I’ve been quiet, I know. I’ll offer no apology worth your time so I won’t even try. Those of you who’ve been following The Noblest Rogue for some time will understand and know that the last two months of every year are very hectic for me business-wise and due to me only wanting to offer you quality content on this platform, I tend to rather go silent during this time frame than offer up half-arsed pieces about bullshit blah blah blah. And the silence is set to continue for the next few weeks as I take a much needed break away from all things which require a plug and charger. It’s that special time of year in Cape Town when the beach beckons and the soul responds and I dare not suppress the need to have the sand between my toes and the sun on my back.
We as men know all too well how tough it truly is to represent ourselves in this day and age. There are so many demands placed on us and with the dog-eat-dog nature of our ever changing worlds sees us as men constantly being subjected to various assumptions and expectations. The truth is that at times it can be tough to stay true to oneself. The key is to hold onto what you believe in and to never falter from those beliefs, lest you be called a hypocrite. Below I follow on from a previous post which dealt with traits and values that every man should strive to embody. Check out the first post – here – and then read the below.
If you were to look out your office window, you may not be convinced that summer has arrived but it’s official, summer is here. I mean when 2oceansvibe declares summer open (here), it’s official and all we Cape Town minions better obey. So out with the winter gear and in with the summer kit. We had a look at Country Road’s Spring Collection a while back, which involved various shades of blue, white and teal, and it seems like this trend is set to continue throughout the summer with the tones being somewhat washed out with the odd faded red item thrown in the mix. Check out their latest Summer Collection below.
For the most of us, the standard office attire consists of 1x chino, 1x shirt and 1x pair of leather shoe and 1x leather belt and for the most part, this setup is accepted as ok. My question at this early juncture is are you content with simply being ok? Fuck no? You might not think it, but what you wear to the office makes an impression and tells a tale of how you carry yourself. Smartening up your office attire may well see you receive more responsibility and garner greater levels of respect from your colleague which will see that promotion get offered to you rather than Steve. Here are a few tips. Continue reading
As mentioned in a previous post, it is of little importance how much money you spend on a suit if it doesn’t fit you. I cannot stress this enough. I see so many men walking the streets of Cape Town wearing store-bought suits which simply do not fit them. It’s almost laughable and defeats the purpose of wearing the suit completely. Whilst getting a suit made for yourself may seem daunting, it is a process which we all need to undertake at some stage and the more you know about the do’s and don’t’s, the easier the process will seem. Following on from the previous post mentioned above, here are 5 more tips to ensure that you get the best tailored suit possible.
Ageing. It’s a motherfucker and a natural progression we men go through. As we age, shit changes. We pick up a belly somewhere along the way and the hair on our head migrates to our back and there’s no point complaining about it. The hard part is dealing with the fact that this process has decided to come knocking on your door because in our own mind we’re going to be Superman for the rest of our lives. Not Homer Simpson or Peter Griffen. The key is to handle the process with humility and to understand our limitations. This is what I’ve grappled with during the past week. Let me explain …