Saturday, December 31, 2011

Plaid Flannel

I wanted a nice warm flannel shirt for winter but had trouble finding one. Everything was too wide and not soft enough. Then I read about this shirt on GQ. This shirt is has a nice trim fit and is very soft. We are still having spring like weather here in NYC so this shirt is all I needed to stay comfortable. Happy new year everyone! Click here for the QG article

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Make Love Not War

I'm very much a pacifist but enjoy military influenced styles. This jacket was a real bargain at Target. It's exactly what I had been looking for. It comes with a hood but I think it looks better without it. I like that it has buttons as well as a zipper. It's a nice jacket to wear while exploring the city. Plenty of pockets and looks good with a rucksack.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Scrooge outfit

I like Christmas but here in the US it's far too commercial for my taste. I've been lucky enough to experience it in other countries and all I can say is that we Americans have a lot to learn. I'm happy that holiday shopping is over as well as the mind numbing Christmas music in the stores! Some people call me Scrooge for that last comment because I don't hide my distaste. It's not the music itself but the fact that the stores select tunes that give shoppers a melancholy feeling that is proven to make them spend more money. The hypocrisy of it all just rubs me the wrong way.  Fortunately we will be rocking to something else at my house during Christmas dinner!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On Target

I was at Target the other day and remembered reading an article on GQ about some items in the mens section. I had never shopped for clothes at Target other than for children, but I remembered the article and decided to check it out. I found a few things that I liked. The styles were surprisingly cool and trendy. I got the jacket pictured below as well as a military style parka and 2 hats. The jacket in the pictures is from Converse and they call it the Moto Bomber. The label says black but it's actually a gunmetal color with dark blue around the edges. It's reinforced on the shoulders and elbows like a motorcycle jacket and fits nice and snug. I liked the pockets which look cool and are very convenient. There is a zippered pocket which is perfect for my phone. The boots are Ashton Grey from DSW. Very comfortable and great quality leather.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Kit-Kat

Today it was 38°F (+3°C). Finally normal temperatures for this time of year. When it's cold there is something very satisfying about eating chocolate outdoors. Kit Kat is my favorite and I had some left over from Halloween. I have no idea what this has to do with my look but I just wanted to mention it since I am eating in the pictures lol. I wore this blazer often during the fall. I found a nice tweed cap that goes well with it. Along with the scarf, and fingerless gloves it was all I needed to stay warm and still text on my i-phone!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Argyle Sweater

I'm noticing that the nice fall weather is about to end. Maybe one last chance to go out with just a sweater, scarf, and a hat. Some nice jeans and boots always go well with an argyle sweater. I love simple, neat, casual looks like this. You feel appropriately dressed for almost anything. Winter is my least favorite season but I'll try to make the best of it and wear as little as possible!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Casual Friday

My casual Friday look for a nice sunny day. I've been searching for a slim fitting hoody that could be used as an under layer for winter. I checked American Apparel online and was happy to see that they had a huge selection in many colors. This is Dov's hoody in faded black. Everything they make is top quality and a pleasure to wear. They also don't employ any sweat shop labor so I don't mind if their products cost a little more. It's just a simple casual item but very practical for this time of year. In England they won't let you into some bars if you are wearing a hoody. Maybe they have fashion police! For a more stylish look you can wear it under a tweed blazer. The watch is a Nixon Time Teller, they come in all sorts of colors. I love the brown Asics rotation 77 sneakers. I bar laced them which I think looks cool with this particular shoe.