Tip# 14

Belt:Shoe

The rule that your belt and shoes need to be the same color is old school, feel free to change it up.

Tip #14 Exposed:

I used to make myself crazy trying to get my shoes and belts to be exactly the same color. To the extent that I would take my shoes to the store when shopping for a belt. While many may still think they need to be the same color, this is not the case anymore (for sure). However, I do advise the colors match. Like in the above image, light brown and black do work, but I would stay away from dark brown and black. White belts go with every color so if you like colorful shoes and want a universal belt feel free to go with white. The days of making ourselves crazy for the exact color match are over!

Tip #13

jeans

If you don’t know this yet, you should, make sure to wash your jeans inside out.

Tip #13 Exposed:

As the tip says, if you are unaware of this you must know to wash your jeans as well as any of your good clothing, inside out. This helps preserve the color. Also, don’t use to much detergent! Filling up your detergent all the way to the line on its cap is to much. Trust me, the detergent company wants you using more so you buy more. This tip is a very simple one that everyone should know.

Tip #12

H-G

 

We all love our inbox shopping, but keep in mind it is not always the cheapest.

Tip #12 Exposed:

A great trick to getting good deals on clothing is inbox shopping (sites such as the above, that send sales to your email). Keep in mind though, that when you find something you like on one of these sites you should always google the item to see if you can find it cheaper elsewhere. There is a reason these sites are selling items at such a low price, obviously a retailer is trying to get rid of inventory they could not sell. Maybe you can find it  for cheaper from that retailer or from another discount site. Happy shopping!

Tip #11

Suits

You breath, let your suits breath as well!

Tip #11 Exposed:

As I did, many believe that keeping your suits in cleaner bags protects them. This is in fact not the case! Your suits need to air out, and definitely after you have worn them. Keeping them in the cleaner bags will many times cause the static issue as well, that we all hate. Although, remember if you do have the static issue and your pants are sticking to your legs, there are many sprays out there that will alleviate the issue. If you are worried about your suits getting wrinkled just make sure they are hung right and there is enough space in your closet to leave a bit of room between them.

Tip #10

 

Black eye

 

A black and blue eye is never good, but black and blue on your outfit does work SOMETIMES….

Tip #10 EXPOSED:

Sometimes? Yes, I left this tip a bit open. Thankfully for the exposed part, as it will always explain. Navy and black generally do NOT match. On the other hand, light blue or baby blue can work with black. I say navy and black, “generally” because it CAN work with shoes and pants but on anything else on your outfit I would have to say no. The “CAN” (in capitals) is there for a reason as well, because you must tread lightly even with that. So as a general rule it is best just to stay away from wearing navy and black together. Keep in mind, I only write advise so it is always up to the person wearing it to make the final decision!

Tip #9

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Tie bars/clips are awesome, find the right sized one for your tie though.

Tip#9 Exposed:

Ties come in all different sizes (width wise), so do tie bars. Make sure you get the right sized one for the width of the ties you wear. There are multiple ways to wear the bar as well. You can wear one that covers the whole width of your tie, ¾ of it, or, half of it. You can also wear them on multiple different places of the tie (length wise). I will leave it up to the wearer to decide what and where he like to wear the bar. Ohh, and your tie will stay in in the right position, so there is a use for the bar aside for the look. Can’t beat convenience and fashion at the same time! FYI, I love www.thetiebar.com

Tip # 8

Leather

Treat your leather right!

Tip # 8 Exposed:

If you don’t know about leather cream you need to! Leather cream such as the one in the photo both protect your leather and clean it. They protect it by coating it to keep water, scuffs, and stains from absorbing into the leather. This will keep your shoes, bags, belts and whatever other leather you wear looking fresh. Keep in mind this is not a one time thing, although doing it periodically will clean the leather as well. Apply the cream, wait for it to dry, and then buff to get the natural shine of your leather. This is the single best tip I can give for leather, period.