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7 Manly Items That You Can Only Wear During Summer

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A lot of guys are confused about what to wear when. They wear mocs in spring and autumn. They wear sneakers during winter. They don’t care about umbrellas or trench coats to avoid rain nor do they like wearing winter scarves or gloves to protect from snow and cold.

Each season has its own subset of clothing items that you can wear. The issue is not wearing them during the right season. The way you can make a fool of yourself is, as I said, to wear the WRONG item in the WRONG season.

Let’s talk a little about summer fashion items. Specifically, the ones you should only wear during this particular season. Let’s start off with…

#1. Moccasins

moccasins

When you look at them, you can help wonder: why should I only wear these during the summer? They look like they can be worn during spring and autumn as well.

The issue is not with the shoe itself, but another style rule that says we should never wear them with socks. They should either be worn sockless, or, what I recommend, with invisible socks.

Now, spring and autumn have temperatures that are way too low to wear this combo. So that leaves us with summer to wear this type of shoe.

#2. No-show socks

no-show socks

Also known as invisible socks, these are made to be worm with moccasins, like we just discussed. But they work with sneakers and plimsolls as well, giving you that trendy sockless look. Some folks prefer to skip socks entirely, but based on my experience, this isn’t the best way to do it.

Perspiration from your feet will penetrate the shoe, giving it a hard-to-get-rid-of smell. Plus, dust that is usually stopped by the sock will get to your feet.

#3. Linen shirts

linen shirt

Linen’s summer exclusivity is well known, but now many guys actually hunt for linen shirts? When they go shopping, they just pick whatever they find interesting in the moment. And that usually means going home with another cotton shirt.

#4. Tailored shorts

tailored shorts

If you didn’t think that shorts can evolve into something stylish, you have the proof below. As long as they’re made from a breathable fabric (such as cotton or linen) and they have clean and quality cuts, you’ll look amazing in them.

#5. Short-sleeved tops

henley t-shirt

Whether we’re talking about t-shirts, short-sleeved polo shirt, short-sleeved Henleys or even short-sleeved shirts, all of them are perfect for summer.

Sure, if you do some basic layering then you can also wear them during colder periods of the year, but short sleeves are synonymous with summer.

The key thing to keep in mind is to avoid tops with logos on them. Logoed t-shirts are so popular right now it’s not even funny. But if you want something stylish, go for either solid colors or discrete patterns such as stripes.

#6. Boat shoes

boat shoes

Some say you should only wear boat shoes if you live near the beach. But most of us aren’t that lucky. So why don’t we bend the rules a little and wear them anytime mocs are appropriate? Make sure you add a pair of invisible socks, and if you want, you can go ahead and roll up your pants’ cuffs.

#7. Straw Hats

brixton castor straw hat

Very few men like hats, but you might make an exception when you’re at the beach. Why not try something as unique as a straw hat while you’re showing off your ripped body. Maybe even add a cool pendant around your neck for a little extra flair.

We could talk about how to mix and match these garments all day, but for now, it’s suffice to know that summer is the best time to wear them. Always go for a perfect fit and remember to color match.

For more articles on how to dress for attraction, check out George’s articles on www.LifeStyleGod.com

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Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions Pay Tribute To The Original Classics

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If you are in the market for some wrist candy that is both classic and timeless, you have got to check out the Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions. Released to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster, these watches pay tribute to Omega’s original post-war classics.

A little backstory: Between 1940 and 1945, Omega delivered more than 110,000 timepieces to the British Ministry of Defense, all highly valued by British airmen and sailors for their water-resistance and reliability in combat. After the war, there was demand for a civilian version of the watch. This led to the creation of Omega’s first family of watches in 1948, the Seamaster.

The Seamaster has since become one of the cornerstones of Omega, known for their precision, water-resistance and reliability.

Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition Central Second

In celebration of the Seamaster’s 70th anniversary, the brand has released two new watches that are clearly inspired by the two 1948 inaugural Seamaster models, with a slight touch of modernity added. “We do not have the same movement from the original 1948 because it would be too complicated,” said Jean-Claude Monachon, vice president at Omega.

Two models are available, one with a central seconds hand, one with a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock and each limited to 1,948 pieces. Other updates from the original include a larger diameter (expanding it from 34mm to 38mm), and water resistance of up to 200 feet.

A stainless steel case, polished bezel, opaline white domed dial and polished crown, embossed with vintage Omega logo are common to both models. The watches are presented in their own special collector’s box made of soft brown leather and are delivered with a spare NATO strap, along with a strap changing tool.

Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Edition Small Second

There’s no doubt about it, the Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions deliver the quality and craftsmanship we’ve come to expect from the company, and you will be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful and historical watch anywhere.

