Saturday, January 06, 2007


Yup! I am no fashionista nor a fashion victim but just an average Joe with average look. A commoner with no deep pocket to splurge on designer labels, high fashion..

And before I say anything you might get the hint that I want to look good in my own right.
C'mon! who the hell on earth would say "na.. na...I don't care how I look? Tell me my next door uncles did not try to match his pants and shirts? Not the least matching the colours of his attires? Did he went to the neighbourhood shop just pick any shirts or pants without looking at the prints, the sizes?, the colours? I bet! And yes say he selected the right size that might fit on him? The colour that might not work against him. So, do we still say he do not want to look good in his own way?

Why uncle? why not young punks in your classic example you might say! Yup intentionally! I just want to tell you that not just fashionistas, not just fabulous guys with million-bucks pockets wanna look good. Any Tom, Dick and Harry are knowingly or unknowingly want to look good. Don't deny it.

So what the heck I am talking about? Why title this post "Average Joe?" It is like this boys!

I have ou, my loyal readers who will like and will read whatever I write. And those gurus and seasoned fashionistas, stylists might stumble upon this blog by chance and some of them might have some negative impression on this blog or on my personality. They might go..."Yo! you mad man.. what do you know about style and fashion world? What authority do you have to write such couture's affairs associated only with finer class??

I am saying this not that I felt inferior or feel insecure but just understand the human nature. And it is inevitable I will encounter nasty remarks while getting cheers from you kind readers. So, I just want to make public that I am prepared to accept them and will continue to write and share what I know.
And you read them online or buy a fashion or style related magazines from news stands. What do we see? The revenue-minded or rather profit-driven magazines only put pricey stuffs on their pages and we could only drool and dream of owning a piece of them. Want to go on shopping spree after seeing them on glossy pages? don't even need to think twice that we couldn't. Oh ya.. if only we are prepared to part with our whole year salaries.

I realize something that actually there is no magazine in this world that have the readers' interest. No more the magazines that weigh the balance sheets and the informative, educative sheets. What the publishers have in mind? Revenues! Profits! Advertising Dollars! Getting their columnists get down the streets to discover the more affordable brands for ordinary folks? No way without $$$. No free Advertorial. Well what we can expect, since all these magazines are published by profit-oriented businessmen after all.

So why these magazines are still thriving if they just published those branded items that far beyond we commoners' reach? I can think of this. One, we couldn't buy the real merchandises so we bought magazines to day-dream dressing ourselves with those clothes we see on them. Or are we not the right audiences that these magazines are for?

Well! for me I will continue to read those not meant for me and working hard to afford those stuffs. They are pricey but they are really nice. A lot of hard works to create them. And I will share with you those who keen to know(Especially celebrities from my country who bought expensive stuffs but mismatched-dressing them and became bad dressers).

At the same time, I will try to feature affordable items that I see, I bought and those information that some readers sent to me.

And ya.. hopefully, those brands get wind of my blog and want me to write about their designs and take photos to feature them here.

And ya... take a look at my photos. The Loafer, the Polo and Jeans are less than $100. The most expensive stuff is the watch and that is also just about $ 150. my Oakley Shade...Anyway ..Don't you think they are stylish too..? I went for lunch appointment with a lady friend with this attires on a hot sunny day.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Aha! guys wondering I am going to reveal some juicy encounters.

I am going to talk about our briefs, our underwears. Any men of my age, might be able to relate well and share the sentiments of "Brief Encounters". But you young dudes! If you are here reading my blog, I am sure you have an interest on styles. And you like to look best and good. So you might not be strangers to the brief-his-tory..ha ha
Guys! do my selection of all these hunks with almost-bared-all attires give you a ? mark in your mind?
Yup! we all have to agree these guys are cool right. Nice and toned bodies and I have been trying to get one unsuccessfully haha... But it's not my prior intention to post them for your eyes. Think Fashion. Think Style and of course if they're appealing to my readers, it's my pleasure haa..
I was going through all the designers' runway reviews for spring/summer 2007 and their colourful, fanciful briefs caught my attention.
Until recently, I just love pure white briefs with conventional cut and bought them all white. Hae hae.. yah... you are not wrong S$10 for a pack of 3. The most expensive pairs I own are CK and are white too.
Of course I see all sort of Briefs in Men's Underwear Section in Department Stores and those fashion Magazines I read. But personally never dare to wear the like of tong, G-strings nor never thought of paying heftily for a small piece of brief that no one would see under.
Unfortunately or fortunately, on Christmas last years, I was a lucky-draw winner of a hamper with assorted underwears. Tong, G-strings and ya... all cuts, all colours from a few labels.
Well since I got it free, I tried them all and kind of weird and yeah!!!! feeling sexy having them on me too haha. And boys I tell you! I never bought just white brief anymore from there on..
And seeing all these spring 2007 briefs, my mind travelled back to my teen and think about the briefs of that time.
As far as I could remember, all the men's and boy's briefs we had are Thailand made and they were never a fashion items. Pale colour fabrics with elasticity that can support your little brothers when you carry things or are running around. Ya,...I used briefs here but not underwear. For underwear, we did have local made pieces, boxer type. And the most common underwear is multi-functioned sport shorts. We removed our sarongs and left the sport shorts on when we are playing and put on the sarongs over the sport shorts again when going for outings.
And look at the briefs and trunks here guys! Who says the men don't get it. Women can't claimed anymore they are more previlaged when come to fashions and styles. The skincare products, now what the girls get? whe get it. Designer Labels? What we are we lacking? Spending Power? Na....... Our items are more expensive. So I am sure we spend more and hence there we have the spending power that marketers love.

And here..... underneath our clothes.. the colourful, the varieties.. the designers? They are more than what you can imagine of.... So.. stay stylish.. wear some sexy underpants, briefs and spice up your looks and will never know there is someone loving to see you in a sexy brief encounters....