Outfit: Simply Stylish

American Eagle Outfitters Men’s Leather Belt ($18). Dockers® Jean Cut Khaki All Seasons Slim-Fit Tech Pants ($36). Old Navy Slim-Fit Built-In Flex Chambray Everyday Shirt ($37).  Nautica Portofino Stainless Steel Watch ($68). Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot ($62).

Sometimes the best style is keeping things as simple and classic as possible. A timeless chambray shirt paired with dark british khaki chinos always looks good. Any time on anyone. The details like the jean cut of the chinos and the dark leather belt and boots keep this outfit on the rugged classic end of the style spectrum. A quintessential dive watch is the finishing touch. Simple. Timeless. Classic. Stylish.

10 Fall boots under $150 for 2020

Nothing makes me feel more handsome than a great pair of boots. At the first hint of cooler temperatures, I’m ready to toss my sneakers into the back of the closet and wear boots for months. One of the problems with boots is that they can be pretty expensive. Here we’re going to look at 10 boots that are actually affordable covering every scenario from dressy to hiking. Grab a few of your favorite pairs and prepare to feel handsome!

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Outfits: Fall Monday

Mondays are hard. Even if you love your job, coming back from the weekend can be a hard reentry. I find that putting a little extra effort into my outfit on Monday morning can put an extra spring in my step and make my whole day feel a little easier to handle. So throw on a blazer and some real shoes, even if especially if you are working from home.

Amazon Brand – Goodthreads Men’s Slim-Fit Wool Blazer ($51). Amazon Essentials Men’s Regular-Fit Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt ($18). The Tie Bar Free Fall Floral Pocket Square ($14). Dockers Men’s Slim Fit Workday Khaki Smart 360 Flex Pants ($40). Gold Toe Men’s Dress Crew Socks ($8). Bruno Marc Men’s Suede Leather Wingtip Boots ($30). Timex Expedition Scout 40 Watch ($41).

Shame is 2 Sizes Too Large

I recently headed to my local JCPenney store to take advantage of their winter clearance sale and snag some new sweaters. 

I thought my current sweaters were simply wearing out and stretched.  I thought their casual shape was just baggy, and I felt uncomfortable wearing them, and I wanted to get some new ones to replace them.  I grabbed my size (an XL) and headed to the ladies dressing room hoping I could dive in without anyone seeing me and telling me I was in the wrong area.

I made it in without incident, but was immediately disappointed: the XL was like a dress.  The sleeves were nearly 8 inches too long and the whole garment just bagged off of me. What the hell?  XL was my size.   

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe: A Week at the Shore

Old Navy Blue Dot Print Shirt ($24). Old Navy Teal Floral Shirt (similar)($19). Old Navy Red Orange Striped Shirt (similar)($25). NIKE SB Team Classic ($65). Zhuanglin Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes ($40). Birkenstock Mayari Sandals ($100). Levi’s Web Belt ($15 for 3). Navy & White Canvas Woven belt (similar)($12). Dockers Slim Fit Original Khaki All Seasons Tech Pants D1 ($58). Chubbies Shorts The Neon Lights ($65). Goodthreads 5″ Inseam Lightweight Comfort Stretch Oxford Short Gunmetal Gray ($24). Goodthreads 5″ Inseam Flat-Front Comfort Stretch Chino Navy Short ($25). Chubbies Shorts The Staples 5.5″ (Stretch)($50). Topo Designs Quick Pack ($69). LOYALLOOK Bracelets ($12). LUENX Aviator Sunglasses ($18). Invicta Dive Watch ($40). Outplay Flatsea Swim Tank ($55). Abercrombie & Fitch Linen Shirt (Pink) ($23). Abercrombie & Fitch Icon Linen Shirt ($29).

Many of us are headed for a vacation at the beach this summer.  I almost always over pack when heading on long trips because I want to have options with my outfits.  This year, I decided to create a capsule wardrobe that would help me to focus on bringing the right clothes (you know, instead of bringing ALL the clothes).

Capsule wardrobes are simply a way of collecting a small number of individual items that you can mix and match in a lot of different ways.  This means you can create multiple outfits using just a dozen or so individual items by using mixing the pieces in different ways for different looks.  

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