A King’s Theme: The 24 Hour Man

A King’s Theme: The 24 Hour Man
October 5, 2011 Curran

 “A outfit you wear all day that is suitable in all occasion/ every situation”

Long days and even longer nights are common for the average mover & shaker of today.  Most days I leave the house and may not return until the sun is rising. When you are young and eager to take on opportunities there will be times when sleep is the last thing on your mind. Some may call this being a entrepreneur but I call this being a 24 Hour Man.

When leaving the house for the day one must be dressed for a number of occasions that may present themselves. It can be challenging to dress in an ensemble that is multi-functional, stylish and suitable for most ocassions. The 24 Hour Man must push the envelope, not blending in and staying on point throughout the day. Finding the right outfit to carry you through is a skill that the 24 Hour Man must perfect.

 Take a trip through the day of a 24 Hour Man

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Men’s Grooming/Fresh cut: Whether you have a classic caesar or a high top fade like me, your hair is a important part of your appearance. Having a clean face gives you that final touch and that extra boost of confidence when you’re always on the go. Men have gathered for not only a haircut, but often for friendly talk about local happenings, this makes the barber a man’s best friend.

train(3)-1Awaiting The Train: Staying occupied is never a concern for the 24 hour man. He stays with magazines and cool tunes to keep him informed and relaxed throughout his day. For example a Japanese mag called “Cool” is not your average type of fashion magazine and is where the 24 hour man gets a lot of his inspiration.

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The Business : First impressions are critical in doing business as a fashion stylist, photographer and consultant. It pays to be well presented. The 24 Hour Man’s life revolves around his work and his passion is helping people by making them look and feel like the Kings and Queens they are.

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Lunch Date: As a man of taste and class, the 24 Hour Man is a gentleman first. Though he has a very busy schedule, making time for his Queen is a priority and dressing the part shows his utmost respect for her.

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The Marketplace: Shopping is a part of the 24 Hour Man’s daily regimen. Whether it is some rare finds at a thrift store, a side walk sale or a local boutique collecting pieces for himself as well as his clients is a job that never ends.

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Quality Time:  Role modeling starts at home. Passing down knowledge while having a good time with the next generation is key to the 24 Hour Man’s success. One of his main goals is to plant a foundation that can inspire and revolutionize the world to come.

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Among Friends: Going out and socializing with friends keeps the 24 Hour Man balanced with all the his ripping and running. Surround yourself with positive and creative like-minded people and you will never lack inspiration.

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A Flight Home: The 24 hour man’s work is also influenced by traveling. Gathering new information from around the world can rejuvenate your mind psychically, mentally and creatively. Staying up to date with other city’s trends is an important aspect in this business and keeping the business relationships that he has built over the years firm is key.

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 The 24 hour Man

The 24 Hour Man wardrobe:

  • Blue Blazer/sportcoat: A navy blazer is most versatile option, as it transfers easily from day to night. Does double duty as business and casual wear.
  • Collared Shirt: I chose to spice up the casual blazer with a multi-colored Brooks Brothers button up shirt. It speaks professionalism as well as you can take a joke or two.
  • Dark premium denim: As classic as you can get. I choose my APC casual fit jeans so I can be stylishly pulled together.
  • Brown Shoes: Brown loafers are the king of travel footwear: comfortable, stylishly versatile and a breeze to slip on and off in the security lines. I have on a pair of Polo by Ralph Lauren Wallabees.
  • Carry-All Bag: Any traveling man needs a hold all. Big, bulky luggage has transformed into sleek, stylish carryalls. This vintage Fendi design was inspired by the duffle bag, but its predominantly leather exterior and more refined appearance give a classic look to this practical tote.

Photography by Nik C

Comments (50)

  1. Well on! Captivating scenario…good piece.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Art. appreciate your comment

  2. Jasmine 6 years ago

    LOVE this post!! Big thumbs up for role modeling! 🙂

  3. Nik C. 6 years ago

    I love the way the post came out. Working with Curran J was a groundbreaking experience and I must admit he’s brilliant and truly a pioneer among followers. Hard work on all ends really produced awesomeness!

    Nik C. The Photographer

  4. Corrinn Liche`t 6 years ago

    I have seen this post retweeted so many different times on twitter in the last few days and I finally decided to read…and am so glad I did. This is a refreshing approach to combining fashion, men’s topics, social responsibility and humble boasting in one post. I enjoyed it from start to end for many different reasons, but the most reflective aspect for me was the role model…that is imperative and can never be reiterated enough..With that said…great piece Curran!

