Heading to California beginning of june and I don't want to go out there with a long legged bathing suit or have to wear a speedo. Could you suggest something in between with some of that classy classic beach style with which I could wear, say a polo or a shirt to go get an ice-cream? Thanks a thousand and keep it up bro.
Where do you get your alterations done? I've found it is somewhat difficult to find someone in NYC to do some of the more involved tailoring tasks (eg tapering pants) effectively and reasonably
I refuse to let anyone in this city touch my valuables outside of Jean and Mary over at Sorelle on 36th between 8th and 9th. They’re the best thing to come out of Turkey since Bald Bull. On some wizard shit, homegirl took one look at a Piombo blazer and told me that she couldn’t take the sleeves in from the shoulder because it was garment dyed which would result in a white-ish fading at the seams when re-sewed. I have no idea how she could extrapolate that from taking one look at the blazer, but she did. And I was impressed.
Peace, NTB. I am considering purchasing an unstructured blazer. The thing that is holding me back from buying the jacket is that it only has one button on the cuff. Is it silly that it has one button or am I being silly for over thinking this?
YO! NTB! I'm going to a group interview for a media & communication course in college. It says there's no dress code in particular for the interview, so I'm wondering if I'll be over-dressed rocking a suit. (PS: The suit's charcoal grey) It's urgent bruh~ thanks a bunch!
Group interview for a college course, eh? Considering that there will undoubtedly be people wearing the scent of failure, PBR, vomit and shattered dreams from the night before, I say you just wear what you would normally wear casually, that is, unless I’m missing the point of what this whole “interview” is about.
I like the look of many suede shows on the market, but I live in a tropical climate where mold can be and is often a problem. Am I to give up the hopes and dreams of wearing suede shoes or is there a mold prevention regimen to which I can subscribe?
I'm having trouble with my shoe game ... at least for the upcoming warm weather. I used to rock sneakers all summer, but I feel like I've outgrown that. So I was thinking of moving to a loafer/boat shoe style. But I'm a big guy with really big calf muscles, so any low-profile kick makes my feet look tiny and weird. Not cankles, just big calf muscles. Any suggestions? Keep in mind that I live in the hot, humid South and I'll be in shorts from May to September.
NTB - love the site and your insultingly offense, yet still accurate style advice. I have a more general question. I currently work in finance, and while it's a good living, I just don't enjoy it. Menswear is what I truly dig. How can I get started in menswear with no related education or experience? I'm not opposed to interning and starting out at the bottom, although I'd like to avoid providing sexual favors, but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.
If you’re still with me, I need you to understand another thing, and this is a dual concept so try to keep up: you are NOT better than everyone else and shit’s not all rainbows and glitter out there. Shit’s real. Too many bankers, lawyers and other well-paid young professionals have this insane sense of self-entitlement and -confidence which usually manifests its ugly head when they reach a tipping-point of misery which has caused them to question their career choices up until that certain point. If this is you, you need to back the fuck up and understand that wherever you end up you will most likely be the least talented and dynamic person in the building. Real talk. Corporate types usually don’t do all too well in foreign waters.
If you are humbled by this, go forth and work some connections—hustle, grind, repeat. There’s no real magic to any of this, just work it out. Shit, knock up Anna Wintour’s daughter if you must. I don’t care.
And finally, study some other dudes’ non-traditional paths for inspiration. For starters, Justin Bridges is definitely the right man for this. Good luck, brah.
Hi NTB. Tips for students in order that they stay sane during finals? Thanks - love you long time.
Two words: FUCK BUDDY. And preferably one with whom you can study. I’m serious. It does wonders. Nothing eliminates stress quite like having the ability to engage in wild, unadulterated sex in between debating the merits of a certain res ipsa loquitor claim and the applicability of tort law to prenatal injuries. So just aim for the best combination of looks and brains and fuck your way to an A. And if this is out of the realm of possibility, go get high and play Super Smash Brothers or some other mindless crap that will help you take a load off.
“You ever have a post-shower shit? UGH! You might as well go back to bed and start your whole day over. Things are wrong. That’s not the order of events! There’s a glitch in the matrix—this world’s not real.”—Daniel Tosh, Happy Thoughts.