Category: Style

The 3 C’s of Men’s Fashion

Classic, Color and Cut. Is it really that simple? The 3 C’s truly are the big ones missing from most men’s wardrobes. Funny thing is, when you go to the great shops on Maryland Ave. or venture in to the local Nordstrom you see lots of color, classic updated designs and clothing with flattering and distinctive cuts. I find that most men in St. Louis are not quite willing to step out of their comfort zone. It is unfortunate that the aforementioned comfort zone is decades old and many of the items in your closet would serve a better purpose as a rag.

It does not cost a lot to make these simple changes. Whether you are a Target shopper or are buying your clothes from upscale men’s shops, a few reasonable adjustments to your attire and the compliments will be plenty and that special someone in your life will take notice.

Let’s take a look at cut for instance. Most clothing manufacturers and designers are making it easy for you by creating slim cut shirts, tailored pants and skinny jeans. While this look is not perfect for every body type, it is a great way to take a dated wardrobe and modify the cut to give the illusion of a slimmer and trimmer you. Not all of us are gym rats, but he ever present slim cut clothing can give a “smoke and mirrors” appearance and provide you with a great confidence boost.

Classic looks never go out of style, and thanks to constant reinvention, great classic looks are perfect for everybody and EVERY BODY. Classic retailers like Banana Republic, J Crew, Lacoste and Brooks Brothers are paving the way and keeping CLASSIC, COOL. The reinterpretation of the preppy look can be seen on the best dressed lists in every metropolitan city, St. Louis included. Do yourself a favor guys and invest in an outstanding pair of flat front khaki’s, a slim fit button down shirt and a sleek v-neck sweater. This clean polished exterior is a sure fire way to make an impact with your wardrobe.

The final C is color. Come on guys, COLOR!!!!! Black, brown, and grey are not winning you any favors. It is perfectly acceptable to keep your core colors strong neutrals, but accent every neutral tone with a great color. Aqua, Coral, Fuchsia, Teal, Royal, Periwinkle, Eggplant, Loden, and….let’s say it together, PINK. Pink is a GREAT addition to any ensemble. Go out and scoop up a pink polo shirt, a pink dress shirt, a tie or a pocket square. YOU WILL BE THANKING ME WHEN YOUR MATE GIVES A BIG THUMBS UP.

This is the first of what hopefully will become an ongoing blog featuring the latest news about fashion in St. Louis. The do’s and don’ts to make you look your best and a gentle guide to what I think is good common sense when it comes to fashion and self expression. Read magazines, window shop and step put of that comfort zone. You will see that starting with the 3 C’s will create confidence you long thought went away.

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What’s Cool in 2012

For me, watching fashion in 2012 was brutal. If it wasn’t ugly print tee shirts it was god-awful flannel and gaudy chains. Which brings me to this: what is going to be trending in 2012?

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A Big Thank You To All Visitors

 

First off, I’d like to thank each and every visitor that has come to this site. Men’s Confidence has only been up for a month and over 3,000 people have decided to give it a chance, and for that I’m truly grateful. I’ve had this vision for over 3 years now, and this amount of support is telling me I’m doing something right, so again, thank you!

I try to pay a LOT of attention to what is trending and what is interesting, although that can be a hard thing to keep up on sometimes. Here’s my small request: feedback on what you want to read, see, and talk about. I’ve always been an information ninja, but I’d rather let you direct me to what you want to see. I’m working OVERTIME looking for new girls, and that in of itself is a lengthy task, but if you’re like me you want some hilarious shit to look at peppered in with TNA, if you know what I mean.

Thanks again for everyone’s support.

 

Tommy B

Snoop Dogg Arrested With The Chronic!

Snoop Dogg got busted for weed in Sierra Blanca, Texas this weekend getting caught with a little under a half-ounce.

Snoop has a prescription for it in Cali, but that doesn’t fly in Texas, evidently. Not to self: don’t go to Texas to blaze up.

Romney and Santorum Out Front?

