Fashion – Men Style Fashion http://www.menstylefashion.com We Show You How Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:32:45 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Funky Bunny Bangkok – Bespoke Zip T-Shirts & Long Sleeves http://www.menstylefashion.com/funky-bunny-bangkok-bespoke-zip-t-shirts-long-sleeves/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/funky-bunny-bangkok-bespoke-zip-t-shirts-long-sleeves/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:03:44 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71268 Bangkok is one of most the vibrant cities in the world when it comes to trend setting fashion. In my ten years of visiting Bangkok I am always intrigued and blown away regarding new and innovative fashion items. One of my favourite markets to explore here in Bangkok is the Chatuchak market. This is the world’s largest weekend market and between its 8,000 stalls there are so many options in regards to buying lifestyle and fashion items.

Funky Bunny

There is a section that caters for fashion and whilst exploring I came across a shop called Funky Bunny, what caught my eye was the zip inspired, t-shirt and long sleeve shirt design. I am a lover of chunky zips and zips in general. As I explored the shop more and more I fell in love with the concept. I have never come across such designs as with Funky Bunny. The shirts they sell are unisex which mean they can be worn by anyone. It is the perfect travel item as it is very versatile and looks great on any occasion.

Each zip design takes roughly two hours to sew on and over all the finish is very funky. I own several items now and every time my partner or I choose to wear it, we get many comments.

In speaking both to the designer and the owner they have now many bulk orders from Dubai and Europe. As I chatted, many people were buying the items as they thought the whole concept was very different.

Create Your Own Design

At the moment there is a bulk order only option and if there is a design that I would like to create as my very own I have to order in bulk. So you can discuss with the owner your options. I just noticed a bulk order of over one thousand T-shirts were been shipped to Dubai and the design was very culturally cool.

Today I decided to opt for four items that are hugely popular. The skeleton is their best seller and it’s a real edgy t-shirt that looks fabulous with denim, chinos, shorts and leather.

The 2018 new addition is the Eagle which I can relate too. For the simple reason, as growing this brand I have had to soar alone and create my own niche as a female in a man’s world.

The reindeer I chose to get as it’s Christmas and as far as a funky item to wear during the festive season, this is one of the coolest reindeer t shirt out there. I can team this with almost anything.

Finally the long sleeve white shirt with a wolf design is a reflection of how I feel in winter. Fast, powerful and beautiful. 2017 has been one of the most adventurous years for me.

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How To Get The Perfect Engagement Ring For Less http://www.menstylefashion.com/get-perfect-engagement-ring-less/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/get-perfect-engagement-ring-less/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:59:12 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=72059 Every man wants to sweep his bride-to-be off her feet with the perfect ring. But, if you’ve only got a limited budget to work with, then finding ‘the one’ can be quite intimidating. And, given that the average cost of a wedding is at an all-time high (Hitched), you might be better off saving that money for the big day, instead.

But, there’s no need to let money stresses overshadow your big proposal. Even if your partner has her heart set on a particular style or gemstone, there are still plenty of ways to get the ideal ring for less. Here, we’ve shared our top tips to help you find the best sparkler for your budget, without compromising on style or quality. Just read on to learn more.

Work Out Her Priorities

Before you start shopping, it’s important to figure out what your partner wants from their engagement ring: do they have any ideas in mind, and how set are they on getting the materials they want? For instance, does it need to be a diamond, or are they open to a different gemstone? Do they have their heart set on a platinum band, or are they less concerned with a pricey band than a big diamond?

It’s likely that your intended will have a few ideas in mind — she’ll have to wear it for the rest of her life, after all. So, you’ll want to have a conversation with your partner about her preferences (or you could ask her friends, if you want the proposal to be a surprise). This will help you to work out which elements of the ring you need to spend a bit more money on, and which aspects you can compromise on. For example, a diamond set in a more affordable band could skim a few hundred pounds off the overall cost of your ring, so it’s well worth investigating which elements you could substitute for less pricey materials.

Find Pre-owned Styles

It’s still possible to get top-quality diamonds and designer rings without the hefty price tags. Pre-owned jewellery is often much cheaper than brand new designs, despite often being in top condition, and they’re often undistinguishable from new styles to the untrained eye. If your fiancé has a taste for more expensive materials, then this is a great way to get the real deal for a fraction of the cost. With so many high-quality styles on offer, chances are that no one — including your bride-to-be — will ever know the difference.

When shopping for pre-owned jewellery, look for specialists who carefully inspect their stock to make sure everything is genuine and in good condition. This selection of pre-owned engagement rings from Est.1897 includes rings which come with certificates of authenticity from an independent inspector, so you can be sure of their quality and value.

Keep It In The Family

Family heirlooms are a brilliant way to propose on a budget, so it’s definitely worth asking around to see if any of your female relatives have old rings they’d be willing to pass down. Not only can this mean you don’t have to buy a new ring, but it’s also a great way to make your fiancé feel welcomed into the family. And, as vintage styles are highly sought-after at the moment, it’s a great choice if your bride prefers retro rings to modern pieces.

If you’re planning to save up and buy a ring after the wedding, then a family antique is also a good placeholder, so you’ll still have something special to propose to your partner with. Don’t worry if your heirloom doesn’t fit your bride’s ring size, as you can most rings can be resized easily and affordably at any good jewellers.

Consider Alternative Gemstones And Materials

Unless your partner has heart set on the traditional diamond set engagement rings, then a ring featuring a more unusual stone could be a more affordable alternative. Amethyst, morganite, emerald and sapphire all tend to be more affordable than diamonds, but they’re still hardwearing, highly desirable gems.  If your bride likes to stand out from the crowd, then a unique, colourful sparkler is likely to go down a treat: try choosing one in her favourite colour for a more personal touch.

The band the gems are set in can also have a dramatic effect on the overall price, so see what you could save by opting for a less popular precious metal. While gold tends to be the most popular choice for an engagement ring, rose gold is currently a budget-friendly (and highly fashionable) alternative. If your partner would prefer a white metal, then avoid pricey platinum, and instead opt for more affordable metals such as palladium, titanium, and sterling silver.

