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Knot Brothers Ties Invents Fashionable Clip-on Ties!

March 5th, 2015 by The Fashionable Housewife



Stop wasting your time trying to craft the perfect tie knot. You can waste up to 30 minutes watching YouTube videos and reading instructions on how to tie a fancy knot. Don’t bother! You have Knot Brothers Ties on your side now.

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Knot Brothers Ties give you that ultra polished, bold look with zero frustrating. Just strap on the adjustable, patent pending neck band and you’ll be lookin’ fine in seconds! Choose from popular knots like Trinity, Tulip, Eldredge, Artichoke, Viper and many more.

Choose your color, choose your knot, choose your length and get ready to look amazing!

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Enter To Win A SEAPLANE Men’s Shirt for Father’s Day

May 30th, 2014 by The Fashionable Housewife



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The Fashionable Housewife teamed up with SEAPLANE to give you a chance to win a gorgeous and fun men’s dress shirt worth $69! Seaplane’s unique shirts are made in the USA from the last few yards of neat materials so each print are “limited edition”. Once they are sold out, that’s it!

There are so many amazing prints to choose from and there is something for everyone, including boys…

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My husband and son wearing Birdie Num Num




Naked Cowboy Finally Changes His Underwear!

May 6th, 2014 by The Fashionable Housewife



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Fruit of the Loom is excited to announce that they reinvented their boxer briefs for men! Now Fruit of the Loom is asking America “We’ve changed our underwear. Shouldn’t You?”

Head over to Target, Walmart or check our online retailers for the newly reinvented boxer brief that is made of softer fabric with a new hem that stays smooth under your clothes. (Plus it’s under $14 for a multi pack!) The redesigned longer legs are contoured and don’t “ride up”. It also has a narrower fly and reinforced seams for more support. (A practical gift for Father’s Day!!!!)

Here to support the product launch is Times Square’s most famous figure, The Naked Cowboy, who officially changed his underwear to the new boxer brief for men from Fruit Of The Loom. The change is being announced by The Naked Cowboy himself today – May 6th – right in Times Square! Don’t miss it!

Fall 2013 Men’s Fashion Trends

August 9th, 2013 by The Fashionable Housewife

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We talked to Fashion Expert, Sacha, who is an up-and-coming artist with an eye for fashion because of his upbringing in the fashion capitol of the world, Paris. We got his expert opinion on the Fall/Winter trends for men and we are so grateful that Sascha took time for us!

Here is what Sacha had to say…


In NY, we’re noticing a lot of graphic prints and colors for the fall. Very sharp structured pieces and looks that are reminiscent of 90’s rave wear. Even though some designers are still attached to the silver metallic grey, we’re seeing a lot of bright colors for the winter too – carrying on the trend from summer. Of course the usual Fall/Winter colors will be around – beige, grey, brown. However, this year we’re seeing even more brands leaning towards summery colors for the fall and winter for men.

Let’s bring some happiness and light to winter!

For Paris, it’s the same but even more diverse. With the 90’s it’s going back to the 70’s too. Once again more graphics, squares, plaids etc. NY and Paris are similar this year but each has their own sub trends. NY will be moving more towards the David Bowie 90s rave clothes/or punk clothes and Paris will be at times more subtle. There are lots of great over coats for men this season. Plaids were everywhere in the Tommy Hilfiger collection, Valentino and Jill Sanders.

And of course, fur is big again, (Hermes and Armani and Fendi). Specifically, Astrakan.

We asked Sacha a few questions about this Fall’s Fashion trends for Men and here is what he told us….

Q: What colors pants will be hot for Fall this year?

A: I would definitely wear Orange or Purple. I like to differentiate myself and put colors in my life and I feel like this is the best way. I am not talking about sad orange but happy orange. And these colors correspond very well to the season too. Not only pants but tops too. This way you are able to really mark yourself as a person for there is so many different shades of orange and purple you can play with. It’s a great way to live the season in style with your own personal touch to it.

Q: What types of shoes should men look to buy this season?

A: Colorful shoes too, bright colors. And it could really just be laces for instance that are of a different unique color. If I were to take a walk during the day in the fall, I would definitely wear shoes with different colors and all sorts of light stuff. While at night to go out, I would wear black or white shoes with a touch of a bright color somewhere special.

Q: What are the top 5 things every guy should buy this season?

A: I see myself as a hopeless wanderer and hopeful romantic. And winter is the perfect moment for these two qualities/flaws for two reasons – in the winter, you are able to have multiple layers and it gives you the ability to play with so much more ; and it’s the perfect time to be romantic and bring romance with you by wearing it.

