, the lines are all blurred now and that’s how I like it.

4 – What are your 5 staple pieces that you take everywhere?

Giorgio CuellarLike my essentials I wouldn’t travel without?

1. Boots, the right boots can look good with a bespoke suit or with jeans and a t-shit (you can get some awesome custom ones from Fracap).
2. A Timeless Jacket. I love my vintage leather jacket and really want the Supreme x Levi’s trucker jacket as well for that same iconic value.
3. A crewneck sweater from MielYNoir.
4. Black jeans.
5. My Roi’al Bijoux ring, I love the style but more importantly it was a gift and carries extreme sentimental value. Plus it reminds me of my priorities.
+And I have to add a 6th – a good book, hard copy not an e-book.

5 – Yeah we noticed there’s usually a few books in your bag. Do you have a favorite writer?

Oscar Wilde, hands down. As far as writers about style either Giancarlo Maresca or Angelo Flaccavento, both of them are icons in Italy but haven’t let that change them, they are completely genuine. I think many writers use a different voice when published than in person. I’ve been in Maresca’s home and the same voice that comes across in his articles is the voice he uses at dinner, on the street, and with his family. Angelo is often photographed but prefers to be out of the spotlight. Their style and knowledge are extensive and authentic.

6 – With so many contacts in Italy why did you move back to Dallas?

Texas is home base since I can work from pretty much anywhere and love to travel anyways. I mean it’s 2014 and technology is incredible. I am accessible  24/7 to my clients and associates no matter where in the world they are, so work isn’t affected. More than that though I’ve always believed in Dallas, there’s a reason so many amazing artists, musicians, restaurants, and brands are coming out of Texas these days. The sense of community is inspiring and I want to see the city continue to expand.

7 – You say you can work from anywhere, and you say anyone can get into this line of work. What advice would you give to others who want to work in the menswear industry?

There’s a difference between saying that ANYONE can work in fashion, and that EVERYONE can work in fashion. I work with the youth group at my church and constantly tell them the same thing, don’t go after a job for the money or the prestige. Be yourself and do what you love. I’m not a household name, and even the attention I have been getting I feel is undeserved. The happiest and most successful names in the industry aren’t those just trying to be famous, but the ones determined to do what they love. There’s no set path to get somewhere, so find the way that works for you. I’m too ugly to model, and haven’t had a formal education, on paper I’m probably not who designers and writers want to work with, but when we meet the thing we have in common is that we’re willing to risk everything to surround ourselves with this life. If you love it enough, you’ll make it.

Follow Giorgio on Twitter/IG/Snapchat as @Jorgethebeyr

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Fashion Advice For Men From The Waist Down

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Fashion Advice For Men From The Waist Down

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Fashion is just as important for men as it is for women. After all, men like to look good and impress friends or colleagues with their image too. Choosing the right clothes is not always easy though which makes finding the best fashion tips wise. While much attention is given to what happens above the waist in men’s fashion, it is also essential to get it right below the waist as well. If you are looking for some pointers here, the below should give you a great headstart.

Buy a pair of cool boots

If you want to wow people with your look then the shoes you walk around in are key. Forget standard trainers or formal brogues though – a great fashion trend right now is rocking some awesome men’s boots. Boots are not only comfortable to wear and stylish to look at but they are very versatile. They can be equally at home in the office or on a night out with friends! As these mens boots from dunelondon.com show, they also come in a range of designs and colours.

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Try out a leather belt with buckle

Although wearing a belt may seem a small thing, the effect it has on how good you look is much bigger. It is also pretty handy if your trousers or jeans are a little too big! Belts give you chance to express your individual style and also help to give your whole outfit a real lift. Leather is the best sort to go for here as it not only looks better but will last longer. Choosing a belt with a distinctive metal buckle will also help to make you look more interesting and stand out from the crowd.

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Why not go smart-casual with trendy jeans?

If you are looking to change your look up a bit, why not invest in some smart jeans to dazzle people with? The really great thing about this tip is that they will come in useful for a whole range of situations. For the office, you can team them with a tucked-in shirt for that professional vibe while you can go more informal on a night out by pairing them with a statement t-shirt. Key to making this work is finding the cut of jean that works best for you and also choosing the colour carefully.

