Johnny Wright…From the South Side to the White House…America’s Golden Boy of Hair …
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Johnny Wright…From the South Side to the White House…America’s Golden Boy of Hair …


Johnny Wright, the name when uttered causes those in the know to smile and nod in agreement. It signifies and acknowledges, this is another example of an immaculately appointed talent that God not only blessed, but touched and said “thy will be done.” His journey to success is simple. A boy that embraced and cultivated … Continue reading

The Crown Prince of Urban Erotica…HotRod…
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The Crown Prince of Urban Erotica…HotRod…


Preparing for this connect, I erroneously assumed I would be dealing with another uber popular, confidently sexual yet super arrogant, profiled member of our community. I inhaled deeply then exhaled…My misconception was immediately proven incorrect. Upon our first conversation, I discovered HotRod to be warm, strategic, charming, goal-orientated and thoroughly diligent. He possess a matured … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Über Gentleman of Society…Terrence Chappell


Recently Terrence and I connected for after-work coffee and as we discussed future collaborations, projects and goals; I was reminded of the universal beauty that resides within the urban sophisticates of Chicago. Terrence’s intriguing allure resides in the fact that this gentleman posses a depth that goes far beyond the mere pomp of social life. … Continue reading

Prada…Levitating Men’s Lace-ups…Spazzolato Style..
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Prada…Levitating Men’s Lace-ups…Spazzolato Style..


Always the modern revolutionary, last season Prada introduced the collection of menswear lace-up’s labeled “Levitate & Spazzolato.” The collection quickly became one of the most coveted items among urban sophisticates. Miuccia used classic and traditional concepts like the perforated wingtip, oxford and even kilted golf shoe and introduced a contemporary splash such as the bold … Continue reading

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DSquared2….Fall/Winter 2013-2014…La Nouvelle Noir…


By far, the best menswear collection of fall/winter 2013-2014,  the fella’s of DSquared2 nailed it as they produced La Nouvelle Noir. Loosely translated “the black new wave”, the collection is based off the 1940’s Jazz era with a modern twist that included luxurious fabrics, detailed tailoring and crips silhouettes. With an all black casting of … Continue reading

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Shade or Support…Plight Of The Enterprising Urban Sophisticate…


  As I entered into the triple decade club, I awoke to discover that almost instinctually I and my peers began to organically utilize the talents and hobbies we possessed to leave a mark on our worlds. Individually, we utilized due-diligence, set deliverables and became fairly competent at incorporating an effective skill-set to produce an … Continue reading

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Mr. DeoVonte “Deo” Means…Editor…


Chicago Socialite DeoVonte “Deo” Means is one of the most recognizable men in the Chicago’s urban LGBT social scene. Deo began his LGBT journey 12 years ago as an active figure within Chicago’s “golden era” ballroom scene. To date, Deo has successfully transitioned himself into the local mainstream LGBT community, lending his support at functions, … Continue reading