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Suit Up! Formal Wear For Everyday Occasions

[caption id="attachment_1469" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="Barney Stinson is simply legen - wait for it - dary."][/caption] While both concepts of dressing to impress and dressing for success are well known when it comes to interviews and dates, there are other, perhaps simpler, things to consider. Why not dress nicely even if it's simply for yourself? You don’t need a special event to flaunt your style and show off your assets. Women often dress themselves up to feel good, why shouldn't men? Now I know what you’re probably thinking. "Is it really worth all the trouble? What’s the point of dressing up if it’s...

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The Perks of Learning to Dance

So your best friend’s wedding is coming up and his fiancée is dragging him to dance lessons. She insists they need to impress everyone during their first dance as a couple. He is miserable about the idea and begs you to come along to make it a little less painful. Now I know what you’re thinking. "If I start ballroom dancing, there is a good chance I will be ridiculed mercilessly by my other friends." "He has the excuse that his soon to be wife is dragging him to go but I certainly don’t. If this gets out I will...

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The Basics of Wearing a Tuxedo Pt. 1

[caption id="attachment_1062" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Look dapper in a fine tuxedo."][/caption] Not many people are privy to the rules pertaining to wearing a tuxedo. Sure, we are aware that tuxedos should primarily be worn for special events and galas.  However, as far as how to sport one, which colors to pick in relation to the time of day and season, and coordinating shoes and socks with your tuxedo, there are still many people  who are clueless. With that said, let’s go over some do’s and don’t’s of tux’s. One thing I see some gentlemen do with regards to wearing a tuxedo is...

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The Stripping Down of the Bachelor Party

At some point in the history of mandom, we collectively reached the decision that bachelor parties should be spent in the presence of booze, bros, and scantily clad women. With grooms-to-be being all but expected to adhere to this societal norm, the ultimate effect was the redefining of the term "bachelor party" so that it was synonymous with "debauchery." [youtube width=392 height=221]9wmoI7ldMuc[/youtube] In retrospect it sounds a little cliche, a little expected, and when we get right down to the down and dirty, maybe a little classless too. But interestingly enough, it's also becoming decreasingly popular. Whether you want to...

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Summer 2012: When and Why to Wear a Tux

Now that Memorial Day is behind us and it's well into summer, you're likely thinking that it's time to hang up the formal attire, break out the grill, and relax. While you should by all means be thinking about some quality barbeque, though, don't be so ready to throw your nice duds in the back of the closet. Prom might be over, and graduation parties are already done with, but summer is a season full of opportunities for you to fit into that tuxedo and class it up. [caption id="attachment_680" align="alignleft" width="87" caption="Be sure to look the part for all...

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