Croft & Barrow® Spread-Collar Dress Shirt ($45 but BOGO). NATO Racing Strap ($5). Signature Gold by GOLDTOE Striped Crew Socks ($10 – 3 pack). Dockers® Slim Fit Original Khaki All Seasons Tech Pants D1 ($40). G.H. Bass & Co. Men’s Parker Oxford Shoe ($39). Casio Anti Reverse Bezel Dive Watch ($48).
A Monday after a weekend full of adventure calls for simple clothes that still look sharp. Roll those sleeves up to your elbows to show you’re ready to work. Only you will know that your pants are as comfy as sweatpants. Keep an eye on the days’ important milestones (lunchtime and quitting time!) with your dive watch styled on a summer-worthy NATO. Striped socks and saddle shoes keep things firmly on the casual side of sharp casual.
The first really warm day of spring is a good excuse to bust out the sandals and short sleeves. Keep the color scheme simple, but add a bright hit of sunshine by wearing a yellow NATO band with your favorite watch face. Hard cream pomade keeps your gorgeous hair from becoming disheveled in the warm breeze, and classic aviators keep that lovely spring sunshine from blinding you.
Skip all those sugar bomb drinks (I see you, Mocha Frappuccino with your 400 (!) calories) and get a classic. My go-to, the iced caffe latte with almond milk, has only 70 calories and is the perfect level of sweet.
Goodfellow & Co V-Neck T-Shirt ($8). Baxter of California Hard Cream Pomade ($22). The Bone Art Place Engraved Koru Necklace ($40). Timex Highland Street Watch ($36). Versol Polarized Aviator Sunglasses ($17). Dockers Slim All Season Tech Pants ($37). SIFEIRUI 20mm NATO strap ($13). Levi’s Cut to Fit Web Belt ($15). Birkenstock Mayari Sandals ($100). Iced Caffe Latte ($5).
Warm weather in my part of the world has me dreaming of cookouts and yard games. This outfit uses muted colors to keep from being overly flamboyant but incorporates playful patterns and carefully chosen accessories to portray grownup style with just the right amount of whimsy.
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It can be hard to pick out an appropriate outfit for occasions like holiday parties. Different types of parties call for different levels of dressiness. And as a butch, it can be especially hard to decide how dressed up to get. Worse, many of us fall into the trap of dressing like an old dude with baggy khakis and an ugly sweater and excusing ourselves by saying we are being “funny” or “ironic”. This year you don’t have to dread every party because it’s awkward and uncomfortable to dress for. Here we lay out good-looking outfits for three typical holiday party scenarios.
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