Hunter: Water Resistance Backpacks – Fall/Winter 2014

Hunter

Hunter

Style is not just about visual appeal any longer. Style has altered itself into a dual-purpose commodity that has really refined how a person views style. When a brand has effectively amalgamated the two, you have an item that is a clarified success. Hunter, a brand that is infamous for weather resistance, now is marketing backpacks all part of their Original Brights collection. Showcasing a variety of two models: agile leather (fabricated of 100% calfskin) and rubber; the backpacks offer components that include a protective laptop pouch, exterior compartments, and a distinct buckling seal. Available in yellow, red, black, cobalt, and peacock, the line is quite modern and radiant. Weather resistance never looked so pristine.

Black is now available. You may purchase the rest on September 1st at Hunter.

The North Face Purple Label 2014

North Face

North Face

If you are unaware of The North Face brand, chances are you have not delved your body in extreme weather environment and conditions. The North Face unveiled their premier North Face Purple Label Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook, and I guarantee you have never seen the brand like this before. Showcasing tonal elements of olive green, navy blue, and beige, the fall/winter 2014 line is quite impressive. Not only do the color hues denote an open-air aesthetic, a texture and quilting method was applied to select pieces to produce that overall outdoor appeal - something expected from a brand that is notable for its practicability.

North Face Purple Label is available at Nanamica

SG's 50 Most Influential Fathers

When it comes to the men of entertainment and fashion, those that showcase day in and day out their abilities to not only be what we here at SG consider gentlemanly qualities, but outstanding talents in their professions, they are also wonderful fathers. Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, we want to pay homage to the 50 most influential fathers in sports, fashion, politics, music and entertainment. These men are being recognized for what they do, and most of all displaying the qualities of a gentleman. Here are the men and their families that we are honoring for Father’s Day.

US Magazine

US Magazine

  1. Prince William- British Royalty and father to Prince George.
  2. Barack Obama- U.S. President and father to daughters Sasha and Malia.
  3. Channing Tatum- Actor/Dancer recently seen in 22 Jump Street. Married to Jenna Dewan (Step Up co-star) and father to daughter Every Tatum. 
  4. Neil Patrick Harris/ David Burtka- Happily married Hollywood couple. Our Doogie Howser child star and actor and chef husband can be found toting their twins Harper and Gideon.
  5. Hugh Jackman- The sensational Aussie himself received his breakout role as Xmens Wolverine and his fantastic role in the Boy from OZ. Now playing Black Beard in the upcoming musical. He is the father to Ava and Oscar.
  6. Matt Bomer- The sultry dancing white-collar working actor has made a name for himself in Hollywood, and we feel he is worthy of being called an influential father. He is a father to three boys, Kit, Henry and Walker.
  7. Mark Ruffalo- Following Bomer is Normal Hearts star Mark Ruffalo who can also be seen in Marvel comics playing The Hulk. He is the father to children, Keen, Bella and Odette.
  8. Jay-Z- When it comes to the rap game no one has as much game as Jay-Z. Husband to another performing tycoon Beyoncé, this power couple produced the most memorable work of art, daughter Blue Ivy.
  9. David Beckham- Former football (soccer) player and of course gentleman and fashion icon David shares his love of style with wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and their children, Harper, Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz.
Academy Awards

Academy Awards

10. Brad Pitt- This man is no stranger to the silver screen with hit movies like World War Z and 12 Years A Slave. He is also keeping media playing the guessing game on his hopefully soon-to-be marriage to Hollywood royalty Angelina Jolie. This power couple has a family of six including Shiloh, Vivienne, Maddox, Knox, Zahara and Pax. The Jolie-Pitt clan brings new meaning to a full house.

11. Sir Elton John/ David Furnish- No one can match the larger than life British pop sensation and husband. Godfather to a Beckham child, he shares his time with his husband and two sons, Zachary and Elijah.

12. Swizz Beatz- The new Harvard accepted musician and husband to girl on fire Alicia Keys can be seen and heard on the music runway and fathering children, Egypt, Nicole, Prince and Kaseem Jr.

13. Will Smith- Actor, musician, comedian, husband and devoted father, Will Smith is another heavy hitter in the list of fathers.  His children are no stranger to the screen and stage with Willow whipping her hair or sharing the screen with his son, Jaden or making music with son, Trey. 

14. Chris Hemsworth- Another fellow Aussie and action actor, Chris also known as Thor is the proud father to children, India, Tristan and Sasha.

15. Johnny Depp- Ye,s our favorite pirate will be on the big screen again in Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Disney’s take on a classic Sondheim musical turn movie Into the Woods. This actor can do it all and be a father to Lily and John Depp.

