Members Only - The Iconic Race Jacket

I teamed up with Members Only and curated a casual look embracing an iconic brand from the early 80’s. Spring is a season for layers and this jacket is perfect for it! I fully embraced the throwback and paired it with the classic 79 Tailwind Retros by Nike. I love pieces that stand the test of time.

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Imagery Captured by Brittney Oliver of B. Chique Studios

The Timeless 'Arrington' Cap Toe Oxford - Handmade by Idrese Footwear

Recently I partnered with shoes to create the ‘Arrington Oxford’’. I am thrilled to share with you my first footwear collaboration. 

These particles oxfords are a cap toe. The cap toe dress shoe should be an anchor in a gentlemen’s wardrobe as far as I’m concerned. If you invest a little money in a sturdy pair they could last you many years. 

My good friend, Fraternity Brother and Mentor David Milledge gave me sound advice about a quality pair of dress shoes whilst I was in undergrad at Tuskegee University. He encouraged me to invest in a solid pair, keep them clean/shined and store them with cedar shoe trees. This hand made pair from I’s factory in Spain is that quality shoe my friend was guiding me toward all those years ago. Who knew I’d have a pair named after me!

Shoe care is important, especially when you want to keep them for a while. Between shines you should consider having a cobbler recondition the leather. The cedar shoe trees will help keep their form and absorb any moisture that can build up after a full day or evening of wear. A man’s shoes says a lot about him. You want to be the guy who’s shoe say “this guy means business”. Your shoes complete your look show your gratitude to them and keep ‘em tidy! Challenge yourself, after your next quality shoe purchase keep track of how long you can maintain them. As a form of encouragement...I still rotate oxfords from 2009!  

 I honestly think the cap toe can be paired with just about anything! Jeans, a tuxedo or a standard suit. You can wear these casually to a cocktail party, to a board meeting at the office  or even the most formal of affairs, a black tie gala. I’ve curated three looks to coach you through each of these scenarios. Enjoy! 

Look 1 Business Formal

Look 1 Business Formal

Look 2 - Black Tie

Look 2 - Black Tie

Look 2 - Business Casual

Look 2 - Business Casual

Look 4 - Casual

Look 4 - Casual

The Arrington Oxford

by Idrese Custom Footwear

Imagery Captured by Brittney Oliver of B. Chique Studios


Classics always win

Words to live by…

The Classic Polo Shirt with Brooks Brothers

Warmer weather is officially here! But, in New York and other places around the globe the temperature still swings. You want to be prepared for these ups and downs; the best way? Layers. It’s easy to mix and match fabrics to suit the weather. Pair linens, cottons, silks and even cashmere. I partnered with my friends at Brooks Brothers to pull together this ensemble. 

Notice the bold 2 inch cuff in my trousers. They have also been tapered and hemmed by my tailor of ten years, Imparali Custom Tailors in New York City.

Images were shot in Central Park and captured by Robert Pauley III, owner of WELTHĒ IMAGES.

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Head over to my Instagram to enter a chance to win a polo of your own compliments of Brooks Brothers! #PassThePolo

1. Follow @brooksbrothers

1. Follow @nickarrington1

3. Like/Comment on this post and/or my #PassThePolo IG content

4. Tag or email ( me in an image of your best style! 

Winner will be announced on Tuesday 19th of June on my Instagram Story. Good luck!

Must be 18 or older and live in the U.S. to be eligible to win. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram or Square Space.