Monday, July 30, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012


I think the message of this video is very true. It really breaks down the roots of influence.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Time to Share!

I'm having a bit of crisis. I wasn't really into the last series of posts that I did and I'm not sure where to go from there. By doing the series, it put a halt on my creativity and I stopped writing for a while. I like writing and I have some ideas to do, but I'd like to write things that you guys want to read about. In the past I've done basically two things. I wrote fashion advice and tips on sophistication.

So I guess my real question is: Would you like me to focus more on fashion or on sophistication?
I'd love some feedback on here or twitter / facebook! What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

From the Ground Up: Shirts

I think this is going to be the last post from this series. I'm not really content with where the blog is going right now and I'd like to take things in a different direction. This post is going to be a little rough because there are so many types of shirts. So I'm going to make this very broad.

There are five types of shirts you will need:

  1. Button Ups You will always need button ups. They're something that you can quickly throw on and you'll be comfortable and respectable.
  2. Tees You will always need t-shirts. They are quick and easily. 
  3. Baseball Tees These are super comfy and vary versatile. The 3/4s length of the arms makes it warm, but not hot. They are great for year round.
  4. Henleys These babies are also very versatile. They are sold thin and thick. They are a nice contract to wearing tees everyday.
  5. Sweatshirts / Sweaters I know there is a huge difference between the two, but I always group them together. They are both great for winter. Sweatshirts are comfortable and look good out & about or around the house. Sweaters are a nice touch to a dress shirt when it's a bit nippy out.

Monday, July 9, 2012

From the Ground Up: Pants

It can be hard to find the perfect pair of pants for any occasion because let's face it, no matter how hard you look they make pants to a certain cut and if you're a slight bit out of the cut, they won't fit right. There is a solution to this, but I'll get to that towards the end of the post.

Here are three types of trousers I recommend:

  1. Dress If you get dress pants that fit correctly, they can be the comfiest clothes you own. You'll need them for high-end occasions or if you have a job that requires you to dress up.
  2. Jean You can never go wrong with jeans for casual wear. They go with almost anything and they are usually very comfortable.
  3. Corduroy Originally I had "three types of trousers every man will need" as the sub-heading, but I changed it because of this point. Corduroys aren't really necessary, but I think they're a nice touch. I love my Khaki cords in the winter because I'm not just wearing jeans to school 24/7 and they are super warm and comfy. 
There are two things you have to remember when purchasing pants:
  1. Fitting Always get pants that are fitted and appropriate for your build. If you have trouble finding pants that fit correctly, there is something you can do. Go to your local thrift store and find pants that aren't to warn. Look specifically for color and style, if it means your standards, take it to your local tailor. He'll size you and hem the pants to your build. They'll look great on you and you'll be supporting a local business. I have a friend who found a pair of Christian Dior dress pants for under $10 and got them tailored. They look awesome and he didn't have to drop a pay check to buy them.
  2. Color / Style Always make sure to buy a variety of colors and styles so that you don't have to wear the same outfit over and over again.