Shaka King NY

This black wool crepe 3-button suit with covered button detail and notched lapel is by one of my favorite designers Shaka King NY.  The slacks sport his signature pleated hollywood waist.  The shirt --white rayon spread collar shirt with black button detail.

The 2011 Air Jordans

The 26th pair of Jordan sneakers – the Air Jordan 2011 pictured above hits the streets on February 19th with a price tag of $170 dollars and continues the tradition with a white-and-black design that recalls the XI model from the '90s, but with handcrafted Patina leather taking the place of the glossy patent black.  Each shoe is finished with a hand burnishing process that leaves no two shoes alike.

LL Cool J Covers Men's Fitness Magazine

 LL Cool J covers the March 2011 issue of Men's Fitness magazine which will be available on newsstands January 31.

At 43 years old, the rhymer-turned-actor last appeared on a Men's Fitness cover back in August 2008. The 'Headsprung' lyricist is an avid health buff, having published a fitness book in 2006 titled 'LL Cool J's Platinum Workout: Sculpt Your Best Body Ever with Hollywood's Fittest Star.' In 2009, he debuted another read centered on health and wellness, 'LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle: A Full-Circle Guide to Developing Your Mind, Body, and Soul.

Cast Shadow Melton Wool Fitted Cap

From Cast Shadows ($40) comes this beautifully constructed Melton wool fitted cap. Featured in both gray and black – personally, we’re all about the gray – this cap makes a statement through being minimal, which is really what a good hat should do.

Hermes Fall/Winter 2011

With fashion's swing towards old-school luxury with modern twists, the house of Herm├Ęs looks even more on message than usual. Hermes showed big flowing coats in grey, army green and navy. 

Black and Greys Dominate Milan's Catwalk

Greys and blacks dominated the catwalks Tuesday as Giorgio ArmaniDSquared2 and Neil Barrett wound up the fourth and last day of the Milan's men fashion shows for autumn-winter 2011-2012.  Armani presented grey in all its incarnations -- stone coal, blue-grey, greyish-green, with jackets with strong shoulders and clean silhouettes.  In terms of materials, flannel, wool and leather dominated.

D&G Men's Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

D&G presented its Fall/Winter 2011-2012 collection during this week's menswear fashion week in Milan.  The collection seemed to embody fifty-odd years of American pop culture with suits in late-'60s era bold plaids paired with preppy check shirts; T-shirts with big Coca-Cola logos and Mickey Mouse images paired with bright-colored high tops and baggy jeans. There's even a Joe Namath-worthy fur coat.

D&G also showed slim trousers with baggy crotches paired with bright basketball sneakers.

Solar Powered iPhone Battery

If you can still see the sun where you live, you could be charging your iPhone with its power thanks to the Eton Mobius ($TBA). This battery pack/case/solar charger is custom cut to fit your iPhone 4, and features a battery large enough to double your iPhone's runtime, a rear-mounted monocrystal solar panel, open access to all ports and controls, and a jeans-friendly form factor that won't necessitate bringing a bag along with you.
Healthier Looking Skin Without Breaking the Bank

Are there any really good moisturizers for less than $60?  Of course there are!

More often than not, we are all guilty of believing that if a product is expensive, it must be the best.  Although that may be true in some instances for grooming products, the standard moisturizer shouldn't burn a hole in your wallet, especially since this is an essential daily use items.

Here are a few great face moisturizers that not only get the job done, but are concentrated enough so that you get more "bang" for your buck.

And of course, the most important part...less than $60!
  • Vitamin E Moisturizer by Malin+Goetz - $45
  • Skin Smoothing Cream by Demalogica - $39
  • Mult-Vitamin Day Balm by Eyre BioBotanics - $47
  • Instant Moisture Gel by Lab Series -$26
Alexander McQueen S/S '11

Prior to Alexander McQueen's tragic suicide, he produced one of his most mesmerizing collections to date. After his death, the continuation of his legacy was in serious doubt. But for spring '11, his close associate Sarah Burton became creative director and produced a menswear collection that paid homage to her former boss and his amazing talent. With that well-received first offering under her belt, we can't wait to see what she does with more time and more confidence.

A look from Alexander McQueen SS11, Milan.
Finally, Verizon to get iPhone

After months of speculation,Verizon Wireless will start carrying the Apple iPhone 4 on February 10th.  The 16GB model goes for $199.99 and the 32GB model goes for $299.99 – both with a two year agreeement.  What's new about the Verizon iPhone is that it can become a "mobile hotspot" to power up to five laptops, iPads or other devices wirelessly.
Janet Jackson to Kickoff US Tour On March 7th

Janet Jackson is bringing her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour to the U.S. and Canada this spring. 

The trek kicks off March 4 in Houston, Texas and wraps with a pair of shows April 22-23 in Las Vegas.

The setlist will be culled exclusively from the hits that grace Jackson's 2009 compilation, "Number Ones."

"These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible," Jackson said in a statement. "These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I'll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you've made number ones for me. Let's go!
Jackson will be playing smaller, more intimate venues.  Check out the full list here .

Russell Simmons Shares His Thoughts on Making You "Super Rich"

Russell Simmons--rap impresario and founder of Def Jam Records, Phat Farm--explores what it means to be truly rich and fulfilled through two tenets in his new book "Super Rich".  The twin paths to enlightenment, according to Simmons, are, first, remaining fully conscious and connected to the world, and second, believing that the universe will reward and flood you with gifts and opportunity. 
While these lofty ambitions may seem too fanciful, the steps are sensible and actionable. He encourages readers to re-evaluate what being prosperous means to them and incorporate giving back. Simmons urges readers to move to self-acceptance, live without regrets, and move past worry.  In straight-talking inspiring chapters, Simmons provides unforgettable true stories from his own road to riches, delving into the principles and practices that have kept him energized and focused.
Super Rich is not a step-by-step guide to material success, instead it is a guidebook to true riches and inner peace. 
Movado Launches Affordable Bold Collection

There are certain brands that are synonymous with class – Rolls Royce, Verace, Grey Poupon. In the watch world there are a lot of them. While cost has always gone hand-in-hand with prestige, Movado is attempting to bend that rule. The Movado Bold collection offers timepieces with a bit of sophistication at prices that won’t significantly dent your bank account. The Bold collection removes some of the stuffiness and business-y feel of standard Movado’s and makes them a bit more casual (though still appropriate for office wear and formal affairs). Most of the watches in the collection come with shots of color on a primarily black backdrop, though there are a few available for those who want to steer closer to the traditional Movado look. Plus, you can buy them online, so you don’t even have to don a suit and head to the store. $295+
The Build and Burn Workout

Gus Wyche a ,Washington, DC based, personal trainer takes us through his "Build and Burn workout" which is designed to do just what it says--- build muscle and burn fat.  What's amazing about this workout is that it can be done at home with nothing but two dumbells.

Watch his video below and jump start your workout today.

Also, you can check out Gus' redesigned website here.

Ultra Lux: Hermes Carre H Watch

French design meets Swiss precision in the Hermes Carre H Watch ($15,000). This high-end timepiece was designed by French architect Marc Berthier, and features a squarish face, a titanium case, an AR-coated sapphire crystal and rear window, water resistance to 30 meters, a Swiss automatic movement with a 44 hour power reserve, and a price befitting a watch that's limited to just 173 pieces.
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