INSTAGRAM ROLL II

Before you take a sip of that beautiful coffee, let me introduce to you first another list of local Instagram accounts that I’ve been following, that’s sure to fire your artsy engine and will leave you wanting to take a tumblr-worthy photo of that favorite caffeine-filled cup of yours.

In case you missed my first instagram roll entry, simply click here.

Renee de Guzman { @reneeedg }

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Jereek Espiritu { @jereekespiritu }

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Jeline Catt { @jelinecatt }

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Mariah Concepcion { @fueledbyrhia }

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Raniel Hernandez { @rayniyel }

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Franco Borromeo { @pxnch }

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If you want me to check out your instagram or if you have people you want to suggest, don’t be shy! head on over to my ask box or simply click here 

mikewillfly

15 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

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Hey there! I know this might be sort of late but a lot of people until now, has been asking for tips and basically help on their wardrobe for school, and been requesting ever since summer for me to make an entry about it. So being the kind person that I am—weeeeeeeehhhhh haha— Here’s a round up of 15 wardrobe pieces that I think are essential for the school season for all my college bros out there.

I wanna clarify though that the list is randomly arranged and that all are based only on my opinion. I am no fashion guru or whatsoever and these are all just some suggestions I want to share, so feel free to disagree on the things you’re about to read :) oh and I’m also open for suggestions or comments, If you think I miss something on the list, feel free to hit the comment box below!

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It’s a staple for any guy to own at least one of this. A classic white crewneck shirt is the most basic and probably one of the most important pieces of clothing in your wardrobe. It is also very versatile, team it with the right kind of clothes and your basic tee can go from school casual to formal.

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This one’s a no-brainer, just like the crewneck tee, a white button-down polo is a classic staple to every guy’s wardrobe. In the past, men choose this piece of clothing to look like one of those stylish Milanese men, but now most sport this versatile piece so they can go from looking sharp in school to bar-hopping with friends. Happy Thursday ready lol

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You absolutely cannot go wrong with a plain pair of chinos. These pants are as comfortable as your regular type of jeans, but have a more dressed-up look. It can be dressed up or down, and can work with basically anything inside your wardrobe. Fit is important though, unless you want to look like a remnant of the dotcom era.

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…or what most people call short shorts for guys hahaha Preferably in chinos, a classic pair of this kind of shorts can go with anything. Wear them with simple pieces like a t-shirt or a sweater for a laid back and comfortable look, or add some classy items like loafers or a collared shirt if you want to look sharp & dapper inside the campus. Just make sure it doesn’t reveal half of your hairy thighs, okay? lol

tip: for short guys—like me lol— Keep your shorts above the knee it will make you look like you have longer legs, and add a few inches to your height. having shorts come down too far past your knees will give the illusion that you are even shorter than your real height.

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Before you dwell on the fact that it’s a struggle getting them on, can restrict some movements and would barely give breathing space ‘down there’ haha Think about how skinny jeans can make your legs look slimmer and the bottom sexy. Most say, Guys who wear skinny jeans are more likely to attract attention in a party than the ones who don’t. It exhibits ones fashion sense and a lot of girls now are attracted to guys who dress up well. so yeah, I think that’s enough reason to get you into those jeans lol

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The go-to piece for a sure slacker outfit. I always feel like throwing one of this on can instantly make you look cooler, I don’t know why, maybe it’s just me haha but anyway, much like a pair of jeans, a denim jacket is light enough to wear on a normal day at school, but warm enough to get you through the coolest parts like a sudden rainfall or your classroom’s AC on full blast or your seat mate bragging about how cool his new pair of shoes are, kidding!! hahaha

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yet another no-brainer. This shoes can go with anything, designer sneakers may have been all the rage for several seasons but none of them combine style and street cred like Chuck Taylors. High-cut or low-cut, these sneakers are as comfortable as your gym shoes, but look much more stylish. Cool thing about this pair is that, the dirtier it becomes, the cooler looking it gets!

