Tailored Tuesdays – Get Fitted!

Bespoke: made to fit a particular person; also : producing clothes that are made to fit a particular person

Men, are you looking for that je’nais qui when it comes to dressing? Maybe a clothing company that has ninjas to help you out? Tired of listening to people complain about your style (or lack thereof)? Or you want to take your style to the next level? Maybe you are wondering what bespoke clothing is? Allow me to introduce you to Bonobos. A singular destination for all things considered stylish and innovative with some fun thrown in.

Founded in 2007 for men that want awesome clothing without the hassle of shopping for mass produced styles, you can either shop online or go to your local Nordstrom’s to check them out. But here is where it gets good fellas, they offer guideshops you can PHYSICALLY go to help you find the right fit and style and be done. (Guess who is taking her boyfriend in to one…) And lets face it, women love a man that has on great fitting clothes (its our version of lingerie). Think I’m wrong? Ask any woman you know about how attractive a well dressed (and groomed) man is….drool……..

But lets talk about the Bonobos spring line. Spring seems to be struggling to make itself know here on the east coast…..but Bonobos can fix that right up for you. I mean polar vortexes and below 65 for over 3 months? So just in time for spring, they have launched a new collection of men’s seersucker and cotton suits, which is a great-fitting and a lightweight BREATHABLE fabric just right for summer weddings, garden parties and mint juleps! They even offer shirts in chambray, floral, stripes and classic white button downs in lightweight summer fabrics. (And I’m crushing on the Newport Poplin shirt myself…..) Pair the shirt with a seersucker suit or with some chinos for that classic American look. Why not even scoop up some travel jeans for when you are jet setting around the globe? They even have non iron pants!!! Like how much easier can it get?

Got a wedding? Bonobos will custom fit you for that big day, and think of it as an investment piece. You can always use well fitted slacks and a blazer right? Right. Plus buying off the rack is just so….last season guys. Time to step up the game and given by my IG feed men are really looking to break out of the basics mold.

If your still unsure about fit, styling, or like the site says a good chili recipe, hit up the ninjas for some deets. But here are some pointers to think about when it comes to fit from VP of Design, Dwight Fenton

“Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion”

Fenton’s simple suit tips to find the right fit:

• Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snugly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.

• Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side.

• Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you’re wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more.

I know so often I see men in terrible fitting clothes and all I can think about is Stacy and Clintons advice from What Not to Wear, invest in tailoring. So guys take a moment and really invest in some basic wardrobe staples that FIT THE RIGHT WAY guys, and trust when I say it will pay off. Like I say, style is saying who you are without speaking, so what do you want to say to the world?

Check out the site here and make that appointment! http://www.bonobos.com

Check out some photos of the new spring items (and the details IN the clothing)….you cant go wrong with anything from them honestly!

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Tailored Tuesday – Get fitted!

Bespoke:  made to fit a particular person; also : producing clothes that are made to fit a particular person

