Friday, February 25, 2011

Looks that POP

I may have mention previously that I collect images from blogs of "looks" that I find appealing.  In many cases it's a primer for me to put components together for a look that I'm attempting to duplicate.  With that in mind here are a few "looks" that have that special pizzaz, maybe even sprezzatura (everytime I hear that word, I want to add a squeeze of lime to something!).

Here you go:

Our esteemed Elangantologist Chris

This photo by Ethan Desu should win an award in my opinion

Ralph Lauren - Friday Casual in my book

I like this - it goes back to my earlier post - A women feels safe in the company of a well-dressed, confident gentleman.

I like linen - even though it wrinkes so - I just bough a navy Alan Flusser linen blazer - I'll post later about that one.

Monday, February 14, 2011

How do you remove a "gel" ink stain?

My wife bought me two nice-looking gingham shirts on Friday - one a nice mint green/white, the other orange/white.

I wore the orange one on Saturday, and toward the end of the afternoon, we noticed my pen stained the bottom of the shirt pocket.

Being in the IT industry, I learned a long time ago that you can get ink stains out of a shirt by spraying it with alchohol based hairspray, let it set a bit, then wash - and stain gone.

But gel pen ink seems to be another story.  We've tried, hairspray, rubbing alcohol, OXY spray, dish soap - you name it - but the ink won't budge.

Any clues as to what to do?  I've searched the internet, but most say to use hairspray.  Otherwise I'll be cutting the shirt up for a nice gingham pocket square :(

Stained in Orlando.....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Spring is just around the corner - really!

J. Press says so.  They came out with their Spring, 2011 on-line catalogue - lots of nice stuff - here are just a few

Friday, February 4, 2011

Making a good impression

Most of us are taught not to judge people by their appearance. Many people think about how someone looks when considering potential friends, companions, employees and even doctors and attorneys. It should come as no surprise that the way a man presents himself - such as the clothes he wears - can influence his chances for jobs or promotions.

How one dresses when he's out in public acts as non-verbal communication.  Wearing things you like and look good in can bridge the gap between what you're saying and how you project confidence and satisfaction.

These young men from Rollins College were lunching together and having quite a good time and I could see that their female companion was enjoying their company as well.  People, especially women, enjoy the company of a well dressed man.  You many not have thought of it this way, but women feel safe and protected when they are with a confident well-dressed gentlemen.

In these times we find all sort of fashion around us.  Everything from snoop-droopy-drawers to guys in traditional business kits - all making a statement.  In this case, it's a good statement.

If these men are looking for meaningful work in the business world - how they present themselves means a lot.  Not everything is one's CV.  Good taste and neatness is their calling card.

I hope I see them again on Park Avenue soon.