How to look your best in chinos

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Chinos are the perfect smart casual pant 
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Chinos are your go-to pants for smart casual occasions, but with so many variations from which to choose, selecting the right combination of color, style, and fit is a challenge many guys get wrong.

To help you get it right, here’s our quick guide to looking your best in chinos. Everything you need to know to choose the perfect pair of these classic cotton pants.

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The history of men’s vests

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The humble vest has a long and interesting history
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The men’s vest – that sleeveless garment you wear under a jacket – was born in Great Britain, brought forth by Royal decree, and immediately cemented as the staple of a man’s dress code.

Since then, this garment has occupied every niche in menswear. From the regal to the mundane, the vest has done it all. Here we take a look at the fascinating history of the vest – 400 years of men’s fashion in five minutes.

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How to wear tweed

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From casual to formal, there are many ways to wear tweed
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Tweed is one of the most versatile fabrics there is, and one that every gentleman should incorporate into his wardrobe. From some of the most formal events through to a casual evening stroll, tweed does it all. Here’s how to adapt tweed to look the part, no matter what the occasion.

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The ultimate guide to men’s brogues

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From leather to suede and oxblood to black, brogues are a stylish choice
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Brogue shoes date back to 16th-century Ireland, drawing their name from the Gaelic word “bróg.” A favorite working shoe of Scottish gamekeepers, farmers and other outdoorsmen, the characteristic perforations were designed to be practical rather than ornamental: the holes let water drain out while walking through wet bogs.
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Mature men to follow in 2021

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With years of experience under their belts, follow these titans of business, lifestyle & fitness
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New year, new you? If 2021 seems an inauspicious time to make a new start at, well, anything – we understand. But while now might not be the right time to make big changes, it is a good time to begin thinking about what you’re going to want from life once this is all over. 

With that in mind, we’ve researched some of the most inspirational voices out there – mature men on the web, from all kinds of backgrounds. From fitness experts to master craftsmen, these are guys with skills, experience, and plenty of inspiration and knowledge to share.

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Spruce up your winter coat

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Check your coat’s care label before putting it in the washing machine
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Do you think the only way to freshen up your overcoat is to take it to the cleaners? You might be surprised to learn that many coats can be cleaned just as well at home. With a little care, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it yourself and save on expensive dry cleaning bills.

That doesn’t mean your overcoat can go in the washing machine, though. The story will be different for each individual coat, so study the care label thoroughly for instructions. Here are some top tips on how to clean your winter coat.

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The ultimate guide to men’s slippers – Infographic

Slippers keep your feet warm and comfortable as you lounge around the house, but they’re also a vital piece of safety equipment. That’s because falls – many of which occur in the home – are one of the most common causes of injuries and hospitalizations. 

The good news? There are many awesome leather slippers to choose from. From indoor shoes designed for a Prince, to the footwear of Roman Senators, here’s our ultimate guide to the best slippers for well-dressed men.

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Get in shape with America’s best health and fitness bloggers

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Embrace fitness in the new year.
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Friend, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Have you promised to get fitter, stronger and healthier in 2021? Taking control of your health and fitness is such a great goal to aspire to.

But it’s always easier to achieve alongside an expert who’s got your back.

Whether you’re a couch potato who needs to shed some pounds, or you’re an active guy who wants to take it to the next level, we’ve got ten of America’s greatest health and fitness bloggers to help you smash those goals.

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How to make leather shoes more waterproof

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Taking care of leather shoes makes them last much longer
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Leather shoes need regular cleaning, polishing, and waterproofing to keep them in good condition. Here’s how to make your leather shoes more waterproof – simple, effective measures you can take today that will extend the life of your shoes, keep them looking great, and, perhaps best of all, keep your feet dry. 

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