Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The Dollar Shave Club is a great shave for just a few dollars a month. That's what these guys advertise and it is what they advertise. I don't shave that often cause I like the 5 o'clock shadow, Miami Vice look but I do shave my legs. I don't recommend that to everyone but it does feel nice. My buddy Ian found these guys somewhere and said, hey, you need to see this as it's a deal. I hate to shop and I always forget to buy blades. These guys make it simple and you have 3 razor options to choose from. The Executive, The 4X, and The Humble Twin. They offer everything you'll find at your area grocery store, they just make it easier to get blades. I recommend them as it's one less thing to remember. Check them out and give them a try. Also check out the YouTube video on the home page for a laugh.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blinded by the Light

A few months ago I was visiting a clients office when I had admired his sunglasses. He told me he found this great website for classic vintage frames that cost only $150 with your perscription. So I immediately forgot what he had told me. My brain does that sometime. I was more concerned with getting his measurements correct and totally spaced out. So I was thumbing thru the new GQ with Kate Upton on the cover and saw a full page write up about Warby Parker. Then I remembered that my client was raving about them and the quality of the frames and service. You can sample up to 5 frames at a time and it costs nothing to do so. I just ordered myself a pair and I highly recommend them. As I was reading the website I noticed they offer regular glasses as well and I ordered a second pair of glasses. A regular pair of glasses is $95. When was the last time you purchased glasses and only spent $95. I was blinded by the light.

Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.

A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear simply should not cost $300+. The industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with our customers directly through our website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price.
We meticulously crafted our first collection of 27 limited run styles, plus one monocle, using only the finest custom acetates and materials. The Warby Parker aesthetic is vintage-inspired, with a fashion forward twist - and every pair is custom fit with anti-reflective, polycarbonate prescription lenses.
Available exclusively through the Warby Parker website, our glasses retail for $95

Friday, April 8, 2011

Curator of DC Style

DeVon is a cool guy who loves fashion and does a hip blog for the DC fashion elite. It's not really for the fashion elite but about the fashion elite. Sort of a, day in the life of his subjects. DeVon captures them on the street going to school, to work or just hanging out looking good. I met him at Ted's Bulletin on Capital Hill where he was having brunch. He came in wearing a nice light grey Calvin Klein suit and he had it hooked up. He looked especially tailored and very sophisticated. I immediately gave him my card. We ran into each other a few weeks later and we chatted about fashion and his blog. I told him I blogged and so on. He appreciated my style and loved the look. He wanted to shoot me for his blog. I said, sure, and this is him making me look good. I just happened to be wearing my favorite Eric Finn custom suit with the fushia lining.

Click on the link and check out his blog. If you're familiar with The Sartorialist blog you'll see some similarities. It's just harder to find the fashion elite in DC than Milan, NY or Paris.

Thanks DeVon for making me look good

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Where Great Clothing Comes From

Where Great Clothing Comes From

I found this on Esquire Magazines web-site and thought it was very interesting. Luxury yarns and fabrics on Savile Row.

Esquire travels with Patrick Grant of E. Tautz and Norton and Sons, a Savile Row tailor, on a two-thousand mile, eight-day tour of Great Britain, to showcase the ancient skills and modern artistry behind some legendary manufacturers

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Brown Shoes- Essential

Thou shalt wear brown shoes—with nearly everything
Black dress shoes are easy—they’re understated and tasteful. Brown dress shoes up the style factor. People notice them. They go best with gray, khaki, or navy. Dark brown shoes are easier to pull off than light brown ones. I prefer a more antique brown shoe in a cognac hue, anything but black.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Knit Tie - Spring Essential

With spring comes the idea of new beginnings, rebirth, and this spring is the rebirth of the knit tie. Well, that's not true as the knit tie has never really gone away. It has always been an essential part of a Prepsters wardrobe. And it was also shown in a lot of collections in the fall of 2010. I got my first for Xmas just this year. I never really liked them with the square bottom. I found an English company, T.M Lewin, who makes them with a traditional tie bottom. I put it on my list, black knit tie, and sure enough Santa Claus brought me one and I LOVE IT!! I could wear it everyday. I love the knot it ties and I love the way it feels but most of all, I love the way it looks. You can wear it with anything, a suit, sport coat and jeans or a denim shirt. It's dressy and casual all at the same time. So if you're looking to update for spring and you want to do it inexpensively, try a knit tie on for size.

                                                             Black Knitted Silk Tie - 27097, , original

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

I like what Cole Haan has done for spring 2011. They started this edgier Londoner look back in the fall and have continued it into spring. It fits the more sartorial minded guy. I love the saddle shoes in all the contrasting colors. Something new and refreshing that puts a twist on the classic look. Whether you're wearing them with a suit or shorts, it is refreshing. What I also like about Cole Haan is the price points are very reasonable. They still have all their staples and now a little bit more. So, click on over to their web-site and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at their fun offerings at a very reasonable price.