Artist Interview: Henry Banger Benvenuti

27 October, 2014

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Henry Banger Benvenuti was born in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania in 1952. In 1977 he moved to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY where he lived until 1989. He then moved to Paris, France for 4 years before coming to Toronto. Currently, he resides in the Queen West section of the city.

An astounding artist, he has shown his work in numerous galleries around the world and continues to inspire those who view his work.

For instance, he has inspired an “When art meets fashion” movement at FSBMens, www.FashionMenswear.com and www.GiovanniMarquez.com with designer, Giovanni Marquez’s line of hand-made with passion, Italian men’s shoes that represent fine art.

In an exclusive interview with FashionMenswear, Henry describes his life as an artist.

Why did you want to become an artist?

 

I was born with this strong feeling to express what I am thinking. It’s a vocation, the word vocation comes from the latin word vocare “to call”.  My primary skills are of the mind and soul and am called by the Unknown to listen and act upon them.  But in order to express myself, I needed a venue of expression, and at an early age found the visual arts more appealing than writing or music.
Now, there are different hats of an artist, there is the artisan or commercial artist besides the fine artist who master with their hands the skills of their trade with interpreting what his client desires for payment of. I never really put much desire in money but I’ve learned that in times of need, I have to wear that hat for survival purposes.
So, ahh, I really can’t say I “wanted” to be an artist.

 

What is your favorite part about being an artist, and why?

 

I believe it is the neglect and the lack of recognition that I have acquired.  These are what seem like awful reasons for being considered favorite, but in reality they are the conundrum fueling the fiery desire of expressing what I am feeling. They seem to burn away the fog from my eyes so as to see more clearly the reason for being the artist I am,  which allows me the privilege of viewing the world from the outside.

 

Where do you draw inspiration from?

 

 My inspiration comes from a couple of sources, number one the Unknown within and the rest from the world that spins.

Must-Have: Steven Land Men’s Suits

21 October, 2014

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Are you in need of a men’s suit?

Easy to wear, prepare for your office wear, church wear or formal wear in a Steven Land men’s suit.

The Steven Land Collection was created for men who enjoy bold, trend-setting high fashion. Notably, men who dress to make a statement turn to the Steven Land Lifestyle. Whether you shop for a dress or sport men’s shirt, men’s tie, men’s suit, men’s shoe or accessory by Steven Land, everyone will know that you are wearing a “Steven Land“.

Being on the cutting edge of fashion and bringing to the industry the freshest ideas, Steven Land men’s suits come in all styles. In particular, there are three styles of Steven Land suits. There are slim fit suits with a cigarette pant, modern fit suits with a tapered stream lined pant, and the fashion fit with a fuller and more bodied pant.

Notably, the company’s in-house artists and designers ensure that each Steven Land suit is of the highest standard in quality, design and value.

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We suggest shopping for your Steven Land men’s fashion suit at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created. In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Legendary quality and customer service are a call, click and store away.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435


 

Brand Spotlight: Zagiri

16 October, 2014

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Zagiri is a luxury men’s fashion brand for the individual looking for style while requiring the highest quality standards. The Zagiri fashion brand centers on premium density fabrics have a soft hand feel that are luxurious and breathable. Truly, these shirts showcase an attention to detail, and the subtle details of a Zagiri men’s shirt can make a difference in appearance.

Specializing in men’s woven shirts, Zagiri focuses on fabric innovation and custom designs. These authentic fabric developments include original jacquard styles as well as harmonizing color palettes.

When you shop for a Zagiri sports shirt, you will enjoy the modern fit which is comfortable and fashionable. Every Zagiri shirt starts with 100% cotton natural fibers developed into fine 100′s doubles. This fit gives the men’s fashion brand a diverse use and allows any stylish man to dress the shirt up with a suit, or down with a pair of premium denim.

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We suggest shopping for your Zagiri men’s shirts at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created. In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Legendary quality and customer service are a call, click and store away.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Brand Spotlight: Marc Joseph New York

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Marc Joseph men’s shoes define fashion forward footwear. The Marc Joseph New York brand of casual luxury shoes offers comfort and quality at a great value. Designed in New York, and handmade in Brazil, their men’s moccasins and loafers are made from a vast selection of exotic colors, textures and skins.

