Table of Contents:
- Buttons vs. Clips
- Size of the Risers
- Suspender Material
- Colors and Patterns
- Off the Belt?
- Choose Your Shape – Y or X Suspenders?
- DIY – Make any Pair of Pants Perfect for Suspenders
- Suspenders with Business Wear
- Suspenders with Casual Wear
The suspenders are another element to be included in the sartorial arsenal of a well-dressed man and are the right accessory to make a statement of personal style.
The belt is a relatively recent invention, as in the period before the First World War, the preferred method to hold on pants was the use of suspenders, while the belts had definitely a more decorative role than functional.
Today, while some are still considered a relic of past times, the suspenders remain the preferred method to hold onto trousers by many men who love to take care of their dress.
There’s a whole world out there to see, but as a man, there are certain places that have a power to them. These ten best guy trips will change the way you see the world.
When a man turns thirty-five, he is entering a new era of his life. If he is under traveled and inexperienced when this happens, it makes his later life that much harder (and boring).
You should take these trips before you turn thirty-five. Have a look at the locations listed. This is a way you can reconnect with your masculinity, feel a connection with history and experience culture.
1. Take A Trip To Your Ancestral Homeland
The first one is specific only to you and is the most important. If you want to really get a sense of who you are, you must see where your forefathers came from.
To feel the earth beneath your feet, to stand in a land that used to be populated by your ancestors, that’s essential.
You’ll leave that place a changed man.
2. Visit Rome And See The Echoes Of An Empire
Rome is a magical city, with a root of blood and stone. When you visit Rome, you’ll see many things that are modern and new, but you also see hints of an age long passed, when East and West were connected.
This is a City with a deep history.
First, let’s get one thing clear. You’ve been sold a lie.
It’s the dream of a good career — A stable job, a regular pay check, and a clear sky for steady advancement.
This may have been true forty years ago, but it simply no longer applies in today’s world.
If you want to be rich, you have to understand the current business climate first.
More jobs are being outsourced or automated, and while that’s scary for most people, you can’t let it scare you.
Now, read this and think carefully. You don’t have to be dependent on a boss for your income. You can make up your own hours, work as hard as you want, and have the freedom to earn as much money as you need.
Sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. To have the best chance of being rich and becoming free, you need to become an entrepreneur.
This guide will break down how to do that.
Problem: So you’ve been dating for several months now. She stays at your place several nights a week. She has more stuff in your closet than you do. And she’s now begun asking that terrible question, “So, when are we gonna move in together?”
You can’t stall forever, but alas, you still don’t know if it’s a good idea to take that ever so committed leap of moving in together. After all, what happens when you piss her off or just want some alone time? And since you can’t sleep in the bar down the street, you want to be absolutely sure that this is someone you want you to lock yourself in a room with. So how do you do that without putting her on the lease?
Buying a bespoke suit is an investment. Both financially, but more importantly an investment in yourself. Something that is often forgotten is that a true suit tailor is an artist. They are not simply working at a job, but they are doing what they love.
Your suit is part of the first impression you make and considering how important it is to make an excellent first impression, you have to ensure you go to the right suit tailor. But how do you ensure you have found the right one for you?
1. Always watch what you say
Only a child or a fool misuses the power of his tongue. Words have the ability to build up or tear down. And once said, they can never be taken back. A gentleman chooses wisely.
2. Be a contributing member of society/Give without expecting anything in return
Be the first to say hello to a stranger passing you on the street. Give something back to someone less fortune than you whether that be time or money.
3. Speak up and make eye contact
Shifty eyes and a mumble of a low voice would put even the most trusting man on edge. Speaking up while looking into the other person’s eyes shows courage and respect.
4. Smile and make someone’s day with a well timed compliment
My dad used to tell me to smile even when I didn’t feel like it. I hated it, until I understood the reason. When you genuinely smile at someone, you remove the barrier of unfamiliarity. It makes you a welcoming presence and that, alongside a well timed “Nice shoes”, will make half the world fall in love with you.
As you may or may not already know, Hemingway was a bit of a writer 😏 and a bit of a drinker. He could apparently pack away 10 or more of these lovelies whenever the feeling struck him.
You have to be pretty impressive to not only have the drink but also the double named in your honor (Papa Doble).
Take the time to savor this classic cocktail and let it transport you to the 1930’s when men still dressed up to leave the house, women were still rocking shoulder pads and a diabetic writer was making a name for himself in a little Havana bar called The Floridita.
- By Phil Williams
- November 28, 2016
Believe it or not, what you wear says a lot about who you are. It tells the world how you view yourself and can even show were you think you’re headed in the next 10 years.
Here’s the thing, as a young man growing up I was always taught to be neat and well put together, but not to pay too much attention to the clothes I wore on a daily basis. The result was a chubby kid never caring anything about style, wearing clothes 2 sizes too big to hide my…well everything…and developing habits that carried over into my early twenties.
Fast forward 6 years later, 40 pounds lighter and I’m finally getting a handle on this men’s fashion concept. See what I learned was, you have to care about the clothes you wear. Because either way, they’re going to say something about you.
Name brand or no name brand. Made in Italy or China. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re using style to say what you want to say and feel how you want to feel.
You’re wardrobe is a collection of who you are, who you think you are and who you want to be. We’re going to take out the negatives, insert the positives and create a collection that celebrates who you are and prepares you for who you want to be.
1. 90% of your closet is from 1994
Ok, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But you get the point.
We’ve done our best not to make it a habit of sticking our noses into other people’s business. We stay out of the gossip circle and try to focus on ways to make your life, as a true gentleman, inspiring and motivational. With that said, we can’t help but notice the lack of understanding when it comes to that important life changing phenomenon called love.
And sure, everyone has opinions (we certainly do) but these opinions of real love are just not true. And the sooner it’s cleared up, the better for you and future misses you.
5.) Real love or (true love) can happen at first sight.
We all know the question, “Do you believe in love at first sight?” Ummm, not really.
Walk into any bookstore in the country and you’ll find 8,742,126 books on the topic “key success factors“. John Maxwell has written over half of them.
And look, we get it.
There are a ton of people hungry for a slice of that big pie called success. And there’s plenty of information that can be very useful, but the truth is 90% of it is fluff.
If you’re not careful, you can waste your time and money on something you already know.
With that said, it’s time to tell you something you already know. Except maybe in a way you’ve never thought of before.
Key success factors can mean a lot of different things, but in this post we’re going to get down to the nitty-gritty, 100%, completely honest truth of what it really means to be successful.