16. Kanye West- There is no doubt the newlywed West and father to North West and now husband to Kim Kardashian is always a topic of conversation and heading up the industry with his fashions.

17. John Green- Acclaimed author of recent box-office and bookshelf hit The Fault in Our Stars, Green proves that once you do something well, you should keep doing it. He is the author of several other young adult fiction novels with talks of another one of them being brought to the big screen. Green is the husband of Sarah Urist Green and the father of Henry and Alice Green.

18. Mario Lopez- Former X-factor host and child star saves us by the bell. He is the father to son, Dominic and daughter, Gia.

19. Chris Pratt- Parks and Recreation funny man and soon to be action hero, Chris Pratt has gone through a major transition. Now in his upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy he shares his life with comedic wife, Anna Farris and children, Angie and Cully.

Celebrity Baby Scoop

Celebrity Baby Scoop

20. Patrick Dempsey- The resident McDreamy and gentleman in his own right Patrick Dempsey is a husband to Jill Fink as well as a father to children, Tallula, Darby and Sullivan.

21. Matthew McConaughey- There is no greater Southernmost Gentleman than this Oscar award-winning actor. Matthew is the embodiment of southern charm and true father figure to Livingston, Vida and Levi.

22. Simon Cowell- There is no better Brit than this music mogul who is responsible for the careers of acts like Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and billion dollar boy band One Direction. His latest success story, fatherhood to new baby Eric.

23. Daniel Craig- No greater Bond has greeted the screen than Daniel Craig. The Skyfall, star is father to daughter, Ella. It’s safe to say we wait patiently for his next film.

24. Orlando Bloom- Whether being seen in Lord of the Rings or with co-star Jonny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, Orlando bloom displays class and the epitomic nature of fatherhood to Flynn. 

25. Usher- The Voice judge and velvet singer, songwriter and producer who brought us Justin Beiber is on our list of favorable fathers enjoying his career and daddy duties to son Usher V and Naviyd.

26. Ricky Martin- We are living lavida loca for Latin singer Ricky Martin and father to children, Valentino and Matteo. The Voice Australia judge makes a strong presence out and proud and tackling fatherhood.

27. Bruce Willis- The Die Hard and Expendables star needs no introduction. His career as an actor and director matches his career as a father to Scott, Tallulah, Rumer, Mabel and Evelyn. Soon to be seen in Sin City: A dame to kill for.

28. Nick Cannon- Husband to iconic chanteuse Mariah Carey, actor and father to Moroccan and Monroe, Canon makes our list at 28 for influential father.

29. Gavin Rossdale- Beck singer, front man and husband to singer and front woman Gwen Stefani enjoys his time with children, Daisy, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.

30. Dennis Quaid- Let’s take a trip to yester-year and remember the father to Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap. Dennis Quaid passes his talents to son, Jack Quaid who played Marvel in The Hunger Games, and enjoys time with his other children, Zoe and Thomas.

People

People

31. Tom Hanks- If ever stranded on an island, this heavy hitting actor will be sure to keep you company along with side-kick Wilson. Leading the way for actor son Colin and his clan of Hanks, Truman, Elizabeth and Chet, this Oscar award-winner is more than a father figure and makes our list at number 31.

32. John Cho- Actor in 2013’s Star Trek and famous for his role in Harold and Kumar, John Cho hits the father scene with son, Kage Cho.

33. Jude Law- As the side-kick to Sherlock Holmes and playing Dom Hemingway, Jude sets an example and showcases his talent as a father to children, Rafferty, Iris, Sophia and Rudy.

34. Jason Bateman- Arrested Development and Bad Words actor, Jason makes the list at 34 making his children, Francesca and Maple laugh on a daily basis, no doubt.

35. Ben Affleck- This list would not be complete without producer and actor Mr. Affleck who is the proud father to Violet, Samuel, Seraphina and Elizabeth.

36. Jeremy Renner- Another Marvel hero Jeremy Renner, better known as Hawkeye and also grabbing an upcoming role in Kill The Messenger made our list for his fathering role of daughter, Ava.

37. James Van Der Beek- As the teen heart throb in the role of Dawson Leary makes his way back to television, he also manages to find time for daughter, Olivia and son, Joshua.

38. Christian Bale- The Dark Knight himself makes a statement as Batman and his role in American Hustle. Now as a father to daughter, Emmeline, Bale is our number 38.

39. Boris Kodjoe- Native to Vienna, Austria, actor Boris and devoted husband and father to Sophie and Nicholas is making a name for himself at number 39.

Celebrity Baby Scoop

Celebrity Baby Scoop

40. Joel Madden- Good Charlotte singer, UNICEF and Goodwill ambassador Joel is making our list of fabulous fathers as the husband to Nicole Richie and father to Harlow and Sparrow Madden.

