Outfit Inspiration: Three Styles, Three Winter Coats

It’s that time of year. The dregs of winter have rolled in. The holidays have passed, the New Year has come and gone, and all we can do now is hibernate in our burrows until April. Unless, of course, we have a killer winter coat to help us brave the elements. Most people don't have the luxury of jetting off to some warm island for the next few months. We have to go outside, and I don't know about you, but I want to be warm AND look sharp when I do.

My New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Normally I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I believe if you want to make a change, it’s better to simply start than to pick some arbitrary date and wait for it to arrive. However, I can appreciate the concept of having some sort of delineation between old behaviors and new. This year, though, I got myself into a pretty lazy rut over the holidays.

Gift Guide: For Her

Ok, this is the gift guide I’ve been putting off the longest. And as i'm writing it now, i can see why. Shopping for women is tough. It’s pretty easy for me to go through things that I would like to have for myself and package them up in gift guides for men and hit “publish”. But shopping for the women in my life? That’s where i run into trouble.

Gift Guide: The Formally Dressed Man

As with most things in life, when expressing your personal style by wearing a suit or jacket, the difference is in the details. For many men, any time you don a suit, you’re going to garner a few compliments. I think it is one of the pluses of living a society where suits are no longer considered normal, daily wear. Any suit shines as something special.

Gift Guide: The Casually Styled Man

I think adding some style to a casual outfit can be harder than to a dressier one. Throw on a suit, shirt, and some nice shoes and you're already 90% of the way there. But jeans and a t-shirt can fall anywhere from disheveled slob to street style superstar.

Gift Guide: The Wet Shaving Man

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Not me. I’m still working on ideas. I think most guys are still in the “idea” stage at this point. Or maybe you’re just leaving the gift-buying up to someone else this year. Starting today I’m going to give bring some help to your holiday shopping procrastination. I’m going to publish four gift guides this week. The initial goal is to obviously assist with the holiday shopping, but these are guides that can be used year-round whenever you need a little gift giving inspiration.

My Favorite Cyber Monday Sales

I am certainly not one of those insane people who camp out for hours during Thanksgiving and Black Friday just for the chance to purchase gifts. If you are, I hope you got some great deals. That’s just not for me. I’d much rather sit inside, enjoy a nice warm fire, and spend some time with the family. I took this weekend to get our Christmas lights hung and catch up on some television I had been missing (finally finished Fear the Walking Dead!) But Cyber Monday is different. It has a terrible name, but the deals are just as good, if not better than Black Friday.

Early Black Friday Sales

It’s almost here, that insanely overproduced shopping season, kicked off by Black Friday. I’m not a big fan of how commercialized the holidays have become (although I bet they have been that way for longer than we realize). However, I am a big fan of the sales that run this time of year. So, I guess I’m part of the problem, but I’m not going to let that hold me back too much.