Time for a short commercial break, people! And not just any commercial break. We thought this short video would be a great way for the ladies to deal with any fffashion withdrawal they've been experiencing since fffabulous guy week has started. And we thought you guys may be inspired by Old Spice body wash commercial. Enjoy!
You can't go wrong with Prada. Prada shoes are trendy yet classic and so comfy! They are a bit pricey, but they're worth the investment as you'll wear them -almost- every day for many many years. I love these new Prada Men's Shoes from their Spring - Summer 2010 collection. I love the style, the legnedary signature red stripe on heel, and the silver detail on it, Puma style, that gives it an edgy look. To wear with a pair of designer jeans or a Hugo Boss black suit any day!
By popular demand, this week is fffabulous guy week, and we have some fffun surprises for you guys. We thought we'd start off the week with this fffabulous tee. The Ben Sherman Beatles Fab Four Faces T-Shirt (or Ben Sherman Beatles FFF T-Shirt, ha!) is too cool to be true. This crewneck tee features a colorfully printed design depicting The Beatles, Andy Warhol style. And it'll look great with a pair of designer jeans for everyday wear. We like! Here is to one more fffab tee to add to your wardrobe!
And check out the Ben Sherman Beatles collection for more items featuring the fffab fffour!
I thought I was all equipped with the best hair dryer ever!, a flat iron and an electric toothbrush, but I guess not. The Clarisonic Skin Care Brush is the bathroom accessory to have this season. Yeah, baby! And get the pink one, because pink is fffabulous (mais bien sûr!), and a portion of the proceeds go towards breast cancer research. Our fffabulous Zoe tells us why she loves this brush so much:
"I got the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush in Pink a few weeks ago, and I LOVE it! It's sooo fffabulous! I can't believe it took me such a long time to get it. My skin feels so clean, it's a total game changer! I keep it on the cradle overnight, and then leave it in the shower for a few days without any worry that it won't work because the charge lasts forever. The test cleansers that come with the brush are very nice, and smell deeelicious, but I'm mostly using my Aveda face wash, and it is a great match. Around the same time I started using this brush, I also started the SKII Essense which, as you know, I'm pretty impressed by. The two seem to be the perfect tag team and my skin is definitely more even and a bit glowier.
And guess what? My husband is using the Clarisonic brush too, and it's been making shaving easier for him as it exfoliates a bit. Good thing they sell the Clarisonic Yours & Mine brushes in Graphite Gray & Pink. Now, you're all set for VDay, and you got a gift for yourself along the way. FFFabulous!"
If you are on the look-out for a fffabulous everyday/laptop bag, we have one for you! One of my friends owns the Rickshaw Zero Messenger Bag, and he loves it. According to him, this messenger bag has a cool minimalist design, and is very practical too; he takes it everywhere, and even run with it.
"The Zero Messenger Bag has the ability to be very small, but it can also expand to hold all your belongings: I can fit a laptop in there + a giant dictionary. I've even used it for a 6 day trip before. It only has 2 non-sealable pockets, so I would say that could be a drawback for many, but I don't mind having everything loose in the bag."
And did I mention it comes in lots of fffabulous colors? Yay!
"Now that you have a good work shoe, odds are that you want to workout or keep in shape. While we all hope to workout, it does get tough. I found that running, like it or not, is the best way. What I really mean, if you travel and need to keep in shape, there is nothing like throwing a pair of runners in your luggage or backpack. It is super simple. The key, is buying a pair of runners that are sturdy and lightweight. There are two great shoes and both are made by Nike. The first is the Nike Lunaracer+ Men’s Running Shoe. This is a true racing shoe that you can put a hundred or so miles on. It is the lightest shoe you can find. It does take a few days to mold to your feet, but it simply spectacular. The other is a sturdier shoe, but also super lightweight, optimize for comfort and training. It has a larger toe-box and is capable of many more miles due to its durability. I am talking about the Nike LunarTrainer+ Men’s Running Shoe.
With these basic two shoes in your arsenal, you will be able to travel in comfort and workout in comfort."
Mr. Ocean has some very cool shoe recommendations for fffabulous guy week today. I love Prada shoes myself as they are comfy, definitely classic, and the 'ROI' on them is always high. What's not to like?
