Is 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.
By comparison these don’t seem all that short so maybe I’ll wear these.
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.
Starting 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.
While 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.
Blogger 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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 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.