Tailor Made Style

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New Blog! Time Moves Swiftly

to-my-self:

For the new year I’ve decided to have a fresh start with a new blog. I won’t be deleting my current blogs, but I will not be posting to them anymore. I do not have the time I’d like to spend on my menswear blog and I want my personal blog to be primary so I can send asks and whatnot from it.

That said, if you’d like to still follow me you can click the link above or here:
http://timemovesswiftly.tumblr.com/ - The new blog will be a combination of personal and menswear, as I’m still interested, just not enough to dedicate a blog to it.

I hope you all follow along!

New Blog! Time Moves Swiftly

to-my-self:

For the new year I’ve decided to have a fresh start with a new blog. I won’t be deleting my current blogs, but I will not be posting to them anymore. I do not have the time I’d like to spend on my menswear blog and I want my personal blog to be primary so I can send asks and whatnot from it.

That said, if you’d like to still follow me you can click the link above or here:
http://timemovesswiftly.tumblr.com/ - The new blog will be a combination of personal and menswear, as I’m still interested, just not enough to dedicate a blog to it.

I hope you all follow along!

Anonymous asked: When I see the old Hollywood movies and their no vent jackets of that day I'm tempted to have my jackets made in the same way. What are your thoughts on the no vent back?

thearmoury:

Nice question. 

No vent has a long and storied history whereas vents are a relatively recent thing, previously confined to “sporty” garments but eventually becoming the standard. I once asked Antonio Liverano about this, his response was “when I started working, suits would never have vents, but nowadays, you people put them on whatever you like”. 

Vents are a matter of practicality. If you are on horseback or like to have your hands in your pockets, the vents help the back of the jacket fall a little neater, especially if you like to have your jacket buttoned. 

I like unvented jackets for two reasons. 1. When well executed, the lower half of the jacket will drape neatly and remain narrow with no opportunity to flare, thus flattering the hips. 2. It produces a sleek look which gives the jacket a nice formality. I recommend it for tuxedos and sometimes for three pieces. The downside is when you sit down, the jacket will bunch up at the back and the creases will probably remain if you are sitting for a long period of time. 

Finally, unvented sport jackets are worth a special mention, as I always think of them as an artifact of Naples, often seen on classically-minded Neapolitans like Gianluca Migliarotti of O’Mast and I Colori fame.

oryoucouldshutup:

alabama-aristocrat:

oryoucouldshutup:

alabama-aristocrat:

this outfit really needs a full windsor knot, but I still like it.

I disagree, full windsors are never necessary. From my point of view at least.

everything about this outfit is so balanced/symmetrical and the tie is throwing me off. I think that knot would look awesome if the top button was undone though.

I understand were your coming from, I think the knot adds personality. But if you take a close look, the dimple in that tie is near perfection.

With this style I am in favor of the four-in-hand. A full Windsor is overkill with any outfit; a half is acceptable, but should be reserved for more formal settings. These fabrics and patterns lend to a more casual air, so the four-in-hand is the best choice. If you want symmetry, I prefer the Pratt/Shelby knot. It’s not as big as the Windsor, but has the symmetry.
Again, all my opinion. Wear what you like and be confident.

oryoucouldshutup:

alabama-aristocrat:

oryoucouldshutup:

alabama-aristocrat:

this outfit really needs a full windsor knot, but I still like it.

I disagree, full windsors are never necessary. From my point of view at least.

everything about this outfit is so balanced/symmetrical and the tie is throwing me off. I think that knot would look awesome if the top button was undone though.

I understand were your coming from, I think the knot adds personality. But if you take a close look, the dimple in that tie is near perfection.

With this style I am in favor of the four-in-hand. A full Windsor is overkill with any outfit; a half is acceptable, but should be reserved for more formal settings. These fabrics and patterns lend to a more casual air, so the four-in-hand is the best choice. If you want symmetry, I prefer the Pratt/Shelby knot. It’s not as big as the Windsor, but has the symmetry.

Again, all my opinion. Wear what you like and be confident.

(Source: mugenstyle, via lifestyleofapreppygaykid)

http://extra-life.org/participant/tms

to-my-self:

Help out the cause and support me in a 25 hour gaming marathon! 

On November 2nd, 2013, my friends and I will be participating in a 25-hour gaming marathon to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, who treats thousands of children each year.

I will do updates throughout the day here in text, audio, and hopefully video formats. Making it all the more interesting, the night before is a party to celebrate my friend’s return from the army for good! 

I should be in rare form this Saturday. So help make the insanity worth it and donate something! Even $1 helps, and if you can’t do that, then help spread the word so I can raise my goal of $100 and my group’s goal of $200!

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/tms for more info.

https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.start&destination=P&eventID=512&participantID=54950 to make a donation!

