Holiday Party Style Guide from The Black Tux

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I think one of my favorite things about the Christmas and New Years Eve holidays is attending all the parties that happen around this time of year. Of course when you step into the party you want to make sure you are your most dapper and swanky. This year The Black Tux has given us some pretty amazing options to set your style a part for that next holiday soiree. Their commitment to quality, convenience and value makes them a great options when picking up that great look this season! They also provided a handy styling guide to help you make the most stylish decision. Take a look at one of those looks and the great styling guide they provide. 

Need styling tips? Check out this amazing styling guide! Take a look at one of those looks and the great styling guide they provide. If you're looking for more, check out their other suit and tuxedo rentals.

Mixology: Tweed, Gingham, Paisley and Windowpane

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Houston, TX for work and I had one day where I needed to wear more of a busy causal look. I decided to put this look together combining different patterns and textures to create this unique fit. I wanted to share the details of the look with all of you to show and encourage you to venture out to combine unlikely elements to create a "style mixology"! Comment below and tell me what you think!
Monkstrap Shoes: Hudson
Gingham Shirt: Thomas Pink
Watch: NIXON
Trousers: Nautica
Vest: Madison

Lil Sir's Thanksgiving #OOTD

Friday, November 27, 2015

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with all of their loved ones! I enjoyed my Thanksgiving with my family but I could not resist doing a post about "Lil Sir's" #OOTD! Check it out! 

JEANS: Cherokee
SHOES: Old Navy

Southern Gentlemen in The City!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I had a chance recently to link up with Dimitri Williams of Dimitri Williams Photography for a photo shoot we call "Southern Gentlemen in The City". We wanted to bring a fresh and unique look to some really unexpected locations in Raleigh. Tell me what you think of about the looks on Andre Smith, Darreill Ruffin and on me as we bring a dapper and swanky vibe to an industrial area of downtown Raleigh. Lastly, I want to give a big S/O to CAM Raleigh for allowing us to take over their beautiful space for some of the shots.


Reveiw: Belk Fall Fashion 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We are getting close to that time of the year when the weather starts changing of so slightly and the crisp cool air starts to creep in and green trees start changing to a variety of hues of reds, browns and oranges. So you know what that means, FALL FASHION! Yes, my favorite time of year for men's style and I have you a look at some of the great looks that will be available at Belk this fall! Post in the comment section below which looks you like or even how you would style it to make it yours! 

Let me Per"Suede" You: Suede Shoes in the Summer

Monday, June 1, 2015

I am asked this question all the time "Can you wear suede in the Summer?" Absolutely, my rule of thumb when it comes to wearing suede in the Summer is avoid wearing suede boots and avoid Fall or Winter type colors. Otherwise, go for suede year around. Check out some of the great suede options and post your  comments below! 

Bedroom Sophistication and Simplicity

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The title says it all, Sophistication and Simplicity! What else do you really need in a great bedroom decor? It all starts with great bedding! Your bed is what takes up the most visual and floor space in the room so why not outfit it with a great duvet (which is easier to clean and can be switch out easy) and accent it with pops of color. I like using a white or neutral duvet cover and then pick up color in the pillows and throw blankets. White or neutral bedding always reminds me of staying in a modern resort or boutique hotel. You can even switch out the pillows to change with the season or even mood. Check out some of the items I found that will add some simple sophistication to any room!


 Linen Pillow

I love the look of this ENTIRE room! What do you think about it? Place your thoughts below in the comment section.


Product Review: Grenson Shoes

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I had the pleasure to take these awesome Grenson Dylan Wingtip Oxfords for a spin and I have to say the construction, the look and feel is SUPERB! They are a real attention grabber and believe me people WILL pay attention. Grenson has been around since the mid-1800's and their styling today does not show their age! Check out the details below and tell me what you think!


The attention to detail in the stitching and the leather selected is FAR superior than many modern day manufacturers.

I want to give one final S/O to East Dane for carrying such an awesome product! The Grenson Dylan Wingtip Oxford is definitely #SirByronApproved! Remember to leave your comments below! 

The Relaunch- Sir Byron Laurent Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I am excited to announce the official relaunch of my blog! Not only have I revamped the entire look and feel of the site I decided to make the addition of a lifestyle portion to the blog. I will share more things about my life and some of my thoughts that I wanted to share with all of you. I will still continue to share my "Southern Gentleman Style" with you along with all of the great product reviews you have come to enjoy reading about! So let's get started and please share the new blog with everyone you know!

P.S. The online is being revamped as well and I have great vintage finds that will make great additions to any gentleman's closet! Stay tuned for more details about this in the days to come!

The Knit Tie and Vintage Hounds-tooth Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It is no secret that I love a vintage suit. It's just something about them that can create such a unique look. I found this vintage hounds-tooth suit at a thrift store and it was pretty dated with wide, bell-bottom trousers and the jacket was a little large in the torso area. So what did I do? I dropped it off at my local tailors and they were able to convert the trousers to straight leg and they took the suit in on the sides and back. I also paired the suit with an awesome knit tie from Tie The Knit. Check out the entire look below and big S/O to Tie The Knit for sending such an awesome knit tie! Make sure you check out their site and use promo code "SirByronLaurent" to get 15% off your purchase by clicking the links above.

P.S. Say hello to my son Lawrence Jr. or as we like to call him "Lil Sir".

Handmade Burgundy Lapel Pin by Sir Byron Laurent

White Trimmed in Blue Linen Pocket Round

Burgundy Vintage Johnston & Murphy Tassel Loafer

"Lil Sir" and Lawrence "Sir Byron Laurent" Spivey