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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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The Ultimate Fool-Proof Method For Matching Anything

June 19, 2013
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I found myself at Macy’s last week checking out alternative bow tie options for my upcoming nuptials, when I stumbled upon this display rack of bow tie + pocket square combinations from Tommy Hilfiger.

I was pleasantly surprised at most of the pairings that were put together.

This display is a perfect example of the how to complement color and pattern instead of matching exactly. Pardon the blurry photos; the sales associates were starting to give me the stink eye.

Contrast this with most tie pocket square combinations you see, where the tie material exactly matches the pocket square material. Stay away from those.

You don’t have to buy these sets from Mr. Hilfiger to achieve the same effect. Simply keep this principle in mind.

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Going Sockless: How to keep your shoes sweat-free

February 28, 2013
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A little over a year ago, I wrote about going sockless and my disdain for “footies”, a.k.a. no-show socks. I really didn’t like them before, but have since changed my mind… sorta.

Wearing leather shoes (loafers, boat shoes, or driving shoes) with shorts and regular white athletic socks—even the low-cut version—just doesn’t work. Don’t even try it.

At the same time, sweating profusely in your shoes sucks. It ruins your shoes, and in most cases, doesn’t smell very pleasant.

I’ll get to examples of the no-show socks I don’t like, but first…

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Quick Tip: Awesome looking shoes that don’t break the bank

April 2, 2012

So, you’re in a predicament. You know the right kind of shoes to buy, and you want to invest in a quality pair. But, you know quality costs money, and you aren’t in a position to drop $500 on some Alden wing tips, or even $350 on a pair of Allen Edmonds.

What’s a dude to do? Here’s a brand you may have heard of, but written off… until now at least.

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Quick tip: Inject more color into your everyday outfits

March 19, 2012

Here’s a quick tip if you’re just starting (or attempting) to inject more color in your every day outfits. Most guys are worried about matching colors and getting it just right, but if you follow this tip, you won’t have to worry about all of that (even though it’s not as difficult as it seems, really). Take a look and learn this waaay easy-to-follow method.

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