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Get a New Pair of Swim TRUNKS

Friday, June 26th, 2009
Dr. Handsome and Pretty Handsome in their summer suits circa 2007

Dr. Handsome and Pretty Handsome in their summer suits circa 2007

…and spend money doing it. You wear your swimsuit when you’re already half naked (also known as “half Handsome” in some circles), so we think it’s important you put forth at least a touch of effort to find something that makes you look decent. It’s what women do with their suits ad infinitum, and what you do with all your other suits (work, formal, sweat, birthday), so why not bathing suits? The assumption is that you won’t wear it that often, that no one will care, or that it isn’t worth it.

WRONG. How long has it been since you got a new swimsuit? 3 years? 5 years? Longer? Are you using a random set of board shorts you found in the bag of a loaned surfboard, or an awful orange pair you got in sale one late October in Florida at a Wal-Mart that were the only ones you could find, but hey, $7-for-a-swimsuit is pretty good? (Dirty Handsome = guilty of both) (Read on …)

Summer: Jesus Man, Get it Together

Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Photographic evidence of summer anticipation

Photographic evidence of summer anticipation

Summer is right around the corner, and now is the time to get your self together. We’ll be posting a few things over the coming months to serve as a checklist of men’s fashion advice, grooming tips, and healthy steps to take to make sure you’re ready for summer. We will make this your Summer of Hansome.

Don’t trust us? Handsome Headquarters is in Southern California, where there are only two seasons: Summer and Summer Lite. We got to beach in January. We know our shit in this particular area.

Explanation of the picture after the jump. (Read on …)

Preakness 2009: Style and Swagger

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
Don't bring your weakness to the Preakness

Don't bring your weakness to the Preakness

We’re fortunate enough to have a fellow Association member who has a long running tradition of attending the Preakness Stakes every year at Pimlico near Baltimore and Washington DC. It’s a great weekend away: get drunk with your friends, scream at animals, and making money. Like any large event, the Preakness has a widely varied crowd from high style to low brow. We put together a pictures of few of our favorites from the Association, friends of the Association, and the crowd after the jump for you to enjoy. (Read on …)

Sperry Topsiders – For the Permanently Vacating

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Blood not included - but encouraged

Blood not included - but encouraged

Sperrys. Why worry about summer fashion for 2009, with 2010 right around the corner and nothing but the worst economic recession in 80 years looming in between? Besides, when it comes to the best men’s shoes, always go for the classics. Most men’s formal shoes can be used for a lifetime: you take care of them, you resole them, you only wear them when appropriate. Spending $300 on a pair of formal black cap toes or brown leather oxfords makes sense if you take care of them. They’re an investment.

On the other hand, your casual shoes can take a real beating: you wear them out dranking at night, trudge around the grass for outdoor summer events during the day, take them to the beach, toss them into weekend bags, and on and on.  Don’t let this discourage you. Your fashion summer is right around the corner, and you can do it for a reasonable price. (Read on …)

Uniqlo – They Also Have a Robot

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Uniqlo NY Store in Soho

They probably have the color you're looking for

Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing store that Handsome considers to be the Japanese H&M – a huge retail store stocked with dirt cheap essentials from t-shirts to suits. We were turned to Uniqlo when GQ featured some of their jackets in an issue about 6 months ago. As much as we’d like to buy every great looking suit they feature from the likes of John Varvatos and others, we’re not exactly Old Man Moneybags. Seeing anything suit-like featured in GQ for under $500 warrants attention, and Uniqlo was added to our mental list of things to do whenever we went to New York next.

First and foremost – what is it with businesses that start with a ‘U’ and having some sort of robot on hand to do their dirty work? It’s still our Handsome opinion that these organizations have seriously underestimated the danger of these enslaved automatons acquiring lasers. It’s all down hill from there. (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Rochester Shoe Trees

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Like dating: fill them every night and keep them shapely

Same advice for shoes and ladies: fill them every night and keep them shapely

Handsome Recommends: Rochester Shoe Trees. Men’s style is a head-to-toe affair, and men’s shoes are one of the most stylish, classic, and important investments you can make. It can be a hard investment to make – good shoes are expensive – and since men are children until the day they die they never really forget when they were growing up and needed a new pair of shoes every four months from age 12 until age whenever they got off their asses and became men.

Once you buy in, it’s important to protect that investment. Gentlemen, with all the shuffling about around the office, to lunch, to your transportation of choice, eating and what not, you inevitably start to sweat inside your nice shoes, break creases inside your nice shoes, and scuff your nice shoes. I know what you’re thinking – (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Stayclip Collar Stays

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Handsome Recommends is an ongoing series of profiling ‘stuff and things’ certain to keep you as Handsome as possible (which in our case is nothing short of ‘very’).

Stay crisp and fresh - collar stays

Stay crisp and fresh - collar stays

Handsome Recommends: Stayclip collar stays. You know those little plastic pieces that dress shirts come with inside the collars? These are not to be tossed aside with all of the other extraneous pins, paper, and plastic that your dress shirts come with. They’re collar stays – a nice, simple touch that’ll keep you looking dapper all day long. And as any modern gentleman knows, anything that keeps you looking like you’ve been ironing without actually involving ironing is worth further investigation.

Problem is this – keeping these little buggers straight can be complicated. (Read on …)