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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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The Lean Wardrobe: Using High/Low styling to your advantage

January 12, 2012

I’m a big proponent of understanding basic style rules, and then bending those rules (maybe even breaking a couple) to make them your own. Doing so will help you create a personal style that’s completely yours. The idea of high / low style isn’t a new thing, but if you haven’t yet incorporated the idea of it into your daily life, why not?

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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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There is no Going Out shirt: How to dress like a real man after hours

December 6, 2011

Okay, maybe in your mind, there is a Going Out shirt, which roughly translates to a shirt with some crazy bold stripes , or a super dark colored shirt with ridiculous embellishment or embroidery (to match that stupid ass pair of artificially distressed boot-cut True Religion jeans), un-tucked (of course!) with the first three buttons undone. Extra points for the sunglasses, over-gelled hair, and square-toed “dress shoes”.

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Refined Casual: Getting your grown man on, outside the office

November 28, 2011

For the uninitiated (read: those who aren’t avid readers of this site) “casual” typically equates to sloppy. Most of the time this isn’t intentional; I highly doubt anyone wakes up in the morning thinking “I’m gonna look my absolute shittiest today.”

The problem is, lots of guys don’t know what to put on when they’re not wearing their work uniforms, whether that be a suit and tie, or an orange vest and a hardhat.

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