Month: June 2016

Santalum Captoe Service Boots (x-post from goodyearwelt) – review in comments

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Santalum Captoe Service Boots (x-post from goodyearwelt) – review in comments
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Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by AndyMossers

The Essential Summer 2016 Sockless Guide

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The Essential Summer 2016 Sockless Guide
Hey MFA, I’m here to give you guys the rundown on everything useful about going sockless this summer. I’ve recently seen a decent amount of posts relating to this, and I figured I’d try and help since I’ve already shelled out a good bit of time and cash trying out a bunch of different things to get this whole sockless dilemma taken care of in the best way possible.Why go Sockless?It looks good. Yeah pretty simple, huh? Showing off your mankles signifies leisure, comfort, and a general carefree vibe. It’s the perfect style for the summer and spring months, and can be a great touch to nearly any outfit. Additionally, a lot of popular shoes today are meant to be worn with no socks, so sometimes you don’t really even have much of a choice.What To Go Sockless InLoafers, boat shoes, slip-ons, moccasins, and canvas shoes should be worn sockless. There are many other shoe styles that look great when worn without socks even if they were not necessarily made with it in mind. Ditch your socks when wearing either shorts or pants, as they both look good accompanied by an absence of socks. Click here to see a bunch of potential summer shoes you can go sockless in.The ProblemsAs awesome as going sockless is, the style unfortunately comes with many problems. Bad foot and shoe odor, discomfort, buckets of sweat, blisters, ruined shoes, and a potential for fungus to develop. All of these things almost make going sockless not even worth it, luckily there are some good solutions out there to fight these sockless symptoms.The Solutions1. No Show SocksMy favorite solution by far due to its easiness and how it eliminates most of the problems right at the source. Once I got my hands on a good pair of these, I had no need for the other sockless products I’d accumulated (although I’ll still touch on those in this guide). The only drawbacks to no-show socks are that they may look a little weird when worn by themselves, and that there are an abundance of crummy brands making socks that’ll break easily and slip down your heels. If you go down this route, be sure that whatever you buy is sized correctly. Too tight or too loose and you’ll have a bad time.In total I’ve tried six different brands of no show socks and my favorite are these ones from SocklessLook. They’re comfortable, haven’t broken, not too thin, and don’t slide down my heel. Another great brand I’ve tried with no problems at all are these from Falke. Honorable mentions include Journey’s Footies and Ninja Sox. The Journeys are nice mostly because they’re pretty cheap, but they have given me some slipping problems and had holes in them after only around a month. Regarding Ninja Sox, I’ve found that they are comfortable, and seem to hold up well. The problem with them is that they are way too thin, and don’t absorb sweat as well as others.2. Shoe and Foot CareWhether you’re wearing socks or not, you should always wash your feet well every day. It’s especially important though if you’re going without socks. Make sure you thoroughly scrub everywhere on your feet, rather than simply lathering soap on them and letting the water do the rest of the work. Also, don’t forget to get the between-the-toes area, and remember that proper drying is essential.Taking care of your shoes is super important as well, and can really help counter your sockless struggles. Check to see if your shoes should be machine washed. If not, you can just clean them by hand. A great in-depth guide to proper shoe care can be found here. To save money, try cleaning the insides of leather shoes with a half white-vinegar, half water solution. It will help kill odor causing bacteria. Cleaning at least once a week will produce the best results. Also, be sure to break any new shoes in gradually. This can help prevent blisters caused by new, unshaped shoes heavily rubbing against your skin.3. Washable InsolesThese can be useful if you want a decent compromise between the carefreeness of fully giving up socks and some of the benefits of wearing no show socks. The only brand of washable insoles I’ve tried are NotSocks, and they seemed to work decently while I was using them. The main drawbacks of using these is that they won’t really stop you from getting blisters anywhere besides the bottom of your feet, and also only stop some of the sweat and smell.4. Cedar Shoe TreesShoe trees are special shaped blocks of wood designed to be put in empty shoes in order to preserve the shape and absorb moisture along with reducing odor. I have found them to be great for keeping the shape of my shoes, but these as a solution to the sweat/odor/blister problem leave a lot to be desired. Many also claim to kill bacteria, but I would take that with a grain of salt. Check out this thread to learn more about shoe trees.5. PowdersWhen it’s hot out and you’re wearing shoes without socks, your feet are going to sweat a ton. Many problems arise from all that sweat with nothing to absorb it. Fortunately, powders exist to help absorb some of that moisture and control foot odor. I personally have used Gold Bond in the past, and would recommend it. While these powders aren’t a proper standalone solution, combining them with shoe trees, washable insoles, and good foot care simultaneously should result in many of your sockless symptoms being alleviated.TLDR: Going sockless is awesome and looks great, but has some annoying problems. The best way to solve these problems is to get a few solid pairs of no show socks. They are great and an easy fix as long as you get the right brand and size. The most effective alternative to that is to utilize a combination of washable insoles, cedar shoe trees, and foot powders. While this involves a little more work, it is considered a more “genuine” way of going sockless, and certainly has its own benefits.
Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by montengco

