Anonymous said: Hi Isaac, I'm hitting late 20s, Friends are starting to get married, and so on. I think I need to bite the bullet. I think I need formal wear? My question is this: Should I buy a suit, or can I make do with chinos and a sports coat? If the answer is a suit then what colour would you say is the most versatile? If chinos and sports coat, which colours are formal enough for weddings?
I’d get a suit if I was you. Chinos and a sportcoat can look good, but unless the fit and proportions are spot on you can run the risk of looking like a Mid-Western Dad at a country club. Go for a navy or charcoal two button suit with a notch lapel, keep it slim, and pair it with a white button down shirt, dark blue knit tie, white pocket square, and black leather lace ups. Super simple and classic. You’ll kill it.
Anonymous said: Hey Isaac. I've met this girl I had a huge crush on a couple of years back. I just graduated from HighSchool and am heading to uni but she's got a year left at HS. She studies in Norway and i'm heading to the states for uni. I'm starting to develop really strong feelings for her again. I'm aware that she liked me for a while too but nothing materialized. We're currently both on break (same hometown) , I've got 3 weeks left at home. What do you think I should do? thinking about her 24/7. thanks!
Grab the bull by the horns, son! And by that I mean go for gold. And by that I mean do it. And by that I mean get your head in the god damn game.
Anonymous said: I met a guy some weeks back and we got along really well. Ever since then we have been texting eachother and meeting up for a coffee/lunch. I'm starting to like him. I'm curious as to if he feels the same way or if he wants just friends. I've only met a few of his friends but they were guys, so I'm not sure how he acts around his girl friends. What if I tell him how I feel and he doesn't feel the same!? Any recommendations on what I should do would be appreciated! Thanks
I imagine if he is contacting you regularly and asking you to meet up that he must have some interest in you, but if he hasn’t made a move, you might have to. If I was you I’d probably just tell him that you like him, but then again, have you tried using your feminine wiles on him? You know all those things girls do when thy are encouraging a guy to make a move? Lingering eye contact, flirty arm touches etc etc… Give it a go, you might be amazed by the results.
almostw said: Hey Isaac, since you're friends with her, how do you say Lorde? do you pronounce it like lord or is it more like "lord-ae"?
Heyo it’s pronounced Lord. The e is silent.
Anonymous said: Hey Isaac, you seem to be on top of it all these days. Just wondering what your advice would be for someone relatively young (20) looking to move out of home? I've read up on it a bit, but you always seem to have a way with words that deliver a new clarity about situations. Any tips/tricks/experiences would be incredibly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Good Question! I answered it over on Isaac Likes.
Anonymous said: my ex found out i was on a dating app. and hes literally dissed me so much on social network.. i dont get it bc he broke up with me and is literally making fun of me.. how do i deal?
Mate, your ex sounds like an idiot and anybody who knows you will know that about him and not take anything he’s saying seriously. At least 50% of the people I know in New York are on Tinder, so I don’t see why there needs to be any stigma attached to it at this stage. You could call him up and talk to him calmly and politely about how his online behaviour is making you feel and request him to stop his abuse. If he doesn’t, just block him on Facebook etc, because out of sight, out of mind, and laugh at the fact that you ever dated such a piece of trash in the first place.
Anonymous said: Hey Isaac! Don't know if you've answered something like this before but since you have a great haircut and I don't I thought I should ask. How exactly should a guy go about getting a haircut that is good?
The easiest thing to do would be find a picture of a famous dude or model with hair that is similar to yours in terms of thickness and texture (i.e. curly or straight or thick or fine), and whose haircut you like, and take it to your hairdresser or barber and say you want what he’s got.
Alternatively, I always think a short back and sides looks good on every guy, so you could just ask your barber to fade it/taper it to your temple and then leave it long on top so you can get your pull back or side part or curly and messy or however you wanna style it.
Anonymous said: How do you deal with home sickness? I'm travelling with friends but I'm still homesick!
I’m not gonna lie, it’s really hard sometimes being so far away from your family and friends, especially when you’re going through personal struggles, but you just deal with it by surrounding yourself with good people and focussing on enjoying yourself in the moment wherever you are. And there’s always Skype!
dtfrisbee said: Hey Isaac :) Not sure if this is your area of interest/expertise, but I'll ask the question anyway! I have been wearing the two same fragrances for the last couple of years (Givenchy - Play, and Narciso Rodriguez - For Her). I'm keen to try something new, wondering if you have any suggestions on what other perfumes I could try? Thank you!
My two favourite fragrance companies for girls are Le Labo and Escentric Molecules. And Comme is up there too, but I usually like them better for guys. Give them a go, they’re reallllll good.
Anonymous said: Isaac, I'm going to try sneak in into one NZFW show, hope to see you there.
I hope you’ll see me there too!
Anonymous said: How do get into fashion shows?! It's amazing!
How To Sneak Into A Fashion Show:
1. Dress in your ordinary, everyday clothes – your favourite jeans and sneakers or at least something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Fashion security guards are like birds of prey: they can sense fear in a single collar re-adjustment.
2. On the flipside, wear something so outlandish that every streetstyle blogger within a 100 metre radius spontaneously combusts. You’ll get in on fabulousness alone. A guy in Paris stood outside Ann Demeulemeester with what looked like a frying pan on his head. And he got in.
3. Download architectural blueprints to the venue. There is always an alternative entry point.
4. Get yourself in the middle of the catwalk photographers. They’re big, they’re angry, and they’ll wait for nobody. When they move, you move. Just like that.
5. The same goes for a group entering enmasse. Walk way too close to the person in front of you. That way it’s not technically your fault if the security guard can’t see your invitation (or lack thereof).
6. Befriend/bribe a model. They’ll talk circles around any PR agent.
7. Be having the most important phone call of your life as you walk past security. Give them a tiny nod and keep going. If they try to stop you, keep going. It’s a matter of life and death. You’re on deadline!
8. Three words: Hi Vis Vest.
9. If you can’t just walk in, wait in the standing queue. More often than not, they’ll let everybody in just before the lights go down.
9 1/2. Tell the PR agent you’re a diehard fan. Risky, but you never know. After all, they were fans once too.
10. Walk with purpose, and never ever look back. Once you’re through the door, you’re in. Nobody’s coming to get you. You’re one person in a room of hundreds. Go stand in the corner and enjoy yourself.
Anonymous said: navy or black suit for a school ball? and what sorta tie and shirt combo is fresh with that? thanks man
Definitely navy. Black suits are only good for funerals. I’d do a white oxford cloth button down shirt and a dark blue knit tie, with a white pocket square — keep it super simple and classic and you’ll be the freshest dude in the room.