Suffering from Puffy Shirt? One tip that will solve your fit woes

January 7, 2014

For those of you who are die-hard fans of the show, I’m sure that just the title of this article is enough for you to recall one of the more classic episodes from the series when Jerry is cajoled into wearing a “puffy shirt” designed by Kramer’s girlfriend for his appearance on The Tonight Show.

As humorous as this episode was, my main reason in referencing it is to invite men everywhere to pay particular attention to the fit of their button-up shirts.

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How To: Incorporate Trends In Your Classic Lean Wardrobe

December 19, 2013
style wave

I saw this interesting infographic in December’s GQ about the styles and trends that are building up, cresting, and crashing right now (or in the next few months).

There were some interesting things pointed out, some of which I agreed with (leather shoes with colored soles are done / overdone), and others I’m curious to see come to fruition (bolo ties, anyone?)

If you’ve been reading EG for any amount of time, you may think I’m completely against trends, solely based off the Lean Wardrobe approach I always champion.

While I do think a Lean Wardrobe is best, being anti-trend isn’t the full truth.

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Why You Should Care About What’s Under There: A Quick Guide To Undershirts

October 3, 2013

We of the menswear world spend so much time figuring out what we are going to wear (which shirt to match with which pair of pants, which tie to go with that shirt, which shoes to wear with the ensemble), that we often forget about some of the essentials. In this case, I’m talking specifically about your underwear. OK, not quite your underwear (not that cozy with you folks just yet), but actually your undershirts.

The gut reaction from most guys here is, “What’s to think about?” You throw on a white tee, or any other non-bright color, and you’re good to go. As long as it doesn’t smell funky you’re a happy guy. Well, I hate to tell you, there’s a lot more to it than that, and picking out a good undershirt is important for a few reasons:

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The Navy Polo: Five ways to wear one!

August 14, 2013
navy polo

There are certain items that just work well on most guys… items that stand the test of time, through passing fashions and styles. Taking such an item and making it the centerpiece of your outfit by nailing the fit and style can elevate you above anyone else in the room, simply by using a classic piece the right way.

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Patterns 101: All you need to know about wearing, mixing, and matching patterns

July 31, 2013

Ever get tired of wearing only solid colors? I mean, how interesting can your combinations of gray, white, khaki, and navy really get? Sure, you may throw in teal, eggplant, or plum once in a while, but still, things tend to get boring fast.

Hence, the importance of pattern! You should include pattern in your everyday outfits. Pattern will add some dimension, texture, and visual interest to whatever you’re wearing.

What’s that, you say? You’re not sure exactly how to incorporate pattern with other items in your closet?

Well, good thing you’re here with us today.

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