How do I go about cleaning my Y-3 Quasa Highs in Triple White

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How do I go about cleaning my Y-3 Quasa Highs in Triple White
This is the most expensive shoe I’ve ever bought and I want to keep them in pristine condition. Any methods or products that you can recommend for that material? Here you can see the Material, its sort of like neoprene-ish: http://www.solebox.com/qasa-high-43889.htmlThanks a lot for any help! 🙂
Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by EwoksAreAwesome

Outfit Feedback and Fit Check – June 30

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Outfit Feedback and Fit Check – June 30
Post a picture of what you’re wearing to get suggestions, feedback and constructive criticism from the community. When posting, please:Include what the attire is for (work, school, going out, etc.)Include a front-on, full-body picture with your hands at your sides. Multiple pictures from different angles can be helpful, but aren’t necessary. There’s more info on taking good self-shots here.Critiquing others is welcome and encouraged, but keep it constructive/factual. It takes balls to post pictures of yourself on the Internet, the least you can do is accord the same courtesy as you would to someone in real life.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
Mens Hair Styles 2015
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Hair, Skincare, Fragrance, and Fitness Thread – June 30

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Hair, Skincare, Fragrance, and Fitness Thread – June 30
This thread is for any and all questions and discussion regarding Personal Care, Grooming, and Fitness.Related subreddits that might be helpful to check out include: /r/skincareaddiction, /r/malehairadvice, /r/wicked_edge, /r/malegrooming, /r/fragrance, and /r/fitness.
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In Los Angeles near fashion district for a couple of days, where can I find a good inexpensive suit?

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In Los Angeles near fashion district for a couple of days, where can I find a good inexpensive suit?
I’m in Los Angeles for a couple more days. I’ll be back here in two weeks. Since I am staying near the fashion district, I thought I’d hit the shops down there this afternoon to go shopping. I could use a new suit or two. I’d want them to be good quality, not cheaply made, and I thought maybe there was a hidden gem down here you could point me to. Thanks, gents.Oh, also, I am not a producer or pimp, so rayon gold ain’t up my alley. Something conservative and classy.
Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by LarsThorwald

Simple Questions – June 30

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Simple Questions – June 30
This thread is for simple style questions that don’t warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Fit checks and “How’d I do” questions are a great use of this thread (although they can also go in the daily Outfit Feedback & Fit Check thread). Other example questions:Could someone take the chest measurement for a small J.Crew oxford?Is there a place with full measurements for Naked & Famous jeans?What slim-fitting green cords do you recommend?Where do I find a military surplus peacoat online?If you’re asking for suggestions for a specific kind of clothing/accessory, state what your budget is.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
Mens Hair Styles 2015
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About to go out, should my shirt be tucked or not?

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About to go out, should my shirt be tucked or not?
So I’m about to go out, it’s the first time since I was about 6 I have a pair of white shorts, so I’m worried about a lot of things, including if I should tuck it in or not, and are there any other things I could change?http://m.imgur.com/a/NlXGrEdit: Must be the heat, I have of course been out of my house since 6, meant having white shorts
Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by TheDoctor_RS

One-Year Review of Outlier’s Futureworks pants [x-post r/outlier)