Final Thoughts

Finding the right ring can be stressful at the best of times, but there’s no need to let money worries take the sparkle out of your proposal. As long as you learn about your partner’s priorities, and investigate all of your options thoroughly, then you should have no problem finding a swoon-worthy engagement ring that won’t break the bank.

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The Best Online Stores for Men http://www.menstylefashion.com/the-best-online-stores-for-men/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/the-best-online-stores-for-men/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:33:50 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=72048 While some men love the thought of wiling away time browsing the high-street shops, a large portion of men will avoid this at all costs. With more and more online stores cropping up, no matter where we are in the world, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to our online shopping habits. There are online stores that specialise in just about anything from hats to customised hoodies.

With an abundance of online stores, we’ve narrowed it down to a select few to make sure you’re not toiling away hours online. Once you find your own personal favourites, you’ll have your shopping routine down to a T in no time.

The Obvious – ASOS

Although ASOS is the obvious choice, it is an excellent option for something quick and easy. With its superb refund policy, some people even purchase a few different sizes, and return those that aren’t the perfect fit. Opt for ASOS for the basics – jeans, shoes, jumpers, etc. – and for the statement pieces, take your business elsewhere.

The Punctual – Chrono24

Buying a luxury watch online can be a bit daunting: it is a large amount of money to handover online. However, this online watch store has a trusted checkout system, an SSL certificate, buyer protection and authenticity guarantee. Shoppers can get great deals on a specific make of watches – take this line of Seiko models for instance.

The Trendy – Hund Hund

Hund Hund has quickly made a name for itself in Europe. The Berlin-based label specialises in eco-fashion (for men and women) and dogs. It features a very classic style with beautifully tailored staple pieces. What makes Hund Hund stand out from the rest is its use of natural materials – a reaction to today’s fast fashion that we have become familiar with. Their trousers, knit jumpers and clean-cut shirts are all very well done.

The Designer – Farfetch

This online luxury shopping platform has really made itself known recently. Farfetch features hundreds of designers and boutiques all across the world and offers express worldwide delivery. The selection of boutiques and contemporary designers is carefully curated and claims to provide shoppers a variety of fashion that they would not find elsewhere.

The High-Fashion – Mr Porter

Mr Porter has been a serious player on the men’s online fashion scene for quite some time. It has an excellent selection of brands and a very well presented array of editorial content that will fill shoppers with inspiration.

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Avana Vietnam – Unique Clothing & Shopping Experience In Hoi An & Da Nang http://www.menstylefashion.com/avana-vietnam-unique-clothing-shopping-experience-in-hoi-an-da-nang/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/avana-vietnam-unique-clothing-shopping-experience-in-hoi-an-da-nang/#respond Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:48:34 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71553 I am staying in Hoi An which is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shop houses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

Hoi An is also famous for endless amounts of tailors that can create what ever you like. Saturated with the same same outfits, being bought by tourists. In my observation, I can truly see the demand tourists crave here for very cheap bespoke tailoring. I can see that the international tourists love the experience which is still strong no matter what the quality let alone outcome is when the clothes are fitted.

However that has never ever been me when it comes to the love of clothing. Clothing for me is a lifestyle and an endless passion of communication in an art form. It is for this very reason that in 2018, I am going to continue to trend that less is more and quality, individual clothing can have an impact in business. – Gracie Opulanza

As the years go on and my journey of marketing and promoting fashion designers continues. There has been one consistent passion I have always trended and wanted to communicate to my readers. Is that, I have always loved the hunt and the adventure of connecting with unique and very exclusive one off pieces of clothing created by the hidden jewels of fashion designers.

Aldegonde Van Alsenoy

I love searching and learning from fashion designers why they work so hard to create what they do. For this reason let me introduce you to designer called Aldegonde Van Alsenoy who trained in the city of Antwerp and is now residing in Hoi An Vietnam for many years. Most successful Antwerp designers decide to remain in Antwerp however Aldegonde is an adventurous woman who wanted to be a designer in her own right.

Aldegonde’s passion for fashion is to create one off pieces. In her boutiques both in Hoi An and Da Nang all of her collections are unique and once bought no two are the same. This is rare to find in a saturated market as fashion. However it is the core essence and the key to her success.

To be able to create designs, from start to beginning, using local produces and sellers of fabrics. I love that I am in control as the designer and it’s the core essence in creating clothing that customers from around the globe continue to return. I am very committed in preserving the art of what is left here in Vietnam regarding skilled craftsmanship. Supporting the local community in regards to weaving techniques. A room full of empty looms, leaves me with an empty heart! – Aldegonde

Avana Concept Store Da Nang

So committed to local craftsmanship, Aldegonde decided to team with artist Nguyen Quoc Dan. Together they began a journey and spent pain staking months scouting, collecting empty looms and recycled wood from Vietnam to create a unique and well thought out concept store in an up and coming area of Da Nang. In fact it’s such a rare store that has not seen anything like this anywhere else in Vietnam. It is more like an art museum than a boutique. The attention to detail using recycled goods from around the country is why the Avana Concept Store is so unique.

Life and business always comes with risks. Showcasing my one off pieces in an inspiring room of art is all about the buying experience. Who am I to dictate what a man or a women should wear. My collections offer the freedom for the buyer to buy into what I call a gender neutral era world of fashion. In my store, time is no factor my customers can have a local beer or coffee and play dress ups. In that freedom of exploration, my clothing comes to life. – Aldegonde

Environmental Message

Here in Vietnam Aldegonde has the control to choose from end of change fabrics, found in the factories. Aldegonde also travels around the globe to source the finest fabrics. From South East Asia, Europe or Africa nothing limits her to her commitment to the world of fashion. Aldegonde lives the lifestyle by embracing the culture of weaving and textiles around the globe. This is fun and exciting as the fabrics are luxury and high quality, therefore nothing is wasted and the quality of fabrics are not compromised. She caters for a niche market and is loyal to her customers.

