Are Virtual Stylist Worth The Investment

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Hey everyone….I’m thinking about trying out one of these subscription services that allows you to get a box of clothes sent to you based on your style preferences, occassion, budget, etc.  From there,  you just pay for the items you want to keep and send the rest back.  It seems like a pretty decent value proposition as it eliminates the time it takes to visit a store and try on the clothes.  What do you fellas think?  Have you used it and do you think its a great service?

For me, I personally like to actually visit the stores and try on different items.  It also helps that you can get an opinion from a store rep there, even though they’re trying to make a commission off of you, but I like to think they’re giving an honest opinion.  The other question I have is do you fellas shop enough on a monthly basis to warrant a monthly subscription for new outfits?  I don’t as whenever I shop, I look for pieces that have longevity and can last for a long period of time.  Needless to say, I shop when its an absolute necessity and not just to shop.

I’d like to know what your thoughts are on virtual stylist and what your experience has been like with it.  Here’s a list of some the more popular subscription services for men in case you want to check them out.  Please let me know if I’m missing any of your favorites.

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https://www.trunkclub.com/

https://www.fivefourclothing.com/new/

https://www.frankandoak.com/

http://stitchfix.com/

http://www.bombfell.com

https://www.cladwell.com/

Timeless Pieces for Your Closet

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I just came across such a fantastic read regarding fashion that I just had to share with yall.  If you have a few minutes, go read “Proof that one simple piece can make a wardrobe” written by Marc Bain on Quartz.

I personally don’t consider myself to be a fashion expert or one who spends a lot of time with my look but I do make a conscious effort to look presentable in every occasion.

The one thing I’m not a big fan of are fashion fads.  Remember those Ed Hardy shirts and Von Dutch hats….don’t act like you didn’t own a pair.  I hate to say it but I did.  I look back at it and now I say to myself “I would never wear that again” and I really mean it.

Fashion to me is all about having a timeless piece.  Something that can endure every fad regardless of what the hipsters are wearing.  Those timeless pieces are usually the ones that will always have and hold their value regardless of how old they are.  Just ask Rolex.  It doesn’t have to be a watch.  It could be a coat, entire suite or tux, shoes, pair of jeans or whatever.  As long as you can look at it a year from now and be able to picture yourself still wearing it.

Every guy needs a reminder about fashion every now and then.  Take a look at this article and keep it in mind next time you’re making your next purchase.  Click Here

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Starting Your Career the Right Way

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I’ve been working ever since I was 15.  I’m 34 now and about to turn 35 years old.  Throughout my working life, I’ve made many mistakes and stumbled my way around for the majority of the time hoping to get my big break.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have anyone around to give me some sort of guidance.  I kind of had to just figure it out on my own.  I guess you can say it’s a good and bad thing as I was forced to learn from my mistakes and actually ask other people who were successful what their “secret” was.

I’ve learned two very important lessons up to this date, one is that it’s important to have a mentor or someone that can offer advice.  Someone that went through it all and can offer a general template for you to build off of.  Two is that opportunity very rarely finds you.  You have to go out there, prove you have the skill and talent to at least provide a good foundation.  From there, hope that someone gives you an opportunity to continue to grow with them.

I just came across an article on Business Insider and Danny Rubin was kind of enough to share a quick and very valuable tip which lead to his career success….at least that’s my assumption.

If you have a quick moment, take a quick look at the article I’m referring to here.  Thanks Danny Rubin.  (http://www.businessinsider.com/say-yes-to-the-unfamiliar-in-your-career-2015-2)

Making a Glass out of a Bottle

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This is one of the coolest things I’ve read in a long time and I wanted to share it with the rest of you.  Thanks to the folks at The Art of Manliness, they posted a how-to article a few days back on how to make a glass out of a beer bottle using simple items that most people have laying around.  If you have some time, take a quick look at here.