Barack Obama is widely praised for his fashion sense – his effortless ease at finding the right fabrics and making sure his pant legs hang low enough.
The above image, from If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, shows a young Obama, relaxed in casual gear, but still bright-eyed and ambitious, posing in front of those solemn law volumes.
It seems only natural, then, that Obama-as-President would continue to receive praise from fashionistas and sartorialists alike.
Well, no – our collective magnifying glass culture loves to find people at the top, then knock them down for being ‘not-quite-perfect’.
In this case, there’s some minor issue over Obama’s choice of dress for the Inauguration ball, where he arrived, dressed in white tie.
Here’s the photo:
This is from Luxist.com, where they disapprove of Obama wearing white tie with a notched lapel dinner jacket.
“In Dressing the Man, Flusser writes, “The whole idea of a formal suit [i.e. tuxedo] is to distinguish itself from the notch-lapel business suit, not replicate it.” Flusser declares that a dinner jacket with notched lapels is nothing short of a “sartorial oxymoron, convoluting both the form’s aesthetic logic and its promise of timeless elegance.” A proper dinner jacket should have peaked lapels, or, for slightly less formal occasions, a shawl collar. As for the white bow tie, that should only ever be worn with tails – hence the classic “white tie and tails” – and should never be satin.”
That’s right, President Obama…. your bowtie should never be satin.
Anyway, it’s a trifling matter, for now, as heaps of fashion advisers are likely to throw their advice his way, and, hopefully, Obama will take the humble route and learn from it all…. before he ends up looking disheveled next to another world leader – like Bush when he met French president Sarkozy!
Hilarious video that reminds us not to take things too seriously.
We all know that the clothes make the man, but what kind of body are you putting those clothes on? Sure, there are tricks you can use to hide your flabby physique, but there’s no substitute for having a fit body.
Not everyone can be good-looking like a model, but anyone can look good. Here are a few tips to keep you looking fit:
Exercise: For God’s sake, get some kind of physical activity on a daily basis. As they say, “sitting is the new smoking.”
Even just taking a 30 minute walk every day will work wonders on your health if you normally have a sedentary lifestyle. So get out there and get moving!
Eat right: “You are what you eat” isn’t just a meaningless expression, it is a downright universal law of nature. Garbage in, garbage out, as another saying goes.
Make a permanent lifestyle change when it comes to the foods you eat. Cut out the crap and start eating as clean as possible.
I recommend something along the lines of the Paleo Diet. It’s based on evolutionary biology and not only will you look great on it, you’ll feel great as well.
Take supplements: These days, there’s a whole slew of nutritional solutions to help your trim physique, like fat-burning supplements for men (my favorite being Instant Knockout). These products can really give your weight loss goals a boost and help speed up your progress to looking svelt.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve let yourself go or are already fit and want to stay that way, sooner or later you’re going to have to take these steps in order to have a leaner, healthier-looking body. And if you’ve got a killer physique, you can just about look good wearing almost anything, and that’s half the battle.
When it comes to shopping, women are absolutely having a more difficult time with their decisions not because they have more options compared to men but because they are unable to select the one they like whenever they see something else. The changing of mind is so constant that making a choice is often delayed. Men on the other hand are already fixated on what they like.
Before they leave their homes, they have the though imprinted in their head knowing exactly what to pick and their options should it be not available. One obsession which is common to men is their love for shoes. You can easily tell what personality the guy has by looking at their shoes. A man that wears shiny leather shoes is often someone who is established and working as a manager, executive or any white collar job.
They are particular with the footwear they have because it actually talks about their stature. This is not the story among all individuals but this is very common to many. Men wearing rubber shoes are often into sports. Either they play or they are an avid fan. A man who is conscious with his fashion sense do have variety of shoes.It doesn’t matter whether you are wearing trendy clothing but you are wearing the wrong pair of shoes, you will definitely look unfashionable.
Again, this does not go for all men because there are those who doesn’t care how other sees the,. There are men though who takes pride of how they look. It is actually just right to make sure that you appear exactly how you should be especially if you are going in front of many people. If your work relies on your appearance then you should invest on the right pair of shoes.
Some say, some men are not in to fashion but this couldn’t be true. Both sexes are being pressured with the fact that they should be wearing that is still updated with fashion. The huge difference though is the fact that men’s fashion is definitely less complicated. Also, there are a lot of men’s choices that exists forever. It is simply you needing to choose something that has classic cuts for jeans, simple colors and fabric that are not far from normal. Look at the classic men’s suit. This has not changed its appearance over the years.
There are some additions and small alterations depending on the event they are attending but the purpose of this piece of clothing is still the same, creating a sharp looking individual who wears it. Having one piece is actually handy because this is never out of style. If you talk about formal events, you can wear it. You can also wear it to work but then this will require more than just a pair.
Wearing a sleek and sharp suit will demand respect from those people you come in contact with. This will also provide the confidence you definitely need, especially in the executive world. When not at work, wearing them will not be sensible. You can search for something that is less formal. This is where you start searching for clothes you can wear all the time.
Men’s fashion is not that complex that you can pick a pair of pants and white shirt then you can be ready for any kind of event. Even if you are the type of man who loves to wear clothes that you see being worn by celebrities, it wouldn’t be that much different from what normal clothes are. Being fashionable, when it comes to men, is simply being spot clean and suave.