How Not to Dress Up Like “The Big Bang Theory” Boys This Fall

The gang of geeks paired with the hottie Penny has been a recipe for sweet success on television. “The Big Bang Theory” will move into its 7th season pretty soon, and there has been a great reaction to the spoilers released so far.

Sheldon’s unique sense of humor, Leonard’s social awkwardness and just the sheer hilarity of the situations Howard and Raj get themselves in are great to watch.

The boys may have a great sense of humor, but not many would like to emulate them when it comes to style.
If you’ve been prepping up the wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming season, then this post will guide you on how NOT to dress up like the Big Bang Theory boss.

Sheldon

Sheldon’s style is all about layered clothes. He starts off with an undershirt with a round neck and full sleeves. He usually prefers statement tees over a standard under shirt.

The tees have the typical Bazinga! exclamation sign over them, Star Wars inscriptions, rock, paper, scissors or something scientific printed over them (it’s becoming too mainstream).

If you want to avoid dressing up like Sheldon, then go for simple tees with no scientific garb printed over them. A snazzy gingham shirt is also a great option as it can come in handy on multiple occasions. You can wear such shirts to a wedding, homecoming, business dinner etc. and look as dapper as possible–without coming across like an even more sociopathic version of Niles from the show “Frasier.”

Howard

Howard’s style is from the 70s. His poofed up hair tucked behind one hair, and shirt tucked into the pants (a bit too small) is reminiscent of a fabulous era that is long gone.

Howard wears checkered shirts in bright colors. He also buttons up the shirts and doesn’t roll up the sleeves.

So if you want to avoid looking like Howard then wear formal shirts, with no checkered prints. Try to make your look casual, and roll the sleeves as far as they can go. The next thing Howard is known for are bright pants and a shiny new belt. Avoid shimmering belts and wear simple black colored pants.

Leonard

Leonard typically sports army jackets, dull printed t-shirts underneath and a baggy pair of jeans. Also, he mostly wears oversized clothes. Thick rimmed glasses are another classic Leonard trademark.

Avoid emulating his style as oversized clothing can make you look like a fashion disaster. As for the glasses, they aren’t necessary, but you can go with lens of a rimless frame. Brightness is the key to your wardrobe when it comes to avoiding Leonard like looks.

Raj

Unlike the traditional Indian, young Raj likes to show off with tacky and nerdy outfits. His sense of style is largely made up of sleeveless plaid sweaters and a simple full sleeved shirt underneath. In some cases, he also wears front open sweaters, with plain shirts underneath.
To avoid Raj’s old-age style, you can consider high neck and polo neck sweaters. Make sure that the sweaters are in solid colors like gray, brown, black and blue.

The style ideas will help you avoid looking like the fashion outdated Big Bang Theory doppelgangers and let you do something different this season.

How do you plan to dress up this fall?

  

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Casual Shoes from Oliberté

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Oliberté was founded in 2009 “with the concept of building premium outdoor leather shoes by quality crafts people resulting in creating sustainable jobs.” This idea is very simple and powerful: Trade not aid. Check out the website and you’ll see the wide variety of casual shoes and other leather products available from this brand made in Ethiopia.

They sent us a pair of the Narivo in Brown-Yellow Pullup casual men’s loafer to try out and we were very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship. The brown shoe is pictured above and you can see that it would be perfect with jeans or slacks and for all sorts of casual settings. The high quality leather is very soft, and the classic design also has a modern twist with the lighter colored soles. This pair comes in grey, tan and green as well.

Here are the specs for this pair that retails for $130:

• Traditional stitch-down stitching around base
• Premium brown/yellow pullup leather upper
• 100% goat leather dark brown lining
• Vegetable tanned leather midsole
• Natural crepe rubber outsole with wedge
• 3mm dark brown round leather cord laces

If you browse the website you’ll also see a wide variety of beautiful leather bags as well. When it comes to quality and design, we’re confident you’ll be happy with products from Oliberté, and with Father’s Day coming up soon, you can find some excellent gift ideas as well.

  

Tommy Bahama hybrid swim trunks

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The weather is warming up and summer is around the corner, so it’s definitely time to start shopping for a new pair of swim trunks. Our friends at Tommy Bahama sent us a stylish and unique pair with the Hybrid of Paradise 11″ Swim Trunks.