"As I sit here trying to write a post for the wonderful folks at fffabulous, I am still mystified why they would want me to give some sort of fashion and style advice. I am not a writer nor am I very fashionable. I do have an eye for things that I like and love to give opinion, but it is just that, one man’s opinion and gut feeling.
When it comes to a casual wardrobe where you are simply comfortable, the one area that doesn’t get enough attention is your feet. If you are walking around town or sitting at a desk all day, having comfortable feet is really important. Most of us love to wear running shoes (yes, sneakers), but they just don’t look that great with jean or your favorite pair of pants. My favorite accessory is the Prada Black Patent Sneaker. What make this shoe so comfortable is the thick rubber soul and the mix of black leather and black mesh. It lets your foot breath, give it comfort and gives you a good solid shell around your foot."
More t-shirts for you guys!! If you live in Northern California, or are just visiting the area, you may want to check out the Amos Goldbaum t-shirts. Mr. Dude was wearing one if his t-shirts the other day, and it was fffabulous:
"This guy is super-legit. I love his stuff. I first saw it at his stall on Market & Embarcadero at the Saturday farmers market and bought one of the Sutro Tower shirts for me and one for Nick (who is now 3) on sight. It has turned out to be a prized possession for each of us. Amos' other illustrations are pretty riveting too. He also tweets his location. Gotta go check him out!"
This week is fffabulous guy week, and we have a lot of cool stuff to share with you! A lot of my guy friends always ask me where they can find cool t-shirts to wear at work, or on weekends. We have featured lots of t-shirts in the past (don't you love the caffeine molecule t-shirt?), but I've got to say that today's t-shirts are really really cool.
Dave always finds the coolest shirts around. And today is no exception. Dave got the God for Birds t-shirt (pictured here), and the Deep Creature t-shirt. I like! These t-shirts are sleek and quite inexpensive too. And you may want to check out the other t-shirt designs on designbyhumans.com. They have some fffabulous ones.
Happy shopping, and stay tune for more fffabulous fffinds for fffabulous guy week. Yay!
And check out our fffabulous guy week posts for more ideas for daddy. Happy happy shopping!
Father's Day is right around the corner and here are a few gift ideas you'll find on one of our fffavorite baby sites flyingpeas.com:
And as if it couldn't get any better than that, enter fffabdad at checkout and get $5 off orders of $50 or more. Offer valid through the end of June 2009. Happy shopping and happy Father's Day to all the dads we know!
I've never mentioned it before, but Inhabit has great stuff for men, too. And gentlemen, here is an Inhabit cashmere sweater you will adore and wear over and over again until you decide to buy another Inhabit sweater, because you won't just stop at one, trust me. The other day, my friend Lisa mentioned that she got this 100% fine gauge cashmere sweater for her boyfriend, and it has now become his absolute fffavorite—I kid you not! According to him, this cashmere crewneck sweater is so lightweight you won't ever feel too hot (although I am sure you'll look hot in it), and it's so thin it won't ever look bulky. The 'unfinished' hemlines and exposed seams also give it a casual yet trendy look. All in all, you'll be comfy and look hot without even trying; this is the perfect staple every man should have in his closet!
And ladies, it's an amazing gift idea for your sweetie, or it makes the perfect Father's Day gift!
Great minds think alike, and in this case, great wives think alike! Vicky recommended the Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream for our last fffabulous guy week; and it seems that Zoe's hubby is a big fffan of this shaving cream as well.
"And speaking of my honey...a girlfriend of mine recently commented that her husband had started using this after receiving it for Christmas. Allegedly, the Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream had transformed his skin, so I picked some up for my husband. He's not much into skin care rituals, but this is something he's sold on. It's softened his beard and the shave is much much closer now. It has also never created those nasty little red bumps he used to get with the drugstore shaving foam. He's almost run out of the first tube, and he will definitely be buying it again. Next time, I might swipe some to try on my legs..."
I was going to feature some cool fffrench underwear—the Dim boxer briefs, that is—to end fffabulous guy week beautifully, but Jordy happens to know much more on that subject, and he came back from France with some fancy underwear too (gotta love Pepé le Pew boxers!). So read on, and have a kick at it. It's probably the fffunniest thing I've ever read! Thanks Jordy!
