Creating Visual Experiences feat. Earry Hall

June 11th, 2014

Chicago native Earry Hall is someone that I would say is legitimately “doing his damn thing”. He’s a creative spirit who has managed to use his unique skillset to create the lifestyle of his choosing. He’s a highly sought after freelance creative with an infectious personality, a mean downtown bachelor pad, and a knack for turning heads.

The downtown socialite has done everything from designing apparel for Nike, to developing special edition Beats headphones for Lebron James, to sketching updated versions of Simpsons characters along with a project he calls “Modernizing the Donut”. For real. 

Two things I love about his story. 1) He’s living proof that if you develop your skills, stay humble, and stay on your hustle you can live the dream. You can make your own schedule and earn a living without having to feel like you are “working”.  2) His style is off-the-wall, which is very true to Earry himself. He creates “visual experiences”, both as a freelance consultant and as a young man who uses fashion to build his own brand.

“I’m a designer from Chicago. I design product, branding, experiences and moments. I think my style is just one of the moments I design… My personal style began in my formative years. I remember wanting to wear a suit to Disney Land when I was six years old because I wanted to be presentable when I met Mickey mouse. That was such an ill moment for me.”

As a creative who reports only to himself and his work, he was the freedom and flexibility to develop his personal style in whichever direction he sees fit. His style is like a walking resume for him – so you know it’s creative, unexpected, “downtown”, and confidently in-your-face.

Here are three of the “visual experiences” that Earry has come to be known for.

1. Summertime Blues


“I think style is an intellectual encounter that happens before we utter a word to each other. Our moods are in the colors and our stories are in the details.

It’s important be true to your story and how you feel. Under that standard, I believe that true style is honesty and independence. Both are rare and important.”


More than anything, Earry is a downtown magnet with his ear to the street. You would know this if you stepped foot in his downtown loft and listened to his smooth playlist; DJ samples of classic blues and R&B hits. Like myself (and a lot of creatives I think) Earry draws inspiration from music and lives with a carefully curated soundtrack playing loudly in the background.



2. Chitown Love


Head in the clouds. Ear to the streets. Always repping his Chitown roots.

“I think that society wants you to believe that style should fit inside of a space, inside of a trend or an era. I choose to believe that great style and taste creates it’s own space. Upgrade your style by creating your own space. There should be only one you, aesthetically and intellectually. Convey both when you step into world.”


“The most meaningful pieces to me are the Mayan bracelet and the Suki Fresh necklace. The bracelet I haven’t taken off in 4 years. It reminds me of my family and how close they are wherever I go.

The onyx necklace was a gift from the owner of Suki Fresh. She made it for me herself and presented it to me on my birthday. Everything from the packaging to the product was handmade by her. It was one of the greatest symbols of design integrity and craftsmanship that I can remember.”



3. One Pac, Tupac

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“I represent the marriage between a want and a need as well as the endless opportunity to fill voids. From the start it has only been about this goal, becoming more intrigued by what has yet to be conceived as opposed to creating more of what already does. I believe that there’s value in this school of thought. Through the art of design and creative direction I’ve been afforded the opportunity to create product and visuals that I wish existed: pushing boundaries in hopes of finding new territory through collaborative efforts and independent ventures.

This is my life’s work. I hope that it inspires people to feel, take risks, and make mistakes.”

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Lastly, I’ll leave you creatives out there with I ne of Earry’s quotes that stuck with me: “YOURE NOT WEIRD, YOUR RARE!”



Thanks for reading and special thanks to Earry for participating! 

Yours in style,

Articles of Style

Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • Dr. Shrock

    I don’t understand why people are getting so mad over a personal taste in style. Isn’t that why we love TSB? Isn’t that why we all keep coming back to this site? Thanks for what you do TSB team. Much love from Seattle.

