Monday, August 30, 2010

Meet a Truman's Client - Alex Fogelson

By Melissa Colabella

'Meet a Truman's Client' is our answer to your question, "What kind of guy comes here?"

Meet New York resident Alex Fogelson, a 21 year old student of Tulane University and creator of Chapfix, the lip balm engineered for men.  This young entrepreneur's product can be found at

What drew you to Truman's?  It's in my neighborhood and I liked that it is catered to men. I had walked by a million times and thought I should give it a try. 

Did you enjoy it? What was your favorite part of your Truman's experience? Definitely - the atmosphere. There's a great vibe there and I was taken care of very well. The level of service and quality is very high which makes for a really enjoyable experience. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Instant Hair Turnoff's by AskMen.Com

Posted by Melissa Colabella

I found this article by Christina Colangelo on which I thought was pretty on point. Her suggestions mimic my own and she's not even a stylist. My only counterpoint is to her suggestion that a man shouldn't fuss with anything more than a comb. If you want your hair to look exactly as it does as it grows out of your head, then fine. But if you're actually trying to look stylish and your desired look doesn't occur naturally, you will need product, and possibly a blow dryer. And as for her opinion on dread-locks, she's right. They're hot on Lenny Kravitz, and can work for even your average rocker or college student. But even so, keep then clean and neat.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chris Shows Us How To Dress Up A Casual Outfit

Posted by Melissa Colabella

Meet Chris Stanley, Trumans' Valet, Front of House, and resident DJ.

Even on dressed down Saturdays, Chris fancies up his jeans and white t-shirt with a buttoned up vest, jewelry and new Supra sneakers because he "always prefers to overdress." In fact, he wears a vest every day except for Sunday.

"I like to put effort into my outfits," he says. "I think people appreciate it."

What inspired you to make vests your daily uniform?

"I don't own a suit. My mother invited me to a formal dinner and I didn't have a suit to wear so I bought a vest. I've been wearing them ever since."

What happened when you began dressing differently? I bet girls asked for your number.