Don’t you always wonder how designers on Project Runway wear either the craziest or worst outfits? This Season 8 has had a whole new slew of interesting designers from the sloppy college boy to the pinup girl. The best dressed, most replicable male designer this season seems the swarthy Cassanova. To best replicate his looks buy muted colors (grey, black, navy, etc) wear the basics and pick one accessory—a hat, a scarf or distinct buttons to add just a little spice. This is a great way to make your man look good without going overboard.
So, this week I considered writing about different types of tie knots…but I’ll spare you.
The Bachelor Pad this week was pretty brutal…we learned who’s the dumbest, the biggest jerk, the worst boobs, and most likely to always as be a bridesmaid. There were also things we learned about the boys this week, but weren’t said out loud:
Jesse Kovacs: Most Likely To Go On Tour With Bret Michaels
Dave: Most Likely To take That Shirt Off In Under 10 Minutes
Jeremy Piven: Most Likely To Interrupt Bachelor Pad Looking Like A Newsie
Every Guy on the Show: Most Likely To Repeat Outfits
Jesse B: Most Likely To Look Good in Everything He Wears (including his rose ceremony suit) But Still Burp In A Girls Face
Host, Chris Harrison: Most Unique Tie Without Looking Like a Little Ringbearer
Host, Chris Harrison: Most Likely To Fit In With People Under 30 While Still Acting Like An Adult
For more hits and misses, visit Laura Knepper’s blog, LKCStyle
Men’s shirt collars have been doing a lot of changing lately. Last year we saw the club collar come back in full force…now we’ve left the points, but kept the skinny color to go along with our skinny ties and fitted suits.
Perhaps Kanye will have a longer time at the VMAs this year than his shirt collar.
Details Magazine has a short on some very expensive, albeit very dapper, skinny collars; but here are some more affordable alternatives that are hitting the general market:
Alright, so I have been roped into watching Bachelor Pad for my pal the Possessionista to recap the best and worst dressed guys through the season!! And I’m thrilled to be writing next to Molly Mesnick who has an eye on the ladies fashion for the show too!
But, Week One was actually a huge disappointment for me in menswear…I felt like I had literally jumped back years to college—where a guy’s attire is based on if they can sleep comfortably through class.
I am hoping to see these men step it up a notch in the next few episodes. At least wear a (tailored) suit to the rose ceremony (Jesse K looked like an even sloppier Jim from The Office)…and it’s ok to stray from t-shirt and jeans every once and a while, Wes.
But there were a few redeeming moments:
Craig M came in with a pop of color and topped off with a fedora. Even if he is a jerk with ridiculous hair, he’s good a Twister and does the casual beach thing real well.
Jesse K gets gold stars for best grooming—that perfectly balanced not-stubble-but-not-beard look is the sign of a man who takes care of himself. Those abs aren’t bad either…
Kiptyn actually wore a decent military jacket as a second layer above everyone else—a step up from the t-shirt and jeans look—to make a nice first impression.