The beginnings of Marc Joseph New York began with father, Marc Antebi and son, Joseph who has always been a keen observer of the fast paced world of fashion.

Significantly, the brand was born in 2006 and was named by combining the names of the individual founders with the brand’s hometown. Best known for their driving Moccasin’s and Loafers, their footwear is hand stitched and crafted from premier quality leathers using state of the art machinery. Furthermore, their ever-evolving combination of  exotic leathers, textures and skins has grown and garnered a loyal following from around the world in countries such as Switzerland, Spain, Dubai, Japan and more.

According to Joseph, the Marc Joseph‘s Creative Director, “My goal is to design shoes that are unique while remaining practical in every sense. I put much effort making sure the comfort and fit is perfect.”

Marc says, “This is a family business with my sons handling the day-to-day affairs.  It brings me great pleasure to see our family brand growing and expanding every year.”

From the first day Marc Joseph New York was established, and continuing on till this day, ten percent of their proceeds from Marc Joseph men’s shoes are donated to Charity.

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We suggest shopping for your Marc Joseph New York shoes at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created. In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Legendary quality and customer service are a call, click and store away.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

Brand Spotlight: Belvedere

15 October, 2014

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Belvedere men’s dress shoes were made for the man who values the very best.  Originating in Florence, Italy and now based in the United States, Italian artisans create beautiful styles of Belvedere men’s exotic shoes that offer a blend of luxury style with premium quality and superior comfort.

Belvedere shoes for men are hand crafted using high quality materials, including exotic skins such as ostrich, crocodile, lizard and alligator and offer a selection for every man’s taste in must-have designer men’s shoes. Simply shop for your fresh and unique style of Belvedere exotic men’s shoes and address both your dress and casual men’s shoe needs.

The collection of Belvedere exotics has a men’s shoe for every fit and taste. Truly, these exclusive animal skin shoes for men can be dressed up for the office or dressed down for a night on the town.

High end affordable luxury, all Belevedere shoes define beautiful Italian exotic skin footwear and are made in limited quantities.

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We suggest shopping for your Belvedere exotic men’s shoes at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created. In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Legendary quality and customer service are a call, click and store away.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

Dress for the Occassion: Formal

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It is important to be prepared before hosting, attending, or accompanying someone to a formal occasion. As a key to success, it is essential to understand the formal dress code and to have the best men’s fashion suggestions to meet the demands of guests or hosts.

As a staple of any stylish male’s wardrobe, having a great selection of formal wear makes it easy to dress for any special occasion, black tie, or black tie optional event.

Simply build your look from the feet up when you shop for men’s dress shoes that will coordinate with your ensemble. Whether you prefer lace-ups, wingtips, or oxfords, FashionMenswear/FSBMens has a wide selection of versatile shoes to dress up a variety of men’s formal wear looks.

Want men’s dress pants to pair with your men’s jacket? Most men shop for black or grey dress pants with a flat front style for a polished look. As an added bonus, you may want to select pants with side slant pockets to allow you to store personal items in, during the formal event.

When it comes to men’s dress shirts, it is important to note that white button up shirts coordinate well with all men’s formal wear such as men’s sports coats. However, if you would like some fashion flair, opt for light-toned colored men’s shirts or a shirts with a subtle pattern or stripes  for that extra pop.

Depending on the invitation, you should choose your jacket accordingly. In significance, a black tie event calls for a tuxedo, while a black tie optional event calls for a tuxedo or dark men’s suit. Yet, if you are invited to a black tie optional event, and both a tuxedo and solid dark suit are on hand, wear the garment that fits best.

Lastly, do not forget the accessories. If you pick a men’s tie with stripes or a fun pattern, make sure it compliments your look and if you have a date, your date’s look as well. As for belts, most men choose to wear a simple black belt, one that isn’t too thick (The complete look is dependent upon your outfit’s previous men’s style selections)

Keep in mind, men’s cufflinks can also be a nice addition to any formal wear look.

Some of our favorite men’s style selections include Giovanni Testi tuxedos, Tayion suits, Giovanni Marquez shoes, and About Town cufflinks.

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No matter what type of men’s formal wear you may need, FashionMenswear/FSBMens has the varied selection that will help you find it.