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Corrinn. glad you took the time after seeing it multiple times to take a look.lol but really appreciate it means a lot!

  5. Dakkar 6 years ago

    Very insightful. i think this is a very useful aritcle, it speak to a busy but very stylish person. always learning something new

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you very much Dakkar.

  6. Dakkar 6 years ago

    very insightful!

  7. Nikk 6 years ago

    Enjoyed this post very much. Would love to see a role reserves of how the Queen prepares for a day before meeting her king…or something like that.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Nikk. That is actually a great idea. A King’s Theme: The 24 hour Women. or I may just make it a Queen’s Theme one day.lol

      • Nikk 6 years ago

        Looking forward to it! if you need some help let me know, would love to do some work with you guys!

  8. AB 6 years ago

    Excellent post; this sounds like a book or regular blog topic in the making…
    Loved the pics, also!!
    Great work 🙂

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you. glad you enjoyed it

  9. Iman 6 years ago

    Amazing post, I’ll Be passing this on, such inspiration!

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thanks King. much respect

  10. Amanda 6 years ago

    Love this post. Very inspiring and informative. And the pictures were perfect.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Amanda 🙂

  11. Chris 6 years ago

    A great spin on a “day in the life” . You kept it insightful and aesthetically clean. Kudos bro.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Chris.

  12. Jahn Q 6 years ago

    Great work telling the story of so many of us. Bless king.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Jahn Kings Inspire Kings

  13. Verbatum Jones 6 years ago

    Great concept. 24 hours of funk. Long Live The Kings. Peace

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      lol 24 hours of funk for sure. Thanks Verbatum

  14. Kamile Kuntz 6 years ago

    Great concept!

  15. Corrine 6 years ago

    Fly all day everyday:) Loving your style. And mission to inspire. Keep doing your thing, can’t wait to see what’s next.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Corrine

  16. OTC1 6 years ago

    Great post KING! We need so much positive media now-a-days! Everyone in philly needs to see reinforcement like this! Stay busy, but also make time for everything that counts in your life! -PEACE & LOVE.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      That is my point. not enough positive promotion or highlighting the good. Not just in Philly but everywhere. Thank you for your comment King much respect

  17. Neesh 6 years ago

    Amazing post. You look great, as usual.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thank you Neesh

  18. A.Smith 6 years ago

    Very well put proud of u

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 6 years ago

      Thanks King

  19. Kamal M. 6 years ago

    Just got a chance to look at this earlier and I was def impressed man. It’s a great piece to read, something refreshing to look at, well detailed and creatively annotated. Keep up the great work, King!

  20. DeAnna Wright 6 years ago

    Love it! Love the insight on the importance of fashion from a business viewpoint. Definitely gonna step my game up as a 24 hour “woman”:)

  21. Broc 6 years ago

    Haven’t had the chance to check your website out but I finally did and I’m speechless. Your apporach to the fashion game is off the courts by far. I enjoy the sense that you incorporate different types that a 24 Hour Man goes through. Love what you doing Swint with the creativity fashion game. Overall the blog and the theme of the 24 hour Man is a brilliant idea. Most importantly to me was the role modeling concept that you illustrated big ups to that. Keep grinding Swint!!!

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 5 years ago

      Thanks B. glad you finally took the time to check out my blog and means a lot that you enjoy it. – K.R.T.

  22. Nadia aboulhosn 6 years ago

    Uh do you know how much I love this. I deff can relate to this post especially the opportunities that arise and barely getting sleep. You know I’m dying for a queen one. Love how it shows your life and how positive u are

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 5 years ago

      Thank you Nadia. you know you inspire me and yes A Queen version will be next 🙂 – K.R.T.

  23. Ali 6 years ago

    Peace King, great job my bro!!!

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 5 years ago

      Thanks Ali. – K.R.T.

  24. Matt M 6 years ago

    Nice piece. Captivating, clean, and well presented.

    • Author
      Curran J Swint 5 years ago

      Thanks King – K.R.T.

  25. quinta B. 5 years ago

    Very cool!

    • Author
      Curran J 5 years ago

      Hey Quinta,

      Thank you for your comment. -K.R.T.

  26. DeVone 5 years ago

    Great pictorial. I am truly inspired. Long live the 24 hour man!

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