  • Rich_Future

    Haven’t been to the site in a while …. I am feeling the tie,clip,with no tie. Style Blogger keep,holding it down

  • Marshall Mulherin

    holyyyyy shit those airmax on the last slide are insane

  • Gazman

    87 Comments – is that a record for TSB? So much kerfuffle over a post showing a bloke in colourful clothes.

  • Khaled Nasr

    Wow just went through this article and I swear if I read the comments first before seeing the pics I wold have thought I was going to see some dude dressed up like a ComiCon or Broney Convention freak!!

    His style is not so far out and his story is pretty really cool. I always love when people connect what they are wearing to a memory that is special to them. Never understood why people would shoot that down.

    Now his style may not be for everyone but I guarantee you at least one person took something away from this article and his style and will use it. Thats the point of this site. If one person was influenced in the smallest way, than Dan and the TSB team as well as Mr Hall have done their job.

    Keep up the good work bro!

    • khordkutta


    • Dan Trepanier


      Spoken like an experienced and traveled gentleman. Thank you Khaled.

  • Earry Hall

    Round of applause brother. Sending you good vibes on how the world encounters your style and perspective. Many Thanks.

  • Paul Swift

    I went through the looks first, then read some of the comments complaining about the writing. Just read through it and see no problems. I wouldn’t expect anyone with a job like he has to think any other way about fashion. I wouldn’t expect Dan to think otherwise either. Any field, when taken to its extreme, touches on philosophy, art, and music. Why should fashion be any different?

    Keep the editorials coming. I would NEVER rock the camo. Bold move. Love the other two looks, though.

  • Lonnie

    Just dont carry that bulls get-up anywhere near LA, the reason may be absurdly stupid, but you just dont want to do it.

    • Earry Hall

      Thank you for that level of concern brother. Coming from a place like Chicago, I appreciate it immensely.

  • B. Collins

    EarryHall is one of my dearest friends and has been since our college days!! I’m glad to see my boy doing his thing in my city (LA). To all those that have opinions, negativity etc. If you spent a moment with this brother you’d understand that he is one of the most positive, genuine people you will ever meet. I’m glad the good folks at TSBmen do what they do! I could go on forever about Earry and TSBmen glad this connection happened I hope I get to meet you brothers one day and thank you personally for great content and the space for expression. Shout out to Men’s Style Pro too!! I appreciate that all of you rep for each other.
    Much Love and Respect to you all,
    EJ get at me kid!!

    • Earry Hall

      You’re a rose amongst thorns brother. Thank you.

  • Earry Hall

    I literally can’t stop laughing friend. This last comment is such a treat to read. You actually wrote a three paragrapraph reply; complete with scary curse words like “Fuck”. I didn’t intend to make you this emotional when I answered the questions TSB men presented to me. You are faceless brother and I guess I gave you too much credit by assuming that you’d know what “self” meant. But the reality is, you don’t have to wear clothes to be important but you do have to wear clothes to be in public (in los Angeles county atleast – ordinance 17.12.360) so we all of us make a choice of what to wear pulling from our available resources. This choice is creative. The source of creativity is in the eye of the beholder. Which means if I wore purple sweatpants you might’ve given me the nod of approval while others TSB men readers may not have encountered figures that gave that staple piece value. It’s all subjective. I’m not trying to sound creative brother.I’m succeeding at being creative. Thats been happening way before my feature on this phenomenonal site.

  • Alex Robbins

    My man could be wearing a Chewbacca suit for all I care – I see that Dilla album in the background of look #3. Game, set, match.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Hah word. What you can’t fully see is the Teddy Pendergrass vinyl on the shelf to the right.

    • Earry Hall


      • khordkutta

        Heads Stand Up!!!

  • Stuart

    There has been an unreal amount backlash in the past two
    weeks in response to the articles that have gone up, namely, this feature and the article with J.S Vann. It’s understandable that these styles are
    polarizing; monochromatic camo and Japanese print one-of-one suits will do that. But there isn’t a lack of style here, quite the opposite. We’re just getting a totally different education on the way men dress. To be honest, this site has extensively covered traditional menswear already. If you’re interested in a post on how suits should fit or layering or incorporating different textures into your look then just scroll through the archives.

