Outlining the importance of using collar stays and inexpensive options for replacing them.
Brief guide on how to upgrade your luggage. From your weekend bag to your carry on.
I just purchased the new 13″ Macbook Air (b-t-dub, unbelievable machine) and wanted a sleeve to protect it from my abuse. I cannot stand bland (black) neoprene sleeves, or really anything from the Apple Store. Frankly, nowadays I find it a bit overwhelming just walking into an Apple Store. So, I was on the lookout…Read the Rest
Primer for men on dressing for colder months. Topics include color palette choice and textures.
Why American men shouldn’t wear a neckerchief *shudder*.
As promised, here is the remainder of the gift guide. And not a moment too soon, with only 6 more shopping days left. So get on it fellas. In honor of the lack of time, here are the remaining gift ideas, in easy-to-digest (unlike my 1/2 lbs burger I just hoovered) list format. Techie/Design Gifts…Read the Rest
A quick break from the Holiday Gift Guide posts, to bring you an all important message. A buddy informed me this weekend that Target is starting to carry Underoos again, but this time for adults. Excited as can be, I turned to the internets but alas couldn’t find anything on Target’s website. BUT, I did…Read the Rest
Yesterday we covered clothing, and so now we move onto the accessory that needs a post all to itself: jewelry. Yes, women like jewelry because it tends to sparkle, but I’m informed that there are more sentimental reasons that aren’t also shared in common with a cat: they like jewelry from you because it can…Read the Rest
As I get older, it seems that the time available for Christmas shopping gets shorter and shorter, while gifts get more complicated. There just isn’t enough time to sift through all the offerings, while coming up with a gift that is both thoughtful and unique. PG, after polling some fashionable, in-the-know ladies, has put together…Read the Rest
I know the scarf post was a bit light on exactly how to wear one, mostly because I couldn’t find any acceptable images. It was more to open your mind to the possibility of the scarf as an accessory, since I don’t see many normal guys wearing them. However, I came across this post that…Read the Rest
I’ve an odd confession: it’s only been in recent years that I’ve become acquainted with the scarf. Being from the South, it isn’t so much a cold weather necessity. Plus, I used to think that scarves were too effeminate, since I only saw women pull off the look successfully. But, after a little bit of…Read the Rest
For the second outfit in this series, I’ve focused on something slightly more trendy than yesterday’s ensemble. The corresponding outfit from Banana was a simple pair of clean jeans and a button down shirt. We’ll go with something along the same lines, but throw in a tie, just to show you more ways to spruce…Read the Rest
*Note: sorry for the repost; I somehow managed to delete the two most recent posts. An on-going series for PR will be a virtual version of PR’s personalized services. I’ll put together outfits for different occasions, all from the same store (I’m making it easy for you). I’ll work within a budget of about $250.…Read the Rest
Keeping with the bag/luggage theme, here is a pretty sweet messenger bag from Timbuk2, makers of the original (and best) messenger bags. These typically are great because they sit high up on the back, as opposed to flopping around on your side like a long purse. It looks cleaner, is more comfortable, and is flat…Read the Rest
You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the luggage you use, but if you travel frequently, wouldn’t you rather lug around something cooler than a black ballistic nylon bag? Here are some cool pieces by SteamLine luggage that evoke that old-school feel, yet have modern amenities like wheelie wheels (that’s what I…Read the Rest
Here’s a super sweet laptop sleeve I saw over at Design Milk. I’ve seen more designers use wool/felt in their sleeves, with this one being one of the coolest. It’s simple, modern and masculine. A great departure from the typical (black) nylon sleeves.
If you couldn’t tell I love ties; there’s just something about them. Whether paired with jeans or a suit, I love the contrast that that little bit of color affords. It’s arguably the most masculine article of clothing you can wear regularly (spurs don’t count). And as a man’s style should be generally subtle, the…Read the Rest
Since I used a Johnston & Murphy offering as a punching bag in my post on shirts, despite actually liking some of their stuff, I’ve decided to quickly highlight some of their more stylish offerings in their just released Fall preview. Which reminds me, I completely don’t understand the lack of consideration of geography when…Read the Rest
Here’s a classic article I read about a year ago, and still love, about the importance of the necktie. It was penned by Ben Stein for Father’s Day 2008 in response to an article he had read in the Wall Street Journal. It’s a great read, and something I wholeheartedly agree with, even though I…Read the Rest
I like meat. I like leather. Is it a primal thing? Perhaps. I’ve just always loved the smell of quality leather, and the look of beaten leather boots. But I’ve never really given it a second thought. Virtually all stylish shoes are derived from animals, as are belts and luxury car interiors. It’s just the…Read the Rest