Rapid Fire Questions #4

I realized it’s been a while since I’ve done a rapid fire session, so for the heck of it, I thought I’d do one today. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, I basically try to give you my quick opinions on a multitude of menswear questions. Remember these just are just my opinions, so take ‘em or leave ‘em! Here we go.

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Black or white socks? I prefer black socks in most situations.

Favorite fall/winter piece? I think my favorite piece for the colder seasons is the wool top coat. So classy.

Baseball caps? I like them for sporting events, but usually won’t be wearing one.

Favorite accent color? Purple or orange.

Most underrated clothing piece? The hoodie. They get a lot of flack for being too casual, but I think they can look good if they’re the right type.

Uggs? Tom Brady may be a stud, but that doesn’t make Uggs any cooler. Avoid at all costs.

Most overrated clothing piece? Vests. I’m a fan of them, but I just don’t see that many occasions to wear one.

Wear bucks during the fall and winter? Uh, definitely yes. Maybe not white bucks though.

Any new pieces? Just got myself a grey crewneck sweatshirt and a black trench coat.

How do you feel about Nike Jordans? Love ‘em, but I think there’s a time and a place for them. Not a good idea to wear them to work in my opinion.

Jeans to chinos ratio? This one’s not easy to answer because it really depends on the person and their lifestyle. I personally have a 2:1 jeans to chinos ratio.

How many wristbands to wear? I’m not a fan of wristband stacking. I think if you have a watch on one wrist, and a wristband on another, you’re good. Maybe 2 wristbands at the most.

How often should I rotate my shoes? I suggest not wearing the same shoes two days in a row if you can. You’ll lengthen the life of the shoe quite substantially by doing just that.

Will fatter ties come back? Yes, undoubtedly.

Favorite style technique these days? I’m really liking this kind of grittier look of rolling up sleeves or cuffing pants in a less than polished way. You know, like denim jacket’s cuffs, or rolled up legs on chinos, etc.

Okay, rapid fire session 4 complete! Hope you got something out of this, and as always, if you have any questions or concerns, leave them in the comments section below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid fire questions #2

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Thought I’d bring up another round of rapid fire style questions. Compiled by my friends, answered by me. Again, these are just my personal preferences, so take ‘em or leave ‘em as you wish. So here we go:

To cuff or not to cuff pants?  Casual pants, yes. Dress pants, no.

Which is worse, pleats or four button suits? Four button suits.

Are you interested in women’s fashion? Not particularly. A fashionable woman though… that’s another story.

Favorite menswear blog recently? Menswear Dog.

Patterned or solid color shirts? Always solid first, patterned next.

Wide or slim ties? Slim. Though it generally depends on your lapel.

Favorite color of pants? Gray.

Lace up or loafer? Lace up all day.

Tie bars, worth it? Yes. They’re only 15 bucks at Thetiebar.com.

Crazy patterned/colored socks… gimmick or here to stay?  I think the craziness will go down eventually, but it’s just socks, not suits, so buy ‘em while you can.

How do you layer if it’s hot? Layer thin / breathable fabrics, and don’t overdo it.

When is it douchey to wear a tie? When you wear one purely to outshine everyone else.

Most versatile color? Gray.

Least versatile color? Neon pink.

Best dressed celebrity? Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Should you own more brown or black dress shoes? Definitely brown.

Vans or Converse? Converse. Jack Purcells to be more specific.

Single or double monk shoes? I prefer double.

What fragrances do you own? YSL, Versace, Dior.

What’s your favorite department store? Nordstrom for service, Barney’s for selection.

Best place to buy really budget clothing? Uniqlo, Costco, and recently, JC Penney.

H&M or Forever 21? Neither.

There you go, my rapid fire for this week.  I want to elaborate on some of these points in more detail in future posts, so watch out for some of those.

Agree? Disagree? Let me know what you think. Till next time fellas.

Rapid fire questions

rapidfirelogo Rapid fire questions

Recently, a buddy of mine asked me a bunch of quick style-related questions, and I thought it would fun to share them with you. Won’t put too much explanation for each answer, since they’re meant to be quick, but know that these are merely my preferences, based on my own opinion, nothing more.

Biggest style pet peeve? Shirt collars hanging outside of sweater necks.

Favorite color to wear? Navy.

Jeans or slacks? Jeans.

Brass buttons on blazer cool? Not my favorite look. But cool.

Corduroy or velvet? Corduroy.

Favorite combination of two colors? Purple and grey.

Hat or no hat? No hat.

Favorite piece of clothing? My trench coat.

Worst trend? Meggings.

Best trend? Knit ties.

Fashion or style? Style.

Leather jacket or wool overcoat? Wool overcoat.

How much life should I expect out of my dress shoes? With a nice pair, 4+ years (this depends highly on the type of shoe and how often you wear them).

Traditional or contemporary style? These days, they seem to be kind of one in the same, but I’ll say traditional.

Best dressed man you know? Nick Wooster.

Favorite clothing material? Leather.

Pay most for what item of clothing? Watch, then suit.

Jewelry, yes or no? Wristwatch only.

Goofy or ironic ties okay? There’s a time and a place, but usually no.

How many pairs of shoes a man should own? 5 minimum in my book. (Athletic, street sneaker, dress brown, dress black, casual leather).

Whew! Tune in for the next one not too far from now. If any of you guys have a list of questions for me like this, shoot them my way via the comments below or by email!