Tribe Collection

It is one of the most interesting creative stores I have seen here in South East Asia, right here in Da Nang, Vietnam. If I had to describe Aldegonde Van Alsenoy in an interior art form this is it. The shopping experience here is just fabulous, edgy and chic. A collision of fashion and art, the AVANA Da Nang store is the result of a rich collaboration between the Belgian designer and renowned Vietnamese artist Dan Quoc Nguyen. Drawing inspiration from the Co Tu tribes of the Central Highlands, Ava and Dan have created a masterpiece of fashion, wood, art and craft.

I loved the rhythmic tribal carvings that formed the perfect backdrop for Aldegonde’s singular pieces, crafted from the finest handmade fabrics and brocades to create unique and sustainable fashion. The clothes are also hang on beautifully wooden carved coat hangers which is how meticulous Aldegonde is when it comes to her Avana boutique.

The whole exploration as a customer is relaxed and the store allows me to search at my own leisure. The more I delve into the world of Avana, the more I realise that these one off pieces, stand alone in this world of saturated fashion.

Don’t limit yourself, my clothing are a universal shape for men and women. I don’t work in sizes, I create being lead by fabrics and textiles around the globe, it’s gender neutral. – Aldegonde

Details

Hoi An Store

  • Address: 57 Lê Lợi, Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0235 3911 611

Da Nang Store

  • 260 Đường Trần Phú, Phước Ninh, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0236 3525 260
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Chamaripa Elevator Shoes – Power Boost To Dream Height, Confidence & Success http://www.menstylefashion.com/chamaripa-elevator-shoes-power-boost-dream-height-confidence-success/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/chamaripa-elevator-shoes-power-boost-dream-height-confidence-success/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:50:30 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=71242 From New York to Vegas or London to Tokyo, there is no doubt that height is the most important thing when defining a handsome, attractive, confident, and successful man. Well, the debate on why the society is this harsh to men who are not as tall as ‘expected’ has raged with no sign of clear answers in sight. This takes us to the question; what can you do to look several inches taller?There is no point to keep worrying why nature designed you a shorter person while others are exceptionally tall. You can appear taller with 2 to 5 inches with Chamaripa shoes. Its best elevator shoes make it possible to look taller, confident, and successful.

Chamaripa Elevator Dress Shoes – 8CM / 3.15 inch Taller

Elevator Shoes For Men – The Secret Behind Confidence Exuded By Celebrities

Every time that you see them on the favorite television shows, celebrities display special confidence that many can only dream of. The secret is on their looks and appearance. Whether they are shooting films in the field or other areas, the shoes make them look taller, perfect and really desirable.

Many celebrities agree that height increasing shoes make them feel they are at the apex that one can ever aspire to reach. When the elevation is matched with the proper sense of style, the reality is that celebrities end up looking even more gorgeous than those who are born tall.

The discovery of men’s elevator shoes bestowed the power to control one’s height. This means that no matter what people think of tall men, the men’s elevator shoes makes you be counted as one of them.

Chamaripa Elevator Sneakers Shoes – 7CM / 2.76 inch Taller

Chamaripa Elevator Sneakers Shoes – 7CM / 2.76 inch Taller

Rethinking Personal Style To Map Personal Success With Height Increasing Shoes

While some people might think that height is simply used generally to define looks, it is actually more than that. When you pick the right high heel shoes for men to hit that target height, you get extra confident that points to personal success.

Whether you are going to an interview or your company is launching a new brand, the extra confidence will make you exemplary. This confidence will make the interviewer see the self-drive, a unique force, and the perfect fit to move a department, team, or entire organization to the next level. Ask most of the top Hollywood actors, and they will tell you that the greatest pillar of their success is confidence.

Take a look at your best jeans, suit, and other casual wear. Then, imagine where you want to reach. This can be made possible by going for the right high heels shoes for men. The shoes are the lever to catapult you to success.

Chamaripa Elevator Boots – 7CM / 2.76 inch Taller

Rushing Ahead Of Others In Defining Success

To hit that dream productivity level, it must be clearly espoused in mind. But many people fail when they start wondering how their lack of height will play in the scenario. Whether you want to outshine others at work or in social realms, simply check for elevator shoes 5 inches or height increasing shoes 4 inches depending on anticipated personal adjustment.

The elevator shoes for men make it possible to edge right ahead of others because you can finally hit the revered height and confidence level. To get better results, make sure only to select the most comfortable and stylish height increasing shoes for men from Chamaripa.

If you are interested, please visit www.chamaripashoes.com for more product details.

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VAMATIC Watches – Review on Swiss Made Timepieces Available Now On Kickstarter! http://www.menstylefashion.com/vamatic-watches-review-swiss-made-timepieces-available-now-kickstarter/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/vamatic-watches-review-swiss-made-timepieces-available-now-kickstarter/#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:31:05 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70633 Pleased to do a review of Vamatic watches, high quality timepieces now seeking funds on Kickstarter, I was more than impressed. At first not a person you will consider a watch enthusiast, but later, a person that started to look at a timepiece as a stylish accessory that will class up your wrist in any occasion!

Being a victim of the accelerated way of living, I have been given Vamatic watch at the perfect timing. The day when me and my Vamatic watch fit together was the day I had to attend several meetings, but end the day with a casual match night with my friends. Keeping style at the highest level during the whole day was struggle of the past, as now Vamatic took care of style with its 2 stories timepiece.

Vamatic Swiss Made Timepieces Review

Brand Vamatic, which is relatively new to the luxury watch industry, just launched its campaign on Kickstarter. Offering the market Swiss made timepieces which are setting price lower and quality higher, Vamatic is seeking funds to start the production of 2 collections of stunning and high quality Swiss watches.

Blending classy, minimalist design with a high-quality watch counterparts, Vamatic created timepieces that are without a doubt to create a new chapter in luxurious watches.

