Category Archives: Fashion

Realm health and fitness tips from Kyle

BootcampInspired by a recent article in The Boston Globe, I started a week of “free fitness posts” yesterday and I asked Kyle to use his weekly post today to focus on one of the great FREE fitness programs in the city of Boston.  If you happened to miss the November Project morning work out this morning that I suggested in my post yesterday (you can read about it here) then maybe you’ll be tempted to try one of these free workouts in Boston’s Post Office Square tomorrow (Tuesday).

While a variety of classes are offered each weekday in Post Office Square, on Tuesdays, in the morning you can join Nicole for a Pilates class that starts at 7:15 AM sharp or if you are not a morning person, you can always join the free boot camp run by Erin that starts at 5:30 PM.

You can get more information about these and other classes in Boston’s Post Office Square this month by linking here.

Kyle at Realm FitnessKyle is a nationally certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and lifestyle motivator out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been training for 5 years and has experience working with top-tier celebrity and executive clientele. When he’s not in the gym, Kyle is reading philosophy or writing poetry.

Do you like short shorts?

men's fashion short shortsIs this a lame attempt to feign interest in fashion or just another excuse to post photos of handsome men on my blog? I’ll let you make that call.

Last week The Boston Globe was commenting on David Colman’s WSJ fashion article about how men’s shorts seem to be getting shorter.  The subtitle reads, Long for so long, men’s shorts are showing up in a range of inseams – from short to shorter to shortest.

I dress fairly conservatively so it isn’t likely that I’ll be wearing anything similar to the shorts I first wore back in the ’80s, but I’m more than happy to encourage other guys (esp the guy below) to follow the trend.

gay, men's fashion

By comparison these don’t seem all that short so maybe I’ll wear these.michael bastian fashion

Assembly Row outlets start to open for business

Somerville Assembly Row

Source: City of Somerville, MA

While the opening dates for many of these new outlets are not slated for another week or two, some stores are already open for business.  The Nike Factory Store is scheduled to open this Friday (May 16th) with more opening in the coming weeks. Between May 22 and the end of the month, 18 stores are expected to open with another 14 stores expected to open by the end of September.

Read more about this in Boston Magazine.

Weekend shopping: Boomerangs and Gilt City Boston

Boomerangs ShoppingStarting last Thursday, AIDS Action Committee’s Special Edition thrift shop, Boomerang’s South End, hosted their new spring, special edition sale.  Then on Friday and Saturday Gilt City Boston hosted their spring warehouse sale at The Revere Hotel. I’ve included a few photos from the Gilt City Boston sale this past weekend.

Gilt ShoppingGilt City ShoppersWhile the sheer volume that Gilt City Boston had for shoppers looking for bargains was impressive, Boomerang’s South End spring collection is still available so check it out at 1407 Washington Street.

Large Tony presents Shirts-n-Grins

large tonyBlogger Large Tony has been working on ideas for his t-shirt company, Shirts-n-Grins.  He recently shared some of his new designs on his blog so I checked them out and thought they were funny.

Perhaps you’d enjoy buying one for yourself or maybe as a gift for a buddy. Check out his site and let me know which ones you like.

Check out the the website’s online coupon on the homepage to save 15% on your order.

Shirts n Grins

Gilt City Boston spring warehouse sale

Gilt City Boston Spring 2014 Warehouse SaleGilt City is hosting their signature event of the season, Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale. The event will feature top designer brands for men’s and women’s fashion as well as home accessories discounted as much as 90% off the retail price.

All the fun starts on Saturday, March 22nd from 9 am -5 pm at The Revere Hotel in Boston.  Purchase tickets while they remain available, here.


Boomerang’s South End special edition sale

Boomerangs Special Edition SaleBoomerang’s South End location will be closed on Thursday, opening at 5PM for their Special Edition sale. The event is open to the public but you are encouraged to RSVP.

Food and drink will be provided by Brix, BoMA, The Gallows, Union, South End Buttery and South End Formaggio (to name a few).  In addition to their fabulous line of clothes and housewares, prizes will be raffled off with gifts from:  Foodies, Gracie Finn, Liquid Hair Salon, South End Athletic Co., Sault, Tips Hair Salon,and many more.

Purchases at Boomerang’s benefit The AIDS Action Committee. Although I will not be able to make it, smile and say hello to Sergio who will be there, camera-in-hand. Oh yeah, and buy something.

RSVP if you plan on attending:


BosGuy style tip

trinity-eldredget-tie-knotIn cities across the US, charities will be hosting a variety of fundraisers this spring.  Some of these events will be very casual like the upcoming Taste of the South End here in Boston on Tuesday, March 4th, while others will be more formal – possibly requiring you to step up your game.

While nobody will fault you for a full Windsor knot, you can distinguish yourself and make your tie really stand out by selecting a less traditional tie knot.  While there are many to choose from, I really like the Trinity and Eldredge knots. Thanks to Alex Krasny and his YouTube videos you can watch how to tie a trinity tie knot and eldredge tie knot.

Garçon Français

Garcon FrancaisMy good friend and author of the visually stunning (not to mention delicious) blog, Frenchie and the Yankee, forward me the new video from Garçon Français, an underwear line from where else? France.

David mentioned this is his new favorite line of underwear.  I don’t own any, but I trust David’s taste and I love the promo video.  Check it out. 

Winter fashion

UnderwearI want these (but I’ll take him – headless and all).

Red carpet rumble

Fashion Faux PasDo you fancy yourself a fashionista? Are you obsessed with red carpet fashion? Is E television’s show Fashion Police on your DVR? Clearly, I am not but for those of you who answered “yes” to the previous questions, you may want to check out’s Red Carpet Rumble 2013.

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion

P.E.M. Calling all Fahsionistas… You may want to plan a trip up to Salem, MA to visit the Peabody Essex Museum (P.E.M.) new exhibit Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion.

The P.E.M. exhibit is the exclusive East Coast venue for Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, an exhibition of nearly 100 dresses, skirts, gowns and suits that celebrate the ingenuity and innovation of contemporary Japanese fashion designers.

The exhibit opened this past weekend at the P.E.M. and will run through the holidays, closing on January 26, 2014.

Fashionistas check out Boston’s Emerging Trends 2013

Boston Emerging Trends 2013Are you interested in fashion? You may want to check out Boston’s Emerging Trends 2013 at the Boston Center for the Arts (Cyclorama) at 539 Tremont Street in the South End on Saturday, October 5th.

Get Your Tickets Here

This event is a dedicated effort to aid Boston’s fashion community to encourage innovation and creativity by showcasing emerging designers from all over the world.  Designers featured this year at Boston’s Emerging Trends 2013 include: Nina Athanasiou (Germany), Fleur Kelinza (London), Shefali Couture (U.A.E.) w/ Sabrinah Renee, boutique jeweler (US, L)isa Loveday Designs (Canada), NuVu Studio (US), Naomi Davidoff (US), House of Laura Williams (US), The Haute House (US) and Ivanka Eston (US).  A handful of VIP tickets remain as do general admission tickets which range from $30-$45. 

BosGuy P.S.A.

BosGuyWhat do you think of my latest purchase? While I was walking around the neighborhood this past weekend I stumbled upon this t-shirt at Motley, and I couldn’t resist buying it.

Motley | 623 Tremont Street | 617.247.6969

Hook Provincetown

Hook ProvincetownWhat do you think of my new t-shirt from Hook Provincetown?

Hook also has a bunch of bear themed t-shirts for the upcoming Bear Week.  Hook Provincetown is  at 230 Commercial Street.