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Gang, I plied Mike with booze and (uh, we'll just leave it at that) to get him to sit down and take a close look at the Nordstrom sale.  Here are the pieces he's loving:   The Suit Hugo BOSS Trim Fit Suit, $599 (down from $895) These are, hand's down, Mike's favorite suits.  They're slim cut but not overly slim (you can...
  Mike does best when....how to put this...he doesn't really need to worry about matching.  Consequently, the man owns a drawer full of gray t-shirts. One of the easiest-ever guy wardrobe upgrades is to swap a plain tee for a breton-striped one.  Since stripes are a neutral, they really do go with everything (even plaid shorts).  And if your guy is...
Something good is finally happening with men's denim.  Brands are taking the 'dad jean' (easily identified by the enormous saggy bum and extra-long zipper) and tightening them up a bit.  Yet at the same time, man-skinny-jeans are getting a reset, and no longer look like lumpy versions of woman's jeggings.  The result is that many of these brands are...
Attention, Men:  Do your swim trunks flap as you walk, much like the wings of some giant bird?  A heron, perhaps?  If you were dropped from the sky would you rest easy, knowing that the leg openings of your swim trunks would expand like Mary Poppin's umbrella, allowing you to drift softly to the ground?  And do your swim...
Something is happening in the world of male fashion.  Guys - like regular, everyday guys - are starting to step up their sartorial game.  They're adding pocket squares to their sports coats, and wearing hats because they like how it looks (not because they haven't showered in eight days aka my husband-back-in-college).  I was astounded to learn, at my...
Does your guy have a Sport Coat?  Mike, up until very recently, did not.  He had suit jackets, but for some reason whenever he tried to pair them with jeans, it looked...off. Which is why, on date nights, he either looked ready for work or ready for the weekend.  Not really ready for a night on the town with someone...
My husband Mike looks great going to work.  And I love his weekend style just hanging around with me and the boys.  But when it's time for date night...something happens.  Either he ends up looking too casual (while I'm in a cocktail dress) or he's all dressed up in a suit and tie and I come down in faux-leather...
This article needs to come with a warning:  I suck at this.   Mike and I have married now for...uh...almost 14 years?  Whoa.  And over the years, I have botched birthday gifts and Christmas gifts and now...Father's Day gifts.  "Botched" might be a tad strong...let's just say that Mike is typically underwhelmed by my gift choices, or completely unsurprised: "Hey...
Readers, this post comes from our contributing author, Big B.  He's has impeccable taste (whether he's talking about the hottest/sexiest boots for women or the most flattering pants for men), strong opinions on all things fashion-related, and he's also a devoted husband (of 10 years!!) and the dad of two adorable kiddos.  If you missed his first Gift Guide...
Let’s begin this year with my number one rule when buying for men. We are simple creatures, we are not complicated, trying to buy us elaborate or complicated gifts rarely works. Trying to buy us clothing that is out of our personality range rarely works. Most of us enjoy tradition, simplicity, experience, and quality. A grandfather or father probably passed those values down to us so it's usually somewhere inside, even if it's buried beneath a love for video games or other materialistic bologna. This list is built around that concept. I didn't include very many electronics or high tech gadgets because those are too easy. Everybody wants an iPad, PS3, LCD TV, GPS, blah, blah, blah.