Fashion

Royalty

       Royal blue, azure, sky, French, hell even majorelle can be used to describe the eye popping, eye catching shade of blue that makes people imagination wonder. Royal blue gives off a new more vibrant, fun, accepting, opening alternative especially during the Summer, Spring and early Fall. Embrace the Royal blue to the highest degree and it will take you far my son. So let's introduce when and where it can be worn. 

       As the seasons change so does the colors required for men's clothing. The accessories worn by a  SharpCrispClean individual will always stand out but the suit completes the look every time. Picture being on a yacht sipping Chardonnay, or run , or crown Apple, or even just apple juice for the non drinkers. Accompanied with friends, family, and co workers and it's more professional than it is causal not business moves are being made , so of course you want to dress the part for this special occasion. I would bet my last dollar or use my last breath to recommended to any SCC fanatic to wear a Royal blue suit or blazer. JUST ROYAL BLUE IT! 

No information provided is aim to hinder you but instead educated, inform and place you in the right situation to be  Sharp Crisp Clean.  

 Casual Royal Blue 

As a grown man the urge to relax when going out to certain events is eminent. The Royal blue suit or blazer allows you to do as such. The relaxed approach just requires a simple T-Shirt, V- Neck, and some white chinos to really have you  SharpCrispClean. Whether it was being brainwashed since elementary school or gaining an appreciation for the color while growing up, blue is top five when it comes to a color to have in men's clothing . Royal blue has traditionally been a masculine color and can be worn in a variety of ways. All we did was use old rules and applied them to new ways. 

Business  

Royal blue to a boardroom meeting, or business event is acceptable but certain rules must apply. First!! Make sure sure the environment doesn't required certain color suits. Next!! Apply nice professional colors underneath to compliment the Royal blue suit. Third!! Pay attention to your boss and employees in the meeting aren't conservative and are oppose to suck master piece. Last!! If you are going to wear it then you are required to master the look and have everyone you encounter coming up to you and telling you damn you Sharp! The Royal blue lightens up the mood, people and environment while still exuding professionalism. ( Never !! Ever!!wear for interviews) 

"Putting on a beautiful design suit elevated my spirit, extols my sense of self, and help define me as a man to whom details matter.  " -GayTalese-

Royal blue is a color that all will learn to love and appreciate . A SharpCrispClean man defies the odds, breaks the rules and leads by example. 

Get with it the program and  Royal Blue it! 

 

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A Wing & A Tip

Wingtip shoes feature a cap toe that comes to a point in the center and spreads out towards the side of the shoe. The shape resembles a wing. A very popular style for men that can be worn with many different textures of clothing. Wingtip a range in color and material but it's everlasting touch on a look is one of a kind.  

Treat your wingtip shoes as a pride possession, make sure they are shined, sleek and the sole is in- tact. A man can't  be SharpCrispClean wearing some old kicks!!!!! Well dress men must have on the right dress shoes.. & Women Agree!    

"A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk" Christian Louboutin

Many may argue but their are two things all gentlemen love and that's a Wing and a Tip. Put the two together and your create a masterpiece I like to call, WingTip shoes. When greatness is created by two things everyone loves ; Why fight them when you can join the club!!

Wingtip shoes are a staple that all men should have in their wardrobe. It fills you with confidence, completes your outfit and adds a unique touch to any look.   

Fellas & women picture this,   when attending a sports bar or a restaurant to watch one of your favorite sport. The first thing we are ready to order are wings. If the wings aren't up to par factored by how our team is doing .. DO WE TIP NO!!! Therefore always treat your Wing & a Tip with the same high expectations. I don't know about you guys but I love me a Wing and a Tip!

 

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Know Your Collar

According to Merriam-webster.com a collar is a band that serves to finish or decorate the neckline of a garment. Style is unique and something that you create, so getting a collar that matches your own personal style is something that each and every one should accomplish. The most important thing is to make sure the shirt is fitted and is #SharpCrispClean, once attained everything else will align perfectly.

Classic Point Collar

The classic original collar is a collar that most men can identify as well as have in their wardrobe.  The classic point collar is extremely versatile that works well with business professional and casual looks. This shirt collar looks great with any type of tie knot or bow tie. When trying to be safe and conservative the classic point collar is the go to call for all.

