Please Visit Our New Website

We have moved!  Come visit our new website www.chicgalleria.com.


Chic Things Men's Essentials: Designer Underwear

Being stylish goes beyond outerwear, guys should be as conscious as what they wear out as well as under. And please don't go commando. Commando is a film in the 80's and it should be just that.  I know designer underwear can be expensive at least wear them when you are out and about. Because you'll never know, what I'm trying to say. Would you rather be caught with your pants down wearing a pair of Hanes or Burberry boxers? As the little prince said, "What is essential is invisible to the naked eye" -- I say 'Amen'!

Burberry Men's Boxer Brief

$20.00 Nordstrom

Diesel Men's Boxer Brief

$24.00 Nordstrom

Dolce & Gabbana Briefs

$35.00 Sak's Men Store

D2Squared Men's Boxers

Paul 'The Smart Stylist'


High Top Sneakers

High Top Sneakers are trendy again, for now.  Made popular in the late 80's and perhaps some thought or hoped they will stay in that era by the turn of the decade. But that wasn't the case, high top sneakers managed to reclaim their trendy reputation through the years and 2008 is one of those years. Interestingly enough,  designers like Yves Saint Laurent,  Prada and Dolce & Gabbana added high top sneakers to their men's footwear reportoire. And, I am loving the risk this high end designers because I'm just going 'gaga' over this shoes! Here are a couple of my favorites.

Yves Saint Laurent Hi-Top Sneakers          Prada High Top Sneakers
$410.00 Saks.com                                    $380.00 Saks.com


Best Fashion and Style Resource for Men

I believe everyone is born with a sense of style and those who decide to develop and cultivate this gift are easily distinguished today with their trendsetting flare for fashion and has their own personal style. And to achieve such distinction, there are a few essential tools and resources that serve as references to know what's in and what's out in fashion's ever evolving world.
For Men, it's quite obvious that GQ would be on every or possibly the only one on their list. Well, there's a couple of site's that I suggest looking into, Men's Style and Men's Vogue. Basically these sites are Vogue's and Style's brother. You can find all about every man's interests from fashion to electronics. One advice I can give that I consider very valuable is subscribe to newsletters or updates on the site and even consider subscribing to their magazine. Specially priced subscriptions are offered as well. So, guys head over to these great fashion resources and you'll learn a lot of things you don't know, I did.


Chic Things for Summer: White Denim Jeans

Stylish men are not afraid to experiment with their look and style. But white denim is the achilles heel of many. This summer white denim is a must have! It makes you stand out in a sea of blue denims and besides wearing white denims exudes confidence and shows off your great fashion and style sense. Here are my top picks this season.


  1. True Religion Low Rise Jeans $172.00

  2. Diesel 'Yarik' Slim Fit Jeans $200.00

  3. 7 For All Mankind Jeans $163.00

All available at Nordstrom Men's Store



Men's Designer Sneakers

Hello everyone! Hopefully everyone had a great holiday and enjoying your three day weekend! Here at Chic Things Galleria is business as usual.

Today, I would like to showcase designer sneakers and I'm not talking about Nike or Reebok. It's depressing to see some guys wearing trendy and hip clothing and when you look down on their feet there it is
'swoosh!' Nike Air Max something. Looking trendy is from head to toe. Trust me, it's what you're wearing wrong that's magnified and not the other. Yes, designer shoes can be expensive but only a few dollars. And I quote "Designer Shoes...$400, looking like you just stepped out of a GQ magazine, PRICELESS! Here are some of my top picks for this season.

Dior Homme Sneakers $525.00 D&G Metallic Sneakers $275.00
Gucci Sneaker $345.00 Prada Driving Shoes $425.00



Work In Style: Designer Briefcases

CEOs, company executives and high ranking corporate employees will always have the best suits and nicest pants to wear for work. And for entry level employees with minimal salaries can't afford the luxury of their superiors. But here's one way to divert some of that attention and perhaps someone might think you're the CEO of the company, designer briefcases. Great gift for yourself and a great investment. You'll look sharp, sleek and trendy.


