I've been meaning to replace my puma running shoes for a while now, and what better an opportunity than a trip to NYC!
After a lengthy search that led me through the shoe halls of Macy's and Lord & Taylor, I finally settled on a pair of Lacoste Ion sneakers (below). Check them out and other sneakers at these stores.
The lace-ups are a good change from the slip on shoes I've had for a while. I also like the white color with green and red accent.
There's also a huge Lacoste collection online at Zappos.com in case you're interested.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
One doesn't need to spend a lot of money to wear a suit that looks expensive. You can do it by buying a suit off the rack and having it tailored to your fit. Here're how my suits fit me:
- Shoulders should be snug around yours and should not hang or fall over
- Button stance should be comfortable (not too high or low). I prefer the classic two button look.
- Silhouette should be fitted with only a fists worth of space between your chest and the jacket when it's buttoned up
- Length of the jacket should be long enough so that you are able to cup your hands underneath its sides
- Arms will need to be slimmed down as well and length shortened so that a quarter an inch of the shirt cuff is showing.
- Vents can be either center or side, but I prefer the more contemporary side vents.
- Lapels are hardest bit to pick out, but I prefer slimmer, higher cut notch/peak lapels.
- Slim fit around the legs
- No pleats
- Worn at the hips and don't have to wear a belt to support them
- No longer than one break at the feet
Thursday, June 4, 2009
There's way too many tie knots out there to try so here's a recommendation based on how I tie my ties. The instructions may seem, probably are, complicated but once you get the hang of it you should fly through it.
So here goes:
So here goes:
- Bring tie over your shoulder with wide end to your right
- Bring wide end to your left crossing over the narrow end
- Bring wide end underneath narrow end, through the middle of the loop and to front
- Bring wide end of the tie to your right, around the back to the front, through the middle of the loop to the back
- Bring wide end from back to your right loosely around the front to your left, back underneath
- Bring wide end from the back through middle of loop to front underneath loose front
- Pull wide end toward bottom to tighten knot at same time create a dimple using your index finger
- Bottom of the wide end should come at least 2 inches below your belly button