Hey gents,

How was your Christmas? Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing time with family and friends.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets a bit introspective around this time of year. It’s the perfect time to reset, plan ahead, and reflect on what you’ve managed to accomplish over the past twelve months.

So here’s today’s Ask The Readers question: What are your two biggest resolutions for 2013?

Since I’m giving you two, let one be related to your personal style, and the other a general life resolution. I assume we’re all multi-faceted people with various goals and interests other than simply the betterment of our personal style. So lets hear it!

Upcoming plans

I’ll be spending the new year in NYC before heading out to the good ol’ Midwest for a few days after, so it’ll be a bit quiet around these parts the next week or so.

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of the EG community. Whether you’ve been around since the first article or you just discovered us last week, I’m thankful you’re here. I’m proud to be a part of the community we built and I’m looking forward to doing even more cool stuff in 2013.

If things go according to plan for the coming year, EG will go through a site refresh which should help organize the content a bit better.

Also, keep an eye out for the new course I’ve been mentioning the past few months (still in the works), a new series I’m calling Signature Style featuring some really stylish dudes I’ve found around the web (and some in real life), and of course more articles that will continue to help you form your own personal style.

One last thing: I’ve been working on the new Fifth&Brannan site the past few months, and I’m happy to say it’s finally up and running.

To celebrate the launch as well as the new year, we’re giving 20% off all shirting till Jan 1, 2013. That includes the new collection and also the newly marked down shirts.

Check it out here.

Since we’ll be out of town for a week, all orders will ship January 8.

Be safe this New Year’s Eve, and here’s to a great 2013!




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7 Responses

  1. Ryan on

    My lifestyle resolution is to start a habit of getting up early (5 or 6am). I’m pairing that with working on a lot of my productivity habits, and so far it’s been working really well. I’ve gotten a lot more done on the days when I’m up early and it’s nice and peaceful to be up earlier than everyone else.

    My style goal is to start thrifting more. I’m just about to graduate college, and while I’ll be working this semester, I still don’t have a ton of money to blow on new items in the stores. I know that people can get great stuff from thrift stores, I just need to put in the work to do it.

  2. CJ on

    Lifestyle – Stop making excuses and follow thru with educational/certification plans I’ve had for a couple of years.

    Style – Like Ryan, thrifting. And recreating. The idea is partially about finances, but more about cutting down on waste.

  3. DZ on

    I may be a pessimist but I don’t make resolutions, because they never work, and for good reasons. Habits don’t form over night, it takes a very long time and very small steps for a big change to occur. And people make resolutions with their emotions and think since its the new year, it must work! but there really isn’t any differences between starting these “resolutions” on any other day of the year, but no one think “oh yea I can start eating healthy for the next 365 days starting tomorrow on march 19th”. And there is nothing special about Jan 1st either. Chances are, you are not gonna change anything major, or even small like “I’m gonna brush my teeth after lunch every day”. Though, with dedication and serious HARD WORK and a REAL PLAN, changes can occur… but still not over night.

    Did I mention how much I love your blog Barron? 😛

    in all seriousness, I think making resolutions is a lot like buying lottery tickets. Its nice to think of what your life would be if those resolutions came true before reality crushes you, just as its nice to think about what your life would be like if you won the lottery before the reality of probability crushes your dreams and hopes. So for that reason and that reason alone, resolute away I say! If it makes you happy for even a few days at zero cost, I say, go for it!

  4. Bo on

    This is a great question, one that I don’t normally think about until January 1st itself! In terms of my lifestyle, one of my biggest resolutions (and this is a broad one) is to live in the moment–to be present and take things in as they come, and to have more perspective along with that. Being so busy with work and school makes that hard to do sometimes. And stylistically, I know I’ve made huge, huge strides this year, moreso than any other year in the past. So I want to continue to push myself to try new color combinations and take more chances with different looks, possible trends, etc. Style, as with life, is all about improvement! Love the blog btw, keep up the great work!

  5. Aaron Trent on

    Going in the opposite direction of the trend here. After being frustrated with dress and sport shirts not fitting properly and the amount of tailoring needed being kind of a hassle and a chunk of change I decided to stop buying those shirts from regular retail channels. In 2013 I will only buy shirts that are MTM.

  6. crockeronline on

    My style resolution? Be a source of positive change amongst my friends and coworkers. As I’ve started to dress better, I get compliments and I like to keep myself open and honest about how I made myself over. I’m interested in paying that forward with my community.

    My lifestyle resolution is, in broad strokes, do less stuff better. I get involved with way too many extracurricular projects that I don’t get to give them the proper attention they deserve so I’d like to focus on boiling it all down to the best artistic and entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Looking forward to EG in the New Year!