While on the topic of good jeans. I’d hope that you would also keep in mind the value of a good pair of corduroys. We have long past the days of the early 90’s when Kelsey Grammar sported these with graphic sweaters and penny loafers. Nay! Embrace the slimming and comfortable look of good cords and I promise you they will wear into the right fit. Plus they give you a warm fuzzy feeling!
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Alright boys, I know this is a dreaded subject but let’s go ahead and address it. JEANS!! Even though we know you don’t want to hear it, the best way to conquer this obstacle in most of your lives is to do what girls do….go to a department store and try on a million different styles. There…we said it. Now that we have the scariest thing out of the way let’s concentrate on the details.
A.P.C is a French based clothing store but is available in many countries even the US. ( New York +LA have stores). It’s my new favorite place not only for my own personal shopping but for gentlemen alike. This is also my new favorite outfit. Simple and business casual, anyone can pull this off…man does tailoring make all the difference.
Well hello sir! What other shapes and sizes do you come in? I simply love everything about this ensemble. There is so much to be said for a classic plaid shirt and good jeans. I’m not mad about this jacket either. Well done.
We are going to break you down and then build you right back up again. Don’t be scared, this is always going to be a positive atmosphere. However, you are going to have to sweat it out boys to see the results. It’s time for tough love.
a. Go to your closet and open the door
b. Do you see Abercrombie, Hollister, and American Eagle polos, “distressed” cargo shorts, canvas belts, white tennis shoes, and graphic tee’s on plastic white hangers?
c. Then that’s tragic. Time for the breakdown.
We know its comfortable and we know that you looked (emphasis on LOOKED) good in it. We can keep collegiate but drop the frat boy. Time to grow up.
Work-wear to The Weekend: Suggestions
a. If you wear a suit (we will expound on this later) and polo’s to work make sure that it FITS. Every suit needs to be tailored to the person, it makes you look like you spent the money even if you didn’t.
b. It is much sharper to go for khaki slacks over twill weekend khakis for work. If you are a cargo short offender:
c. Basics Basics: plain t-shirts in your size go a long way (so many colors to wear with everything)
d.Shoes: This will also take a whole other blog, but we don’t want to leave you hanging. The sooner we can get you out of the scuffed, chunky heel, square toe the better! There are some kick ace lace up leather shoes (Puma etc.) for more casual occassions (or possibly work depending on the work place) and dressier shoes (Grenson etc.). Don’t like shopping? Buy several colors in a fantastic shoe. Don’t have a lot of extra money lying around? Buy three pairs of amazing shoes and be done.