feeling chlapec – Scandinavian Eyeglasses #2

Skaga 2865 Fri Black Men's glasses

dievca’s second pair of glasses are supposedly a masculine frame.  When dievca visits the Swedish optical shop she wanders around and tries on all the frames she finds interesting, then she collects the 8-10 pairs of frames she likes best and ranks them.  When she’s wandering, she never notices if she is in the female/male/kids section.

This second pair of frames were more expensive than the 1st – about $200.  They have a mixed media component: Carbon Fiber, Wood and Metal.  dievca bought them at her friends insistence.  They are a heavier more serious look than her red metal frames.  The photos don’t do them justice.  The wood in the photo looks light – its more of a subtle grey and the top carbon fiber is black matte with a gravel texture.

Very interesting.

Skaga Fri

Style: 2865

Material number: 59288

Gender: Male

Frame size: 55-18-145 (L)

Frame material: Carbon Fiber + Wood

Temple material: Carbon Fiber

Hinge: Standard hinge

US assortment: Yes

Description: SK2865 FRI showcases high attention to detail, and is part of THE LAB special capsule. The carbon fiber rectangular front is combined with  lightweight metal temples.

You can buy the eyeglass frames in the USA online HERE.

Skaga 2865 Fri Black Men's glasses side
The brand originated from Småland (Sweden) among sparkling lakes and deep forest. Skaga, with its skilled and genuine craftsmanship, have designed, developed and at times manufactured eyewear frames at Jönköping for 70 years. Skaga has an authentic heritage, a long design tradition and history that few brands can rival.


Loving a Man in a cozy Sweater (Jumper)

Paul McCartney Fair Isle

The Fair Isle

Submariner

The Submariner

Steve McQueen 1968 Fisherman Sweater
The Aran Sweater

Mr. Rodgers Cardigan
The Cardigan

Classics for a reason and always as handsome as the Gentleman inside. 

(Master prefers a Fairsisle Sweater Vest – makes His dievca smile)


Men’s Timeless Basics (via Master)

Dressed-Well-Man-002dievca ran into this post from a website: Real Men – Real Style

Oddly enough, her Master – who hates being bound by rules – seems to follow most of the theses – uhh- “guidelines”. Some partially (2, 4, and 5)

1. “Give a Damn” – Care about your appearance.
2. Know Your History – Be aware of the menswear that came before yours.
3. Do Not Be Afraid to Lead – Sometimes you’ll be the best-dressed man in the room.
4. Know Your Why – “rules” are there for a reason, even if they can sometimes be broken.
5. Understand Clothing Fit – A good fit should always be your first priority.
6. Buy Clothing That Will Be In Style Years from Now – avoid temporary trends.
7. Buy the Best Quality You Can Afford – shop slowly, buy smart.
8. Practice Wearing Your Best – wear the good stuff.
9. Know Your Environment – dress appropriately, dressing up or dressing down.
10. Buy Clothing That Is Interchangeable – Clothes that work together.

With this in mind, dievca sent Master a list of Men’s “Timeless Basics” and he edited the list as He saw fit.  If anyone has some more input for the list, Gentlemen or Ladies – let us know.

Behold, Master’s Basics (photos of Master’s clothing at the end) :

  1. Dress Shirts (White + Various Colors)
  2. Dark Sport Coat / Blazer
  3. Dark Gray / Charcoal Suit (Some men would say that a dark blue suit is standard)
  4. Black Dress Shoes
  5. Work / Dress Pants
  6. Khakis / Chinos
  7. Corduroys
  8. Jeans. One black. One blue.
  9. Casual Shoes: Sports shoes (jogging, tennis), Loafers & Boat Shoes
  10. Watch
  11. Hats. Baseball hats. Flat hats. Fedoras are rare.
  12. Scarf
  13. Two V-neck wool sweaters.
  14. Dress Coat
  15. Everyday Jacket
  16. Trench. The trench had become rare. Lots more down jackets.
  17. Down Jacket
  18. Leather Jacket
  19. Polo shirts
  20. Fitted T-shirt (for wear for layering)
  21. Shorts
  22. Knapsack/computer bag
  23. Sunglasses
  24. Neckties. Two solid (red, blue) Two striped.
  25. Belts. One black. One brown.
  26. Gloves
  27. Boots. For cold weather climates.

Also included in Master’s reply:

The major changes in men’s fashion in the last 50 years involve…
  • Hats (I’ve seen baseball caps on older men).
  • Briefcases (getting rare…standard is a soft computer bag).
  • No vests.
  • Few men wear bow-ties unless they are trying to make a statement.
  • Men rarely wear undershirts under dress shirts.
  • Bright colors and wide ties are gone.
  • Men’s clothing is very sports-oriented these days.

Now, Master’s Closet:

Dress Shirts (White + Various Colors)

Dark Sport Coat / Blazer

Dark Gray / Charcoal Suit (Some men would say that a dark blue suit is standard)

Black Dress Shoes

Work / Dress Pants

Khakis / Chinos

Corduroys

Jeans. One black. One blue.

Casual Shoes: Sports shoes (jogging, tennis), Loafers & Boat Shoes

Watch

Hats. Baseball hats. Flat hats. Fedoras are rare.

Scarf

Two V-neck wool sweaters.

Dress Coat

Everyday Jacket

Trench. The trench had become rare. Lots more down jackets.

Down Jacket

Leather Jacket

Polo shirts

Fitted T-shirt

Shorts

Knapsack/computer bag

Sunglasses

Neckties. Two solid (red, blue) Two striped.

Belts. One black. One brown.

Gloves

Boots. For cold weather climates.

dievca’s Master isn’t a flashy dresser. What you see is most of His closet. He always says that He is the simple backdrop for His dievca’s splendor. But, the quality of His items are good and they look clean, neat and handsome against his eyes and hair color.
dievca is proud of Her Master’s simple style.