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Like Son, Like Father

Dad and MeI’ve never really looked to Father for fashion advise. He’s been pretty typical (as far as a dad goes) with his clothing choice. He has always worn nicer clothes to work (more relaxed now compared to when I was younger) and a tee-shirt and jeans in the evenings. When he would dress up, for a wedding or other event, He would pull out one of his numerous suits that he has had for some time. When I was first getting into fashion and really trying to look good, I would ask him why he never really got any brand names or bothered to follow current fashion trends. He would respond with the same answer as I get from, pretty much, everyone I bring this up with. “Buying brand names is too expensive and I don’t understand why I would bother spending $90 on a shirt when I can get a similar one for only $25.” Now, before I get into how I got him to change (a little), I’ll first tell you that he is a Vice President at Goodwill and Easter Seals, so he likes to buy his clothes from Goodwill to help support his company (and pay practically nothing for his clothes).

One day, my Dad came back home (from an out of state conference) with a new shirt. It was a blue, 1992 Abercrombie and Fitch Oxford (same one as in the picture). He was amazed that it was 18 years old (at the time) and that it was still in amazing shape! This was the shirt that, finally, brought my Father to buying brand names. He’s still yet to become a Lacoste fan (as finding ANYTHING from Lacoste in a Goodwill is impossible), but he has several great items by Tommy, Izod and (I believe) Ralph Lauren.

I also have found some great deals at amazing prices (at Goodwill). I’ve picked up a couple polos including the Lion Brand polo (mentioned in this post) and a Polo Ralph Lauren polo. Goodwill is also a great place to pick up ties! Getting a new tie at Ralph Lauren can cost you way over a hundred dollars, and it will look fresh and new (not really the look I’m going for)! At Goodwill, I can get a tie for only a buck! It will also have a worn in, rustic look that will make it look like I’ve been wearing the tie since I came home from the hospital, for the first time! So, I defiantly encourage everyone to scout out their local Goodwills and look for some deals (and support my Dad!!!).

It should also be noted that although my Dad and I are dressed similarly in the picture… I had my clothes on first, and he is the copy cat here!

Dad:
Abercrombie and Fitch Oxford
Abercrombie and Fitch Tie
IZOD Crew Neck Sweater

Me:
Tommy Hilfiger Oxford
Christian Dior Tie
Lacoste V Neck Sweater

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in My Style

 

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Recent Buys

BuysSecurity TagOver the past couple days, I’ve been spending all the money I got for Christmas (which we celebrated 6 days early this year). With the money, I purchased five things. A short sleeve, pink L.12.12 polo, a blue oxford, a brown (argyle) full-zip sweater, a 4.2oz bottle of Ralph Lauren #4 and a Christmas gift for Ali (which I won’t show/ tell in case she actually reads this). All the purchases were great deals and I love them all! The only problem is that the lady checking me out forgot to take security tag off the polo. Of course I beeped as I tried to walk out, but I didn’t think to look for a security tag. I stood there for a few minutes, waiting for someone to come check my receipt to make sure I wasn’t stealing anything, but nobody came :/ So now I have to go back sometime and tell Macy’s to take it off! I don’t mind too much, it’s an excuse to go look around the mall one last time before I go back to school!

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2010 in Fragrance, My Style

 

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Well, Money has Cotton in it

Money ClothesAlways the creative one, Mom folded bills into little articles of clothing for me this Christmas. If you can’t tell, they’re a polo, pants and a bow tie. The bow tie is my favorite and it looks to be the most complicated to fold. I’ll have to have Mom teach me how to do this so I can have a creative way to leave a tip at restaurants!

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Organization

 

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Dior Ties

Dior TiesI don’t really look for a name when I’m buying ties, more for the style. The one exception is ties by Christian Dior. I really enjoy his style of tie and it’s a great way to bring a bold color to your outfit (mostly red for me…). So, next time you’re looking for a new tie, consider Dior.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2010 in My Style

 

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The Hatred of Tommy

So, as a lot of you know, there is an extreme hatred for Mr. Hilfiger in the fashion world. It is said that Tommy gave this quote on the Oprah Winfrey show, ”If I’d known African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish, Indians and Asians would buy my clothes, I WOULD NOT have made them so nice. I wish these people would *NOT* buy my clothes, as they are made for upper class white people.” As anyone, who has done any research on this, knows, this statement never occurred. You can look all you want, but you can’t find a video of Tommy saying anything close to this. Here’s a video of Tommy, actually on Oprah.

So, hopefully this gets rid of any negative feelings you have toward Tommy Hilfiger or his clothes. It’s a great, American brand that selling the preppy style at a cheaper price than you’ll find of other, similar stores.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Prep Style

 

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Late Night Boredom

Golf BallsSo, I have been a little bored at night lately, so I decided to throw some sharpie on some golf balls. I did the Lacoste one last night. The Polo, Tommy and Pawlak ones were done today. Couldn’t get the logos exactly since I only had black, silver and red, but they’re recognizable.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2010 in Sport

 

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Lion Brand

Lion BrandSo, today I went to Goodwill with Dad because he said that I could find some great, brand-name clothes for cheap. Also, he was paying, so of course I’m going to go! While there, I found a polo shirt with a brand that I don’t recognize. It’s called Lion… The picture is of the logo on the shirt on the left chest. I looked it up in google, but found nothing. Dad tossed around the idea that it is a tiny, private company that just decided they wanted to make some polo shirts and one of them ended up in that store. I like the fit, and it seems to be of good quality, so now I have the only “Lion” polo that I know of.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in My Style

 

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