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Don’t overlook your socks

As with a belt, some men can totally underestimate how big an impact the socks they wear have. The major two things to remember here are to wear the right colour with the right outfit while also remembering there are many types of sock to try out. Even changing your normal plain black for a patterned grey will add some instant style to your appearance. In terms of wearing the right sock for the right outfit, the main thing to avoid is wearing white sport socks with formal trousers/shoes. These just do not look right!

Below the waist can make or break your look

The important thing to take from all this is how key the clothes you wear below the waist are to your image. Making the right choices here can help you get noticed for all the right reasons. If you need a few pieces of fashion advice in this area, the above should help.

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Haofa Tourbillon, Can Luxury Be For Everyone?

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Watches aren’t just for the sake of timekeeping. Sometimes, you also want them to look good, classy, elegant and of course, expensive. That’s why there’s this thing called “style,” right? Well, that’s the same principle when it comes to watches. And what is the best statement to get with your wrist? Right wearing a tourbillon watch. But what are these tourbillon watches? And more important what makes them cost more than a house.

Haofa Tourbillon Breaks the Chain of (Crazy) Expensive Watches

There weren’t any affordable tourbillon watches — until now.

Haofa, a Hong Kong tourbillon watch company, made sure that it’s premium and quality luxury watches don’t need to cost a house! Why? Well, it’s because the company doesn’t have to pay for the expensive branding, marketing, and other unnecessary costs that jack up the price of all tourbillon (especially Swiss-made) watches.

You can buy Chinese tourbillon at an inch of the price compared to other brands and you still get the elegance, class, precision, and quality you’ve always clamored for. That’s what makes today’s Haofa tourbillons really good.

Take for example the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim that’s priced at a jaw-dropping $34,500. That, however, pales in comparison to the Greubel-Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon that retails for a gargantuan price of $815,000! Then compare that with Haofa Tourbillon, a Chinese tourbillon watch that speaks of premium quality and elegance at just a minuscule $1,000! This makes it one of the best affordable tourbillon watches out there, if not the best.

Knowing More About Haofa Tourbillon Watches

After great success in the Asian market, the CEO of Haofa decided to expand to the global market.

In an interview, the Haofa CEO said, “We have been making watches since 1996 with great pride and dignity, and I believe the times in China are changing. The world will not anymore only know us for cheap products but for the quality, we can create for just a fraction of our competitors’ prices.”

Let’s face it. Getting a tourbillon watch is downright expensive. That’s if you go with the traditional brands made from Switzerland and other European countries.

But with globalization in our midst, and the fact that tourbillons don’t anymore need to be expensive, you can now get one for as much as half the price compared to the common tourbillon watches you know of.

That’s where Haofa tourbillon watches kick in.

Although the movements are not made from the oh-so-expensive country watchmaking country called Switzerland, you still don’t have to worry about its quality because these are made by an expert and professional watch company that has been making 80% of these swiss watches for the last 50 years.

Taking the “Made in Switzerland” branding off, but not sacrificing quality is also what makes this high-end Chinese tourbillon watch brand affordable.

How does that look?


Hoafa – G1007BE1 at €1.499,00 EUR https://www.houjon.com/collections/haofa-tourbillons-since-1996/products/hoafa-roman-low-heart-g1007be1

Haofa Skeleton Silver Bezel – 1035 €1.000,00 EUR https://www.houjon.com/collections/haofa-tourbillons-since-1996/products/skeleton-silver-1035 

Haofa Tourbillon – 1036 – €1.299,00 EUR https://www.houjon.com/collections/haofa-tourbillons-since-1996/products/tourbillon-cute-1036

Final Verdict on Haofa Tourbillon Watches

With Haofa tourbillon watches opening up to the worldwide market there is a change for everyone to own a luxurious watch like this. If you are one of the guys who are craving for a tourbillon watch but knows that they can’t afford to get one, then the arriving of the Haofa watch brand could be the best thing that happened to you!

They’re less than $2,000. Well, that might still be a big amount to most, but nonetheless, if you would buy a swiss one it would cost the same as a penthouse in Hong Kong.

