DANIEL WELLINGTON // Classic Glasgow // PARIS

Paris x Daniel Wellington. I recently spent the last week in the city of love. I guess I really got to understand why it's called that because despite the recent attacks, Paris was stronger then ever. They came together as a community, to show love, support, and strength. It was a tragic event and to see everyone continuing their daily schedules and routines showed that they weren't going to let this setback bring them down. It was truly inspiring.

I stayed in a beautiful air bnb on Rue de Teheran in the Dior building. The house was furnished with antique art, and vintage furniture, which made it perfect to pair with Daniel Wellington's Classic Glasgow watch $195 in this cool still-life photoshoot.

You can see more of my Paris trip on Instagram by Clicking HERE and you can get your own Daniel Wellington watch using my code (GEORGEALVINNYC) for 20% off.

MAJOR LABELS // BLKN CLOTHING x BRIAN LICHTENBERG

BRIAN LICHTENBERG x BLKN CLOTHING x RADICAL BLACK LINE. There's something about New York's district Chelsea that I really enjoy. The energy surrounding it is always addicting, and the views and scenery even more so. I spent one of my last days in the city before traveling back to Amsterdam in my friends studio in the heart of Chelsea. Sadly, due to uncharged batteries it involved to an impromptu photoshoot using a polaroid camera... but hey, I'm a firm believer of everything happening for a reason.

Which happened to turn out for the best. The brands I'm wearing are based around the  effortless chic sensibility that the city is known for. I'm wearing a new collection called BLKN Clothing. They're a new street-style-esque brand that can easily be worn, and perfect for any outing around the city. Their clever abstract designs and in your face slogans made it obvious to pair it with one of my favorite Brian Lichtenberg beanies 'Trippy & Company'. His brand has been worn by A-List celebrities, top models, and fashion icons around the world. Best known for his creative and genius interpretations of the worlds top fashion brand logos. One of his famous being, 'Homies' printed beanies, sweats, and sweatshirts, printed in the font and style of Hermes.

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(Photos by Mitch Zachary)

SPECS NYC // 4 Shades You Need This Fall

During my last trip to NYC, I met up with Specs New York. Specs brings a new experience to high end Designer Sunglass stores. They seek to carry all your favorite brands in each of their locations. I think I spent 4 hours in the NOHO location, trying on all of their latest collections, from Dior, to Persol, to Celine etc. Pretty much was in eyewear heaven. 

I decided to choose 4 pairs of sunglasses that were my personal favorite for this fall, and well anytime for that matter. I based my choices on shape, color, and adaptability to everyday street style. Enjoy! Also make sure sure to check out any of their 2 NYC locations. The Sales team are pros with helping you choose the best match for your facial structure, style, and taste!

Shoutout to my good friend @MITCHZACHARY for shooting all of these portraits in such short notice! He's epic, make sure to follow him on Instagram and checkout his website: (www.mitchzachary.com)

1. Dior - 'Dior So Real' Bleu Marine $595

2. Oliver Peoples - 'Afton' - $405

3. Coco & Breezy - 'ERA Mirror' - $125

4. Thom Browne - 'TB 709 Matte Black' - $705

Specs New York - 810 Broadway New York, New York 10003


FOOD // Cafe de Jaren // Amsterdam

After a productive trip in New York City, I arrived this morning to my favorite city in the world... Amsterdam! People always say how could anything be better than the Big Apple? And unless you've traveled here for longer than a week you really would never understand the beauty this city has to offer. Highly recommended.

One of the first cafés I've ever checked out during my first visit to Amsterdam 3 years ago, was this café in the heart of Amsterdam called Cafe de Jaren. So to cure both the jet lag, and awful memory of the airplane food, I decided to stop by my favorite place for an early lunch. 

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The café has a pretty epic outside terrace right on the canal, and usually is never crowded. Today's great Fall weather was perfect to take advantage of it.

