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4 Ways to Pump Up Your Style

To be truly fashionable, you need to have some individuality to your look. However, that doesn’t mean you should run out and immediately buy a quirky, hipster wardrobe. That tactic can actually work against you, since trying to incorporate too many trends into your wardrobe won’t work. In order to find your own unique style, try tweaking the small things first. Here are four tips that provide good stepping stones for men who are looking for ways to pump up their personal style.

Details Make the Man

 The old adage of the devil being in the details is still around for a reason, and that’s because it’s the small tweaks that really set apart the stylish from the fashion-challenged. One of the easiest ways to start updating details in your wardrobe is experimenting with socks. Designer men’s socks from VK Nagrani, a high end sock and underwear retailer that sells lots of different colors and fabric types, are a great way to kick off your makeover. If you’ve never purchased a pair of checkered or brightly colored socks before, now’s the time to try. As long as the quality is there, you can get away with a lot of different socks. Just remember to never wear dress socks with athletic shoes, or thick athletic socks with dress shoes. While this isn’t very hard to remember, it’s good to keep in mind as you start browsing soc

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Dig Deep and Find Treasure

According to Esquire, a recent study revealed that men only wear about 13 percent of the clothes in their closet. If you’re a man that falls into this category, then it’s time to shop your closet. Chances are that unworn clothes are hanging in your closet due to one of two reasons, the first being that some of the garments don’t fit properly. If you know a shirt or pair of trousers don’t fit the right way, toss them. The other reason, though, is that you might have bought something you liked, but then either felt too intimidated to wear it, or even forgot about it. It happens to every guy, but that’s why you need to dive headfirst into the unworn items in your wardrobe. In effect, in theory, you should be wearing 1ect a serio00 percent of your wardrobe. Wearing your clothes confidently is the perfect way to injus dose of personality, since confidence shines through.

Polish Head to Toe

 Always keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories in good shape. Looking sharp is definitely a personality booster that people notice, and you’ll be associated thereafter with looking put together. Men’s Journal recommends that shining up your shoes makes you look refined, and people notice. Many men also have one or two main pairs of shoes they wear on a daily basis, depending on the social occasion, so you’ll want to take care of those shoes. You don’t need to have five pairs of Italian leather loafers to be stylish, but you do need to take proper care of the ones you have. A little polish can go a long way in projecting the type of image you want.

Be Creative and Clever with Accessories

Ask Men highlighted ten of the best dressed men who regularly appear on Instagram, praising fashion icons who knew how to get the accessories right. It’s small touches, such as matching a bracelet to a shirt pattern, that gives your look flair. Therefore, if you’re going for a patterned shirt and you want to rock a wooden watch, make sure there’s some connection between the watch and the actual colors or pattern on the shirt. This is the best way to use accessories in a smart manner that boosts your style savvy. Incorporating  unexpected and unique elements with your accessories also draws positive attention and makes you seem like a trendsetter. For example, watches for men these days have grown increasingly daring and avant-garde. Don’t be afraid to wear one on your wrist as long as it matches your outfit and the rest of your aesthetic. On the other hand, some men enjoy shopping for multiple accessories and have an array. You don’t need to have a huge collection, but rather, just a sense of self awareness about what you’re trying to channel.

Finding your own style identity isn’t difficult if you take it one step at a time. Jumping into the nearest style guide and trying to incorporate everything you learn into your look at once is only going to lead to a jumbled, aesthetically messy appearance. Take a few of these tips into account and carefully select a detail to focus on that you feel suits your personal look. Make sure you’re following basic style rules, such as what kinds of socks to wear with dress shoes versus athletic shoes. Beyond that, though, feel free to experiment to your heart’s content until you find a look that’s truly your own.



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Review of The Drake by VIVOBAREFOOT

Going barefoot has always been a very popular option for a lot of people. On softer surfaces like sand, it was exactly the way that feet are supposed to function. The problem with that is the modern world that we live in is made of hard surfaces like concrete and pavement that we were not meant to walk on barefoot, even though being barefoot gives you a better feel for your terrain than a standard shoe with layers of padding.

drake shoes 1VIVOBAREFOOT was developed from the need to find a shoe that would offer you maximum feedback when it comes to your own body’s position in reference to your walking environment, but also is able to provide you with a protective sole to keep your feet safe in the modern world. It had been noted throughout the decades that a number of the injuries to feet and ankles was caused by the type of footwear that was selected.

