Signature Style: Anthony Urbano of Closet Freaks

May 7, 2013
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I first discovered Anthony a year or two ago while browsing Tumblr. He puts together some great outfits and takes awesome pictures of them. While some outfits may be considered too stylish (whatever that means), I believe he does a great job pairing classic and trendy pieces, safe with daring pieces, etc., while always nailing the fit.

Considering that he puts into practice everything we discuss here on EG, it’s as if he’s the physical embodiment of EG, all in picture form.

Anthony was nice enough to provide some As for my Qs. Here we go.

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Sport Coat Shopping? Five fit mistakes that make you look like an amateur

April 30, 2013
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If you’ve been following EG for a while now, there’s a good chance you’ve acquired your first suit or sport coat, or are on the hunt for your first one.

It’s important you school yourself on the finer details, especially if you’ve taken a liking to wearing sport coats more regularly. I always stress the importance of fit, and nowhere is poor fit more obvious than in suit jackets and sport coats.

In this article, we’ll cover a few lesser-known indications of poor fit. Hopefully the next time you’re out shopping for a suit, you can recognize these problems in the mirror and either swap for a different size, or shop at a different store, if necessary.

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Cigars 101: Choosing Your First Humidor

April 24, 2013
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So you’re new to the world of cigars, and you’ve at least gotten as far as knowing how not to look like an idiot when smoking one. One thing you’ll find out quickly is that cigars need to be stored properly in humidors in order to preserve them in all their glory.

Installing a humidor in your own home allows you to keep your cigars in top-notch condition, just like when you buy them from your local tobacconist. This can be an intimidating prospect for a newbie, however.

Maybe you’ve seen some of the posh, upscale humidors which are designed as much for looks as they are for functionality. If you have that kind of money to spend, by all means, be our guest.

If you don’t though, read on for advice on purchasing your first humidor without breaking the bank.

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Get a copy of EG’s latest book, The Lean Wardrobe: Five Principles to Achieve Closet Mastery

April 17, 2013
Lean Wardrobe

Aah, yes, the Lean Wardrobe. We discuss it a lot here on EG, and I’ve mentioned it many times in several different articles. But what is it exactly? And how do you get one?

Since the Lean Wardrobe philosophy is such an important one, I wrote a guide detailing exactly how to achieve it.

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Command Respect from the TSA: How to dress while traveling

April 9, 2013
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As you already know, the way you present yourself is important. It’s your statement; without speaking, you’re telling the world what you think of yourself and how others should perceive you.

Because of this, dressing well should extend to every part of your life. Even at the gym. Even when traveling.

Especially when traveling.

Why? Well, for plenty of reasons, but mostly because it’s your chance to shine.

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