41. Brian Austin Green- Resident bad boy and husband to vivacious Megan Fox, Brian of 90210 is the father to Noah, Kassius and Bodhi.

42. James Marsden- What would this list be without Corny Collins from Hairspray? Marsden, recently seen in The Butler balances the job of acting and father to his children Jack, William and Mary.

43. Josh Duhamel- This fergalicious husband is no stranger to the big screen and music scene with wife, Fergie and son, Axl.

44. Phillipi Sparks- Ex-football player and father to American Idol season 6 winner Jordan Sparks, Phillipi is a heavy hitter. Instilling in his daughter and son, P.J., that hard work does pay off.

45. Mark Wahlberg- There is no better true Bostonian than Mark Wahlberg. Actor and director and former model and rapper, he is doing it all with his latest movie Lone Survivor, but he is playing the best part of all: father to children, Ella, Michael,  Grace and Brendan.

46. Tom Brady- This New England Patriots quarterback is married Victoria’s Secret royalty, Gisele Bündchen. Brady proves to be a role model on and off the field to aspiring football players, fans and fathers he doing justice to his children, John, Vivian and Benjamin.

47. Nick Lachey- As an older brother, and singer and former reality TV star, once married to Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey has taken his artform to new heights drawing inspiration from his wife, Vanessa Manilo and son, Camden.

48. Matt Damon- Matt Damon does not fall too far behind his counterpart Ben Affleck coming in at 48. As Jason Bourne, he managed to create daring escapes and fight scenes on trains but never fails to come home to his four daughters, Alexia, Stella, Isabella and Gia.

49. Dwayne Johnson- If you can smell what the Rock is cooking then you know who we are referring to. Our number 49 father, Dwayne Johnson, is a devoted actor, athlete and father to daughter, Simone.

50. Keith Urban- Last but most certainly not least we have our favorite Aussie Idol judge and country singer, Keith Urban. Married to Australian wife and beauty, Nicole Kidman, they share two children, Sunday and Faith.

 

These men have made the list for their hard work as fathers, musicians, thespians, directors, producers, fashion moguls and political leaders. From Southernmost Gentleman to these gentlemen we would like to wish them all a happy Father’s Day.

Brooklyn Grooming: Cut Above the Rest Pt. II

Brooklyn Grooming has been producing premiere men’s grooming products for two years now, and they are undoubtedly setting the bar high. With media attention from GQ, Men’s Health and more, it’s safe to say this company will continue to raise the bar for years to come. 

For those who are new to men’s grooming or want to revamp their morning or nightly routine, a quick glance at BG’s site or an email to McKenzie Santiago, co-founder of Brooklyn Grooming, will definitely put you in the right direction. It’s easy to get started with BG’s Gentlemen’s Kit.

For just $35, you can have a sampling of everything your face, facial hair or skin needs. Included in the Gentlemen’s Kit is one Williamsburg Beard Oil, one Fort Greene Shave Oil, one Red Hook Facial Serum and one Anchor Aftershave. Southernmost Gentleman also got a peek at the Pilgrim’s Classic Hair Tonic and the Commando Classic Beard Balm.

When Santiago said in a previous interview that the scents are what sets BG apart from most, she wasn’t lying. 

The Williamsburg Beard Oil is a culmination of organic sesame and hempseed oils that promote growth and a healthy shine to your beard. The smell Williamsburg boasts is one you won’t find in your local department store. There are hints of cedar, woody and floral scents making this complex scent manly enough for any lumberjack beard you have. And the best part about all of BG’s products is they are all handmade and completely organic, meaning you can not only pronounce but trust the products going into your facial hair or skin. 

To use the beard oil, after showering while your beard is still damp, put a few drops into your hands depending on your beard’s size and rub through the entirety of the beard from skin to end. 

And if you’re looking to perhaps shave off that beard or maybe trim it up, look no further than the Fort Greene Shave Oil.

Fort Greene boasts a scent all its own. BG describes it as a cologne version of mechanic’s grease, even though it smells nothing like a body shop assuredly. There are hints of pine and Juniper that give this oil the smell you need after a shave. Gone are the days of soapy shave creams leaving razor bumps and irritation. Now that you’re a grown man, let’s get you into Fort Greene Shave Oil.

To use the shave oil, apply a layer of the oil to the stubble after showering, pass your razor slowly with the grain over the hair until smooth. “Repeat if necessary, you hairy beast,” says BG’s site.

Next, the facial serum. If you have any problems with dryness or oiliness on your face, Red Hook Facial Serum has all the answers for you, and with an amazing scent to boot. The serum allows a moisture balance to return to one’s face letting skin regenerate evenly and safe-guarding against dryness. 

