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Generic Surplus

- Posted on May 27th, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Shoes can either make or break an outfit. One of the important factors that most men’s shoe brands lack is a broad selection of shoe styles. With exception of a few, men do not shop as often as women do, so when we find a great shoe brand we typically like to stick with them. Generic Surplus is mostly known for having an amazing style selection that stretches from sneakers to dress shoes and everything in between.

GS doesn’t just stop at providing a huge variety of styles, they also put in a creative effort in developing each design. Having multiple options with a quality product helps add to our creativity as we build amazing looks in our eclectic style.

blue desert boot

navy pants

shirt- Kennington Man; bow tie- Why Knot by JS Blank; waistcoat- vintage; pants- H&M; socks- Richer Poorer; shoes- Generic Surplus

floral-pants

shirt- H&M; neck tie- thrifted; pants- Urban Outfitters; socks- Target; shoes- Generic Surplus

white-sneakers

brown-waistcoat

mens accessories

casual menswear

green-necktie

floral pants

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Black Tie from the Artistic Eye

- Posted on May 27th, 2015 at 11:37 am

The fashion industry views “black” as the most “high fashion” color.

Colors, patterns, and prints are very important for helping us identify our individual personalities in our style of dress. Identity should be present in every attire whether its causal, business causal, semi-formal, formal, etc.

We’ve taken the formal attire of tuxedos and added our very own twist to it. Still wearing the proper pieces and specific styles to be considered formal, but at the same time allowing our identity to be visual. Its just impossible for us as people to fully express who we really are by wearing “black” alone, even at a “high fashion” level.

tuxedo jackets

cummerbund

white tuxedo jacket

white tuxedo

shirt- H&M; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; jacket- vintage; pocket square- thrifted; cummerbund- thrifted; pants- Zara; socks- Target; shoes- Zara

ruffled tuxedo shirt

blue tuxedo jacket

striped pants

shirt- vintage; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; jacket- vintage; pocket square- The Gents Closet; cummerbund- vintage; pants- Loudmouth; shoes- House of Hounds

formal dress shoes

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Gallant & Beau

- Posted on May 27th, 2015 at 10:55 am

A British friend of ours once told us the story of his father telling him, “never wear black socks”. Having very specific details being shared from father to son was the fuel of inspiration that we see today in the brand known as Gallant & Beau. Socks are one of those details that we heavily express as being highly valued. We specifically have our pants cropped short just to get that hint of sock accent underneath.

G&B socks are known for their bold prints and color schemes that you do not get with a traditional men’s dress sock. You can tell a lot about a person by the type of shoes on their feet, but can get more personal by identifying with the socks within those shoes.

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striped socks

corduroy sport coat

striped-tie

yellow-pants

shirt- Azul; neck tie- Zara; jacket- vintage; lapel pin- Noble Breed; pants- H&M; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- Converse

pink-pants

shirt- H&M; neck tie- Urban Outfitters; jacket- vintage; pocket square- Pocket Square Clothing; pants- Target; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- thrifted

red belt

corduroy blazer

checked-socks

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Kennington Man

- Posted on May 1st, 2015 at 7:40 pm

One of the reasons we wear Kennington Man shirts is because of their endless amount of prints. One of the things our personal style is known for is tons of print blocking. Often, we create looks where every article of clothing is a different print. The thing that standouts out the most with Kennington Man to us is that their shirts are vintage inspired. Because of that, they’re able to exude a different mood that we can’t find in other shirt brands.

Their short sleeve styles are just as tasteful as their long sleeved. This is important to us because it helps with staying just as stylish during the hot summer months without being uncomfortable.

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plaid-tie

madras-pants

shirt- Kennington Man; neck tie- Urban Outfitters; waistcoat- vintage; pants- Tommy Hilfiger; socks Target; shoes- Aldo

paisley shorts

shirt- Kennington Man; bow tie- thrifted; shorts- Kennington Man; belt- Gap; shoes- G.H. Bass & Co.

paisley print

mens accessories

yellow-belt

checked bow tie

plaid vest

brown-loafers

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SNEAKERS ‘N SUITS

- Posted on April 23rd, 2015 at 2:12 am

Usually, wearing sneakers can make your outfit a more casual look.

Hmm…Not if you do it right!

Wearing sneakers with a suit can bring more personality to formal attire. The idea is to not fully dress your suit down, but to make it full of fun energy. We do this by choosing the right style of shoe that allows us to keep a classic look that’s parallel to the classic style of a formal suit. We choose to do this on days when we know that we have a lot of walking to do. When we finally reach our destination we change into a more formal shoe to fit the setting.