Men's underwear, to be precise. Now ladies, don't get your panties in a bunch. I love women's underwear as much as the next guy—come on, not like that—but it's just not my area of expertise. What I don't know about women (and their underwear) could fill a walk-in closet. Now, men's underwear: that's more my speed. So without further ado...here's my take on Underwear Fundamentals, now in an easy-to-digest Q&A format!
Q: Is underwear really fashion? I thought fashion had to be, you know, visible by others.
A: Good question. I guess it depends what you consider fashion. Fashion, to me, is about looking and feeling your best. It has less to do with the outer characteristics of people seeing what you're wearing (although that's certainly part of it), and more to do with the way you present yourself to the world. Fashion is style, and style is about attitude way more than it's about any specific item of clothing. Don't believe me? Who's got more style, you in your nattiest suit or Daniel Craig in his speedo? That's what I thought. (Also that shot of Daniel is doubly appropriate for this post today because 1) that's pretty much underwear, and 2) today's the US premiere of the latest Bond film, Quantum of Solace.)
To recap: even if nobody sees your underwear, YOU know what you're rocking. And if rocking your favorite Pepé le Pew boxers gives you the swagger in your step you need to chase down your own Penelope Pussycat, by golly, that's fashion!
Q: What are the major options for men when it comes to underwear?
A: In increasing order of style, we have:
1. No underwear, aka "freeballin" for the obvious reasons
Unacceptable. On all accounts. Not wearing underwear (if you're a man) is:
Note: if you're a woman, not wearing underwear is acceptable, and, occasionally, encouraged.
2. Briefs Acceptable if you are
I wore briefs until I was old enough to stand up to my mother and buy my own clothes. Enough said.
Now we're getting somewhere. Boxers are the Joe Plumber of the underwear world: versatile, (usually) comfortable, occasionally stylish. OK, they're not the Joe Plumber of the underwear world, that analogy made no sense. If anything, they're the jack of all trades, master of none. Nobody ever got fired for wearing boxers, but it may not be the kind of thing that's going to drive her crazy in the bedroom when you whip off your pants. Unless they're the Pepé le Pew boxers, of course.
Can be worn with anything, except for tight pants. Dirty hipsters and eurotrash guys, take note. Looks good on any type of body. If your glutes and quads aren't quite ready for the close inspection that briefs or boxer briefs can allow, boxers are just the thing. Not ideal for vigorous physical activity/jumping around, unless you enjoy beating yourself with your junk. In that case, highly recommended.
A special note about silk boxers: like Jennifer Lopez and doing coke, silk boxers are highly overrated. For some reason, people think these are the bee's knees. They are not. They suck. They are uncomfortable, don't wick anything, and give the world's worst wedgies. The only time I ever wear my silk boxers is if the only other option is freeballin'. Avoid at all costs.
4. Boxer briefs
The pinnacle of men's underwear evolution. The thinking man's underwear. Comfortable, stylish, practical, and as long as you're in relatively good shape, flattering.
Combines the best of the brief (keep your boys in order, both for jumping around and in case you get too close with your dance partner and feel a little poke coming on) with the best of the boxer (not exposing unsightly amounts of your pale thighs).
Q: What are your favorite pairs of underwear?
A: I'm so glad you asked! They're the ones in the picture at the top of the post. Clockwise from top left:
1. Peanuts boxers. Love 'em. Snoopy is the man. No, I don't know why they put Charlie Brown's face right in the middle of the crotch hole. I'd rather not think about it.
2. Perry Ellis boxer briefs. These are the ultimate "dressing up for a hot date, need to be on point" underwear. They're understated, fit well, comfortable, classy. Who could resist?
3. H&M boxer briefs. A recent addition to the collection, purchased in Paris, and rapidly becoming an all-time favorite. Black, a little tighter than the Perry Ellis, a little shorter. They're going to make a bigger impression. The only question is, will it be a big success or a big trainwreck? Results so far are promising: this pair triggered the first ever compliment on my underwear by a member of the opposite sex (or anyone, for that matter).
4. Pepé le Pew boxers. The myth. The legend. The French anthropomorphic skunk. Everyone's favorite amorous Parisian polecat graces the front of this exquisite pair of boxers, as does a red heart as well as the text, "You KNOW you want me." Put on these bad boys and immediately feel the girth of a thousand springtime trysts. (Or attempted trysts.) No, you can't have them."