Therefore, I suggest you take a look at Haofa tourbillons made in China, their watches speak of unrivaled durability and quality as well as elegant class. Besides that, they are probably made with the same parts as their swiss competitors.

Just like the Japanese watch brands were ridiculed when they first came outside Tokyo, the Haofa brand is having the same starting troubles, people are afraid to leave their prejudices behind, but do you really want to pay that price for your ego? Of course, you will get more quality for an 800,000.- dollar watch as you will get for a $1000,- dollar watch with the same movement and looks. But will it be 800 times better?

We suggest you take a look at the brand while it’s still affordable.

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Factors To Consider When Purchasing Elevator Shoes

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Factors To Consider When Purchasing Elevator Shoes
With many brands on the market with the same claim of being the best elevator shoes for men, making a choice might be a bit difficult. However, whether you plan to buy your elevator shoes online or in-store, there are factors you must consider as this will help you make a good choice. They include:

1. Manufacturers and Distributors

Just like with every other product, it is necessary to know the manufactures as well as distributors of a brand of the elevator shoes you hope to get. With an increase in demand for elevator shoes, there are lots of fake sites and also stores being paraded as the real deal. Hence, you will have to be vigilant and ensure you purchase yours from a reputable store or website.


A credible store or site will have a wide range of elevator shoes for you to choose from. You can also try asking the opinion of others about the particular brand you want to buy; if the reviews are good then it’s a green light. Also, try checking out the manufacturer’s website as this will give you a clue of how authentic they are.

2. How Comfortable Are Shoes?

The idea of elevator shoes is to look taller and not uncomfortable; hence you must look out for how comfortable the elevator shoes you hope to buy are. The first thing to do is to discover the best shoe elevator store, after which you should determine the different dimensions your shoe size comes in. With this, you can properly select the right size for yourself.


When you are aware of the right size to look out for, then you have a high chance of getting comfortable shoes that still makes you tall. Also, before paying for the shoes, ensure you test them to be sure they fit and are comfortable enough to walk with.

3. Affordability

In the end, it all goes down to your budget. It’s not enough to admire nice elevator shoes when you don’t have the funds to purchase it. But then also note that there is a fable, the more expensive the elevator shoe, the higher it’s quality; however, this is not always the case. If you can afford to buy an expensive shoe of high quality then go ahead and do so. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t get something affordable and still of good quality too.

4. Wardrobe State

Before filling out your wardrobe with different types of elevator shoes, there is a need first to check out the clothes you have as this will help you know the kind of shoes to purchase else you may end up not looking as fashionable as you would have been if you had looked through.

With the right type of shoes, you get to look fashionable as your clothes blend with your shoes and other accessories, thereby giving you a trendy and dope appearance.

These factors, when put into consideration, will ensure you end up with the best elevator shoes that are just right for you.

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Social Media And Men’s Fashion: The Perfect Match

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We all want to look our best but we might not always be sure of where to go to get the best advice. There are millions of people out there who have tips for us on how to dress and how to look at our sharpest. However, sometimes it can be daunting to know just who to trust as specifically because there are so many different opinions out there. It can also take a long time to sift through all the options before finding your way to one that matches your own personal style. The wide range of choice means that you are never short of suggestions. This is where social media proves to be a useful tool as it helps you sort through the numerous options and zero in on what it is suits you best. Not only can social media help you find fashion that is to your liking but it also allows the opportunity to share your own style with the wider world. Doing this can lead to you being a hit online and there is even more chance of this happening if you decide to invest in social media features for your profile. Visit here to get an idea of the tools which can make this happen. We will explain a bit more about why people do this but first, we are going to extoll the virtues of social media when it comes to men’s fashion.

What is waiting to be found on social media?

When it comes to offering content for men interested in looking their best, there is a whole range of social media users who are ready to offer their opinions on the matter. To start, let’s take a look at Instagram. Instagram is one of the most popular social networks around and it currently has more than a billion regular users. The main reason for its popularity is the focus it places on the visual aspect of social media, letting the pictures do the majority of the talking in every post. In terms of fashion, this is crucial. It doesn’t matter how well someone can describe an outfit or how interesting their sketches of potential looks maybe, it all comes down to how it looks on someone’s body. This makes Instagram the perfect social network for this topic as it is all about sharing images with the world. In order for you to get the best idea of how an outfit looks, seeing someone else wear it is sure to help.