Lets be honest, sneakers are 100% more comfortable than the average dress shoe. If you’re able to prevent lots of wear and tear on your feet and dress shoes while keeping a full classic look, then suits `n sneakers could be for you too.

men suits

sneakers

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purple dress shirt

plaid suit

shirt- H&M; skinny tie- Pocket Square Clothing; suit- Zara; pocket square- Pocket Square Clothing; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- Reebok

floral tie

double breasted suit

shirt- H&M; skinny tie- Pocket Square Clothing; suit- Requisite Clothing; pocket square- Pocket Square Clothing; lapel pin- Noble Breed; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- New Balance

menswear

visual arts- @ashtonbowlesphoto

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Dressing Out Loud

- Posted on April 15th, 2015 at 7:15 pm

We have a very eclectic style that involves many different genres of styles and eras. With so many different components to our style it became hard to explain each and every detail. We eventually created our own genre and  started calling it the “NORRISxTHRASH” style. Overall, we keep a very sartorial look that involve lots of mixing patterns, prints, and colors that you wouldn’t normally see together. We see our bodies as canvases, and the arrangement of the clothes we wear is a true art that we create and inspire others with.

casual menswear

plaid-blazer

shirt- H&M; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; sweater- thrifted; blazer- thrifted; lapel pin- Noble Breed; pants- vintage; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- thrifted

mix patterns

leopard sweater

polka-dot shirt

houndstooth blazer

shirt- H&M; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; vest- vintage; blazer- vintage; pocket square- Pocket Square Clothing; pants- H&M; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- Converse

plaid-pants

green-pants

stripe socks

red converse

visual arts- @trokonfilms

 

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Pocket Square Clothing

- Posted on April 8th, 2015 at 11:15 am

Over the next few blog posts we will be introducing brand sponsors that we use heavily in our daily wardrobe. Being keen to details even down to our accessories, its very important to have a strong brand thats compatible and consistent in design with our bold style. Pocket Square Clothing is an all mens accessory brand that focus on neck ties, skinny neck ties, bow ties, pocket squares, tie bars, and lapel pins.

PSC is ahead of the curve with the future of menswear accessory designs. They are able to put a classic touch on unusual prints, patterns, and colors that you don’t see a lot in your traditional menswear brands. PSC keeps us inspired on their product alone. With every piece they help push our creativity forward. We have no choice but to notice and appreciate the work that they put into every detailed product.

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pink sweater

camo pocket square

green pants

shirt- Rich Freshman; skinny tie- Pocket Square Clothing; waistcoat- vintage; blazer- vintage; pocket square- Pocket Square Clothing; pants- H&M; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- Aldo

stripe socks 2

camo pants 1

shirt- H&M; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; sweater- Ted Baker; pants- Dickies; pocket square- Pocket Square Clothing; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- thrifted

tartan plaid waistcoat

stripe socks

visual arts- @ashtonbowlesphoto

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Back to the Basics with AZUL

- Posted on February 11th, 2015 at 2:05 am

A couple years ago we were simply two guys from Georgia that wanted to express art through our personal style. We started the style blog “NORRISxTHRASH” then later began to navigate our way in the fashion industry as a wardrobe styling duo.

After being away from the blogging world for over two years now, we’ve decided to return and share our forever evolving styles on a platform that will capture far more than what a single instagram post can.

Today’s featured brand is AZUL by Moussy. We are drawn to the different prints, colors, and textures they create that most menswear brands shy away from.

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pink sweater
foral blazer

purple pants

shirt- H&M; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; sweater- AZUL; blazer- AZUL; lapel pin- Noble Breed; pants- vintage; socks- Zara; shoes- Generic Surplus

casual menswear

This post is particularly special to us because we revisited the very first location we were ever photographed together. When we first began our blog we wanted to show that we were making a presence here in LA, and what better place to start than the Dolby Theater (was named the Kodak Theater when we first started). Since then, we have ventured further into the fashion world by working as wardrobe stylists. But now we are getting back to our roots of where it all began.

burgundy pants

shirt- AZUL; bow tie- Pocket Square Clothing; sweater- AZUL; blazer- Zara; pants- H&M; socks- Gallant & Beau; shoes- Aldo

 

men fashion

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visual arts- @ashtonbowlesphoto

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