The 10 Essentials

1. Best fitting denim trousers

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I invest on really good trousers. I have pants that’s been worn for a decade already and still my favorites. Trousers that suit you best will not actually depend on the brand/s that I may suggest cos male human forms aren’t totally the same in the general population. So my advice is to really scout your "own" brand. But for a lanky guy like me, I like the denims of Uniqlo, Levi’s, Guess and local brands such as Bench & F&H. When I say best fitting denim pants, it’s something that’s easy to wear, usually slim/straight cut that enhances improves your best lower-part assets and can be worn with just plain white tee or can be emergency-shifted to semi-casual cases easily topped by a coat. You will never go wrong wearing them all day everyday. But I also dig the corduroy types and depend much on brands such as Levi’s, Gap and Old Navy.

2. Bidet

Bidet is like your toothbrush used the other way around. And I still don’t get why some households don’t have this simple equipment beside their comfort thrones. I believe too that it’s one of the greatest inventions. Ever. I cannot contend though that usual Filipinos would use “tabo” and that it is still very available but why not shift to an easily extendable washer? It’s more hygienic than “tabo” too cos those dippers are also being used alternately by some in taking a bath.

3. A pair of suit

One must have a pair of suit that’s always ready in their closet. Cos you will never know when you’ll be needing them. And the need usually happens in short notice! Did you notice? Hahaha. Although, I’m not saying that it should be an expensive kind. But definitely it should be something tailor-fitted. It should be done exactly just for you; in your form & structure. Please, not an RTW. You know why? You know why? Cos a suit should be you. It should fold and crease into your delicate angles and curves. And those are unique to each and every individual. So get a pair of suit JUST FOR YOU.

4. Wet wipes

Wet wipes orrrr better yet are the baby wipes. It’s the most useful toiletry. No debate on that! You can clean any part your body hygienically even if you’re not in the confines of your home. Why do I prefer baby wipes than the regular wet wipes? Cos it’s more likely for manufacturers of baby wipes to not use or put any harsh chemicals in wipes used for babies. So technically, if it’s safe for use to the delicate skin of babies, it’s safe for use as wipes even on your face.

5. A satchel or mailman/messenger bag

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I am a bag person. I always bring stuff with me; the must bring items. And since I have a lot of must brings, I prefer a medium sized bag that can be used casually, on the run and at work without the hassle of exchanging bags and shifting the contents from one bag to the other. Bags such as satchels and messenger bags suit that attitude and personality just like any young professional like me. :-) Need I say more?

6. A murse

A murse is a man purse. It’s not your the-only-bag. It’s a smaller bag in the bag that you always bring. LOL. But for some, it can be used as a separate bag. But I just don’t. Hahaha. Some call it their clutch bag. But clutch bag is such a 90s term. We don’t use that anymore. It’s like using the word “parlor” instead of “salon”. Haha. But murses are super helpful in containing almost all your on-the-go slash work slash duty sundries. Really.

7. Rayban


Raybans of choice? The classic aviators and wayfarers. My facial bone structure won’t allow tiny-sporty sunnies. I don’t know why… It’s been an old dilemma but I’m now not complaining. I love those big frames to keep my eye luggage from showing.  I believe that I have the same facial form similar to Tom Cruise, noh? I love his wayfarer in the movie MI4. haha. And I follow one of the basic rules of life that is… if it doesn’t suit you –> avoid! Why essential? Sunnies are proven to protect the eyes from the damaging effects of sun and wind that irritate the eyes especially to those who are always outdoors which in the long run may eventually lead to certain ophthalmologic pathologies. And since you’ll gonna put it in your face, better choose something nice and appropriate. Personally, as I have mentioned the aviators and wayfarers of Rayban.

8. Antihistamine

In a world where people develop instant immunity and reaction into anything, it’s always prudent to always carry a “contra” in hand. Cos you will never know. I too will never know if this new food that I am going to try or eat will have some form of immunologic reaction to me, e? I am allergic to alcohol but not to all types of alcohol. I develop blemishes most especially with beer and vodka. IKR? And these are my favorite alcoholic beverages too. Haha. And as a precaution, I take medications before I drink. Orrr least I bring medication in hand just in case I start to itch and have trouble breathing. Whatever over-the-counter generics may actually do. Citirizine, loratadine, desloratadine. Avoid the ones with sedative effects though especially if you’re driving. :-)

9. Baseball cap or beanie

Why essential? Bad hair day is a vanity emergency. I am my hair and since I am the kind of person who’s always on the go, I make sure I have a baseball cap and a beanie on top of my table that’s easy to grab… Also, I put another tandem that I always keep in the car compartment. Although I don’t really have a problem wearing an unruly hair at times, it still depends on the current hair length, the current attire, and the mood. Personally, I’ve used these headgears several times already as solutions to hair problems when in a hurry, lacking time to style the hair. I also most of the time use my baseball cap when driving especially at night to give a “macho” effect so not to attract carnapers. LOL.

10. Jaquette

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A cardigan… Or a nice sweater or a jacket. Or a coat! Anything. But I really prefer a lightweight, not so thick cardigan because of the Philippine weather. I always hang one of these at the backseat. Why? Cos there are certain occasions when you need immediate temperature (especially cold) protection wherein for example, a friend spontaneously invites you to a movie and you’re already out of the house wearing just a regular tee made of meager fabric from H&M. Can you able handle the stress of watching a movie freezing? Right.

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