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What should you look for?

As we touched on before, a difficult task when it comes to searching for different looks is that of sorting through the various options available. This can take a lot of time by searching through different sections of websites or moving between different webpages. Social media has one key feature which helps users overcome these troubles. This is the hashtag. Hashtags are words which can be added to posts in order to categorize them. In turn, this makes it easier to find them as instead of trying to search for pages that might interest you, simply type in a hashtag that best defines what you are looking for. You will then be presented with a series of results that suit your interest. In the case of fashion, there are plenty to be found. #mensfashion has nearly fifty million posts on Instagram while similar hashtags like #menswear and #mensclothing provide more than thirty million and almost three million posts, respectively. In addition to searching for hashtags, there are also dozens of popular accounts on social media which can help you look as sharp as you want to.

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Having a go at it yourself

If you fancy yourself as something of a style guru then you can always use your social network profile to upload content related to fashion and share it with the wider online community. This is a way of making a name for yourself and it can open many doors. The successes of social media influencers have been widely covered and is something which many aspire to. All it takes is determination and knowing how to draw attention your way. In addition to helping you search for content, hashtags can also be used to attract people to your profile. Using locations is another way to do this. However, there is only one way to guarantee that you will get people interacting with your profile and that is by paying for it.

Paying for social media features

The purchase of social media features is something that has emerged from the need for social media users to get their hands on more interaction. More interaction leads to greater visibility and this, in turn, leads to a better chance of getting noticed. Therefore, features such as views, likes, comments, and followers become an important part of social networks, especially for those who want to build a popular profile. Paying for these features is the only way to guarantee that you will get them and that is why websites, like the one we mentioned above, are happy to supply you with these features sourced from real social media users at a price. Consider it an investment in your future success.

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What Are Relic Watches?

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What are Relic Watches?
If you’re after a comfortable timepiece that looks good but won’t break the bank then you may find that Relic watches hold the answer.

Relic watches are designed to give wearers a stylish accessory. They were created specifically to provide fashionable watches to men and women that don’t want to pay the thousands of dollars some other watch companies would ask for.

There are many Relic watches available and they are all made with top quality materials. From leather straps to bracelets and hybrid watches, there’s even the chance to get Relic watches made from titanium.

This is a brand to consider if you enjoy the vintage style but not the vintage price tag.

How Good are Relic Watches?

Relic watches have an average lifespan of a few years. That’s to be expected given that they are designed as a kind of affordable fashion. If you wear them only when you need them they can last up to five years. These watches are more for standing out at events and impressing others than they are about always knowing what time it is.


These are watches that were designed and made to look good while still being affordable. There are many watches available under their parent brand Fossil that provide the full high-end experience if you have the money for style and substance. If not, then Relic gives you everything you need.

One problem that people tend to have with these watches – and is commonly brought up in reviews of Relic watches – is that the outer coating of the watch can wear off from heavy use and sweating. The watch components themselves are still very durable considering the budget-friendly price of these timepieces and other watches in this price range.

Should you Get a Relic Watch?

No doubt it’s tempting to pick up a great looking affordable watch whenever you see one. In most department stores that sell Relic watches, you’ll have the chance to try one on to see how well it matches up with your own individual style.

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With a stainless steel construction and quartz movements, a Relic watch can feel heavy and durable and they definitely serve their job of telling the time in a great looking and affordable way. They have a better build than the average watch and can be expected to last a good while.

If what you are after is a good looking affordable watch then you should consider the Relic. Most other watches in this price bracket don’t come with the same level of quality and care that these do. They rarely look as good in any event.

Summing Up

All in all, Relic watches are worth your attention. They offer the right balance between quality and price for watches. IF you want something that you can wear to events and look fashionable then Relic watches could be just what you need. They offer something special at an affordable price and have never shied away from that fact.

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