Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ZE STYLE | Pilot Tank, Avis Collection

Neutral garments provide a great opportunity to add a splash of color. The Pilot Tank from the Avis collection is the perfect launch to creating a versatile wardrobe. Consider adding a brightly colored shoe and sunglasses. Keep it simple; keep it classy, with two color choices.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ZE STYLE | Grape Drape Tank

Add a little "Goth" in your life with this dark and mysterious collection. Dress this classic tank up with dramatic accessories like the St. Benedict Rosary and Digi Cuff Watch by Diesel. Then take it a step further with these extreme pants with straps and zippers by Kult Klothes and smash this ensemble up with these awesome studded cow sneakers by UES. This killer number is sure to leave anyone who crosses your path in ashes.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

ZE STYLE | Check Republic Tank

This casual ensemble is the epitome of coastal living. The sandy tones are great a transition from Summer to Fall and these hues are classic. You can never go wrong with khakis! "Cork this bottle" with a pair of nutmeg colored loafer, canvas bag for your beach towel and folding sunglasses.

Monday, August 22, 2011

ZE STYLE | The Simplest Way to Sock Up Your Wardrobe

First impressions ARE lasting impressions. It's the first day of school and you want to put your best foot forward. The simplest way to elevate your look is with a pair of colored socks. Try a print, a stripe or an argyle pattern. Whether you mix or match them with your wardrobe, you're sure to grab their attention from the floor up.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


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This entire project is inspired by one shirt I upcycled into a new garment. Once an ordinary grey & white plaid dress shirt, now turned a comfortable tank top and more.

The first tank is the original shirt in which the sleeves were removed and used to finish the neck and the arm holes. Now it's a great summer tank and can be worn by many different genres - preppy, grunge or indie.

Check Dress Tank

Check Dress Tank
The second tank below is my favorite. It's tailored, yet casual and that's what my style is all about. The cuff on the sleeves were used to make the collar and the remaining portions were used on the yoke (on the back) and "placket"-like opening on the chest. It's paired with a beautiful yellow striped jersey.

Cuff Collar Tank

Cuff Collar Tank

Cuff Collar Tank

Cuff Collar Tank
The last tank exudes so much comfort, yet stylish with grey jersey applique stripes on the front. It's a great piece for those casual days when you want to look nice, but don't want to put much thought into it.

Check Cross Tank

Check Cross Tank

Check Cross Tank
All tanks are available for sale here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ZE STYLE | Fashion Night Out

Fashion Night Out is approaching across the world (and in Miami too); and it's time to dress for the Fashion "Gods". But wait! The climate is borderline humid and slightly mild. You want to look sharp, stylish and smart without fainting in front of the Paparazzi. Here are a few ideas inspired by ZE Menswear latest collection - Wimbledon.

Pair the Wimbledon Trainer Tank with a white linen jacket and consider rolling the sleeves of the blazer up for a more casual and comfortable feel. The light cotton jersey and linen are great fabrics for warm climate weather. Then combine the top with a tailored short in a charcoal grey. This neutral color will ground all the colors of your ensemble. Finally, slipped on a beautiful metallic sneaker for jewelry and complete the look with a pair of vintage inspired glasses.

These pieces reference many current trends this season and you're sure get fame from the press.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ZE Commercial | The inspiration behind the brand

I debut my the ZE Menswear commercial on YouTube this week. I'm proud to say that I self produced and recorded it myself. I wanted to share the inspiration behind the brand and the secret location I retreat to for self reflection.


ZE Inspiration | Grey + Yellow

This week I'm inspired by the colors grey and yellow. 

Modern. Industrial. Masculine. These are a few words that embodies the natural demarcation and erosion of the pavement pictured above.  I love the contrast of black, grey and silver shades; and the yellow stripes compliments the composition beautifully. There is so much beauty and LIFE within weathered substances. 

Here are a few more images that inspires me.

What inspires you to walk bodly?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

ZE STYLE | Avis Collection - Airman Tank

So you're interested in a tank from ZE Menswear, but you're not sure how to style it. Well, lets take a look at some possibilities. The Airman Tank from the Avis Collection is the simplest piece ever. Casual apparel can be paired with formal attire to create a tailored look. Here's an example of how to mix and match several piece. I suggest you pair no more than 5 pieces together when styling a look.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wimbledon Collection Debut Scores Early

Here's a look at my second collection entitled WIMBLEDON.

Inspired by Wimbledon, this bright contrasting collection is classic, sporty and modern. Each tank references a tennis players journey on the court. Pee green, teal and neon yellow abstracts hues directly from the court. Experience the emotion of the trainer, champion and fury.

Tank #1 – Wimbledon Fury (Teal Stripe, Above)
The print inspired the entire collection. The screen printing is shifted, but make a great graphic impression. The impartial print reminds me of a tennis player hitting the pavement in an attempt to return the ball, hence the inspiration for the name – “Wimbledon Fury”. The print is paired with a brilliantly bright neon yellow/green ribbed knit around the arms and neck in reference to the color of tennis balls. The tank has a great fit and an athletic feel. It can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion.

Tank #2 – Wimbledon Champion (Teal, Above)
The simple design is classic and amazingly comfortable. It’s called “Wimbledon Champion” because the design looks very refined and assertive. The sporty yellow zipper allows you to adjust the amount of chest you’d like to reveal. It’s great for those sunny days that requires a lot of breeze inside your shirt. The coordinating stripe print on the inside adds a whimsy and charming detail. THIS TANK SOLD 1-1/2 HOURS AFTER IT WAS POSTED ONETSYYIPPIE!!!

Tank #3 – Wimbledon Trainer (Pee Green, Above)
The modern design is an abstraction of a bag strap across the chest, tugging at the shirt. It exemplifies a player, equipped for the tennis court, hence the name – “Wimbledon Trainer”. The ruching (gathering) fabric adds a beautiful dramatic drape, which is very reminiscent of Roman garments. Although this piece is casual, it definitely captures a high fashion aesthetic as well.
Score one today and sport your very own ZE Menswear piece available on Etsy

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hang Ups & Folding Fallacies About Men Shirts

You maybe wondering whether you should fold your shirts or hang them. Well, here are a few tips.
  • Consider the material of the shirt. Woven items should be hung, while knits may be folded.
  • Dress shirts that are brought on a hanger or folded and pinned in a package, should be hung to prevent wrinkles.
  • Casual shirts, like tanks & tees, may be hung if space is limited, but remember to insert or remove the hanger from the bottom to prevent stretching at the neck.
  • ZE Tanks & Tees may be folded or hung depending on the complexity of the garment. Simple garments may be folded, while garments with elaborate tailoring or are heavily decorated should be hung.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Avis Collection Debut

I am proud to debut of my latest collection Avis, meaning bird, inspired by Aviation. 

This collection is very masculine for it's use of color and shape. It accentuates broad shoulders and the chests. 

The textile incorporated recycled bottom weight cotton (dark grey) and cotton jersey (eggshell and light grey). The grunge aesthetic is edgy and adds a vintage feel to the design.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Avis Collection Preview

Over the past week, I've been posting previews of my newest "mini" collection called Avis, meaning bird. This collection is inspired by aviation and has a grunge aesthetic.

As much as I'd like to create several more "mini" collections before posting the photos and listings on my Etsy shop, I'm tempted to showcase everything tomorrow.

Enjoy the preview below.