After watching 50 Christmas movies last year, I began to understand why I like them so much – each movie makes me feel good during my favorite time of year. Each of the following four films exhibits a strong sense of fashion that I feel one can take notice and focus on for the season as they step out into the Winter Wonderland. These looks are from some of my favorite Christmas movies I feel have merit to any gents wardrobe.
Jingle All the Way (The Last Minute Shopper Commando)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is modeling one of my favorite looks for the season. It is one in which the individual layers their look around pieces such as flannels, turtlenecks, and button-ups that are easy but warm to encounter the stress of buying that last minute gift.
Bridget Jones Diary (The Infamous Ugly Sweater “Firther”)
People love to wear ugly sweaters during this season as shown here with Colin Firth. It’s the perfect piece to wear at a Christmas party or to wear out and about – it’s sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit. Personally, I wear mine all December long. As I always say, “it’s prime time to show how much you love the holidays
Batman Returns (The “Bruce Wayne”)
This is a perfect look for someone who is going to a more formal party. Traditional seasonal colors and the basic black is what this look is based from.I am planning on bringing out this look at a Christmas Ball I am attending this year, wearing blackwatch pants, velvet loafers and a bow-tie as Mr. Wayne does, symbolizing the classy holiday event.
Christmas Vacation (“The Griswold”)
My most cherished look of Christmas is the “Griswold,” which emphasizes on dressing like a Dad with a crazy flair of Christmas spirit. I like to combine classic “Dadwear” pieces like as a chunky cardigan, a button shirt, a Christmas-oriented tie, and a Santa hat to add that extra spirit of the season.
As we prepare for next week’s shopping madness, being that Christmas is fast approaching and on everyone’s mind, I decided to make a list for those who are looking for that perfect gift to give to the gentleman in their life. This list ranges from DIY’s, products made by my friends, and items I have had and adored over time, that I think are essential to any mans everyday life.
Tweed Satchel/Pocket Square
BIY (Buy it Yourself):
Different Take Leather Goods
Half Eaten Sandwich
Use Your Digits
Man of the World
Harman Kardon Reciever
Bowers and Wilkins Headphones
Fox Pajama Pants
Hope this aids in your shopping…
During the holidays, my friend/cousin Jori gave me my first freestanding sewing box, and inside I found three different styles of remnant fabric. The one that stood out immediately to me was one that had several bicycles on it. I had various creative thoughts flood my mind on what I wanted to make with it. The best idea that I have come up with was to make a bowtie using this fabric.
In assistance of Elsie and Emma’s blog, A Beautiful Mess, I was able to construct this very unique piece to add to my wardrobe. The making of this piece was fairly simple, thanks to the instructions. I had to use some of my own techniques because I was unable to find the double clip that was shown in the DIY. In lieu of this piece, I found alligator clips at Hobby Lobby that serve the same purpose and are an inexpensive alternative.
This bowtie are like my coats, in that it has it’s own distinctive quality. This is why he, too, has a name: meet Ryder. While his name truly fits his pattern, the name comes from the English origin, meaning messenger. I see this fitting of me; I am constantly on the hunt for innovative and noteworthy ways to express my image to you, my readers; I hope the message is distinct.
I encourage you to explore your personality and your creativity, if you so desire, to make your own bowtie. Have fun with it.
My friend Chris decided in the month of September and October to watch fifty Christmas movies and only made it to 46. I became intrigued by the idea and on November 1, I started watching fifty Christmas movies. I was really excited about the idea of doing this task at first, but by the end became really tired of holiday movies. Needless to say, I had fun doing the list and trying to find this many movies. Enjoy the list.
- Bishop’s Wife
- The Shop Around the Corner
- Arthur Christmas
- Christmas Carol (1951)
- Home Alone 2
- Love Actually
- Christmas in Connecticut
- It Happened on 5th Avenue
- The Santa Clause
- Charlie Brown Christmas
- Polar Express
- Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
- Frosty the Snowman
- Frosty Returns
- The Holiday
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- The Snowman
- Mickey’s Christmas Carol
- Santa Claus in Comin’ to Town
- The Little Drummer Boy
- The Year Without Santa Claus
- Home Alone
- The Nutcracker
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
- Just Friends
- The Family Man
- Jack Frost
- Die Hard
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
- Christmas with the Kranks
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- Bad Santa
- Fred Claus
- The Christmas Carol (2010)
- Cricket on the Hearth
- Rare Exports
- Christmas Vacation
- White Christmas
- Olive the Other Reindeer
- The Family Stone
- Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales/ Garfield Christmas/ Fat Albert Christmas
- Jingle All The Way
- It’s a Wonderful Life
Christmas has and always will be my favorite holiday. Not only because of the exchanging of gifts, but how it seems like the only holiday out of the year when people come together and truly try to enjoy one another’s company. Growing up, I remember how excited I was for this day each year… I couldn’t wait to be spend time with my family, enjoy the food, and gifts. It was much like Thanksgiving, but in a different way now than when I was younger. Even so, I still get excited about some of this memories I have from back then.
Christmas is a time for us to focus on the important things, such as family and the friends we care about the most. I like to see Christmas as a holiday about giving, but showing it more than just a material gift. It is a time when we celebrate the relationships we have with others… friends, family, spouse, co-workers etc. The lasting relationships I have with my friends and family is what I cherish the most during this Christmas. My parents and grandparents always taught me to be appreciative of the things you have rather than what you don’t.
I would also like to point out the most important part of the holiday is the birth of Jesus Christ. No matter your religious preference, this is a day for the people who believe in Him to rejoice in his birth and to be reminded of how this great figure is representative to them in their lives. I see Him as one that has impacted my thoughts on how a person should treat others and themselves. His words in red have from the first time reading scripture helped me understand myself and what is expected of me through life in acknowledging both the victories and obstacles. It is His birth, His life, and the things that He said that remind of the depth and importance of the holiday.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Take time to really appreciate the day and what it represents for you.