I’ve changed the direction of the Disco Valante online underwear store. The pic of the guy is not of the DV model nor are the underwear DV merchandise. The images are just place holders for web development.
My amazing team has done some outstanding work with graphic design and website production. The Disco Valante web team is finishing up some shopping cart issues and we should be launched before the end of the weekend if not sooner.
Please tell me what you think about the homepage of Disco Valante.
Well the end is near my friends. Here is a status of what is happening with Disco Valante.
1. Photographer finished retouching photos.
2. Web Designer finishing up.
3. Graphic Designer is making banners for web advertisement.
I am soooo close. I am currently looking at 20 cartons of underwear that the trucking company just dropped of on my door. I want to tear the boxes open and roll around in my creation.
I have included another sample image from the photo shoot. Check out Greg showing a small piece of his booty. Tell me what you think.
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Silk scarfs are sooo bad ass! I know what you are thinking, “Who in the hell wears scarfs?”.
The first person is Fred from the cartoon Scooby Doo. Fred was the alpha male pimp of the cartoon. He was always off with Daphne getting busy while Shaggy, Velma, and Scooby did all the real work. Secondly, the Marlboro Man. American cigarette pop icon, Marlboro Man, was a roughneck cowboy who could drive cattle and drink whiskey like water. And lastly, yours truly. The creator of Disco Valante and Jock Muscle and the baddest mofo you’ll ever know.
Admittedly, I do get a number of stares because most people have never seen a guy wear a silk scarf. However, the first rule about having style is you cannot look like everyone else.
I hear you laughing and saying, “Only queeny guys wear shit like that.”. NO. NO. NO. I would venture to say the more masculine you are, the better the overall atmosphere of style you exude while wearing a neck accessory like a bandana or silk scarf. Style is about having the confidence to wear unconventional items that create a sense of coolness.
So cowboy the fuck up, be a man, and tie on a silk scarf.
I must apologize. I have so many things going on at one time. I have Jock Muscle, I am leaving the military, I am trying to find a new job, and the launch of DISCO VALANTE this month.
It has been a real journey for me getting this clothing line off the ground. Being stationed in the Middle East, production delays, money problems, production delays, and PRODUCTION DELAYS. The first run of Disco Valante underwear is now somewhere in the Pacific Ocean on a container ship from Shanghai on its way to Long Beach, California.
I had the photo shoot for DV about two Friday’s ago in New York City. I didn’t even get to enjoy the cityt. I took the train from Washington, DC to NYC, walked to the studio, and then returned back to Washington that same night. The shoot went really well. The handsome fellow above is not me but he is the face of Disco Valante. Greg is a up and coming model from New York.
My graphic designer is helping me redesign the look of the DV website now. Hopefully, we will be finished by tomorrow.
It is amazing that this blog has become so successful…I constantly get inquires for sales via email everyday. That makes me feel really good about my chances for success. Keep reading!!!
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
I must admit I wasn’t always a fan of this look. I always see it in Ralph Lauren stores and I think it looks too fake and snobby. However, I think it can be worn with classic coolness and style. Take a look at this guy in the photo. His look is very understated…simple T, khakis, dark blazer, and a pair of patent leather loafers. However, he exudes a coolness that rarely seen in reality.
Disco Valante wants you to try to pull this look off and tell us how you fair on the streets. I’m sure you’ll get complimented!
The last week or so has been a loads of administrative work and travel. From Qatar to Kuwait to Washington, DC to California, I’ve been on the go! Yesterday, I left on the physical journey to begin Disco Valante. Just before midnight, I traveled 13 hours from LAX to Hong Kong. I am now awaiting my connecting flight to go to China to meet the manufactureres of the this label. In preparation for my trip, I’ve been reading books on Chinese etiquette and business culture for the past month. I think I’m Chinese now…not really. I hope I don’t make a fool of myself.
Shortly after the official business trip of Disco Valante, I will proceed to get lost in a 3-5 week vacation around Asia. I will visit friends and some of my favorite places. This time I will be using hostels and crashing with sexy strangers. No hotels and spas for me.
Thanx for being patient with the absence of my blogging. Wish me luck!
I personally hate carrying a bag. All Disco Valante needs is his credit card, chap stick, car keys and phone. However, even though I don’t personally carry bags, I can appreciate them. I can understand when people live in urban environments and don’t have cars to throw their things in, a bag maybe necessary to make it through the day.
When I lived in Japan, it was not uncommon to see men carrying cool looking tote bags, commonly referred to as man bags. It was more uncommon to see men NOT carrying such an accessory.
A man bag can be a cool add-on to a killer wardrobe but, in America, we will not let go of the backpack. I cringe everytime I see a guy wearing a cool suit or nice clothing while carrying a back pack. I understand if you are doing some physical activity where a back pack maybe more appropriate for the wear and tear but not in the everyday commute of a stylish man.
If you must carry a bag throughout the day, get something cool. If you and the 6 year old kid next door have the same taste in bags, shame on you.
Am I being a total snob about this guys? Let Disco Valante know what you are thinking.
Once agian, Disco Valante must instruct the class on the color of pink and its place in fashion. I would have thought the students in my last class would have passed on the this information to rest of society but they have failed me.
After a much heated debate in my office with a victim of bad fashion, I have one statement to make…PINK ROCKS!
Why are so many men afraid to wear pink?
A man who wears pink is a someone who is daring. A man who wears pink gets complimented. When I wear pink, I have to beat the ladies (and the occasional male admirer) off with a stick. Everytime I have seen a man wear pink his stride is more confident and his poise is more manly.
Do you have what it takes to wear pink? Do you like pink on men but are to shy to wear it yourself? Or do you think pink is strictly for little girls? Disco wants to know.
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!
Where all my “metrosexuals” at? These men aren`t afraid to shop for clothes or spend time in the hair salon to get a cool do. Metrosexuals care about grooming: they get waxed, manicured and have a regular skin care regime. This new generation of straight boys who have a gay sense of fashion have old men, everywhere, shaking their heads in disgust.
What ever became of the “man`s man”? laments one older gentleman at Disco Valante headquarters. “Back in our day, we had war and were fighting to survive and put food on the table. Now all the boys have gone soft. Pretty soon they will be wearing makeup”! And wearing make-up they are indeed! Men`s cosmetics are already on the market and sell especially well in major cities.
Even though this may seem shocking, alot of ladies are pleased that men are finally giving a damn about how they look.
The metrosexual man is the ultimate product of modern times.