Three Ways I’m Keeping Warm, Dressing Smart, and Looking Sharp This Winter

November 14, 2013

I haven’t made any cold-weather purchases in several years. My (now) wife bought me a navy peacoat four years ago, and I’ve worn it so much that I put huge holes in the lining of every pocket. (Needless to say, they must be repaired.) I have a bunch of flannel shirts, one or two pairs of leather gloves, and a pair of bean boots I bought two or three years ago.

Like I mentioned before, I don’t go shopping all that much.

Nevertheless, here are three items I’m considering buying…

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Win This Watch: The Timex Weekender from Huckberry

November 7, 2013

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a big fan of watches, but especially simple, utilitarian, handsome-looking watches at a decent price… watches perfect for your everyday life because they do one thing well: tell time.

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Getting Your Mister Rogers On: How To Choose And Wear a Cardigan

October 31, 2013

Hey Gents, Most of you American readers should remember Mister Rogers. He was a fixture within the world of children’s television for 33 years. The show always started with Mister Rogers entering his home, and while singing “Won’t you be my neighbor?” he changed his shoes to sneakers and put on his cardigan. He seemed [...]

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A Helpful Way To Discover (and Organize) Great Finds on eBay

October 24, 2013

Recently, I started using the Collections feature to easily group my items. This works out great because 1.) I can see what my items look like next to each other, and 2.) everything is in one easy-to-find spot.

Before this, I guess you could bookmark each auction and refer back to it later, or save the photos to your computer and then put them together on one page in some image editing program. But besides being extremely inconvenient, who has time for all that work, anyway?

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Squats and Sport Coats: What The Barbell Taught Me About Style

October 17, 2013

For several months, I was perfecting my low bar squat (one of the movements you would learn by following the Starting Strength program) and got quite used to it, but recently, I’ve decided to switch to a version of the high bar squat.

In theory, they sound pretty similar, but the motor patterns associated with the two differ significantly. Long story short, because of the difference in these movements, I’ve had to retrain myself.

At first, I had a hard time adjusting to the high bar squat, and because of this, I had to drop the weight significantly just so I could focus on the actual movement and not worry about crushing myself under the heavier weight I was used to with the low bar squat.

Anyway, you must be wondering, “How does this relate to personal style?”

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