Thursday, July 24, 2014
My opinion about eyeglass frames has evolved over the years. I used to be very much a one-frame kind of guy. I liked the idea that your frames defined you and your style to a certain extent. It wasn’t uncommon for me to wear the same frames for five, six, or seven years straight, only changing them when it was time for a new prescription. And when it came time for that, I always enjoyed the thrill of searching for something unique that I could claim as my own.
These days, however, I’m much more open to having a few different pairs to suit my mood or outfit. I currently have three different frames. My Bellagios I’ve had the longest. I got my Persols back in October, which I generally reserve for more serious looks or when I want to make a statement. And my Tom Fords are the most recent addition. Somebody told me that they make me look a lot smarter. Ha. Thanks, buddy! How about you? Are you a one frame kind of guy or do you like to switch it up?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Though I didn’t have any big vacation plans this summer, last week I decided to take an impromptu trip to LA. With no real plan other than to hit the beach, say hello to my manager, meet up with a friend or two, and just wander and explore, it was a pretty low key visit. Here are some things that made it into my suitcase.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Train travel is something I’ve loved ever since I was a kid. I can still remember my first real train trip—just a short ride between my hometown, Schenectady, NY, and nearby Amsterdam—which was arranged expressly for me to have the experience. It’s a good thing that I still enjoy riding the rails because it’s something that’s become much more frequent and necessary as the blog has continued to grow.
Friday, July 18, 2014
This was completely unplanned, but exactly one year ago I published an almost identical look, focusing on the resurgence in popularity of the double-breasted blazer. Dedicated readers know that one of my absolute favorite things to illustrate is what I call the small changes/big impact principle. Meaning, you can make the same basic outfit give off a completely different vibe and character with just a few minor changes. How did I do it here? Look back, then read on.