All About Your Belt: How to know whether the leather is worth it

July 26, 2012
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Have you ever seen a belt with an $80 price tag and wondered what in the world could make a belt so expensive? After all, what’s the point of spending as much as I’d pay for a decent casual pair of shoes on a strip of leather with a buckle on it that I could buy at Target for $15?

On the inside, I always knew that the quality of belts varied, but not until now did I know the real reasons behind the differing leathers. Continue on to learn the differences, and finally be able to decide if that expensive belt is worth the price.

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Back to Basics: The difference between a dress shirt and a sport shirt

July 24, 2012
sport shirt vs dress shirt

Do you know the difference between a dress shirt and a sport shirt? Most guys consider dress shirts to be anything that buttons down the front with long sleeves and a collar.

There are actually plenty of differences as you’ll soon see. Knowledge is power, so continue reading and get to know the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences… right now!

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Spotlight On: The non-middle-management khakis

July 19, 2012
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I love my denim as much as the next guy (especially the dark blue inky kind) but sometimes, you just want to wear a different pair of pants, you know what I mean? Sometimes you’re forced to, for example, when it’s hot as balls out and you want to keep as cool as possible.

My problem with a lot of chinos out there is that they’re too baggy. TOO BAGGY! Read on for another alternative to denim, which may work especially well for you slimmer fellows who find regular straight legs to be too wide.

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An EG Birthday: Four things on my wishlist

July 10, 2012
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It’s my birthday! I’m the big 2-9 today, which is weird because that’s waaay close to 30. I still feel like I’m 22, and K would probably say I act more like 16 than anything close to 30, but hey, what’s age but a number, right?

If you’re a regular reader of EG, you know I’m all about a Lean Wardrobe and having fewer but better, more versatile items.

Still, there are a few things I could use in my wardrobe that I don’t yet have. Creating a well-curated closet is an ongoing process that’s never really finished, in my opinion anyway. Here are four things I hope to add sooner rather than later (so I can still enjoy them while it’s warm out).

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Spotlight On: Wearing shirting on your legs + how to wear bright color… down there

July 5, 2012
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You know that oxford cloth button-down shirt I always tell you about? The staple that every man should have at least four of in his closet? Well, Bonobos took that fabric, and made pants out of them. How brilliant! Click through to check them out, along with some tips on how to pull off brightly-colored pants.

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