2 Collections

To my delight, Vamatic team has prepared 2 watch collections to choose from. Winston quartz collection is precisely designed collection that uses an electronic oscillator which is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. Quartz Swiss Made Ronda movement ensures the highest accuracy of the timepiece.

On the other hand, Vauclain Automatic collection will delight you with its Automatic Swiss Made ETA movement, which winds itself automatically as the wearer moves the wrist.

Both collections are embellished with a sapphire crystal glass, 5 year warranty, butterfly clasp and a quick change spring to adjust your look! On top of all, both collections are having a Swiss made certificate, are water resistant and controlled numerous times before coming to you.

One Watch, Two stories

By wearing it, Vamatic watch doesn’t just fit one occasion or creates one look that makes you feel confident. It makes 2 styles which are narrating 2 different stories. Coming with an easy quick change spring and 2 straps: genuine leather and stainless steel strap, I was able to change my style and give an accent to my outfit in a matter of seconds!

Swiss Made

Every Vamatic watch is being adorned with Swiss made label, marking the Swiss movements origin as well as the Swiss manufacturing and assembling process. Swiss made certificate is the highest quality recognition in the watch industry.

Direct To Consumers Business Model

Focusing on different pricing strategy, Vamatic is offering you a luxurious watch at an accessible price. By skipping all the intermediators between the producer and consumer, high quality Vamatic timepieces will be delivered to you at lowest price possible, bringing luxury closer to the general public.

On top of everything, Vamatic is now live on Kickstarter which means they dropped prices in order to seek funding for the start of production!

Kickstarter Launch

Kickstarter campaign is now live, so everyone interested are welcome to support this project and buy a stylish, high quality, 2 stories timepiece I am highly recommending to you (I am about to buy one as well). The link to the campaign is here, so feel free to back these guys up.

Vamatic Acronyms To Round Up The Story

To sum up what does this brand has to offer, I will use their acronyms in order to mention what I like the most about them.

V – Vigorous Swiss movements and variable straps

A – Accessory that adjusts

M – Modern design

A – Accent to every outfit and occasion

T – Time mastering

I – Impeccable quality

C – Confidence by wearing it

Conclusion

Blend of high-quality timepiece, timeless design and 2 different straps showed up as the perfect combination for me. Everything being perfectly united in one watch that is here to follow you to every occasion, no matter day, time or dress code. After trying these timepieces, I am more than confident to say that Vamatic watches will reach its Kickstarter goal and really change the luxury watch industry setting price lower and quality higher elevating style to the highest standards!

 

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Tips On Creating A 21st Century Bachelor Pad http://www.menstylefashion.com/tips-creating-21st-century-bachelor-pad/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/tips-creating-21st-century-bachelor-pad/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:37:23 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70626 When it comes to interior design, many modern males still feel fairly unconfident about how to make their homes somewhere both functional and stylish. So rather than wasting your money on any chintzy home stylings, here’s a look at how you can upgrade your living space in a contemporary and stress-free manner.

Keep It Minimal

All guys will be glad to know that minimalism is still hugely fashionable in 2017. This means that you don’t have to worry about any fussy and flowery colour schemes, as neutral colour tones like grey and white are a great way to streamline your home and keep things smart.

But in order to stop this look from feeling too much like an office, it’s a good idea to use contrast. There’s nothing like getting a big pop art wall print to create a big impression. And as the Dude in The Big Lebowski says, a decent rug can really tie a room together!

Brutalist Styles

The brutalist look is a great alternative to minimalist chic. You’ll have seen this in most coffee shops and city centre bars in the UK, as it uses everything from filament light bulbs, to distressed wood, and even bare brick walls to get that contemporary urban look.

What’s great about this brutalist style is that it means you don’t have to cover up any imperfections in your home. So that whether you’ve got a platform top base or a sprung edge bed from Bedstar, you don’t have to cover it up in lots of soft furnishings to get that very trendy brutalist style. Instead this look is about being bold and edgy – perfect for the 21st century male.

Classic Mid Century Modern Aesthetics

Anybody who’s seen the hit TV show, Mad Men, will know exactly what the mid-century modern look is all about. With iconic furniture like bean-shaped coffee tables and egg chairs, it might seem perilously close to turning your home into an Austin Powers shrine, but it’s a great way to transform your interiors.

Colour is especially important in the mid-century modern look with unusual hues like flamingo pink, gold yellow, and olive green being fun ways to brighten up your home decor.

And whilst some mid century modern furniture is selling at record prices, it’s always a good idea to hunt around charity shops and online auction sites to see if you can pick yourself up a bargain.

 

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Shopping For Holiday Gifts On A Budget http://www.menstylefashion.com/shopping-holiday-gifts-budget/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/shopping-holiday-gifts-budget/#respond Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:29:00 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70478 Christmas décor lines the shelves at local stores, temperatures are dipping, and advent calendars are ready to go. Holiday shopping can be enjoyable for some, while others find it stress-inducing—oftentimes thanks to skyrocketing prices. If you’re on a strict budget and want to keep costs low this holiday season, keep these tips in mind as you head out to shop.

Create a Detailed Budget

You can’t stay on budget if you don’t have one. Use budgeting app Mint to create a detailed view of the money you can spend this holiday season. With a specific number in mind, you can avoid the holiday spending hangover.

Make a Shopping List

Create a master list of all the people you need to buy for: family members and friends that you exchange gifts with every year. Don’t forget to consider the add-on presents that tend to come up during the holiday season, like hostess gifts for the holiday parties on your agenda and white elephant gifts for the office exchange. Next to each gift recipient’s name, write out a specified budget for the gift. Further breaking down your spending plans this way can save you a lot of money in the long run. Don’t forget to bring your list with you as you head to the mall. With a list on hand, you can take advantage of any deals that pop up during your shopping adventures, and help you avoid buying all of your gifts at the last minute.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Don’t wait until Christmas Eve to start your holiday shopping. Spend the weeks leading up to Christmas wisely. The sooner you have your gifts purchased and wrapped, the better you’ll feel. A last-minute rush may see you ignoring your budgetary concerns in favor of speed, so start early.

