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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 …)

Handsome Recommends: The Kluge

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
Don't Kluge up your travel by checking bags

Don't Kluge up your travel by checking bags

Handsome Recommends: The Kluge Bag. When it comes to 2008 Christmas gifts, we’ve recommended some Handsome yet practical gift ideas for your boyfriends, colleagues, and Handsome associates. Carry on luggage restrictions get more and more ridiculous, which makes this practical bag a good gift idea for the men in your life. What makes this bag in particular a perfect Handsome companion? First and foremost, it matches all the travel luggage restrictions for taking a bag on the plane, not under the plane. Secondly, it’s a tri-fold garment bag. Let’s review – it’s a carry on garment bag. (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: The Modern Gentleman

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
One guide for each gentlemen

One guide for each gentlemen

Handsome recommends: The Modern Gentleman. Girls Ladies, when it comes to Christmas gift ideas, nothing could be a better idea than giving your man some goddamned common sense. This doesn’t come easy, but in lieu of him finally seeing the light, this Christmas Handsome recommends the one of our best Christmas Gifts, The Modern Gentleman by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesuaro.

This book is a great guide to navigating the increasingly blurred line between overly-casulized American society and coming off like a complete dick to everyone you know. Written in 2002, it has enough insight into things like email to be helpful without going into the worthless minutae of things like ‘Facebook etiquette*.’ Important skills ever gent should know include: (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
See 'Handsome Party' for Pictures as Such

It gets worse/funnier than this

Handsome Recommends: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. Hell is a collection of stories about a collection of wild, debased, yet somehow relatable stories about one man’s quest to fulfill his only whims at the total expense of everything and everyone else. While we were never readers of the website that started it all, Hell tops our list of funny books.

We spend a great deal of time commuting to and from Handsome Headquarters and need something to keep us busy if we take transit, like furious Blackberry emailing or the aforementioned humorous books. I know what you’re thinking: what’s Handsome about a bunch of borderline porn stories told by a drunk, self-serving asshole? First and foremost, lighten up; Tucker’s stories are completely hilarious and perfect for plane/bus/train rides. Second, we’ve all had our un-handsome moments like: (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 Party – I Just Wanna Dance

Monday, August 4th, 2008

This is our first Handsome Party post – one in an ongoing series of photos proving that Handsome people actually do have a better time than the ‘normals.’

No girls, no drama - we just wanna DANCE!

No girls, no drama - we just wanna dance.

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 …)