Raheem Nelson

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  1. Style by Ra: The Grey/Charcoal Suit

    Date 23 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips For this article I will be talking about the grey suit and the charcoal grey suit. Lighter grays are seen as more casual and can be dressed up or down.If an office for example has a strict dress code you wouldn’t…

  2. Featured Illustration: Dandy In The Bronx

    Date 18 Aug 2015
    Today’s blog post is a little different. I have a special interview with GQ Insider and Menswear Influencer, Diego León aka Dandy In The Bronx. Check out the interview and the portrait painting below… 1. Where does the “Dandy in The Bronx” brand symbolize for you? Diego: It’s my way to personally

  3. #WhereIsRa?: Palo Alto/mDAC 2015

    Date 13 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my recent trip to Palo Alto.  This past week I attended the Mobile Digital Art and Creativity Summit at The Palo Alto Art Center. It always ends up being a big, family reunion because I’ve made so many connections…

  4. Style by Ra: The Black Suit

    Date 03 Aug 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips Today I’m starting my “essential suits” multi part series. Every man should have a few suits that can be used for different purposes. A black suit is typically considered the most formal suit you can buy (second to tuxedos.) Generally…

  5. Featured Illustration: NHPL (Ives Main Branch)

    Date 29 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest urban landscape painting.  I remember as a kid going to The New Haven Public Library and becoming immersed in books. The library was valuable for school projects or if I just wanted to check out…

  6. #WhereIsRa?: NoLIta

    Date 26 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today I will be talking about some of the live paintings I created in NoLIta. Recently I did some live painting in NoLIta. It’s always incredibly fun to go to New York City with my easel and iPad. Plein air painting is not only a great…

  7. Style by Ra: Pocket Squares Part II

    Date 22 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips Today’s style post is a continuation on pocket square styling. During my time at The Tie Bar I noticed a lot of people do not know how to pair ties and pocket squares. It’s widely believed that you should match…

  8. Style by Ra: Pocket Squares

    Date 16 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips. Today I want to talk about pocket squares and a few ways you can fold them. A pocket square can add an extra flourish to an otherwise mundane look. The first fold I use is the square fold (rejuvenated by Mad…

  9. Style by Ra: Tie Knots

    Date 09 Jul 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips. One of the most important things about wearing a tie is the kind of knot you use. I generally use one of three knots when I wear a tie. The first is a Four in the Hand knot. This knot is…

  10. Style by Ra: Tie Bars

    Date 29 Jun 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Here’s this week’s menswear tips. When it comes to tie clips or tie bars they should be a little more than a fashion statement. When wearing one you want to slide or clip it onto the tie and the back end goes between the buttons on…

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