Get Rewards for Your Spending

You’ll do a great deal of shopping this holiday season, so make sure you’re getting rewards from your credit card. If you don’t already have a card that offers spending benefits, check out the Chase Sapphire Card.

Take Advantage of Free Gift Wrapping

If you’re shopping at department stores that offer free gift wrapping, wait a few extra minutes and have your presents wrapped up and ready to go. Don’t waste money buying rolls of wrapping paper that you won’t use, and save yourself from the hazard of paper cuts.

Keep Shipping Costs in Mind When Online Shopping

It might seem like online shopping offers better prices, but you have to factor in the cost of shipping your presents (and consider how long it’ll take for these gifts to be delivered). Take note of delivery fees or shipping costs to avoid any unsavory surprises.

Take Advantage of Discounts and Coupons

There’s no limit to the discounts and coupons available around the holiday season. If you’re looking for fashion gifts, take advantage of Burlington Coat Factory coupons to find something stylish for everyone on your shopping list. If you’re searching for gadgets that don’t break the bank, shop TechForLess.com.

Re-Gifting Isn’t Off-Limits

If you received gifts last year that remain unopened or unused, consider re-gifting these presents. Have an unworn watch that you know your cousin would appreciate? Wrap it up and gift it this Christmas Eve. It’s not the money spent—it’s the thought that counts.

Consider Homemade Gifts

If you want to keep costs low, consider gifting your loved ones with homemade presents. Consider your skills; do you make a mean salsa that friends and family go crazy over? Spend a Saturday cooking up a big batch of your salsa recipe, and place it in individual mason jars. If you’re feeling extra festive, you can create a jar label and adhere it for a specialized touch that your loved ones will appreciate.

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What To Look For When Buying A Leather Wallet http://www.menstylefashion.com/look-buying-leather-wallet/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/look-buying-leather-wallet/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:38:33 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70457 Just about every man carries a wallet, whether they are going to a casual or corporate event. Since you probably already own a wallet, it is highly likely that you have been out of the wallet-shopping scene for quite some time. Well, you will definitely be shocked when you find the many different available options, offering more modernity, convenience and comfort. Below, you will discover several tips to help you find the perfect wallet.

Space-Efficient Storage

There is no doubt many designers have added so many new features that the size of the wallet has become an issue. In fact, many modern wallets are now so large that they will barely fit into the back-pant pocket. If you are looking for a professional styled wallet, you will definitely want to avoid wallets that stick out the back of your pocket. Instead, you should gear your shopping toward wallets that provide space-efficient storage.

Such wallets will offer plenty of space for your credit credits, photos and cash. This design is more suitable for men who do not carry a lot of accessories in their wallet and want to look coordinated and professional.

Keep Money Flat Or Folded

With the invention of the convenient debit and credit card, consumers have steered farther away from utilizing cash to make purchases. With this said, it never hurts to have a little cash on hand for emergencies and other purposes. Now, to decide how you want to carry that cash will determine what type of wallet to purchase. Ask yourself do you want to keep your money folded or flat. If you choose flat, which is more convenient and neater than the folding option, you will need to purchase a large bi-fold wallet.

The bi-fold long style wallet may be your best option. However, it is important to note that this wallet will stick out of the top of your pocket, whether you are wearing it in back pant or shirt pocket. These wallets are available in a variety of styles and designs, so you will easily find one for your casual and business attire.

Material

There is absolutely no doubt that wallets are made from a wide variety of materials. Leather is definitely one of the most popular. You can learn more about leather wallets here. Just remember that leather is not your only option, but it is one of the better options. When attempting to choose a wallet, you will want to choose a material that will last a lifetime. You should also make sure that you do not have any allergies to the material in question. Do your best to choose a material that will last a lifetime, while also avoiding any materials that may cause your skin to develop a rash. This will help to ensure that you’re able to use the wallet for the rest of your life, without any troubles.

Carbon Wallet

Bifold Or Trifold

Another thing to remember is that wallets are available in various styles. Bifold and trifold wallets tend to be the most popular. Trifold wallets fold three times. They usually have a stable center and two sides that open. A bifold wallet will only open once. Each option is acceptable, but only one will be right for your individualistic needs. Bifold wallets tend to be smaller and more compact. Trifold alternatives are bigger and they usually offer more storage space. With that being said, you will need to find a middle ground and choose the option that works best for you.

Trifold Wallet

Driver’s License Holder

Finally, you should definitely make sure that your wallet has a driver’s license holder. There is a good chance that you’re required to show your driver’s license to someone on a daily basis. It might be a cop, a security guard at work, or a local clerk behind the counter. With a clear license holder in your wallet, flashing your driver’s license will be quick and easy. It is truly in your best interest to make sure that your wallet has a clear driver’s license holder!

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The 4 Most Annoying Things About Wearing Glasses http://www.menstylefashion.com/4-annoying-things-wearing-glasses/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/4-annoying-things-wearing-glasses/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:58:09 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70402 When nerd culture came to prominence in the early 2000s, there was a sudden proliferation in large, horn-rimmed frames without lenses in them. Was it all harmless fun that people simply wanted that look and were willing to wear a pair of plastic frames on their face, even if their eyesight was perfectly fine? Maybe, but an entire community of glasses-wearers with sub-optimal eyesight might beg to differ. After all, they have to suffer through all of the annoying tasks and routines that come hand in hand with having to wear glasses constantly.

Other than handsome celebrity men with glasses helping the cause, perhaps the only saving grace when it comes to owning glasses is how easy it is to find decent frames and good brands nowadays. Back in the day, you would be limited to what your optician had stocked in their store, and you’d need a small loan just to be able to afford them considering that they were being sold through a third party. Now, thanks to the internet and websites like Edel Optics, you can browse a huge range of glasses and try them on at home to see if they suit you. However, this doesn’t change the fact that wearing glasses can be damned annoying. Check out the some worst pet peeves below.

