It’s officially Movember, and this year, as a two-time testicular cancer survivor, I’m participating.
Please help me spread the word and if you can, help me reach my fundraising goal.
I’m a believer! I had to throw away two pans last week. Both “non-stick.” Both were horrible and cheap. One was a ceramic, the other your standard bonded on finish. I don’t like non-stick. They scratch, they have hot spots, I’m afraid to heat them up very much… Until now.
Frustrated, I walked into Linens and Ladles in Carytown with the intention of buying an All-Clad frying pan (which I did!) and lo and behold, walked out with what the manager assured me was the pinnacle of scientifically achieved non-stick 10.25″ frying pans. It wasn’t cheap, but it was on sale. Come to think of it, since the pan is made up of diamond-infused composite and pressure-cast aluminum, it might be a bargain. What do diamond chips go for these days? Regardless, I’ll treat it with love and respect and it should be with me for a long time.
The long and short of it is, this pan works! I haven’t had to heat it up beyond a medium setting on the gas cooktop and it browns like a champ. Dishes slide right out, clean up of the cooled pan is a breeze. And yes, you can finish a dish in the oven as long as you’re under something 500°F. I’m dying to make a Tortilla Española with this thing.
Read all about it and invest if you need a new non-stick whatever.
One of the things I get asked most about is pattern mixing. There’s the rule of two that most can manage, two patterns, no more. Three or more seems to send most men into a fit of despair. Above you see an example I laid out for a client who wanted to know how to dress down a pinstriped suit. The answer is to play with scale in mixing your patterns. Wider stripe in the suit, graph checked shirt and small dotted tie. Add your white linen pocket square to play it safe, or go for broke and try a paisley patterned silk!
Incidentally, all men look good in lavender. Especially after a rough night. If you can’t quite bring yourself to wear pink, add some lavender into your wardrobe. Wear with blue or grey.