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Brands to Shop When You’re on a Budget

We’re into a new season now and that means it’s almost time to change over the wardrobe and maybe add some new items. It’s been said many times here before, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to buy stylish clothes. Quality is important, but sometimes our budget doesn’t allow us to shoot for the high quality. In those cases, it’s always good to have a handful of brands that you can rely on to deliver good style. So here are a few that I think are worth your money.

4 Tips For Great Fall/Winter Style

Fall leaves
Fall is in full swing here and the warmer climates are unfortunately behind us for a while. Long time readers know that fall is by far my favorite season for style. I love layering and that’s just what fall style is about. But leaving summer behind means it’s time to tune up your wardrobe for the upcoming months. Here are 4 key style tips for the fall/winter months.

The Case for a Stylish Umbrella

The umbrella is probably close to the bottom of your list of stylish items that you were thinking of buying. For a long time it was for me too. In fact I hated using an umbrella at all because it was one more thing I had to carry. But it only takes one time of having to sit in the office, clothes soaked from the rain, to realize that an umbrella is worth keeping around.

The previous umbrella I had was nothing special. It was a plain black umbrella. It recently broke so I was in the market for a new one. I wasn’t up for paying for an expensive/designer one because I don’t believe it’s worth it. But I know I wanted to try something stylish this time around.

Dad Style: An Introduction

Dads. Let’s face it, we have a lot on our plates. Work, kids, significant others, hobbies, etc. Sometimes, we don’t want to think about style and dressing up. It’s just not a top priority. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look good.

When my wife became pregnant with our first kid, I wondered if I would stop caring about what I’m wearing. I questioned whether or not I needed to choose between buying diapers and formula, or being able to shop for myself and still dress well. But why not both? It is certainly possible, and just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t be the best looking dad in the room.

So why am I starting this series?

Picture the last birthday party or gathering that you took your kids to. Now picture all of the dads at said gathering. It was probably an atrocity on the style front. There were probably lots of baggy jeans, maybe some cargo shorts and maybe a few super hero t-shirts.

Dads, we can do better! Our wardrobes don’t have to go to shit when kids invade our lives. We just need the right clothing choices to fit the lifestyle, and I’m here to help.

So make sure you follow along here, on Facebook, and Instagram, as I’ll be posting new blog posts there. If I generate enough interest, then I’ll create a separate newsletter. So if that’s something you’re interested in, please shoot me an email ( and let me know.

Getting Better at Style

Like anyone that takes their personal style very seriously, I run into lots of people complimenting my style. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it from time-to-time. It’s taken years of work, lots of money, and paying attention. 

Newcomers to the style arena sometimes expect fast results. It doesn’t work that way. You don’t read a few GQ mags, buy their recommendations and all of a sudden become good at it. It really does take time to know your tastes, fits, and craft a wardrobe that works for you on a day-to-day basis. 

I still don’t feel like an expert, and constantly try to evolve my style. I’m always looking at how others put their outfits together (both men and women) to gain new ideas and thoughts about style. It’s what made me more interested in sneakers, which I had written off for a long time. Now they’re working their way into my wardrobe rotation. 

The best way to get better at dressing well is to keep at it. Don’t get content. Push yourself to try new styles to see what works. You will inevitably buy and wear some clothes that don’t work for you. But that’s an important part of the journey too, knowing what doesn’t work for you. 

But blaze your own path, don’t get stuck on style rules, and eventually you’ll start getting clothing compliments and  questions from people around you. That’s when you know you’re on the right track.