Flip-Flops to Boat Shoes: Summer Footwear

June 30, 2010 Dressing

When the temperature rises, so does the temptation: “man, my feet would feel so much cooler in flip-flops. I’m just going to the bar/store/park/library…c’mon, comfort is important!” It’s hard to know where to begin, but let’s start here: would you also wear moon boots in the winter? I didn’t think so. So now that we […]

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Spanx and the Spare Tire

June 3, 2010 Dressing

We all laughed when the makers of Spanx announced they would be shipping Spanx for Men. After all, the vanity of the girdle has always been the realm of the woman. We men have generally accepted for centuries now that a woman’s waist isn’t as narrow as it looks with clothes on, and that those […]

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Board Shorts to Speedos: What to Wear When

June 2, 2010 Dressing

In the US, the Memorial Day weekend normally marks the unofficial beginning to summer, and our thoughts begin to turn to beaches, pools and lakes. The dilemma is finding swimwear that both looks good and is functional for your day on the water. Shorts for water sports come in many lengths and fits, and if […]

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Sport Coats: Not Just For Anchormen

May 21, 2010 Dressing

The sport coat is more dressy than a hoodie or bomber, but less formal than a suit jacket. It can be perfect for wearing on a night out with the guys, or for a first date. With a selection of two or three sport coats, you can mix and match them for virtually any occasion. […]

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The Ascot and Other Risky Fashion Choices

May 17, 2010 Dressing

From time to time, men are tempted to take a chance with fashion. Recently political commentator Roland Martin did just that, wearing an ascot on his CNN program. The result was a swift mocking by Jon Stewart: And with good reason: we tend to see a man in an ascot as less authoritative. It’s considered […]

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Return of the Links

April 24, 2010 Dressing

The old Hump-day Links feature kind of wore out its welcome with me several months ago—sometimes there just aren’t enough quality links in a week to fill an article, and the really good ones deserve a post and discussion of their own. However, when I accumulate some interesting/humorous reading that might also offer something to […]

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 4: Strike While the Iron is Hot

March 25, 2010 Dressing

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is a project to clean and declutter not only your house, but your life. Each day you’ll get a housecleaning assignment, an assignment that involves the world around you, and a project to clear your mind. You can start anytime at the Ultimate Spring Cleaning main page. Yesterday was a big day. […]

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6 Items of Clothing Every Man Should Own

March 1, 2010 Dressing

You’re looking in your closet the day before your big date. You own some old button-down patterned shirts, some polos, an old pair of pleated khakis and about nine t-shirts from concerts you attended in the ’90s. You start to panic. You look at your shoe storage area, which is the space behind the front […]

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