5 Things You Need To Own:

  1. – a good scarf: VERY IMPORTANT. One scarf I’ve had for 5 years. I’ve stolen it from a close friend( hehe) after he let me borrow it and it’s so fluffy and perfect that I will never give it back hehe. Use the scarf to show personality. The way you wear it can completely change the aura or impression someone gives. There is also other substitute like Le Col Cashmere. A friend of mine is the creator and I must say : best protection against the cold wind ! and really cool too.
  2. MOON BOOTS : I LOVE MOON BOOTS. I would wear them any season if they weren’t so warm. Perfect for winter and I think they make you look great too, men or women. They make you look like a viking and it’s really cool. Used to be and still very fashionable in Paris. Also super warm and comfortable. Its as if you are walking on a cloud.
  3. HATS : I am a big hat fan. Two hats you can wear in the winter…
    • – Fedora hats. Perfect For Summer, Perfect for Winter. Just make sure you are wearing the appropriate coat or jacket. For winter I change the rules, I hold it in my hand when outside and when I go inside I put it on. Certain hats can also be very romantic and you can play a lot with them. Old fashioned but still going strong.
    • CHAPKAS : some of them are horrible, some of them are pure brilliant. If you find a good one, wear it. It’s beautiful and protects you from the cold. It’s very cute and for a man, it shows a very strong personality like a bear or a wolf. But maybe it’s my blood talking ..
  4. ACCESSORIES/JEWELRY : winter time is the best time for accessories. Here’s why : you going to a meeting or the restaurant with friends. You are covered in layers of clothes. It’s snowing. You are all semi wet and white. You arrive to the place as a man dressed in a whole and suddenly you take you coat, scarf, gloves, hat off and BAM you reveal a ton of necklaces and rings, bracelets and maybe a nice watch. That shows immediately your personality and who you are. It’s like treasures hidden in a cave or treasure chest waiting to be revealed. A Parisian brand called Chrome I think makes amazing men accessories but I don’t think they are anywhere else.
  5. PERFUME : Perfume is your essence. The more you wear one, the more it becomes your real scent and personality. I like to have a winter and summer perfume. Winter perfume should be very strong and deep. Whereas in the summer, lighter and sexier. And here too, once you take off your clothes inside, you have this huge intense scent suddenly circulating and getting everyone’s attention. Of course do choose a good perfume lol.

Thanks to Sacha for letting us know how to look HOT this Fall and Winter season!

The End of an Era

March 2nd, 2013 by The Fashionable Housewife



The rise, and fall of the mmorpg.

Reading the topic. Someone might say “Wait, that’s not right. There are plenty of mmorpgs! In fact it seems like a dozen new MMORPG’s pop up every day.” Which I would have to say is true. However, they are not of the same grade as the generations before them. It’s sad to say, but the world of mmorpg’s is in decline.


To get a good idea of the point I’m trying to get across, you need to know some of the history of the genre. The MMORPG was born as a graphical version of a type of online text game called a “M.U.D” or “Multi User Dungeon”. MMORPG’s like EverQuest adopted the class, leveling, and race systems of MUD’s almost exactly. At the time though the MMORPG’s game play, and content paled in comparison next to their text counter parts. Many MUD’s had hundreds of zones, dozens of player usable classes, and races. Slowly as MMORPG’s progressed, both by expansion releases and new games with more features, they managed to catch up in these areas. Unfortunately, they never did introduce the advanced multiclass systems that exist in text MUD’s. MMORPG’s even started to introduce new concepts, such as wars, raiding, etc… where hundreds of people could work together at once to achieve a goal.

So… what happened? Well I personally think it was the “flood effect”. People saw success and they wanted in on the money. The market got flooded with graphically pretty MMORPG’s that had very little substance. To compete, they started to make novelty MMORPG’s, and “free to play” versions, most of which had maybe a dozen zones, one race, and a small handful classes. This in effect “lowered the bar”. Then there is the addition of “features” that are designed to limit the players progress, rather then expand the game play have become common. You can see this in items wearing out, de-leveling, and required quests before players can expand beyond particular levels.

It’s sad to see an entire genre stagnate, with each successive generation. The games get smaller and more limited while focusing too much on the graphics and novelty. Rather then depth of game play and social interaction. There are still a few good MMORPG’s out there. Most of them have a been around awhile, however, unless someone breaths new life into a declining genre then I’m afraid we have seen the end of the golden age of MMORPG’s.

There are still some good online games to play though like Party Bingo.

Leave a comment and let us know what online games you like to play!