This year has been the hottest year on record in the United States according to a recent Huffington Post article. What is a fashionisto to do, to stay comfortable and trendy in these high temperatures? One must choose the right clothing … Continue reading →
This past weekend I drove into the heart of Philadelphia to join a friend at the Kimmel Center for the performing arts to see Philadancoin their last show of the season. The best part of my day (next to seeing … Continue reading →
A fashion trend that makes an appearance once a decade has made its return, and we are kind of hoping this trend lasts for a while. Colored pants for men have been popular for years, but like any trend, it … Continue reading →
Is it Cold or Hot? That is the question. This is the time of year when the weather is not predictable and most days if you’re not vigilant about checking the temperature. You’ll end up improperly dressed. Here are TheCuffLink’s … Continue reading →
A controversy as old as rap music is the topic of this week’s Wednesday debate. The conventional wisdom would say that wearing your pants anywhere lower than your waist (to the point of seeing your underwear) is a definite fashion don’t. However, we dare to turn the other cheek and see both sides of the issue. Is there any way we can meet in the middle?
If we had our way, TheCuffLink would say that not under any circumstances should one display their underwear to the public eye. The only people with the privilege (or dishonor) of seeing what you wear underneath should be yourself or your loved one. And let’s face it – you won’t be in an H&M ad anytime soon, so keep your pants on.
However, we don’t have our way. Millions of people every day decide that when they get dressed for the day, a brief show of the bottom is just fine. So instead of passing legislation or singing “Pants on the Ground” to stop it, we’d like you to know that there is a right and wrong way to do it.
TheCuffLink would suggest that if your personal style is to wear your pants lower, at least make sure what you’re wearing underneath compliments your outfit as a whole. Some may see it as a forgivable fashion statement if the small peek of underwear has some color or a pattern that serves as a nice contrast to the shirt you’re wearing. One restriction would be to never do this with white underwear; nobody thinks your tighty whities are cute. Boxers are out of the question as well. All of that bunched-up fabric makes you look like you jumped out of bed without the care to change from yesterday. Finally, we would restrict this style to the jeans and T-shirt category. Khakis and dressy pants speak business, and this style is of a completely different language.
So, what do you think? Is this trend something we can live with or is this something we should fight tooth-and-nail to end? Let us know in the poll and shoot us a comment below. We promise not to spank you.
What is a Trend? The answer is rather simple. It’s a general direction in which something is developing or changing. The something I am referring to is fashion. In fashion we can look for these changes twice a year during … Continue reading →
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So you went shoe shopping and you have a good amount of nice shoes for the year. You’re done. Well, not exactly. After getting your shoe game up you’ve got to make sure you have the right sock options that highlight your footwear and boost the sharpness of your whole outfit. Black socks and gym socks can no longer be your only choices.
A general rule of thumb for socks is that it must show a nice contrast from the pants you’re wearing. Don’t wear the same color as your pants and forget about color coordinating with the shoes. If anything, they should be coordinated with some color you’re wearing up top for a complete look. However, if you’re daring, you can wear a sock with a completely different color that will draw the eyes down to that great new pair of shoes you bought.
The only exception to coordinating socks with pants would be if you were to wear a pair of blue jeans. Find a nice pair of dark or light blue casual socks to keep the look casual yet stylish.
Finally, you do have the option to forgo wearing any socks at all. This is something we’d recommend doing during the summer with a nice boat shoe and rolled-up pants cuff for an easy-going look. However, it is possible to do this with dressier clothes, but you have to have the confidence to pull it off.
Now you have the sock options to make your feet look elite. So, get to steppin’!
A crew neck sweater or sweatshirt seems like a one-note item. You put it on and you have a solid-colored top to pair with jeans and sneakers and there you go. However, there are some things you can do to … Continue reading →
Recently I was approached with the question of whether a suit could take the place of a tuxedo for a black tie event. At first, it seemed as though nobody would notice, but after a bit of investigating, I found … Continue reading →
The holidays are here and if you’re in need of some last-minute shopping advice, we’ve got the goods to give. Shopping should be fun, but many times it turns stressful when you try to pick out the best gift for … Continue reading →