How Los Angeles Is Changing the Way Men Dress

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acket, $265, rogueterritory.com; Outerknown Shirt, $195, Bloomingdale’s, 800-777-0000; Borneo T-shirt, $95, matiere.com; M001 Gunnison Jeans, $265, simonmillerusa.com; Standard Issue High Top Sneakers, $225, rag-bone.com; Sunglasses, $340, garrettleight.com; Belt, $150, rag-bone.com; Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II Watch, $18,750, rolex.com; Bracelet, $85, miansai.com. Fashion editor: Becky Malinsky PHOTO: MACKENZIE STROH FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, GROOMING BY TARA PAGLIARA, MODEL: JONATHAN GLASS/FORD MODELS (MODEL); ILLUSTRATION BY JULIEN PACAUD

What can I say, I seem to live in places that are fashion forward. I lived in Miami during the Miami Vice and later South Beach efa of clothing and now live in Los Angeles and specifically in downtown Los Angeles the hub of activity right now in Los Angeles. You walk around and see people dressed very well as opposed to a few years ago here in Los Angeles. There’s a sense of style that is very much the city’s and represents our lifestyle here and the way we like to look.
Click on the link below to see the Wall Street Journal’s take on this. And once again I’d like to thank my friends Thomas Brady from London for pointing this article out to me.
AVB

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-los-angeles-is-changing-the-way-men-dress-1453401564

Op-ed: It’s Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood | Advocate.com

It’s time for the LGBT community to end it’s  self imposed apartheid. At 61 I have seen a radical change in the makeup and the lifestyle of the gay community it’s my coming out of 24. We no longer live in specific neighborhoods, we have families and are able to get married. So living in clusters, in part as a means of protection from harassment is becoming a thing of the past. I applaud the Redline bar for its innovative location right in the middle of where you should not be. I was there Sunday evening, left light, and felt safe the whole time I was there. Plus it was an incredibly fun time and great crowd. I look forward to more owners of gay bars finding innovative locations and allowing us to live across neighborhoods and still find Entertainment.
AVB

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http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/08/25/op-ed-its-time-take-gay-bars-outside-gayborhood

How about pair of sneakers either ruin or make your day

I was on the subway in Los Angeles on Wednesday and standing next to me was a good looking 20 something  guy. He was looking down perplexed so I looked down to see what he was looking at and I noticed we are both wearing the same sneakers. He must of thought “Wow I screwed up buying  those sneakers”. On the  other hand  I was please that I was wearing sneakers a good looking 20 something would wear. so the moral of the story I guess is, it’s how you look at the world. although I’ll be 61 next week I still see the world through the eyes of a 25 year old man and I hope that never goes away.
AVB

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The sneakers in the story

The roof of the Broad Museum of Modern Art in LA maybe one of it’s most interesting aspects

Writer’s note:
The museum is not open and you now have the opportunity to see the light that this amazing array of windows creates in this beautiful space with the most iconic pieces of art of the 20th century on display.
I urge you to visit.

When I visited the third floor on Sunday’s February 2nd, 2015 preview, SkyLit, I was struck by how even the light was. I thought it was some sort of skylight but until I saw the roof from above I understood how genius this design is.

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If you zoom in on this high definition picture you will see that there are individual light columns that then throw  the light onto the Museum’s ceiling.

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I have  seen the first exhibitions in that beautiful columnless  space.20150919_13575120150919_135252
And the plexiglass cylinder which serves as the elevator makes the room have a feeling of being completely seamless.
Add some beautiful art to this and I think LA will have a new tourist hotspot.

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