BG’s site says they should call it a potion, and to break the fourth wall, personally I agree. Red Hook Facial Serum was my all-time favorite sample in the Gentlemen’s Kit. Take it from someone who always had a dry, flaky T-zone, this stuff is magical. 

To use this amazing product that is hinted with spicy citrus and cardamom, first wash your face thoroughly and pat dry, place 3-4 drops of the serum (1 to each cheek, 1 to forehead, 1 to chin) and gently rub them into your skin. In this sense, a little goes a long way. Personally, I saw results in a couple days. 

The beard balm has the same effect as the oil, only is contains beeswax, which helps control fly-aways and can act as a styling pomade all while taking care of that luscious face mane of yours.

The Anchor Aftershave is a product sent from the gods above. With ingredients like cucumber extract and aloe vera gel, your face will be thanking you after your shave. Not only does Anchor feel amazing, it also smells amazing with scents borrowing from exotic woods, blood orange essential oils and more. The scent has more depth then the San Andreas fault. 

To use, simply put a few drops into your palm and massage into the shaved area. Also, you can dab some behind the ears and at the base of the neck encouraging a peaceful sleep, the BG site says. 

Finally, above the head, the mane of the man, the hair. Pilgrim’s Classic Hair Tonic provides the perfect foundation on which to style your hair to any way you like.  The result of using the tonic is a longer lasting hairstyle with less fly-aways and a healthy shine. It also prevents buildup on the scalp.

The scent is distinct with hints of rosemary that actually increase blood flow to the scalp promoting stronger hair. To use the tonic, squeeze a few drops onto your palm and warm by rubbing your hands together. Apply evenly to your hair combing through if desired.

There you have it, gents. Brooklyn Grooming’s Gentlemen’s Kit. This company knows exactly what it’s doing, and as Brooklyn’s first men’s grooming line, I’d listen to them if it was me. 

Written by Joshua Dean

Triumph & Disaster: Imperative Skincare for Men

When it comes to a men’s shaving and skin care product, Triumph & Disaster understands the needs of a man. Creator behind the brand Dion Nash has managed to create a wonderful collaboration of science and nature. Drawing his inspiration for the line from the natural environments of the outdoors and working with world renowned  chemist, Dion has managed to create a product for men that is conducive to maximum sun exposure, climate, as well as organic materials that is soothing to the skin.

At Southernmost Gentleman, we are big fans of the Ritual Cleanser at a great price point of $33. This peppermint scented light and invigorating cleanser removes excess oils and dirt without drying out the skin or creating irritation, leaving the skin to feel rejuvenated and a natural glow.

One of T&D’s other greatest products from their line is the Shearer’s Soap. At a price point of $14.95, the shearer’s soap was inspired by Dion having the responsibility to clean out the woolshed floors in an effort for the shearer’s to have a neat and orderly workspace. With this soap being harmless for the environment and easy on the skin with a subtle intensity on the nose, Shearer’s soap should be used every day for an all over body exfoliation.

But what good is facial product for men who love the outdoors if they do not have a great sunscreen? The No Dice Sunscreen, at a price of $65, is imperative. Instead of saying no UVA and UVB, to help fight against the sun, they say "No Dice." A clever way to prepare your fight against sun rays. Yes, Triumph & Disaster is a great product for men across the globe and across the board.

We here at SG encourage you to invest in the Triumph & Disaster brand.

Written by Sean Gary-Mack

Brooklyn Grooming: Cut Above the Rest Pt. I

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a two-part story focusing on the company behind Broolyn Grooming, Brooklyn’s first men’s grooming line.

 

When it comes to skin care, men used to be left in a dust of cucumber melon, coconuts, limes, sweet peas and sandalwood behind women. And whatever men’s skincare was available, it was without options. Brooklyn Grooming has solved that problem. 

Brooklyn Grooming is self-proclaimed Brooklyn’s first men’s grooming line producing handmade organic products ranging from facial hair care to skin care and even tattoo care, running the gamut on everything in between. 

McKenzie Santiago and Alfredo Catedral, who helped Santiago on her first line, are co-owners of BG with the two connecting over a mutual love of design nearly eight years ago. Stemming from her first line of skincare products, Santiago closed her previous line called Pretty Monsters.

“I was kind of making men’s stuff anyway, and I just decided one day that I was going to re-brand and do an all men’s line,” Santiago said. “I contacted Alfredo ... and we kind of came up with the brand, and then we launched it.”

Plus, Santiago prefers men’s scents over women’s, she said.

Santiago credits their placement on the map to Tumblr making a video of their business. Recently, BG has also been featured in Nylon Guys as well as being staples in the styling guides of GQ, Details and more. And it’s no wonder considering the passion and knowledge Santiago and Catedral have for producing great products in a pleasing design.

