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Command Respect from the TSA: How to dress while traveling

April 9, 2013
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As you already know, the way you present yourself is important. It’s your statement; without speaking, you’re telling the world what you think of yourself and how others should perceive you.

Because of this, dressing well should extend to every part of your life. Even at the gym. Even when traveling.

Especially when traveling.

Why? Well, for plenty of reasons, but mostly because it’s your chance to shine.

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Cigars 101: How NOT to look like an idiot when smoking a cigar

March 12, 2013
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As a man, there may come a time when someone offers you a cigar to share in a celebration – the birth of a child, a new job, successfully moving into a new home, or some other memorable event.

If you are not a smoker, then you politely decline, but if you are a smoker – even a casual one or a pipe enthusiast – then by all means gladly accept the gesture and enthusiastically take part in the celebration.

But if you have never felt comfortable with the art of cigar smoking, what do you do?

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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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