David Beckham H&M Bodywear Commercial

Not gonna lie, I drank the kool aid.

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Kenneth Cole amfaR #KCRUNWAY and SJP


After a seven-year-hiatus from Fashion Week, designer and AIDS Activist Kenneth Cole makes his comeback this Thursday on the runway.  He just announced a collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker for a new evening handbag that comes with a condom inside!  There’s even an inscription on the bag that says “We’re all potential carriers”.  What a provocative way to spread awareness to a cause that sadly plagues this world we live in.  The bag will make its debut tomorrow on the runway during the the live streaming of the Kenneth Cole show. Twenty will be sold with 100 percent of the proceeds going to amfaR. 


As chairman of amfaR, Cole will be donating $1to AIDS research for every @KennethCole follower on Twitter who retweets #KCRUNWAY during the live streaming of his show and all throughout fashion week. 

What are you doing? Go follow him and RT now!


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Zara Spring and Summer 2013 Collection


Zara Two Tone Knit Blazer

Zara Two Tone Knit Blazer

Zara unveiled their Spring/Summer 2013 Collection today. Check it out.

I think the lines are starting to blur between streetwear and casual business attire.

I die for this two tone knit blazer.  It’s so versatile.  From a night out with friends, to Sunday brunch, then to work on Monday,  the possibilities are endless.  Pair it with a lapel flower for a dramatically different look that adds a splash of color without compromising your masculinity.

I like these lapel flowers from J and HP Clothing.

J and HP Lapel Flower Mini Orange Knit

J and HP Lapel Flower Mini Orange Knit

No, they are not paying me to talk about them.  I just know what looks good.

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Indochino Custom-Made Suit

I’ve been thinking about ordering a custom-made suit from Indochino.  It’s so disheartening when you find out that you’re not the “tailor’s dream” that you thought you were.  In my head a “tailor’s dream” translates to the ease of finding something ready made at a store.  
The other day at Top Man, I was trying on their new skinny suit.   It hung there staring at me with its sexy charcoal grayness, but to no avail, I couldn’t find the right fit.  I’m a short guy with broad shoulders.  The sales guy told me that it’s actually a common problem, that it’s hard to find a perfect ready made suit for just about anyone.  Anyways, I’ve been thinking about purchasing a custom-made suit from Indochino.  I want something fitted to my body, slim looking.  I think that because I have broad shoulders, there’s a tendency for suit jackets to look too wide/long on ready made suits.  I’m wondering if Indochino would be something to remedy this problem.  Can anybody speak to this?  

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Do you hate me for not keeping up?  Sorry, I’ve been busy taking fashion risks!  

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Bonobos and the Golden Girls

The video speaks for itself.  Congratulations, B!

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Summer Easy

I love this look. It’s like an urban street wear take on the leading man for a Nicholas Sparks movie.

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Prada Infusion d’Homme; a Summer Fling

Some people say their weakness is shoes or bags.  My weakness is what I like to call the ‘3 C’s’, which stands for cardigans, cologne, and…well I’ll let you figure out the last one on your own.

Summer is here, and now that the douchey main stream has caught onto the fragrance, Chanel Bleu, I thought it was time for a summer fling.  It doesn’t mean that I’ve totally broken things off with my BF CB.  We’re just on a break, indefinitely.

His name is Prada Infusion d’Homme, and I met him last night.  It wasn’t exactly love at first sight.  I mean, there were so many bottles to look at, so much eye candy vying for my attention, but for some reason, call me a hopeless romantic because Prada Infusion d’Homme stopped me right at my tracks.  Maybe I was woo’d by his vintage perfume decanter, but I could see right through his transparent glass intentions.  I sprayed a sample on my left wrist.  I told myself I’d only have one.  Then I became a gonner to the intoxication and needed more.  I put him on my other wrist, then my chest, my neck, and behind my ears.  I wanted him all over my body and before I knew it, he came home with me.  Who would have ever thought I’d pay for this kind of love?

We had a quickie this morning after I showered.  The scent of neroli from Tunisia, iris palida, veiver, cedar, incense, and benzoin still on me.

There he is teasing me, surrounded by my clothes and my trashy romance novels.

FYI for the ladies, he has a twin sister, and her name is Prada Infusion d’Iris

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For my gays and their friends

Found this funny picture.

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Blue Jeans, the Gay Gene, and now the Style Gene.

There’s been new debate on whether or not some kids are just born with a great fashion sense.  I totally believe this.  Growing up, I just never dressed like all the rest of the boys that I went to school with.  I preferred my fabrics to be thinner and tailored/fit to my body.  This daunting rule I administered upon my wardrobe proved to be a difficult task to accomplish. They didn’t sell smaller cuts back then.  Thus, I would purposefully buy apparel that was smaller and find a way to squeeze into them.  It was total B.S. (Before Spanks).  Then the whole metrosexual revolution happened and BAM, men gradually became more concerned with fit!  Thank God.  Gosh, why did it take a thousand years for men to realize dressing well doesn’t make you any less masculine?  I like to think I was ahead of my time.  I don’t claim to be some great style icon, but in my head, I was the biggest thing next to Andre Leon Talley!

And just in case you had any doubts about whether I was ahead of my time, here’s a picture of me when I was 3-years old in the 1980s and a picture of Madonna in 2008.  Bitch stole my look!

P.S. Raise your hand if you’re just as jealous of Skyler Zoe’s closet as I am!

