Monday, April 29, 2013


Although I did a post about the kind of shades to wear as according to ones facial shape,
such infographic is kind of too brief. So I expanded such post and came up with this…

Shady Fashion: STYLISH SUMMER SHADES – for your face, 
a guide to wearing that perfect shades for your facial shape.

The likes of classic aviators, wayfarers and vintage shades are commonly donned during the summer season. But do you have the right pair for your facial shape? 
Each face has distinct features, flaunt yours by wearing the right pair of shades!


Oval Faces

Guys with oval faces are lucky enough because they can wear just about any style as such shape is highly proportioned. To maintain this balance, wear sun glasses that are as wide as the widest part of your face. Square frames, wraparounds and shields are the best for these kind of face.

Round Faces

The key is making the face look thinner. You can do so by making sure that the frames don’t extend beyond the widest part. Angular frames and dark colors tints are the best for making the face look thinner.

Diamond-shaped Faces

The high cheek bones and narrow forehead and chin features would look great with oval frames and squares with softly curved edges.

Square Faces

Angular face structures are best paired with shades that reduces the sharpness of these features. Try cats-eye shades but never put on rectangular or square frames as they over emphasize the facial angles. The key is to wear something that softens the angles.

Oblong Faces

A long face would look great with round or square glasses as these adds balance. If your adventurous enough, decorative frames and contrasting temples (the part of the shades that reaches to your ear) would greatly help break the facial length.

Triangular or Heart-shaped Faces

Metal frames and rimless bottoms would look great on guys with this facial shape. Aviators would also be great, as it softens the look of a narrow jaw and small chin. The goal is to put emphasis on the eye area, away from these features.


So there you go guys. Hope I did help, even a bit.

Have a great sun season!   

Tuesday, April 23, 2013



A sudden reminder of the past. 
This can be brought about by hearing a song from high school, seeing an ex, puffing on a j in your old puffin spot, etc. 
Similar to a flashback.

Now how is that? 

I did put on a vintage tee 
and the THROWBACK afternoon started. 


Thanks to this gal, 

and this old school ROVER bike

some childish games seem fun - yet again.


On ME: 

Specs: Vans Wayfarer
Tee: Yellow Monkeys, Thrift Shop Find 
Bottom: Acid Washed, Altered Shorts (originally Lee Pants)
Shoes: Russ

On Her:

Tee: Thrift Shop Find
Bottom: Black Leggings, Thrift Shop Find
Shoes: Flats by: SM Department Store
Cap: Whip

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We Summer Boys

is definitely the time to get out
and play.
The sun, the sand and the sea 
are just too irresistible.

Check these suggested ensembles for this season's warm and colorful days.

Get these colors
and start the fun.

Asian Men's fashion is pretty much more throw back and laid back than
western fashion, and colors are best when worn loud.

It is also the best time of the year to sport pastels,
and shades in between pastels and solid shades.

More than anything,
its the best time to play with colors

So whatever it is that makes you tick,
summer is the best time to 




Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Like I did in my previous blog 
I would feature here random guys I find worthy of  being part of the 
These dudes of the brood are stylish enough and deserve being commended for simply pulling a smart swag.

So as a primer...

Check this DOPE guy out. 
(original source: Kuya, why so pogi?)

 This set of selfie pics only shows how good this guy is! 
Check my favorite ensembles he pulled here. 

First stop, VARSITY jacs! 
This dude knows how to pull a classic. 

Varsity jackets took a huge comeback last year, 
but this ensemble is simply not gonna drop off the lime light. 
A buttoned up tee perfectly matches any jac of this nature. 
Add chinos on and a dope pair of vans, and you're good to go.

NEXT. A military inspired look. 

This guy knows his style. 
Camouflage jackets are best worn oversized, 
especially if you are of Asian built. 
This top goes well with just about anything. 
Although like this guy, 
I'd wear it with a fitted pants for added appeal.  

Lastly, the BOW tie!

This guy knows his contemporary fashion.
And nothing beats the HIPSTER FAD. 
I, myself is a huge fan of this style.
nothing turns the style notch higher than a bow tie. 
Check this baggy top he wears with a black bow tie.
PARTY is it? then this guy knows how to dress cool



So there you go! 
want to appear in this blog, too?
Or perhaps you have a person in mind?
Tweet me @pilyongBrentTzu
or our @myfoldedpants account.