    I tend to look at this post – and others like it – like I look at runway fashion or a lookbook. Can I pull off any of these looks in their entirety? Hell no, the sheer style would swallow me alive. But as a result of these articles, I’ve definitely reconsidered camo and accessories like retro buttons and tie clips (used creatively, of course). It’s cool to see guys that are probing the reaches of men’s fashionwear. Keep doing the damn thing gents.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Very well said! You deserve a round of applause Stuart.

      It’s all about balance between inspiration and instruction. We have plenty of informational articles coming up as well.

      Cheers mate.

    • Earry Hall

      Standing Ovation brother.

    • Matthias Van Gremberghe

      I completely agree with you Stuart. Imo the problem lies within the userbase that has been built over the year. My impression is that a lot of content used to be focused around traditional menswear and style with the occasional contemporary editorial. Now just because Mr Trapenier & co decide to shift the content of the site from traditional menswear to a more fashion forward style doesn’t necessarily mean the complete userbase will turn around as well.

      While you seem to be interested in taking elements from the more contemporary and forward approach, this editorial does absolutely nothing for me. I would rather seek inspiration in decades past, but hey, that’s me :) Some people want to stand out, others want to blend in, and, I don’t see a problem with either. However, as I’m one of the latter in this context, it sadly means that I’m falling out and I’ve become less and less interested in the articles appearing on this website.

      It might be me, but I was always under the impression that the subliminal message here was about being yourself and being comfortable in what you wear. Lately it’s all about wild colours, bold patters, contemporary cuts and standing out from the crowd. That’s how I perceive it, so yeah, I can understand where the backlash is coming from (albeit some people comment quite bluntly).

      • Unseen Flirtations

        Evolve or be extinct?

        I’m a teacher of 7 years, and it’s occurred to me that in striving to develop ‘next practice’ I have consistently been on top of ‘best practice’. So too with style?

        • Matthias Van Gremberghe

          You’re suggesting that I should go from a traditionally cut jacket to a sport coat that is too short, too tight and too bright for my likings, just in order to “evolve”?

          Great that changing your way of practice all the time has been working out for you. I’ve found that I feel quite comfortable in wearing what I’m wearing and don’t feel the need to change my appearance every so often just to please others or to stand out.

      • Owen

        I’m inclined to agree with this sentiment. I used to visit TSB for the editorial, the Style Guide and Dan’s excellent advice. Now the only thing I really regularly enjoy is WIWT (because it features regular guys wearing stylish clothes that I can actually relate to), although reading the comments section when a feature like this is posted is pure entertainment.

        I don’t know where this site is heading but I’m sure Dan does. It’s his blog/business, and he can develop it as he pleases. The changes might not be 100% to my liking, but it doesn’t cost me anything so who am I to complain?

      • Deon

        How is wearing bold colors not being yourself or preventing you from being comfortable in what you wear? I’ve been reading this site since 2009 and I’ve enjoyed every phase thus far. We forget that this site is just as much if not more so about Dan’s growth as it is about style and it’s evolution. And that’s awesome! You can’t get that from GQ, The Sartorialist, etc. that level of honesty, intimacy, and insight. You get these stories nowhere else. Even if the clothing is not inspirational the stories certainly are. The sad and confusing thing is that personal style and those conscious of it should be the safe haven for anyone practicing it. How the open minded are so closed minded here baffles me. Disagree, deconstruct, debate but don’t disrespect which I saw a lot of here. Honestly Dan, if your new direction (which is really just your direction because the site has been this way all along) weeds out a few readers so be it. However, I’m sure it won’t as people love to invest in what they detest and will return post after post to spew hate and skewed logic over someone who is just trying to expose readership to diversity. Keep it up. You should feature some Detroit style when you get the opportunity. Great juxtaposition in the style vs. the condition of the city.

