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A Collected Style Interview
Urbane Menswear

Urbane Menswear is run by two girls in Texas. We aim to show that style can be effortless and the perfect mode for self expression. Graciela is a freelance journalist with a love for traveling & personal adventure. Nereida is a photographer with a passion for portraiture, film, and fashion.

What’s your opinion on the state of blogging ?
Graciela: I love blogging & the idea of publishing your own thoughts, opinions & interests for everyone to see. It’s allowed us to connect with a lot of different people all over the world in ways we couldn’t have otherwise.
Nereida: I feel that it is a great way to express yourself and to keep an archive of what inspires you most.
What inspired you to create urbanemenswear?
Nereida: It started off when I first got into the groove of Tumblr and I came to realize that I would post a lot of menswear fashion on my personal blog. Graciela suggested that I should start a separate blog dedicated to menswear posts. After I began to get a following, I asked her to join me in running this blog.
How do you feel about the evolution of menswear and how it’s perceived?
Graciela: I think more men are starting to warm up to the idea of putting more effort & self-expression into what they wear. Menswear is becoming more accessible to men who perhaps previously didn’t put much thought into what they wore.
Nereida: Every day I see more and more men who have impressed me by the choices they have made in deciding what they are wearing.
What inspired you to blog about menswear?
Graciela:  It’s fun & influences the way both of us dress, so we both just have a natural interest in it. Also, we bring a woman’s perspective to menswear, which means we tend to be more open-minded about clothing than most men.
Nereida: Curiosity mostly. When I began I was intrigued by the creativity it took for men to dress better. Now it has simply become something I look at every day and use it as inspiration in my daily life.
Who are some of your favorite designers and why?

Nereida: One of my favorite designers at the moment is Carven’s Guillaume Henry. I’ve been closely following Carven for a few seasons already and I can’t help but fall in love with the simplicity of the design and the colors chosen for their most recent lines.
Graciela: Junya Watanabe’s collections are consistently impressive & always cutting edge, but wearable. 
Do you have any tips for people who are looking to start a blog?
Nereida: Blog what you are interested in and be confident about it. Someone out there will share your passion for your content.
Graciela: Blog often & develop your audience. Be original with your vision, have a clear focus & develop new ideas to take your blog further.
What’s the process behind creating a post for you blog?
Nereida: I tend to look at new and upcoming brands and bloggers who bring a lot of great and innovative ideas to the menswear community. I like to look at what some of our followers submit to us, as well as lookbooks that we receive. Creativity plays a great part in what I look for.
Graciela: I just keep an eye out for interesting looks, perhaps something men wouldn’t think to wear or think they could pull off. I prefer street style to runway, fashion looks because they’re usually more timeless & less trendy.
What are some trends to look out for S/S 13?
Graciela: I have no idea. To me, trends are less interesting than something that can still be worn twenty years from now.
Nereida: No trends necessarily, but more creative ways of wearing less in the heat.
Who are some of your favorite bloggers and why?
Nereida: Aside from this blog, some of my favorites include: Street Etiquette’s Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, Beyond Fabric’s Miguel Vieira, The Midwestyle’s Jeff, Seth, and Cam, Feather & Oar’s JD Elquist and Travis Pranger, Gabi from Gabifresh, and the Cole Haan tumblr. They all either inspire my personal style or the style of the blog.
Graciela: All of the above, plus Scott Schuman of the Sartorialist, Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil, Lee Oliveira, Soren Jepsen of The Locals & Pascal Grob.

Nereida Valles & Graciela Razo
Urbane Menswear
urbane-menswear.com

For those of our followers who are a bit curious about us - here is an interview we did for our friend Isaiah over at A Collected Gentleman 

Follow him for some great inspiration.

acollectedgentleman:

A Collected Style Interview


Urbane Menswear

Urbane Menswear is run by two girls in Texas. We aim to show that style can be effortless and the perfect mode for self expression. Graciela is a freelance journalist with a love for traveling & personal adventure. Nereida is a photographer with a passion for portraiture, film, and fashion.