We suggest shopping for your formal wear at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created.In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Legendary quality and customer service are a call, click and store away.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435


 

Brand Spotlight: Verse 9

17 September, 2014

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Become an eye magnet in a Verse 9 men’s tie.

Verse 9 is imagination & creativity at work.

Company owner, Maurice  Wade believes in the motto: “Wear Verse 9 everyday”.

Perfect to wear on a first date, to your new career, a wedding and all of life’s occasions, these ties for men, stand out.

Verse 9 men’s ties enhance a man’s self-esteem and self-image. Imagination and creativity define the Verse 9 men’s fashion brand and the extraordinary colors, big knot and extra thickness make these men’s ties make them one of a kind.

According to the brand, The Verse 9 man has a bullet proof self-image. The success formula is ” Be willing to fail 99 times and succeed 1 time and suffer no self-esteem damage.” Therefore, if you are having problems achieving your goals, your  troubles lie in your self-image. Verse 9 products are created to boost the self-image of the man and give him power over negative feedback.

We suggest shopping for Verse 9 ties at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created.
In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Brand Spotlight: PYA Patrick Assaraf

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PYA Patrick Assaraf men’s shirts are evidence that casual wear need not be sloppy, and luxury clothing need not be exorbitant.

Designer Patrick Assaraf’s luxury basics were created for the modern gentlemen and he  believes that “…sometimes the best things in life are the simplest”.

Timeless, minimalist knits are the core of the brand’s signature. The fashion brand’s casual-wear men’s shirts are made from buttery-soft 30-gauge cashmere, merino wools and Peruvian cotton. Simple in construction, PYA Patrick Assaraf fashion shirts are the right fit for any man with high standards.

Truly, the brand’s super-soft shirts work well with jeans and sneakers or with a men’s sportcoat and loafers.

Perfect closet staples for wearing year-round, this brand is one of the most popular  brands sought after by our customers.

 PYA Patrick Assaraf shirts for men are fresh, flattering and effortlessly stylish.

We suggest shopping for PYA Patrick Assaraf men’s shirts  at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created.
In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Brand Spotlight: Forte

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Make a men’s fashion statement with New York-inspired street wear that sets trends.

Forte men’s shirts not only dress, but style a man’s look.

Significantly, these 100% cotton, regular cut, short-sleeve men’s fashion shirts have incredible detailing with every design which makes these shirts one-of-a-kind and a favorite with customers from around the world.

Wear Forte shirts for comfort or style, the choice is yours! No matter the choice, you will  feel fantastic. Truly, when it comes to Forte shirts for men, accept nothing less in terms of quality, fit and look.

We suggest shopping for Forte shirts at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created.
In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

Brand Spotlight: Au Noir

9 September, 2014

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The Au Noir men’s clothing brand is a top tier label based in Montreal, Canada.
Ultimately, Au Noir Men’s premium fashion shirts are crafted in Turkey and their single or double Punto stitching, invisible or hidden stitch bring together the finest details of each individual Au Noir men’s shirt.

The fashion brand’s mission is to design sophisticated men’s button down dress shirts of superior quality and to become the most widely recognized brand of high-end shirts in North America. This is the commitment that they promise to their consumers.

Perfect for a first date, Au Noir Men’s premium fashion shirts  are fitted to the body but not skin tight. Furthermore, they drape properly over the shoulders and under the arms allowing for flow and freedom of movement to give you confidence with what you wear.

The signature embroidery below the cuff, as well as above the top button hole (inside the face of their shirts) make these shirts unique. The brand uses a variety of contrast stitch and button colors, as well as leather cuff clasps to add to the intricacies of the final product. In addition, their fold up cuff garnishes, as well as  their inner collar and button placket garnishes draw even more appeal to their brand.

Thus, the next time you want to make a great first impression, be bold, be daring . . . Au Noir.

We suggest shopping for Au Noir shirts at FashionMenswear, as our best advertisement is our product / merchandise mix and with that, any menswear ensemble can be created.
In addition, we have a wide selection of shoes, shirts, suits for men and more from the best brands in the world to select from, no matter the occasion.

So, what are you waiting for? The next time you want to receive compliments, think about our menswear and footwear destination.

Call: 800.790.9977
Click: www.FashionMenswear.com + www.GiovanniMarquez.com
Come: 515 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435