Watching TV On The Couch

Everything’s all fine and dandy when you’re sitting upright, but the second you want to get a little bit more comfortable and lie on your side with your head resting on the couch’s arm, it all goes pear-shaped. Suddenly your glasses are sitting askance on your face, your left lens is no longer aligned with your eye and your right one is sitting far enough away to make it seem like you’re looking through a reverse telescope. If you do adjust your specs it’s only a matter of time before they’re digging into your temple and making you wonder if you shouldn’t just shell out on the LASIK already.

Riding a Bike In The Rain

This one’s potentially life-threatening. One minute you can see sharply into the distance, the next the heavens open and suddenly your life becomes one big kaleidoscope while you speed down that hill at lightning speed.

Kissing Someone

Sure, it looks great in the movies, but in reality, you risk poking your partner’s eye out. If they happen to wear glasses too, then your kiss comes together like a pair of jousting knights. If there was ever a time to switch to contacts, then it is this.

Waking Up And Looking For Your Glasses

Just waking up and staring at the blur of color that is your immediate foreground can be annoying. It’s the same scenario every morning, groping blindly with one hand while you look for your glasses like Hans Moleman in The Simpsons.

Still though, once you glasses to suit your face and frames that match an outfit, we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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A Short History Of The Leather Jacket, From Wars To Catwalks http://www.menstylefashion.com/short-history-leather-jacket-wars-catwalks/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/short-history-leather-jacket-wars-catwalks/#comments Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:37:27 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=53353 We do not exaggerate when we claim that every man (but also every woman) has had at least one leather jacket in his wardrobe.

An item that is now considered as a classic garment, a must, something as necessary and basic as a t-shirt or a pair of jeans, the leather jacket is also a garment that is always stylish and fashionable, and never goes out of fashion. You just need to have a look at the catwalks all over the world and at the collections of the main fashion designers to understand that this piece of item of clothing is held as a must-have and as an object that can inspire both the designers that create it and the people who wear it. Lambskin, buckskin and sheepskin leather hides are the main types of leather used for the creation of jackets.

Nowadays the leather jacket is a fashion item that each man wants to have in his wardrobe to show it off when he wants to feel a bit rebel or simply to stand out as a strong and decided person, but this special jacket was born many years ago for completely different reasons.

War Clothing

The leather jacket, indeed, fist appeared during the First World War as a garment used by German fighter pilots. Used as outerwear layers of uniforms, leather jackets had a protective role. They were called bomber jackets and were very appreciated especially for their insulating capacity and warmth. Leather jackets were also used during the Russian Civil War, so we can certainly claim that their first field of application was the military sector.

Soon this garment began to become more popular also outside the military sector, in particular in the 1920s, when the first leather jacket for Harley Davidson was designed by Irving Shott. Unlike the military jacket, this model (named “Perfecto” after a cigar) had a zipper instead of buttons and was a shortened version of it. However, the leather jacket did not dismiss its military role and appeared again during World War II, worn also by members of the USA Army. The legendary A-2 model is still seen as an icon, and some clothing companies still reproduce these jackets, after so many year.

Hollywood

A boost to leather jackets as fashionable garments was certainly given by Hollywood and the many movies that featured stars and unforgettable characters wearing this item of clothing. Movies dating back to the 1940s and 1950s, like For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Wild One and Rebel without a Cause, just to make few examples, contributed to the launch of the leather jacket as an item used by beautiful and charming boys (just like Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, James Dean and other movie stars), most of them rebel and unconventional. This is how many boys began to conceive this garment as something that could enhance a person’s charm (and maybe attract girls!), as well as a sort of symbol for rebellion.

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Marlon Brando

In the following decades the leather jacket affected also other sectors, in particular fashion and music. The Beatles first (in the 1960s), the Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash then (form the 1970s on) contributed to associate the leather jacket to rock and punk music. As far as the world of fashion is concerned, we cannot forget the contribution given by designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent. The girlfriend of Malcolm Mclaren (manager of Sex Pistols), Vivienne Westwood transformed the leather jacket into a trendy garment, while Yves Saint Laurent was the first designer to insert leather in his collections not only for jackets, but also for trousers, skirts and so on.  Leather became a fashion material and was then used in the collections of many other designers.

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Elvis Presley

Modern Days

Nowadays the leather jacket is seen as a fashionable and classic garment, and designers evidently like to reinvent it and give it different shapes. Although the basic model is still appreciated, the leather jacket is now something that can vary a lot depending on designers’ creativity, on contemporary trends and on personal taste. Leather jackets are realized in different colours (not only black or brown!), and shapes, for both men and women, and can be either elegant or casual.

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The leather jacket is an item that has gone through the decades and has been protagonist in many different fields, and what is certain is that it will accompany us for a lot of time!

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Sexual Harassment – Why Men Need To Speak Out http://www.menstylefashion.com/sexual-harassment-why-men-need-to-speak-out/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/sexual-harassment-why-men-need-to-speak-out/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:14:53 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=47463 Is Sexual Harassment just a woman thing? Can this happen to a man too?

Yes, men can be sexually harassed, assaulted or raped.  This could happen to gay or straight men, and is not related to your sexuality.  You can be sexually assaulted by a male or a female.  It’s important to understand that this doesn’t mean you are weak.  Often men feel like they should be able to stop it because they are male, however the shock and level of violence or threat of violence means that stopping a sexual assault or rape is extremely difficult.  Sexual assault and rape is about the abuse of power.  It is never your fault and the police will take it seriously.  People who harass or abuse others are often very insecure, have suffered similar abuse and find a sense of self-esteem and self-worth when they try control others.  Unreported abuse leaves the abuser the opportunity to offend again and it is everyone’s responsibility to put a stop to it, as hard as that may be. Unfortunately abusers don’t always feel guilt or shame for what they have done, some will feel that it is their right, others will easily justify their behaviour, play down the incident without taking full responsibility for the affects of their actions, and others will be acting under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Sexual Harassment Constitutes Any Unwelcome Behaviour Of A Sexual Nature.