  • Jeanscuffed

    WOW! And I thought that wearing my girlfriend’s clothes was going to cause great controversy here. Such much dialogue amongst us men…..but I love it! “Different” creates conversation and relevance which is what personal style is all about. I haven’t read everyone’s comments, but I can pretty much sum up the positives and negatives.
    Me personally, I like someone’s personal style when it comes to streetwear than suiting up which makes me appreciate Earry’s style even more. Personally, I wouldn’t wear all camo everything, but I’m not Earry lol. Now the all red everything is a different story…and who would have thought that Wrangler made such a unique shirt! Great editorial Dan and great outfits and knowledge drops Earry.

    • Dan Trepanier

      My man. Showing love.

    • Earry Hall

      Thank you my brother. Big up to you as well for the courage and creativity in your post.

  • Papi Moscow

    Uhmmmm, wow…..long time reader, 1st time poster. First i have to say I visit about 10-15 menswear blogs on a daily basis & this is consistently one of the best ones.

    I think ppl are irritated by this post & similar ones on other sites because the focus is less on the actual clothing and more on existential ideas.

    “Cool” ppl can be intelligent, stylish, humanitarians, attractive, etc. but really all i care about is how well the clothes are made or how well the outfits are put together.

    Basically, I dont read Nietzsche when im trying to get fashion inspiration.

    That said I appreciate the attention to detail & creativity of all outfits shown here.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Thanks for the first time post Papi Moscow!

      That’s too bad, Nietzsche had lots of great snippets that relate to fashion inspiration.

      “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

      – Friedrich Nietzsche

      • Brady

        This might be my favorite comment to date. Nice work

  • VL

    Would love to listen to his playlist, where can I do that?

  • Dan Trepanier

    Whoa. I hate to moderate comments going fwd, but this is getting out of hand.

    I’m sure your dad rocks the hell out of those purple nylons, but why are we so angry?

    • cuponoodles

      I guess you can say I just create “literary experiences”.

      I’m actually not angry – I just call people out, whoever they are, when they don’t have the currency to make comments that are needless and disappointingly baseless. It’s actually nothing at all about the clothes. Trust me, if I didn’t appreciate perspective, I would not have been a reader from the old (old) ((old)) site.

      • Earry Hall

        Indeed you do @cuponoodles:disqus and I’m grateful for the engaging experience you designed through your comments. Thank you.

  • Bari65

    Dem creps tho… :))) shoe game is on point !

    • Earry Hall

      Gratitude brother.

  • Jack

    I appreciate this post. I’m not super into all of his looks, but that’s a natural consequence of showcasing someone’s individual style. It’s enough to see someone with a unique style, then use that inspiration for integrating into your own style.

    The writing, though, is just so full of grammatical errors. This is a constant issue with the site, and has gotten to the point where I generally skip all text and look only at the pictures. I’m not one to tell someone how to do his job, but even having a second set of eyes read each post before publishing would do a world of good. It’s too bad to see a site that kills it with the features and photos have so many typos and grammatical mistakes in the copy.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Thanks for your feedback Jack. I guess we need to put more effort into proofreading…

  • cuponoodles

    This guy reeks of self-importance, which I guess makes sense if you see yourself as your own product. But seriously – “visual experiences?” Are we actually serious here? The bloated attempts to sound insightful fall all kinds of flat – I mean, I’m all for some bullshit bad writing here and there, but “I believe true style is honesty and independence?” Dude is really trying to pass that shit off? What does that even mean?! Are people just literally stringing words together now? Whatever happened to wearing your fucking clothes.

    The disposition of the site is interesting, mostly in that I genuinely appreciate seeing people wear cool (or uncool) shit, and I get the whole, “don’t take yourself too seriously, bro!” and “have fun!” attitude that generates people taking creative risks. But then when antagonistic and supremely condescending articles like this shit happen, it completely turns off people who actually try to make sense with what they’re reading. The faux-eruditeness of the writing is actually kind of embarrassing, and the bubbling entitlement of naming yourself a “creative” or an “artist” does not excuse you the obligation to make some semblance of sense. I get self expression (please reference J.S. Vann) that’s a little out there. But please don’t think your readers can’t see through the utter farce that this kind of stuff projects.

