I'm glad about your 2.0 post. Everything on Tumblr is mainly just a big fat fantasy. I think your blog would still be poppin' without all the magical, well-fitted suits that people never see walking down streets of expensive and pretty cities.
I think I have to stop following all these #menswear blogs… I’m starting to realize that tumblr has become this fantasy land that I like to visit throughout the day. It’s filled with perfect fitting blazers, the most impeccable watches and the most beautifully crafted leather shoes that are all outrageously out of my price range. Reality is, I am just a student in his 20s interested in looking good proper. Some of the clothes, shoes or accessories that I yearn for, are things that I shouldn’t even be looking to possess.
I know over the past 10 months, I’ve learned a lot about fashion, especially the way things are supposed to fit, and the importance of quality. However, menswear on tumblr is becoming this one big trend. I remember I used to come across new menswear blogs almost every day, learning new things, new brand, new styles, but now, whatever is tagged/featured in #menswear, are the people who work for tumblr, or who have networked so hard into the business that it’s just automatic for them to be featured. It’s like we’re being spoon-fed what’s “fashionable” and what we as men should buy and yearn for.
I guess what I’m saying is that, over the past few months, I’ve realized what’s important is quality content. I think there’s more to this blog than just reblogging whatever else is out there. So, for whoever reads this that might actually care, I will try to post more quality content. REAL content, not just “advice” or pictures of clothes that everyone else tells us is good. Most importantly, I will try to post original content. I post a lot of high end stuff, and maybe that’s why that one anon thought I was a trust-fund kid, but in the coming days, you will see more of me.
ANYWAYS, enough ranting. Expect a big change; original content; more pics of my thunder thighs, more pics of Oliver, gratuitous pics of stock quotes/charts and random gifs.
Easy. I grew up watching Toy Story and it’s my favorite movie of all time. I remember coming home from school and my mom would have the VHS tape already in the tape player (I forgot what those were called lol) and I’d watch it while I ate my snack and did homework, almost every day! Amazing times. Don’t even get me started on the scene where Buzz breaks his arm… saddest shit ever (after the death of Mufasa).
p.s- I just realized this is Disney PIXAR… but whatever.
It’s time to move on. Really. The rise and (hopefully imminent) fall of the double monk strap shoe has been a wonderful marker of both the beauty and dangers of the online menswear community; now it just needs to go away.
In the beginning, double monks were grail status because they were hard…
Hey dude. I don't always agree with you, but you seem to have a few important things on point; I was wondering if you could advise me on something. Uniqlo lambswool v-necks are on sale over here in the UK for £12.90, which is a great deal, but I was wondering whether I should get black, light grey or dark grey. I'm thinking dark grey because it's almost black with a bit of character. I already picked up a tan one because it'll look sweet with a blue chambray shirt under it. Thanks.
Dark Grey is nice but I’m always a fan of the lighter grey color. I think it’s because I’ve kind of outgrown the “all black” phase and just tired of darker colors. Generally though, I do like wearing the lighter grey as it looks nicer when you wear a white shirt underneath and even a blue oxford will pop when wearing a lighter grey. Just my opinion… but what do I know?
Do you think your taste in mens fashion is the "right" way to dress or do you believe it differs depending on the persons personality/body type?
Fashion is very subjective and in no way am I saying that my personal taste in fashion is the “right” way for a man to dress. I do think however that I do concentrate on men’s staples (essentials), which are articles of clothing or accessories that all/most men should have in their possessions. There are also things that just don’t work for certain body types, like if you’re a bit on the bigger side, I would never recommend going out and wearing Levi’s 511s. I’m actually borderline unacceptable in wearing the 511s, but I try my best lol. But to answer your question, yes, I do believe it differs depending on the person’s personality and body type but as I mentioned before, there are essentials pieces that most guys should try to work around.