The art of living well

August 5, 2016
Photo credit - Bruno Belcastro
Photo credit – Bruno Belcastro

Believe it or not there is an art, maybe even a fine art (depending on your preferences/definition) to living well – the lifestyle you find in the pages of magazines, online blogs, or even the Instagram accounts you follow and love. Reading about a lifestyle is one thing and living it is another. Since we talk a lot about the lifestyle behind the brand and what inspires #ProperThreads, we thought it the perfect time to highlight and breakdown some of our favorite aspects of what truly make a company a lifestyle brand. After all, if we are going to talk the talk we need to walk the walk.

 

Style

Photo from Joseph Barrientos

What better place to start than our bread & butter? It’s often said that first impressions are everything, and there isn’t much to disagree with. Having great style is a major key in expressing our personal identities everyday when putting on the most proper of threads before hitting the office or town. As you’ve grown with us you know we have continued to build the #ProperThreads collections year after year with an emphasis on providing not only the finest of garments, but designing these same wears for the man who’s on the go – in or outside of town. Whether it’s the week or the weekend you should always put your best foot forward.

Living by the motto “dress to impress” has never let us down and we can guarantee it will do the same for you.

 

Via: Álvaro Bernal
Via: Álvaro Bernal

 

Source in imagery
Source for imagery in photo

Travel

Creative commons photo
Google/Creative commons photo

Easily one of the most enjoyable aspects of achieving said “Lifestyle” is to ensure you continue to grow your knowledge and views of what other spectacular cities throughout the world have to offer. There are various opportunities from vast places or even those in your own backyard to choose from; giving you the upper hand in deciding where you’ll land next. One of our favorite ways to find our next destination is from a trending trusty travel publication such as Travel + Leisure or Kinfolk. Each magazine features the must-do’s and must-see’s of practically any major city, which means, the days of depending solely on friends recommendations only to find they don’t quite match yours – are over. As a parting (pun intended) tip, remember your flight times – pesky long rides in wears that are not designed with you in mind can make for a bad start to what should be a great trip.

 

Photo credit in image
Photo credit – Blake Parkinson

 

Shot by Cynthia del Río
Shot by Cynthia del Río

Eating

Photograph via Toa Heftiba
Photograph via Toa Heftiba

We thought we’d cover the final aspect of the art of living the lifestyle you seek by discussing the most delectable way to do so. This of course begins with sampling, tasting, and hopefully enjoying the foods from your own city and of those cities you’ll be exploring. Whether that means a quick bite in the morning while you’re enjoying a fresh pour over coffee or an afternoon snack in-between the planned ventures throughout the city. Sometimes the simple adventure of exploring a cities food offering can be the most remembered or favorite part of any trip. And we won’t be the ones to argue with that logic – after all, it’s hard to beat a satisfying meal.

 

Imagery via Pablo Merchán Montes
Imagery via Pablo Merchán Montes

 

Boom Peerapong photography
Boom Peerapong photography