Getting the Details Right: Small Style Hacks with Big Impact

The popular phrase “the devil is in the details” couldn’t be truer when it comes to men’s fashion and style. Details such as color, tailoring, cut, and fabric care are what set boys apart from men. If you want to present yourself as a confident, sophisticated man, you need to carefully choose the right type of style statements. Here are some small hacks that will make a big splash in the long run.

1. The Proper Way to Wear Socks

Knowing how to wear a basic garment like socks is a perfect example of a small style hack that can have a major impact on your overall look. Purchasing designer socks from a retailer such as VK Nagrani that caters specifically to men of style and luxury guarantees that you’re making a good investment. Start by getting quality over quantity.

 Once you acquire a few good pairs of socks, then you need to know how to wear them. Ask Men warns against rolling or folding your socks, since this can ruin an entire look, especially if you’re wearing trousers that are more thinly cut. The site advises that by wearing socks fully pulled up, you’ll create a smooth silhouette. Bunched fabric or unsightly ridges under clothing detracts from your aesthetic, regardless of whether you’re wearing a designer ensemble or not. As long as you’re wearing a fine pair of fine socks like VK Nagrani men’s designer socks and donning them the correct way, you’re already on your way to not only being a man of taste, but knowing how to finesse the basics. Paying attention to details makes you stand out, even with small touches. 

2. Choosing a Tie by the Rules

A tie is one of the strongest statement pieces out there. This is especially true since you’re wearing it front and center, it’s easily one of the most visible components of your look in terms of color and fabric, and they come in a huge variety of widths and lengths. However, knowing the basics of how to wear a tie can spell out the difference between looking like a naive man shopping for his first economy suit versus a stylish gentleman who knows what he’s doing with his fashion choices.

According to Huffington Post, your tie should always be in proportion to your lapels, though 2 ½ inches is considered standard. They also advise that tie length should reach the belt buckle.

3. Testing the Fit of a Garment

It’s easy to see an attractive designer piece in the store and have it work in the fitting room. This also goes for online purchases based on rudimentary measurements. However, what really matters is how the garment is going to actually present in terms of functional fit. For example, Esquire points out that when you’re purchasing a new shirt, buttoning it up and seeing that it fits isn’t enough. A simple but effective hack is to try sitting down while wearing the shirt. This seems obvious, but you may be surprised how often this poses a problem for men who aren’t expecting it. A shirt can be tailored extremely well and be very high quality, but it still might be an ill fit as you go about your average daily routine. Therefore, testing is essential.

4. Not All Practical Details Are Actually Practical

There’s a reason that pockets are frequently stitched shut on high end garments, and that’s because they were never meant to be used in the first place, according to The Idle Man. There may even be fabric inside the pocket that could ostensibly hold items, but that’s not what it’s there for, and will create an interruption in your overall look. This is an especially deadly faux pas when you’re wearing a designer suit or other luxe attire. Understand that pockets on designer clothing is there solely for aesthetic effect.

5. Basic Clothing Care

Whether you’re dealing with a pair of designer socks or a suit, following proper care instructions is a must. Not cleaning fabric properly can make or break your look, because wear and tear shows more than you may first realize. The devil truly is in the details when it comes to style, and it’s much harder for men to get away with cheap knock-offs than women. Due to the fact that almost all fine garments for men are carefully tailored and based on the quality of the fabric, you need to make sure that you dry clean your clothes when necessary.

It’s easy to follow trends and even the most basic of rules when it comes to personal style, but in order to really be a man of the world who’s confident in his own skin, you need to implement both basic knowledge as well as personal flair. This is where details come in. Always stick to quality garments, no matter how big or small, and know the rules before you break them.

I’m going to tell you something: thoughts are never honest. Emotions are. Do not go around asking for honesty in what people think; much of what they perceive as thinking is empty anyway because it’s thought out again and again and comes out refined and muddy. The ones who know how to feel might have to say to you a couple of interesting things or not and when they do that, you ought to know how to listen. So learn how to listen. You can’t make someone open up about their feelings in case they don’t want to. But you can remain open yourself through listening deeply and completely; they might want to talk about the weather and keep it simple – allow them to feel the simplicity. They might wish to throw a tragic metaphor to you and whisper ‘f—ing hell,’ then shut off again. Still, the feeling is there because the moment is. Emotion pours out directly or indirectly each time people engage themselves in the process of genuine interaction. Keep it genuine. Keep it simple.
—  Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

thing is, whether or not you ‘agree’ with trans issues, this isn’t about you. even if you deny everything it won’t change a thing. this is real and you’re embarrassing yourself.

