Get Into It: Brightly-colored pants

January 15, 2013
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I talk about dark denim a lot. Getting one great pair does wonders for your wardrobe because it can act as the base for 91% of the outfits you put together.

But sometimes, you want to switch it up. As you probably already know, chinos (or “khakis”, as you might call them) are an awesome alternative to denim.

Usually you can get by with a pair of dark denim, some trousers, and a pair of chinos. But if you’re a guy taking this whole personal style thing seriously, that simple offering may get stale.

You need variety! You need pizazz!

I suggest you get into colored chinos.

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Spotlight On: The non-middle-management khakis

July 19, 2012
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I love my denim as much as the next guy (especially the dark blue inky kind) but sometimes, you just want to wear a different pair of pants, you know what I mean? Sometimes you’re forced to, for example, when it’s hot as balls out and you want to keep as cool as possible.

My problem with a lot of chinos out there is that they’re too baggy. TOO BAGGY! Read on for another alternative to denim, which may work especially well for you slimmer fellows who find regular straight legs to be too wide.

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How to embrace trends without completely victimizing yourself

May 3, 2012

Hey gents,

You have to admit, trends are unavoidable. Some are so stealthy, maybe even ubiquitous, that it’s hard to tell if something is considered “classic” or if it’s actually trendy.

Sometimes one piece is a classic over the long term, but comes in and out of popularity throughout the years, taking it from something standard to something really trendy and eventually back again.

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They’re not all the same: Picking the RIGHT pair of brown dress shoes

January 19, 2012

To those still stepping up their game, what constitutes a GOOD pair of brown leather dress shoes? Can you just pick any pair that looks brown, and looks leathery? What qualifies as the RIGHT pair of brown shoes? Let’s discuss the details in picture form.

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Back to Basics: Which socks do I wear with these?

January 5, 2012

I understand there are a bunch of guys still unsure about which socks to choose when figuring out what to wear for the day. So, if you’re a fan of these Back to Basics articles, you might find this one pretty useful.

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