Business Casual? Men’s Style Q and A 03

I’ve been one to embed the video here on the ole site, but I think this is going to be the last time I do that. So, enjoy!

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The goings on of late

So, since my daughter was born, things have been hectic. Earlier this week I found the time to sit down and put a simple plan on paper. This plan calls for a new post on this site every Friday. I do hope I can stick to that. I had so many topics and plans. Maybe I should say I had too many topics and plans.

What else has been going on? A simple question with a pretty simple answer. If you did not already know, I am a Freemason. So the last couple months I have also been editing some very out of print books on the subject. The Antiquities of Free-Masonry and The Star in the East can be purchased on lulu.com right now and later on Amazon.com. Speaking of Freemasonry, I also manage my local Lodge’s website: QueenCityLodge.org and our Facebook page.

Oh, yeah, I also run SeekingMoreLight.com for those interested in Freemasonry and AnonymousGeek.com for those interested in Geeky/Nerdy stuff. So by no means am I slacking around. The simple plan I reference above includes updates for everything! Luckily I broke it all down to just one or two tasks a day to keep them all updated. I know there are people that check out this site just for goings on or clothing stuff, and I’m pretty sure there are some that click over here for the geeky/nerdy stuff. There may even be people coming here looking for Masonic things. Well, the lines will definitely be blurring over the next few weeks but I will do my best to push out the best content to the appropriate sites.

What do I have planned for the immediate future? I’m so glad you asked. There are a couple questions out there regarding Fashion that I plan on answering on my YouTube channel.* I hate to sound mysterious, but there may (or may not) be video or audio updates coming to AnonymousGeek. If there is, then you’ll hear about it there. Otherwise, you can expect to find this site updated every single Friday with the best content I can offer, even if it’s just a link to a YouTube video answering one of your questions.

*About my personal YouTube channel. I do have so many other projects I work on and decided that for SeekingMoreLight and the promotion of my books, I will be using my personal channel instead of creating a new one. It’s one of things where I don’t have the energy or desire to create a brand new channel and try to offer content on both. Also, SML and my books are very personal things to me and it’s just makes sense that they find a home on my own channel. YouTube should be implementing some changes which will make this a no-brainer choice. Hopefully soon.

 

Mail Check: Tie and Watch Band

Tie: Brooks Brothers paisley.  $8.00 eBay find and a gorgeous group of colors.  Watch band to change things up with my regular watch.  It’s cheap, but it fits me and the watch: $1.86 shipped from China.  It’s very lightweight, which I like because the watch is so heavy.

Brooks Brothers Tie and Black and Red Watch BandUpdate: See this tie featured in one of my YouTube Q&A videos.

 

Mail check: Brooks Brothers Pocket Square

Won an auction on eBay for this great looking, brand new (original packaging and wrappings) pocket square from Brooks Brothers.  It’s plaid with pink, blue, white, and navy.  Should go great with a pink tie or a navy tie.  Price with shipping: $9.25, retail: $20.00

Brooks Brothers Plaid Pocket Square

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.

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