Thursday, September 23, 2010

Okay, let's get this started: standard fashion tips for plebs!

First of all, let's get this out of the way: "isn't that really gay?"

No, it's not. The first thing people judge you upon is your appearance. If you look good, people will think highly of you. There is nothing wrong with looking like you give a damn.

Where to begin: Shoes
Shoes are the most important part of a man's attire. Period. If your shoes don't match, you look goofy. Don't be afraid to splurge on a nice pair of shoes. This is what I wear, and for the price they're not bad:

1) Onitsuka Tiger by Asic - The everyday and very basic athletic/casual shoe. Comes in a whole lot of colors.
2) Espresso Black Leather by Bostonian - Round cap (toe) oxfords. These are for more formal occasions, or if there's a dress code.
3) Check out the pair of boots in the previous post. Yeah they're expensive, but Red Wing boots are worth it. Save up!

The number one rule of fashion: Fit. Is. Everything.

You can buy the most expensive clothing at JCrew or 7 For All Mankind, but if it doesn't fit, you will look awful. Make sure that no matter what you buy it fits just well enough so it doesn't look overstretched. TIP: If it's longer/shorter than your shoulders, don't buy it.

Next up: accessories

More important than your clothing is the accessory. Gentlemen of all ages should have:
1) A watch. I have a Bulova watch as I find it to be the perfect combination of price and quality. 
2) An umbrella. Plain black will do.
3) A leather wallet. Any color will do.
*Optional* 4) Eyeglasses. Even if you're not near/far-sighted, check out some of the vintage eyewear at
5) A nice leather belt. PROTIP: Make sure the leathers of your attire match (if you are wearing black leather shoes, wear a black leather belt).

Finally! The clothing! 
 That is all. Check out the essentials.

And that's just about it. Pic is simply me in your basic button-up shirt, taken in scenic my bathroom.


  1. I have to agree with this, shit makes anyone look good easily.

  2. indeed, you look all sophisticated

  3. Would probably look better untucked. Too formal is uptight and awkward.

  4. Depends on the occasion for me. If I'm just going into the city for some casual fun, then I wear it untucked. If the occasion requires something more formal, such as me speaking to my boss, I wear it tucked. It just so happened that I came back from such an occasion.

    Thank you for the advice!

  5. You've got it all spot-on! Looking very dapper. :)

  6. An umbrella seems excessive if it isn't raining, although it would be awesome.

  7. Fashion advice. As a neckbeard I definitely needed this.

  8. Whenever I carry an umbrella I feel like a wannabe-asian (I live in a very asian-dominated city). Feels awkward man. It's like going into the ghetto and dressing like a black guy. It just feels like you're asking for trouble.

  9. I am 6'9" and 300lbs, what should I wear? I already wear button down shirts and sweatpants, but I dont have any nice shoes. Thats mostly because I wear a size 16.

  10. Are chinstrap (neckbeards) in these days? I wear one in public and I'm not sure if I should wear it with shame.

  11. Will definitely follow for more good advice on fashion, seeing as I need it desperately.

  12. very well written blog, will stay tuned for more! would like a follow back

  13. Thanks for the tips, gonna try it!