Outfits: Spring Cookout

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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Outfits: Holiday Parties

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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Outfit: Outdoor Country Concert

“Perfect song on the radio
Sing along ’cause it’s one we know
It’s a smile, it’s a kiss
It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime
Sweet summertime”

~Kenny Chesney~

Outdoor Concert mens style

So you got tickets to see that great country singer this summer.  You want to look good but aren’t sure what to wear.  You’ll be outside and its a really casual situation, but since you’ve recently upgraded your style, you don’t want to settle for jeans, a t-shirt, and flip-flops.  Here’s a casual outfit that hits all the right notes of style without looking out of place or getting too fancy.

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Outfits: Spring Casual Friday

“Everyone’s watching, to see what you will do
Everyone’s looking at you
. . .
Everybody’s working for the weekend
Everybody wants a little romance
Everybody’s goin’ off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance”

~Loverboy~

Lands’ End Chambray Shirt ($50). Seiko SNN241 Chronograph ($101). Zojirushi SM-SA48-NM Stainless Steel Mug($23).  School of Sock – The Darius ($12).  RevoLity Woven Belt ($10).  Banana Republic Stay Straight White Jeans ($90). Combatant Gent Chocolate Brown Suede Chelsea Boot ($90).    Tommy Hilfiger Smaller Flap Over Messenger Bag ($70).

Outfits: Spring Farmer’s Market

“Making the effort to really know where our food comes from gets us in touch with the farmer, the real force behind our food.”

~Theresa Marquez~

Lands’ End Forewind Twill Shirt ($20).  Polaroid Eyewear Polarized Navigator Sunglasses ($65). Timex Expedition Scout Watch($40). Joyo Money Clip ($24). Ayliss Woven Belt ($5).  Cash.  DSTLD Slim Jeans in Indigo Timber ($65).  Palladium Pallabrouse Boots ($63).  L.L. Bean Boat and Tote ($35).