Santiago has a background in bartending and botany from her most recent bartending job before BG and learning from herbalists in the farms of Oregon. In Los Angeles at her bartending gig, she learned proper proportions to making drinks from a colleague and scientist truly giving her the tools to kick-start her foundation for BG.

“I really learned how to balance out flavors to make drinks taste good,” she said. “That’s how I started to approach making things for the line ... They need to be in complete harmony and balance to smell good.”

Catedral’s background gave him ample creativity to draw from when collaborating with Santiago on BG’s distinctive look, which can best be described as “old-school apothecary by the sea.” 

According to BG’s website, Catedral’s philosophy is, “In order to be successful, you must love what you do.” It’s obvious Catedral loves what he is doing with BG considering how successful it is. 

What really sets BG apart from others breaking into the men’s skincare realm is their attention to detail. Each product is completely organic and handmade by Santiago herself. 

“Nothing has chemicals in it,” she said. “And that’s just how I prefer to work.”

Santiago continued reasoning for using strictly organic ingredients to her distaste for synthetic materials, especially in skincare. 

With all of these things going for BG, Santiago still feels their best quality that sets them apart from the rest is their scents. 

“We have very unique smelling stuff,” she said. “I think there still is kind of a void for things that are not soapy smelling ... Everybody does lime or clove. We try to set ourselves apart from that.”

Currently, BG’s biggest selling items include the beard products with the top scents being Commando of Williamsburg. A close runner-up would be the aftershave BG launched only a year ago, Anchor Aftershave Tonic. 

Products at BG are easy not just on the skin, but wallet, too. A 1 oz. beard tonic that is said to “make your mane look and feel thicker while controlling frizz through the driest of winter days to the humid heat of summer” runs around $29 with pomade and body balm running $26 and $22 respectively.

With the growing success of BG, Santiago feels the only two-year-old company will maintain an interesting product line that appeals to all types of consumers. BG just recently release a shaving soap, and they revealed to Southernmost Gentleman that they will soon be announcing a top-secret product that the company has been working on. Not many details could be given considering the top-secret product only that it is grooming related, but there is currently no product on the current market like it. 

In the upcoming weeks, Southernmost Gentleman will be doing a review of BG’s sample kit, which includes Williamsburg Beard Oil, Fort Greene Shave Oil, Red Hook Facial Serum, Anchor Aftershave Tonic, Beard Balm and Pilgrim’s Classic Hair Tonic.

Written by Joshua Dean

Sam Smith: "Leave Your Lover"

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Today, the world was introduced to the third single from Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, and “Leave Your Lover” proved to be just as strong and powerful as its predecessors. 

Just shy of a month of Smith’s debut album, this makes three singles with corresponding videos under Smith’s belt. The reaction to Smith’s icy cool easy-going voice gives off a contradictory reaction of burning up the charts. 

The video for “Leave Your Lover” focuses on a group of three seemingly carefree friends who share a complex relationship that intertwines with the lonely ballad Smith is singing. This paramount video, as well as Smith’s others, proves Smith himself is just as complex and layered as the tones he belts out. 

If you haven’t heard, Sam Smith is a 22-year-old UK singer who has stepped up to the music plate and continues to hit home runs. Being called the male version of Adele and UK’s answer to John Legend, Smith can easily fill those roles and more as a standalone artist. His breakout performance began as a feature in Disclosure’s (an electronic music duo) hit “Latch,” which peaked at No. 11 on the UK charts. From there, Smith has performed on Saturday Night Live and will be going on tour in support of his upcoming album, hitting up venues like Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Austin City Limits and more. The entire tour schedule can be viewed at samsmithworld.com

An undoubted future Grammy winner, Smith has made an impression on many in the music industry, and continues to do so with every single released. 

Smith’s album In The Lonely Hour is available for digital pre-order on iTunes for $10.99, audio CD and vinyl from Amazon for $11.99 and $19.02, respectively. The album is expected to be released June 17, 2014. 

Update: Sam Smith's North American Tour Dates

Written by Joshua Dean

The British Belt Company

Established in 1946, The British Belt Company manufactures the most authentic English leather goods. As a part of the Arnold Willis & Co. family, which is located in the rural country of Rutland, England, The British Belt Company has truly made a name for itself. With Arnold having a passion for tradition and fine leather goods, we here at Southernmost Gentleman identify with this company. 

