Sunday, April 24, 2011

Book Review : Anything Other Than Naked

“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.
This guide pretty much touched based on everything from perfect width of your neck tie pending on body type to how to build a great wardrobe. There were many tips and tricks that I found interesting throughout this read. For example choosing the right collar style that will best suit your facial structure.


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.

BUTTON DOWN COLLAR ( Personal Favorite )

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.

Quick Tips

 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.
  • When purchasing shoes try on BOTH shoes.

Special thanks goes out to Miss Sly for this great collaboration review. You can also check out her blog and twitter at : Twitter : Miss Sly


  1. you've got such great style. great to have found your blog.

  2. love all your accessories and shirt! ronan x

  3. I'm really enjoying the blazer...A great outfit. and agreed no socks and sandals!

  4. wow! very cute post.) ♥ Love your blog.) So nice.) ♥

  5. you are srsly the coolest person in the world!!! :D

    Alicia im Wunderland

  6. Thanks for your comment ..... Nice blog :) Lets follow each other !!

  7. You have incredible style! I love those socks with the tassel loafers! Your belt matches perfectly and that blazer is classic! kiah

  8. Your style is one of a kind! The accessories and the colourful belt are gorgeous! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find you! I'll definitely follow :)

  9. thanks for dropping by!

    nice pants&shoes,really love them. and all these photos r great!:)

    Journal J


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