tales of a sober lad

November 15, 2008

trench coats

Filed under: Fashion — Tags: — crossedfingers @ 5:35 pm

Trench coats are definitely hot! And when you are someone like me who lives in a tropical country like the Philippines, they can literally be hot to wear. But in anyway, I still love trench coats because it adds to the sophistication of anyone who wears it. Just make sure that the cut and the design is right, and that you have the height to wear it. Personally, I think trench coats are to be worn by people over 6 feet. Otherwise, you would look like someone who just got out of the shower. Get what I mean?

Anyway, since one of my friends, who will be off to China this December, is trying to look for a good trench coat, here are some of my suggestions. 

burberry-trenchThis very chic trench coat shown above is from Burberry, the known pioneer for such genius creation. This is a double-breasted belted trench coat made out of cotton. The simplicity of the design and the chicness of the cut would surely accentuate and level-up one’s style. 









hugo-trench-coatThis lambskin leather trench coat shown above is just perfect. The classic double-breasted trench is given a twist by the leather that it is made of, which can totally add to the sophistication of your look. This one’s from Hugo Boss by the way.









photolarge28985This last piece is from Bill Tornade. This belted wool trench coat with a plaid pattern throughout gives me the goosebumps. The whole get-up represents the union of the modern man and the classic, sophisticated man, which is very unlikely nowadays.  So hats off to Bill Tornade for this wonderful piece.

Gosh! I wish I could wear one of these someday. But anyway, I really love the Burberry trench coat!

Photo Credits: Stylehive

chasing pavements, adele

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — crossedfingers @ 4:29 pm


I’ve made up my mind. Don’t need to think it over. If I’m wrong I am right. Don’t need to look no further. This ain’t lust. I know this is love

But if I tell the world I’ll never say enough ’cause it was not said to you. And that’s exactly what I need to do if I end up with you.  

Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements. Even if it leads nowhere or would it be a waste. Even if I knew my place should I leave it there. Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements. Even if it leads nowhere 

-Chasing Pavements, Adele

This song has been playing in my mind these past few days. Adele’s unique sound provides and leaves a different feeling to me that I just can’t help but feel good about everything.

I still don’t know how to insert an audio file here, so I suggest that you search the song in Youtube or wherever. In any way, click here for the Youtube link.

gloom and doom

Filed under: Random — Tags: — crossedfingers @ 11:48 am

One dusky morning welcomed me as I opened my eyes today, with pillows scattered everywhere; one even pressing against my face. I reached for my phone and looked at the time, and to my surprise, it was just four in the morning. My body clock seemed to be failing me lately, waking me up in the most unlikely times of the day. Just yesterday, I woke up at around one in the afternoon, and then the day before that, I got up around eight in the morning, all without the use of alarms.

In any way, I tried to get back to my sleep by covering my face with a pillow, while thinking of sleepy thoughts. But unfortunately, my system and my body would not cooperate.

I reached for my phone again and noticed an unread message. Upon checking it, I was surprised to see the content of the message. It came from Eyes (not the real name). Eyes’ message contains 3 words with 8 letters. Go figure! And in my mind, I was like “Seriously???” I could not help but be pissed by what Eyes has just sent me. Not that I’m trying to be bitter or whatever, I just don’t get it. I did not reply to Eyes’ message by the way.

All the while, I thought it was already over between the two of us. I thought two weeks of no communication signifies the end of everything. I thought we both have moved on already. In short, I thought it was over. But I guess I was wrong.

For what it’s worth, I tried to not mind the whole morning disaster.

And now that the sun has already set, I could not help but think of the reasons behind the message. I’m pretty sure that it’s not just something random, that it’s not just because Eyes wanted to fool me, and it’s not just because Eyes wanted me to feel bad about everything.

But I should not care.

It’s just sad that all these had to happen today, when I am supposed to rest and unwind from the busy life that I have.

And it was even a gloomy day for me, which is kind of disappointing because I expected to at least have fun today since I have the whole house all to myself.

Too bad for me. I guess I will just try my luck next time. And just hope that I will get the rest that I deserve. 

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