Hey man! I'm going to be traveling to London and Paris for the first time in September and I've never been. Looking for some tips on staying functional for being on the go all day, while still being fashionable. Especially in the shoe department.
This is by no means official or validated, but this is just what came to mind over the past ten minutes:
Overpacking is the worst thing to do; keeping your options limited is the best.
Pack pieces that can act alone and as layers; this provides more options throughout the day.
Make sure you have a soft, unstructured jacket that can fold easily and has ample storage room. My go-to there is a navy chino blazer.
Bring a versatile bag that can fit your necessities and doesn’t weigh a ton.
Wear mostly chinos. Jeans can get heavy and sweaty, and chinos don’t need to be ironed constantly. They’re fine with some wrinkle.
As much oxford cloth shirting, for the above reason. Poplin and finer cloths wrinkle extremely easily, and when you’re pulling shit out of a suitcase, you don’t want to waste that time.
Always smell good. Bring cologne for the times you have to wear a shirt that may have already been worn for half a day.
Bring only one pair of dress shoes, preferably a brogue for versatility’s sake.
Bring a pair of slip-ons, whether the be loafers, espadrilles, Vans, etc. It’s always good to have slip-ons to travel in or run out to a convenience store.
Bring a simple sneaker. Again, versatility. Casual looks across the board work with one.
At most, I’d bring four pairs of shoes, depending on how long you are staying.
Any idea where I could find another of those horizontally striped Glanshirt shirts you posted a couple weeks ago? Or any similar horizontally striped shirt?
Dude, I had been searching for a really long time/given up trying to find one and stumbled across that accidentally. Sorry to say I don’t know where else they are available.
I haven’t searched through the fabric list at Proper Cloth, but it might be worth taking a look over there and making one MTM if they have something you like. I absolutely co-sign all of their products.
I'm looking for a long sleeved polo, or a sweater polo, but I've only had luck finding good looking ones on J Crew and I found one on H.E. Mango, and some on Asos (which I don't like much). Any other suggestions? Anything $60 or below would be lovely. Thank you, sir.
If you could go a little bit higher out of that price range, I’d highly recommend Kent Wang. Their long-sleeve polos are fantastic.
There are also a bunch of really great deals on Piombo long-sleeve polos right now on Yoox that are in your price range.
Did your design school cover front end web development?
They do, but not to the extent that some do. There are web design classes that I took where I learned HTML, CSS, and some programming, but there isn’t a specific major for front-end design. Our comp-sci department is pretty great though.
If you search through TCNJ’s website, there should be a course list for every department.
so I am studying abroad in Rome for fall semester (august-december) and I heard the weather isn't gonna be mad cold, but rainy all the time. what do you recommend a rain jacket that is stylish, but also very practical?
That’s going to be an awesome experience, man. I’m jealous. You’ll definitely be able to find something from these options:
What's up man? I took a long break from the menswear world over the past year due to a lack of funds and boredom but I currently came into a new job which means more funds and am looking to buy some nice clothes. I'm not going to be wearing these clothes for work as I do construction management (wardrobe = redwings, chinos, and t-shirt/sport shirt). I've always liked that Ivy Style look, any recommendations on items or brands to look into that wont make me look like a stodgy 50yo man?
Definitely. There are a solid handful of brands with a youthful/contemporary approach to Ivy-type style (or classic menswear pieces). I personally dig the following:
Gant by Michael Bastian
Carson Street Clothiers
You should be able to create a pretty solid base from the brands listed above, but you can always explore more on sites like Mr. Porter to find some other (and more expensive) options.
I've been looking to purchase a Panama hat for around the pool this summer. I was wondering if you know of any online stores? Something under $50? Thank you
Hey brother, not going to lie, this is completely out of my comfort zone. I can tell you little to nothing about brimmed hats. I really wouldn’t know where to begin in terms or recommending a lower-priced option, due to lack of experience.