April 21, 2010
Tattoos in the workforce have become more acceptable the past few decades. Just the other day I was eating dinner with my dad (very old-fashioned man) and our waiter had a tattoo sleeve on his right arm. My father did not notice it until he reached out to serve us our food. My father waited until he left and stared at me and said “did you see how ridiculous he looked?” (The restaurant was a very nice restaurant too.) I did not think anything of it at first but then I began to think about it and noticed that tattoos have become more acceptable in the workforce. Now I am not talking about tattoos that cover your face or any tattoos in irrational places but just regular tattoos. Most places you work you still have to cover them up or at least to attempt to hide them but overall people have become more open with their art. This shows the relaxing trend of behavior/dress code in the workplace. But if it was up to most white collar workers in the workforce they would rather work with someone who does not have tattoos. Even though they are becoming more acceptable they are still considered rebellious. So if you are going into an interview make sure you cover them up.
April 12, 2010
I am not writing my blog about what I normally write about. Tonight I am writing about Baby Ivan Drago. A couple of my friends showed me a college humor video of this amazing 3 year old boxer. The child’s name is Ivan Drago. I am not sure what ethnicity he is but I’m going to say he is from some eastern European country. This kid is absolutely amazing. He is a ridiculously good boxer at the age of 3. He has amazing power and is just amazingly quick. I am pretty sure we will be seeing him in the 2016 or 2020 Olympics. He will definitely become pro. Another thing is that he will never get picked on at school, that is for sure. I am pretty sure he could beat me up. It also makes me kind of sad as well though. It makes me wonder if baby Ivan really likes to box and if he is a child prodigy. But I hope he continues boxing because I do not want that talent to go to waste. Below I will have a link so you can watch the movie and be amazed.
April 5, 2010
The Bow Tie is a very interesting accessory and a great addition to any wardrobe. The bow tie is not as popular as it use to be but can still be rather dashing. The bow tie use to be a common accessory in the workplace but nowadays the bow tie is disappearing. It is almost considered odd to wear one unless it is on a tuxedo. There are a select few that still wear the bow tie. You can find them in a lot of southern fraternities that like to keep their southern heritage. You can often find them being worn by professors normally by the older teachers. I still enjoy wearing a bow tie every now and then and I think other people should try to wear one. The tie can be a little difficult to learn but once you learn it you’ll try tying everything else like it. The bow tie can add a change to your outfit. I wouldn’t wear it to work really unless you work at a suit or other nice retail store. I would wear it to your next formal even but make sure you do not tie it upside down or too big. Some of my favorite bow ties are from Southern Proper. Go old fashioned and try one out.
March 22, 2010
President Barack Obama may not be the most popular president but he is most definitely a stylish president. Being the most powerful person in the world, you should dress and represent yourself appropriately. Obama does that exactly. Every time you see him on TV or in a meeting and etc. he is always wearing a suit. His suits fit him well and his buttons are always buttoned. Even on more casual occasions you will always catch him wearing a tie. Most of the times a red tie which is perhaps my most favorite color for a tie. Red is the color of power and shows confidence in yourself and what you are doing and that is important when you are president. If he is not wearing a tie though he will be at least wearing a navy blazer.The only president that trumps Obama in style is JFK. JFK’s entire persona made him stylish. The way he spoke, his active social life, and his rumored relations with an equally stylish person, Marilyn Monroe. Other stylish presidents are FDR, Nixon, and even Bush. It is hard to tell if any presidents before the 1900s were stylish but I am sure there are some.
March 15, 2010
I met someone over spring break this year that did not know how to tie a tie. He was close to 30. I am sorry but that is absolutely ridiculous. Tying a tie is like learning how to tie your shoe…. its necessary.Every boy should learn how to tie a tie at least before he leaves high school. Learning to tie a tie is almost like a passage to manhood. If one does not know how to tie a tie you are still a boy. A man should also own at least three ties. One solid black, one solid navy, and one red. Those three ties you can wear with just about any shirt and any suit. They are about a necessary as shoes. When you do learn how to tie a tie do not make it sloppy. Make it look nice like you took your time with it. Your tie is what makes your suit fit. Also find a knot that fits you. If you like a skinny knot make it skinny if you like a fat knot then make it fat. The tie is all about you.
