Men’s Style Q and A 01

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A first for me, a video where I answer your style questions. These questions came to me via Facebook over the course of ten days.  It would be nice if they picked up.  I titled this one Men’s Style Q and A 01, and it would be great if I could go on to do a 02.

Friends (Wednesday Poetry Break)

Two people on paths that wind
continuously around and about
Through cities and years, friends
both old and new, and much more.
Schoolmates, roommates, Best “Man”
by my side in the Maternity Ward.
These paths aren’t running concurrent
and who can really know why?
This I do know: If I need you, you’ll be there
because we’ll always be friends.

Doyle R. Clark II
January 14, 2015

Saphir shoe rescue

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As I purchased them from eBay. $24 (shipping included)
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No treatment close up.
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Saphir Renovateur applied to shoe on left versus untreated shoe on right.
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After an application of Saphir Pate De Luxe wax shoe polish (mahogany).
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After polishing with a horsehair brush.
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Close up shot of a weekend’s work.
Before (left) and after (right).
Before (left) and after (right).

 

Cinema Style: Back to the Future Part 2

I decided that starting today and continuing every 2nd Friday of the month, I will give you a movie to check out as it relates to men’s style.  Since it is such a popular franchise, I picked Back to the Future II for this month.  Relating to style, this one is a joke of course.  But since the movie gave us a wild glimpse of 2015 way back then, I think we can all take a deep breathe and be glad that we don’t actually dress like that.

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There is at least one thing from Back to the Future Part 2 that most guys would like to add to the casual side of their closets: Nike MAGs.  Those futuristic self-lacing shoes.  It’s no surprise that Nike is actually working on a model to be released later this year.

Also, next week starts Pitti Uomo.  It is a men’s fashion show that runs twice a year.  Some of the style’s will be outlandish, I’m sure, but I do like seeing some things make a come back.  Double breasted jackets for example.  With that said, I’ll do a little write up for the show for the guys that don’t have the time to wade through all the junk.  Until then, “synchronize your watches”…

Back to the Future Part II

 

Mail Check – January 8th 2015

Today, my small order of Saphir shoe care products came in from Kirby Allison’s Hanger Project.

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Saphir Renovateur: a replenishing cream and Saphir Pate de Luxe (Mahogany): a wax and pigment polish.
As soon as these stabilize to indoor temperatures, I’ll put these to work on a pair of Italian made Johnston & Murphy loafers. Before, after, and in-between pictures will be posted.

 

Happiness (A poem for my wife)

Coral pink lips that only give me truth
Eyes of swirling caramel and chocolate
That only see the best of who I am
A heart that holds all my love and trust
Hands and arms that cradle my child
A temper that’s mild and wild
Brains and conversation a must
Tears that could break the damn
And I wouldn’t ever try to stop it
Squandered time and wasted youth

Mistakes in our past
Eternity ahead
A love that will last
I thee wed

The vows were made
The songs were played
Two people in love
And never deprived of

Happiness.

Doyle R. Clark II
January 7, 2015