Nude Pop

For all of you who were hoping “Nude Pop” would bring about something along the lines of the ever enticing albeit sordid pictures of the latest Miley Cyrus picture scandal, you’re shit out of luck.  Instead, you can thank me for some of the best music to come out of Spokane since opera singer Patrice Munsel (I hope that plug makes me sound sophisticated and not like a douche).  I can honestly say that the first time I heard their song Lurker it hit me like a “wrecking ball.”  Unfortunately this post comes a little too late as the band has decided to call it quits so the lead singer can pursue his love of sustainable agriculture…?  Fear not though young gents, the rest of the band has stated that “We Can’t Stop” and will soon be venturing out with a new lead singer and name.  Here’s to hoping they put on a tour that allows them to “Party in the U.S.A.”

 

KEXP Presents Nude Pop

Nude Pop-  Lurker

photo cred goes to culturemob.com

A Letter of Apology

Dear Gents,

It has been far too long since we’ve last been acquainted.  In our absence it has become abundantly clear that many of you out there are still in dire need of our help.  Fear not lads, for we are back and better than ever.  We here at DYG take full responsibility for your current insufficiencies and are committed to take you from Pauper to  Prince.

In case you’ve forgotten this websites purpose, allow me to remind you.  From Cigars to Scotch, Bourbon to Brew, Music to Mustaches, and from Fashion to the Fairer sex, we are hear to teach you how to live a lifestyle envious of even the most refined men.  In short, we are your guide to the finer things in life.  For these reasons, I implore you to visit DYG as often as possible.

Until later, may both your scotch and your mustache forever remain neat.

Sincerely,

 

The Aristocrat

Grouplove – Ways to Go

spreading rumours

Having been a fan since they first dropped the song “Colours”, Grouplove’s new album Spreading Rumours has been much anticipated.  Finally the day has come for their sophomore release and needless to say, the Aristocrat is very pleased.  The album features simple yet catchy lyrics over a mix of rock, pop, and electronic music samples.  All in all, though it might not live up to its predecessor, Spreading Rumours is a definite gem.  Here is the first single from the album, “Ways to Go.”

Beer Beer Goggles

Alas Gents, I have found a video that encapsulates everything we are trying to accomplish here at Dapper Young Gentleman.  The fine folks at College Humor have perfectly described the essence of beer choices.  This is the reason we are here, to “try and set you up with something better.”  Now it’s up to you to go out and attain that something better.

Chance The Rapper

We have a double feature for you Gents today.  Chance The Rapper is an up and comer out of Chicago that has really been turning heads with his old school flows.  We are showing two songs of his new mixtape “Acid Rap” which can be downloaded for free off his site chanceraps.com.  Pay close attention to the second track, it features someone who might sound familiar.  Beware of some choice language.

 

Photo credit liveforthefunk.com

Dry Martini

bond-martini_headerEvery Gent dreams of being James Bond.  Reaching his level of manliness might be unattainable, but at least we can mimic some of his drinking habits.  For this reason, this weeks Masculine Mix belongs to the legendary Martini.

 

Dry Martini

  • 2 oz Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Instructions

Mix ingredients into container with ice.  Either shake or stir according to your preference.  Shaken will leave the drink with an opaque color due to air bubbles while stirred will keep the cocktail clear.  Pour ingredients into martini glass while filtering ice.  Enjoy!

Alternatives

Rather than using Orange Bitters, a common mixture of choice is olive juice.

 

Picture credit primermagazine.com

An Ode to Friendship

It’s rare that a commercial can completely shake the foundation of how you view friendships.  Somehow, Guinness managed to do just with their highly publicized advertisement featuring friendship at its finest. With the tagline, “The choices we make, reveal the true nature of our character,” the commercial shows what appears to be a normal game of wheelchair basketball that ends with the realization that only one of the participants is indeed a wheelchair user.  This heartwarming gesture is precisely what we here at DYG are trying to emphasize upon ourselves and our followers.  Sometimes a small sense of altruism can go a long way.

 

 

Credit newswhip.com for the photo

Update: U.S. Open Tennis

Update:

Lady’s and Gentleman, the festivities have come to a close and the winners have been crowned.  Rafael Nadal took away the title from Novak Djokavic in 4 sets to accompany Serena Williams as the Singles champions.  I know what you are probably thinking, “Those names sound vaguely familiar.  Who could have ever predicted the winners? It was probably that badass from the DYG website.”  Thats right everyone, The Aristocrat comes through once again in the clutch to take one home for the Dapper Young Gentleman team.  After such a strong showing, Vegas has been constantly calling for me to set odds for future matches.  Luckily for you, I am committed to only offering my services to the readers of this site.  You’re welcome Gentleman of America!

 

For proof of predictions check out the initial article here.

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Arcade Fire returns to the scene from a slight recording hiatus to bring forth a track with a much different vibe than we are accustomed to seeing from the customarily rock oriented band.  ”Reflektor” features a dark, discoesque feel that immediately caused this listener to want to dance about the room.  There are a few different listening experiences provided with this song.  Initially released as an interactive video, by going to justareflektor.com you can singularly control different aspects of the video.  If you prefer the simpler forms of media, feel free to enjoy the video below.

 

P.S. Did I mention that David Bowie is featured in the song?!

 

credit musiclipse.com for the photo

Suit Up! 5 Ways to Spice Up a Suit

Suits featuredThere is little debate that every young gent should include at least one suit in their wardrobe.  It’s what goes beyond the suit where problems start to occur.  Many times it is hard to find ways to make the wardrobe unique to its wearer.  In an era of homogeneity, Dapper Young Gentleman is here with a few tips to set you apart from the crowd.

  1. Patterned Shirts-  Long gone are the days where plain white shirts are the only thing to wear under a jacket.  These days patterns are the only way to go.  While it is important that the shirt doesn’t take away from the suit itself, many styles can still be seen as complimentary.  Our recommendation is a simple, yet not understated plaid shirt.  This adjustment can really make an outfit stand out.
  2. Cuff Links-  Nothing brings out the sophistication of suit like a pair of fancy cuff lengths.  With countless styles to choose from, it is easy to find just the right pair to match your personality.  Note that cuff links are used with French Cuffs, which in their own right, bring about a style all their own.
  3. Tie and Pocket Square- Here is another way that you can show off your personality.  Again there are countless combinations to choose from.  One thing to remember when picking, be sure that it is not a distraction.  Like in many aspects of life, sometimes less is more.  Important thing to remember, the tie and pocket square do not have to be the exact same.  Having said that, they do need to be complementary to one another.
  4. Socks-  One commonly overlooked aspect of dressing up, the socks are a great way to show your fun side.  Don’t be afraid to add a little bit of color to your step.  Just look at George H. Bush, he definitely knows where it’t at when it comes to his sock game.
  5. Shoes-  Often the first thing that people notice, the shoes are essential to making a suit pop.  To help you out further, we have already discussed shoes briefly with our wingtip shoe feature.  Also remember it’s imperative that you match your shoes to your belt.

So what have we learned from this brief overview?  Sometimes less is more; while going over the top is alright in some situations, more often than not it leaves you looking like a fool.  Be careful to properly match your items, its much easier to make a suit look bad than it is good.  Choose accessories that are an extension of your personality, in doing so you’ll feel much more confident.  Be a little bit cocky, the easiest way to make a suit look good is to own it with confidence.