How to find a fitting suit?

 

I came across this a few days back and this is really what every guy needs when buying a suit! I see too many guys with the wrong fitting. You don’t need to be rich for a nice suit, but be aware of the fitting when you buy them.

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Could resist not putting a Zac Efron picture in here. He is perfect though.

Outfit of the Day – Dance All Night to the Best Song Ever

Mind my title. Was feeling the vibe of it, as well as One Direction released a new song.

Dance All Night to the Best Song Ever.

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I finally had the chance to wear the shirt I bought a few days ago. It was perfect for a full day of chilling at the mall and dinner occasion with my friends. I really loved the polka dots on the shirt and the colour is so nice! Not a single regret spending money on this!

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I matched it up with a grey jeans from Levi’s. Levi’s Skinny fit jeans 511 and my Timberland shoes. I did not feel like mixing too many colours into my outfit as I want my shirt to stand out which it did very well. 

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The accessories were the same as my usual, a Calvin Klein watch because I love it so much and Up by Jawbone accessory to track my daily steps which I talked about it from my earlier post.

For the shoes though, I never had much chance and items to go with it, so rather than the regular blue or black dress shoes, I chose something more striking and mature with this outfit.Shoe

Hype my look at LookBook.

Comments on what do you think of my outfit? Cheers.

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.

Semi Formal Dinner Wear.

WordpressA simple mix and match for you guys out there to have some inspiration on what to wear. I wore this for a birthday celebration recently. Some items are out of fashion, so I tried to find the closest item of the current season. The items are not very expensive, so it’s actually possible for an average person to grab it.

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In a previous post, I talked about shirts with “deco”, birds in particular, but recently different designs are out and it’s absolutely gorgeous! from Topman.

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My standard burgundy chinos by Topman. The color which is close to red.

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A red watch to match the outfit by Swatch.

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Shoes by Vans.

Stuff I Got During the Weekend.

 

I thought it would be a good idea to share stuff I bought. It would be about what I got for how much so you guys can give in feedback, yay or nay? It could also be a good deal in town you guys can look up for.

One small reason for my lack of post last week was I went to Singapore with my family. It’s no secret of my love for Abercrombie & Fitch, so Singapore was the nearest place I could get their items since there isn’t one in Malaysia. I must say it was heaven on Earth there.

With my limited budget and the variety of items there, I manage to grab these 2 items that was shown below. A classic fit shorts and a classic checkered shirt.

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To show a clearer image, I took the photos below from A&F website.

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Their classic checkered shirt that is mostly worn by the models and staff there is a must-have. To be honest, it was quite expensive but I got it from the clearance rack in A&F and it cost SG $76.90 (Singaporean Dollars)! It was cheap right? Roughly 60USD. Was so happy when I spotted this, though the size is limited. I wear a M, however if you ever want to buy them, the length of the shirt is meant to be shorter though.

A&F Shorts

Next, since it’s Summer, a shorts is in the must have list. From where I’m at, Summer all year, shorts are a must as well! Cost SG $108 (Singaporean Dollar), about 85USD. Not so cheap, but it has a nice material and cutting.

These are what I got in Singapore, hope this segment would be able to share my items I got, share the happiness and get comments for it! Till next time.

Is birds the new black?

Spring where all the flowers bloom and birds come out, well, at least for some part of the world. This spring, apparently birds are nesting on men’s clothing.

Rick Edwards on fashion, article on http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2013/apr/14/rick-edwards-style-bird-motifs

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Photo from http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2013/apr/14/rick-edwards-style-bird-motifs

I find shirts like these are hard to pull off but it’s nice if a guy is willing to try pulling it off. For me, I try not to get shirts that have large “deco” on it, but just follow my instinct.

Shirts and bags with the birds on it kind of reminds me of what Topman would always come out with, it’s not your ordinary shirt that you see every guy would wear. That’s why European are much more well-dressed though, brands in the UK usually try something out of the ordinary.

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I saw that shirt and told myself I have to have it! It’s like love at first sight. It’s flower-like design caught my eyes and it was not too extreme! I reckon every guy should have one of this kind of shirts. The easiest is to wear a chinos with it, don’t wear it with jeans! But that’s just my opinion, what’s yours? Would you get one?

Shirt: Topman

Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch

Slippers: Birkenstock