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Style Basics 101

Looking your best on every occasion; just a dream? If you apply these basics rules (more guidelines actually), you will definitely improve your odds!   Size matters Take your wardrobe seriously and you will look seriously good. Head to a tailor and get yourself sized correctly. Always make sure your outfit fits perfectly. There is nothing more distasteful than a man who wears jeans that are tighter than his girlfriend’s, or a jacket that covers not only your arms but also your fingertips. Try to find the sweet spot.   Don’t be afraid of accessories Adding the right accessories to the right outfit, can give your look the extra edge it needs. Of course, every man needs a watch, but...

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At the Barbershop

  The smell of haircare products, the booming sound of sixties music, the like-mindedness among men, the whole interior design of the place: Visiting a barbershop is more than just getting a haircut, it’s a complete experience of manliness. Barber shops used to be traditional community places. Urban gathering spots, if you will, where people came together to chew the fat. Even though nowadays barbershops are sprouting like fresh mushrooms for all the hipsters out there, they still stay true to their original heritage.   The real deal There are several reasons why the modern day gentleman, such as yourself, should choose a barbershop over the generic hair salon. As already mentioned, visiting a barbershop is a one of a...

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Italians Do It Better

Italy is known for many things. A country characterized by an almost fairy-like landscape with long-drawn-out vineyards and scenic routes surrounded by pine-trees and dry stone walls, a nation famous for its Mediterranean cuisine and artisanal gelato and above all a country comprising beautiful people who are true ambassadors of their fashion heritage.   Italians are also known for their automotive history. Names like Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Fiat probably sound very familiar, even to non-petrolheads. However, Alfa Romeo, a brand many of you are likely less acquainted with, deserves some attention.   Founded in 1910 in Milan, the company has been producing sporty cars. Since the beginning it has been involved in car racing and did quite well. In...

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How to rock sneakers with a suit

People may have various opinions about wearing sneakers under a suit, but the fact is that the last decade combining formal attire and laid-back kicks has become generally accepted (just take a look at style icons like Mark Ronson, Idris Elba or Justin Timberlake). Moreover, the right pair of sneakers with the right suit for the right occasion can make you the fanciest looking guy at, for example, a summers’ garden party.   Take it from the top First you should decide which suit you want to wear. Of course every situation calls for a different type of suit. A more formal meeting, such as a business lunch with your finance guy, requires a more formal suit. If you are...

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A Vintage Car, a Ritual

Whether you are dreaming of buying a brilliant Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, a brute Schelby Mustang GT500 or a charming Fiat Cinquecento, owning a vintage car is something very special.  The experience will, however, not go flawless and you will face a steep learning curve in order to succeed and fully appreciate the journey. You can compare it to eating oysters. A buddy (read: the same overcompensating guy who pulled you into that local strip club) will convincingly force you to try it once. At first you will find the taste disgusting and the words ‘overpriced crap’ will immediately come to mind. But persevere and from then on the unpleasant haute cuisine experience will improve. The nuances in flavour and texture...

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