Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fashion: 'Tis the Season for Giving

'Tis the Season for Giving.  But, if you don't know what to get for that one person who has everything or is just difficult to shop for, look no further than the Neiman Marcus 2010 Holiday Catalog.  I'll take #4 please.  If the catalog doesn't inspire you to stimulate the economy here's a look back at Fashion's Night Out 2010.

Fashion's Night Out 2010 from Raymund Aranda on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fashion: Black Friday

The Holiday Shopping Season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. For those in the retail industry this is known as Black Friday. For shoppers this is the time to take advantage of major deals. If you are looking for a fun, happy shopping experience during the holidays Black Friday is not for you. Black Friday is crowded and competitive. You are better off shopping on Cyber Monday...the Monday after Thanksgiving when consumers take to online shopping. Cyber Monday is also safer and you'll have less chance of being trampled or killed by an overzealous crowd. That's right KILLED!!! If you decide to shop on Black Friday please use common sense, be courteous of one another, and most of all be safe.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fashion: Fashionably Challenged?

If you are fashionably challenged you need to go pick up a copy of GQ Style Manual 2010.  It's the best and simplest guide to the most basic do's and don'ts to men's fashion.  The manual covers everything from what to look for when buying a suit, how a shirt should fit, and what shoes to wear.  Follow the manual and you'll be looking sharp from head to toe.

Some of my favorite tips from their cheat sheets are:
  • A suit's gotta fit right or it isn't worth wearing.
  • If you ever can afford a bespoke suit, get one made.  It's worth every penny.
  • Always buy a fitted dress shirt--even if you're not model skinny.
  • Be a man: Wear a pink dress shirt to the office.
  • Your dress shoes should be as contoured as your suits.  Say no to square toes.
Now go out and be fashionable!!!