Monday, February 18, 2013

The Gentlemen

Ah, the Gentlemen. Glenn O'Brien states that the term Gentlemen comes from the word "Gens" or of the "genes". In other words, to be a gentlemen, it's in you, in your DNA, your blood. When I think of what it means to be a gentlemen I am drawn to two ideas

1.) Jazz musicians from the late 50's to 60's who understood that what they were playing
was just as important as what they were wearing. Musical style and personal style
go hand in hand. 
2.) "Character is the way your treat people who you know
can do nothing for you"

Cheers Gentlemen. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Under the weather

We all have those days/weeks/months (hopefully not years) where everything is pounding down on you and spilling out the sides. Such as been me these past few weeks, but sunny skies are ahead in my forecast, along with more artsy farsty manliness. Get excited!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fashion Week

Oh Fashion are crazy. Well, not you, but some of your menswear designers who are like "yup, lets put more fringe on that blazer". But fashion is art, and some artists like to bedazzle their shit, and that's cool. And it's cool if you are not a fan of bedazzling, if you like the simple things, I do too. My top picks were Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino,Burberry Porsum, and the stand out for me this season was Belstaff. My professor says that men look best 2 ways: naked or in a suit. This season however, I will say they look best 3 ways: naked, in a suit, or in a Belstaff trench.

Happy shopping gentlemen.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The War of Art

by Stephen Pressfield. It is your new Bible. Keep it beside your copy of Sun Tzu's The Art of War.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Crisp Clean White Shirt

This is one of my most favorite things that a man could wear. It's so simple. So elegant. So casual. So "I am secure enough with my own sense of style that this is all I need" No bells, no whistles, just you.

Whatever brand you choose, just make sure it fits. 2 fingers comfortably at the neck, try and avoid overly baggy shirts, you don't want to look like you borrowed one from your dad, or that you used to be on the chunky side and are now a hoarder who refuses to get rid of their old wardrobe...

Anyways! White comes in several shades and some might match different outfits better, and some fabrics will work better with casual or elegant. So stock a few in your wardrobe, and remember, when it comes to white shirts you should always have some Tide To Go handy.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flower Power

Saw this fantastic man at the Dekalb Market during one of it's outdoor festivals. He was rocking a light blue denim shirt, khaki's and placed a pink daisy at the collar. It was so interesting and showed his personal style. That's the great thing about the denim shirt, everyone wears them, but how do you wear yours?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Manliest Men wear Pink

I am afraid of color. Really, I am. My closet is mostly black, white, black, and tan (which most likely used to be a white shirt). But let me say this: I have a pair of hot pink stilettos, and I love them. Just as much as I love a man who will rock one piece of color, even if its pink, hot pink, light pink, just a spot, somewhere. It could be a tie, a pocket square, a dress shirt, maybe even pants (that is a heavy maybe), but color is good. And I imagine a man who isn't afraid of pink clearly isn't scared off by a lot of other things, and that my friend, is hella sexy.