(derived from the
Gaelic bróg (Irish), bròg (Scottish) "shoe")
Considered now as one
of the most formal shoe to sport, brogues are basically low-heeled traditionally
characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative
perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible
traditionally considered to be outdoor or country footwear not otherwise
appropriate for casual or business occasions, but brogues are now considered appropriate
in most contexts.
Brogues are most
commonly found in one of four toe cap styles (full or "wingtip",
semi-, quarter and longwing) and four closure styles (oxford, derby, ghillie,
So you have just moved into your new condo, or perhaps on a relatively smaller, room-for-rent around the metro. No matter the size, like we always say, it’s the performance that matters (chuckles). Yes, you have outperformed yourself! - That you are now ON YOUR OWN.
So how then do we turn our lofts into a bachelor’s pad? Then my man, bookmark my blog as I would soon make a post on that topic. For now, let’s focus on the part of the pad from where WE are the KINGs; our bedroom. Here’s a list of a few man essentials that every bachelor’s den should have. Your bedroom is your ultimate personal space, so make the most out of it without making it look like an old kid’s playroom. Just like I always say, keep it simple but significant.
BED. It’s your choice; talk about day beds, love beds, water beds, convertibles and so on and so forth. Take the most comfortable bed set up that you can get (and afford, as of the moment). Invest on good quality mattresses and bed linens. Also, get an extra ‘satin’ set always ready – for ‘emergency’ cases (wink). It sets the mood better.
Lamps. Yes, it’s an essential! One, for reading and secondly, for a warmer mood; try using lamps instead of the conventional on-the-ceiling lighting fixtures. You’d know the difference.
Closets and Hampers. These two goes together, but don’t keep them literally together. As closets are for clean clothes and hampers are for the soiled ones. Keep them both near your shower room though. Also, choose wooden ones over plastic. Good quality wood helps absorb moisture and retain a cool dry environ, keeping the clothes better tucked!
Table. This primarily should hold your ‘toys’. Stash your gadgets in one corner. You don’t want to sit on your iPad accidentally, or try borrowing your neighbor’s phone to ring yours. Trust me, I know :)
book nook. Now this is debatable, cos others like the bed as there reading venue. The choice is yours. Thing is, get a good organizer to pile your books at. Try Ikea for shelving ideas. Or, you can also get a bigger table so your toys and books could share space.
Vanity Wall. A full size mirror (meaning where you’d fit from head to toe) and an organizer for your essentials. This might not be something that others are comfortable having, but get into the private spaces of career oriented, powerful men and you’d see that this, is a MUST.
PERSONAL WALL. Men are not necessarily souvenirs keepers – that’s a statistical fact. But it’s also a fact that we take inspiration from something, or someone, as the cliché ‘behind every man’s success is a woman (or a partner at that, some men prefer men, get over it) Have a framed picture (big enough for you to see 1st thing in the morning) of her/him. Or anything that represent that person, thing or aspiration that perks up your day. Hang it and wake up greeting it.
being an epitome of one’s
attention to details is far more refined once,
well I have said it, DETAILS are
Let’s polish some, shall
Let’s see the commonly
confused patterns, GINGHAM and PLAID.
When you reach 22; and
formal clothes and smart casuals become a necessity, am pretty sure you have
chanced upon these terms. Should you have been a high fashion fan, am way sure
you know the difference. But to help refresh our stylish, perverted
minds, here’s a basic run down of the difference of plaid and gingham.
Gingham have lines of the same width
Plaid, on the other hand has different widths
Gingham is always white, plus another color
(or two shades
Plaid can be any color combination
(and they usually come in three to five color combos)
That’s just it!
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When Chucks and Vans are just too
young for your daily run;
and leather borogues are a bit too forward,
Say hello to Dessert Boots!
Thanks to some local brands adopting
a rather far more forward and I should say, high street style in response to
the noticeable entrance of western brands in the country’s style arena. Anyway,
so much for that.
A good number of guys in most metropolitans
in the country are seen kickin’ boots
– dessert boots at that.
weight character-oozing toe treats fit just about any genre,
so finding one
that suits your lifestyle is quite an easy thing.
Dessert boots are available in many
materials; take suede, printed canvass, denim, leatherette and more. So the
choice is really limitless. A used and dusted dessert boot also gives its
wearer a sex appeal that only cow bows ones have.
Its sexy, as many gals would
In the end, a comfortable, in-time
kicks is really quite an eye treat – not to mention toe-friendly for the guy in you who knows adventure more than any average guy.
So am gonna zip now
and let you dish on these options I have found for you.
Keep posted for a post of where to
find these kicks in your nearest malls.
Last week I stumbled upon one Filipino blogger that might have been not too celebrated but is well read. Folks, meet Miguel Paolo Celestial, who maintains a total of four blogs and a personal Tumblog. This guy has been affiliated with a national newspaper for quite sometime now. And although I have restrained myself from stalking, this guy lives a normal yuppie's life. He as well designs jewelries. he likes photography, and my, do i have to say that he's got a take on fashion.
He's got a laid back style. The kind of style that my Ateneo friends would usually call pormang mayaman.
So, I'd zip up now and let you dig into these photos.