California Snow Day
The torrential rain we’ve been experiencing in San Francisco has translated into several feet of fresh snow up in the mountains, and I was lucky enough to already have a house booked in Tahoe this weekend. Although the temperatures were surprisingly warm, there was still plenty of fresh powder on the slopes.
Coat - Gant Rugger | Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren (ebay) | Scarf - Moon Mills | Shirt - Proper Cloth | Denim - A.P.C. | Boots - vintage Vasque | Shades - Warby Parker
Product Review: J. Crew “Bowery” Classic Fit Dress Trousers
Many of the product reviews out in the blogosphere seem to center around expensive high-end products or new items from small companies. These can certainly be helpful, but there are still many people that want to find great products that are a bit more accessible (which is why sites like Dappered are so popular). For that reason, I’m going to try and balance my reviews with products that can be easily found anywhere but still provide a good value to me.
In the past I have written about how much I like Howard Yount trousers; I stand by that review, but there are many people out there (including myself) that would prefer to not spend $100-$200 on dress pants. I splurged for some nice wool flannels since those are hard to find at lower prices, but for more traditional cotton and worsted wool pants there is a broader spectrum of prices available.
What I Wore Yesterday - working on a new product review. More coming soon.
Blazer - Brando | Trousers - J. Crew | Shoes - Sid Mashburn (ebay)
I have been getting a good amount of questions from my readers lately, and I decided to answer them in a large group as to not clutter up my blog. Here are the most pertinent questions, after filtering out the indecent, indecipherable, and inflammatory.
If you have a burning question, you can get in touch via twitter, email, or the ask box.
Yesterday I took advantage of the beautiful San Francisco weather and ran around the city with some good friends. Then Gerald took some photos that make me look cooler than I actually am, which is ideal for blog posts like this one.
Blazer - Boglioli | Tie - Breuer c/o Khaki’s of Carmel | Chinos - J. Crew | Shirt - Proper Cloth | Pocket Square - Put This On | Shoes - Brooks Brothers (ebay) | Guitar - Gretsch
The #menswear scene on tumblr is an interesting one; there is a lot of wonderful original content out there, but also a ton of stock photography and runway shots that get passed around endlessly. There is nothing wrong with having a blog that highlights those things, but we all know the feeling that comes from seeing the same Ovadia & Sons lookbook photos dozens of times on your dashboard.
The tumblr gods have been smiling upon me recently, and after being a trending blog on tumblr’s mobile app and now a spotlight blog under the fashion tag, I wanted to point my new readers toward other blogs churning out the good stuff. These are small blogs run by normal guys that are actively putting out great content and have a sense of style that I appreciate (or envy, in most cases). Enjoy!
Product Review: Howard Yount Chestnut Stick Umbrella
Having a passion for men’s clothing is a bit of an infectious disease; it begins with trying to understand the basic principles of fit and function, but if left untreated it can spread to an aesthetic affliction that applies to every possible purchase. Before you know it, every piece of furniture or kitchen appliance you acquire must be held to the same stringent criteria that are applied to your shoes and suits. Such is the case with me, and this is why I began looking for a handsome umbrella that would meet the trifecta of aesthetics, quality, and price; the “good deal” that we all strive to find.