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Lean Wardrobe: Packing for a five-day jaunt to Hawaii

March 8, 2013
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As I write this, I’m preparing for a trip to Hawaii. While there, I’ll be in a few different social situations (as opposed to just plopping down on the beach the whole week).

Here’s the thing. We’ve talked about a Lean Wardrobe before, and preparing for a trip is one of the best times to put it into practice.

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A Primer On Killing It With Color

February 26, 2013
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I get a lot of questions about how to match color, how to complement color, or how to put an outfit together with different colors.

I don’t think about this too often in my everyday life, but I realize it may not come so easily to everyone, so I did this little exercise. Feel free to try it out if you’re so inclined.

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How to: Layer up! Easily and effectively

February 7, 2013
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If you’re not among the (whom I consider) lucky crowd that experiences balmy summer-like weather all year long, you’re probably in the same boat as I am… if not worse.

In the dead of winter, you should prepare thoroughly before you leave the house. Rarely should you walk out with just a shirt and a coat.

One, because you should probably put on pants. But also, two layers for your upper torso simply doesn’t cut it.

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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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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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