what's your opinion on Isaac hindin-miller (of isaaclikesdotcom)? you think he has good ideas?
Isaac? He’s generally an all-around good dude—front to back, a stand up guy. As per his ideas, I never really rapped with him about world politics or economic theory, so I really don’t know if his ideas are any good, my brotha.
Mr. NTB, Whats the best way to approach a girl and keep her interested?
Fuck Adam Smith’s “individual ambition serves the common good" mumbo jumbo, that’s old news. And it’s really much simpler than that. Here’s what you do. Go out to a couple of bars and eavesdrop, all night, on every conversation that pops up around you between some helpless chap and his object of desire. Remain sober so that you can really, really get a gist of what homeboy’s saying. I hope you’re reading this closely, because here’s the important part: next time you’re up to bat with some fine shorty that tickles your fancy, do the exact opposite of that which you witnessed during your night of espionage because, truth is, 99% of all men in this world have absolutely no idea how to talk to the fairer sex.
Finally, if all else fails, you can always just read this blog called How to Talk to Girls At Parties that my friend once told me about—I don’t really read it all that often but I’ve heard that it’s pretty popular and would appear to be all you need, judging from the title.
Ok so I was on the internet this one time, and somehow I got linked to this pea coat. I can't find it again, but it was navy blue and had a really bizarre collar. The only way I could describe it would be to say that it was a shawl collar with notches (and maybe even peaks, though that could have just been the way it was folded). I think it was in the 600$-700$ range. Thanks. Also: I <3 u, ntb. nevr 4get.
Whatup NTB. Big fan, daily reader, all that. I am embarking on a "savings pot" to get myself some new shoes. I am unhappy with my "essential" footwear choices at my disposal and am now looking to revamp them shits. I have a great pair of black Chelsea boots, some brown loafers and some good grey desert boots. What should the next pair be?
any ideas on some nyc club attire? something other than skinny ties and buttown down shirts.
Don’t overthink this. If you have to consciously select an outfit for a night out in New York, you are going to all the wrong places. No club in New York that’s worth its salt cares about what you look like (that is, unless you are a complete schlub). At the end of the day, they only care about whether you are rolling with women and are willing to spend dough. If you are rolling with 10 dudes and have bunny ears, even if you are wearing a $6300 suit, not even God could save you.
Hey bro, I don't know if you have a lady in your life but what would you get your woman for Christmas? I'm sick of asking my older sister about this. My girl keeps saying she doesn't want anything but I would feel guilty if I don't do anything this year. No dick in a box please.
You really saved yourself with that last sentence. In any event, it all depends on your budget and how long you guys have been dating. I mean, if you’ve only been together for a couple of months and work the graveyard shift at your local mall, your lady would be batshit insane to expect something in her driveway with a bow on it. Then again, if you’ve been together for five years and are sitting on a hundred trillion, you would be batshit insane to expect her to be amenable to anything less than something in her driveway with a bow on it. Ya dig?
BONUS TIP: At the end of the day, I never met a chick that didn’t appreciate hard dick and bubblegum, so go with that.
I just took a job as manager of a new trendy downtown restaurant. I want to pick up like 3 fresh suits (ie not deuchy formal banker suits.) I was thinking black, navy and gray maybe. Any suggestions in the $250-$500 range?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: despite their super-trashy advertising campaign (see Exhibit A above, what are they even doing?), nobody will stretch your paper like Suit Supply. And stay away from black unless you want to look like you are on your way to a funeral or your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah.
with all these amazing sartorial reviews and suggestions, im wondering what you wear on the daily. if you had a day off from work, and you're going out to meet some of the boys for a drink in stmarks, what do you wear?
I've seen a few other posts on here advocating some dope mens jewelry. Other than those Vane rings, which are steezy, what do you recommend for the stylish dude trying to stack some major accessories. I've got some Surface to Air and CXXVI stuff already, but more is more.
At their price point, Vane makes some of the best accessories out there if you’re into the whole downtown-tastemaker-maven culture scene. I don’t know if you’ve stayed current on their collections, but the Archon and Templar rings are tough as balls.
Seeing that you have no problem dropping stacks on Surface to Air, I have no problem recommending that you check out some of the LAS Jewelry at Oak (of no relation to the LAS of HTTTGAP fame, mind you) or even some of the Cast of Vices pieces they carry, however expensive they may be. Then there is always LN-CC, but they can be prohibitively expensive at times. Good luck, breh.
Ryan Reynold's shoes really got me thinking...what's your opinion on Noah's new New Balances? I think they're damningly hideous. New Balances in general. The ability to customize doesn't not make them any more attractive.