However The British Belt Company is not just limited to leather goods. For example, the Harris Tweed collection is a must see. With Harris Tweed being produced in Scotland, this collection creates memorable items for consumers to enjoy such as the Highland Harris Tweed Hip Flask at a great price point of $35. While the company really started with a focus on leather goods like its major competitor, Coach, it has branched out into many other styles, outsourcing to online companies like JackThreads where you can find two items from The British Belt Company’s British Millerain line, like the Bradshaw Messenger bag at a price point of $300. You can also find the Bradshaw backpack also at a price point of $300. However the Southernmost Gentleman’s favorite from their traditional leather collection is The Holkham Tan Satchel at another price point of $300. This bag holds true to the tradition of everything The British Belt Company stands for. Sleek, handsome, traditional and the epitome of what it means to be a gentleman, this satchel is fashion forward enough for the fashion conscious man as well as a great everyday and transitional piece for the average Joe — a bag that is a representation of the Southernmost Gentleman. 

For purchasing look to The British Belt Company for not only your bag needs, but belts, wallets and other accessories, or purchase these items at JackThreads online at or on their iTunes app.

Written by Sean Gary-Mack

David Beckham x H&M

GQ

GQ

David Beckham is at it again, and just as before when he covered your bum in his ultra-classic underwear line with H&M, this time he’s got your summer covered. 

Hitting H&M racks and online again May 22, the former soccer star has released a swimwear collection, which will include swim shorts, board shorts and trunks offered in both solid colors and color blocking. The collection will range from $25 to $34. 

Synonymous with the Beckham/H&M relationship, the line will offer subdued pieces that are masculine, stylish and undoubtedly comfortable. Colors will range from green to navy to white in offers of tight trunks, and the more forgiving above-the-knee-grazing swim shorts all the way to knee-touching board shorts. In short, (pun intended) there’s a short for every man. 

Beckham tells GQ that while not always popular, he wanted to include the smaller, tighter trunks to make sure there is something for everyone. 

Continuing on the success of Bodywear by Beckham, David said he wanted to see the swimwear collection be just as successful noting the prospering relationship with H&M certainly helps things run smoothly. 

With the Bodywear collection behind him and still continuing, a swimwear collection with him, talks are already allegedly in place for a casual ready-to-wear line in front of him, according to British Vogue. Doing so would put Becks following his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham who has her clothing line Victoria, Victoria Beckham, who was not in attendance for his launch event. 

The star-studded release at Shoreditch House, within the city of London, was packed while the 39-year-old father of four celebrated with pals such as One Direction’s Niall Horan and Liam Payne, Ellie Goulding, Lindsay Lohan and many more. Taking notes from the always posh Victoria, David wore classic black from head to toe with Christian Louboutin Chelsea boots, jeans, a tuxedo jacket and a semi-sheer shirt. 

Be on the lookout for Beck’s swimwear line May 22 online and in stores. 

Written by Joshua Dean

'Harry Potter' Trio Reunited

Getty

Getty

It has been quite an immense amount of time since we have last witnessed Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley in 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'. Well, I assure you muggles and the magically gifted would agree in the fact that the above is an accurate statement—or it would feel that way.

Fear not, the ultimate trio will once again reunite at Universal Studios Orlando this summer to film scenes for the new thrill ride, 'Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts'. That’s right, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermoine Granger (Emma Watson), and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) are “regrouping for one last adventure,” said Alan Gilmore, the art director for both the rides and the films, told MTV.  What is most exhilarating is that the trio will be filming brand new scenes exclusive for the thrill ride.

“It’s all new, it’s a brand new film,” Gilmore explained, “and it’s absolutely film quality, involving the films team, a merging of the film team and the Universal production team.” Gilmore proceeds to delineate by mentioning the trio will be united by fellow characters Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham-Carter). “My motto is, we’re building a real place, we’re not building a theme place,” Gilmore said. “I want to walk in, and feel like they’re actually in London, or actually in Gringotts.” 

Something wicked this way comes: this Summer. 

SG Guide: Spring Weddings

With the beginning of spring comes the inception of wedding season, and with so many different wardrobe options to choose from, especially when coordinating with a specific venue, it can be difficult for a man’s attire last from ceremony to reception.

One thing that cannot be stressed enough is the importance of being comfortable. Weddings are all about movement; standing to sitting, dancing to schmoozing, you’re moving. This summer, ditch that polyester and move to your new best friends, seersucker and linen. Both materials are breathable and move with ease that will have your comfort level saying, “I do.”

 

For that more formal wedding, opt for the linen suit. The flat texture appears as an elegant understatement. Linen is often offered in varying colors like off-white, gray, navy and tan—all great colors for wedding season in the spring/summer. 

Brooks Brothers offers a classic ivory linen suit through its Great Gatsby Collection. The 20s era is alive and high kicking it in this collection, and the class associated with the era flows into every piece quicker than a speakeasy could keep up with. The jacket ($698.00) and pants ($298.00) are an investment worth every penny. For a more budget-minded individual, Perry Ellis offers linen jackets in an assortment of colors ranging from $50 to $170 and pants from $40 to $60. 


