Archive for June, 2007

Tumi Wheeled Compact Computer Brief

Tumi Wheeled Compact Computer BriefIf you’re looking to splurge, give your laptop-toting man Tumi’s Wheeled Compact Computer Brief.  The bag rolls like butter on smooth or rough ground, and the extended handle slides up and down nearly frictionlessly.

$475 at Tumi.

Add comment June 8th, 2007

Your Help Needed: How to Wow After an 8 Hour Train Ride

Train - Photo Credit: Patrick Fulton

Asks Melissa,  "I am taking an 8 hour train ride, and my beau will be picking me up from the train station.  What should I wear?  If it was just my family or a friend picking me up, I’d wear something fairly casual.  However, as I haven’t seen my beau in a month, I want to wow him when I step off the train.  But because I will be travelling for quite sometime I don’t want to be overdone.  What to do?"

Tell us, what do you think Melissa should wear on her train ride?  Please
leave your advice in the comments of this post. 

Oh, and the best answer (as chosen by Melissa) by Wednesday, June 13 gets a treat from Omiru’s goodie closet!

7 comments June 7th, 2007

J-Fold Flat Card Carrier

J-Fold Flat Card Carrier Ban back pocket bulge with this flat card carrier by J-Fold. 

Features three card pockets, and one mesh screened ID pocket on reverse.

$31 at Azalea SF.

Add comment June 7th, 2007

Q&A: The Best Men’s Dress Socks

Q:  Dress socks.  At the end of the day i want to rip them off my feet and throw them off the building.  What are good dress socks that actually fit a certain foot size, not "Men’s 6-12"?

World\'s Softest Men\'s Dress SocksA: 
The best I’ve seen are socks that are sized Medium, Large, and Extra Large–a step above the one size fits all sizing that most sock manufacturers use.  For a comfortable, sized dress sock, we’d recommend the socks over at World’s Softest. Featuring patent-pending SoftSeam technology, the socks reduce rubbing and irritation from toe seams.

Pictured:
World’s Softest Men’s Dress Crew | $4.99 at World’s Softest.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

Add comment June 6th, 2007

Caswell-Massey Classic Shave Set

Caswell-Massey Classic Shave SetGive your man the gift of an classic, old-school shave.  Set includes Almond Shave Soap in a Wooden Bowl, a Badger and Bristle Brush and a Tortoise Shave Stand.

$50 at Caswell-Massey.

2 comments June 6th, 2007

Skip Hop Expo Unisex Diaper Bag

Skip Hop Expo Unisex Diaper Bag A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a bag that served a dual function: a handbag and a diaper bag

In the comments, Liz suggested a flat-bottomed bag for easier one-handed use.  This Skip Hop bag is not only flat-bottomed, but it’s also dual functional–it’s unisex style works for Moms and Dads alike.

$64 at Skiphop.

Add comment June 5th, 2007

Omiru Poll Result: Black and White is IN!

Omiru Poll Result: Black and White Fashion is In!


Black and White Striped Tunic at Forever 21We asked: Is Black and White In or Out?

You said:  Black and White fashion is In with 83% of the vote.

Omiru’s take: No big surprise here.  What’s not to love about black and white?  It’s classic and nearly universally flattering.   Style tip?  Mix up plain black and white with a slice of color for a fresh summer look. 

Next Question: Yet another 1960s trend, Maxi (e.g. Floor Length) dresses are hitting the sales floor just in time for summer. But what do
you think? Tell us, are Maxi Dresses In, or are they Out? Cast your
vote on
the sidebar!

Pictured:Black and White Striped Tunic | $17.80 at Forever 21.

4 comments June 4th, 2007

Still looking for the Perfect Father’s Day Gift?

MALIN+GOETZ Essentials Bag

We’ve got you covered.

All week, we’ll be featuring our top picks for Father’s Day gifts on our shopping blog, just in time for the last minute shopper. 

Want a sneak peek?  Today’s pick (pictured) is a MALIN+GOETZ’s Essentials Gift Set, only $30 at AzaleaSF.

Add comment June 4th, 2007

MALIN+GOETZ Essentials Gift Set

MALIN+GOETZ Essentials Bag Compact 1 oz. previews of Malin+Goetz’ finest products.

Contains: grapefruit face cleanser, bergamot body wash, vitamin E face moisturizer, B5 body moisturizer, peppermint shampoo and cilantro hair conditioner, all in a clear plastic carrying case.

$30 at Azalea SF.

1 comment June 4th, 2007

Q&A: Where to find Shoes for Wide Feet

Q:  Where I can find low heel or flat pointy black shoes for wide feet? The pair I have is feeling a little tight.

Linea Paolo \'Venezia\' Slingback PumpA:  For current season shoes, Nordstrom is our favorite place to shop.  Even better, they have a special shoe section featuring shoes in wide widths.  Look for the "Wide Width" section under the "More Ways to Shop" header in the side navigation of the shoe department.

Zappos also makes it easy to find wide width shoes.  Here’s where to browse Zappos’ wide width shoe selection.

And here’s three styles of pointy black shoes that are worth a look:

Pictured: Linea Paolo ‘Venezia’ Slingback Pump | $89.95 at Nordstrom

Circa Joan & David ‘Dominico’ Pump | $88.95 at Nordstrom

Linea Paolo ‘Alba’ Flat | $89.95 at Nordstrom

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

2 comments June 1st, 2007

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