Fab After Forty: Dashes Are Important Sometimes. Also, Syntax. -
This almost happened yesterday. True story.
Okay, I’m just being an idiot again. :)
But seriously… dashes are important sometimes. Also, proper syntax. Because you never know how people will read things.
Now imagine if that notice had been worded differently…
Oh wait… scratch…
I’m no prep/preppy but I found this Lisa Birnbach book lying around and I can’t resist.
The Official Preppy Handbook:
The illustrations are just way too interesting to miss.
PREP PERSONA No. 1: “The rights of the birthright”
They start young.
PREP PERSONA No. 2: “The root of all prep”
The Preface slash Disclaimer:
Interesting. Right, Bif?
Jane Fonda, 1969.
Fashion Pop: Want Jennifer Aniston's City Celeb Style? This is how to copy it! -
We love Jennifer! we just do. She recently took a trip with boyfriend Justin Theroux to lovely, lovely Paris, and after a change of clothes after landing, Jennifer became city chic in a matter of a camera snap.
Jennifer chose to roam the romantic city in a classic-slash-cool look: a navy…
Look at me! Look at me! I have a “Thom Browne” watch strap. Maybe menswear editors will like me now!
Watches - they’re an extremely critical part of a man’s style and show maturity to your peers. A watch is a great accessory to own and have to help add a little touch of yourself into your outfits. The watch shown in the picture above, it looks expensive as fuck, it was a whole $45. People believe you have to drop something cray on a nice watch when that isn’t the case at all. You have to drop something cray on a QUALITY watch but you can get something functional and aesthetically pleasing on the cheap. I’ll break it down for you:
You’ll mostly be fucking with 2 types of watches, quartz and automatic. A quartz watch is basically just a watch that has a battery in it and “ticks” when turned on. This is the watch you will have to bring into the repair dude to get another battery put in which is a fucking hassle. NEVER pay more than $60 for a quartz watch no matter what it can do. I don’t give a fuck if that thing can make you a sandwich, finger your girl, take your calculus final, and tell you what time it is simultaneously, it’s not worth it. The automatic watch is the watch you should shoot to get if you have the money because it will last you a lifetime. The reason why you don’t have to bring in an automatic watch for a new battery is because it literally uses your motion to help power the watch. You can tell if a watch is automatic by looking at the “seconds” hand and noticing if it moves continuously without making a “tick” sound.
There’s 2 types of watches that are hot right now and represent each category. The quartz Timex and the automatic Submariner but to be more exact a Seiko. These watches are very good quality and can’t be beat for the price.
The Timex above (mine) only costed me $35 and you can sometimes get them cheaper. Here’s a similar one. What I love about mine is that I can change the strap of it to any color I decide. I just got this strap but as you can tell from my previous posts I had one that was mostly red that I didn’t like too much. You can grab some straps for $11.95 here. Be sure to check out the “also viewed” section for more color options. I personally love this one.
Now, for Seiko submariners you can just hit up your nearest Macy’s or check out Amazon. You could also check out this great guy I learned about from Four-Pins called Yobokies (Seiko boy backwards) that will make you your own submariner that will be custom to you in every way. They should run you about $180 - $250.