Off the cuff: the essential style guide for men and the by Carson Kressley

By Carson Kressley

Carson Kressley is the main recognizable identify in men’s model this day. With a legion of fanatics who cling on his each tip and quip, Kressley has single-handedly made it cool for the typical man to care approximately outfits. In Off the Cuff, Carson makes over the drained men’s variety advisor with an edgy, hilarious romp via each man’s closet: from socks to scarves, from denims to leather-based jackets, from the feared pleated khaki to the vintage purple oxford. buying and selling tendencies for undying variety, Off the Cuff is helping readers abandon the chase for “the most modern black” or tomorrow’s model of the mandarin collar. Kressley supplies a advisor that mines each one man’s particular character and body and we could readers in on his best-kept secret—that the single factor certain to remain in model is the guy who wears what’s correct for him. Vibrantly illustrated with full-color photos, and written with Carson’s signature wit and irreverence, Off the Cuff is poised to convey what Queer Eye enthusiasts have regularly sought after: Carson of their closet.

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Leave them in the GoodFellas wardrobe trailer, where they belong. The Great Cordovan Mystery There a lot of men walking around thinking that cordovan shoes—you know, that mahogany, winey-dark color—are okay to wear with a suit. Well let’s talk about that, because it’s not okay. It might help to take a step back and explain where cordovan comes from. Originally, cordovan was sinewy leather made from a horse’s rump. I think you can probably guess how I feel about wearing a horse’s ass on your feet.

They’re called Chelsea boots because everyone in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, where nearly everyone is gay, owns a pair, and gay men know shoes, people. Chelsea boots are compact boots with a side gore, which is a stretchy little elastic panel that allows the boot to fit snugly even though it doesn’t have laces. I prefer them in black, but brown suede is yummy, too. Chelsea boots are classics that go well with absolutely everything—they’re sexy and a little more rugged than your average dress shoe.

Times have changed. And I am personally writing you a permission slip to your principal or supervisor or whomever to look good and feel good. You do have to tread that fine line, though. It is superficial to think that if your teeth are whiter and your shirt fits better, you’ll be happier. Those things might give you that extra little bit of confidence that will inspire you to achieve. A little taste of looking good can be very inspirational. Suddenly you want to be better the next day, and the next, for the rest of your life.

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