4/19/16 at 6:53am
Posts by GusW
4/19/16 at 6:44am
In reply to @TweedyProf's comment:Unless you have a very disproportionate body shape (which needs to be addressed on a case by case basis) a good starting point with a classic jacket length hits your thumb knuckle. It can be shorter if you prefer a more fashionable look. Lets call this a rule of thumb.
4/19/16 at 6:11am
As far as dress shirts, before sending them to the cleaners I wash them. For colors I simply spray with Shout around the neck. White shirts, I scrub the collar and arm pits with a brush and a diluted mixture of bleach, water and laundry soap every now and then if they begin to look yellow. I'm always doing a load of colors or whites anyway so this isn't a hassle. I have never found dry cleaning of shirts to be as good at cleaning cotton shirts as regular washing and...
4/16/16 at 7:50pm
4/16/16 at 7:48pm
So my rule of thumb is pretty easy: - Formal dark suits (flap pockets, no "fun" socks, white or blue shirt, dark shoes) the length looks best on the longer side but not too long. This is not for travel jackets mixed with jeans. This is when you want a look of formality and authority. This will probably be dark navy. - Classic sport coats, always cover your rear. -Fashionable, travel and casual jackets- shorter looks best and looks "right". These will always have patch...
4/13/16 at 1:22pm
4/8/16 at 10:11am
@AntiHero84 Yes the Fairmont Tonga Room and the Li Po lounge were both on AB's SF show. But I would forgo Swan Oyster Depot, which was on his show, and head to the Ferry Building for better oysters and view at Hog Island. If you like seafood and you are near the Financial District you might want to stop in California's oldest restaurant Tadich Grill. They have a counter (as well as tables) so it is ideal when eating solo. Nice old-school drinks, waiters in starched white...
4/7/16 at 8:15am
And, for a late night cocktail in Chinatown, be sure and stop by here. Fun place. It's just funky enough to be cool and has an interesting mixed crowd of all ages. My last visit was with a couple of Styleforum members for Mai Tai's and shots of cheap Chinese whiskey. My head still hurts.
4/7/16 at 8:11am
@AntiHero84 One of the great fun places to stop for a drink on all of SF is The Tonga Room. http://www.tongaroom.com Enjoy exotic cocktails while the band floats out to the center of the pool and later a rain shower will gently fall.
4/7/16 at 8:06am