Monday, July 31, 2006

Ties To Die For

You can't always get away with jeans and a t-shirt but that's no reason to look like a square for every occasion that a tie is required. You can give your dressier look an edge with these stiched ties by Angel Eyes. This artist does custom made ties for around $25-$35.00 The website has examples of her work but you can request a design that suits your own taste and interests.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006


If you're a fan of nerd chic you might like this BYTE ME shirt by Made Unique. Available in tees, long sleeve and sweatshirt -- in case you've already started your fall shopping.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Dinner for Two

Before you consider inviting the cutie you've been wooing over for dinner at your place, you've got to ask yourself, is my dining space equipped to impress? If you're considering paper napkins and plastic sporks you stole from the office cafeteria, please reconsider. A little style can go a long way towards making an impression. That's why I love this placemat/napkin set by Nettie. The rich chocolate color will be a perfect compliment to your masculine decor and the chic print lets your dates know you have excellent taste.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Dress Like a Rockstar

If you like to look like a rockstar the collection of shirts from Urbane Couture is not to be missed. Their appliqued and screen printed tees, thermals and tanks pull inspiration from punk fashion and the vintage t-shirt look.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Subtly Naughty

If you like to be dirty on the sly you must meet the duocorn. He's got a horn on his head and another horn, well, somewhere else. He's available from JoeBlobClothing for $33.


Monday, July 24, 2006

Trash to Treasure

At Refinding they turn garbage into art and offer you a cool selection of belts, bags, watches and wallets. At the hands of this artist basketballs and footballs become watches and old Superman trading cards and food packaging materials become belts.


Friday, July 21, 2006

Chic Basics

Twice Shy's men's collection features a chic assortment of wardrobe basics in earthy tones. I like this collection because each piece is a smart intersection of trendy and classic that can take you from casual Friday in the office to drinks at the bar. All garments by Twice Shy are made from organic cotton so shopping with them supports great taste and sustainability.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Duct Tape

In case you hadn't guessed it, VanDuct's specialty is duct tape creations. This basic silver duct tape wallet offers six slots for credit cards and a billfold for your cash. The wallet is also available in other colors, including blue, black, brown and camo.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Fit to be Tied

If you're really getting into the spirit of summer, you might like these vintage fabric ties by Lena Corwin. Each tie evokes a warm weather mood with lots of pastel and vibrant colors. They might not pass muster at the office if you're the corporate type, but these babies are the perfect pick for dressier summer social events.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

(Knick) Knack for Style

I will tell you right now, I hate knick knacks. Nothing screams granny decor like those ugly Faberge eggs and Franklin Mint figurines. That said, I noticed my living room bookshelves looked a little bare when I moved into my new house last year. That's when I discovered the joy of small sculptures and fell in love with Papafork's cutlery based pieces. They're sleek and contemporary looking enough to add some panache to your home without making it look like your mother helped you decorate. Papafork's subjects include robots, bulls, frogs, bugs and motorcycles -- nothing girlie here. At an average price of around $35.00, couldn't your bookshelf or mantle use a little art?

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Art To-Go

If you're seeking the motherlode in manbags, you should check out Manhattan Portage. Not only do they have a fantastic selection of messenger bags, laptop bags and even mini-bags. They've got a line of bags featuring artwork. I've posted a couple of my favorites below.


Friday, July 14, 2006


While screen printing on tees might be the norm, it's not the order of the day with electronshellS. This artist combines dressier shirts with design usually reserved for a more casual garments. The result is shirts that are nice enough to wear on a date but still cool looking enough not to make you look like you just left the office. My favorite is this button down with the gunman on the back and the bullet hole in the front of the neck tie.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cool Use for Cork

If you've been tracking gunk onto your floor this rainy summer then it's time to invest in a doormat. I like this one by Shandke. It's made from recycled corks and can be custom-made to fit your entryway.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Shower Time With Beer

Soap purveyor Fundiva has found an innovative use for beer. She's making soap from it! Options include Pale Ale and Guiness although the soaps smell like Oakmoss or Sandalwood, not a brewery.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Couture Couture Couture

If you're a real fancypants you'll be thrilled with the chic couture selection at Chocosho. It's one stop shipping for the ultimate clotheshorse. I like this site because they don't skimp on the men's department offerings. They've got an array of jackets, tees, dress shirts and even shoes.


Monday, July 10, 2006


If you're looking for a little low brow home decor, this beer mug candle might be right up your alley. This candle is unscented so you can set the mood without making your bachelor pad smell like granny's country kitchen.


Friday, July 07, 2006

Project Manbag

Another indie designer has stepped up with a bag for fellows. Pocketo is offering roomy messenger bags featuring art by Miki Amano is a Tokyo-raised, NYC-trained illustrator and textile designer. These bags are available in black and white, featuring a couple of different illustrations. You can also choose between a small or large bag.


Thursday, July 06, 2006


Need a little reassurance before you head out the door? You check your hair and there's no spinach in your teeth but there's still something missing. Perhaps you need this "You're a stud" t-shirt by Durkl.


Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Overlooked vintage pieces get new life at the hands of artist Danny Mansmith. At his Etsy store you'll find a wide selection of altered men's shirts. Says Mansmith, "I see clothing as sculpture and art, and by experimenting and using mistakes that happen I sew together patch worked pieces of fabric to make up garments that I think appear to be more like sculpture or art rather than just a garment." When art meets fashion you get one-of-a-kind pieces.


Monday, July 03, 2006


Throw pillows are an easy way to take your apartment from dorm room to swanky pad. I especially like this one by Pillowhead. The neutral colors will go with your living room or bedroom regardless of your color scheme and the geeky chic is sure to amuse your buddies, at least some of the nerdier ones.