Butch at the Beach: Butch Swimwear Series – Backyard Edition

Finding swimwear that makes you feel dapper is not easy for most butches and tomboys. Each edition in this series will feature a different stylish swimsuit and accompanying gear to keep you feeling confident at the beach, lake, or pool.

This edition is inspired by those summer days from childhood with a little nod in the color scheme to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Remember when you were a teenager and your backyard was a world unto itself and all you needed was music, some water, a swimsuit, and some sunshine?  

Lots of people might not be heading out to the pool, or spending a day at the lake, or heading to the shore, or staying classy at the beach this summer.  But staying home doesn’t mean you have to stay inside.  There’s no reason you can’t still have some fun in the sun, backyard style.

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Closet Cleanout Guide

Cleaning out your closet can give your style a boost. It can also help you live more authentically.

Personal style is an evolution. We all have clothes that we used to love but no longer suit us. The ghosts of butches past stare back at us from the hangers and shelves of our closets. Oh, look, there’s sporty tomboy butch from college. And there’s awkward fat business casual (hidden) butch from my first corporate job. Many of the items we hold on to are no longer useful or they no longer represent the person we are today.

In this post, we’re going to go step by step (day by daaaayyyyy-ayyyyy for my fellow 90s kids!) through a closet cleanout. In just a few hours, you’re going to totally renew your wardrobe. And, because clothes are important, this closet cleanout project is going to give you the chance to live more authentically. Let’s get started.

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One Shirt Four Ways: 4 Full Outfits Using One OCBD

Oxford cloth button down shirts

One of the essential skills for building a versatile wardrobe affordably is learning how to use any single clothing item in a variety of ways. This magic allows you to utilize a single shirt into several outfits that range across the style spectrum from rugged casual to business casual. Today we will look at how to use a basic gray oxford cloth button-down shirt in 4 very different outfits.

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7 favorite menswear blogs 2019

I’ve learned almost all I know about mens style and fashion from internet mentors. I started my style journey around the same time that menswear blogs hit the scene in the late aughts. I learned the difference between preppy and streetwear, vintage and luxury, budget watches and heirloom timepieces. I’ve synthesized information from the world wide webs to form my own style, but I’m never done learning.

I want to share some of my favorite resources. These are the sites I visit frequently to get tips to beat the summer heat, apartment decor, cocktail making, and mens fashion and style. These writers are constantly inspiring me in all ways to improve my life, both inside and out. If you’re learning to dress better, these sites will help guide you in the right direction.

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