Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What I'm Reading: GQ

There's a saying in Indiana (and probably elsewhere): "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it'll change." Thank God it's true! Two days of negative temperatures have finally given way to a "mild" 30 degrees. It's supposed to be 50 degrees by Sunday!

Spending three days holed up at home means I've gotten a lot of reading done. Last week I found an old (Fall 2013) copy of GQ magazine at a used bookstore for 50 cents. It specifically dealt with menswear and fall fashions, but I find that a lot of menswear "fall" looks double quite well for winter. Plus they cover accessories and shoes as well.

This is the first time I've ever sat down and read GQ, and I must say it did make me laugh. It definitely has a different tone than, say, Better Homes and Gardens. Plus it smells good! 

My husband has been in the market for a suit for...forever I guess. He ordered one recently but it didn't fit right and will be going back. I learned a lot about suits from this issue of GQ and feel slightly more qualified to help him shop.

Apparently a grey suit should
be your first suit.

It also reassured me that I must have some fashion sense and be ahead of the trends. I bought my husband a leather keychain for our anniversary last year, so this made me happy:

This was a fun read and there were lots of little details to inspire my menswear sewing. And maybe even womenswear sewing. Do you read up on men's fashion? Ever browse that category on Pinterest? It's such a drag, looking at handsome men and beautiful clothes, but research is important! :)

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