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A guide to looking dapper without spending top dollar

March 26, 2013
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For the college students (or college students at heart) who care enough about their outward appearance, I salute you. Men like you are few and far between, especially at your age. You are the inspiration for this new 42-page eGuide.

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Style Tenets: Simple thoughts to help guide you in your quest for personal style improvement

January 17, 2013
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When I first started this site, I had a vague idea of what I wanted to cover and how I hoped it would help people. Three years into it, I have a much, much clearer vision of the site’s mission.

These tenets are what guide the site, and they should guide you when developing your own personal style as well.

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Staying Stylish Beyond Your Closet in 2013: A starter list

January 3, 2013
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It’s the start of a new year and most of us are awash with resolutions… some of which you mentioned in the last article’s comments. Hopefully you’re able to make them a reality this year, instead of simply brushing them aside come the third week of January.

As I began writing this article, I thought about how the way we wear clothing represents our style. And then I wondered, how can we extend that desire to be stylish into other parts of our lives? How can we be better men in other aspects, more than just clothing and outward appearance?

Below are a few things that crossed my mind. I think that adopting some (or all) of these will place you several steps ahead of your peers.

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21 Favorite Things: The EG Holiday Gift Guide, 2012 edition

December 11, 2012
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So, welcome to the first ever Effortless Gent Holiday Gift Guide! In my three years running this site, I’ve never put one together. But the people have spoken, and the time has come!

These are 19 things that caught my eye recently (or things I’ve been eyeing for a while). These aren’t necessarily the latest and greatest, newest and shiniest toys, and if you’re looking for some trendsetting, get-it-before-everyone-else-has-it items, you probably won’t find it here.

Buuut, if you’re into simple, well-designed, and clever things that make your life just a tad more wonderful, then I’m sure you’ll find something on this list.

Here we go!

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Why you should ignore fashion sites if you want to improve your style

November 13, 2012
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Maybe there’s a place for fashion lovers in this wide open world we call the Internet, but from a practical, everyday sense, I don’t see much of a point to it… especially men’s fashion blogs (thankfully there are much fewer of them than in the womenswear world).

Here’s why: the everyday guy can’t afford the items featured on these blogs. On top of that, the style is often so fashion-forward, it’s completely unrelatable to the average guy. What’s worse, most guys don’t give two shits about how they present themselves; are photos of dudes walking down runways supposed to change their minds?

Like I said, I’m sure there’s a place for these sites out there. But never mistake EG for a fashion blog.

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