Some people are like sunny San Diego, where it’s 82 degrees and sunny every day, where you can wear shorts and a t-shirt 300 days out of the year. These people are even-keeled. Upbeat. Unshakably positive. Sometimes, annoying. Some people are dour, cloudy and grey. Like Seattle. Home of the grunge flannel shirt — a […]
Seasons give us an opportunity to stand out for fitting in – not with fashion trends, but with the world around us.
pHere’s an embarrassing story. When I was in high-school, I fancied myself a bit of a hippie. I had long hair and listened to the Beatles and the Grateful Dead. I was opposed to the Gulf War and I wore paint-splattered Levi’s that had once been my father’s work-pants. I read The Autobiography of Malcolm […]
Less than 24 hours from our style-up, he explained, he’d be in a room full of top executives, receiving a major award. He hoped he could be “the best-dressed guy in the room,” but he didn’t want to draw too much attention to his clothes. We agreed that the goal was to crush it…subtly.
Q: Why have I not written anything for the last month? A: Long answer. It begins with G.I. Joe. When I was 14, I rounded up all my action figures, put them into shoe boxes, and hung posters: Lamborghinis, girls in bikinis, and a couple of rock bands. I know. Super original. If you had told me, […]
GQ can keep their $400 “sportscore” designer sweatpants. I’d rather pull my influences from a style that never goes out of style.
In the grand scheme of things, there are worse things to be addicted to than sweaters. I have known people brought to ruin by their addictions. The only trouble my morass of sweaters has caused is that my shelf space has been completed colonized, as if by Tribbles.
“I have a good eye, I know what I like… I liked the tailored look, but I wanted to take more risks. I’ve spent my life being attracted to the tailored, crisp lines of men’s clothing. But only in the last ten years have I realized that if the clothes don’t hang on my shoulders tightly at the right spots, the clothes are wearing me.”
It’s almost as if the fashion industry has a problem with anticipatory anxiety and needs to take care of weather changes three months away — right now.
When we were young, our teachers and parents said “Always do your best.”
That seemed like a good idea, until some of the things asked of us were totally dumb.