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The Drake by VIVOBAREFOOT is the perfect example of an everyday sneaker, but with the barefoot attitude. It all starts with the white, puncture-resistant sole that has no padding or artificial arch support to mask your feet from feeling your walking or running terrain. It is a minimalistic design and a barefoot-lover’s dream. The upper is crafted of supple grey suede that has a low profile toe box and also is a mid-length shoe height, which is the ultimate in a casual and comfortable shoe. The toe box stitching is reminiscent of moccasin style shoes, but the upper ankle part of the shoe is fashioned more like a sneaker with the padded Achilles, pull-on red strap, and lace-up closure. For extra comfort, this leather shoe has perforations around the ankle and tongue area of the shoe.

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In the flexibility department, the Drake can be rolled up almost into a ball, which shows off the thinness of the sole and quality of the suede used. At VIVOBAREFOOT, the Drake will cost you $150, but will be different from any of the shoes that are probably in your closet already – it really is that unique! As for style, it is right on trend for wearing with a nice t-shirt and your favorite jeans. VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are comfort and style all rolled into one!

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6 Tips To Help You Buy Shoes Online

Till a few years ago, buying a pair of shoe meant going to a shop or a mall, trying many pairs of shoes and then making a purchase. But in today’s date and time, all you need to do to buy shoes is to click a few keys on your computer or phone and your pair will be delivered to you. Online shopping has made things very easy for shoppers and especially shoe lovers. However, you need to be a little careful while buying shoes online.


The following are the top 6 tips to help you buy shoes online:

  1. Take your correct measurements-one of the things that you need to focus upon while buying shoes online is to take your correct measurements. Remember that different shoe manufacturers may have different shoe sizes. Always refer to the size guide and size chart given on the retailer’s website.
  2. Browse on different platforms-always browse through the shoe range of different manufacturers and only then shortlist the ones you think are the best. Never finalize a shoe without enough comparison since there are loads of options out there for you.
  3. Check the shipping rates and timings-it is important to know how much you will be charged for shipping and how much time will it take for the product to reach you. The shipping details are always mentioned on all online shopping sites.
  4. Shop from a reputed website -make sure you shop from only a reputed and well known online store to assure that the quality of the shoes is high and that you get to avail the best customer service possible.
  5. Always check for returns and refund options-when it comes to shopping for shoes, always check the returns and refunds policy of the seller. It is always better to shop from one which offers you easy and convenient refunds and returns options.
  6. Check for possible offers and discounts-in order to make the most of your experience, always check for ongoing discounts, offers and sales. If you have a coupon, do make use of it at the time of checkout to get the best rates possible.

There are many good online stores that gives you reliability, offers and meet all of the above points. One such website is JustFab.com. This online retailer offers you a wide collection of not just shoes but also handbags, jewellery, denims and much more. In order to make the best of your experience of shopping at JustFab.com, you must become a VIP member and avail the fabulous discounts the retailer offers. In order to become VIP member of this site, you will need to take the style quiz, get a personalized boutique and then save loads of your money while shopping. There are innumerable benefits of becoming a VIP member of JustFab.com and some of them include getting monthly personalized boutique with items especially for you, exclusive deals, amazing VIP member credits and option of free shipping/free exchanges.

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Close look at the recent Nike Air Huarache range

The Nike Air Huarache was first released in 1991 and enjoyed huge success due to its stylish and futuristic looks.  The sneaker was also made popular for its high comfort levels thanks to the use of a revolutionary neoprene sock lining. Nike ran with the now famous advertising slogan “Have you hugged your foot today?” the shoe was also in TV commercials featuring running star Michael Johnson. The last few years saw a massive comeback for the Huarache with the general public once again embracing the unique style. The now retro look is more popular than ever and Nike set work on re-releaseing some of the original colourways as well as many brand new designs. Here’s a closer look at a few of the recent stand out releases. If you love the retro style checkout this impressive range of Nike Huarache. Enjoy.

nike-sneakers-1 Nike Air Huarache – White / Sport Turquoise / University Gold

We had to include this new release as it’s actually not a new release at all. This recent re-release is one of the original colourways which was first released in 1991. The colours and style look just as great today as they did back then and it definitely has that retro feel. The white body is complimented perfectly with the original turquoise and gold inserts and is finished off nicely with the iconic heel cage.


Nike Air Huarache – Wolf Grey / Pool Blue

This addition is one of the brand new colourways which was released in June 2015. The cool grey tones and light blue inserts result in a futuristic look which manages to be both neutral and cool. We love the use of contrasting grey tones and close knit mesh toe vamp which helps further add contrast to the design. The white laces and dark grey heel cage really pop against the wolf grey body and Nike have even used a clear transparent outsole which looks fantastic.


Nike Air Huarache – Navy / Rattan

This navy and rattan addition was also released in June 2015 and adds a perfect toned down casual sneaker to the range. The design uses a really nice dark navy which is complimented with a neutral cream, featured around the heel and outsole. The pair comes with matching dark navy laces and heel cage which blend into the body well. To add contrast Nike has used a slightly lighter and brighter blue around the toe vamp. The result is a very well balanced classic new design which has been super popular.