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One-Year Review of Outlier’s Futureworks pants [x-post r/outlier)
I wanted to share my 1-year experience with Outlier’s Futureworks pants. All photos are embedded in the text to FORCE you to read. Outlier, if you don’t already know, is a NYC-based outfitter that has been creating tailored performance wear since 2008. The Outlier team uses many different technical fabrics that are put to the test after substantial time and energy are put into research. The company offers many different rotating, seasonal options – with several core choices – that appeal to regular office dudes, active weekend warriors, and now even some hypebeast fuccbois. If you are male and you wear clothes, Outlier undoubtedly has something for you. Outlier’s most popular and long-tenured items are their 100% merino wool t-shirt, Slim Dungarees (their “21st century take on jeans”), and their Merino/Co Pivot (hidden) button-down. I wanted to focus on the Futureworks because they are, in my opinion, the most underrated Outlier item.Purchase: I bought these in June 2015 from the Outlier website for $125 USD. They are size 32, and the color is Zinc. The price increased to $140 USD in January 2016 because, as the co-founder Abe notes, the factory began charging the company more. The pants came packaged in a basic white box. I don’t have pictures of the inside of the box, but it featured a glossy image of a guy climbing a mountain – unnecessary but a nice touch. The pants are also accompanied by an Outlier black swan sticker (as is every purchase), which is now on the back of my car. As an aside, the merino tee comes with two thick Outlier-branded elastic bands that can be useful for packing on trips.Design and Details: The Futureworks are made with Swedish F. Cloth, which is a blend of 97% nylon and 3% elastane. The material lends to a nice 2-way stretch. They are woven into a 200gsm Cordura grade canvas, which has a soft feel and clingy drape to it. They have a classic 4-pocket design (in comparison with the Slim Dungarees’ 5-pocket design) with rear welt pockets. The pants have a zip fly with a YKK zipper and a very thick, sturdy button, the back of which bears Outlier’s signature black swan logo. I’m not quite sure what the pockets are lined with, but the weave appears to be canvas, and they feel almost like satin. One of the coolest features of these pants, as well as other Outlier pants, is the gusseted crotch. The gusset reduces the intersection of stress points, which leads to fewer crotch blowouts and less wear and tear on the pants in general, especially for those guys who may find themselves hiking or biking in these pants (more on that later).Fit: As noted these are size 32. They came with a standard 33.5 inch inseam, but I had them hemmed to about a 31.5. They’re not a good pant to cuff. Here’s my first wear of them last July before I had time to hem them, and as you can see, the cuff looks too big and doesn’t fold well because of the material. Since I’ve had them hemmed though, they are the perfect fitting pants. The waist and seat fit well, and the thighs are sufficiently roomy (12 inches on size 32) with a nice taper to a 7.5 inch leg opening. I would say the only real drawback with these pants is, at times, the drape. The F. Cloth is rather clingy and can appear almost like it has stuck to your legs. Here’s one fit of mine where you can see what I mean. Because of the fabric’s light weight and breathability, it lacks structure. The fit is virtually perfect though, and the drape issues are only episodic.Function: Without question, these are the most diverse pants I own, both in terms of function and styling. As for styling, they can be worn casually with a sweatshirt and sneakers or used in more autumnal, business casual looks with a dark plaid shirt and boots. I wear these in and out of the office because they go with pretty much any style, and the color is really versatile. They’re also great functionally. I have worn them in many locales, from being a tourist on the Venice Boardwalk in California to a very muddy, very tough hike in Kauai, Hawaii. After the hike, they were covered in mud, and I wasn’t sure they were salvageable. I rinsed them in the tub, and then washed them once, and the mud had all come out. I’ve had them for a year and spilled plenty on them – including condiments, olive oil, and burger drippings – and there are no stains. They are also hydrophobic, which is great for those of us prone to clumsiness. Here’s a video demonstration. Water just sort of beads up and can be brushed off, which makes them great in light rain. They aren’t waterproof, but they’re sufficiently water resistant, in my opinion. They’re also very breathable and fare quite well in hot weather. I can sometimes wear them in lieu of shorts and be fine. I wore them in 96 degree Las Vegas heat, and my legs stayed cool.Overall: One of my favorite purchases of the last year. I think besides my Apolis Chore Coat, they are probably the thing I’ve worn the most over that time frame. The fit is perfect, the function is ideal, and the aesthetic is clean and uncomplicated, just like Outlier’s whole portfolio. It’s not surprising why it’s many people’s favorite brand.
Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by molloy_the_burglar

Advice for tucking tie under shirt collar?

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Advice for tucking tie under shirt collar?
Do you do the tie first then fold the collar over? Leave the top unbuttoned, do the tie then button up? Idk I always seem to have trouble with the tie showing under the collar.
Mens Hair Styles 2015
Submitted by Vqn1204