Seersucker is a fabric that oozes style, country sophistication and comfort. And thankfully, it never goes out of style. Like linen, seersucker comes in hues of white, tan and blue. Often, stripes will take center stage on the fabric, and they can be just as useful as solid seersucker. J. Crew offers an option in navy or anchor grey with the jacket’s price point at $298 and pants at $158.

Suits are the starting point. It’s easy to build the rest of the outfit around the suit. Next, shoes. 

“Men haven’t quite worked out that women look first at their shoes,” British model David Gandy said in a GQ feature. 

 

 

With the neutrals of linen and seersucker anchoring your wedding outfit, the shoes, accessories are where spring and summer colors resonate. Driving shoes make perfect wedding shoes. They’re comfortable, colorful and make a statement. Tod’s Men’s collection contains footwear built around the House’s Gommino style with a rubber pebble sole, a square toe and several colors to choose from. The suede driving shoes from Tod’s run at the price point of $445 and come in almost every color imaginable. 

Again with wedding season being in spring and summer, it allows for more wiggle room when it comes to an undershirt. An easy choice would be a subtle button up (lose the tie if the wedding is outside). The not-so-easy choice is a polo T-shirt. Solid polos do very well under a seersucker suit. Again, this will only work if the wedding is outside. The unexpected look is reserved for laid-back wedding events and can be a hit.

 

While ties are often optional depending on the environment of the wedding, one accessory is not—the handkerchief or pocket square. These necessary pieces add placements in your outfit that allow the eyes to comfortably travel over the entire look. Pocket squares and handkerchiefs can be personal and add flair-they’re a definite go to when it comes to wedding season.

When invitations are all sent out, and you’ve RSVP’d, remember to keep it comfortable, keep it classic and keep it cool out there in wedding season. Who knows? You may be the one to catch the garter, and you’ll want to keep your cool. 

Written by Joshua Dean

Louis C.K. Covers GQ Magazine

Photo : GQ / Peggy Sirota

Photo : GQ / Peggy Sirota

Louis C.K. has officially taken over the stage of comedians. Within the last several years, he has totally revamped and remarketed the business of comedy. The true gift of comedy is the comedian’s observations of daily life. The observation of these insignificant tasks and bringing a new life or perspective to them is what sets low budget, standup comedians apart from stars.

C.K.'s observations make you sometimes question your moral judgment or that voice inside that says, "Is it okay to be laughing at this right now?" C.K. always assures us that it is okay to laugh and we should not be taking ourselves so seriously.

 

Louis C.K. says, "I love jokes that don't answer themselves completely, because you think about them forever." He attributes this factor to his overall success and the draw of audiences worldwide.

 Inside this interview with GQ Magazine, C.K. shows his more human side and highlights some of his life struggles, which attracts audience members, to his sold out shows.

"It never stopped getting worse. I remember thinking, This is too much for me to handle. I wanted to give up. I knew it was my right to. But then a few minutes would go by and I'd realize, I'm still here. In other words, there was no escape from it. And I'd be a little disappointed at not being truly suicidal. I hated being 'all right.' "

This shows that C.K. is not only like us but he's willing to talk about it. And he can laugh at his experiences, which contributes to the uninhibited laughter of the masses.

SG readers, what are some things that set Louis C.K. apart from other comedians?

You can refer to GQ for the full interview. The May issue of GQ is available now.

Writted by Preston Locklear

Kiehl's: Premium Skincare

Since 1851, Kiehl’s has been the leading brand in skin care. Now with a growing population of men using skin care products, Kiehl’s has tapped into a niche market, from anti-aging and body products, to cleanser’s shaving gels and moisturizers; this premier brand is doing it all. Kiehl’s CEO Chris Sargado has taken the company to new heights and really understands the male mindset when it comes to skin care. For example, the Facial Fuel Heavy Lifting Anti-Aging Moisturizer, starting at a price point of $40, is a great way to keep your skin looking young and fresh; a substantial kick-off to your day after a satisfying cleansing, and before leaving your current abode for any occasion.

Another featured item that Southernmost Gentleman appreciates is the Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream - Blue Eagle, that begins at a price point of $16. This shaving cream allows for a smooth shave and provides a more sumptuous appearance constructed for all skin types. However, it is the magnificent Ultimate After Shave Balm that really makes the men’s line memorable and a must have. At only $18 this balm soothes the skin with a make up of avocado oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E.

