Monthly Archives: January 2016


Plaid has always been a staple of a real man’s wardrobe. The Scottish had kilts and you don’t get manlier than Braveheart. You may take our plaid…but you’ll never take our FREEDOOOOMMMM!!

Plaid pie

Even today, we have beautiful plaid suits and shirts. But it seems to be used most prevalently in neckties. Plaid ties are appealing, fun and versatile. They are diverse, not only in style, but in cost as well, ranging from $8.00 all the way $100+. And because they are available in a variety of materials, from linen to wool, they’re perfect no matter what the season. Plaid ties are a staple that every gentleman should have in his arsenal.

So which plaids right for you? Buffalo? Tartan? Tattersall? Madras? Gingham? Glen? Ohhhh, Glen…how I love thee.

plaid on plaid

So, you see, there are lots of options. Take some time and find the right one for you. Because once you do, you become part of the worldwide fraternity of men in plaid. Yes, you join the ranks of men like: me, Braveheart (of course), Rob Roy, Sean Connery, The Highlander, Picnic Blankets, Scotch Tape.

plaid rows

Bird’s Eye Blazer

Nothing makes me happier than a beautiful blazer!

Nothing makes me happier than food, but a beautiful blazer is a close second!

Nothing makes me happier than food and videogames and comics, but a beautiful blazer is up there! This is a Bird’s-Eye Wool Blazer from J.Crew! I don’t know what Bird’s-Eye Wool is…but I love it!  Maybe when I wear it, it’ll give me bird vision, but not just any bird…an Eagle. Yeah Eagle Vision…and not just any Eagle…Eagle Eye Cherry!!!


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I’m Chanism…well not me. But Brian is.

Once upon a time, a young man left New Jersey and moved to California. And he hit it big. He took the world by storm with a crane kick to Johnny’s face. Well another certain someone also left New Jersey for the West Coast and while he may not have had Mr. Miyagi, he was able to crane kick fashion in the face. Who is that man? None other than Brian Chan. Want to know more about him? Take a look at the interview below.

You grew up in New Jersey, moved to California and now you’re a huge success…How else does your life parallel Daniel Larusso’s?

Haha, for a moment there I had to look up who Daniel Larusso was (sorry, I actually haven’t seen The Karate Kid in it’s entirety). I would say that besides moving from east coast to west coast, my life unfortunately doesn’t parallel his. Wish I had sweet karate moves like him though.


You have a very popular Instagram account and you were recently featured in GQ’s fall guide as an Agent of Style and you’re only…I don’t know how old you are…but my question is this: Moving forward how do you plan to top yourself, or has Brian Chan peaked?

I would say that moving forward I want to continue to provide content of interest for both my current followers as well as any future followers that I may gain. There is actually also a possibility of starting a blog in the near future to expand my content/knowledge for a larger audience. Keep your heads up for that!

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You met Nick Wooster…NICK WOOSTER!! Does he smell as amazing as I think he does? How awesome was that? Were you nervous? And did you high five everybody you know afterward?

First off, he smells of leather bound books and rich mahogany (get my reference? haha). It was actually really surreal! He is basically everything you think he is and by that I mean awesome! I was beyond nervous to meet him and even attempt to ask to take a picture with. If you could’ve seen me then I was shaking like no other. And yes, many high fives were given!

You have a lot of really awesome blazers, but your pants might be king! You have an amazing assortment of some of the coolest pants ever! (I can’t think of a fancier word for pants…maybe slacks, or does that sound like an old man?) How proud are you of that collection and do you have a favorite pair?

Thanks! I do have to say that my bottoms collection is definitely trumping anything else I own. I am very proud of my collection and only want it to continue to grow. Ack! My favorite pair? That might be too difficult to answer, I love them all!

You’ve had a few contests through your IG account, #dapperchallenge. How much do you enjoy being able to reward your loyal followers and how cool is it to see them mimic your signature pose?

I love being able to see the influence that I have through Instagram and having that connection with my followers instead of just seeing them as account names. I also love keeping my followers guessing and trying to figure out how I take my dapper lap shots. However, my true secrets will never be revealed!

Just so we don’t have to keep dancing around the issue, since you know people at GQ, how long before you tell them about me? The sooner the better, as far as I’m concerned.

Haha! I actually don’t know that many people at GQ and I’m still figuring out how they even want to work with me. But maybe in due time, they’ll be hittin’ you up dude!


Many a time in your signature pose, there is a beverage in the shot. What is your go to hot beverage? What is your go to cold beverage? 

My go-to hot beverage is an almond milk latte. And my go-to cold beverage is either an Arizona Sweet Tea or just a plain old iced coffee.

If you had to get rid of one forever, which would it be, watches or sunglasses?

I would go sunglasses. Hats can do the job that sunglasses do. I need my watches to tell the time. =P


And now Five Signature Questions with Christian:

Who is your Favorite Superhero or Villain?

Batman. Most definitely Batman.

Who wins in a fight Batman or Superman?

Oh dang, the age old question. Guess we’ll see when Batman vs. Superman comes out!

Which Star Wars Character would you be?

Han Solo. Cause he got Princess Leia.

What’s your Favorite cereal of all time?

Honey Bunches of Oats

Are your dirty clothes on the floor or in the hamper, right now?