Men's Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

NIFTY THRIFTY

April 29, 2016.Style

It is no secret that I am obsessed with finding deals at thrift shops; the cheaper, the better. I therefore decided to only wear second-hand clothes for this look. Unfortunately, thrift stores in NYC have become extremely overpriced over the years, but Brooklyn still has some decently priced ones with awesome selection (like Urban Jungle!). While NYC does a great job at offering second-hand clothing, Los Angeles is my absolute favorite place to go thrifting. The bigger thrift stores in the less commercial areas are particularly worth visiting. The Banana Republic pants I am wearing, for instance, were bought in LA for a mere $7. I picked up 5 more pants for the same price during my most recent trip. I will definitely compile a list of my favorite thrift stores in the future!

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東京

April 14, 2016.Japan
Tokyo State Of Silver

Writing to you from the other side of the globe! I pinch myself multiple times a day to make sure I truly am where I think I am: Tokyo. The weeks leading up to my move were been absolutely insane: I quit my job, moved all my stuff out of NYC, and said goodbye (for now) to some of the best people I have ever met. While my friends know my reasons for leaving NYC, I wanted to dedicate this post to the inspiration for my Japanese adventure and explain my future plans.

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LA EATS

March 18, 2016.Travel
State of Silver LA Hotspots

With its warm weather, beautiful people, and fun atmosphere, Los Angeles is my happy place. Growing up in the Netherlands watching Beverly Hills, 90210, I knew that I would one day end up in sunny California. While I have not made the move to the West Coast yet, I am very blessed to have my BFF Amy live in West Hollywood. This, of course, makes it easy and fun for me to visit as often as possible. Since I hadn’t visited LA in over a year, I decided against spending Valentine’s Day alone and booked a spontaneous trip to Los Angeles for a well deserved reunion. Having spent 4 years together in college, it has been difficult living so far away from each other, which made it so, so fantastic to catch up. As usual, we spent our time tanning, shopping, and, of course, eating. Being vegetarian can be complicated in strange cities, but Los Angeles luckily offers a plethora of options. To help my fellow veggies out, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite spots in LA.

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THE DAPPER DUTCH

February 20, 2016.Style
Steven Willem Slagt Amsterdam 6

Like every other year, I returned to the Netherlands for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It was incredible to reunite with my family and friends after such a tumultuous year. While I keep in close contact with my family through technology, there are times that I get homesick and wish I had my family here. To give you some background, I was born and raised in a smaller city in the eastern part of The Netherlands called Deventer. Even though I moved to Amsterdam when I was 15 and consider it “my” city, my parents still live in Deventer and I therefore celebrated Christmas there.

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