Design miscellanea and everyday musings by Nathanael C. Saldana

Category: Fashion

Photo of the Week 68


Looks like white-on-black is about to meet black-on-white. I love that their outfits are reversed, and by pure coincidence. It’s one of those sartorial moments only Scott Schuman could capture.


Urban Outfitters Catalog Collection


As I’m slowly simplifying my physical existence in preparation for a future relocation, I feel the need to discard any (read: most) superfluous accumulations. So, as proud as I am of my 8-year running Urban Outfitters catalog collection, it might be time to part ways.

I’m not too heartbroken. Whenever I’m looking for inspiration UO’s online/social presence always keeps me going. Thanks guys!


Collections: Pocket Squares

Few of my collections are stored so neatly or concisely, but since I keep them out and on display I found it was much more visually pleasing to organize them in a container. I found this perfectly sized wicker basket at our local craft store!

Photo of the Week 50

My great photographer friend @mjmercado documented our fun evening along the Avenue of the Arts last week. So much fun! See full gallery here, and be sure to check out Melissa’s blog!

Tron Costume

I’d been going back and forth in my mind for appropriate costume ideas for a Tron party. Glow-in-the-dark t-shirt from Amazon was the boringest and cheapest, but I didn’t have enough time to allow for shipping. I had a black blazer I was willing to deface with glitter, but my fear of making a mess won out. I could have just worn black t-shirt and slacks, but that’s what the majority of people wore. So I took a cue from my friend Tim who created the Death Star Construction costume a few years back, and I effectively became the Grid Mantenaince Man. It was relatively reasonable to create. I already had the boots, so I just bought a cheap polo and cargo pants, white iron-on letters from the craft store, a cool utility watch from Nordstrom (a surprise last-minute find), a plain black cap, and two awesome amo belts and gloves from the army supply store. Sweet!

Photo Credit: Michelle Kondreck

Photo of the Week 44

That’s Tim on his trip to Italy. Great shot dude, it should be in a magazine. Love the colors, angle, and of course your outfit!

Illustration of the Week 5

I started following Garence Doré a while back for three reasons: she’s friends with Scott Schuman, she’s a down-to-earth fashion lover and she does amazing illustrations. I’d love to meet her one day.

Photo of the Week 41

Another great one from the wonderful Sartorialist.

Official World Cup Timepiece

Seems like a pointless excuse for spending money, but it IS pretty.

Description via fifa.com:

Hublot has signed one of the most prestigious agreements in its history as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch for the next two FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014.

This is the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup™ that a watchmaking brand becomes the Official FIFA Timekeeper having presence on the substitution board. To commemorate this substantial agreement, Hublot is unveiling the official licensed watch of the FIFA World Cup™: a timepiece reflecting the gold of the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy! The case, bezel and dial are fashioned from pink gold, with a subtle tone-ontone drawing of the prestigious FIFA World Cup Trophy revealed at 6 o’clock. An illustration of the world’s most prestigious sports price is also engraved on the watch’s solid gold case-back, as a symbol of the alliance between luxury and the world of football. Embellished by an alligator and rubber strap, and with a chic and sporty look, this exclusive automatic Classic Fusion model is available in just 100 numbered pieces.

If only men actually dressed like this…

I stumbled upon this Santa Barbara based company Riviera Club’s Autumn/Winter 2010 catalogue online and it immediately captivated me. It has a nonchalant yet perfectly polished international feel, with great colors and proportions.

Check out the entire book here with photography by Randall Mesdon and styling by Julie Ragolia.