Hundreds of men have taken to Reddit to share their disturbing stories of sexual harassment – from inappropriate comments in the workplace from female co-workers, to being groped on the dancefloor.  A quick view of Reddit immediately brought up “Found out my rapist is hosting events themed around consent”. WHAT CAN YOU DO?  Make sure you treat it seriously the bottom line is it’s unacceptable ok …..END OF!

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Talk to someone you trust.

Its important to air your feelings and allow yourself, it might be a shock incident or something that’s gone on a while but now its changed into something more serious speaking to another person helps you to recognise the impact its had on you and allows some one else to support you through the difficult challenge you are facing.

Keep a Diary

Note down all the behaviour that offends you, the dates, times and location where the behaviour took place and if there were any other people present, keep a record of their names.  This will help you if you need to make an official complaint or report the incident to the Police.

What if it continues or is happening at work?

Once you’ve confronted the perpetrator, if the behaviour continues you need to tell your employer.  Many employers have a procedure – follow it.  Your employer should investigate your complaint and deal with it. You have the right to take someone with you to any meetings about your complaint. They can back you up if necessary.  Once again, keep a written record of everything that happens.

When and why should I take my case to a tribunal?

Employment Tribunals are external committees who assess whether employers have acted unlawfully and seek to resolve the problem.  You should go to a tribunal if: The harassment continues after you’ve told the perpetrator to stop and you’ve reported it to your employer. The harasser owns the company and there’s no-one else to complain to.  If you are not happy with the way the investigation was handled and/or you are not satisfied with the outcome. It’s important to remember you must file your complaint and there may be time limits as to when your complaint must be filed from when the incident took place.

Get Professional Help

Any sort of harassment is just as serious as sexual harassment and could take the form of bullying, racial, prejudice, financial, or other inappropriate behavior.  It might be within the work place or an outside situation so you may need to speak to a Doctor, the police, the employer, and so on, try to find someone who is experienced and can document your findings and suggest the next step.

Let Go of Shame And Guilt!

Remember to take the advice you would give someone else, often we don’t do that.  Looking after yourself must take priority.  Analysing events over and over, wishing you had acted differently or said something different is a negative and unproductive process.  I am sure you did the best you could and thought was right so don’t punish yourself further!  Be kind to yourself. Perpetrators often have issues of their own and need help, but the bottom line is, whatever’s going on for them their behaviour is unacceptable! Having healthy boundaries and saying NO is essential in moving forward and remember it’s not your fault!  Living with guilt and shame is detrimental to your whole being and in this world of equality men deserve the same respect as women.

Finally, counselling or coaching can give you huge support in dealing with the  process and moving forward, harbouring resentment and anger is not good for anyone’s health and prevents you from moving forward.

 

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This Is The Jacket – Superdry AW17 Collection http://www.menstylefashion.com/this-is-the-jacket-superdry-aw17-collection/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/this-is-the-jacket-superdry-aw17-collection/#respond Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:48:28 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=70035 The colder seasons are back. Thoughts have turned toward wrapping up and layering up. After months of a carefree attitude to clothes wearing, thoughts turn to finding that hero coat – a winter jacket that we will spend so much time in, it will become an essential part of us, an extension of our personality. This AW17, Superdry focuses on finding that one staple wardrobe piece that will see you through the darker evenings and hazy mornings. From lightweight outerwear as summer makes way to autumn, to down jackets keeping you warm in extreme cold, Superdry Men’s jacket will accompany you through thick and thin.

For those looking for a cross-seasonal saviour, smarten up with leather, or go rogue with ripped and ready denim. Our traditional denim jackets have been given a modern twist with Superdry varsity badges, and Sherpa linings. Alternatively, go more sartorial with a wool double breasted coat, which can be paired with casual separates for a high-low contrast.

We’ve gone big this season on our array of Rookie styles, adding military-style fastenings and adjusters, plus practical pockets – functionality gets an upgrade with our take on a classic mod design, adding a contemporary touch. With offerings across a palette including duty green and bullet grey, our fleece-lined styles and detachable faux-fur trimmed hoods will ensure they keep you warm, as well as stand out from the crowd.

If the weather is more unforgiving, our parkas will quite literally have you covered. From heavy duty to cocoon puffa, camo print to glacier, we have a range of styles to meet even the most intense of winter extremities, with the addition of high performance premium down for the very first time.

Last but definitely not least, our iconic windcheater jackets will ensure that they keep the cold out. Totally rebranded for AW17 covering totally fleece-lined arctic styles, colour pop zip jackets with triple layer fastenings and microfibre wind-bombers with faux-fur detailing, these essential outdoor jackets come in an array of colours to fit whatever your personal taste.

Whatever your inclination this winter, Superdry has the jacket you need. Outerwear is back. How we missed it.

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Ted Baker Golf Clothing – Has landed At Function 18 http://www.menstylefashion.com/ted-baker-golf-clothing-landed-function-18/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/ted-baker-golf-clothing-landed-function-18/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:06:02 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69297 The second season of Ted Baker Golf clothing has landed at Function 18. What can we expect from Ted Baker? Sleek style blended with a knowledge of technical fabrics to combine both form and function for the fairway. Ted Baker are famous the world around for their designer clothing that never compromises on style. Their Autumn/Winter 17 golf clothing collection is certainly no different.

Over the last three months, MenStyleFashion has been wearing some of the collection throughout our luxury tour of South East Asia. The quality of the fabric and the way it looks and feels is why it’s a game changing collection when it comes to luxury travel wear in the soaring heat. Each time we took it the dry cleaners, the Asian staff would always comment on the quality of the fabric.

As Ted Baker himself famously said:

“It’s not where you play, it’s what you wear!”

We wore it so much and after three months we were impressed with how good it still looked.

