Given the extent of Covid-19 in the US, many people are now working from home. Some people are holding meetings over video, venturing into online interviews, etc. It's been a bit of a learning curve for me in terms of clothes. Dressing up at home is a strange concept to me, since prior to covid-19, … Continue reading What to Wear (Working From Home)
I generally dislike wearing undershirts, but have had the issue of my chest poking out if I don't wear one. A friend casually mentioned pasties one day. A few years ago I had wished this concept/product existed; so now I jumped online to see what's being sold. I bought Kim Kardashian's Body Tape which comes … Continue reading Chest Body Tape
I'm around 5'3, slim, and have a rather youthful face. I've embraced my attributes, but they've occasionally presented professional and social challenges. People can dismiss your feedback, nit-pick your performance, or even plainly jeer. I've experienced all three. Dressing won't absolutely fix this, but I think it will benefit the way you're treated and respected. … Continue reading How to Command Presence (Even if You’re Short/Young)
Like bespoke shoes, I can see how people can overlook bespoke dress shirts. Jackets often take center-stage in an outfit. Underneath the jacket, dress shirts are doubly concealed by ties and other accessories. Dress shirts can fall lowest in the totem pole. If we barely see them, why should we care about fit and buying … Continue reading Bespoke Dress Shirts Are Underrated
This post will wrap up my recent eyewear posts. Browsing glasses online you'll often see specs like this: Lens/Eye: 46 mm Bridge: 22 mm Temple: 143 mm These three measurements affect how your glasses look and stabilize on your face. What do these measurements indicate? The "Eye/lens" measurement indicates the length of one lens from … Continue reading Eyewear Anatomy
I know I could definitely follow these tips more often! Thanks Khoa, for the advice. Do: Store your glasses in their case When they're not on your face, they're in the case. That will protect your eyewear against dust, scratching, and further damage. Do: Spray with generic lens cleanser and wipe your glasses with a … Continue reading How to Care for Your Glasses
Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) is a ready-to-wear eyewear company with its first Los Angeles flagship store launched in 2012. They have stores in other cities too. The owner Garrett has an optical background, having worked for his father (who founded Oliver Peoples). Looking into the store, you’ll see dozens of models neatly organized. Garrett … Continue reading Store: Garrett Leight California Optical
Chukkas are a great first shoe. They sit between casual and formal, and can be worn during fall, winter, and spring. I wear chukkas most with jeans, corduroys, chinos, and odd trousers. They're my go-to shoes. Wearing chukkas with worsted wool tailoring can look odd. Why? The casual suede clashes with the rather formal worsted … Continue reading Why Chukkas?
I still think about this question quite often. And rightly so. Because bespoke shoes are costly (at least $3,000) -- some upwards of $6,000. If you can afford it (or save up for it), my answer is still an unequivocal yes. A bespoke shoe will display a greater attention to detail. The stitches, waist, and … Continue reading Should I Invest In Bespoke Shoes?
Being visually challenged, I have worn contacts for 13 years and glasses for the last 17. I wore night contacts for many years which were costly and inconvenient. Now I primarily wear daily disposable contacts and glasses at night. Since i'm increasingly wearing day-time glasses during Covid-19, I made a pros/cons list of glasses and … Continue reading Glasses or Contacts?