I ordered a warme chocolademelk met slagroom, aka a hot chocolate with whipped cream, (although there's really nothing quite like a dutch hot chocolate), and a smoked salmon with horseradish, yogurt, dill, lemon on a fresh baked ciabatta. They have some pretty great toasties too, as well as a great wine selection. If you're ever in Amsterdam make sure to check out this hotspot, you won't be disappointed!

Café de Jaren
New Doelenstraat 20-22
1012 CP Amsterdam 

DANIEL WELLINGTON // Fall Favorite

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Hat by American Apparel, Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, Jacket by All Saints, Watch by Daniel Wellington, Necklace by Yse Cream, Pants by Weekday

Hat by American Apparel, Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, Jacket by All Saints, Watch by Daniel Wellington, Necklace by Yse Cream, Pants by Weekday

New York City's weather has been great this Fall. Crisp air, blue skies, even hitting some temperatures up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm almost sad to go back to rainy Amsterdam. JK! 

Seeing how the weather has been so good, lots of layers haven't really been as necessary as it was last year. You can see below some tips on how you can master layering this fall! This basically allowed me to pair together my All Saints Parka, some Weekday jeans, a baseball cap, and a grey textured sweatshirt from Topman.

Not to mention this yeah I decided to team up with my friends over at Daniel Wellington for an exclusive collaboration for the upcoming Holiday Season. I'm wearing the Classic Sheffield 40mm watch in Silver. Make sure to check out their website and get yours today.

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(Photos Courtesy of @Mitchzachary) 

Source: georgealvinnyc.com

FOOD // Zankichi // NYC

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This speakeasy Japanese restaurant is located in the heart of Williamsburg, and is changing the whole restaurant game.

I arrived to the corner of North 6th and Wythe Street, got out of the car with my friend Zack. We looked around confused wondering if we had the address wrong... he insisted it was this building on the corner, that to me, from the outside, looks like a wooden warehouse or something. We tried one door, it didn't open. We walked along looking for a door we thought was non-existent. We pushed on the other door and entered this maze like atmosphere of jazz like music, and downtown Tokyo vibes.

"Opened in November 2006 by a homesick Tokyo-native, Zenkichi is a modern Japanese brasserie providing an authentic dining experience of popular Tokyo establishments."

We were escorted through the hall of mirrors, by booths with curtains and drapes, to a booth of our own concealed by two orange drapes. On the end of the table, was a small card and a button that stated something like, "We protect your privacy, please hit button below when service is needed." I pushed the button to see if it was real, then boom, she popped through the curtain and began telling us the 50 types of Sake they had. We ordered a sampler.

I forgot to mention as you walk by the Reservation desk there's a big sign that says "PHONES ON SILENT OR TURNED OFF." Yes, that also meant NO WIFI. So it's kind of like a phone-less dinner and it was really refreshing.

For more information check out their website (http://zenkichi.com/), and if you want a reservation make sure you call at least 1 week in advance!

77 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718.388.898

MUSIC // Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan. This Australian native is not only a stud, but has also skyrocketed from international Youtube star, to changing the game of music. I recently came across his 3 Part Music Videos on VEVO featuring Songs 'Wild', 'Fools', and 'Talk me Down' from his new album BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD. It's refreshing to hear, or see confident Artists stay true to who they are.

“I’m gay. I like boys. These songs are about boys. I think some people think I’m trying to make this big statement by having a boy in these videos. It’s like, ‘What, am I supposed to have a girl?’ ”

C-c-check out his epic 3 part video trilogy from VEVO below:

Director Tim Mattia Produced by Brandon Bonfiglio at London Alley

Preorder Blue Neighbourhood: http://troye.si/vanBlueNeighbourhood

(PHOTOS COURTESY: OUT MAGAZINE)

 

EVENTS // Gayletter Halloween

The day after I landed form Amsterdam back in New York City, Jetlag and all, I had the pleasure of co-hosting Gayletter's Halloween Party at Bedlam Bar on avenue C. WAS EPIC. The crowd was there all with one thing in common: To have a good time! To purchase the new issue of Gayletter CLICK HERE! 

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(PHOTOS COURTESY OF GAYLETETR)