Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Rebellious Gentleman Recommends: Swims Overshoes

Rain has been pouring down here in Manila for the past three days. While I wait for the day that I can safely wear my sunglasses, I can't help but feel envious to those of you who have Swims Overshoes. So forget about wearing boots or flip flops and stylishly rock those oxfords in the rain.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Rebellious Gentleman Recommends: Lonely Nerds in Fedoras

I just stumbled upon this wonderful blog:
Lonely Nerds in Fedoras
(Pictures of lonely nerds wearing fedoras in an attempt to look classy)

Definitely worth checking out.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ask the Rebellious Gentleman - Sunglasses

Q: I mostly like your advice, but dislike sunglasses. Altogether. Whenever I see someone wearing them, I see someone desperately trying to be stylish. Don't you have similar thoughts sometimes?

A: Yes of course I do. But it depends on what kind of sunglasses they are wearing.

See also what I posted earlier:
Wearing sunglasses inside

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring/Summer Style Upgrade

For the folks up north, days are becoming warmer and Spring is just around the corner.
Here in the tropics the upcoming April means bracing ourselves for the 35+ degrees Celsius weather as flowers go into full bloom.
So how do we stay stylish under the unbearable heat?
Well, it's about time to have a wardrobe update.

1. Colorize your wardrobe


2. Wear shorts

A lot of men are not into the idea of wearing shorts. Though a flat front cotton shorts that end above the knee can make any wearer look decently cool.

3. Lighter fabrics

This man manage to pull of a suit during a hot summer day because of lighter fabrics. Check out shirts and coats in cotton, linen, seersucker and tropical wool.


4. Wear Sunglasses

The Classic Rayban Aviators never goes out of style.

5. Solid colored t-shirts
As I posted before stay away from t-shirts with logos and graphic designs (especially skulls and fleur-de-lis). Opt to wear simple solid colored t-shirts.

6. Get a swimsuit that ends almost halfway up your thigh

photo taken from GQ

7. Canvas Sneakers

Not only do they make your feet cool, they also have that laid back and stylish appeal.

8. Replace old underwear

Even I admit wearing underwear with a hole, so chances are you are still wearing your 5 year old underwear.

9. Wear cloth and woven belts

They look great with sneakers during the weekends.

from Banana Republic

10. Go sockless

As they say when you don't wear socks "Good news for your feet, bad news for your shoes."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hoodie + Shorts: Hot or Cool?

I often see guys wearing a hoodie with shorts and it makes me want to ask them the question,
"Do you think you're hot or cool?"

photo taken from flickr

What do you think, readers?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Levi's Spring 2011 Double Denim

Levi's writes, "This season is all about Denim on Denim: on-the-go, ready-for-the-road outfits you can easily pull off even with just a few clothing pieces."

My advice still stands on staying away from double denim unless as I have said before, you are a cowboy going to an 80’s themed costume party or Clint Eastwood.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Denimblog's Raw Denim Guide

In relation to my last post I recommend Denimblog's Raw Denim Guide. I've seen other raw denim guide on the internet but anuish14's guide is the most "beginner friendly" guide out there.

photo taken from

Check it out on:

Enjoy getting your own version of high contrast fades!