My Writing and Blogging Tips

Since the beginning of this blog I have been asked for all kinds of advice and on several different occasions I have given it. The problem is, this led to people reading one post and then asking more questions that I had already answered in a different post, so I’ve come up with a solution: The Ultimate Guide. Here, I will post the best of my writing tips, the best of my blog tips, and even a step-by-step how-to guide for adding pages. So if you’ve found yourself looking for some help with those things, then by all means, read on! :) And holy balls, it’s LONG!

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Just finished my Wednesday afternoon back workout and body combat class! And I just want to have a little rant about something…your health is NOT determined by a number on the scale or the way you look. Progress is far more than a number or an aesthetic perspective, your health is your relationship with food, the foods you eat, the foods you treat yourself with because you know that’s perfectly okay, your health and progress could be that you ran 1km more than a couple weeks ago, that you ran that 100m in 1 second less, that you added 5kg on the leg press machine, that you tried a new workout…your health and progress could be that you finally ate a slice of pizza as it’s been your fear food for years, or that you didn’t weigh yourself today because you realised that you can’t be controlled by a number. Your health and your progress could be that you got out of your comfort zone, pushed yourself harder than yesterday…ANYTHING! If someone said to you ‘you eat so healthy but you don’t look like it’ say back to them: but I can squat my body weight, run 5km in half half an hour and I recovered from an eating disorder…or anything that you’ve done. You need to realise that the number going down the scale is not something to focus on, someone could be fitter and stronger than you but have 10% more body fat than you. Someone could have defined abs and big biceps but may only be able to run for 2 minutes and be puffed. Base your results off of everything YOU do and don’t compare yourself to someone else. Everything and anything you progress in is a step further than previously and that should mean something to you. Don’t compare yourself to anyone, do not let that number on the scale define you, don’t worry about a few stretch marks, a little flab here and there, focus on eating healthy, working out and becoming fitter, stronger and better than you were yesterday! Results and progress will come if you treat your body with love and respect. You’re all amazing and I hope you all realise that!

Save Me From This Nightmare...

Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Stiles x Reader
Warning: Nightmares/Night terrors, Angst.
Writer: imaginesofeveryfandom aka thequeenofthehobbits
Summary/Request: Requested by starrystilinski:  can you please make a stiles one shot where you wake him up from a nightmare & just cuddle afterwards? please make it super fluffy! thank you so much <3

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Explaining the Lipstick

I come, a glittering leper, skin-shed,
mouthful of rhododendrons. Anthers
painted heavy, botulin; a little rasping—I

kiss only in falsettos; hold you
. Darling, I skin foxes

in my sleep, a gentle shrieking; wake
to find you picking gallstones from our
sheets. Rusted pearls. Later, you make

necklaces of them. Furniture.
Dollhouse, tell me what to do

with all this blood. Your lips already
livid and precise, kissing mothers, and
you tell them that the copper-gloss is

mine. Faultless whore. Rather they
should retch my name than choke

on yours, passive vector, baby
thrown out with the bathwater
at last. Mornings I spent stitching 

dead things back into their skins, you
adorned yourself for show with stolen parts.

Things you need to remember:

- Don’t stress

-Remember to remind yourself of your accomplishments. Tell yourself that you’re proud of yourself, even if you’re not.

-You are not alone.

-You are enough.

-You are important.

-You are worth it.

-You are not a failure,

-Good people exist.

-Don’t be ashamed of your emotions, for the good or bad ones.

-Better days are coming.

-Just because your past is dark, doesn’t mean your future isn’t bright.

anonymous asked:

hey so I'm having a little problem, I love this guy, but he pays no attention to me, he pays a little too much attention to my best friend. It makes me so sad. What should I do? Thanks!

It looks like he has no interest in you. I’m sorry but it’s better to let him go. It doesn’t make sense trying to be close to him if he wants your best friend. Tell yourself you can find someone else, you’re so young and tehre are so much boys out there!