These Three Pairs of Shoes Should Be The Foundation of Your Wardobe!

Let’s start with the bottom and work our way up. Since we are new at this and all, and by we, I mean me. Shoes are a very important element to any style.  It really does not matter what you do daily, your shoes are something you should give a bit more thought to. I promise I will not promote dressing up in fancy shoes everyday. However, shoes can make an outfit, and in some occasions add a bit of playfulness to your style. Continue reading These Three Pairs of Shoes Should Be The Foundation of Your Wardobe!

 

Welcome! I’m Johnny and I want to be a gentleman.

There are many constants that exist in my life, and one of the most prevalent, has been my quest to be a gentleman. My inspiration for this began with Carey Grant. when I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. My mother was watching To Catch a Thief while I sat and ate a some kind of sandwich.  It was a Saturday on the cusp of spring and summer. There, on the screen, sat Carey, picnicking in the south of France with Grace Kelly, and it forever became my image of a man, sharp as a blade and all class. At that young age I was unable to really express that, I did not have the outlet but I was hooked. I wanted to be this person, I wanted to be this kind of man. Continue reading Welcome! I’m Johnny and I want to be a gentleman.

 

Style Yourself

Being a fashionable man is not for everyone. I recognize that. Fact is, there are certain barriers to entry when caring about men’s style. I am not quite sure what all of those barriers are, however I know they are there.  I think some of these barriers can be removed by finding your personal style, then putting together a good foundation in your wardrobe.  You never know…you may actually find out you like it.

Style, in my mind, is a personal journey. What works well for some may not work well for others. There are men out there that look quite fashionable in double breasted suits. I do not. You have to be open to explore the possibilities. Style can be many things but what is most important is that you feel confidence in it. This is admittedly a difficult task. However, if you are able to establish a good foundation, it is very rewarding. Finding your style has the ability to change a person.  Mostly for the better I think.  Just because you are doing it from the outside in does not mean it cannot be good.

When I think of style I do not just think about sharp suits and wingtip shoes.  A man can look stylish in jeans and a t-shirt if worn correctly. I know that may seem a little silly, but once your eyes are open to style, you will know when something is worn incorrectly.  For example, a striped tie against a striped shirt makes you look like a pillock, trust me.


Style is also more than clothes, it is about the elements of your life that make you interesting.  Your hobbies, likes, dislikes, how you work or play games, etc.  It’s how you carry yourself.  Your walk, talk, and most importantly how you treat others. Take the time to find your style and I promise the experience will be rewarding. The outer expression of your inner self, is your style and it should never be a second thought.

 

What the hell, might as well

I am not an authority on food.  I am probably a moderately good cook in the kitchen and have a few key recipes I can go to.  Recently I have been attempting to record some of them with more precision in an effort to publish them here.  It is harder than it seems.

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There is a certain groove you get into when cooking in a laymen’s kitchen.  There are also some simple essentials you should have.  Here is a list that should be in every laymen’s kitchen:

  • Decent to good 10″ chef knife
  • Composite cutting board
  • Wood cutting board (Bamboo is the best!)
  • Paring knife
  • 8 to 10″ cast iron skillet (this is the swiss army knife of easy cooking)
  • 10 to 12″ sauce pan
  • 2 to 4 cup measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • A pastry brush
  • A blender or processor

Everything listed above can be acquired cheaply.  You certainly get what you pay for when it comes to knives an cookingware, however you can get a good amount of the items above at your local kitchen supply shop and I do not mean Kitchen Kapers!  Some where near you should be a professional chef’s supply store.  Lots of the things in these types of stores need to be bought in bulk, however, the kitchen supplies like basters, cutting boards, pots and lids can be significantly cheaper than buying from expensive retailers.

 

Hello world! – Well not really hello, more of a “Hey, it has been a while.”

My first post to this totally new blog is a test post.  That is somewhat sad and awesomely rewarding.  I suppose, since I am a forever optimist, I will say that it is rewarding to get something, at least, started.

So here and there you may see this kind of thing below.  Essentially, I am live updating the site. I mean, why not?  Who the hell am I and who the hell will be on this site right now.  This moment for this “test post”.

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Anyway, if you are here then I advise you go google some awesome thing like “this week in science” or just hit the random button on Reddit because it will be a hell of a lot more interesting than what is going on here.

And now…the lorem ipsum…

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