For men who suffer from razor bumps after shaving, the Ultimate Man Razor Bump Relief at $27.50 price point, assists to cure razor burn and ingrown hairs. While Kiehl’s started out as a pharmacy in the East Village of New York city, it has majorly transformed into the brand it is today once taken over by the L’Oreal group. Opening a flagship store in New York City on 13th street and 3rd avenue, Kiehl’s has always had an impeccable clientele with 30-40% being male. Contributing in philanthropic ways such as the Aids research and pet adoption, the Kiehl’s corporation has really set itself apart from many other cosmetic companies and will continue to do so in the years to come.

Written by Sean Gary-Mack

Pharrell Williams: "Marilyn Monroe"

With his impeccable single “Happy” still dominating the charts, Pharrell Williams has still managed to enlighten our auditory system with a resonance and visual excellence that’s sure to exceed happiness. Williams showcases his new music video, “Marilyn Monroe,” in which was the opening track from his sensational album G I R L.

Directed by Luis Cervero, it is clearly witnessed that Williams displays his quite infamous cranial brilliance, with his hat pieces while in a room filled with a plethora of women. The visual is quite the unambiguous evidence that the song and music video is his celebration and tribute to women—something worth celebrating.

Please enjoy the music video for “Marilyn Monroe” off of Pharrell WilliamsG I R L.

Harry's - Spring 2014 'Paradise Found' Lookbook

It is no mistake that when one ponders the optimal and ideal grooming product, one tends to imagine the razor-edged grooming instruments at Harry’s. While most men are hasty when it comes to removing the irritating hairs that encompass our bodies, we forget that there is quite the luxurious experience when it comes to the art of shaving. Part of that experience is the visual quality of the instrument.

Harry’s recently introduced a brand new spring lineup, and we must admit, it is quite impeccable. Introducing eye-enticing colors like nelson orange, desert yellow, palm green and shore gray, these products are sure to compel you to shave—even though beards are awesome. Please refer to Harry’s for the four limited edition razors. 

Also, you can enjoy an irresistible lookbook showcasing the razors after the jump; just in case you may be indecisive.

Alexander Wang x H&M

The staff of SG has quite stimulating news to share with all of you. As many may know, H&M is eminent for their collaborations with illustrious designers. This will be no different come late fall. It has been confirmed that Alexander Wang will be designing a line for H&M to be released in 250 stores encompassing the world on November 6, 2014. The designer announced his collaboration with the ground breaking company via Instagram making it his first official post to his page. The announcement was done in a creative an innovative fashion with a video clip of a countdown clock and the board announcing the release date with Alexander Wang x H&M and the launch date. This is a fifteen-second clip that is concise, sweet, and to the point.

Wang, who pioneered the role of creative director for French fashion house Balenciaga will follow in the footsteps of great designers such as Isabel Marant, Maison Martin Margiela, Roberto Cavali, Versace, Matthew Williamson and many more, in a collaboration with the Swedish brand. Slightly unorthodox in his approach, to the announcement of his line for H&M, Wang will be propelling an invite only party at Coachella in conjunction with H&M to commemorate this truly magnificent creative union. The Southernmost Gentleman staff will keep all readers updated as to what stores will be carrying the brand both in the U.S. and abroad. In the meantime, here is the video for all to add to their calendars.


Goodlife

Living the Goodlife  When it comes to classic style, comfort, and a well-structured men’s basic brand, Goodlife gets the American man. Owner and founder of the men’s essentials brand Goodlife, Chris Molnar is no stranger to the fashion industry. Born into this industry to Hungarian immigrants, Chris has worked for both heavy-hitting fashion houses like Michael Kors as well as smaller brands. Now branching out on his own with the most innovative men’s basic program to date, Molnar’s Goodlife is taking boutiques and department stores by storm. Goodlife composes casual garments from simple t-shirts to board shorts.

One of the greatest strengths of the spring/summer 2014 collection is the subtle nuance of their apparel. Notice the color-blocked t-lo board shorts  and the looped terry shorts have a wooden button on the back pocket just to give them that extra touch of refinement, a detail that ties the garment together.

With simple, understated designs, the collection comes in six essential colors and very economical price points. The absolute most illustrious item is the looped terry hoodies at $175, available in: true black, Indian teal, Goodlife navy, reef water, popcorn and fiery red. They are great for layering and make awesome transitional pieces for any season or occasion. But Goodlife’s affordable t-shirts are some of their biggest sellers at only $55. Of course, their entire range of clothing and accessories is worth a look—from hats, to shorts, to long-sleeve henleys, and more!

You can locate these items on the racks of boutiques such as Scoop in New York City or Trunk Club found in Chicago as well as online at Trunk Club and the iconic Bloomingdales to name a few locations. Or you can shop online from the comfort of your home at Goodlife. This brand will take the industry by storm as the vision and execution of the brand can only become more immense in appeal. Enjoy your Goodlife.