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?
Ties are becoming obsolete, at least in California. People wearing ties may even be perceived as snobby or stuffy if worn in the wrong setting -- unless you're a lawyer, bank manager, or university chancellor. Why? Adding a tie pushes you into the next step of formality. If you add a tie to a jacket, … Continue reading Going Tie-less
I developed a capsule wardrobe list to organize my clothes. Readers can make one too and find this helpful. I've created wish lists before, but they always included novelty items that distracted me from buying classic clothing. This list is manageable and disciplined. I can intentionally schedule purchases without being tempted by other things. It's … Continue reading Planning My Capsule Wardrobe