Summer Style with Dapper Black Box™ - August Edition

At Geo's Table we believe in the uplifting and supporting those changing the game in our community. This month's feature is the third and final of the Geo’s Table “Summer Style”  collaboration  with the trailblazing, Black-owned subscription service Dapper Black Box.

Each month subscribers receive a carefully curated selection of men's accessories, grooming products and other tokens designed for the style conscious gentleman. The best part, every month the products featured are made with love by black entrepreneurs and businesses.

This month's box included a deliciously bold Knit Ties and Patterned Socks from TYED by Dede, Magnetic Collar Stays by OSK Styles and Fresh Meat Wipes from Scotch Porter . This month's box was made in honor of Bayard Rustin, a civil rights activist who was instrumental in several major historical events that shaped the civil rights movement. 

A little known fact here on my blog is that I am a member of Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Incorporated. Delta Phi Upsilon is the nation's first fraternity for gay men of color. We believe in uplifting the LGBT community and communities of color through unwavering service without expectations. With this being said, our first honorary member was the late Bayard Rustin.

In the 1950's, Rustin became an organizer, strategist and trusted friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a major force behind the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as well as the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Throughout his life he was also an avid activist and support of economic equality, and LGBT rights. In honor of Mr. Rustin and his legacy, I also dedicate this blog post to him. 

Summer Style Inspiration for August & September

#BlackBoyJoy is a hashtag I follow on instagram, it is also the perfect descriptor for how I felt when I opened this month's Dapper Black Box. With red being my FAVORITE color (and coincidentally one of my fraternity's official colors) I was elated to see a very bold red knit tie included in this month's package. As an added bonus, a pair of red patterned socks also graced me with their presence. 

It can be difficult to match a color this vibrant, but I was determined to let this tie have its moment. Pairing the tie with a quirky "tiny zebra" print shirt by Bar III and a taupe pinstripe suit from Express, I was able to capture the essence of proper summer suiting, while still allowing the tie to shine.  And for some flare, I added a gold tie-bar also by TYED by Dede (included in the Amos Dapper Black Box™).

Check out my photoshoot below!

It has been an absolute pleasure doing this series! A special thanks to Aaron Barnes, the found and owner of Dapper Black Box™ for allowing me to showcase these products!

If your interested in subscribing visit dapperblackbox.com !

Summer Style with Dapper Black Box™ - July Edition

 At Geo's Table we believe in the uplifting and supporting those changing the game in our community. Brunch Style is part two of the Geo’s Table “Summer Style”  collaboration  with the trailblazing, Black-owned subscription service Dapper Black Box.

Each month subscribers receive a carefully curated selection of men's accessories, grooming products and other tokens designed for the style conscious gentleman. The best part, every month the products featured are made with love by black entrepreneurs and businesses.

As a bow-tie fanatic this month’s box included quite the surprise an Oversized Black Satin Bow-Tie  & Pocket Square by Tie Fetish.  Sleek, modern with just a touch of flare, it’s the perfect accessory for a summer black tie wedding or in my case, a fancy brunch in Rittenhouse Square.

In addition to the products from Tie Fetish, this month's box also included Coral Oral Toothbrushes and a BLK Proverbs Grab Bag.

Style Inspiration for July

Sunday Brunch followed by an epic Sunday Funday is my favorite way to end the weekend and energize myself for the week ahead. Armed with the confidence only an oversized bow tie paired with some bright pastel colors can bring - I stepped out on the town. Although the rain tried to damper our plans we were successful in our adventures for the day.

My photographer, Stacey (@phillystory on Instagram) and I spent the day traveling to some of the most photogenic spots in Rittenhouse Square - followed by a celebratory meal at the hottest new brunch spot: Harper's Garden.  

Check out the photoshoot below!

Summer Style with Dapper Black Box™

At Geo's Table we believe in the uplifting and supporting those changing the game in our community. With that, I am excited to announce an exclusive collaboration with the trailblazing, black-owned subscription service, Dapper Black Box.

Each month subscribers receive a carefully curated selection of men's accessories, grooming products and other tokens designed for the style conscious gentleman. The best part, every month the products featured are made with love by black entrepreneurs and businesses.

Over the course of the summer, I will be collaborating with Dapper Black Box™ to present you with some tips and fashion inspiration to keep you "dapper" all summer long.    First up, is the June's Dapper Black Box™, made in honor of a former member of the Texas Legislature, Al Edwards. This month's box included a Blue Gingham Check Neck-Tie and matching Pocket Square by Jay Kirby Ties, Summer Socks by Harrison Blake  and a Chimere Bump Control Cleansing Bar.

Style Inspiration for June

There's a certain finesse needed to pull-off a tie in the summer, but after falling love with in the Blue Gingham Check Neck-Tie and matching Pocket Square by Jay Kirby, I was up for the challenge.  Pulling some more formal summer staples from my closet, and being willing to get a little adventurous with patterns, I was able to pull off not just one but two outfits! These ensembles are perfect for a weekend brunch, day party or a more casual summer wedding.

All photos were taken by my good friend, Stacey. Check out some of her awesome photography on her instagram: @phillystory .

Check out the photos below!

Head over to the Dapper Black Box website today to subscribe, and begin your summer style journey!