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38. Wear a Pro Jersey that Says Something about YOU

Posted in style on August 6, 2009 by Allen

namath1When you put any athlete’s  jersey on, you are associating yourself with everything that particular athlete has done or stood for.  It’s vital to choose the right one.

First of all:  If you rock a Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi jersey it means you know nothing about the sport and are simply wearing what is popular.  The opposite of cool.

If you’re German, wear the  Dirk Nowitzki, Deutchland #12.  If you’re a bit of a hot-head, wear the Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers #91.  If you think rules are meant to be broken, wear a Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants #25.

 (Above Photo:   Namath #12 NY Jets jersey:  Joe Namath was famous for two great quotes.  1. He guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III, and 2. He drunkenly said “I want to kiss you” to a woman interviewing him during a live game telecast.  Confident and loose with women.  By wearing Namath’s jersey, the guy in this photo is saying he possess both of those qualities.  He probably does.)

35. Wear your shirt “Sweating Bullets” style

Posted in style on July 25, 2009 by Allen

nik-sloter-vSweating Bullets (aka. Tropical Heat) was a sweet Canadian tv series from the early 90’s (very popular in Serbia, apparently).  This dude, Nick Slaughter, always wore his shirts unbuttoned, open,  flowin’ and free.  The quintessential tropical cool.

It doesn’t matter what body type you have, nothing says “It’s my Saturday too” like giving your shirt the ole neck to navel highway.

29. Take the Sticker OFF your Cap

Posted in style on July 7, 2009 by Allen

in4mation-newera-fitted-baseball-cap-59fifty-summer09-2It’s time.

The point where  trend becomes  fad is the exact point where cool becomes mainstream.  It’s the “%5 of the Population Ratio“.  We are getting dangerously close to that threshold.

Sorry Hip-Hop stars.  You’re  victims of your own coolness.

(note: Keep one sticker-clad hat in your closet for that “old-school” look.)

22. Shave a Lightning Bolt into your Head

Posted in style on June 19, 2009 by Allen

Photo 4Clipper designs are cool, but they’ve gotten too complex.  Not to worry.  The lightning bolt is simple, bold, and effective.  

Harry Potter for your hair.

 A favorite of soccer players and sprinters alike, the  bolt just makes you go faster.

If the Gods of Olympus walk among us, you’ll probably be able to  tell who they are because they’ll have a lightning bolt shorn into their heads.

15. Rock a Panama Hat

Posted in style on May 31, 2009 by Allen

041105vYou don’t have to be a  golfer on the Senior Tour or a cocaine baron to enjoy the cool of a Panama Hat.  Similar in style to the uber-trendy fedora, the panama hat isn’t nearly as overplayed and is considerably more practical.  Imagine yourself exploring Mayan ruins or taking in a cricket match while your hat’s ample brim protects your neck and ears from pesky sunburns.

It is the perfect complement to a billowing white linen shirt and a gin and tonic.  It’ll even make your Spanish sound more authentic.

10. Take your braids out BEFORE you get back from Mexico

Posted in style on May 21, 2009 by Allen

DSCF0534This is really more of a don’t then a do, but, what happens in Cancun should stay in Cancun.  You’re not on the playa anymore.  After you’ve been home for a week your tequila inspired hairstyle looks more like a headful of earthworms and bungee cords.

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