It’s perfect for gift giving. To yourself of course.

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5 Tips On Matching Watches With Style

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Every man has his own style, and finding a men’s watch to fit your style can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for. Don’t get caught wearing something tacky! Instead, follow these expert tips, and you should be good to go.

Choose the Right Watch Size for Your Wrist

Not every man has the same size wrist, so every man will need a differently sized watch to accommodate them. The key to looking stylish with a new watch and not looking like a kid wearing a watch from the cereal box is to find one that perfectly fits you. Measure your wrist circumference and keep it in mind as you start to shop for men’s watches.

If you’re a little bit on the “large and in charge” side of the spectrum, take a look at these big face watches made from geardhardware.com and worn by bodybuilding legends.

Quartz Movement vs. Automatic: Which is Better?

Behind all of the shiny parts on the outside of the watch is the heart of the machine that keeps track of time. You want something that is as reliable as the morning sun without much fuss. There are two primary choices here: quartz or automatic.

Quartz movement watches are fairly reliable but require batteries and the second hand often goes in a tick-tock kind of motion. Automatic watches on the other hand, well, automatically keep track of time! No batteries, only powered by the motion of your wrist. Although if you store the watch for a couple of days, time will catch up and you’ll need to “wind” it up again.

Strap Up

The strap is what keeps time by your side at all times, and it is also one of the ways you can truly express your style. Metal link watches are more versatile for everyday use and hold up well, leather bands look great it a suit, and the NATO, canvas style is more casual and utilitarian. Determine the style you’re going for and strap up accordingly.

Consider Face and Case Size

Some watches have super big faces while others are nestled in a metal case. It all comes down to preference, but traditionally watches with a wider face are for formal events while watches with bulky metal cases are more for everyday wear. You can bend the rules, however—it is your style after all. Think about this when choosing a watch especially if you intend to wear it while you’re at the gym or working on cars and such. You’ll want something tough that can hold up to use and abuse.

Simple or Technical?

What do you want out of your watch? Some people prefer the cleaner aesthetic of a big face watch with only hands with no numbers or bulky crowns and dials. Some people on the other hand like their watches to tell them the time, the temperature, and jokes if it can. It’s all your preference and what you consider most important in a watch.

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Four Ways To Rock The Grunge Look

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It’s 2018, but the ’90s grunge fashion is showing no signs of ever becoming obsolete. The casual and playful combination of clothes and accessories is actually a product of generation Y’s desire to break free from the restrictive bonds of society and express individuality.

Today, grunge fashion is being reinvented to combine it with modern sensibilities. And if you want to keep the grunge fashion alive, you can sell your vintage clothes online or at secondhand stores. That adds authenticity to a real grunge lifestyle. Remember that grunge fashion is about nonconformity.

How does one pull off the grunge look? We’ve got you covered with these helpful tips:

Clothes

The economic upswing experienced in the 1980s ushered, in the ’90s, the rise of capitalism, a system where the means of production are owned by private entities. A lot of people then, the youth especially, resented the idea that human values were defined by materials and money.

As a reaction, some people decided to go against the ideal. They didn’t care about brand names. They cared about comfort and functionality. It’s no wonder then that the clothes were mixed and matched haphazardly. The silhouette was deemphasized, and the focus instead was on an androgynous look, which went beyond gender-biased fashion taste.

Music influenced fashion, as bands had their own merchandise and key musicians like Kurt Cobain created their own clothing aesthetics. Band shirts were paired with distressed jeans. Flannel shirts were worn over graphic tees or, when the weather was hot, tied around the waist. The older and more distressed your clothes were, the better.

The denim jacket was the go-to clothing item because of it’s versatility.

Footwear and Accessories

High-top sneakers and chunky combat boots were the usual footwear. Converse and Doc Martens were popular brands then.

Bracelets with metallic details like studs and spikes, round sunglasses, and slouchy beanies were the typical accessories. They were unusual choices but went well with a person’s overall look, exuding an effortlessly put-together outfit.

Hairstyle

What may be unkempt for some is actually trendy for others. Scruffy hair, dyed blond or in crazy colors like purple or orange, gave the appearance of someone who just got out of bed. This may have looked dirty to some, but it was not unclean.

Summing Up…

While grunge is considered a trend now, it actually started as a non-trend, a resistance to the conventions of previous generations. The seemingly careless and random choices of clothes and accessories ultimately expressed a generation’s need for self-identity, as well as their frustration and disenchantment over a society that placed a high premium on materials and excessive profit. Grunge transcends clothing choices; instead it reflects a lifestyle that rebels against loneliness and fights for social rights.

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