    Having said all that, nice trench coat.

    • Dan Trepanier

      YES Cuponnoodles – bring the heat!

      I love that our content creates such an emotional reaction! That is the best part this whole thing.

      It’s all perspective my man. “Visual experiences” is a real term, that real brands pay real money for. Might sound funny to you, but we all live in our own worlds and we’re all encompassed by own perspectives.

      Don’t forget about the water.

      • Oscar Wilde

        David Foster Wallace would have called all of you idiots for spending copious amounts of time focused on the garments on your skin rather then focusing on legitimate philosophical and intellectual pursuits.

        • Dan Trepanier

          Idiots, eh? Spend a day with me and you’ll change your tune.

          Our motto has always been to take the ideas of others and apply them to your own life, this included.

          That said, in my opinion, inspiring others (whether it be in terms of style, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, etc) is a legitimate intellectual pursuit. My final paper at Columbia was about the power of individuality…going against the grain in a public forum to push others out of their comfort zone so that they, and we all, can learn and thrive.

          Fashion might seem silly to those who don’t understand it, but ultimately it’s a pure form of the psychology of personal representation. It can tell you a lot about a person, or a group of people, which can allow you to better navigate socially.

          Anyway, all this is cause for another article perhaps.

          Thanks for sharing your opinions “Oscar Wilde”.

          • Robert

            Aren’t style and fashion two different things? I do not think fashion is a form of psychology of personal representation, but style is. It’s the way in which we wear our garments that dictate who we are. Fashion is just the base. Just my opinion.

          • Marius Mărginean

            Life begins at the end of your confort zone !

        • Unseen Flirtations


          To consider: I am the garments I wear. My clothes are a metonym for my lifetsyle, ideals, values, past experiences and aspirations. It IS that important. My clothes and what they imply is as vital as any other of my creative outputs. I dress as I think. I work as I dress. I live as I work. I work as I play.

          Yeah, you might label this pretentious, but underpinning true style is the understanding that ‘philosophical and intellectual pursuits’ manifest in all outward facets of life, including (especially) appearance. And when you consider the importance of narrative and heritage in style, it becomes kind of UNintellectual to downplay ‘the garments on your skin’.

          Or maybe it’s just me : )

          • Oscar Wilde

            Hey I’m Oscar Wilde. And that comment was partially intended as a joke and I realize that since their is a new post this conservation will not be continued. However I’d like to explain my opinion. I am a man of style in the sense that I focus on dressing well, and inhabit blogs of a similar nature to this one. That being said, I’ve begun to realize that the fashion industry is a big joke in many respects. Fashion is like every other consumer product in the sense that it will do anything to convince you that you absolutely need each item, despite its often inflated cost. It creates an obsession. But for me, it seems silly to define ones self based on the clothes they are wearing, after all there are much more important things in life. So looking at examples of people who are broke, yet must afford Yeezy’s, or Gucci clothing, or Red Wing Boots, and other products that big business is selling consumers, I feel as if fashion is a waste of money and time to a degree. Fashion is no different, its big businesses selling an image, and exploiting an often naive market, in order to make profits, and bring in as much money as possible. If you have the money to afford an 1000 dollar suit, why not donate it to a charity, or to a family who needs 1000 dollars to survive, not just to look good, and perhaps feature in Street Style somewhere. It doesn’t seem or feel particularly genuine, or humane, to value these items. And yes, I think clothing and fashion obsession interferes with legitimate intellectual pursuits. Throughout my life I may have spent 48 hours or more, checking this site, looking at outfits. Its a testament to the quality of the site, but what could I have done differently. I could have read, and studied, and wrote, and pursued true knowledge, and truth. I also have an issue with the increased “entrepenourship” and “hustlin” attitude that this site sometimes flaunts. The idea of a persons pursuit being money bothers me very much, and it makes me cringe to see these people pursuing it with such intensity. Just my two cents. I like the blog, and I realize that there have countless contradictory statements that I have made. Bare in mind that I am only 17, and somewhat naive/idealistic.

