Don’t be Squared

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.


A southern suit wearer.

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.

Living Large

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.

Is Bonnaroo Worth It???

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.

Okay Go!

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: