Monthly Archives: April 2013

Skinny on the Skinny

Photo courtesy @Samb

YMBL photo of the day @Samb

Hurrah! This is what i wanna see at my doorstep everyday. You know when you put on that suit and feel like Michael Douglas in Wall Street? Ya you do. It’s because of this moment in history, that you my friend, look the money.

In 2001 Dior Homme kicked up a storm by reviving a more body conscious silhouette. Spearheading this revolution was then creative director Hedi Slimane. His photo diary is super inspiring and just so cool – check it here!

Slimane’s unflinchingly skinny suits rocked the fashion industry and changed menswear forever. Karl Lagerfeld himself went on a much publicized diet and lost 100pounds to fit into Slimane’s designs! Imma so glad this happened *rub my hands with glee*. While Slimane did leave Dior and stopped designing for a while he’s back as creative head for YSL now so fellows you know where to look for the next big thing. My recommendation: get it tailored top to bottom. Samb got his from Burlington and another favorite of mine is Tailorman. If you have any favorites or recommendations on where to get suits tailored leave a comment! The information will be much appreciated by members of all sexes!

The Great Gatsby Party

Since most of us have seen Ironman3 by now the next biggie is the Great Gatsby! As excited as i am to watch it i’m already wondering how many originals are going to have Great Gatsby themed parties! Guys we are gonna have so much fun with this! You can really elevate your style stature if you get it right. So who do you wanna go as?

 

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

Key: The three piece suit.

A great extra: A spiffy cane

Tom Buchanan

Tom Buchanan

Key piece: The double breasted waistcoat

A great extra: Bright striped tie

Nick Carraway

Nick Carraway

Key piece: Shawl collared cardigan

A great extra: Panama hat

Last but not the least

Last but not the least

And finally, the most important part, do NOT forget the HAIR. Super strong hold time. Cheers!

Dear hosts, please note, the weather has to be conducive to this theme! I suspect we will have plenty of time till that happens to gather our costumes. If you don’t have a BIGLOVE who will finance the entire costume from Brooks Brothers Great Gatsby collection be savvy YOUNGMONEY and check out Tailorman and ASOS.

Magic Mondays: Man Cleavage Etiquette

Photo courtesy @SamB

Photo courtesy @SamB

Good morning handsome! Todays Magic Monday topic is man cleavage. Accept it – it’s here to stay. I for one am all for it however eye candying would be a lot more comfortable if a few basic rules are followed.

Rule#1 – Don’t go deep V if you don’t work out.

I don’t think i need to explain this further. Just don’t.

Rule#2 – Evaluate your surroundings

You could be looking amazing but if its in the wrong place uh oh-uh no. For instance, if your job description does not include displaying cleavage don’t write it in. Less is more at work use your other assets to get ahead.

On the other hand, if you’re in a club, or its really late at a wedding and everyones drunk then it’s totally fine. More might bring you more in this case so go for it!

Rule#3 – Beware of unruly chest hair

Tiny tendril peeking out from under a shallow V is cute if you have the chutzpah to pull it off. Personally i recommend you shave to truly give this trend it’s due.

Rule#4 – Tapered fit, narrow silhouette

Cleavage looks best if your shirt is tapered at the waist and bottoms are skinny. Think dapper to avoid looking trashy.

Rule#5 – Own your cleavage

Flaunt it and be comfortable in your own skin. Don’t go all the way if you’re not entirely there yet, try easing into it, otherwise you’ll look like you’re trying too hard. Start by unbuttoning one or two of your shirt buttons a couple of nights. Then move onto a shallow V t-shirt  and then when you’re ready take the plunge. Its only boob, no pressure!

Thats it from me peeps. If you have anything to add/agree/disagree or want me to find you the perfect man cleavage tee leave me a comment and i’ll be happy to hunt them down for you!

A super special Thank You to my friends Sam and Aadit who inspired this post with their perfect man cleavage picture! 🙂

The mastery required to succeed in advertising to men

Having recently set up my blog, i have been doing some research on how best to appeal to men and broaden my readership. After reading numerous articles, studying many statistics and watching a series of videos by ‘experts’, and ‘gurus’. I think i understand.

IF YOU READ MY BLOG YOUNGMONEYBIGLOVE YOUR GIRL/S WILL ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THIS!!

Hot women will run after you if you read my blog.

If it wasn’t clear the first time – hot women will be all over you if you read my blog 

Share and follow me if you like what you see 😉

How NOT to spend your money

Please tell me you’ve heard of Datta Phuge. The ‘Indian Man’, who spent $250000 on a gold shirt. A shirt made of solid gold!! The story is he bought it to impress the ladies. Imma thinking even serious goldiggers are going to find this a bit intense.

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Because suits are to women what lingerie is to men

An excerpt from Detail magazine. I’ve added the link to the complete article below!

Rule #1

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world’s most expensive suit will look bad if it isn’t tailored to the contours of your body.

Rule #2

Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.

Rule #3

Polka dots are a great way to bring energy to a suit. Make sure they’re big enough to be recognizable, but not so large that they’re goofy.

Rule #4

A tried-and-true pattern like herringbone or glen plaid in a muted shade makes an impression without crossing into the realm of garishness.

Rule #5

Visible stitches around the edges of your lapels (called pick-stitching) aren’t necessarily a sign of a well-made garment anymore. However, they can be an attractive decorative flourish—as long as they’re subtle. No contrast stitching!

Rule #6

Some say you shouldn’t cut the stitching in your jacket pockets, because putting objects in them will cause your jacket to lose its shape. Don’t listen. It’s pointless to have nonfunctional pockets, and a concert ticket or a business-card holder certainly won’t do any damage.

Rule #7

Some think three-pieces are stodgy, but when the waistcoat is cut close to the body and hemmed to the belt line, you’ll look slim and modern.

Rule #8 

Your tie bar should never be wider than your tie.

Rule #9

The difference between classic and cliché is often in the material. The timeless appeal of this gray suit begins with its super-luxe cashmere wool.

Rule #10

Always unfasten your jacket buttons when you sit. No exceptions.

Details magazine listed 57 rules! Read them here

 

Men In Black

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Black is the complete absorption of light. Go ahead guys steal the spotlight and shine bright!

Shabby Chic Deconstructed via Menswear Trend Direction

I am deconstructing ‘shabby chic’, a trend that has picked up great momentum based on society’s move from the influence of technology and fast paced living to a more organic style that takes cues from Romanticism and Americana. Sharp edges are replaced by loose silhouettes and colours are natural wood, grey stone and stained berry. All images were taken from my Parsons professor Vilislava Petrova who did insightful research into mens trends and i picked these images because i found it interesting that while Shabby Chic is mostly directed towards feminine apparel and home decor there has been a definite trickle down to menswear. The major difference being a European twist to menswear while the trend has stayed Americana for women. I also picked menswear to describe this trend because the last time i spoke about it, it was with a man;-) So the next time you hear the term think old world, sanded down white cabinets to give a lived in feel while still staying relevant because timelessness and hand me down favourite pieces from the grandparents are oh so chic.

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