I truly appreciate any and all help!

http://extra-life.org/participant/tms

Back to the normal #menswear routine shortly…

to-my-self:


Do you have children? Do you know people with children? Are you related to children? Were you once a child yourself?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider helping some less fortunate children by sponsoring my gaming addiction.

You pay, I play. For 25 hours in a row. To raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

My friends and I will be attempting to livestream some of the games as we play throughout the day, so anyone who donated can watch! I’ll post those links later this week.

So please consider donating and spread the word!

The Man inSide: Extra-Life Fundraising Event!

I normally keep this blog #menswear only, but this is for charity. Please read.

to-my-self:

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On November 2nd, 2013, my friends and I will be participating in a 25-hour gaming marathon to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, specifically the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. I would really appreciate it if you could click the link below and…

nomanwalksalone:

THREE FREE WAYS TO LOOK BETTER IMMEDIATELY
by David Isle
Looking around style blogs and forums, you may find yourself coveting tens of thousands of dollars worth of clothing. The most beautiful pieces do tend to be the most expensive. While you’re saving for your next glorious conquests, here are three things that you can do in the next ten minutes that will make you look better at a cost of zero.
Stand Up Straight: Look in a mirror, change your posture from that hunched-over pout to a proud upright stance, and watch the pounds melt away. Many before-and-after shots in weight loss commercials are just the same individual photographed ten minutes apart with different lighting and posture.
Not only will you look better, your back will be healthier. Take out your keys. Hold one of them by the tip, parallel to the ground. Feel all that tension? Imagine if your keys weighed ten pounds like your head. That’s the stress you’re putting on your back when you hold your head in front of your body, as you likely will if you are standing with a curved back and hunched shoulders. Now turn the key so that it’s held straight up, perpendicular to the ground. Notice how much easier everything is to hold now? That’s the favor you do to your body when you balance your head on top of your spine.
Maintain Impeccable Personal Hygiene: Clip and clean your fingernails and toenails. In your bathroom. Not on the subway.
If your facial hair looks dumb when it grows in, shave. If you’re wondering if your facial hair looks dumb, it looks dumb. Shave it off.
Empty Your Pockets: You spend time and money to get clothes that fit you. Don’t ruin the silhouette by stuffing your pockets with a smartphone encased in military armor, a George Costanza wallet, Power Rangers keychain with keys to open every lock you’ve ever touched since your first piggybank, two hopeful condoms that expired in 2008, all three Swiss Army knives you were given for Christmas last year, and an emergency tin of vienna sausages. Carry a bag for all your crap or leave it at home.
I’ll admit there is something enviably defiant about spending huge amounts of money on clothing and still managing to look terrible. I understand that some parts of the internet call this “sprezzatura.” But if you don’t mind looking good, stand tall, clean up, and pack light.

nomanwalksalone:

THREE FREE WAYS TO LOOK BETTER IMMEDIATELY

by David Isle

Looking around style blogs and forums, you may find yourself coveting tens of thousands of dollars worth of clothing. The most beautiful pieces do tend to be the most expensive. While you’re saving for your next glorious conquests, here are three things that you can do in the next ten minutes that will make you look better at a cost of zero.

Stand Up Straight: Look in a mirror, change your posture from that hunched-over pout to a proud upright stance, and watch the pounds melt away. Many before-and-after shots in weight loss commercials are just the same individual photographed ten minutes apart with different lighting and posture.

Not only will you look better, your back will be healthier. Take out your keys. Hold one of them by the tip, parallel to the ground. Feel all that tension? Imagine if your keys weighed ten pounds like your head. That’s the stress you’re putting on your back when you hold your head in front of your body, as you likely will if you are standing with a curved back and hunched shoulders. Now turn the key so that it’s held straight up, perpendicular to the ground. Notice how much easier everything is to hold now? That’s the favor you do to your body when you balance your head on top of your spine.

Maintain Impeccable Personal Hygiene: Clip and clean your fingernails and toenails. In your bathroom. Not on the subway.

If your facial hair looks dumb when it grows in, shave. If you’re wondering if your facial hair looks dumb, it looks dumb. Shave it off.

Empty Your Pockets: You spend time and money to get clothes that fit you. Don’t ruin the silhouette by stuffing your pockets with a smartphone encased in military armor, a George Costanza wallet, Power Rangers keychain with keys to open every lock you’ve ever touched since your first piggybank, two hopeful condoms that expired in 2008, all three Swiss Army knives you were given for Christmas last year, and an emergency tin of vienna sausages. Carry a bag for all your crap or leave it at home.

I’ll admit there is something enviably defiant about spending huge amounts of money on clothing and still managing to look terrible. I understand that some parts of the internet call this “sprezzatura.” But if you don’t mind looking good, stand tall, clean up, and pack light.

(via feelgoodfashion)