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Why All the Style Stereotypes Are Wrong

If you haven’t yet moved forward on your style goals for this year, it’s likely because you’re still making some excuses about how difficult it will be, or why you just might not be ‘that kind of guy’. Usually these excuses are based on completely untrue stereotypes about what dressing well involves. Here are the… Read more »

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How to Unlock the Door to the “New Luxury” Lifestyle

Have you noticed that “luxury” means something different now than it did fifty years ago? Sure, it’s still about living your best life and all the things that come along with that, but the idea has evolved into something that’s no longer just for celebrities and billionaires. The new definition of luxury reaches across a… Read more »

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How Dressing Well Affects Your Whole Life

Have you ever heard the phrase “fake it ’til you make it”? Despite how it may sound on the surface, it’s not about a lack of authenticity or pretending to be someone you’re not. It’s actually about the undeniable power of the domino effect, and how one deliberate shift in your behavior can set you… Read more »

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How to Elevate Your Shoe Game

Even among men who make the effort to dress well, shoes are often only an afterthought. We tend to buy the bare minimum of shoes we think we can get away with, and we usually go for something bland and neutral so that they can be worn with anything. The truth is, boring shoes (and… Read more »

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Fashionable vs Stylish – Which One Do You Want to Be?

“Fashion” and “style” – what do those two words mean to you?  Although they’re not mutually exclusive, they’re not the same, either. If you’re concerned that you keep spending money on new clothes but continue to feel like you’re not really hitting the mark, you might need to start letting go of fashion and embracing… Read more »

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Why Get Rid of Old Clothes When They Still Fit?

A well-assembled wardrobe represents an investment in terms of both effort and money. It took a lot to put those looks together, and those clothes probably still fit, so you should keep them as long as you can to get the most out of them, right?  Not necessarily. Here are a few things to think… Read more »

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Taking Style Risks – How Far Should You Go?

“Do I want to play it safe?” This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself when it comes to defining and developing your personal style. The problem is, the question of whether you want to play it safe often gets misinterpreted as a choice between being an individual, versus blending into the… Read more »

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What Is Your Ideal Style Profile?

Have you ever looked at someone and made an assumption about them based on how they were dressed?  Sure, we all have – and whether we like it or not, people are constantly assessing who they think we are based on what we wear. The great thing is, you can guide people into seeing you… Read more »

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How to Feel Good about Clearing Out Your Closet

“Isn’t a wardrobe edit a waste of money?” Recently we’ve been talking a lot about getting your closet ready for the fall and winter, and a lot of that means being brutally honest about what isn’t working in your wardrobe. Naturally, this leads to weeding out the clothes you aren’t (or shouldn’t be) wearing anymore…. Read more »

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Top Style Themes to Keep in Mind This Fall

We may still be in the heat of the summer now, but before you know it we’ll be turning the corner into cooler temperatures and longer nights. This means that it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what sort of style statement you want to be making in the fall and winter, and here… Read more »

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How to Navigate a Wardrobe Edit

A couple of weeks ago we talked about late summer being the perfect time for a wardrobe clean-out, but if you have a huge closet full of clothes, the idea of tackling it all can be overwhelming. What helps is having a clear game plan for what to keep, what to modify, and what simply… Read more »

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3 Reasons to Start Assembling Your Fall Wardrobe Now

As the summer charges on, it can be difficult to imagine a time when you’re going to be wearing warm clothes, coats, and boots, but rest assured the cooler seasons are indeed on their way. Before you know it, fall will be here, so if you don’t want to wear the same tired clothes you’ve… Read more »

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Why You Should Appreciate Luxury Wool

There’s a misconception out there that wool is only for the wintertime, that it’s heavy, hot, and bulky. While you certainly can get heavier wool fabrics for winter clothing, wool comes in a variety of weights, and if you stick to the highest quality, you’ll have no problem sourcing light, breathable wool fabrics that are… Read more »

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Why Reputation and Professionalism Matter

There is literally nothing more personal than your own body.  There can be a lot of internal opinions and emotional history tied in with how you feel about yourself physically, and those feelings have a habit of popping up frequently when you’re shopping for clothing.  It seems obvious, therefore, that you’d want to choose professional… Read more »

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The Four Fs of Men’s Fashion, Part Two: Fit

Last week in Part One, we talked about the role that fabric plays in building a strong style foundation.  This week, we move on to fabric’s greatest ally: fit.  Understanding why an exceptional fit is important to your image can really help you put the pieces together and see the bigger picture when it comes… Read more »

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The Basic Dos and Don’ts of a Wardrobe Makeover

If you’ve set a goal to look better and feel better in the new year, there are bound to be many questions floating around in your head about where to start when it comes to weeding out your wardrobe and moving forward with a bold new style.  Here are some tips to get you on… Read more »

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Why Fabric and Fit are the King and Queen of Style

Unless you work in the clothing industry, you may not know exactly how to describe the distinctions between an average suit and one that stands out as excellent, but you certainly know the difference when you see it.  In addition, if you’ve ever bought a cheap suit off the rack (and let’s face it, we’ve… Read more »

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Men’s Style Secrets Revealed, Case Study in Mesomorphs

The mesomorph is defined as an individual with an athletic physique, which is sometimes genetic but usually enhanced by sports or active weight training. The mesomorph generally has wider shoulders, a smaller waist, and has the enviable quality of being able to put on muscle more quickly than other body types. Notable mesomorphs include: Sylvester Stallone,… Read more »

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How Long Will Your Designer Clothing Last?

In the clothing world, it is the end of the spring season and everything points to summer and even new fall clothing.  As we mentioned in other blogs, the end of a season can be a good time to find discounted garments.  This reminds us to talk again about a fundamental driving force at Davelle… Read more »