We tip our cap to 10 stylish pedal pushers who prove once and for all you don’t have to wear spandex to know how to roll.
Anyone who follows A Life Designed even a little knows we have a big love affair going on with the bicycle, especially the slow and steady beach cruiser variety. With summer in full swing, more and more people are dusting off their trusty steeds and taking to the pavement and cobblestone, and if the cyclists pictured here are any indication, they are doing so in fine fashion. The ten biking enthusiasts shown here from all over the world, captured by the lens of Scott Schuman for the Sartorialist, give new meaning to the phrase ‘riding in style.’ Read the rest of this entry »
This northwest jazz guitarist extraordinaire is in tune both sonically and visually.
For this, our latest installment of Men of Style, a more apt title might be, ‘Real’ Men of Style. Often we find examples of men who have carved out a unique look and style for themselves on the silver screen or from the pages of the tabloids and fashion rags. Yet sometimes, men who pack sartorial star power are right under our noses in our very own backyards. Such is the case with Vince Brown, an incredibly talented musician residing in the Pacific Northwest who has refined both his guitar technique and personal style to a fine art. Read the rest of this entry »
You will definitely ‘Walk the Talk’ in these classic men’s leather boots.
Yes… we know it’s summertime and we should be thinking about sandals and flip-flops but we don’t care! A Life Designed has its collective eye on Fall clothes already and in particular, these stylish spins on the classic leather work boot. Read the rest of this entry »
Louis Vuitton pays tribute to The Greatest – Muhammad Ali with the digital experience ‘The Greatest Words.’
What do you get when you mix exceptional talents from fields as diverse as fashion, rap, calligraphy and boxing? Sometimes you get… magic.
In this beautifully done video produced by fashion house Louis Vuitton, spoken word artist Yasiin Bey, (Mos Def), and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman revisit the words of boxing great Muhammad Ali. The result is goose bump-worthy.
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Follow this guy’s lead and you’ll have style ‘in the bag’… Guaranteed!
Daily life often entails a constant juggle of ‘stuff’… From laptops to paper work, textbooks to gym clothes. To get your act under control, and look great doing so, why not do as Mr Clooney, (and other stylish gents), do and regain control of your crap with a versatile messenger bag? Read the rest of this entry »
The eyes have it. Choosing the perfect pair of glasses can be hard. Looking for inspiration from those who’ve gone before you can help.
Let’s face it fellas, for many, (if not most), of us, at some point reading glasses are in our future. Eventually your arm just isn’t long enough to hold a document far enough away from squinting eyes as you strain desperately to read the blurry mess and finally, you admit to yourself that it’s time to wave the white flag… you need glasses. Now comes the big question, what kind? A Life Designed takes a look at some iconic ‘spectacle wearers’ for a bit of optical inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »
KISS = Keep It ‘Summer’ Simple.
With temperatures already creeping towards triple-digits in many parts of the country, it’s not too early to begin shedding your winter layers and getting back to basics for fun in the sun. The already hot and sweaty editors at A Life Designed have selected a few ‘must haves’ to help us, and you, keep cool this summer season. Read the rest of this entry »
The Satorialist… A toast to a (stylish) life well lived.
Scott Schuman began his wildly successful blog The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life. Along the way he has chronicled and captured some of the most stylish men and women from around the world as they go about their daily lives, doing so with a strong sense of personal style. Read the rest of this entry »