Fortunately for the VIP bachelor, the only patter of little feet he hears around his pad, is that of his own. When lounging around, when enjoying a fine cigar wrapped up in an elegant smoking jacket, one also needs elegant slippers. It makes for a complete picture of relaxed indulgence.
No pink bunny footwear, no plaid abominations, but the real deal…a velvet slipper. It is an indulgence, true, but then what is the VIP bachelor life all about, if not indulgences? The image at right is but one suggestion for your feet when in relaxation and smoking mode.
Click on the image, and wander around the offerings at amazon to wrap your feet in the bachelor luxury they deserve.
Bachelors must not only look good, but they should also smell good, without being obvious or overpowering. One of the oldest colognes, the stuff that Napoleon used to bathe in, is4711.
This light and refreshing scent has been around for centuries. It makes a great body splash after the shower, and it’s the kind of subtle scent that tells those in the know that you are a first class bachelor all the way.
If you’ve never tried it, now would be a good time to get introduced to this fine fragrance.
The dressing gown is a classic piece of traditional bachelor attire. It is ideal for lounging around the bachelor pad while in pajamas, or when entertaining some special soon to be significant other.
In the old days at home, they took off the suit jacket to relax, and put the dressing gown over their shirt and tie and pants. (WTF???) But that’s what they did. That may be a tad too old school for today’s man.
You’ve seen it in the old movies, perhaps you own some kind of terry cloth abomination, but we are talking the dressing gown, not the bathrobe. Save the flannel plaid stuff for Saturday morning cartoon watching. The dressing gown upgrades your personal style at home, and isn’t that what we are aiming for while home alone or not alone?
Here is another look not every bachelor can pull off. The ascot. You probably want to be at least thirty five, although there is no legal age of consent on this one. The not so humble ascot sends a message: you are a man of wealth and taste (or at least taste) and you are not necessarily related to Thurston Howell III.
When a tie is not binding, when you want to put a little more anti-sprezzatura in an open shirt, consider the ascot. You might look like an aging retro playboy, and your problem with that is?
I have worn one many times at many different occasions, and all I have received are compliments. It helps if you have a little gray at the temples, and a very nice white shirt and blue blazer to frame the ascot.
You will either shun it or love it. If you love it, why not explore the possibilities on amazon. Many styles to choose from, so click on the image above and start necking.
We are often told, and your humble blog host believes, that women notice our shoes and watches. They broadcast our economic and personal “class.” You don’t have to spend a fortune on a watch to leave a good impression.
Below are a few suggestions that will add to your image capital, but won’t break the bank. (They can be purchased at amazon, where I have an affiliate relationship: you don’t pay more, I get a small commission).
For many bachelors, ’tis the season to start freezin’. Besides covering your head, one of the most important things you can do to retain body heat, is cover your hands. Ergo, gloves.
Now there are, of course, a wide variety of gloves. But our bachelor, being a man of “wealth and taste” (hopefully) knows that not all gloves are created equal. He wants gloves that are not only functional, but convey his sense of classic style. You will get noticed, you will get compliments.
If you look around, you see many men dressed up in fine suits and shoes. But, when it comes to gloves, many will wear any old thing that keeps hands warm. Don’t you be that guy. Explore the dress glove choices on amazon through the image link above.
Oldies but goodies: Spectator Shoes. Those two tone kickers that put the jazz in the Jazz Age, and can jazz up your wardrobe for the spring and summer. You too can be that sharp dressed man when you put these on your dogs. They’re not just for swing dancers.
You can find many different styles on amazon, in a variety of two tones, but below is one of the classics in the realm of Spectator Shoes.
Okay, not every bachelor can bring off this look. It helps if you look like a Russian Mobster, an Eastern European Spy, or Darth Vader’s life coach. But if you can swing it, you’ll be a standout VIP bachelor in a black leather trench coat.
Wear it. See if you don’t get treated with a bit more respect than usual. Awe even. Perhaps even a touch of fear. You probably always wanted one, so why not go for it?