 Cutaway Collar

The cutaway collar looks good with any pattern or color combination you could think of. This collar type can be used for dress up events of socials with the friends or colleagues. The cutaway collar gives a one of a kind appeal that will have you standing out amongst crowds.

Button-Down Collar

The button down collar brings the preppy school boy look to any outfit that you may piece together with it. This button down collar is often seen on casual shirts rather dress shirts because it’s the least formal collar type of them all. Never wear this dress shirt for an interview. It’s highly recommended for the individual who wants to leave the tie at home and marvel them with the look to wear this shirt type.

Spread Collar

Spread collars come in a variety of widths and cuts. This collar style is highly recommended for dressier occasions. They reveal more of the upper shirt while accentuating the tie. Full/ larger knots for example the double Windsor is the ideal tie knot when wearing a shirt collar such as the spread collar. The medium, classic, wide and semi-spread collars are just different classifications of the spread collar.

Wing Tip

The wing tip collar brings a formal look that is normally worn with tuxedos. Ideal to wear with bow-ties but can wear a tie.

Collars based on the designer can vary and an individual should always research and try different ones to add versatility to your style. “Knowledge is power” so abuse your power, while living #SharpCrispClean

Young, Fly and Foolish

According to dictionary.reference.com walk is define as advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by steps; Oxforddictionaries.com defines air as the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen.  Walking on Air therefore can be interpreted as an individual who is advancing him/herself in life on earth while taking moderate steps until reaching their ultimate goal and becoming successful. Trey Parker and Antwan Williams created Walking on Air, Success Tips for the Young Fly and Foolish, which is a book that entails tips, information and insight on how to conduct and execute professional goals. The book is interesting, and a very simple read that I encourage all inquisitive minds to check out.

“The individuals who walk on air are free and willing to take a leap of faith and live in the clouds. The clouds represent a place of serenity where dreamers can dream and creative minds are free to construct the unfathomable.”  An excerpt from the book that was very influential and best summarized what this book is about.

Trey Parker one of the authors of Walking on Air, Success Tips for the Young Fly and Foolish, obtained his bachelor degree from the Florida State University and a masters in business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In 2010 he was initiated into the Iota Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He truly believes in the quote “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door, and lives by it every day. Mr. Parker’s lifestyle requires him to value the importance of living SharpCrispClean, while inspiring everyone he comes in contact with in regards to his book. As a current financial adviser for Edward Jones Mr. Parker is required to dress professionally on a daily basis so it’s a necessity to have as many professional looks as possible and that’s what we at SharpCrispClean provide Mr. Parker with.

Antwan Williams II is a strong believer in a quote from Steve Jobs that states “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you want to become.”  He obtained his bachelors degree from the Florida State University and his masters in Health Administration from the University of Central Florida. In 2010 he was initiated into the Iota Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Mr. Williams is a big advocate of dressing SharpCrispClean, in which it gives him a big advantage in anything he does in life.  Mr. Williams is a leader that constantly inspires through his actions and words. He makes it his goal to empower all those that he comes in contact with, while providing them with tools and resources to take control of their lives. A prime example of this is Walking on Air, Success Tips for the Young Fly and Foolish.

Be sure to check out the book for yourself, you wont be disappointed .

No Matter the lifestyle you can always Live Sharp Stay Crisp Look Clean



The Game of Socks

As a kid wearing socks was the last thing on our minds. Wearing white, black, tube socks with holes in the heel or toe of the socks was considered normal. Matching socks with outfits or wearing socks that didn't match but still pieces the outfit together, wasn't considered cool.

In our present day of age, who cares if socks are made to keep our feet warm or protect us from athletes foot. "If it looks good then it feels good" is our new day and age slogan.

Bright, multicolored, stripes, flowers, two toned, polka dots, cartoon characters, athletes are all different types of styles that can be placed on socks. Typically when dressing up and being Sharp Crisp Clean  the socks should be an extension of your dress pants. Next time before purchasing socks for an outfit think to yourself are these socks Sharp Crisp Clean, if so buy them if not move on to the next pair.

When the pressure is on, the time is ticking, the outfit is on the line, and the special event is around the corner, take a deep breathe, block out everyone in your ear and make the right choice.

When you play the game of socks, you’re either a veteran or a rookie. There is no middle ground.
— Marvin Dupiton