Author Archives: David Tran

What’s The Skinny?

by David

Blank NYC

I don’t know if it’s some kind of hormonal imbalance that causes two bitches who are too close within each other’s boundaries that make them want to claw at one another, but dueling cat-fights are taken to new heights when a nastier, bitchier, more vicious pair of opponents are involved: gay men with differences of opinion. Several weeks ago I posted an entry about how some gay men think they can spew fashion advice simply because they’re gay. Gay folks like Mr. William Sledd, the Youtube celebutard of the “Ask A Gay Man” fame is a prime example of a gay liar man attempting to regurgitate his fashion faux pas to the public, trying to capitalize on his “gay gene” as the foundation of legitimacy as a fashion expert when in fact he’s a complete fraud when it comes to knowing what jeans a man can wear. Obviously, I am talking about his “denim guide,” and how skinny jeans belong only on guys who are emo or in a band. I fit in neither category; if I were to listen to the advice of Mr. Sledd, my 30+ pairs of jeans would dwindle down to like… five pairs. Now I have no shame admitting I’m a denim whore, and being such the whore of denim that I am, take it from me when I say I know a thing or two about what jeans are acceptable for a guy to wear.

Ask A GAY MAN's William Sledd.

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Yo, What’s Up Shorty?

by David

Trussardi

How short is too short? That is the question we must ask ourselves when considering how much leg we can reveal without being considered vulgar by a conservative public. After all, warmer weather is approaching and it pertinent to start thinking about fashions that implement style with cooling comfort. I remember shopping with one of my friends who had decided to wear some short shorts that day, of course I didn’t think much of it; it was fashionable. Continue reading

Orange Appeal

by  David

GANT By Micahel Bastian

Orange: a color better suited on a piece of fruit than on someone who is a fruit. However, it looks like the fashion industry has dictated that this color will be a part of what’s “IN” for Spring 2011. Admittedly so, I normally would never agree with the fashion gods with this particular trend, and yet a couple weeks ago when I was browsing the shoe racks at a Nordrstom Rack, I came across a pair of cute Sperry-esque boating shoes in blood orange and thought, “Hmm… interesting,” but I just kept walking. It wasn’t until my friend tried on that exact pair later on that I thought, “Hmm… I think I kinda like it… Oh fuck… I really like it!”

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Vintage Look, Modern Style: The Plaid Shirt

by David

Left: Gant Rugger, $125. Right: Abercrombie & Fitch, $70.

The resurgence of “the plaid shirt” to menswear in the past several years has definitely become a welcomed alternative to classic white/navy/black button-up dress shirts. With appropriate styling, a plaid shirt can be worn for a special night out paired with a nice fitted leather jacket, cardigan or blazer and some slim dark jeans. For a more relaxed approach, roll up the sleeves and keep the shirt unbuttoned… OR with a basic tee and some relaxed denim blue’s, wrapped the plaid shirt around your waist as a cute accessory. No matter if you dress it up or down, the plaid shirt is a staple for any man’s wardrobe (and also lesbians, but I’m sure I’m just preaching to the choir with this post, seeing how they got the whole plaid look down ages ago!) Continue reading

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

by David

NEVER purchase these style of shoes, unless you want to pay a lot of money to look tacky and gross.

There are different factors that can lead to successful long term relationships, and it begins with the first date. However, there are those who are denied the chance of a first date simply because they have failed putting their best foot forward at impressing that special someone; I mean that both figuratively and literally. What shoes you wear, silly as it may seem, can cost you a date (or if you’re lucky and got that first date, it’ll likely cost you any future dates with that person). We all would like to think we’re above such petty little details when it comes to finding a significant other, but the truth is in any group of friends there are always a few (you’re probably one of them) who will cut someone loose for the sole fact that they wore a hideous pair of shoes. Continue reading

Fashion vs. Style: Not All Gay Men Know The Difference

by David

For decades, the relationship between fashion & style and gay men have become synonymous with one another. However, there is an error with this stereotype; just because a man is gay does not mean he was blessed with the gift of style. It is an unfortunate truth that has deluded the minds of many men in the gay community who believe that just because they know how to suck a dick, automatically makes them fashion experts, and that they can thrown on any outfit and simply look fabulous.

Let me breakdown the difference between fashion and style. Although many gay men know a great deal about fashion and designers, their daily outfits can still reflect poor styling decisions. Continue reading