Men’s Wardrobe Essentials

I have decided that I am going to start on fashion stuff for men as well! So things that I find interesting and needs to be taken note of I will post it up and of course I’ll add a url link for the reference of the webpage source!

To kick it off, I will start with the Essentials for Every Man’s Wardrobe.

Men’s wardrobe essentials – I thought it would be interesting to ask Kim Johnson Gross of Chic Simple Ltd what wardrobe essentials every man should have in his closet. I also asked her for some bargain shopping tips for those of us who want to stretch our wardrobe dollars. The advice she provided gives every guy the essentials he needs for a practical and functional wardrobe that will carry him though many different occasions.

Where to Start?
According to Gross, when it comes to building a functional wardrobe, the first thing a guy must do is assess his lifestyle. Does he need to wear a suit every day? If so, then he will need several suits. Is he in a more casual setting at work? If so, then perhaps he needs more khakis or jeans than trousers or suits. No matter what his particular situation though, there are things every man should have in his wardrobe.

Men’s Wardrobe Essentials

  1. A suit (navy or gray)
  2. – Even if you only need a suit a couple of times a year, you’re glad to have it on hand when those occasions arise. Navy or gray suits are classic and neutral and can be dressed up or down. You can even wear the blazer with khakis or jeans. This is an item worth spending some money on.

  3. Black shoes and belt
  4. – These can be worn with khakis, jeans and your suit. This is an essential combo. Before buying brown, get black. I think you will find you get more mileage out of them, especially when attending more formal or evening functions.

  5. White dress shirt (good for day and night occasions)
  6. – White dress shirts look good on just about everybody. They look sharp and are versatile but should not to be worn as a casual shirt.

  7. Solid tie – Solid ties are easy and versatile. If solid isn’t your thing, try a classic diagonal stripe. Having several tie patterns on hand will ensure you are prepared for interviews, weddings and evening events.
  8. Blue blazer – A blue blazer is good for all year round and easily coordinates with khakis and other items. If that bores you, try a tweed sport coat but also keep in mind that tweed is really only useful in fall and winter. Either way a blazer or tweed sport coat holds a look together.
  9. Khakis and jeans
  10. – No explanation necessary here. Jeans are a staple of the American wardrobe. Khakis are the same.

  11. Overcoat
  12. – An overcoat doesn’t necessarily mean a long coat. It also means 3/4-length or car coat length. This item really finishes an outfit and can be worn with everything including jeans. And everyone needs a coat in winter, right? Well, maybe not if you live in places like Phoenix or San Diego.

  13. Briefcase
  14. – A briefcase does not necessarily mean a hard case. It can be soft, or messenger bag style. In a man is has to carry files and other documents, this is an essential.

  15. Athletic wear
  16. – Even for non-athletic types, athletic wear is great for those lazy Sundays and dashes to the convenience store at wee hours of the morning.

  17. Casual shirt – A casual shirt such as a polo or button down is a must have to wear with jeans or other casual pants.
  18. Deconstructed suit – A deconstructed suit is great because it has a relaxed look but is pulled together. Also, the pants and blazer can be worn separately)

A word of advice: start simple and expand according to lifestyle. Classics don’t mean boring.

Bargains Shopping Tips
There is only one thing to say – buy on sale! After Christmas or season’s end sales are best. But don’t buy something just because it is on sale or is a great deal. It should be something you would want to wear anyway and coordinates with your wardrobe. Also, if you find something on sale that may not have a perfect fit, don’t be shy about taking it to a tailor. Buy comfortable clothes that make you feel confident and fit your style.

Article by Daniel Billett. click here for source


Please pay attention to this article. It is of utmost importance

I just got this forwarded mail from a friend today and it sounds pretty scary ! I am posting it so that all the people I care about who reads this blog and to the people around the world! Everybody be careful!!!

Subject: Please pay attention to this article. It is of utmost importance.
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:28:02 +0800

Please pay attention to this article. It is of utmost importance.

Three women in KL turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period,
all with the same symptoms – fever, chills, vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis and finally,death.
There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood. These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in common.

It was discovered, however, that they had all visited a same restaurant along Jalan Kuchai Lama within days of their deaths. The health department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water and air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.

The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check. She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom.

That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove up to the restaurant, went into the restroom and lifted the toilet seat. Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider. The spider was captured and brought back to the lab,where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because of its reddened flesh color. This spider’s venom is extremely toxic but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.

Several days later, a lawyer from JB showed up at a hospital emergency room.. Before his death, he told the doctor that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia , changing planes in Singapore , before returning home. He did not visit the restaurant while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.

Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India . The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India , and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider’s nests on four different planes!

It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country. So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders.

It can save your life! And please pass this on to everyone you care about.

P Susthitha Menon (Susi)
Photonics Technology Laboratory
Department of Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
( National University of Malaysia )
43600 UKM Bangi
Selangor Darul Ehsan.


There are Male Flashers in One Utama!!

I was walking down ONE Utama about a month or so back.. and while I was coming out of Rock Corner, going down the escalator from the samsung booth and down towards Baskin Robbins, on the bridge, 3rd flr of One Utama, I was stunned to see this!

I was like… ( O.O !) …. what the freakin! I quickly rush over the other side, and it was.. this…

This time I was like =.=”
Even this lady over here is like walking off in disgust!

Seriously… you don’t get to see these kinds of ads in Malaysia as it is probably bordering the very thin line of the Censorship board of Malaysia. I mean it this is mild when you go to like Europe, Japan, and even the US!

Hmm.. It does catch people’s attention…. I guess… and is Malaysia starting to open up (in terms of Advertising and Censorship) ?

It would be Great! Cause.. New creative ways can be used for advertising instead of designers and advertising agencies, scratching their heads and getting stuff rejected from the Censorship Board!


Happy Valentine’s Day people!

February 14th ! And I say to All my fellow readers again! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day has been fantabulous and wonderful to the couples around the world!

And for those who are single.. Well I hope you had a great day as well! Valentine’s Day is not just for couples as commercialized in our TV dramas like Gossip Girl and 90210 ! You can hang out with friends, family or even do something nice for yourself!

How was MY Valentine’s ? Well, I had a nice dinner with friends at Nando’s in Subang Parade. It was fun and we all had something in common!

We are all single and available! WOWzers!

Here below is my Valentine’s Day Personality!

Your Valentine’s Day Personality is Romantic

You love Valentine’s Day. You see it as a magical time when anything is possible.

You like to pull out all the stops stops. You want this day to be over the top romantic.

On Valentine’s Day, you’re all about splurging and getting spoiled. You have very high expectations.

Sure it may be a bit cheesy, but who cares? You think a holiday all about love is a dream.


I am HOT!

You Are Chili Peppers

You are smokin’ hot, and you can’t help heat up everyone else around you.

It’s not unusual for you to make people flushed and excited. You flaunt your sexuality.

You awaken primal urges that people didn’t know they had. You bring out the inner wild animal.

When it comes to seduction, you just go for it. You have no fear.

Articles, Life

I speak from the heart…

You Communicate Passionately

You speak from the heart. You can’t separate your feelings from what you’re saying, even in a professional context.

You tend to speak dramatically, with lots of passion and emotion. It’s easy for you to get swept up in what you’re saying.

You like to connect with people early on so that you can personalize what you are saying to them.

When you converse, you try to find common ground and harmony. Even if you disagree with someone, you try to emphasize where you agree.