Come at me bro!

Now a message from the Brothority.

I’m bombarded with this all day long now that winter has arrived to San Diego.  Guys in hoodies emblazoned with  Volcom or RVCA. When I see guys like this I think of them playing World of Warcraft, drinking Mountain Dew, and breathing out of their mouth.

The last time they saw a female naked was when they were born.

Now let’s contrast it with this look. It’s still more or less the same but so much better. It still retains that casual look but says you’re a man not to be fucked with . The guys above look like they snuck off from their parents to smoke some brown mexi swag.

The Rake

This is how it’s done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s pay attention to what is done right here.

  1. The shoulders of the jacket are just right
  2. Waist of the jacket doesn’t resemble a lifeless sack
  3.  Showing enough shirt cuff. Ideally you want to see about .5″ of shirt cuff
  4. Slim… not hipster nutter tight pants
  5. Tie width matches the lapel width of the jacket

Everything about this picture conveys bad ass on the level of Chuck Norris.

Now compare to this brostake. This is how most guys wear a suit.

 

Sartorial Conundrums

His voice is so soft it could pollinate flowers

I see a lot of guys making the mistake to button your bottom button on a jacket. This button was designed to never be buttoned… unless you’re JFK.

Why you never button the bottom button from AskAndy

Why do men never button the bottom button of your suit, sports jacket, vest or Cardigan sweater?

King Edward VII, “Bertie”, son of Victoria (1841 – 1910, King 1901 – 1910) was so heavy that he could not get the bottom button fastened on his vest or to be more historically kind, maybe he just forgot. His subjects taking it as a fashion statement followed his lead and today most men’s suits, sports jackets or vests are not designed to button the bottom button.

The tradition of not buttoning the bottom button may have also come from the early waistcoats, which were very long. It may have been out of necessity of being able to walk that the bottom buttons were left undone.

Now you know to never make this brostake again.

Suit Up

This is how you wear a suit.

Swagger

I really like when guys like this one are able to pull off this roguish look. He’s got this vibe where if you fuck with him he’ll pistol whip you. Some call it high/low or danger and play. It’s a great contrast that you should go for when wearing a suit out and about.

Working for the weekend

It’s time to get the fuck out of town for a quick weekend getaway. How are you going to pack your shit? In your gym bag!?!? Loser. Walking down the aisle of a plane with your bag strapped to your shoulder it should command attention as it smacks the people seated.

I personally prefer a canvas bag over leather. It has an old masculine salt of the earth feel. It will be lighter to carry around and I won’t be worried when I beat it to shit. For a weekend bag I’m not going to try and go cheap to save money. Most likely in the long run a zipper will break or something minor and that cheap bag will need to be replaced because the warranty only lasted 90 days.

The bags listed below have a lifetime guarantee and are made in ‘Merica.

Filson Duffle Bag $225

 

Orvis Weekend Bag – $225

What I like about this bag is it has that wide opening so it’s easy to pack and grab your junk.

Duluth Boot Duffel – $205

It has a bottom zipper to store your shoes or puke stained clothes from your trip to Vegas. Also comes in multiple colors.

 

Personal Style

If you didn’t pay attention to this guys shoes you would think it’s well done but nothing special. However when you get down to those shoes and socks is really when it catches your attention. A little bit of pop can go a long way in creating a great overall look.

When I see a guy dressed like this it I infer certain qualities on to him whether he has them or not. People are doing this to you non stop. They are making snap judgements simply based upon the way you walk and how you look. Your outer appearance is the one thing that you have control of in your life so use that to your benefit.

Eames Lounge Chair

The chair that every guy needs in the house.

Eames Lounge Chair

From Wikipedia

The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman, officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671), were released in 1956 after years of development by designers Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. It was the first chair the Eameses designed for a high-end market. These furnishings are made of molded plywood and leather. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

These chairs are super expensive. However if you scan craigslist all the time you can usually find them for under $500 or less.