Men, are you looking for that je’nais qui when it comes to dressing?  Maybe a clothing company that has ninjas to help you out?  Tired of listening to people complain about your style (or lack thereof)? Or you want to take your style to the next level?  Maybe you are wondering what bespoke clothing is?  Allow me to introduce you to Bonobos.  A singular destination for all things considered stylish and innovative with some fun thrown in. 
Founded in 2007 for men that want awesome clothing without the hassle of shopping for mass produced styles, you can either shop online or go to your local Nordstrom’s to check them out.  But here is where it gets good fellas, they offer guideshops you can PHYSICALLY go to help you find the right fit and style and be done.   (Guess who is taking her boyfriend in to one…) And lets face it, women love a man that has on great fitting clothes (its our version of lingerie).  Think I’m wrong?  Ask any woman you know about how attractive a well dressed (and groomed) man is….drool……..
But lets talk about the Bonobos spring line. Spring seems to be struggling to make itself know here on the east coast…..but Bonobos can fix that right up for you.  I mean polar vortexes and below 65 for over 3 months?  So just in time for spring, they have launched a new collection of men’s seersucker and cotton suits, which is a great-fitting and a lightweight BREATHABLE fabric just right for summer weddings, garden parties and mint juleps!  They even offer shirts in chambray, floral, stripes and classic white button downs in lightweight summer fabrics. (And I’m crushing on the Newport Poplin shirt myself…..) Pair the shirt with a seersucker suit or with some chinos for that classic American look.  Why not even scoop up some travel jeans for when you are jet setting around the globe? They even have non iron pants!!! Like how much easier can it get?
Got a wedding?  Bonobos will custom fit you for that big day, and think of it as an investment piece.  You can always use well fitted slacks and a blazer right? Right.  Plus buying off the rack is just so….last season guys.  Time to step up the game and given by my IG feed men are really looking to break out of the basics mold.
If your still unsure about fit, styling, or like the site says a good chili recipe, hit up the ninjas for some deets. But here are some pointers to think about when it comes to fit from VP of Design, Dwight Fenton
“Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion”
Fenton’s simple suit tips to find the right fit:
• Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snugly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.
• Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side.
• Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you’re wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more.
I know so often I see men in terrible fitting clothes and all I can think about is Stacy and Clintons advice from What Not to Wear, invest in tailoring.  So guys take a moment and really invest in some basic wardrobe staples that FIT THE RIGHT WAY guys, and trust when I say it will pay off.  Like I say, style is saying who you are without speaking, so what do you want to say to the world?
Check out the site here and make that appointment! bonobos.com

Check out some photos of the new spring items (and the details IN the clothing)….you cant go wrong with anything from them honestly! 

Meals Delivered?

Do you ever struggle with picking out a meal for the night? To tired to go to the store, shop and figure out what you are going to make? How about you don’t even know what things to pull together for a meal. Allow me to introduce you to plated.com and blueapron.com

Plated and Blue Apron both look to bring local sustainable meals to your table. How do they do this? By letting you select meal options and having the ingredients delivered right to your door. They eliminate the guesswork of planning a meal and remove the hassle of going to the store to shop. Thanks to Facebook and my news feed that is how I came across this service. Which as a New Yorker I think takes regular grocery delivery and steps it up. Now I can pick preplanned meals have it shipped (in a BIODEGRADABLE box) and eat healthy. WHAT WHAT!

Here is what Entrepreneur had to say about the start up plated.com
New York City-based Plated.com is on a mission to help Americans eat better. Each week, seven recipes are featured on the Plated menu, including four healthy meat and fish options and three unique vegetarian dishes. You pick the recipe you want to prepare and eat, and Plated will deliver all of the pre-portioned meat, fish, spices, proteins, and produce — plus a chef-designed recipe card.

So, no more having to buy too much meat or spices for your simple dinner for one or two. “Plated.com uses tech and data-driven operations to remove waste from the broken American food supply chain,” the company says. Plated already delivers to 90 percent of the lower 48 states and is “doubling the business” every six weeks.

So if your looking to eat healthy but don’t have the time or energy to shop and think about meals, this might be the best way to go. I’m going to give it a try and I’ll report back on it. Between work and school I don’t have the time to shop or even the energy to think about meals. And yea, I’m tired of having to buy food for one meal and then tossing it, so this may just be what I’ve been searching for. The biggest draw back with plated is that it is a yearly membership where blue apron appears to be on a weekly basis.

Check them out and let me know what you think!

http://www.plated.com/

http://www.blueapron.com/

Meals Delivered?

