Monthly Archives: June 2008

The evolution of t-shirts: The Deep V-neck!

I was just reading Cameron‘s (aka Tuffie) Blog, Tuffie’s Rants and Raves. He had this wonderful discussion about t-shirts.

For about a year now, deep V-neck T-shirts have been all the rage in the US. Some hate them, when they should be LOVED! Only to state the obvious, deep V-necks look better when you have a clean shaven, manly chest. I guess that’s why I rock them. 😉

Being a fan of the deep V-necks, I plan on incorporating them into my opening collection. However, Disco Valante wants to get a pulse of what the people actually want. Do you think deep V-necks are cool? And why or why not?

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Tattoos anyone?

Sexy black guy, Jensen Atwood, with tatoo

I don’t have any tattoos but I do think they can be cool. If you are daring enough, like this guy, (even though he really doesn’t have this tattoo in real life) it can look cool if it flows with your overall style. However, based on placement and actual design, some tattoos are absolutely wrong.

Placement

I personally think tattoos should not interfere with your ability to conduct business and to be thought of as a serious adult. Tattoos on the neck, hands and face are silly. How can you be taken seriously? If you are an rock star or professional wrestler, I will let you slide.

Secondly, men should never get tramp stamps (tattoos on the lower back above the waist line). Hell, girls shouldn’t even get them there.  Additionally, tattoos around your belly button is a NO, NO!

Design

If you are gonna get something, get something cool! Don’t get Tweety Bird or the seal of the President of the United States. Get tribal designs, Chinese characters, or some other time tested, bad-ass art.

Tattoos, like anything else, should be done with class.

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Sun tan lines…super hot or really silly?

Tan line on guy

It’s summer time and everyone is pouring on the lotion and sizzlin’ in the summer sun to get that bronze skin complexion. Since everyone isn’t bold enough to sun tan naked, people get these killer tan lines. Sometimes when I see someone with a good tan and an extremely white booty I laugh really hard to myself. Then sometimes I think it can be really hot in a very strange way…to me at least.

Maybe when I launch my swim suit line and everyone has a Disco Valante tan line, I will love it.

So are tan lines hot or should you go to the tanning bed and even it out?

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Filed under fitness, Grooming, Men's Style, Tanning

Wearing old underwear is not sexy

Guys wearing torn underwear

As I am writing this post, some guy is sitting at his computer wearing a pair of underwear he has had for the last 7 years. The elastic in the waistband has lost it’s elasticity, the color is so faded it looks like acid wash, and I’m sure there are probably a few holes.

Wearing beat up, torn underwear is just ugly. Even if they are clean, they still look dirty. A man should always renew his underwear collection and discard of older pairs. I know what some of you are saying, “Nobody sees them but me!”. That, my friend, is the wrong attitude.

I recommend an underwear self life of no longer than 18 months. However, some materials hold better than others but styles and designs are always changing. Not only should your outer wardrobe be updated but so should your man panties.

Don’t worry you’ll be able to update your underwear collection with Disco Valante soon enough!

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The enduring relationship between fitness and style

Shirtless Black Guy with Abs

Fashion isn’t just about what you wear however, but how you wear it! You could take the exact same clothing and put it on two different men and it could look completely different. No matter what type of clothing it is, the fashions will look better on a man that is in shape than on a man that it is out of shape.

Taking care of your body is simply a matter of making a few minor changes to your lifestyle such as diet and exercise. Working out a few hours at the gym every week won’t kill you and you will definitely see a difference in your body. You’ll feel better about your body, be more confident and, therefore, look better in whatever you choose to wear.

With that being said, when developing your own personal style the most important thing to remember is to stay true to yourself. Just because a men’s fashion trend looked great on your favorite actor doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for you. If you’re uncomfortable in it, chances are it isn’t the style for you.

There are enough styles of men’s clothing out there that everyone should be able to find their own personal style. Developing your own style should always be fun. When you discover what style works for you, you’ll see that striving to look your best isn’t work at all; it just comes naturally.

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Disco Valante Boys Wanted!

Do you work out only to admire yourself in the mirror? Are you sitting at home and letting your great body go to waste? Why not share your physique with the world? Be a Disco Valante Boy!

Disco Valante is looking for underwear models to feature on his website. Experience level is irrelevant. I’m looking for pretty faces and killer bodies.

If you want to be considered for a modeling gig, please contact me via email discovalanteclothing(at)gmail.com. Please include several photos of you sporting underwear, from various angles, along with your stats. All pics should be clear. All underwear model applicants should be no younger than 17. The photo shoot will be in NYC this September.

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Disco Valante’s website construction

Disco Valante Online Screen Shot

The website is looking good! I just finished having a phone conference with my web designer and I’m very happy with the progress. The page is going to feature an online store packed with great looking men’s underwear and T’s mixed with slick and entertaining content. I wish I could show you guys but you just have to wait…sorry.

In the meantime, go to Disco Valante Online and register your email for news of the upcoming launch. Get ready to wear the best looking men’s underwear and T’s.

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