I constantly get emails of people wanting to see the fantasy of military guys going gay for each other. In my endless effort to exploit my best friends for my professional and financial gain, here you go. Look how natural these two are sportin Speedos and applying sun tan lotion in the hot summer sun.
Calm down Disco Valante blog readers! Hazel Eyes and Straight-ish boy are strictly for the ladies…as far as I know. But you know what my gay friends say, “The only difference between a straight guy and a gay guy is a couple of beers.
These two complete my three-some “bro-mance”. I affectionately think of Steven and Erik as my brothers. They are possibly the two most free spirits I know. They have always been supportive of me and I love them for that.
To Steven: “Kings to me!” – inside joke
What’s up, guys? This is Disco’s fourth trip to land of NSA sex, cheap living, and great culture.
I know I haven’t been posting as frequently but between working on the clothing label and traveling I haven’t made the time…I’m sorry:( The actual work of cutting a deal with the manufacturer is coming along.
I’m now in Bangkok on my Asian vacation/working tour. I’m in this super cool trendy internet cafe where you listen to a live DJ, can buy an Ipod and other electronics, get gourmet drinks and do work. It’s called True located in Siam Paragon if anyone stops in Bangkok.
I’ve also met a model from a rival underwear company while working out at the gym. I saw the guy and I felt I knew him but didn’t know where. Then it hit me! He is the model for brand “X”! He is a really nice guy. Since I travel by myself, it is nice to meet someone the same age and get this…he has started his own clothing line which I have seen on the internet. It’s almost like we share the same ambitious mind.
After I check all my emails, I have to choose my colors out on the Pantone color guide book. I have learned so much visiting the manufacture. I’ve been doing my prep work like a caveman. My new Chinese friends at my manufacture have helped me present my designs more professionally for manufacturing.
It was an experience going to this small Chinese city. I stood out like a sore thumb, however, everyone was more than friendly and eager to be friends.
Gotta get back to work in prep for the October launch.
I truly believe friendship is at the core of a man’s personal style. Who we hang out with and how we treat them says so much about us as an individual.
On my blog, I constantly exploit Erik and talk about our friendship. I want to talk about my other best friend Steven, aka Hazel Eyes. Hazel Eyes is also a Navy Leiutenant and an Explosive Ordanace Officer like Straight-ish boy. He’s currently stationed in Italy.
Hazel Eyes is my ace! I don’t know anyone like him. He is just a great person. He is always voluteering for different causes and I don’t think I’ve ever heard him say a negative word about anyone. A damn goody two shoes! He is a free spirit and don’t dare him to do something embarrassing because you’ll lose everytime.
Steven is who I turn to when I want talk about truly personal things and have a good man cry! Steven was actually the first person to give me money to start Disco Valante Clothing. I want to publicly thank him and let him know I love him very much.
For some reason, Steven thinks he can be a thug or a tough guy. Could someone please tell him guys with hazel eyes and that play with babies are not bad boys. By the way, that’s chewing gum foil in his mouth and a painted on beard.
At the core of a man’s personal style is his ability to have healthy relationships. I was just thinking about my friend and the amount of support he has given me over the years.
For those who have been reading this blog, will recognize Disco Valante’s best friend, Erik (aka “Straight”-ish boy). Erik, a US Navy military officer, is deployed in South East Asia.
He’s my sounding board for all of my entrepreneurial and life goals. We push each other to be the best. While traveling through this life it is great to have a friend brother like Erik.
If you don’t currently surround yourself with people who are positive and really want to see you do well, then you should weed those people out of your life. There are only two things any person can ever do for you…push you up or bring you down!
Negative people are poison, especially negative people who are close to you because you value their opinion no matter how wrong it is. Conversely, you should always try to be positive and not belittle other people’s work, dreams, or thoughts with your negativity.
Always wish people the best and give CONSTRUCTIVE criticism when trying to help others. Being stylish is more than just having cool clothes and nice hair cut, it’s about being a gentleman on all levels, physically and emotionally.
Disco Valante lets his best friend give his candid confession of being borderline gay.
“I thought a guy that is into fashion, into facials and spas was obviously `gay` and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, I soon came to the realization that I was absolutely wrong. Although I am not rushing to have apple martinis (I prefer peach mojitos) and facials after a night of clubbing at the `in` crowd bars, I realized that I am (I cannot believe I am about to say this), a closet metrosexual. At first it was somewhat of a shock but as I further delved into my soul and bathroom, I realized that I do get a haircut more than once a month and I usually ask for the latest Beckham or Zac Efron style, I buy GQ to see the latest styles, I have more cologne then necessary, I like art and theatre and I actually like shopping. I know I am definitely straight-(ish) so the conclusion is that I am obviously metrosexual. Probably not a full fledged metrosexual but clearly on my way.”
Erik is a good buddy for being apart of my blog and allowing me to make fun of him. Hard to believe but Erik isn’t a model. He’s actually an officer in the US Navy working as an Explosive Ordanance and Disposal Officer…he builds and disables bombs!