Kiel James Patrick

Before I start my post, I want to apologize for my lack of post. Haven’t been posting for 2 weeks. 2 reasons though: 1) my degree is finishing in 3 weeks time, workload is unbearable. 2) my house wifi was down for 1 week.

Enough with my swallow excuses, let me make it up with this and upcoming posts. Give me 3 weeks time and when I finish my degree, I will post more regularly.

Kiel James Patrick.
Ever heard of the brand? For those who did not, me neither. I recently found out that this brand existed after a kind friend of mine got me a gift from this brand. I must say it was lovely. Shout out to them! (#shoutoutsunday)

Something similar to this. I looked it up on the web and found out about this brand. By the way the anchor bracelet above: Cape Spencer Approaches, price: $38.00.

“The inspiration for the Kiel James Patrick brand was brought on by years spent exploring vintage clothing stores, antique shops and friend’s attics in search of the age-old quality, style and construction once easily found in American made goods.” Quoted from Kiel James Patrick. Visit their home page to understand more. (here)

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Kiel James Patrick focuses more on accessories. From bracelets, belts to ties and bow-ties. They even have shirts. Most accessories are unisex. I actually love the vintage style of their accessories. It is not something that we can find so easily. Most brands do not focus much detail on the accessories made therefore it is interesting that I found this brand.

A glance through their items for sale and if you are kind enough, my Christmas wishlist. Feel free to get them for me. =D

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Lucky Sailor, price: $85.00.

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Brigg’s Capeside Docks, price $88.00.

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Look how good the guys is wearing it. Vintage!

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Huck Starboard, price $65.00.

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Mixed Signals, price: $75.00

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The American Legacy, price: $38.00.

Basically that’s that. I am in love with the new bracelet my friend got it for me. Would love to get more, but no stores in what I stay. However looking through the price range of these stuff, I must say it’s a little bit pricey. It won’t be something I would spend to much on, but I guess once in a while might be okay. Let me know what you guys think! Cheers.

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Father’s Day Gift Suggestion – Polos

Father’s day is coming! For those of you who don’t know, father’s day happens on the third week of June every year. It’s simply a day for us kids to show our gratitude to the man who protected us, supported us and most importantly loved us since the day we are born.

If you are scratching your head for the past few weeks, contemplating on what to buy for your dad. Well, here is a suggestion which I think it’s quite a general item for your dad.

Polos.

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Yes, polos aka collar t-shirt are one of the easiest and valuable gifts for your dad. I give you 3 reasons.
(1) It is a simple gift ranging from below 100 dollars up to thousands, therefore it can be in your budget range.
(2) It will shows an image or a standard that you are having to be able to buy a specific brand polo for your father.
(3) Who doesn’t like polos? Every middle age or old man wears polo! It’s matches everything.

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Here is where this blog post really comes to help, ways to choose the right polo for your father, or even yourself for that matter. Why not do some Summer shopping while you are at it? Here are a few factors to consider when getting a polo.

(1) Budget
Number 1, budget! Budget, I can say it’s the critical factor when purchasing one of these. What brand to get? How much are you willing to spend on one polo? That’s the question you should ask yourself before buying a polo.

Let me break it down for you. Why are polos ranging from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars?
Quality is one of the simple factor. A branded polo would be able to have a better quality.
Another factor would be the brand. We live in a society where brands sometimes define you even though we try not to, but that’s reality therefore choosing a brand would define you and your position in life. Giving a branded polo would be able to show your dad what position in life you are at and he’s at.

I will list out a few brands of Polo ranging from price and brand. Please note the prices are just estimation and not all brands are listed, just some of my favourite. I am talking about standard polo here with simple one color. I split it into 3 different categories base on the price range

H&M – around 10USD / RM30
Zara – around 30USD / RM100
Topman – around 50USD / RM150
Quiksilver – around 50USD / RM150
Hollister– 29.50USD

Abercrombie & Fitch – 60USD
Armani Exchange – around 50USD / RM300
Lacoste – around 100USD / RM300
Fred Perry – around 100USD / RM360
Ralph Lauren – around 85-100USD / RM360-600
Tommy Hilfiger – around 85USD / RM360

Burberry – around 200USD / RM600
Hugo Boss / Boss Orange / Boss Green 100-200USD / RM600

and the list goes on, but categories the brand of your polo to see where the budget falls into.