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5 Fashion Tips For Job Interviews

Have a job interview and feel like you probably have no clue as to what you’re doing to look the part? Here are five suggestions you can do to look better for that crucial first meeting. These tips will teach you which details to pay attention to. Don’t marginalize anything, even if it might seem trivial at first.

1. Get a Haircut

Having good style starts from the top down, and the first thing people will notice is your head. Ever hear the phrase “you gotta spend money to make money”? This is an unavoidable expenditure that will let your soon-to-be superiors know you care. If you’re really that strapped for cash, try having a friend do it for you. Make sure to be well groomed, or you may give off the impression that it isn’t worth your time. Yes, this includes facial hair. You don’t necessarily have to shave your beard off, but it needs to be trimmed and clean.


2. Don’t Underdress

There’s nothing tackier than going into a job interview underdressed. It might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised with what some people are capable of. Case in point, if you’re thinking of wearing a silk tie with a salmon pink polo shirt, you’d be underdressed.

A button down shirt is one of the safest routes you can take here. It needs to be tucked in, and don’t forget to wear a belt. Your pants need to cover your ankles, and for the love of god, please don’t wear jeans (even if your pair is spotless and without patches). You want to hit that happy medium between looking like you’re trying too hard and not caring at all.


3. … But Don’t Overdress

Everyone likes to look their best. Well … most people, anyway. We all have that neighbor who always wears sweatpants. That being said, there is a point where you cease to look professional. If you look like you’re going out to a dinner with $200 plates, you’re overdressed. No fancy hats, no canes, no Business casual is generally a great way to go, with suits being a clutch option. As long as you don’t look like you’re going to a cocktail party, you should be fine.

4. Avoid Red, Dark Brown, and Black

Let’s face it, colors can be confusing. This is especially true when you get into the realm of attempting to tastefully coordinate yourself. Aside from that fact, they also have the ability to send a subconscious message. Avoid the colors mentioned above at all costs. The exception being black, which should be reserved only for your accessories and extremities (ties, shoes etc.). Wearing a lively color will keep your distance away from mediocrity, but you shouldn’t come off as aggressive, arrogant, or weak in any way.

It’s fairly easy to go in either direction, so ask someone who knows better than you if you’re iffy on it. Something like cornflower blue isn’t such a bad choice per se, but it might be an overly safe choice. Solid colors are easiest to work with, but feel free to experiment with different styles and textures. If you have no idea what this bullet is about, go with white and call it a day.


5. Wear Nice Shoes

It seems like a minor detail, but this is super critical. They pull a whole outfit together, and if done correctly, it’ll make a lasting mark. Sneakers are a huge no-no. If your shoes squeak when you run across an indoor basketball court, you’ve clearly done something wrong. Quite frankly, you really shouldn’t be able to run at all on a floor like that. They should stand apart from the rest of your attire while feeling cohesive at the same time. Oxford shoes that aren’t too rounded or pointy at the toe are best. Finally with regards to the foot region, are you wearing white socks? Don’t, stick to a black pair with no fuzzies sticking off.

If you could make these work, you wouldn’t need help in the first place.


These five steps only covers the basics. Obviously, use your best judgement—context is key. Imagine how funny you’d look if you were interviewing for a farmhand position, and went in a suit and tie (this’ll never happen realistically, but the point still stands). When it comes down to it, just try to be comfortable. Not sweating through the clothes you’re wearing is a pretty big first step. You’re also never fully dressed without a smile. Seriously. You’ll appear confident, and that’ll help you pull off your outfit. If you think you look good, presenting your personality and qualifications can take priority instead of feeling like such a damn putz.

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Zaha Hadid Ventures into High Fashion with Her 3D Printing Wisdom

Milan Design Week is underway, so the United Nude fashion house has partnered with 3D Systems and a handful of designers to celebrate the occasion. For Zaha Hadid’s wild submission, she designed the glamorous “Flames”, a shoe that pairs cartoonish curves and sharp edges. Known by many as the queen of architecture, Hadid’s highly futuristic style can be found in major cities around the world. Her abstract, chaotic work has plenty of admirers and critics, but the highly stylized approach makes her a fascinating choice for 3D printed shoes. Born in Baghdad and educated at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture, Hadid made a name for herself in architecture, but has since ventured into furniture, brassware, and fashion. More recently, she designed the Japan National Stadium, the Central Bank of Iraq, and a main soccer stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup. Below, you’ll find more information about Hadid’s forays in the 3D printing world, along with the work of her peers.

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