The Blogger spilled about 36 ounces of domestic beer on my cordovans Saturday night, so I refuse to acknowledge his existence until I receive a hand-written, wax sealed apology. But yeah, you’re right about New Balance—I think I’d rather rock a pair of Skechers Shape Ups than those bad boys.
Hey, bro, I don't know if you're the right person to ask this question, but you seem to know your shit, so I'll ask anyway. I'm currently a junior in college studying finance, and I was interested in getting into fashion industry. Not in the more creative or design aspects of the field, mind you, but in the more business and financial aspects of fashion. Any particular tips or advice you can send my way?
Hustle, hustle real hard—leave no rock unturned. Start with trade magazines, MWB and any other source of insider news that could put you on the right track. And network as if it’s your job. Shoot me an e-mail ntb(at)nicetrybro(dot)com (yes, I plan to supplement my Tumblr at some point in the near future), and I can put you in touch with someone who may be able to help.
Now Lubiam is wifey status. In high school, all of the jocks secretly thought Lubiam was very pretty, but none of them had the gall to date her because she wore glasses, no make up, hit puberty pretty late and was in charge of feeding the class guinea pig in homeroom. A decade later, she’s since busted out of her shell (and her bra), and everybody on the block is looking for a piece. But you hollered at her before the spa bags and fly pads, and for that, you’ve got her loyalty.
That leaves us with Boglioli. Boglioli is like your smoking hot ex-girlfriend who treated you like complete shit but knows exactly what to say and do so that you keep taking her back, time and time again. She’s been smoochin’ with everybody, but she’s just too damn gorgeous to let go. After months of not talking, you see her getting slashed on Yoox and just have to give in to the temptation. As heart wrenching as it may be, you gotta let this one go, forever.
College student who lives on campus. What type of style should one have since it's harder to dress up going to classes and whatnot.
Dressing up =/= dressing well, so I really do not know where begin answering your question. Everyone has his own style, so you’re just going to have to figure it out on your own, through trial and error. Have fun with it, and whatever you do, don’t conform to collegiate “norms” because that shit is just lame—do you.
I'm a female follower, who hates female fashion and everything related. I adore men's fashion though, and feel that it is the man's duty to wear clothes that represent his nation, family and socioeconomic identity. Men are like the peacocks to the women's peafowl. Anyway. How do I suggest to my boyfriend that he acquire a taste for the finer clothes in life. It may sound like a double standard, but I look good in almost anything and it's not the same for him. I trust your opinion so please help
Sleep with his best dressed friend. That’ll show him.
is there a cereal out there that goes harder than cinnamon toast crunch? even the ziplock off-brand version ranks #2 of all cereals.
Nah man, nothing goes hard like Cocoa Puffs. If done right, all those sugars and carbohydrates will keep you up for like 12 straight hours, ya dig? It tastes so good, it makes diabetes seem tolerable given the instant gratification one receives with every bite. Dump some chocolate pudding on it, maybe some chocolate milk or Hershey’s fudge—fuck it, just throw a candy bar in there. Whatever you do, understand one thing: CEREAL IS DOPE.
I was asked what i wanted for a gift in which i responded "red wing boots.". When i received my gift, I instead received a pair of 6" moc toe Thorogoods. Its not what I wanted, but they do look nice and are made in our great country. What's your assessment on Thorogood?
All kidding aside, yes, Nick is somewhere in the ballpark of 5’5”. Sure, it helps that most photographs of Nick floating around the interwebz are taken by professional photographers. But if you’ve ever seen him in person, it’s obvious that he plays the game more like a small forward than a point guard. How? For starters, Nick’s wardrobe is impeccably tailored—it’s no secret that well fitting clothes will stretch a man’s silhouette.
Second, dude has great posture. Regardless of your height, gentlemen should not slouch. A man standing upright at 5’5” is on equal footing as a 5’8” hunchback. Not to mention Nick’s affinity for wedged vibram, stacked heels and other vertical assistance can give him an extra three-or-so inches as well.
Finally, I do not believe that I have ever seen Nick in gingham, buffalo check, tartan or any other pattern that creates a stark, tangible break at the waist. Vertical stripes, monochromatic schemes and other craftily assembled kits stretch Nick’s torso and give off the appearance of a much taller man.
All in all, if you take the above and multiply it by Nick’s ridiculous sense of style and stature in the menswear community, you get Spud Webb in pogo shoes in a one-on-one game to 21 against Stephen Hawking on an eight-foot rim—shit’s just not fair.
I copped a CdG four button blazer at a thrift store for like $9. I can't find anything like it online, is there a chance it's fake? I never wear black blazers, what would be a good price to ebay it at?