Saturday, April 20, 2013

iPad Check In

So in an effort to be more productive, I'm going to see if I can dedicate my iPad to blogging work (both this, and my insurance articles, which will be at frankwillinsureyou.com).

Here goes nothing!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Last post was October??

Did I read that right? Was my last post really that long ago? Going to make an effort to make Sunday blogday. Get in a post, maybe an article, update the website else wise... Stay tuned... I hope ;)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Attacking Trends!

Hello all!

It seems the new day job thoroughly derailed my efforts in resurrecting the Dressing Like A Man site (anyone who wants to know what I've been up to in the meantime should check out www.whins.com)

The title of my post references the next article I will be publishing. I've seen a handful of attempts at "trendy" in the outside world, and may I be the next to note that these people have missed by a country mile and then some. Not all trends are made for all people, and just because it is in the magazine, and you want to try something new, doesn't mean it's acceptable to do a bit of page roulette, and mimic a random look.

Dressing Like A Man, again, is there to help you develop a sense of what looks good and timeless. "Trend" kills all that. Such issue have made me realize I can't simply focus my attention on those who have shunned the magazines completely, but I need to also be sure those who have chosen to read up on the subject matter do so with whatever guidance that is needed (very little for some, and a great deal for others).

Below, by the way, is a link to an example of a necessary element I touched on months ago - The white Oxford shirt.

Van Heusen Classic-Fit Pinpoint Oxford Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt

Saturday, April 14, 2012

From GQ Italy

Defense of the white shirt, from the kind of people you all really want to be listening to (note, article is in Italian, so prep your translators, and comment if the translation doesn't make any sense, and I'll translate the translation)

http://www.gqitalia.it/moda/articles/2012/3/la-camicia-bianca-da-uomo-la-storia-gli-abbinamenti-come-portarla

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This Whole No-Sock Thing

As much as I enjoy GQ, I do have a few things at which I continuously shake my head. I don't have the most conservative color palate for a closet, but tight pink-ish jeans are not for me. Also, I like pants that have a professional length break. This means the pant legs are as long as my legs, not bunching up over my shoes, and not resembling a preparation for an event that requires an ark.

That said, I've come to notice several pages worth of rolled up pant legs (rolled several times over), which reveal shoes with no socks. This whole no-sock thing is a prevalent as anything that has ever graced the pages of this time honored publication.

I've been giving it a whirl, and I have to admit, it's not the worst idea in the world. I live in Los Angeles, so it's pretty much Spring/Summer 12 months out of the year (sorry, 59 degrees is NOT cold). This has given me the chance to go sockless for a few Sundays, and I think I've figured out the rules:

1). NEVER attempt this in the office. It's a casual weekend look, not professional.
2). A light dusting of baby powder in the shoes will prevent the shoes from a premature death by sweat.
3). Do not attempt a full day if your feet are not accustomed to being in shoes without socks. Walkabout for an hour or two, then get some socks on. This will prevent cuts and bruises (learned the hard way).
4). This look works with oxford shoes, loafers, or canvas. Try 'em all, and see which is most "you".
5). Do not roll up your pants and extra 3" to show you aren't wearing socks. You'll look like a jackass.

This look may be too extreme for many, but if you're on the fence, give it a whirl with the 5 bullet points above. If you like it, you've discovered a brand new look, which is always good. If you don't, it's not like socks are going out of style anytime soon!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Preview of the Next Month

First and foremost, the (long) overdue pics of the versatility of the 3-piece-suit will be surfacing in the month of April -- just need to make sure my wife is available with an iPhone camera, lol

Also coming in April, I have 2 article concepts ready to execute. One will be on renting a tux vs just buying one. Following that will be a way to gain a whole new wardrobe by getting to know your friendly neighborhood tailor.

I keep trying to make a commitment to updating this at least once a week on Sundays, but life keeps bumping this from my to do list. Rest assured, I have not forgotten you all!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lookbook Update

Taken in the Nordstrom in the Grove... in the middle of the stuff-for-Yoella section.