FYGblog Hits YouTube With Style Advice

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It is no secret that many people prefer watching something to reading it.  It is often an easier and more passive activity.  It is also becoming a larger part of blogging and online media, rightfully so. So to do our part, Savile Row Society and I got together up in NYC to shoot a couple short videos on my thoughts on various aspects of men’s style.  Savile Row Society, in short, is a new men’s personal styling service, which if that is something you are interested in give their website a look. Topics range from basic things your wardrobe should … Continue reading

Things I Wear: Coyote Fur

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About a year ago I briefly discussed my thoughts on wearing fur.  Something I am strongly in favor of.  However, I failed to provide examples of it being worn.  Although I have since included it in a post or two I don’t feel like fur has gotten adequate screen time. In my original piece on fur I said that I though it was best to work fur into your wardrobe by means of accessories and accents, which I still believe to be the case.  Start small and work your way up from there.  Case in point: a fur collar on … Continue reading

Dandy Wellington Via The Dandy Portaits Video

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I would like to continue with my theme from yesterday.  That is, knowing and wearing what works for you.  A man who exemplifies this ethos better than most is Dandy Wellington. Dandy, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with a few times, was recently featured in Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams’ book I Am Dandy.  He is also the band leader of Dandy Wellington and His Band, a NYC based jazz ensemble. Anyway, Rose and Kelly Desmond Bray (aka Rarebit Productions) put out a video a few days ago profiling Dandy (titled The Dandy Portraits – … Continue reading

Oh, How I Wish I Could Wear That…

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I have long wanted to acquire a black and white plaid suit (like the one Nick Wooster is pictured in as well as the Tom Ford also pictured).  But I just can’t.  It just wouldn’t work for me.  Which is not something I say often.  And you may ask why, out of all things, can I not wear what is often thought of as a rather simple and classic suit?  Especially, when I wear some rather aggressive patterns and colors and feel completely comfortable in them. The reason is two fold; a mix of self awareness (which, as a side … Continue reading

Oh, The Horror (2014 Oscars Men’s Style)

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The red carpet was awash in sartorial disaster at the 2014 Oscars, as per usual.  It pains me so much to see anyone, especially celebrities, do black tie with such recklessness.  I do understand that many celebrities use the red carpet to try new looks (this year the white dinner jacket was huge), differentiate themselves and cash in on endorsement deals to wear a given designers clothing.  I feel bad for many of the designers, as many of their muses looked like, well, shit.  Indeed, any PR is not good PR.  True, there were some who did dress well, but … Continue reading

How To Dress For a Funeral

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What should a man wear to a funeral?  Easy, keep it simple stupid.  Is a phrase that works for so many things, including how to dress for a funeral or memorial.  Fortunately, I think that attending funerals is something that many of us do not have to do often.  But nonetheless it is unfortunate when it does have to happen, when it does happen a man should dress appropriately. I realize may vary between religions and cultures, so for the purposes of this article I feel only comfortable opining on what is appropriate for funerals of the Christian faith.  Although … Continue reading

Obsession: Ski Socks

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I have numerous obsessions and addictions in my life.  Men’s style being an obvious one to all of you.  And as you can imagine, within mens style there are many items that would quality as their own obsessions; if you’ve been reading my ranting for a while you can probably guess what some of them are.  But one that I have not expounded upon in the past is my obsession with ski socks. I’m not really sure when I started wearing ski socks with casual clothing, I think sometime soon after I started skiing and snowboarding which I started when … Continue reading

How To Wear Gray Shoes

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First off, let’s agree on the fact that it is okay for men to wear gray dress shoes.  I realize that it is not acceptable in all settings.  I think I’ve only seen another guy wear them once or twice in the wild.  But just because something is not done often, does not mean that it is not okay.  And in fact, the absence of gray dress shoes is likely the most legitimate and substantial argument against them.  So like just about anything, you have to be comfortable wearing gray shoes and you have to know whether it is appropriate … Continue reading

An Open Letter To Richard Branson’s No Tie Policy

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It is no secret that Richard Branson does not care for ties, and he’s trying to convince everyone and their mom to get on his bandwagon.  He has gone so far as to promote people to carry scissors around and cut off other people’s ties (which brings to mind scenes from my beloved The Wire when the homicide detectives would cut off their sleeping-on-the-job compatriots’ ties).  As you can imagine, I am not the first men’s style site to pick up on this (check here and here), and I am sure I will not be the last. It seems that … Continue reading