      • Ahmad Mohamud

        Thanks for posting this video Dan. It’s really deep

    • Earry Hall

      We should all be important to self @cuponoodles. Furthermore, if what we choose to wear is any reflection of our creative or intellectual compass then your level of honesty with self will show through how you choose to present yourself to world.
      Ofcourse there are people (like yourself) who find this concept foreign and would rather look to others to interpret the definition of “style” or “cool”. My perspective is that both words rely on individuality.

      • cuponoodles

        My friend, you are so hilariously incorrect. First, you make the assumption that I somehow “look to others to interpret the definition” of what is or isn’t cool? Um, what? How’d you get all the way there, guy? Due to the fact you don’t know who I am beyond a faceless muckraker who calls people on their nonsensical bullshit, I can definitively state that you know absolutely nothing about any influencers in my personal style. Honestly, just to point it out, I don’t really care about what constitutes being in “style” or “cool”. Fuck that noise. I want to look fucking great in my clothes – das it. Nothing “foreign” about it, “Creator”.

        Man. Then you continue to get all bullshitty by saying “we should all be important to self?” (What? I have no idea what that even means. Please write clearly.) Who doesn’t think they’re important?! You have to wear clothes to be important? And what you wear, regardless of if you think about it or not, is definitely a part of your creative and intellectual compass! I’d agree that your clothing is a piece of your self-expression, but it absolutely doesn’t define you. To think so is incredibly and disappointingly short-sighted. My Dad who wears purple nylon pants tucked into a t-shirt each day is one of the most legitimate and coolest motherfuckers I know, but he doesn’t wax poetic about foolish stories and inane ideas about “intellectual encounters”. Sometimes people just transcend all that nonsense. It’s okay. You don’t have to pretend anymore. You can give up all that nonsense about being a marriage of a “want and a need”. Trying to sound creative doesn’t actually inspire creativity.

        Also, being an asshole to the above regular commenters who frequent this site and lend some honest critique is not a good way to take feedback, nor a good way to payback the opportunity to be featured here. As we say in my industry, I guess it just shows your true character.

    • Tat

      Mother-flipping preach, dude.

  • Stuper[sic]Monkey

    Man, people are really jealous of this guy, huh? I guess it hurts to see someone who doesn’t look like every other clueless fool wearing a preppy uniform and is probably smarter than most of the people reading here

    • Dan Trepanier

      I think it comes down to context and the way I positioned this article. From my experience it can be discouraging for some guys to accept that there are young people out there working for themselves and fulfilling their dreams.

      But the ultimate message is that it’s possible for anyone…that has been a subplot behind TSBmen for 5 years.

      Thanks for reading!

      • Stuper[sic]Monkey

        Man, I get it. I remember some of the more obscure and strangely written things I read in school would get me frustrated, and I’d be tempted to just write them off. The feeling of not understanding something can really send people into a fervor if they don’t have enough grounding and self-awareness to grow from it. The good old, “I don’t get you…Fuck you!” thing. And, hell, we all lack that grounding or self-awareness in some part of our lives.

        I’m looking at this post again, and let me add a +1 (or whatever number we’re at) to the people saying they’re really enjoying these recent posts. From the older features on Angel Ramos and Khaled Nasr to these recent posts, I always appreciate seeing people going beyond/operating outside the Ask-Andy-About-Clothes-type “rules”.

        • Earry Hall

          Awesome brother.

    • Earry Hall

      I must say, I’m enjoying everyone’s perspective though @stupersicmonkey:disqus. Its so interesting to see how one’s perspective on style can inspire such great dialog amongst his peers.