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There are Suits among us, Mr. Porter

So remember how Anna Wintour became the pioneer of putting celebrities on the front of Vogue instead of models and it revolutionalized the way fashion houses advertised their clothing…blah blah blah.   The people behind Mr. Porter have followed suit, like literally!  I don’t know who’s behind it all, but somebody finally found a way to speak to the seXY chromosome and put together quite a dapper collaboration.  In conjunction with the season premiere of the tv show Suits, Mr. Porter has launched a contest to win a $25,000 wardrobe from one Mr. Porter himself!  Did I mention you can shop the website to mimic your own sweet Suit style?  You can shop looks from Uptown to Downtown to please dress me up in your love, Harvey Specter.  This is like Vogue meets NBC’s Next Fashion Star meets the bottom of my bank account.

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Portlandia, The Happiest Place on Earth

Apologies if you felt abandoned.  I just finished writing a screenplay for grad school, thus I’m using that as an excuse for not being so diligent with the blog.  Someone at work called me “dapper” the other day and I took that as a sign that I should post immediately if not sooner.  She has no idea that I have this site as my side project.  The fact of the matter is, when I feel gross, I just don’t feel worthy of commentating anything about style, so I guess that’s half the battle.  I need to learn how to channel my inner dapperness.

Anyways, in the moment we all blinked and missed each other, apparently, my future parent company (for one of my imagined business entities) has instituted some new hipster-friendly fashion rules for their Walt Disney Parks.  Get my assistant on line one!  I need him to call Scruff McGruff in Chicago, Illionois and to ask if he’s interested in being part of the cast.  Disney has made it okay for employees to grow out their facial hair.  Apparently mustaches and beards (the real kind, not the kind you bring as your prom date to convince everyone you’re straight) have been prohibited since 1955.

I’m just excited and delighted by this latest white flag.  I love me some cute boys with facial hair, especially the squeaky clean kinds that work for the House of Mouse.  Save me a spot in the canoe ride around Tom Sawyer’s Island next time?

Here are some funny Disney Hipster inspired Memes:

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Sock it up, Rob Kardashian!

Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like to walk in the footsteps of the Kardashians?  I have to admit that I’d be lying if I said no.  Who am I kidding?  Of course I’d say hell yes, but only for a short period of time.  I’d go crazy from the following:

  1. Be hungry from my diet consisting of only Quick Trim.
  2. Treat my family and friends to a lavish dinner by paying with my defunct ‘Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard’.
  3. Check into rehab with my new addiction to Pistachios.
  4. Wear “Unbreakable” to every party and not admit to the name of the scent.
  5. Cleanse my face with PerfectSkin and pretend that my skin has been infused with diamonds.
  6. Dress in drag and perform a burlesque number with my new blouse from the Kardashian collection from Sears.
  7. Go to Bora Bora and lose a diamond earring in the ocean.

Anyways, you get the picture.  This family has created a multimedia empire, and for some reason, Kris Humphries backlash aside, we keep coming back for more.  The trio of sisters are no longer the only ones making strides into capitalistic ventures.  Yes friends, baby brother Rob of the Kardashian dynasty is coming out with his very own line of dress socks.  If there’s one thing our friend Jeff Glor from the CBS Early Show has taught us, it’s that having a pair of decent looking socks will add some surprisingly manly spice to your daily ensemble.  I’m looking forward to pumping up my kicks with some stripes, dots, and other funky designs.  Socks are starting to provide our feet with more than just warmth, but an accessory you can’t step out of the house without.  Men who wear bold socks and pair them with their daily work attire look more on point; having that much attention to detail makes for a snazzy outfit.  Here’s to keeping our feet warm and dapper this winter.  Time to dash…haha, get it?  Dash! Ok, I’ll calm down now.  Rob, give us a preview, will ya?

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Braving the Cool SoCal Weather In Style

Every time a person from southern California pays a visit to an East Coast state or even our chilly neighbor to the north, San Francisco; I often hear the same comment, Guys just dress better over there or something to that extent.  It’s because these areas actually have snow.  To these “better” dressed men, donning on a simple pea coat is just second nature.  We as residents of SoCal think it novel and admire the GQ look.  However, when I see a SoCal resident attempting to emulate the look of a Princeton undergrad during winter finals they just look out of place to me.  It’s like that lyric Miley Cyrus sings in Party in the USA, “…Cause all I see are stilettos, I guess I didn’t get the memo…”  Has someone told this fool that it doesn’t snow here?  Guys, I get it.  You want to have that baldwin look, but unless you’re planning on snowboarding today, I really don’t think you need to be wearing a parka at the mall.  You just look ridiculous. It’s only roughly about 60 degrees.  A simple wool coat/sweater with an umbrella will work fine to brave the SoCal rain.  I’ve picked out some suitable looks that aren’t too ostentatious for my fellow sunny residents.

Tim Hamilton

Hawkings McGill

D Collection Anderson Jacket

D Collection

D Collection

James Perse

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Jeff Glor is the Best Dressed Anchorman of the Morning News

Each morning when I wake up one of the first things I do is turn on the TV for the morning news. I’m not partial to any specific program; however, when it comes to picking out the award for the most dapper anchorman of the morning news, I’d have to give it to Jeff Glor of the CBS Early Show.  Here are my reasons why:

  1. Living in world of skinny ties, Glor seems to stay away from the trend and stick to the classic look.
  2. His suits are well tailored for his body.
  3. Though he rocks the classic fat ties, sometimes it’ll have a pop of color or a modern pattern.  He knows how to blend the classic looks with the modern, and that gives him a current edge.
  4. He’s intelligent.  Intelligence is always the look.
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