Tip #21

casual-loafers

Loafers look best without socks. No show socks will help you keep the look and preserve the shoes. 

Tip #21 Exposed:

Banana Republic amongst many other designers make socks that do not show. I know a lot of people don’t like the feel of wearing shoes without socks, so here is the solution. You can look and feel great with the no show socks. Another positive is that they help preserve the shoes AND keep them from smelling horribly. I have a few pairs and they are great. I personally like the very low cut ones just so I can be sure no part of the sock can be seen. After all that is the purpose of the no show socks, so make sure they don’t show!

Tip # 19


Suspenders

Suspenders, wearing them with a suit is cool but down with jeans is even cooler!

Tip #19 Exposed:

Suspenders, yes, suspenders with jeans or khakis can work great. They are out there, I myself have a pair of Varvatos (John) khakis with some kick ass suspenders. Of course, I take my own tip in to account and wear them down with a tee, polo or even a casual shirt. Remember, if you do have some killer suspenders you plan to wear with a pair of jeans you do need suspender buttons. I mainly use pairs that are meant for suspenders, but you can have the buttons sowed on to any pair your heart desires. Plug the suspenders in, let em hang down, and rock it!

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

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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 # 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.

Tip #7

flag

Stars and Stripes are fine on the American Flag not your clothing, they don’t match!

Tip #6 Exposed:

When trying to match clothing stay away from checkered and stripes, they clash! When wearing a checkered shirt your safest bet is to wear a solid jacket. Same with a striped shirt and vise versa a striped or checkered jacket will be best with a solid shirt. So try and own both solid shirts and solid jackets. Same applies to pants and socks, pants and shirt etc….. Playing it safe is always a good idea. People will notice a clash before they notice a match!

Tip #5

Dry-Cleaning

Dry cleaning shortens the life of your clothing, period.

Tip #5 Exposed:

Chemicals and clothing just don’t mix, so do your best to keep your clothing away from the dry cleaners. Here are a few ways to keep your clothing clean and wrinkle free without needing the dry cleaners. One, if you have a stain or something dirty on your clothing try and spot clean them with a warm damp cloth/towel. Two, always hang your clothing right (on the creases etc..) this should help the wrinkles hang out. Three, you can always hang clothing in the bathroom when you take a hot shower to help steam out the wrinkles. If all else fails and you do need to bring some of your clothing in to the dry cleaners you can always ask them to just soft press them (if they are clean and you are just bringing them in because of wrinkles). This will skip all the cleaning chemicals, but remember the press isn’t good for the cloths either.