  • Dan Trepanier


  • Shawn

    Sorry I’m not really feeling this one. Maybe I haven’t been blessed by the Creative spirit.. I’ll leave the comment section free for those with more positive comments though, as I don’t see the use of enumerating the list of things that I don’t “get” about these looks. I also agree with the poster below that a lot of the features these days are all about philosophical and inspired quotes, which I find funny (maybe because English ain’t my first language).

    • Dan Trepanier

      No worries my man! I don’t want everyone to “get” every feature, that’s the point.

      And yes, we get WAY philosophical in the TSB office at times. I like to think we’re modern day philosophers who highlight current cultural trends through the lens of fashion as personal representation.

      • LC

        You’re a lot of things, Dan, many of them great and/or impressive, but you and your team (and Earry) are not philosophers. The more you try to sound like one–the more you try to sound deep–the less you typically do. As with some of the more out there looks on your blog, your self-perception here doesn’t align with reality. Keep doing you, sure, but please don’t imagine saying or doing it is philosophy. It’s embarrassing, frankly.

        • Earry Hall

          We’re all philosophers brothers. There’s power in all of our perspectives. The validity depends on the audience. Some content may not resonate with you because you aren’t the perspective’s intended destination.

      • Shawn

        No problem Dan, I totally get it! It’s just that sometimes, it’s also cool to wear certain garments because you like how they look/make you look. I don’t think you always have to write a PhD thesis simply to justify your lifestyle and clothing choices (my opinion, tho)! No hard feelings I hope! :)

    • Earry Hall

      I wonder what you’d rather read. I suppose something less philosophical in your first language perhaps?

      • Shawn

        Well, thank you sir for the insightful reply. I’m also pretty sure that the condescending tone wasn’t necessary here. Just because I tend to appreciate a more classic version of menswear and find whatever higher-counciousness and poetical reasoning behind clothing choices sometimes over the top (can’t you just wear some garments because you like how they look, nowadays? You always need some inspiring childhood history or life lesson about it?) doesn’t mean I’m an idiot. Last but not least, I didn’t said you dressed badly, just that it isn’t my cup of tea.

        • Earry Hall

          Thank you brother. I appreciate your time and attention and respect your opinion. I think that our intentions are the same though. My perspective is that subconsciously it all means something. The reasoning behind why we wear one garment when we clothe ourselves as oppose to another relies on how we feel when we get dressed and what we want to convey when someone’s in our presence.

          • Shawn

            Now, put in those terms, we can surely come to an understanding. Whatever your style is, be it Classic Menswear, Denim, Street Style or any other genre or blend of, what you choose to wear is a way of expressing your personality to others, just like the way you style your hair, having tattoos and/or piercings, the fragrance you choose, and so on. I hope I didn’t come off as rude, and wish you all the best in your career.

  • Rob

    “I think style is an intellectual encounter that happens before we utter a word to each other. Our moods are in the colors and our stories are in the details. It’s important be true to your story and how you feel. Under that standard, I believe that true style is honesty and independence. Both are rare and important.” <- This is known as "trying to sound smarter than you are." What would you wear for his quote?

    • Dan Trepanier

      Rob, how do you manage to judge how smart a person is in this context?

    • Earry Hall

      And this is known as showing your intellectual insecurities.

      • Rob

        So the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” holds no relevance to you, I presume?

  • Tat

    Ah, welcome to the new corporate America. Where “cool” people sell dumber “cool” people “cool” stuff. Where’s my man Karl Marx?

    “He’s living proof that if you develop your skills, have the confidence to carry a humbly larger than life personality, and stay on your hustle, you can live the dream: write your own schedule and make money without having to ‘work’.” … This is an embarrassing way to write.

    • Earry Hall

      I appreciate the misguided love @Tat! I also have a question concerning your comment. If you believe that cool people are dumb, would that mean that smart people are uncool? Especially considering that the term “cool” is subjective anyway. I hope you get revenge on the “cool” kids that bullied you highschool one day…

      • Dan Trepanier

        I’d rather live in a world where specialty products are designed by cool people, rather than corporations mass producing the same BS strictly for profit…

        Reminds me of the suit salesman who doesn’t know the difference between a draft and a pattern…which are becoming more and more extinct due to the power of the internet and the interchanging of information.

