Posts Tagged ‘ arctic monkeys ’

essential: the fitted white dress shirt

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i’m a bit of a francophile.  ever since going to paris in 2014, i’ve had an affinity for all things french including their style.  the other day, i was reading a blog post on how men in paris dress and the female who wrote the piece was discussing the appeal of the fitted white dress shirt.  she claimed that it could make any man look sexy.  duly noted.  she also mentioned leaving the top 2 buttons unbottoned (very european).  it got me thinking that a fitted white dress shirt is an essential piece to every man’s wardrobe.

i realize alex turner (above) is not french, but he’s from the uk and pulls off this look flawlessly.  honestly, most of us average dudes could rock this look (minus the oversized belt buckle of course).  the good news is that you can probably find a good quality fitted white dress shirt wherever you shop (j. crew, sid mashburn, ralph lauren, uniqlo, etc.).  i’m a big fan of the shirt below from french brand apc.  i guess that’s not really surprising given how i started this post.

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what i’m listening to

cults cults.  it ain’t the beach boys but it’s what summer music should sound like.  initially, i was afraid of this album because pitchfork was so excited about it, but after a two song preview i hit purchase on the whole thing.  it’s full of songs you’ll soon hear in every beer commercial.

arctic monkeys suck it and see.  the title is goofy, but the music is incredible.  their last album was a bit of a let down, but their forth lp is the best since their debut.  the boys are growing up.

bon iver bon iver.  it’s amazing how much hype has been attached to bon iver.  there was hype after “skinny love” leaked.  there was hype after for emma came out and even more hype after kanye asked him to contribute to his last album.  he’s handled it like a champ and made an album every bit as good as his debut.