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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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Do YOU: Style tips every gent needs to know, no matter your size, shape, or age

November 1, 2012
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I was doing some random YouTube browsing today after completing a little back-end work on Effortless Gent TV and I found three videos that I believe you’ll find helpful and inspiring.

Each of these were done by Mr. Porter, a men’s online destination and shopping site.

Click through for some timeless advice that you can implement and internalize today.

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All In The Details: Are you committing any of these 26 outfit blunders?

October 17, 2012
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So, I was inspired to write this article yesterday morning before meeting K for lunch. I was sitting in Specialty’s, this sandwich / salad / lunch place, the kind of quick eatery ubiquitous in downtown areas filled with corporate offices.

The restaurant wasn’t super crowded, and apparently I had nothing better to do since I found myself casually observing what my former fellow cube-dwellers were wearing. I noticed many of them making the same mistakes… style basics that the veteran EG reader has probably mastered by now (go YOU!)

I started jotting these things down and realized this would be a great start to the perfect list of things to make sure you’re NOT doing.

Hopefully you find this list helpful, or if you’re a more advanced reader, as an opportunity to review.

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The most concise, useful, and informative guide on how to dress “Business Casual”, ever

August 7, 2012
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Today we’re going to tackle the ever-elusive topic: Business Casual dress code. Sadly, the concept of Business Casual isn’t always understood. I say “sadly” because it happens to be one of the most common dress codes in the professional workplace.

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to confidently dress for any situation that calls for this type of attire. Lucky you!

Read on for the most concise, useful, and informative Business Casual guide EVER, in the history of the universe.

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Five Tips on Dressing to Flatter the Short(er) Body Type

June 28, 2012

The average height of the American male is just above 5’9”, which means there are over 80 million men who might be considered “short” in the United States alone. At 5’6”, I’m one of them, and I can tell you from personal experience how hard it is to find clothes that fit well off the rack.

You don’t need to dress “taller”. The goal shouldn’t be to stack up as many imaginary inches as possible. Instead—and this goes for men of any height—you should dress to flatter your body type.

So, before you go out and buy platform shoes and a pinstripe suit, here are five simple pieces of advice for men of modest height.

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