Five Key Clothing Attributes

There are five key attributes that sum up the Ted Baker Golf Collection:

  1. A Tailored Fit – For the ultimate in a sleek & modern aesthetic look no further than this range. A tailored look with timeless appeal.
  2. Famous Bold Style – For the man who isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, the bold designs of their clothing are sure to turn more than a few heads at the green.
  3. Signature Detailing – Ted Baker is renowned for their attention to detail and that’s just what you’ll get here. From their intricate stitching to their colourful linings, there is a real sense of artistry with every article of clothing.
  4. Protection from the Elements – An autumn/winter collection needs to be prepared for less-than-perfect weather conditions and that’s just what this gear provides. Water-resistant trousers and premium stretch cotton fabric that breathes and ultimately feels comfortable to wear.
  5. Great for your Game– Golf clothing needs to be designed in such a way as to not impede your movement. Ted Baker can point to their 30 years of experience in technical fabric design to assure you that your game will be as strong as ever. It’s safe to say that Ted Bakers knows a thing or two about sports gear.

Take a look at the new Ted Baker Golf Autumn/Winter Golf Collection here and see for yourself this expertly crafted, sport specific gear that is sure to delight the golf course.

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9 Ways to Make Your Shoes Last Longer http://www.menstylefashion.com/9-ways-make-shoes-last-longer/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/9-ways-make-shoes-last-longer/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:14:07 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69270 We spend a fair amount of time in our shoes and, for those of us with a minor shoe obsession, we can also spend a small fortune on shoes we love. Shoes take quite a beating, over the years, from the weather and from general wear and tear. Therefore, it is important to take a few simple measures to protect them and make sure your favorites can be worn for many years to come.

Invest in Quality

The first step to having shoes that last longer is to invest in high-quality shoes. High-quality shoes have better craftsmanship and a better design to resist wear and tear. They are generally made from finer materials and have been through more rigorous testing. Though they may cost a little more upfront, if you follow some simple care tips, you can keep your investment looking gorgeous and brand new.

Keep Them Clean

This is a no-brainer. Leaving your shoes dirty or wet is an invitation for decay and deterioration. Don’t go overboard and hose them off after you wear them. This is especially important for leather shoes, as the leather can become waterlogged and lose its shape.

Generally, all shoes need is a light dust with a soft cloth or shoe brush. If you have stubborn grime clinging to the soles, use a stiffer brush to remove the dirt, then wipe them down with a damp cloth.

Although it’s tempting, avoid putting canvas shoes and sneakers through the washing machine. The wash cycle and detergents are too harsh on the shoes’ material and may make them wear out faster or loosen eyelets and stitching. Instead, give them a quick scrub with a damp brush and canvas soap, as soon as possible, to stop any stains from setting in.

Waterproofing

Our shoes are exposed to all kinds of weather, so it is important to make sure they are protected. Waterproofing your shoes keeps your shoes in better condition longer. However, be aware that different shoes require different weatherproofing treatments.

For leather shoes and boots, choose a waterproofing spray that isn’t silicone-based; these sprays don’t allow the shoes to breathe and can cause the material to break down quicker. Make sure your shoes are clean and dry before applying the spray.

For other shoes, especially heavy-duty boots, silicone-based sprays can be very effective, as they create a protective barrier that keeps out the elements.

Remember, when using any treatment, try to waterproof your shoes as soon as possible after purchase for more effective protection.

Moisturize

Sounds crazy, right? Yet, just like your skin needs moisture to stay soft and supple, so does your favorite pair of leather shoes. Without proper care, leather can become brittle and crack over time. Moisturizers keep the leather malleable, nourish the material, and keep footwear looking brand new.

Make sure you select a shoe moisturizer that readily soaks into the leather. Creams that sit on top as a barrier are less effective, and they will leave greasy stains on the hems of your pants.

Get Organized

Storing your shoes properly is an important way to make sure they aren’t subject to scuffs and tears from other shoes when you just throw them in a pile. The easiest way to store your shoes is in their original box. However, this isn’t always the chicest way to display your footwear, and it can take up a lot of room in your closet.

Fortunately, there are plenty of easy and stylish ways to organize your shoes. You can purchase shoe storage systems that can be easily installed and hidden if you would rather not have your shoes on display. Other systems make the most of the space you have in your closet by hanging over the back of the door. However, some of the most effective storage systems are equipped with shoe trees that hold your shoes’ shape, which goes a long way to preserving the structural integrity of your shoes.

 

Protect the Interior of Your Shoes

Though the interior of your shoes isn’t subject to the same weathering as the exterior, they still face some wear and tear from heels and toes rubbing against their material.

One of the best ways to protect the interior of your shoes is to use removable insoles that can be swapped and rotated frequently. Insoles can also help to absorb some of the downward force exerted on the sole, protecting it from wearing down. Removable insoles are also easy to clean. Simply wipe the insoles down with diluted tea tree oil, which will act as a disinfectant and leave your shoes smelling great.

 

Keep Your Soles Intact

The soles of your shoes take the most damage, so it is important to protect them. Though it may seem excessive, using sole protectors can add years to the life of your shoes. Have your shoe repair shop to put a rubber sole over your original sole, which will not only protect your shoes from the elements but, also, give you added traction.

If your soles are already looking a little worse for wear, have them resoled rather than throwing them away.

Put Your Shoes on Correctly

How hard can it be to put on a pair of shoes? Depending on the style, many shoes can be slipped on easily without damaging any part of the shoe. However, some styles, particularly shoes with laces, don’t slide on as easily as others. Forcing shoes on, or using your fingers to wedge your feet into your shoes, can damage the heel collar. Use a shoehorn to help your feet slip easily inside your shoes and make sure to properly loosen your laces before taking off your shoes.

Get Professional Help

Good shoes are an investment, just like your car. Would you get rid of your car if it had a few nicks and scratches? Of course, you’d take it to get fixed. Repairing your shoes rather than replacing them is an economical and eco-friendly way to keep your shoes in good condition.

Take your shoes to a repair shop as soon as you notice any damage. While the cobbler repairs your shoes, have him buff out any scratches and apply some polish to restore their original sheen.

 

 

 

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