Art of Style

5 (Uncommon) Reasons to Grow a Beard

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Like the Macarena in the ’90s and MySpace profiles in the ’00s, beards are in. In fact, they’re probably in-ner far longer than I’ve been sporting a legitimate beard (4 months) and not just perma-stubble (since I was 10). They’re almost so in that I feel like I’m writing about this thing called the internet and how social media is just (OMG) changing everything. The Internet is rife with reasons to grow a beard, so let’s just quickly acknowledge the obvious ones and move on. Yes, a beard makes you look (and feel) manlier. Yes, a beard shaves down the … Read More

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How to Step Up Your Shoe Game (and Why It Matters)

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” — Dr. Seuss I’ve been writing about some very serious things lately. So, I want to talk about something even more serious. Shoes. And specifically, men’s shoe styles. But first — what makes me qualified to be your style baron and navigator of sartorial waters? Well, for one thing, in a previous life as a jetsetting twentysomething management consultant … Read More

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