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How to Choose a Raincoat

How to choose a raincoat

I never had a raincoat growing up in San Diego.  I always wanted one then, like I always wanted a cast or braces or glasses, but the worlds most inoffensive climate precluded the need for one.  Now, thanks to global warming (or the impending ice age, depending on your view), it seems that place is immune to

7 Ways to Wear Boots With Jeans

ways to wear boots with jeans

No, it’s not rocket science, and yes, the key is to put the jeans on before your boots, but there’s still more than one way to wear boots with your jeans. 1. The Stack Simple: do nothing. Put your boots on, pull your jeans over the shaft, let ’em stack up on top of the

Date Night Outfit Inspiration from SF Members

valentine's day date night outfit inspiration

There are many ways to approach dressing for a date, whether or not it falls on Valentine’s Day. Most of them boil down to your company and your destination. Going ice skating (which we don’t recommend, at least for first-timers – a broken wrist or fractured coccyx is hardly romantic) necessitates a different wardrobe than hot

5 Valentine’s Date Style Mistakes to Avoid

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Whether or not you go all-out on Valentine’s Day or treat it much the same as any other, there’s a good chance that, even subconsciously, you’ll want to impress that special someone. It doesn’t matter if you’re headed out on a first date or celebrating a multi-year anniversary – these Valentine’s Date style mistakes should

How to Choose a Pocket Square

Are you a pro-pocket square person? Perhaps you’ve heard that they are the cheapest way to “upgrade” your wardrobe, but you’re hesitant. You feel safe in your white shirt, navy suit, and black shoes, and while you’ve seen them on other guys, and even liked one or two, you could never see yourself wearing one.

What is Formalwear?

what is formalwear

Perhaps you’ve received an invitation to an event that requests black tie, white tie, or cocktail attire. Were you confused? Did you just end up going in one of your “meeting” suits? All three (NOT the “meeting” suit) are considered formalwear. They are usually reserved for the evening (when most formal events happen), they are typically

Mastering Complex Patterns

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird– that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace–making the complicated simple, awesomely simple–that’s creativity.”  – Charles Mingus In today’s post-slacker world, just wearing coat and tie is enough to turn heads in many environments.  Sadly,

Accessorizing with Dogs: A How-To

accessorizing with dogs

There has long existed an association between tiny, handbag-friendly dogs and the fashion elite, but there is more to the art of accessorizing with dogs than a chihuahua in a purse.  For everyone who shares a home – even briefly – with a four-legged companion, the question has always been: how can I maximize my

Pairing Colors in Menswear

Most guys like color, but are afraid to add more than one to their ensemble for fear of making mistakes. This is laudable: better to play it safe and look possibly boring but overall pleasing than to reveal one’s ignorance. Indeed, the clueless color-lovers are often the worst offenders and blithely walk out the door