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100 Days of Ties: Day 33: Pants first, then shoes

Shirt, Tie, Belt: J. Crew / Mirror: West Elm / "Brick: Exposed / Rock Band: Wildly Underused

Rign, ring, goes the mothereffin alarm every morning at 4:45 and I hit snooze three times, without fail. Well, to specify, RING RING isn’t what I hear. Neigh. I opt for the rintone alert in the form of “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” by a certain rock n’ roll band by the name of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. But yes, after the third snooze round ends, I pop outta bed and immediately decide on the day’s outfit. Comb my hair first? No dice. What if there’s a sweater involved? I can’t be brushing my hair then RE-brushing my hair. Besides, picking out the tie and shirt from the hundreds in the closet takes up enough time…Plus, getting comfortable in the clothes before leaving for the day is highly recommended. You don’t wanna get to work and be all, “DAMN! This ensemble don’t work at all! Shirt’s all bunchin up and my belt’s too loose.” No, best to secure the outfit and make sure it works prior to stepping out the door.

Words of advice…

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100 Days of Ties: Day 32: Ties to Nature

Jacket, Shirt, Sweater, Moneyclip I though I Lost The Weekend: J. Crew / Tie: Billy Reid / Bag: Johnston and Murphy / Landscape: Boulder, CO

I don’t know what I like more, coming up with the puns for the title of each of these 100 Days, or posing in various places around Boulder (well, really in the business park between the bus stop and my office). Sometimes, sure, I’ll wait to get TO the office to set the old self-timer, but I like when I get to snap a shot or two outdoors. I feel it better highlights the point of this project. See, the scenic landscape of Boulder gives off the laid-back air. I mean, look at them hills right thurr in that background. Gorgeous. Makes me want to take a hike on my lunch break…and many people do just that. While I definitely like the outdoors and am no stranger to taking full advantage of what they have to offer, when it’s time to work, it’s time to work. And look sharp doing so. Okay and I’m not saying the laid-back look isn’t sharp (for some), I’m merely saying it’s not for me when I’m on the clock.

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Meet me and the Brothers Bray in the dollar bin.

Copped a choice Brothers Bray belt this past Labor Day weekend for the cool price of $10. Did some damage at Cherry Creek mall and also picked up 4 shirts from J. Crew (one pictured above), and a new pair of Vans Eras. Sort of regretting, though, not splurging on a piece from the Levi’s / Filson collab. Next time.

Your favorite Autumn accessory: Do tell.

With Labor Day on the horizon and approaching quick, the Summer is reaching its end. Fine with me. Early-mid Autumn is among my favorite times of year. Breaking out the scarves, mittens, sweatshirts, pajama pants, sweaters, knit caps, vests, tweeds, wools, etc, etc.

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A stylish noose: Hill-side chambray tie via J Crew

Since starting the new gig, I haven’t had to don a tie, nor have I had to wear anything all that formal. I won’t lie: It’s a nice feeling to not have to go all “corporate” all the time. Though, I do sometimes miss my professional wear.

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