When it comes to accessories and jewelry on men, I’m a less-is-more kind of a guy. In a land of sartorial screamers desperate to be noticed for something… anything… I think understated is underrated. For me, the understated beat is doubly true when it comes to tech-related accessories. Continue reading
Last week, I wrote a post about how I solve my dress shirt problem, specifically accommodating the list of “musts” I have with dress shirts. It turns out that my problem wasn’t totally solved to my complete liking. Continue reading
Amidst last night’s usual parade of misfires dictated by ill-informed and overpaid stylists or stars themselves who either don’t know better or don’t care… the growing number of men who opted for a necktie instead of a bow tie, really perfecting the pallbearer look… the ones who don’t know the difference between a business suit jacket (notch lapel) and a dinner jacket (peak lapel or shawl collar)… the color-happy experimentalists who don’t understand that “standing out” is not the purpose of black tie (as if the job on the screen doesn’t get them enough attention)… the guys who still go for the wing collar shirt as if they’re dealing poker, doing magic tricks or stripping at Chippendale’s after the show… the ones whose photographs from last night will start to look silly and dated in about six years… and the overwhelming number of men who were outdressed by the chauffeurs who drove them there… the best-dressed man at the 2014 Emmy Primetime Awards was the host himself: Seth Meyers. Done.
Here’s my conundrum: my preferred basic, essential dress shirt is a solid white or solid pale blue slim-fit shirt with a 3″ semi-spread collar, French cuffs, a 15.5″ neck and a 35″ collar in regular cotton poplin for under $80 or so.
One would think that such a shirt would be easy to find. Basic and uncomplicated, right? Au contraire, mon frere. Continue reading
It’s been a while, and I’ve neglected my website and podcast. Things are finally settling down and I’m getting my bearings after a crazy (but fantastic) summer. Between a new job, a lot of travel, family dynamics and big life adjustments, I talk about everything that’s been going on in this episode… Continue reading