Month: December 2016

How would you describe your style?

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How would you describe your style?
Provide anything you want: basic descriptors, inspo albums, brand names, articles of clothing, etc.
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Tips on Cleaning Out the Wardrobe

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Tips on Cleaning Out the Wardrobe
Gentlemen, it’s the time of year where every man tells himself he’s going to do things right this year. He’s going to lose weight, join a gym, shop hooking up and the find the one, cut down on the drinking, get a new job, get a job, and get their lives under control. While many of these will fall by the wayside in a few weeks, there is one thing that every man can do to help get their lives in order, and that’s cleaning out and cleaning up their wardrobe.The following are a few tips that I’ve found useful for cleaning things up, organizing the clothes, and getting rid of stuff I’m never going to wear again.Step One, Be Honest, Be Brutal, Be Patient.The most important step in cleaning up your wardrobe is realize that you don’t need most of what you have, and a lot of it you haven’t worn in a long time. Maybe it doesn’t fit anymore, maybe it was a phase, maybe you’ve grown past it. Whatever the reason is, you have to realize that when you are done with this process, stuff you used to wear every day will either be in box in the attic, on a hangar at Goodwill, or in a trash bag. And this isn’t going to be quick, either. It may take a year or two to realize that you never wear some of these clothes, and will never wear them again.Step Two. Categorize and Break Down.What kind of clothes do you wear every day? Are you a suit and tie man, or do you work on a farm? Do you go to school in the city, or do you live in the middle of nowhere? Is it sunny every day, or does Winter last 10 months?Break down how often you wear different types of clothes. I use the following categories to determine what clothes belong to what group, and how often I wear them. These are the types of dress that I’ve broken down, and not everyone will use the same.White Tie. Very formal. Unless you’re having dinner with the Queen of England, you don’t need to worry about this too much.Black Tie. About as formal as most men ever get, and only a few times in their life. For most men, this is rental territory, but if you can buy a tuxedo, get one and hold onto it.Suit & Tie. Have a job interview with a bank, or an awards ceremony, or a court date coming up? It’s best to have a suit or two.Business Professional or Shirt & Tie. Think of it like suit separates or blazers. The top end of the Business Casual spectrum.Business Casual. Depending on your workplace, this can be everything from shirt and tie all the way to cargo shorts and flip flops. Typically, it’s khakis or chinos, button down or polo shirts, and shoes that aren’t workout shoes. What you’d wear to work typically five days a week. Jeans may or may not be acceptable here, that depends on your place of work.Work Uniforms. This is what your job requires you to wear. I prefer keeping this category separate from your casual clothes, even if they’re the same.Nice Casual or Dressy Casual. Maybe you’re going out to a nice dinner with the lady or guy of your fancy, but it’s not so nice you need reservations. Or, you’re heading out to the club, or visiting someone you’re trying to impress, but it’s an informal setting. These are those types of clothes.Casual. You’re every day wear. It’s your definition, not someone else’s definition.Low Casual. I also call them the 3am Walmart clothes. Need to make a grocery run at 3am? Throw on some jeans that don’t smell too bad, a hoodie, and you’re out the door.Around The House. These are your frumpy, relaxing clothes. The kind of clothes you don’t wear outside unless there’s an emergency, but you feel good in them.Workout. This is a slight variation of around the house, but are clothes that you have either specifically for working out, or have been downgraded to this level. They are going to get dirty, smelly, and damaged, but for societal norms and laws, you have to wear something.Hobby Clothes. Like your Captain America shirt you wear to ComicCon or the opening of every Marvel movie. Or if you camp, and have specific camping clothes, this is where they go.Gardening & Housework. The lowest level of clothes before they leave your wardrobe. You put these on for yardwork or painting.Special Events. This is where the kilt, the cowboy boots, and the Stetson go.Sleepwear. Could be the same as around the house wear, but includes pajamas and other similar clothes.Now that you’ve broken down the types of events that you’d wear clothes for, it’s time to separate your clothes into the different groups. Clothes can go across different groups, but start up and work your way down. Ask “Does this work here?” at each point until you get a yes.It’s a similar process with underwear and socks, but for those it’s more about structural integrity than how they look. “Are they in one piece? Do they have holes?”Once you’ve broken it down, look to see if there’s anything that seems weird. Do you have 30 graphic t-shirts of superhero logos, but don’t wear them any more? Do you have 15 pair of socks with holes in them? Do you have 45 ties, but haven’t worn a suit since the Clinton Presidency? Analyze the categories where there seems to be a little too much.Step 3. The First CutDo you have shirts that have gigantic stains on them or are torn to pieces? Are your undershirts threadbare around the collar? Did you find a small and you’re now an XL? Take them and put them to the side. Those are your first cuts. You can look at them later to see what you keep or what becomes gardening clothes, but right now, they’re gone. What you do with them is your prerogative, but they’re not going back in your closet.Step 4. Organize and Arrange.Now that you’ve gone through the first