Ask The Readers: How do you buy your basics?

May 10, 2012

Hey gents,

It’s been hot as balls here in SF lately, and as I pace around all sweaty in my dark denim, people are walking around dressed as if they’re in South Beach Miami.

Can’t blame them, though. It’s way too hot for heavy denim. So I hopped on down to Old Navy tonight and snagged like 5 pairs of shorts. My total was $112. Not bad, considering that before I even thought of Old Navy, I was about to drop $50-$60 on just one pair.

I don’t always shop based on price though. If you’re a long-time EG reader, you know that I advocate buying quality when it matters, and skimping a bit when it doesn’t.

I spend money on good shoes, good liquor, good electronics… things I like and want a good experience owning / using. But when it comes to, say, boxer briefs, I’m okay with whatever Target carries.

Basics: Worth the splurge or okay to skimp?

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How to embrace trends without completely victimizing yourself

May 3, 2012

Hey gents,

You have to admit, trends are unavoidable. Some are so stealthy, maybe even ubiquitous, that it’s hard to tell if something is considered “classic” or if it’s actually trendy.

Sometimes one piece is a classic over the long term, but comes in and out of popularity throughout the years, taking it from something standard to something really trendy and eventually back again.

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The Effortless Guide to Graduating Your Style is NOW AVAILABLE! Grab yourself a copy today

April 30, 2012

Hey gents, I’m happy to announce that The Effortless Guide to Graduating Your Style is finally available for purchase! If you don’t care about who won last week’s giveaway, click here to check out GYS and buy now.

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Win a FREE copy of The Effortless Guide to Graduating Your Style

April 22, 2012

So about a year ago, I had this idea.

It came about after receiving numerous emails with very similar questions revolving around certain topics and thoughts. It was amazing to see these same questions popping up, all worded a bit differently, but essentially having the same themes.

Then I realized, the answers to these very questions are the fundamental building blocks of creating one’s own personal style… Which happens to be part of the very mission that guides this site! I had to wonder, why the heck hasn’t anyone written a guide on how to do this stuff?

Total lightbulb moment: If it can help the very readers (you) that ask the questions, why not spend a few days writing up something helpful?

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A quick check-in and a few updates (Yes, I’m still alive)

April 18, 2012

Got a few emails this week asking “Where are you?”, “How come you haven’t been posting regularly lately?”, and “Are you still alive?”

Appreciate the concern, my friends, and I’m glad to know the absence of new content is noticed. That means you guys are reading and learning and getting good value out of EG, right?

So this is my check-in post. Not much meat in this one, but I thought it’d be a good idea to let you know what’s going on in my world.

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