February 24, 2010
Being squared is something that is becoming more and more common. Especially among the youth of the world. It is something that can drive me absolutely crazy as well. What I am referring to is more and more people are buying square cut suits. Square cut suits are suits that are bought from your local suit outlet that are a size too big and have no tailoring done to them. You will see the square cut suit wearers walking down the street and it looks like they are wearing a box. What would you grandparents think of that??? It brings disgrace to you and the suit you are wearing. The suit is suppose to modify the way you look not make you look like Spongebob. Buying a square suit normally happens to a novice of suit wearing. Normally a person in high school buying his first suit or a college student entering the business world. But please do not let it happen to you. To avoid this go to a more professional suit store instead of an outlet or a warehouse. Go to someone who is more interested in making sure you look good than selling you a suit like a person who does alterations . Get your correct sizes and then go to your suit store of choice. Do not let the salesman hound you. First find a few suits you like then let him help you with your suggestions. Finally, once you purchase your suit, go to the tailor. When buying a suit please budget for getting it tailored because this is where the magic happens. Once you get your suit altered perfect, the suit becomes a part of you. Do not be square be fit.
February 17, 2010
Most people nowadays do not even know how to wear a suit properly. They often are consumed by the suit themselves resulting in a pain to the eye known as the “box suit.” Probably one of the most effective suit wearers would have to be southern gentlemen. Southern gentlemen are almost obliged to have a perfect fitting suit due to their respect of themselves and the ladies. Their suits are conservative with no eye-bleeding colors or skin piercing pin stripes. They are perfectly altered to fit their bodies like a suit should. When you first see a southern gentleman dressed you automatically understand that this man is a gentleman. That is exactly what a suit should do. Define who you are as a person. A good looking suit is always a great first image when meeting someone. A perfect example of a true southern gentleman is Robert E. Lee. Stated as the last true gentleman, one could never catch him out of uniform or dress. Sometimes it makes me wish that everyone still wore suits everywhere they went.
February 15, 2010
The article “Whale Watching” in Details magazine talks about how the culture of watching obese people has changed. Back in the day people would scowl at large people and was a hard subject to talk about. Now culture of large people has completely changed. We are surrounded by what Details calls fattertainment. Which is basically the obsession of fat people in entertainment. Think of how many lose weight reality shows there are. The shows even have prime time slots on big broadcast stations. America now loves to stare at obese people. Maybe we have people like Chris Farley to thank, but the way we look at large people has changed in America.
Dumenco, Simon. “Whale Watching.” Details 01 Oct, 2009: 102-105. Print.
February 10, 2010
Bonnaroo is a large music festival that has been filling thousands of people’s heads with the beauty of music since 2002. At the festival numerous jam bands whose genres range from bluegrass to heavy metal play for the thousands upon thousands of people attending. But this brings up the question “Is Bonnaroo worth it?” I guess it really depends on the person. If you can withstand the heat of Tennessee’s summer in the middle of June then you should consider it. But you also have plenty of other things to think about too. Suffocating from the accumulating dust from the dry dirt or drowning in mud is another thing to consider. But who cares about getting a little dirty when you have mushrooms showers that reuse the same water for days at a time. Despite the few cons you have excellent pros. You get to see some of the world’s most amazing bands live and have an experience of a lifetime. Just the vibe you get from being in the mass of people singing at the top of your lungs without anyone caring is way worth the ticket price. If you are worried about not fitting in do not worry because you will always find someone weirder than you at Bonnaroo. I do suggest going with a good-sized group instead of meeting complete strangers. Bonnaroo is an experience of a lifetime and I suggest to everyone to go at least once. Especially while in your prime. It takes about a week to recover after your mind is completely shot from have such an awesome experience and fun. So …. Is Bonnaroo worth it? If you ask me, Absolutely.
By the way there is an excellent lineup for Bonnaroo this year. Check it out.
February 8, 2010
Earlier today I was stumbling and came across a great website that just made my day. The website has a video of a marching band playing a neat music video. It is very different and has a great indie touch to the song. The band’s name is Okay Go, and the song is This Too Shall Pass. It is absolutely great and will make you smile as well. I mean who does not love to watch a marching band with a keyboardist and an accordionist marching in it? It’s pretty funny and I hope that it will make you laugh and warm you up. Here is the link below: http://www.booooooom.com/2010/01/12/ok-go-this-too-shall-pass-music-video-directed-by-brian-l-perkins/