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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How to beat the rain in style

July 3, 2012
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Let’s face it: rain is a real buzz-kill, especially when it’s June, i.e. supposedly summer, and the rain is still coming down hard. Whether you’re aching to whip out your shorts or simply wishing for a dry summer’s day, the rain is usually against you so let’s make sure you’re properly prepared to beat it in style.

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Five Tips on Dressing to Flatter the Short(er) Body Type

June 28, 2012

The average height of the American male is just above 5’9”, which means there are over 80 million men who might be considered “short” in the United States alone. At 5’6”, I’m one of them, and I can tell you from personal experience how hard it is to find clothes that fit well off the rack.

You don’t need to dress “taller”. The goal shouldn’t be to stack up as many imaginary inches as possible. Instead—and this goes for men of any height—you should dress to flatter your body type.

So, before you go out and buy platform shoes and a pinstripe suit, here are five simple pieces of advice for men of modest height.

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Spotlight On: Baxter of California from The Motley

June 25, 2012
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If you’re like me you probably don’t think twice about the products you use. In fact, before I met Matt, I just used whatever K happened to have lying around. Luckily for me, her products are high quality, but engineered to fit her skin and hair needs, not my own. In the long run, that’s no bueno.

So put down your girl’s face wash and pomegranate-mango scented shaving cream, and get a set of your very own.

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Constructing a killer starter wardrobe, Part II: Adopting A Uniform

June 21, 2012
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Possessing awesome style doesn’t mean needing to have a ton of money, an eclectic wardrobe, or an ever-changing look. Many style icons often kept their looks simple, but they made it their own.

That’s not to say they never switched it up, but when you think of these guys, you picture them in a certain outfit or a specific piece. Their look is tied to their name.

If you’re not flush with cash all the time or happen to hate shopping for new clothes, adopt your own (good) look and you won’t have to think about what to wear all the time. Here are some takeaways from this concept that you can apply starting… right now.

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