Charlotte's Charm: A Gent in North Carolina's Queen City

The southern charm of this Charlotte was interestingly welcoming -- the "Queen City" is home of the nation's first gold rush and second largest banking center behind New York.

My sister's high school graduation brought me here, but also the delicious soul food! After being deprived of hearty home-cooked meals while in college, I found it rewarding to feast with family and kick my summer off with a bang.

Uptown was bustling with street horses, food trucks, art vendors, and unusually talented "performers". I even passed by The House of Abbeydale to see what threads they had up their sleeves (by far one of my favorite places). 

The architecture was worth capturing every step of the way; although I was unsure of what to expect before I came, I was pleased with the exploration of new scenery.

Enjoy this travel series (all shot using my iPhone)! 

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A well-dressed man is a confident man -- find a signature look for yourself to define your personal style. Also, stay well-groomed, it's a sign that you take yourself seriously and leaves a good impression. Putting gentlemanly habits into practice will take you a long way.

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Details are everything when it comes to personal style, it's what makes you distinctive. I'm big on prints because they can give an outfit subtle personality.

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Summer days in the south are no games! Now is the time for short sleeve shirts under the blazer. Stick to linens and light cotton if you must suit up in the scorching heat. 

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Blazer: Abbeydale Shirt: Slate & Stone Clothing // Pants: Thrifted // Shoes: Zara // Watch: Aldo // Shades: Thrifted // iPad/Carry Case: Chaps by Ralph Lauren Elmhurst