21 Favorite Things: The EG Holiday Gift Guide, 2012 edition

December 11, 2012
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So, welcome to the first ever Effortless Gent Holiday Gift Guide! In my three years running this site, I’ve never put one together. But the people have spoken, and the time has come!

These are 19 things that caught my eye recently (or things I’ve been eyeing for a while). These aren’t necessarily the latest and greatest, newest and shiniest toys, and if you’re looking for some trendsetting, get-it-before-everyone-else-has-it items, you probably won’t find it here.

Buuut, if you’re into simple, well-designed, and clever things that make your life just a tad more wonderful, then I’m sure you’ll find something on this list.

Here we go!

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Ask the Readers: What do you take with you?

December 7, 2012
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You just got the news, and you have to pack RIGHT NOW because you’re leaving tonight. You’ll be gone indefinitely, and you can only take two duffel bags: one for your clothes, one for whatever else you want to grab (mementos, extra gum, your cat).

What do you put in your clothing duffel?

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Keep Your Feet Dry: What shoes to wear in the rain and snow

December 4, 2012
LLBean Bean Boots

Hey gents, In my little corner of the world, winter is here… and with winter comes the rain and cold. I can’t complain too much since we San Franciscans don’t get the ridiculously freezing cold winters like some of you do with your snow and sleet and storms, but it still gets wet and dreary. [...]

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The Zombie Survivor’s Guide to Expanding Your Comfort Zone and Rocking Your Own Look

November 28, 2012
Zombie in a tie!

You have an awesome look in mind. A look you’d love to have, but just can’t pull off.

You sometimes spot clothes that could help you create this look, but you never buy them. You may take them off the rack, examine them, or even try them on, but you always hang them back.

You’d love to create this look for yourself, but you’re just more of a T-shirt-and-jeans guy. The look is just not you.

Bullshit!

The look is you. It’s the real you. It’s just not you now.

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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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