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Nothing can make you look like a university jock better than a good ol’ raglan shirt. This shirt has too cool for school written all over it, throw in those shades and whip up that bed hair and you’re troy bolton in an instant—but let’s not get too carried away, okay haha Just remember to get the basic or as much as possible the plain ones. Getting one of those with Never Give Up or poorly done Jack daniel’s print can guarantee to make you look like …you do the math jejejejejeje

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Yes this may look like something that came out of a farmer’s closet, but with proper styling, this classic can make you look effortlessly cool. the Henley shirt has the comfort level of your average T-shirt, but you’ll look more put-together while wearing it.

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We live in a tropical country and I know some of you might disagree, but I think any guy should have this in their closet, especially one in neutral, because you will have endless use for it. Not only is it very comfy—well not in the blazing sun, but it is actually easy to style and can make one look effortlessly cool in an instant. This wardrobe staple is diverse. It can be worn alone, or layered with a button-down shirt or even a wrap-around

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This one never fails to stir up images relating to the grunge movement that swept through the 90s. However, these days it is the perfect easy to throw on styling item that is great for those typical school days turned into nights of vinyl records and beer buckets. Flannel shirts have unlimited styling options where you can wear it buttoned up with jeans, loose over a basic tee, as a layering piece under a denim jacket, or simply a wrap-around. whatever you may choose, you’ll always look like you’re up for a chill good time.

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The cardigan is both versatile and fashion-forward. One thing I like about cardigans is that you can layer it over almost any shirt. I believe you don’t need to have a lot of this, having at least one or two basic cardigans in neutrals can already give you tons of great outfit options.

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No, I’m not referring to the ‘folded’ cuff—though that’s also an essential. This may be new to some, but chances are, you’ve already came across a guy in your school wearing one of this. It may look like your typical joggers, but with the right styling, this trousers can instantly make any outfit of yours look twice as cool. It’s a mash-up of the chinos and your jogging pants, and best thing is that you get the benefits of the two, now that’s pure comfort without compromising style! 

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You might have already seen one of this in your dad’s shoe closet, but believe me—and your dad—when I say that this classic pair ain’t just for the desert, but it’s also best fitted inside your campus. They’re more weather-proof than your sneakers, but still appear somewhat dressy. You can even trade your dress shoes to this if you want to add a hint of casual in your formal wear.

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Once upon a time, the varsity jacket was just considered a plain old jacket athletes wear when they’re cold or before they hit the court or a less-obvious way to brag about your university—kidding! haha. anyway fast forward to 2014 where it’s whole mainstream movement is history and with it’s image dragged down and tarnished—well here in our country. A lot of people may not want to risk being called the ‘J’ word but I still believe its worth it. It’s less tougher than a biker jacket and it’s less coy than a boyfriend sweater(for the girls), the varsity jacket for me will always be a grab-and-go piece whenever you are up for a good time.

mikewillfly

INSTAGRAM ROLL

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I admit I’m a bit picky when it comes to choosing who to follow on Instagram. As much as I want to follow back everyone—or every online store lol— I don’t want the home page to look like my Facebook newsfeed that’s full of selfies and nonsense photo entries of people I’m not even familiar with. I want to be inspired when I open my instagram, not be annoyed; So as much as possible I try my best to give my home feed a tumblr feel, and follow accounts that cater my craving for anything artsy and contents that fill my creative juice.

So in this entry of mine, I just wanna share to you these local Instagram accounts that I’ve been following which I think offers a pretty good set of photos that are sure to catch the eyes of any artsy enthusiast. I have always been a sucker for IG feeds filled with tumblr-worthy content, so if you are as well, be sure to check these people out!

Oh andbtw, since I’ve been discovering a lot of feeds that fall in to this category nowadays, I’ll do my best to post an instagram roll entry every week! 