        Don’t sweat this guy Earry – this type of hate is all a twisted form of love.

        • Earry Hall

          It’s flattering brother.

      • Tat

        Hey, man, “keep doing you” “swag” “hustle.” Way to intentionally misunderstand, and attempt to belittle me at the same time. I love when dudes who are barely educated try to come at me. And your attempt to justify assumptive “violence” done to me in high school? Brilliant. Way to prove every assumption I had about you in one line.

        Keep sucking corporate America’s tit, bro. You are the new slavery.

        • Oscar Wilde


        • khordkutta

          In the words of Menace to Society, “Tat, Tat, WTF?”

      • Loscv29

        ” I hope you get revenge on the “cool” kids that bullied you highschool one”

        Is this real? Is that REALLY your response? That’s some pretty sophomoric stuff there, man.

        • John

          This dude is about as deep as puddle-water. It took about one hour for him to out himself in the comments as a bully wearing an artist’s mask.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Apologies for the grammar. I wrote this on my Iphone on the red eye from NYC to LA. I’m far from embarrassed, however. I’ve been writing with choppy grammar for years, and millions of guys keep coming back…

      Perhaps it’s the psychology student in me, but I like to read between the lines of the comments. I have a feeling you’re more upset, Tat, with the content rather than the grammar. Seeing people live their dreams can be tough on the soul… Try to show love, it’s the Brooklyn way.

      • Gazman

        Well said!

      • Tat

        Not commenting on the grammar, dude. Commenting on your shameless appropriation of language in an attempt to sell image. Next stop, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR for Nike. Keep fighting the good fight.

    • TO

      In reference to that passage, I actually love it when Dan writes this way.

      On his blog it has long been his style and what has made him unique as a writer- often expressing a lot of ideas eloquently in succession with a sort of ‘stream of consciousness’ style. It keep things interesting and engaging in my opinion.

      And there is nothing grammatically incorrect with that passage so Dan you shouldn’t feel the need to apologize either! This guy just wants simple ‘essay-style’ concise sentences and can’t appreciate style in writing on top of substance.

      • Dan Trepanier

        Thanks TO! You always have my back. I appreciate the love about my writing style. I perhaps need to learn to go back and re-read sometimes.

  • Jeff McAllister

    Earry brings the quotes!

    Although I’m partial to look one all these ‘loud monotones’ got me thinking. Fantastic feature.

    • Dan Trepanier

      All we want to do is get you thinking!

  • cam

    Personally, I like the “F@CK YEAH” pin

  • Michael Terry

    The last look was so next level I’m barely able to compromise it.

    • Earry Hall

      Thank you brother.

  • Josh

    The monotone with pattern play is such a rad look. That short “suit” is the best look. Digging the air tie with a bar.

  • Guest

    At first glance, I didn’t understand what he was attempting. But that’s because I was looking at his style and comparing it to my own comfortable, familiar style. He’s doing much more than putting together clothes of the same colour or pattern, he’s using his clothes as a membrane through which he’s pushing his personality, attitude and experience. Great stuff, brother!


  • tommyjohn_45

    Damn… really diggin Earry’s style. Great post, as always.

    • Earry Hall

      Many thanks brother.

  • Mark Smith

    At first glance, I didn’t understand what he was attempting. But that’s because I was looking at his style and comparing it to my own comfortable, familiar style. He’s doing much more than putting together clothes of the same colour or pattern, he’s using his clothes as a membrane through which he’s pushing his personality, attitude and experience. Great stuff, brother!


  • Troy

    “I think style is an intellectual encounter that happens before we utter a word to each other. Our moods are in the colors and our stories are in the details…”


    • Earry Hall

      Thank You brother.