cut, take everything of similar types and put them together in the closet and dressers. Suits go together, jackets, dress shirts, pants, polo shirts, jeans, etc.As you’re going through them, look at the sizes. Anything that sticks out that you haven’t worn in a while, put to the side for a try-on later.For clothes on hangars, I use the turned hangar trick. As you’re putting clothes away, put them all in the closet facing the same direction, say front facing left, and put the hangar on the shirt with the open side facing the right sleeve for shirts. When you hang the shirts up, the opening will face the outside of the closet. From this point on, when you’ve worn the shirt next time, hang it up with the opening facing the left sleeve. That way, in a few months, or next year, you can instantly see what you haven’t worn in a year, and if you haven’t worn it in a year, unless it’s a suit or higher, you probably don’t need to keep it.For dressers, a similar thing applies. For the first placement, put them so that the collar or waist faces the outside of the drawer, but after that, place them so that the collars and waists face the back, basically spinning them around.Step 5. Downgrade, try-on, and second cut.Remember all of those clothes that the size was a little different? Try them on. If they don’t fit, they’re cut. If you’re losing weight, keep some of the small ones as motivation, but if they’re tents when they used to be shirts, get rid of most of them.Have some clothes that just don’t work anymore? Maybe you’re a 40 year old white guy and found a pair of FUBU jeans from the 90’s, or decided that suspenders and flannel just aren’t for you? Cut’em.Some clothes are hard to throw out or donate, and those can get downgraded to around the house/sleepwear/workout/gardening clothes. Keep all of those clothes separate. If you mow once a week in the summer, you don’t need 40 t-shirts and 38 pair of jeans.Step 6. Review the Breakdown.Look at your breakdown one more time, and look at your wardrobe. Does what you have match with what you wear most often? Do things make sense? Can you find something in a hurry? Do you have space for more clothes?If your wardrobe doesn’t match with what you wear, go through it again, pretending you’re cleaning out someone else’s closet. If you can’t find something in a hurry, remove those items that were questionable keepers. If you have a lot of space, then you can grab one or two items of sentimental value and keep them. Maybe it’s a jacket you were wearing when you met that special someone, or a shirt you wore when you had a big score at the casino, or your lucky underwear because you wore those the first time you got lucky. If you have the space, you can keep them, but know that they’re on the bubble.Step 7. To Donate or To Trash?That is the question. Do you donate your old clothes, or do you throw them out? I answer the question this way. If they are clean and in good condition, donate. If they’re falling apart, if they’re nasty, if they are damaged, throw them out or turn them into rags for housework. But, before you throw them out, check the dress shirts for buttons and collar stays. If the shirt is getting thrown out, remove the buttons and collar stays, and put them in your sewing kit or with your accessories. Same thing with pants that are destroyed, keep the buttons. You can always use them to repair clothes you like.Step 8. Revisit this in a year.Remember when I made a big fuss about the direction of the hangars? This is so you know what you’ve worn throughout the last year. If you see hangars next year where the fronts are still facing you, and they aren’t special occasion clothes, they’re gone. That is closet space that can be used for something you want to wear.After you’ve removed all of the clothes you haven’t worn for a year, reset everything back to the “I haven’t worn it” position. Open hangar facing the right sleeve, pants and shirts flipped in the drawers. Go through and see what’s changed, what fits, what doesn’t fit, what doesn’t work, etc. You did the heavy lifting a year prior, so this shouldn’t be as bad, if you kept up with it.Gentleman, those are my basic tips for cleaning out and maintaining your wardrobe. Hope you found this useful.EDIT: Formatting.
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New Year’s Eve General Discussion

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New Year’s Eve General Discussion
I just thought I’d post this in case anyone wants to write anything.Happy New Year guys!
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Outfit Feedback and Fit Check – December 31

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Outfit Feedback and Fit Check – December 31
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.
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Hair, Skincare, Fragrance, and Fitness Thread – December 31

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Hair, Skincare, Fragrance, and Fitness Thread – December 31
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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Should I or Shouldn’t I Buy? – December 31

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Should I or Shouldn’t I Buy? – December 31
Get feedback on items you are considering buying, whether to pull the trigger or save your money, drop a paycheck(or several) on a leather jacket or pay your rent.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
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Need somewhere to wear

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Need somewhere to wear
So I have a work event in Disney coming up and they are giving us the option to dress in a theme for the awards dinner but I don’t know what to go with. I’m a big guy. 2xl usually on clothes and looking for some ideas that would work. Business casual type of atmosphere but our home office people will be there so nothing crazy.
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