In the light of the holidays, finding peace can be difficult needless to say, but we must find it. Some escape into sports, hobbies, books, yoga etc., but for me, it has always been my motorcycle and the outdoors. Since I was 8 years old I have always found my peace when I am on two wheels and all my burdens and troubles all go away for a moment... These are the times that TIMEX, who has been around for 160 years, encourages us to find because they are gone before you know it. “Style” and “built to last” are two things I take pride in when it comes to my lifestyle, and that will never change... #TAKETIME
Style also has a huge part to play in what I choose to wear and what becomes my favorite pieces for all occasions. The two factors that "make or break" my interest for me are as I mentioned before, quality and lastly it has to be fashionable. You don't come across many products that share both of these attributes, but when I think of @TIMEX I find them both to be very relevant in their watches. There is definitely something to be said for the ones who created the first watch for the soldiers in WWII... #TIMEX
Enjoy yourself... No Exceptions.
There are a few material items I believe in a person's life that can give you a pretty solid idea of who they are and what they are about. For me it is boots and leather jackets... I enjoy timeless pieces that can be worn everyday and will be worn still when I am old. Everyday I make new memories while wearing these jackets and find that it creates a bond more and more while they become a part of me. These boots pictured above are a great example. I purchased these boots years and years ago right when I really kicked off my career and now they have been all around the world with me. I remember walking the streets of London and standing in front of the Tower Of London on "Remembrance Day" looking at the red poppies representing the Blood Swept Lands. I remember when my Grandfather asked me to be an honorary pallbearer for my Great Grandmothers funeral I wore these boots. I remember walking beside and touching the remains of the Berlin Wall in Germany all while wearing these exact boots and the list really goes on... To become attached to something materialistic which is usually referred to as a derogatory term, actually can symbolize deep emotional moments and feelings. Life is short. Invest in quality things. Make memories and find what defines you and remember you can't put a price on things that will last...
"You win some, lose some, all the same to me. The pleasure is to play..."
I have partnered with MADE eyewear to create my signature sunglasses. We spent a lot of time on these and are very excited that we can now share them with everyone. They are made of the best quality on the market. I also will be featuring some of you on my Instagram so when you get them snap a photo and hashtag #madexlevi for your chance... MADEeyewear.com
Decided to throw together a few questions I've been getting about my pomade... Here are a few of those answered.
What does it smell like?
The scent is gunpowder. If you like a masculine woodsy smell of pine and fresh forest then you will love this . When it comes to my hair products I have never been fond sweet smelling scents or ones that are too strong and over power my cologne of choice which is what led Apothecary 87 and I to gunpowder.
Is it water or oil based?
It is oil based but will not leave your hair greasy. The Clay makes it so it maintains a nice medium and workable hold.
Where can I get the stuff?
Apothecary 87 is based in the UK and can be found at many barbershops there but it is quickly being picked up in U.S. by retailers all over so check locally. You can always order from Apothecary 87's website and they ship quickly worldwide.
What length should my hair be for the best results?
Works best with short to medium length hair.
How strong is the hold?
Medium but won't leave your hair shiny as it is matte finish so it doesn't harden like gel or hairspray.
Hope this helps. Cheers.
- Photography by Gilbert Pereda.
Had the pleasure of working with Peter Augustin recently. Here are some of the photos we got.
To answer some questions you guys have sent, here are a few posts I've done and many of you were asking what some of these pieces were on Instagram. Here you go. Cheers...
Keep an eye out for the new spot! Cheers.
When it comes to fashion for men I always have been one who enjoys the simple iconic pieces and collections that are one of a kind... Forever pieces. A high end leather jacket is complimented best by a high end pair of boots like the Saint Laurent Harness Wyatts. Boot shopping is taken very seriously at least to me because it is something I don't do very often so I find boots that survive through the changes and wear. This is my latest timeless addition.