Ten podcasts to improve your dinner party conversation

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Tune into the best podcasts the USA has to offer
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Do you need something new and interesting to keep you entertained during your commute? Or some quality listening to liven up your dinner parties and game night get-togethers? Here’s our guide to ten of America’s best podcasts – fun, quirky and intelligent musings for gents with their finger on the pulse.

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What to wear to your graduation ceremony

Stand out for all the right reasons at your graduation

Stand out for all the right reasons at your graduation
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Congratulations – you’ve finally finished racking up your college tuition fees. Now it’s time to get a job so you can spend the rest of your natural life repaying your giant debt. But first, there’s your commencement ceremony to look forward to – that proud moment when you step onto the dais to receive your reward for all that hard work – your Bachelor’s Degree. Well done you.

You’ll need a suit, but before you part with yet more money, it’s wise to stop and think. The suit you buy now will probably serve as your job interview suit and, assuming you’re successful in your quest for employment, it’ll be the suit that sees you through your first fall and winter season at the office.

So what do you look for? Here we give you the low down on suits – what’s hot, what’s not, and all with a flavor of quality British tailoring.
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Health and fitness tips for busy men

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Walking part of the way to work is a great start to the day
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Committing to keeping yourself fit and healthy can be easier said than done. Your time and energy are channeled into so many different things: earning a living, being a good partner, spending time with your family, home maintenance, caring for relatives. The list is endless.

Here, some of our favorite bloggers share their healthy lifestyle tips to help you look after your mind, body and soul every day – no matter how busy you are.

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The difference between British and American suits

Choose the best suit to flatter your body shape

Choose the best suit to flatter your body shape
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Existing outside the ephemeral confines of fashion, the suit is a timeless companion for discerning gentlemen. Evolving through centuries of domestic and foreign influence, nowadays, suit style has been refined down to three broad templates: British, American, and Italian.

Here, Charles-Philippe of Bespoke Unit explores the main differences between each style, and explains how choosing one over the other will change your appearance.
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How to make a good first impression

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We form first impressions within 30 seconds of meeting someone new
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First date, new job, networking event, work conference – whatever the occasion, making a good first impression is important.

We asked some of America’s best bloggers to share their tried and tested socializing secrets. In an era when it’s easy to interact almost exclusively online, here are some good old fashioned tips for making a successful face-to-face, first impression…

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Parenting tips from America’s best dad bloggers

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Parenting isn’t always easy, but on a good day it’s a blast!
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Fatherhood is an emotional rollercoaster and we all need a little support and understanding every once in a while.

Whether you’re about to become a dad for the first time, or you’re an old hand faced with a new parenting problem, dad blogs are a great source of timeless wisdom and daddy humor.

Here are eleven of the best American dad bloggers to inspire and entertain.

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How to wear men’s boots

The Prestige Country Boot from Samuel Windsor is a versatile addition to any wardrobe

The Prestige Country Boot from Samuel Windsor is a versatile addition to any wardrobe
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In times gone by, boots were commonly regarded as utilitarian footwear. Step forward to the present day and they’ve become a valued part of the discerning gentleman’s wardrobe. But it can still be somewhat confusing as to how they should be worn.

Here, Charles-Philippe of Bespoke Unit shares his pick of the best boots to wear for different occasions, along with expert tips on how to wear them.

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America’s best empty nester travel bloggers

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Tempted by the allure of the open road?
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Kids graduated into adulthood? Now’s a great time to rediscover your love for travel and adventure. Here we’ve brought together fifteen of the best travel blogs for mature travelers – inspirational reading to entice and inform as you take to the road once more.

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What to wear to church on Sunday

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Does ‘Sunday best’ still mean a suit?
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You probably know what to wear to church for a baptism, funeral, or wedding. Yet for the standard Sunday worship service, the expectations are far less clear. Is it disrespectful to wear casual clothes, or should you always wear a tie? If you want to know what to wear to church this Sunday, we’ve got you covered.

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Best coats to wear with suits

Getting the right fit is vital A Cashmere coat from Samuel Windsor

Getting the right fit is vital
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While various garments such as tweed sports jackets or knitted tank tops are handy stopgaps for the transitional seasons, they’re ill-equipped to face harsh winters. Indeed, as cold weather creeps closer, an overcoat or topcoat becomes a necessity rather than simply a fashion accessory.

Not sure which coat to wear with a suit? We’ve teamed up with the gentlemen from Bespoke Unit for some great advice. Here’s their take on the best coats to wear with suits, and when to wear them.
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