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Dress Socks that Don't Slip Down – DeadSoxy – The Sharp Gentleman
Clothing

Gentlemen, we have a problem, don’t we? We purchase socks as a necessary evil and tolerate frequent daily adjustments when those socks don’t live up to expectation. They slide down throughout the day, they’re loose after a couple of washes, and start falling apart far too soon. It’s a problem. But, it’s also preventable. Several solutions have been introduced to combat this slippery slope of sock mayhem: Longer socks – I kid you not, people are just now learning that over-the-calf socks are better (they

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Adventure

Much to my surprise, I grew up to become a man that likes a cigar or two on a fairly regular basis. I don’t know whether it’s the celebratory attachment I have with them (new marriage, new baby, new adventure, job well done, etc.), or the camaraderie I get when I relax with my friends and enjoy a few good cigars on Thursday nights. The point is, I don’t know enough about cigars to give any credible advice. But I trust the people in my

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Honest Filippo Loreti Watch Review
Clothing

An honest Filippo Loreti Review. From time to time, a brand or design will catch my eye and give me all the warm and fuzzy feelings I’m looking for. Maybe it’s a new model, maybe it’s a color, or maybe a new design altogether. Something I’m used to experiencing is the immediate desire to have it. I’m also used to items being either ridiculously expensive – why can’t that AMG GTS be closer to $50k instead of $150k – or built with terrible materials, methods,

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An honest Tommy John Underwear review
Clothing

Once and for all… is it really worth the upgrade? An honest Tommy John Underwear review **SIX MONTH UPDATE AT THE END! I remember a time in high school when my friends were wearing boxers from Abercrombie and Express and Tommy Hilfiger, and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I looked at the prices and knew I could spend my money on better things. Certainly things that delivered more value! I’ve been a boxer-brief guy for as long as I can remember. I

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pre-folded pocket square
Clothing

Even though there are dozens of resources out there to help you fold a perfect pocket square (including my own), there’s now a secret weapon you can carry in your arsenal: The Perfectly Pre-Folded Pocket Square from Well Suited NYC. Based in Manhattan, Well Suited NYC is the brainchild of two native New York City friends, Amanda Sanders and Christina Wilson. Amanda is a celebrity stylist (with a clientele that includes Chris Rock), and Christina developed a fashion handbag and accessories company, and the pair found

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building a business after a breakdown
AdventureCharacterPodcasts

We’ve all heard, in some form or another, the old adage that “you have to hit rock bottom before you can truly change.” In the case of my friend Jan, his rock bottom was a nervous breakdown due to the compounding stress of being an employee, a student, and a man in his 20s trying to figure things out. It turns out, some men aren’t built to be employees, while others aren’t built to be entrepreneurs. When you’re the latter, you see the risks, the

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Canali Made in Italy Suiting
Clothing

There are hundreds of suit companies and designers all over the world. You can get a suit for as little as $49 from some manufacturers, but what kind of quality does that price point suggest? At the same time, you can get an expensive suit with great fabric, but absolutely no unique features and customizations. With all the options and designers out there, how do you know what to look for? What is the quintessential mark of high quality? Many would argue the “Made in Italy”

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Make TOday Legendary - The Sharp Gentleman
CharacterPodcasts

You Can Make Today Legendary™ On a random day a few weeks ago, I was perusing Instagram and stumbled across a brand called Make Today Legendary. They sent me a message about their cause and what their wristband was all about. Skeptical at first, I have to admit I grilled the founder with some follow-up questions. After discovering more about him and the movement behind MTL, I invited him onto the podcast so we could introduce the mission to all of you. It’s an excellent

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My review of harry's shaving razors - The Sharp Gentleman
Grooming

It seems like new companies are popping up every day that offer home-delivered razors and shaving kits. While I love the concept, inexpensive products shipped to your door usually end up being worth less than the cost of shipping. When Harry’s started getting some traction and showed up in my local Target, my curiosity reached critical mass. I reached out to Dani at Harry’s HQ with questions about their razors, lotions, and concept. She offered to send me a kit and prove they know what

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Clothing

My friends over at The Black Tux have a simple way to help make sense of the dress code for all your upcoming occasions. Whether it’s an upscale casual affair or a white tie event (a dress-code seldom used these days), this infographic helps in decoding the menswear dress code. It will help answer questions like: What is cocktail attire? What does black tie optional mean? Does casual mean jeans? The Black Tux is a company dedicated to Black Tie Done Right. They offer better-fitting

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