Category Archives: Your Guy’s Fashion

Are you a 20 something guy? Let our style blog take you out of the polos or Aero t-shirts & move into a more appropriate fashion look.

If Steve Carell Can Do It, So Can You! (How Guys Can Transfer Their Wardrobe In 11 Photos)

I get it. You don’t want to look like this guy.

But that doesn’t mean you have to look like this guy either.

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One Way to Make Your Guy Less Sweaty!

I don’t shop there often, but when I do I always seem to find a new must-have item that I want to drop a bill on.  What am I talking about?  TJ Maxx and the item is the new, at least to me, Nike Dri-Fit cotton graphic t-shirts.  The first reason for loving this shirt is that I sweat my butt off anytime the temps reach the 65 degree mark. That also might mean I’m overweight, but I’m in love with beer… so back off.

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MAN HAS EVOLVED! What To Get Your 20 or 30 Something Guy For Father’s Day!

It seems man has evolved. What was once a pleated panted professional is now turning into a stylish slightly more groomed guy. I’m not so sure who to blame for this phenomenon. Was it man having more options in this internet “shop at home” era or was it man rebelling against the visual image of turning into their fathers golfing buddies? This we may never know, but what we can only hope is that it puts an end to light wash jeans, pleated pants, ill-fitted shirts, and unfortunate shoes.

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Move Over Grandpa.. Short Sleeve Button-Ups Are Back!

So just about everyone I know (especially my guy friends) thinks it’s straight up hilarious that I would be the guy to write a fashion blog.  Even my wife’s coworkers think I’m some made-up husband who is handy around the house AND very well put together for a night out.  Honestly though, if you knew my wife, it would be hard to believe that she married a dude who blogs at all.  In the end, no matter what you do, what you wear or what you say, people are going to judge and have an opinion (a wrong opinion if you’ve been following my advice, but nonetheless an opinion) about how you dress.

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A Lesson For Guys: What Color of Socks Should You Be Wearing

I find it humorous that the guys who constantly give me crap about wearing sweater vests are the same guys that wear brown shoes with black socks.  Once again, this tells me that some dudes have no idea what they are supposed to wear.  Today, I want to talk about this huge work attire faux pas and get everyone back on the same page.

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When Polos Attack!!!

When I first contemplated taking on this whole blog thing, I had a few ideas of what I wanted my column’s voice to be.  My first post put into light the fashion-free work zone I battle on a daily basis.  I talked about how the sweater vest had become the anti-apparel and how I was going to rescue it.   Basically, I wanted to create a place where the average guy could get advice on what to wear to work.  While I admit I have gotten a little off course (though not as bad as my parents  winding up on a dirt road in Indiana after following the every command of their Australian GPS tour guide). I’m still heading in the right direction, so don’t get your nickers in a bunch quite yet.

 

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(Your Guy’s Style) When Fashion and Function Collide…

As a guy, I notice when a girl is flashing a sexy high-heel.  Partially, because it puts majority of women at eye-height, but mostly because heels can make women look amazing……in a fashion sense.  Come on, I’m married and I’m usually too busy looking at my wife’s sexy legs to notice anyone else.  When I do notice other women, I’m obviously just admiring their fashionable Jimmy Choo’s (make note of this guys, this is a high-end shoe brand that some women would give up their first-born child for).

The Ultimate Man Shoe…

While most of my friends tend to joke that it’s my womanly hobby and my wife can’t stand the fact that every room in our house has a pair of shoes hiding in some corner, I pride myself on my taste for shoes (and I have a shit ton). Shoes are one of the best ways a male can accessorize his ensemble.  Besides, wearing the same old shoes every day is just boring.  While I do have quite a collection of wing tips and chukkas, my focus today is on the ultimate man shoe.

After transitioning from the frigid Wisconsin winter to whatever the hell you call this Cincinnati weather, I have found myself in search of a niche, manly shoe to serve a specific role…do anything and everything I need outside.  While my large and chunky winter space boots with Gortex lining might keep your toes from falling off in the Alaskan wilderness, they don’t necessarily jive with the moderate temps this wonderful part of the world gets.

I really needed something that I could slip on in rain, snow, mud, slush, leaves, sewage backup…you know, manly stuff.  Then I remembered my childhood and the awesome L.L. Bean boots my mom bought me! Turns out they still make them and market them towards men.  At first I was a little skeptical, but after reading some of the reviews from life-long Beanies, I bought a pair.  These things are awesome!

Men’s Bean Boots by L.L.Bean®, 8″ Thinsulate

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Attention Guys: Fashion Tips for What to Wear When Your Traveling on a Plane!

Getting stuck in the middle seat on a plane is an absolute nightmare, and attempting to pull off a look with any kind of style is next to impossible unless you change your expectations. When traveling, realize that comfort should be the overwhelming factor of each piece you choose to put on. Going with solid classics will allow you to easily pass through security and keep your temperature under control; yet will be versatile enough for whatever you have planned once you land. Here are my flight must-haves…

Slip on shoes is an absolute must-have. There are no laces to worry about getting stuck in the moving walkway (yes, I’ve seen that) and they are easy to take off in the plane if needed. Lately, I’ve really been into Clarks. They are durable yet comfortable and look great with jeans or khaki pants. I prefer a darker leather as it has a tendency to hide stains or scratches better than lighter colors. These shoes run between $80 and $100, but because they work with so many things, you will get your use out of them.

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Skinny Pants Are for Teen-Age Skaters Who Think They’re Gangstas

So last week I touched on the fact that the typical work environment is filled with dudes totally lost when it comes to dressing for the office. Unfortunately for guys, most male to male relationships are not conducive to fashion conversations. I get it. On one hand, you have the relentless humiliation from your buddies the instant you ask them where you should go to get your new pea coat, but on the other hand, asking the opinion of the office copy guy is just as sad. Unless laziness is the root cause of your poor clothing choices, there is hope! You just need to be pushed in the right direction.

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