Where does EG shop online? + A few Black Friday deals for this week

November 20, 2012
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In the spirit of the once-yearly, weekend-long shopping orgy called Black Friday / Cyber Monday we Americans like to subject ourselves to, I thought I’d talk a little bit today about where I shop online.

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a fan of shopping just to shop. I buy with a purpose, and I always focus on a Lean Wardrobe… so I buy what I need and only what I need. I always encourage you guys to do the same.

That being said, if there is something you need, this coming weekend may be the one to acquire it, since there WILL be deals out there.

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Big things a’comin: I need your help, + Fifth&Brannan’s new collection

November 15, 2012
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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of Graduating Your Style. If not, it’s an eBook I released earlier in the year that helps readers take their style from clueless and uninspired to grown-man and classic.

There’s always been one thing that’s bugged me, however. It’s still a book. There are lots of things I can’t do when it comes to a published digital guide (like edit, update, or make changes to your existing copy, for example).

So, what’s one better than a killer eBook filled with resources you need?

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Why you should ignore fashion sites if you want to improve your style

November 13, 2012
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Maybe there’s a place for fashion lovers in this wide open world we call the Internet, but from a practical, everyday sense, I don’t see much of a point to it… especially men’s fashion blogs (thankfully there are much fewer of them than in the womenswear world).

Here’s why: the everyday guy can’t afford the items featured on these blogs. On top of that, the style is often so fashion-forward, it’s completely unrelatable to the average guy. What’s worse, most guys don’t give two shits about how they present themselves; are photos of dudes walking down runways supposed to change their minds?

Like I said, I’m sure there’s a place for these sites out there. But never mistake EG for a fashion blog.

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The Perfect Fit: All about your pants

November 7, 2012
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How about we chat a bit about how your pants should fit? I’m talking about your denim and chinos. Your casual pants. Those things you wear that aren’t part of a suit and aren’t shorts. You get what I’m sayin.

Let’s assume you’re not a rapper from 1996, an uber-trendy indie emo hipster scene kid from the Lower East Side, an acid-washed denim connoisseur, or a proponent of always wearing black on black on black.

Okay, let’s go.

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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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