Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dapper.Autumn, 2012

What is Dapper Autumn you ask? Dapper Autumn is an idea conceived by myself and friend, Jason Mott. One day we were talking about style and how with men's style in particular, there appears to be a resurgence of style and "manly" rituals. What I mean by that is that it appears to be an emphasis placed on masculinity with style. With the popularity of shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Madmen, this idea can easily be seen.

Also today on the web, there are countless resources for men's style. Art of Manliness addresses all things from dress and grooming to virtues and tips on being a man. Another great web resource is Badger and Blade which focuses not just on shaving but all aspects of fine male living.

So let us get back to Dapper Autumn. What is it? It is only a pledge that in the last quarter of the year, you try to have style. Now that brings up, what is style. Style is composed on many things and mostly not just about dress. It is appearance, but it is part attitude, part confidence, the willingness of effort in dress.

So what we are asking is that in this last quarter of 2012 (which begins on October 1st), when going out in public (or hell, when just sitting around), try to present oneself with style. We hope that the positive attitude in the physical appearance will also create a positive attitude in the mind.

Another quick point we would like to make is that style does not have to be expensive. That is one of the main things that got us talking about this. We both commented on the clothes in GQ. There is no way on any budget could we afford those things. So again, try to create your own style. Stay positive.

If you are on twitter, please share pictures from Dapper Autumn with hashtag #dapperautumn

Day 1
Day 2

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