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Sportin’ in the Heat: How to wear a sport coat when it’s hot as hell out

June 14, 2012
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Most guys, when starting to build upon their personal style, see a silhouette of a suit jacket and think “Oh sh*t! Dressed up.” It’s natural to associate any finely tailored jacket with two buttons in the front and vents in the back to be more dressed up.

In fact, it kinda is. But don’t let that scare or intimidate you. Use it to your advantage. Just think of it as another layer, like a basic light jacket you’d normally wear.

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Can’t stand shopping? End the pain quickly by shopping more effectively

May 31, 2012

As much as we talk about what to buy, where to buy it, and how to wear it, that all doesn’t change one simple fact: most of us don’t like shopping in the first place.

Some of us do, sure, but I bet there’s a silent majority of you out there who don’t.

I also bet that some of you go through EG all amped because you’re now armed with the knowledge of what to buy, where to buy it, and how to wear it… but when it comes time to actually GO OUT and buy the stuff, you’re thinking, “FFFFF me, I hate shopping.”

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How to dress for date night!

May 24, 2012
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DATE NIGHT – two words that can easily strike fear into the heart of any man. If someone tells you that there’s no point in making any real effort, don’t listen to them. The general rule of thumb is: give yourself some time and put the effort in as it’ll definitely be worth it. Read on for more easy-to-follow suggestions.

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Why you should have a relationship with your barber

May 15, 2012
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Here’s a little-known fact: I’ve been cutting my own hair since I was 13. My buddy had a set of clippers, and like any idiotic / brave / curious 13-year-old, I attempted, and failed, to give myself a decent haircut. Unfazed, I slowly learned how to tame those unwieldy things and make them do what I wanted.

It was probably never a great haircut, but most of the time I had short-cropped hair anyway, so practicing that blending (aka “the fade”) was pretty easy and I got the hang of it quickly.

At some point last year, I wanted a change.

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How to embrace trends without completely victimizing yourself

May 3, 2012

Hey gents,

You have to admit, trends are unavoidable. Some are so stealthy, maybe even ubiquitous, that it’s hard to tell if something is considered “classic” or if it’s actually trendy.

Sometimes one piece is a classic over the long term, but comes in and out of popularity throughout the years, taking it from something standard to something really trendy and eventually back again.

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