They’re unique because you can wear them as swim trunks or regular shorts. They look like a cross between regular clothe shorts and a bathing suit, but the cotton/polyester blended material is very comfortable while also being appropriate for the water. All of the interior pockets are mesh like you would find in a bathing suit, but it has the standard external pockets you would expect from a pair of cargo shorts. The only surprise is that it doesn’t have the mesh underwear portion you would expect from a bathing suit, so that makes them look even more like shorts along with the zipper in the front.

The shorts also come in a wide variety of colors. We liked the royal blue pair we had with the yellow logo on the side. With the quick dry fabric these shorts are perfect for boating and beach outings, particularly when you’ll be going back and forth between the water and the bar!

Check out Tommy Bahama for this hybrid option along with a wide variety of tradition swimwear, along with newer styles that have a shorter inseam as well. And with Father’s Day around the corner these and other items can offer great gift ideas as well.

  

Premium belts and more from Maono

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We checked out the new Asia belt from MAONO.com, a company that is on a mission to create beautiful, high-quality clothing and then selling online to remove the middle man and make their products more affordable. You’ll see from the photo above that this black leather belt featuring a rectangular pin buckle offers a classic and elegant design that’s perfect for every day use. The belt is made in Italy with impeccable craftsmanship, and it offers a great example of the quality and design of this brand.

Fashion maven and style expert Syga Thomas launched this ready-to-wear line at MAONO.com, featuring sleek, sophisticated men’s blazers, silk ties, button down shirts and other accessories. Here you’ll find many of the staples you need for your wardrobe that will serve your needs at the office or on a night on the town. They also feature high-quality travel bags as well. Just browse through the clean and well-organized website and you’ll probably find a number of items that catch your eye, and then you’ll notice the reasonable prices.

If you’re looking for clothing that’s classic but stylish, and if you want to stay within your budget, then you should definitely check out MAONO.com.

  

Fix Up and Look Sharp!

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Slowly but surely, the gaming world is becoming ever so slightly fairer, with female gamers like poker ace and BBC quiz show presenter Victoria Coren beginning to break through to the higher echelons of the industry. Give it another generation and we’ll start to see an increasingly even spread of male and female gaming stars, but for now at least, the classic image of a casino icon is that of a man; a Frank Sinatra, a James Bond, a George Clooney, an impeccably suave alpha male with class, flair, money and serious cojones.

What man in their right mind wouldn’t want to be that guy? Well, with a bit of luck, a fairly considerable amount of expenditure and a good deal of careful thought, many of us Average Joes can actually get pretty close to the mark and become something akin to those pop culture heroes of casino folklore and pick up some of the action.

Without further ado, here’s a handy guide to the three key components you need to have in place to turn heads as a casino-slaying leader of the pack:

The Get-up: You’ve really gotta nail this one. While some serious gamers can rock the casual look complete with Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops and secret fortunes, you’re not just here to have a good time, you’re here to look like a king while you’re at it. The guy in the Hawaiian shirt never gets the best hotel action post-casino play! If money’s no object then we suggest a high-end tailored suit – you can be sure there’ll be plenty of people around you who can spot an ill-fitting jacket and you can bet your bottom dollar they’re pretty merciless human beings. If you’re on a budget, go for vintage cool – Harris Tweeds are surprisingly easy to pick up cheap and can be altered to fit for a small charge.

The Game: If you think you can just walk straight into a casino and impress your peers without learning the ropes first, you’ve got another thing coming. There’s nothing further from the suave casino ideal than an inexperienced player making a hell of a lot of noise without really respecting the culture and history of the industry. Make sure you know your stuff before even setting foot in a casino. To get your game up to scratch, practice anonymously online at sites like Jackpot Capital Casino, immerse yourself in the mythology and history of the industry and learn your hard hands from your pokies.

The Girl: To feel like the complete casino king you’re going to need a dazzling queen on your arm – the Julia Roberts to your George Clooney, the Eva Green to your Daniel Craig. Whether or not you’re already attached, you’ll find that getting a lovely lady to join you on a trip to the casino is anything but a hard sell – just be sure to wine and dine her at your chosen pleasure palace’s glitziest restaurant to keep her howling at your every roll of the dice.

  

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