“Many men think it no longer matters how they dress, but it definitely does,” says Glen R. Sondag, a Chicago investment advisor. “Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by what we wear to work, at social events, and numerous outings. It never hurts to try and look your best."
Button Up - Vintage Hilfiger
Tie - Thrifted
Blazer - Young Janes ( Vintage Boutique )
Chinos - Zara
Loafers - Polo
As part of a Style Collaboration, yours truly was selected by miss SLY!™ | Fashion & Arts Blogzine, to review the style/guide book “Anything other than naked” by Glen R. Sondag who so happens to be an investment advisor. Sondag, known as a sharp dresser ever since his youth, realized that he could help out. So this book is just that, his way of giving back as well with his own views. "Anything Other Than Naked", a practical guide for men on how to dress properly for every occasion.
The point straight collar is the best worn by women with and oval or wide face and is th most common collar style. The ideal straight collar is between 2 ¼ and 3 inches in length.
The spread collar is somewhat more elegant and looks best on men with a narrow face. This collar really shows and elaborates the Windsor Knot the best and comes in a variety of lengths and degrees of spread.
This collar certainly is more informal looking than a pinned collar, and should be worn with a blazer or sport coat or when a jacket is work without a tie. This is also the best collar to pair with V- neck sweaters, as the tips of the collar will stay under the sweater unlike a spread collar. Every man really needs a few of these in their wardrobe.
Personally when I pick up blazers I tend to have the arm length a tad bit shorter than the average. Reason being I love to accessorize as many of my followers have noticed over time, so the whole rule/tip on how much of your ¼ shirt cuff should be revealed. Is really out the window when it comes to my personal taste.It really would have been nice to read more in depth on what Glen would have to say about socks. I’m a big fan of working with socks and letting them pop, however he really didn't touch much base on them which was a bit of a bummer.
Overall it was a great read and there is a bit of everything for everyone. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a little bit of push and guidance in dressing and building a wardrobe.
A dozen or more ties
- At least one red/blue/white stripe
- One red pin dot or polka dot
- A few blue regimental ties
- A gray / silver / black foulard or stripe
Four or more pairs of shoes
- A black laced oxford or wing tip
- A black slip on
- A cordovan tassel
- A brown lace oxford or wing tip
- If you can't button your suit jacket DO NOT buy it
- If you wear a vest leave the bottom button unbuttoned
- Don't buy a cheap, thin 1-ply cashmere sweaters
- Learn how to place a dimple in your necktie.
- DO NOT WEAR SOCKS WITH SANDALS!!!!!
- DO NOT WEAR A BELT IF YOU HAVE ON SUSPENDERS!!!
- When purchasing shoes try on BOTH shoes.
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