Keep the swag guys!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

STYLE GUIDE / Summer Shorts

The summer fever is on, and I know you can feel it, too.

Although the summer season has not yet officially begun; IT’S BEEN HOT, it has been freakin’ hot the past days that the call for Summer Shorts has finally begun. So take those short pants off the closet and start sporting some cool bottoms.

(BONOBOS SHORTS// check here)

Summer shorts come in lots of forms, so the options at hand are virtually limitless. But what is it really that suits most of us Pinoy men? Well let me do a rundown of summer shorts for men, and let’s see where we get, err which would suit us best.



These are the conventional, beach and sand shorts. These colorful (sometimes color blocked) shorts are the best options if you’re going to get wet. Owning a pair of these is quite essential especially if it’s the beach you are heading to (lots) this summer season.


Chinos are those not-slim-not-straight-cut pants, and they also come in shorts. These used to be donned by signature brand aficionados. But in the recent years, these have become common, so Pinoy men might as well give it a try. These are best worn during runs to a café, Sunday afternoon drives and those summer activities that require some laid back style minus getting wet.


These are knee length shorts originally intended for yachting.  And they do suit best activities around the beach or anything outdoorsy but still off and away from the waters. Going out for golf? Then these are the new fashion!


Well there is one thing about these shorts, they are thick! So these are best worn only during those days when the sun is sorta permitting. Grab these during road trips and gala mode afternoons, when the sun is almost down.


There is only one event that requires a pair of cargo short pants during the summer. TREK days. Off for some wild adventure (I mean the real wild, not that kind of wild, chuckles, hehe). Thing is, these are perfect for casual treks. A lazy afternoon on the metro would also pass for these shorts, but style-wise, wait for the rains before doing so.

So there you go. As for my final words, I usually swing around chinos and bermuda shorts. These are like my thing. Whichever suits your body type (and makes you feel comfortable) would definitely look good on you. Words of advice though, make it appropriate. Those board shorts might cost great, but they are for the beach! period.

Keep the smart style folks!   

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Brent Tzu goes CHILLIN' 
// a LookBook Post Made Possible by Nokia ASHA

Summer is fast approaching, and so is the heat. 
And just recently, I and my dear friend Junie had a rather 'heated' encounter with the sun!
Imagine spending a couple of hours in shear heat - real, piercing heat. 
Our office's generator set took a hiccup after a day's blackout and so 

Thanks to our newest best friend, NOKIA ASHA (tweet them here)
we killed some time and basked in the cool breeze,
while enjoying the sun's rage
by taking some of these lookbook snaps!

Ensemble details: 

TOP: Tiange Find
Pants: Bench/TM
Shoes: Russ
Watch: Follie
Specs: RayBan

photography by: junnie jean

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

have you got a RAGLAN yet?

Like what we have talked about when the year 2013 dawned, raglan shirts are getting a buzz. Thanks to the now Philippines’ hottest teen icons like Daniel Padilla, Enchong Dee (blah blah blah) and probably the current teen-dom cuties One Direction, the raglan has come back to the lime light. Need I also forget that Coca Cola Philippines is continuously playing those series of ads where the lead wears an iconic red raglan shirt?

Raglan is in.

Ask Mr. President for Happiness

Ask Daniel Padilla’s girl.

Or better yet, ask Enchong Dee and the rest of these guys :)

Ask just about anyone, and they’ll agree that the raglan fever is on.

Raglans are perfect for just about anyone. 
Aside from being a proven classic, this type of shirt (sleeve) design enhances the chest area, making you look a bit more buff (sort of). 

They also look great with just about any bottoms; be it a trendy short pants, chinos or even cargo pants. The color combinations are also virtually limited, and opting for varied prints allows making your individuality stand out in spite being around fellow raglan clad peeps.

So care to get yours?
Here’s my personal pick.

See here on how to get orders.



now’s the time to perfectly score that comfy cotton hoodie you have been eyeing since last year – 
aside from it being a raglan sleeved top its probably on sale now, 
when the summer clothes are taking much of the shelf space in stores.