Guest Blogger: BOSTON
Guest Blogger - Tim Alcantara (@t_alcantara)
I’ve been to Boston a total of 3 times. I’ve learned that this city is one of the oldest cities in the United States. To this day, they still have gas powered street lamps all over the city and these lamps have been on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since the 18th Century! MIND BLOWN! I wonder who's paying the gas bill!
I’ve grown to like this city a lot, but not enough to replace my love of the 6ix. Boston has so much history behind it. It is home to one the most successful sitcoms in television history (Cheers…no biggie), to the burial grounds of famous American men and women including the well-known Benjamin Franklin (who’s that?!), to the Freedom trail, historical buildings, the original home of the Boston-made Boston Pizzas (Try Uppercrust if you’re ever there), to the infamous Berklee College of Music.
It was summer time, and the weather was perfect. The streets of Boston have a classic and vintage look and feel, so why not stroll and explore through it with some urban street style? The weather forecast said that it would be a warm day with cool breeze from the North. Sometimes this forecast can be confusing to dress for, at least for me. I decided to put on a comfy white scoop neck t-shirt paired with blue chino shorts and slipped on a pair of Sperry’s top siders.
Loving the street style and urban feel to it already. The simplicity. I decided to top it off with a black sleeveless hoodie. Then BAM!!! Warm enough to handle the cool breeze but still kept it comfortable and effortless. Remember a casual and comfortable look doesn’t mean you look "bummy". Just like everything else in life, dressing casual still requires you care about the details.
To top it off, I had to rep my love of the 6ix and rock my Toronto Raptors Retro snap-back. I like you Boston, but I LOVE MY 6IX.
Until next time, keep it comfortable, confident and classy folks!
-Tim Alcantara (@t_alcantara)