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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.

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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.

Mark Darcy Christmas jumper

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

Bruce WayneBatman 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 DayChristmas 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.

Classically Yours,

ZRH

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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.

DIY:

Bow Tie

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Whale Sweater

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Tweed Satchel/Pocket Square

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Fox Sweater 

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Laptop Sleeve

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Cashmere Scarf

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Dopp Kit

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BIY (Buy it Yourself):

Different Take Leather Goods

Hooge Wallet

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Kwanalee Art

Kendra's Bearded Guy

Kendra's Scarf Boy

Half Eaten Sandwich

Half Eaten Sandwhich Blazer

Half Eaten Sandwich LoaferUse Your Digits 

Calendar

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Kinfolk

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Fader 

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Hypebeast

Magazine

Man of the World

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Entertainment: 

Pro-Ject Turntable 

Project Turntable

Klipsch Speakers

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Harman Kardon Reciever

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Bowers and Wilkins Headphones

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Everyday Essentials:

Moleskin

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Pens 

Uniball Pens

Timex Weekender

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French Press

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Toggle Coat

Toggle Coat

Herringbone Gloves

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Fox Pajama Pants

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Hope this aids in your shopping…

Classically Yours,

ZRH

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.IMG_2692

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.

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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.

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I encourage you to explore your personality and your creativity, if you so desire, to make your own bowtie. Have fun with it.

Classically Yours,

ZRH

It's a Wonderful Life

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.

  1. Bishop’s Wife
  2. The Shop Around the Corner
  3. Arthur Christmas
  4. Christmas Carol (1951)
  5. Home Alone 2
  6. Love Actually
  7. Christmas in Connecticut
  8. It Happened on 5th Avenue
  9. The Santa Clause
  10. Charlie Brown Christmas
  11. Polar Express
  12. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  13. Frosty the Snowman
  14. Frosty Returns
  15. The Holiday
  16. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  17. The Snowman
  18. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  19. Santa Claus in Comin’ to Town
  20. The Little Drummer Boy
  21. The Year Without Santa Claus
  22. Scrooged
  23. Home Alone
  24. The Nutcracker
  25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  26. Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas
  27. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  28. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  29. Just Friends
  30. The Family Man
  31. Jack Frost
  32. Die Hard
  33. Elf
  34. Gremlins
  35. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  36. Christmas with the Kranks
  37. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  38. Serendipity
  39. Bad Santa
  40. Fred Claus
  41. The Christmas Carol (2010)
  42. Cricket on the Hearth
  43. Rare Exports
  44. Christmas Vacation
  45. White Christmas
  46. Olive the Other Reindeer
  47. The Family Stone
  48. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales/ Garfield Christmas/ Fat Albert Christmas
  49. Jingle All The Way
  50. It’s a Wonderful Life

Classically Yours,

ZRH

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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.

Classically Yours,

ZRH