Style with a gothic edge.

Today’s Style: Mad Man with a Box

  • Suit: Express
  • Tie Pin: Custom
  • Tie: Express
  • Shirt: Express
  • Bracelet: Alchemy Gothic
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Steve Madden

Today, I was in a Doctor Who sort of mood. I designed an outfit around 11’s Sonic Screwdriver and went with a casual steampunk look. Starting from the screwdriver, I added my level cufflinks, and then started building in the steampunk aspects. I added my gears tie clip and my Alchemy Gothic bracelet. I went with a purple color theme and wrapped up the outfit with that in mind. 

Today’s Style: Raise Your Glass

  • Coat: Only Shadows Follow Me by Lip Service
  • Tie: Victorian Gears by Cyberoptix
  • Shirt: Express
  • Socks: Target
  • Shoes: Type Z

Some days feel…relaxed. Like everything will be okay and all you have to do is get out of bed and enjoy them. For me, those are rare, but I’ve had a few over the past couple of weeks, so I try to enjoy them. Actually, I feel much happier and at ease lately. Personally, I blame proper medication, therapy and good talks with family and friends. I’ve also been dealing with finding closure with my father’s death in what ways I can. Not always easy, especially since I can’t ever have the father I wanted, but it’s there and right now that’s enough. So, today I raise my glass. Thank you to all of you who have cheered me on as I deal with my depression. Thank you to those who took the time to write to me, or even to talk to me. Thank you to my friends and family who have stood by me. 

I’m not done. Not by a long shot. But I’ve worked hard, and I will continue to work hard, to become the man I want to be. 

Today’s Style: Details of The Fall

  • Vest/Pants: Gangsta Pranksta by Lip Service
  • Tie: Victorian Gears by Cyberoptix
  • Shirt: Express
  • Bracelet: Alchemy Gothic
  • Cufflinks: Izod
  • Belt: Gift
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Steve Madden

Here are the detail shots from my style today. I also included some sassy pictures, because why not?

Today’s Style: The Fall

  • Vest/Pants: Gangsta Pranksta by Lip Service
  • Tie: Victorian Gears by Cyberoptix
  • Shirt: Express
  • Bracelet: Alchemy Gothic
  • Cufflinks: Izod
  • Belt: Gift
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Steve Madden

I woke up to a lovely fall day and to celebrate I decided to play outside a bit. I set up my phone and remote on the porch and played down on the ground. Here are the photos to prove I was outside during the day! I’ll post detail shots later in the day. 

Today’s Style: Steampink

  • Top Hat: Gentleman’s Emporium
  • Morning Coat: Step In Time by Lip Service
  • Tie: Express
  • Tie Clasp: Custom
  • Brooch: Custom
  • Vest: Lolita Candy by Lip Service
  • Shirt: Perry Ellis
  • Bracelet: Alchemy Gothic
  • Cane: Dragon*Con
  • Pants: Express
  • Socks: Target
  • Shoes: Kenneth Cole

After doing my casual steampunk outfit the other day, I wanted to do a full-fledged one. And since it’s Wednesday, I had to wear pink. ;) So I combined the two and called the outfit “Steampink” because it amused me. :D

Today’s Style: Clockwork Heart

  • Suit: Express
  • Brooch: Custom
  • Tie: Express
  • Pocket Watch: eBay
  • Shirt: Express
  • Cufflinks: Izod
  • Bracelet: Alchemy Gothic
  • Belt: Gift
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Steve Madden

I’m actually in Kansas City for a bullying prevention conference, so I packed my outfits ahead of time. For today’s outfit, I wanted to do a “casual steampunk” look. I had made the brooch from a cameo piece I found, clock hands and gears. I added that to my suit, along with one of my pocket watches and Alchemy Gothic bracelet. 

Today’s Style: Morning Dress

  • Coat: Step In Time by Lip Service
  • Ascot and Pocket Square: Gentleman’s Emporium
  • Tie Clasp: Custom
  • Shirt: Express
  • Bracelet: Alchemy Gothic
  • Cufflinks: Izod
  • Cane: Dragon*Con
  • Pants: Express
  • Socks: Sock Dreams
  • Shoes: Type Z
This morning I wanted to go formal. But not just any formal - morning dress. It’s rarely worn anymore, but I love the cut of the morning coat and the overall look. So I decided to put together an outfit and include steampunk elements into the theme. I started with the basics, a morning coat, vest and striped trousers. From there, I added the ascot and pocket square, a gear tie clasp I made, my alchemy gothic bracelet and the cane I picked up at Dragon*Con.