Do you ever struggle with picking out a meal for the night? To tired to go to the store, shop and figure out what you are going to make?  How about you don’t even know what things to pull together for a meal.   
Allow me to introduce you to plated.com and blueapron.com
Plated and Blue Apron both look to bring local sustainable meals to your table.  How do they do this?  By letting you select meal options and having the ingredients delivered right to your door.  They eliminate the guesswork of planning a meal and remove the hassle of going to the store to shop.  Thanks to Facebook and my news feed that is how I came across this service.  Which as a New Yorker I think takes regular grocery delivery and steps it up.  Now I can pick preplanned meals have it shipped (in a BIODEGRADABLE box) and eat healthy.  WHAT WHAT!
Here is what Entrepreneur had to say about the start up plated.com
New York City-based Plated.com is on a mission to help Americans eat better. Each week, seven recipes are featured on the Plated menu, including four healthy meat and fish options and three unique vegetarian dishes. You pick the recipe you want to prepare and eat, and Plated will deliver all of the pre-portioned meat, fish, spices, proteins, and produce — plus a chef-designed recipe card.
So, no more having to buy too much meat or spices for your simple dinner for one or two. “Plated.com uses tech and data-driven operations to remove waste from the broken American food supply chain,” the company says. Plated already delivers to 90 percent of the lower 48 states and is “doubling the business” every six weeks.
So if your looking to eat healthy but don’t have the time or energy to shop and think about meals, this might be the best way to go.  I’m going to give it a try and I’ll report back on it.  Between work and school I don’t have the time to shop or even the energy to think about meals.  And yea, I’m tired of having to buy food for one meal and then tossing it, so this may just be what I’ve been searching for. The biggest draw back with plated is that it is a yearly membership where blue apron appears to be on a weekly basis.

Check them out and let me know what you think!

Denim Woes Solved!

First let me say sorry for not posting for the past couple of months, but I decided that I wanted to take three classes this semester (why I have no real idea) hence the lack of posts. But I am now that much closer to graduating (woot woot), so thank you for your patience.

Trolling my emails this morning I came across an article from Racked.com about the 23 best places to buy denim, and most of the do have a website. So if you don’t live in NYC have no fear you to can partake of these great styles. The list features some classic names such as AG Jeans, Rag n Bone, GAP, and Levi’s. There are even some newbies like Mavi jeans. But sadly most of these jeans are $100 or more, so what about budget friendly options?
Hence my addition to the list with some spots that I have found offer a great selection at reasonable pricing. LOFT, Alloy, New York & Company, as these brands offer tall lengths (because women over 5’8 like to wear jeans) plus offer a variety of styles. Having gone to various places and tried on jeans to be disappointed in cut and fit, LOFT ranks as my top tip. It sits ON my waist (not below it) and has stretch, plus they have a curvy style (cause a girl got some hips!). So while yes, most the brands listed are great, what about us 99% that don’t want to have $200 for jeans? Now mind you, this is just my take. I want to know what is your go to brand? What do you like about them? Have you tried any of the listed ones?

Read the full article here and let me know your thoughts!

http://ny.racked.com/archives/2014/04/15/the_best_places_for_denim_shopping_in_new_york_city.php

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Denim Woes Solved!

First let me say sorry for not posting for the past couple of months, but I decided that I wanted to take three classes this semester (why I have no real idea) hence the lack of posts.  But I am now that much closer to graduating (woot woot), so thank you for your patience.
Trolling my emails this morning I came across an article from Racked.com about the 23 best places to buy denim, and most of the do have a website.  So if you don’t live in NYC have no fear you to can partake of these great styles.   The list features some classic names such as AG Jeans, Rag n Bone, GAP, and Levi’s.  There are even some newbies like Mavi jeans.  But sadly most of these jeans are $100 or more, so what about budget friendly options?
Hence my addition to the list with some spots that I have found offer a great selection at reasonable pricing.  LOFT, Alloy, New York & Company, as these brands offer tall lengths (because women over 5’8 like to wear jeans) plus offer a variety of styles.  Having gone to various places and tried on jeans to be disappointed in cut and fit, LOFT ranks as my top tip.  It sits ON my waist (not below it) and has stretch, plus they have a curvy style (cause a girl got some hips!).  So while yes, most the brands listed are great, what about us 99% that don’t want to have $200 for jeans?  Now mind you, this is just my take.  I want to know what is your go to brand?  What do you like about them?  Have you tried any of the listed ones?

Read the full article here  and let me know your thoughts!