Prada Leather Briefcase & Wallet     Salvatore Ferragamo Briefcase

$1390.00 / $250 Neiman Marcus        $1350.00 Neiman Marcus



Chic Things for Summer: Plaid Shorts

Here in L.A., the summer is really heating everything up! A sweltering 101 degrees Fahrenheit today and it will just get hotter. With temperatures like this, I suggest give the denim jeans a break and shorts ready. But I recommend shorts done in breathable and lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen.

A trend this summer are plaid shorts or madras shorts. Some guys might shy away from this pattern and colors, and that's understandable probably because it reminds them of catholic school uniforms. Well, that's true. But with a little bit of shopping and trial and error on your part, you can find the best color and plaid that will work for you.

This shorts are perfect for summer parties and can be worn casually or dress it up for our trip in the Hamptons. Here are some styles I recommend.

7 For All Mankind Shorts $148.00 Ralph Lauren Shorts $89.50 Lacoste Madras Shorts $55.96

All from Saks.com

Labels: ,


Happy Birthday to our Smart Stylist Paul!
Love, Your Chic Things Galleria Divas
zwani.com myspace graphic comments


'Nothing Funny with this Fanny'

The 80's was a decade some people loved or rather forget. A time when excessive hair, make up and shoulder pads were the trends. And Members Only jackets and fanny packs were the men's choice.

Leave it to Gucci to bring the fanny pack back! This belt bag ( a more acceptable and fashionable term ) is so hot that Saks Fifth Avenue limits per customer 3 purchases within a 30 day period. I myself am planning on getting this modern version of an 80's fashion icon.

Gucci Belt Bag in Nero and Chocolate $530.00 Saks.com


Summer Sunglasses

Sunglasses are key accessories for men this summer. Styles like shield and aviator are the trend for the season! Invest on a great pair that will last for at least a couple of years, unless you tend to lose them like me. Here are a couple of styles to go by when shopping for sunglasses! Feel free to contact me if you need any shopping assistance, I'll be more than happy to help out.

Giorgio Armani Metal Shield Sunglasses $312.00 Forzieri.com
Christian Dior Aviator Sunglass $277.00 Forzieri.com


Summer Fragrance for Men

In fashion, as the seasons changes trends and styles follow suite. But one of the most overlooked and neglected or perhaps just simply not knowing that your cologne has to adapt to the season. And that's what we are here for! To share and inform. Improving one person at a time.

During hot summer days, I suggest to choose 'fresh' scents like citrus, water or anything that smells clean and refreshing. Avoid aromatic scents or colognes that are 'wood' inspired those are more appropriate for fall and winter.

So here are my top 3 picks for this summer.

  • Prada Man 'Silver' Limited Edition $57.00
  • Burberry 'Summer' for Men $55.00
  • Issey Miyake 'Intense' For Men $54.00-$74.00
All from Nordstrom.com


Step It Up this Summer!

A must have for summer is a pair of trendy and stylish flip flops and sandals. C'mon guys splurge a little. I've been a fan of D&G and D2Squared since I can remember. The quality, designs and reputation is worth it. Here my top picks so far! And guys let's step up our 'A' game this summer ok?

  1. D&G Men's Sandals $349.00 Raffaello
  2. D&G Men's Flip Flops $89.00 Raffaello
  3. D2Squared Men's Flip Flops $143.00 Raffaello



Happy Father's Day!

From all of us here at Chic Things Galleria, Thank You Dads and Happy Father's Day!

"Dad, Thank You."

For the good times that we share,
Thanks for always listening,
For trying to be fair.

Thank you for your comfort,
When things are going bad,
Thank you for the shoulder,

To cry on when I'm sad.
This poem is a reminder that
All my life through,
I'll be thanking Heaven
For a Special Dad like you.