At the start of 2011 I made a list of resolutions. If you’ve been reading my blog you’ll know what I’ve hit so I’ll talk about what I’ve missed.
My personal finances are in a bad shape because of all the spending. I admit writing about style and grooming is quite costly. It’s really hard to reign in spending when you constantly edit your wardrobe and go on a shopping trip or two. I wish I didn’t buy an iMac and camera this year but those are tools I use daily and will need to keep this blog moving forward.
Although I did not start exercising I was able to lose weight using a combination of walking, trimming down my food intake and eating healthier food (I’ve been eating Korean food quite often). I have about ten more pounds to lose and I hope I will be able to do it within the first three months of 2012.
I did not go to any new country in 2011 but I’ve already booked my ticket for Seoul, South Korea in November 2012. Seoul has a lot to offer in terms of menswear and I’m very excited to write about what they have to offer. I don’t expect to buy a lot of clothing (cold season and the fit is very slim) so I’ll be focusing on accessories and shoes.
I still have not added artwork to the walls of my pad so I hope to do that in the new year. I’m slowly changing things inside my pad in terms of how I store/organize my stuff and that’s more of a priority than decorating the walls.
The year 2011 was all about learning and discovery. I learned more about tailoring and how it affects the end product down to the smallest detail. I discovered that I prefer discreet luxe products over those from big name luxury brands. I learned that menswear isn’t all about suits and that I could dress up by using sport coats and occasionally wearing a tie. I discovered that having a colorful wardrobe is fun!
For 2012 I have a few things up my sleeve. I will blog more frequently beyond my comfort zone of two posts a week hopefully without sacrificing quality. To do this I’ll be expanding the content of the blog to feature people other than myself. One of the things I’m looking forward to doing is street style and style profiles of different men (and perhaps women into menswear).
I’m thinking of adding a regular feature/column but I’m not sure what it will be about yet. I will definitely be having more posts on how to wear different types of clothing and what one needs to achieve certain looks.
I’m very excited about 2012 and hope you are too! Happy New Year!