Romney and Santorum out front? Not so fast.

As I watched the incoming results from the Iowa Caucuses last night from the comforts of my home I asked myself, “What are the Ron Paul people smoking, and where can I get a hold of some?”

Meghan McCain put it best on MSNBC this morning. She was sitting next to a younger guy on a flight that said he was voting Ron Paul. When she asked why, every point he made was wrong and misinformed. Now, I can’t debunk every point made because I wasn’t on the flight, obviously. But it does tend to silence some of this craze that he has drummed up over the last year.

Look, I get the frustration. Out-of-control spending, wars we can’t afford, record unemployment, European crisis, etc. What is the Paul response? Eliminate government altogether? If only we could use a test city for this sort of experiment. If you don’t like government, move to Somalia.

 

Now that we’ve addressed the crazy, anti-government people, we can talk about the real candidates. On one hand, you have a super-rich, pro-business, anti-labor Frankenstein – on the other, a bible-toting, anti-abortion do-nothing senator.

Mitt Romney has made MILLIONS on the backs of the poor, and has said nothing about a vision to get America back to prosperity. His answer? Get government out of everything. That seems to be the talking point of everybody on the right, and my fear is the Paul people will follow suit when their savior loses the nomination. This just begs the question: who made it possible to make money in America? Who set up the infrastructure to make such things possible? Did Google create the internet? Did Walmart pave the roads or lay the tracks to ship their goods on? The answer. No, they didn’t. Now hear me out, I’m not for government control of everything, but government plays a VERY important part in how business runs in this country.

Let’s address the issue of unemployment. Coming from a liberal standpoint, it pains me to say that people have become too comfortable collecting unemployment benefits. To be sure, it’s not entirely their fault. The climate to attain a job just isn’t there right now, and if you watch the news, it doesn’t look like it’s going to turn around anytime soon. What we need is an initiative towards education. The G.I. Bill worked, people! Here was the problem with it: you had to fight a waaking r to obtain it. I just can’t fathom an America where you wouldn’t want your fellow to have the same opportunities you did. I’m just tired of hearing the same old, “I worked my way through college and paid student loans” argument. Some people were careless, some people weren’t as fortunate, some people just couldn’t. If you’re okay with letting people fall off because they’re uneducated then stop whining when you have to pay for their unemployment benefits.

Now for the “Government is not the solution, it is the problem” crowd. When a company is in trouble, do you fix it or let it go bankrupt? When you were having a tough time in school, did you give up or try harder? It’s been one hell of a sell, and I’ll give the right their kudos when it comes to marketing. Look no further than the “Death Tax” label given to the Estate Tax.

Money has been the biggest problem in Washington since Washington even existed. This has nothing to do with government taking over, nothing to do with socialism, and everything to do with how you pay your legislators to create laws that increase your bottom line. The sooner the middle class wakes up and realizes this the better off we’ll be in the long run.

MTI Unveils Z48 Corvette Boat

MTI has just released its new super boat: The Z48. At $1.7 million dollars you’re getting the best-of-the-best in terms of luxury sportsmanship in an offshore racer. This is a followup to their 2009 C6 Z06 model, and in all appearances looks to be close to the same in terms of looks. This boat, however, comes back with twin 350 turbocharged engines cranking out over 1350hp a piece. My only beef is the color. Who wants to scorch their nuts off under the sun in a black boat? Read more

Tim Tebow Has a Beer Named After Him?

Tebrew: The Sunday Sipper

Tim Tebow is a craze now, and he looks to be a sensation for some years to come. “Tebowing” is the new craze, and there’s even a website dedicated to it(www.tebowing.com). Well, now he has his own beer in Colorado.

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What You Can Buy For Ten Thousand Dollars

Former Governor Mitt Romney placed a wager with Rick Perry over whether he was for an individual mandate in healthcare. Amount of wager: $10,000. Romney’s net worth: $250 million. People in American can barely pay rent, and this rich prick is on TV making $10,000 bets. What kind of shit can you buy for ten grand?

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