Recently your pals at InsideHook partnered with our pals at Lexus to bring you a handy series called Performance Upgrade, in which we asked celebrated experts in three different fields to regale us with helpful advice on how to level up various aspects of our lives.
From personal style to physical fitness to interior design, our panel of pros delivered, dropping not only knowledge on how we regular blokes should think about these disciplines from a philosophical standpoint, but also on the specific products they co-sign to help get us there.
Below, you’ll find a few of their favorite things — let them be your jumping-off point in a journey toward a more stylish, fit and tasteful existence. In simpler terms, they’ll help you become a guy in great shape with cool clothes and an envy-enducing home.
The stylist who dresses Donald Glover, Ryan Reynolds and the Rock gives us the items every guy should have in his closet this season.
Have a little fun with it — it’s just clothes. The second you overthink it, everything starts to feel off because it’s just too much anxious effort as opposed to a carefree, effortless feel.Ilaria Urbinati
Fit 2 Classic Chino
Rag & Bone
Royale Knit Sneakers
Shark Collar Silk Shirt
To check out our full interview with Ilaria, which is chock full of tips and tricks on how you can inject some leading-man swagger into your wardrobe, step right this way.
Back in the day, a car was a way to get from point A to point B. Nowadays, we expect them to feature every modern convenience imaginable. Instead of balking, Lexus embraced the challenge — by delivering the 2019 RC. Are you helpless without your apps and virtual assistant? The RC integrates them seamlessly. Worried about standing out in a sea of sedans? Lexus underwent a full-blown fascia redesign, starting with a more angular, imposing front grille. And if you’re purely interested in performance, don’t worry: the RC borrows some tricks from the revered LFA supercar while remaining a singularly smooth and accessible ride.
The redesigned Lexus RC is an exercise in performance upgrades. To learn about the rest of them, head over to their website and take a full tour.
The trainer who transformed Michael B. Jordan into Adonis Creed drops knowledge on his workout essentials.
Understand that it’s gonna take the sacrifice of not doing what you’ve always done or what you always want to do to get to that next level. No pain, no progress.Corey Calliet
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4
Hypervolt Vibration Massage Device
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
Beats by Dre
To check out our full interview with Corey, which is packed to the brim with his advice on becoming your most shredded self, step right this way.
One of New York’s leading interior experts shares his must-have items for churching up your home and/or office.
Good design is a dialogue. You should affect the space you’re in, and your space should then affect you. Both positively.Noa Santos
Luke Decorative Boxes
Ralph Lauren Home
“Jorge” Modernist Style Bar Cart
Diamond Point Double Old Fashioned Glasses
To check out our full interview with Noa, which is bursting at the seams with recommendations on taking your pad to the next level, step right this way.
Custom Portraits of Ilaria Urbinati and Corey Calliet by Ricky Lesser
Custom Portrait of Noa Santos by Sarah Van Liefde
Vehicle image courtesy of Lexus