Posts Tagged ‘ shirt ’

“black nashville flag” t-shirt

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somewhere between being called the “it city” and now, nashville got really really annoying.  more people moved here.  more condos were built.  more people.  more cranes.  more people…you get the idea.  we are a growing city on steroids.  it’s madness.

with this influx of people and traffic came this weird obsession with showing pride in nashville.  hats and clothing popped up out of nowhere bearing nashville’s name or likeness.  most of it i’ve shrugged at, but last week i saw a shirt that i absolutely had to have: this black nashville flag shirt from project 615.  kudos to the designer that came up with it.  if you don’t know the band black flag and their iconic logo, here’s what the original looks like:

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black flag were one of the founding fathers of hardcore punk.  like most other punk bands, they were all about a little anarchy.  in the early 2000’s, nashville had some of that same rebel spirit which is a big reason why people started calling nashville “cool” and the “it city.”  we’ve lost that in recent years.  my hope is that one day we’ll get some of that swagger back that made us so special in the first place.  this may be just a clever t-shirt, but i like to think it’s a homage to the pre-boomtown nashville.  whatever it is i dig it and will wear it with pride.

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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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for dudes who don’t like clothes

i went to a party a couple of weeks ago where word got out that i had a “lifestyle” blog.  it was first referred to as a “fashion” blog, but there is nothing fashionable about to take the train.  i also wouldn’t call it a “lifestyle” blog.  it’s a place where i like to post things i’m interested in.  not a big deal, right?  well, you know how dudes are.  we can’t talk to other dudes about clothes and shoes, because that’s what chicks talk about.  i’m not sure why dudes are so scared to talk about clothes with other dudes.  they’ve been essential since the fall of man (unless you are in fact a nudist and clothes are not part of your daily routine).  one gentleman at the party asked me about his attire and what he should do differently.  i’m not an expert, so i tried to avoid the issue.  i just know what i like to wear; i can’t tell you what’s going to look good on you.  with that said, i put together some inoffensive suggestions for those of you that are not interested in hashtag menswear or pretend like you don’t read style blogs.  here’s where you can find the items above: j. crew cords, ledbury shirt, leather plaque belt, billykirk wallet,  and clarks desert boots.

buy this shirt

i own one ledbury shirt and that’s not enough.  thank goodness for email marketing.  an e-mail with a picture of this bad boy in it hit my inbox sometime last week and i had to have it.  it’s the perfect shirt for the weekdays or weekends this summer.  if you haven’t purchased a shirt from ledbury yet, this would be a good one to start with.  i’m becoming a big fan.

a nice surprise

my dad’s been on a roll lately. two weeks ago he dropped off a black knit tie for fall. last week it was a needlepoint uga belt. today he came by my office with this badass shirt from winged foot golf club (i work across the street from him if you’re wondering why he’s always dropping stuff off). i’m usually pretty picky about what i wear, so generic shirts from random golf clubs don’t do it for me, but this pink button up shirt with the winged foot logo on the sleeve is the real deal. in my opinion, a light-weight pink dress shirt is the perfect summer shirt. #realmenwearpink

sid mashburn online

the sid mashburn e-commerce shop (do people still say e-commerce?) is finally up and running.  i went through it with a fine toothed comb and picked out a few of my favorite items.  number one being this navy fox tie.  i don’t know what it is about foxes but i love them.

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russell chukka boots

button down sport shirt

sterling silver belt buckle

swim trunks

there goes my paycheck.