Posts Tagged: paris

Cool Stuff in Paris: What to wear (and what NOT to wear) in Paris

Okay, Americans*, I’m gonna give it to you straight: the clothes you are wearing in Paris make you really stand out as a tourist, and you look sloppy and underdressed and disrespectful almost everywhere you go. You stand out like a sore thumb; the Parisians can spot an American a kilometer away. This isn’t necessarily a terrible thing in itself, but wouldn’t… (Read more…)

Is three skull ties enough? (Of course not.)

Here are the three ties with skull patterns that I currently have in my collection. The one on the left is from H&M many, many years ago, and the one on the right is from H&M just recently. The one in the center is my favorite, and I have no idea where it came from; I’m 99% sure my girlfriend bought it for me as a gift, and I’m 99% sure she got it in…Continue Reading →

You don’t need a bespoke suit to look like a million bucks

I’ve never owned a bespoke suit in my life. When I see normal businessman-type guys rocking nice bespoke suits, I can certainly appreciate that they look great, but that look is not part of my world and it’s not something I aspire to. I’m not saying I would turn down a nice $3000 English-made suit, but that look is not a priority for me. The fact that I wear suits and ties almost every day…Continue Reading →

Diesel XXX party, Paris, 2008

My girlfriend worked for Diesel for a few years in Paris and I got to attend their “XXX” party in 2008; I decided to glam it up good and proper. How I miss those shoes!!! It’s funny, I actually don’t own a single thing from Diesel; you know how I feel about jeans. Oh wait, I lied, I do have a pair of Diesel sunglasses that were a gift and I really like them and…Continue Reading →

I wrote this article a long time ago about what to wear (and what not to wear) in Paris

From my article, What to wear (and what NOT to wear) during your stay in Paris, originally posted on Cool Stuff in Paris. Okay, Americans, I’m gonna give it to you straight: the clothes you are wearing in Paris make you really stand out as a tourist, and you look sloppy and underdressed and disrespectful almost everywhere you go. You stand out like a sore thumb; the Parisians can spot an American a kilometer away….Continue Reading →

The time I was in Time Out New York’s Most Stylish New Yorkers (April 2011)

Hooboy, this is an interesting one; I’m simultaneously very proud and a little bit embarrassed to have been selected one of Time Out New York’s Most Stylish New Yorkers back in 2011. The photoshoot happened some months before the issue came out, and I’d just recently moved to NYC from Paris and was still figuring out shopping/dressing myself here. By the time the magazine hit the stands I didn’t love most of the things I’d…Continue Reading →

My pink Parisian bedroom, and the New Jersey tie

Haha, this is an old one, probably 2008. This is me in my little ol’ pink bedroom in Paris, in the neighborhood of Pigalle. That tie has little New Jerseys on it! I got it for $1.50 at Village Thrift in Pennsauken NJ, probably in the 1990s. No recollection about the rest of the outfit; probably various thrift stores mixed with some H&M. I surely do miss those striped pants, but the spiky-belt look is…Continue Reading →

Me in my pink Parisian bathroom, 2007

I took this picture myself by setting my crappy little Canon PowerShot on the windowsill of my pink bathroom in the Parisian neighborhood of Pigalle. It’s probably my favorite picture of me that exists. Jacket is from Chateau Denim in Paris, shirt is from H&M, and tie is from Daffy’s (R.I.P.!) in Philadelphia. Hair by göt2b blasting freeze spray.