Hey, gidday mates! On Tuesday morning somebody told me Chance The Rapper was performing in Queens that night, so I bought tickets and had one of the most fun nights I’ve had in a long time because Chance The Rapper IS FECKING AMAZING LIVE. If you get a chance to see Chance take that chance. I wore this jacket and pair of pants by Cottweiler, and these sneakers by Veja from MATCHESFASHION.COM. You might notice that this is way more high tech than anything I’d usually wear, but this old dog is attempting to learn new tricks.Click to Continue!
We got hit by a late-coming heatwave these past few days, so I’ve been getting back into my favorite pineapple shirt that I picked up a couple of months ago from Mr Porter. Like I said a couple of weeks ago, tone on tone dressing is definitely the easiest way to go for summer. Especially when there’s so much else to think about right now, like the New Zealand election not going the way so many of us hoped it would, and the hurricanes happening in the Caribbean, and the President tweeting crazy ish, LeBron and Michael Rapaport fighting back, and Stevie Wonder being the hero of the weekend for taking a knee at the Global Citizen Festival (which I was lucky enough to go see). Let’s see what happens tomorrow.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac. This guy I’ve been seeing is so hot and cold. Whenever I’m not paying him attention he calls and texts and wants to make plans, but the moment I act interested or text him first, he’s aloof and nonchalant and too busy to hang out. I got sick of it and cut it off a few weeks ago, but he came back and started pursuing me again this weekend. Is there a way I can act to keep him interested without him disappearing again?
Hey, gidday mate! I have the perfect solution for you to keep this guy interested forever.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Since summer started I’ve been on a mission to overhaul my entire wardrobe from small sweaters and medium T-shirts to all large and x-large everything. You could say that New York had its way with me and I quit fighting. So with that in mind, these are a few of my latest acquisitions: The oversized Coach Apollo sweater; Kotn sweatpants (an item of clothing I vowed I’d never wear outside the house); Hanes x Supreme T-shirt; these new Nike Pocketknife sneakers I picked up from Dover Street Market a couple of weeks ago; and my brand new Moscot Zevs. All in all this is my attempt at off-duty-BBall-chic. It’s a work in progress.Click to Continue!
Hi Isaac, My boyfriend keeps following hot girls and models roughly in our social circle on Instagram. I noticed him liking sexy selfies and told him it made me feel weird and he’s cut down, but he still follows hot girls constantly. We live in NYC and they’re often girls he’s met. He sees it as a harmless freedom he refuses to give up on principle. I’m ok with him looking at girls but why does he want the interaction of Instagram likes and follows? It feels like he’s signaling availability. Am I being unreasonable?
Hey, gidday mate. No, you’re not being unreasonable at all — I imagine his behavior would bother most girlfriends. But monitoring his Instagram usage is a recipe for insanity.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I’m sitting in my bedroom surrounded by medicine because this morning I woke up with such an extreme sore throat that I went straight to the doctor and they were like, MATE you have the strep. It’s less fun than it sounds, trust me. But anyway, in this post I’m wearing a bomber and a cape from Dior Homme’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection, featuring artwork by the Brooklyn-based painter Dan Witz — the paintings are from a series called Mosh Pit and feature young men thrashing around in a dark room. I will now go die a slow and painful death in my own dark room. Wish me luck.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! This summer has been all about consistency — having a routine and sticking to it (gym, therapy, ping pong, attempting to eat sugar free, rinse and repeat). And unbeknownst to me, that consistency has leaked into my wardrobe. Over the past few months I’ve worn white on white on white at least half the days of the week, and when I’m not, it’s been blue on blue or green on green, and now that it’s getting a bit chillier, I’ve started with the black on black. Going head to toe tone on tone is the easiest way in the world to dress; according to the experts over at GQ it makes you look taller, AND it’s like the casual answer to the summer suits we were all wearing a couple of years ago. I’m gonna try to carry this through to fall and winter.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I don’t know about you, but I go through these phases of buying multiples of certain basic pieces and wearing a variation on the same outfit, days/weeks/months in a row. Right now that includes canvas pants, white T-shirts and suede sneakers (all of which can we acquired for well under $100). That said, I love me a big ticket item, and my latest acquisition is from Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga. His take on the black denim jacket has elongated shoulders and a cropped, tapered waist, which affords the wearer something of an inverted V superhero silhouette. Who needs the gym??? No doubt it’ll be on a constant rotation in the upcoming months, alongside this Loewe T-shirt (which looked just as good on Jenny as it did on me).Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac, I’ve been seeing this guy for six months and even though I’ve tried to convince myself otherwise, I’m pretty sure that we’re not entirely compatible. We get along fine and we always do really fun stuff together but there’s just something missing and we seem to be on different wavelengths. I feel like I’m just using him to explore and do fun stuff cause I met him when I moved to a new city. Should I break up with him if I don’t feel like it’s a love prospect? I’m scared of being alone.
Hey, gidday mate. In a word, yes.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac, my boyfriend and I have been dating for nine months. We’ve been getting into a lot of arguments recently over what should be small things. Usually I do something small he disagrees with and then he lashes out at me. I don’t mean to upset him I just don’t know what he wants. We had a long discussion about it and came to the conclusion that we need to communicate better. Honestly, it’s so exhausting it came to the point where I needed a weekend to myself and he got mad about that. I asked him what to do now and he said to not make him upset, but it’s hard when there’s no way of knowing what that is. I said he should try to not let his emotions cloud his judgment. When he gets upset he gets very very aggressive. He said that’s hard because his ability to control his emotions is low. Seems like he can’t have productive conversations about disagreements without aggression. Is this a fatal flaw?
Hey, gidday mate! Oy vey you’re in a tough spot.Click to Continue!