(2) Fitting
Brands that appeal to the younger market like Topman and Zara are mostly slim fit which do not looks well on your father. I will just skip it and talk about more mature brands like Ralph Lauren etc. Brands like that have quite a few cutting for different body shapes to appeal to a wider range of market, therefore choosing the right size and fitting is very important. I will cover the basic ones here.

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Straight Fit
Straight fit is the standard fitting that the length of the shirt is not long, usually for short or men with belly. Most dad I know would fit in straight fit because of the beer belly they have. This would be the most common one, however there isn’t any shape at the waist of the polo.

Slim Fit
Slim fit is longer at the length of the shirt and there would be slightly slimmer at the waist making it nicer for skinny or well-build body. The slim fit showcase the body that you workout so hard for, so if your dad is slim or well-build, get this to showcase his body.

(3) Colour
Colour can be a headache when choosing. We usually just get the simple colours that are easy to match or what we don’t have, for instance black, blue, red… Here I would elaborate on what colour to get for what skin colour. We know some colours flatters your skin colour while others don’t.

All the colours listed below are only guidelines, trying them out would be better, however there a saying “the darker your skin tone, the brighter the color you can get away with.”

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Pale – Black / White / Red / Blue/ Navy Blue / Light Green / Light Yellow

Rosy-pale or light – White / Pink / Orange / Light Blue / Light Green / Light Yellow

Normal or Tan – Bold colours, eg: Red / Yellow / Green / Purple / Brown

Exotic or Medium – Yellow / Orange / Green / Turqoise

Dark or Native – Black / White / Purple / Blue / Green / Purple

Here is a guideline I found on askmen.

I will update another post talking fully on how to match your cloths from shirts to pants and shoes (full body) to your skin colour. It will be the next post, so stay tune!

These are the 3 main factors when getting a polo and I hope I helped you and gave you an idea to get that for your dad this coming father’s day. Lastly I want to wish all dad a Happy Father’s day! You guys are the best. The times you will try to be brave for your families when you are half as scared as we were, the times that you are willing to blow your own social life to spend time with us, the times when you work overtime to provide for us. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You! To my own dad and all the brave heroes out there. My dad is my Superman. Happy Father’s day!

Photos are from Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.

Levi’s Jeans Guide

Levi’s is a brand I believe is known widely throughout the world. Jeans would be the first thing that came to mind when Levi’s is said. I cannot say that it has the best jeans because truthfully I hadn’t have much pairs of different brand jeans, but based on the price, it’s quality is worth it! I absolutely love Levi’s jeans because it’s affordable and lasting. I definitely recommend it, but most probably everyone would have at least a pair of this jeans.

However I am going to talk about the cutting more than the brand itself, hopefully giving you an idea of what cutting to buy when you were to get a Levi’s jeans. Maybe I would do a few different brands in the future for more understanding of the specific brand.

Levi’s come out with different numbers to indicate the cutting. Firstly, the basic one.

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Levi’s 501 – Original Fit.

Original fit is the most basic, nothing could go wrong cutting. It’s straight from the thigh down to the ankle. I think many adults would go for this cutting. However, I don’t recommend youngsters or young adult getting this cutting as it could be a little bit dull.

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Levi’s 505 – Regular Fit

Regular fit, almost the same as above is a simple straight cut jeans where doesn’t showcase much shape in the jeans.  If you are overweight or with beer belly could go for this cutting as it won’t go wrong rather than other cuttings.

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Levi’s 510 – Skinny Fit

I bet most people would say no after hearing the skinny fit word. It was initially my first reaction, but after dad got me a pair of it and after I tried it on, it has been one of my favourite jeans to wear of all time. It isn’t too skinny and it’s fabric is very comfortable.

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Levi’s 511 – Slim Fit

Another popular cutting which is this slim fit that I think suit most youngster and young adult as it isn’t too tight but it gives the shape of the leg while making you look slightly taller.

Photos are from Levi’s.

I personally would go for wither Levi’s 510 or 511 as I prefer slim or skinny rather than the regular cut, but the choice is yours when come to dressing up. Whether you put comfort, looks or cutting first, but it must suit your body type. Which one do you wear?

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Me wearing a Levi’s 510. It’s not that skinny and it’s perfectly comfortable!