Archives for the month of: September, 2012


 

As guys we aren’t always known to accessorize with the things we wear.  To me, such things as a tie add just that extra flavor to how a guy is dressed.  It is also possible as I will point out to wear a tie in more than one way to show how an individual can both be versatile and creative in their look.

In wearing a tie as just neckwear one can show they are well versed in the ways of manhood.  I can remember the first time my Dad taught me how to tie one.  It seemed foreign to me but once I got the hang of it I wanted to constantly wear ties everywhere.  They give a gentleman the appearance of caring and depth to their outfit.

A tie as a pocket square can be both used in a formal and casual affair.  Ties come in so many unique and fresh patterns it is almost a shame to not wear them more than just around the neck.  I wear mine in not only a sport jacket but button up shirt pockets, and jean jackets.  The add both texture and design to almost any look without being too crazy.  I constantly find interesting ties and see the versatility of them rather than them just as something that I wear to a formal gathering.

To wear a tie as a belt is not the most common way of seeing a man wear one. I think it is just another fun way to wear an accessory and add more uniqueness to one’s style.  In GQ’s September 2012 issue the point out that wearing it as a belt isn’t much different than wearing early “prepsters wearing ribbon and d-ring belts.” I also feel it is just another way to show off a good tie.

To wear a tie as a belt is not the most common way of seeing a man wear one. I think it is just another fun way to wear an accessory and add more uniqueness to one’s style.  In GQ’s September 2012 issue they point out that wearing it as a belt isn’t much different than wearing early “prepsters wearing ribbon and d-ring belts.” I also feel it is just another way to show off a good tie.

Try these three ways of wearing a tie and don’t fear adding some accessories to your look.

Classically yours,

ZRH

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I am always carrying a magazine.  Magazines, like books are informational and inspiring.  The bad thing about carrying a periodical is that it can get damaged in the bag a person is carrying.  The website ISPYDIY had a project in which she used canvas fabric, felt, and glue to create something to carry her laptop in.  It was with aid from my creative friends Blake, Haley, and Charlie that I used the same idea but modified it slightly to fit the things I read and represent my own individual style.

Here is the instructional video

The results turned out solid. I decided to go to my local thrift store and find an old belt for a buckle and instead of using a ribbon (like the video shows), I used an old tie of mine to create a fastener for my bag.  If you are like me and want a way to carry the things you read and not have them destroyed in your carry-on… this project is for you.

Classically yours,

ZRH