Ida Anduyan { @idaandu }

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Lizmariah Villaflor { @lizmariahv }

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Bea Marin { @beamarinx }

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Lex@_oxva }

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Jake Beltran { @teejaybltrn }

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Marvin Conanan { @marvinconanan​ }

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If you want me to check out your instagram or if you have people you want to suggest, don’t be shy! head on over to my ask box or simply click here 

mikewillfly

FOXURBN

Hey Guys! I know I have been posting a lot about this FOXURBN thing ever since the start of summer; You’re seeing it in my blog, to my instagram, from my facebook and most specially my twitter account. Though quite guilty for being the annoying person who plugs every minute on social media, I just can’t help but share to you guys updates and teasers of the progress. I know maybe some of you are sharing the same excitement as I am already but pretty sure a lot of people still have no idea what I’m talking about, so before anything else, let me take this opportunity to shed some light on this latest venture of mine.

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FOXURBN /fäks ˈərbən/ is an upcoming streetwear concept store who aims to provide quality street wear for the urban youth. Offering a variety of stylish goods, ranging from basic apparels, to everyday accessories. It is also a retail store that appeals to the edgy and the same time free-spirited lifestyle by offering products designed to match the desires of every street style enthusiast. 

So basically, Foxurbn is the rebranding of my online store, Fox online. From just accessories, we now offer garments, headwears, button pins & stickers and slowly navigating to more products that would cater the urban youth lifestyle. The whole Foxurbn thing is still a product of my continuous pursuit on my dreams of opening a clothing line before I turn twenty. It has also been an extension of my art and a way of sharing it to the people which in the first place is what my passion is all about. So now that I’m slowly getting to where I want to be, I might as well push further and dream bigger.. becoming a household name on the local or even the international streetwear industry? why not! remember if it doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough ;)

To give you guys more updates—like my twitter spam wasn’t enough HAHA— We at Foxurbn are now nearing production and hopefully we can release the first collection by next month. Oh and I also made a website for the store where you can view the products{soon} and get more updates! Cool thing about it is that, It’s also sort of a visual blog. Pages like Peg boards are already up on the website where readers get a glimpse of where we get out inspirations from. You can check it out here{Peg Board 1} and here{Peg Board 2}

I’ll be talking more about the website x blog in the coming days but for now, hope you like Foxurbn’s facebook page here and follow Foxurbn on Instagram here :)

mikewillfly

#OOTD: Greaser Alley

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These were all taken months ago, around mid-January, back when my friends and I went on a road trip to Tagaytay to shoot my video editorial and teasers for the upcoming relaunch of my blog—which I’ll be talking about on my next entries. Before hitting the road we first heaover to UP diliman where I took outfit shots, and Katipunan after to film some establishing shots and some photos for my blog and Instagram diary.

You might be wondering why I’m only posting this now, truth is, I initially planned on posting this entry on the same day we shot the photos, but I was just too tired after we got back to Manila. days and weeks passed, and plates, workloads, post-breakup stress, and basically my daily life was slowly dragging me away from Tumblr. I only got the chance to reunite with my blog just a week before the summer season came in anI thought it would be too irrelevant to publish the entry that time, considering the weather was starting to heat up, so I had no choice but to wait for the season to be over.

Now that the weather’s starting to cool up and the rainy season is on it’s way, I think a layer-weather entry is now more acceptable than before haha so moving on to what I wore that day. I finally got to use my leather jacket for the second time which I’ve been wanting to wear again ever since but can’t, cuz’ the heat only permits a good ol’ leather shoe or a handy leather envelope clutch lol I also wore a sweater and added a crisp, white button-down polo underneath to give that givenchy-ish impression that’s quite a trend. 

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Leather jacket,   | White sweatshirt, Bossini

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Watch, G shock

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Leather sneakers, Converse

street cred 101: the dirtier the better

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Snapback, The Hundreds

mikewillfly

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