What’s your opinion on the state of blogging ?

Graciela: I love blogging & the idea of publishing your own thoughts, opinions & interests for everyone to see. It’s allowed us to connect with a lot of different people all over the world in ways we couldn’t have otherwise.

Nereida: I feel that it is a great way to express yourself and to keep an archive of what inspires you most.

What inspired you to create urbanemenswear?

Nereida: It started off when I first got into the groove of Tumblr and I came to realize that I would post a lot of menswear fashion on my personal blog. Graciela suggested that I should start a separate blog dedicated to menswear posts. After I began to get a following, I asked her to join me in running this blog.

How do you feel about the evolution of menswear and how it’s perceived?

Graciela: I think more men are starting to warm up to the idea of putting more effort & self-expression into what they wear. Menswear is becoming more accessible to men who perhaps previously didn’t put much thought into what they wore.

Nereida: Every day I see more and more men who have impressed me by the choices they have made in deciding what they are wearing.

What inspired you to blog about menswear?

Graciela:  It’s fun & influences the way both of us dress, so we both just have a natural interest in it. Also, we bring a woman’s perspective to menswear, which means we tend to be more open-minded about clothing than most men.

Nereida: Curiosity mostly. When I began I was intrigued by the creativity it took for men to dress better. Now it has simply become something I look at every day and use it as inspiration in my daily life.

Who are some of your favorite designers and why?

Nereida: One of my favorite designers at the moment is Carven’s Guillaume Henry. I’ve been closely following Carven for a few seasons already and I can’t help but fall in love with the simplicity of the design and the colors chosen for their most recent lines.

Graciela: Junya Watanabe’s collections are consistently impressive & always cutting edge, but wearable. 

Do you have any tips for people who are looking to start a blog?

Nereida: Blog what you are interested in and be confident about it. Someone out there will share your passion for your content.

Graciela: Blog often & develop your audience. Be original with your vision, have a clear focus & develop new ideas to take your blog further.

What’s the process behind creating a post for you blog?

Nereida: I tend to look at new and upcoming brands and bloggers who bring a lot of great and innovative ideas to the menswear community. I like to look at what some of our followers submit to us, as well as lookbooks that we receive. Creativity plays a great part in what I look for.

Graciela: I just keep an eye out for interesting looks, perhaps something men wouldn’t think to wear or think they could pull off. I prefer street style to runway, fashion looks because they’re usually more timeless & less trendy.

What are some trends to look out for S/S 13?

Graciela: I have no idea. To me, trends are less interesting than something that can still be worn twenty years from now.

Nereida: No trends necessarily, but more creative ways of wearing less in the heat.

Who are some of your favorite bloggers and why?

Nereida: Aside from this blog, some of my favorites include: Street Etiquette’s Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, Beyond Fabric’s Miguel Vieira, The Midwestyle’s Jeff, Seth, and Cam, Feather & Oar’s JD Elquist and Travis Pranger, Gabi from Gabifresh, and the Cole Haan tumblr. They all either inspire my personal style or the style of the blog.

Graciela: All of the above, plus Scott Schuman of the Sartorialist, Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil, Lee Oliveira, Soren Jepsen of The Locals & Pascal Grob.

Nereida Valles & Graciela Razo

Urbane Menswear

urbane-menswear.com


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  1. jetsetgentleman reblogged this from urbanemenswear and added:
    Great follow recommendations from an interesting pair
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  3. starryeyedwonder said: Loving the name Graciela! (it’s my own hehe)
  4. discoquet reblogged this from acollectedgentleman and added:
    They seem awesome, plus they’re from here in Texas. WOOP!
  5. urbanemenswear reblogged this from acollectedgentleman and added:
    For those of our followers who are a bit curious about us - here is an interview we did for our friend Isaiah over at A...