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The Personal Image System Podcast
21 minutes | 2 years ago
113: 20 Grooming Hacks
For notes, infographics, and other great information go to: https://www.realmenrealstyle.com/113 For this episode, I’m going to be giving you some big help. Sometimes you need to save some extra time when grooming.One example is that you may not have the time to take a blazer to the dry cleaners - but you might find out that it smells. To help you get through your day you can spray some vodka on it and it will remove the smell. Some of the tips on this episode may seem a bit crazy, but honestly, I tested these and they work. 20 Grooming Hacks: Vodka get rids of body odor. Baking soda can be a great toothpaste. Cut your nails and file before a shower. Use scissors on your nails after a shower. Cool to cold showers are best for you. Wash your hair less. Shave after you shower. You can shave IN the shower as well. Brush your teeth in the shower. Shave your neck weekly. Use hair conditioner as a shaving cream. Use Lip Balm if you cut yourself shaving. If you have a beard, use conditioner. Hair gel can be used on your eyebrows or beard. Coffee filters can help get rid of an oily face. Olive oil is a good option for dry lips. Use nail clippers to cut stray hairs. Keep a bar of soap in your gym bag. Don’t use your fingers to pop a pimple. Use deodorant on hot spots on the back of your foot. Highlights: If you have a jacket you don’t want to take to the dry cleaner, spray vodka on it. Test the fabric first. Make sure use clean the jacket at some point, as it’s a temporary fix. Baking soda is a safer way to get rid of smells. If you run out of toothpaste, use baking soda instead. Baking soda can also be used to kelp with “swamp crotch”. Make sure you buy a glass file. A hot shower will keep you in the water too long and you lose oils. Washing your hair too much can cause damage. You can shave in the shower as well. Higher end barbers will touch up for free. You can also use cooking oil to shave. Put holes in a deodorant soapbox and toss it in your gym bag. Use tissues when you pop a pimple to avoid infection. Mindset Takeaway: There’s no excuse not to look your best, and these hacks will make sure of it.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
112: Become a High Paid Expert 7 Steps
How would you like to double your salary? Of course you would. The trick to making more money is to be an expert in your field. If you put your head down and just do your work, you’re going to be forgotten. No one will notice you - and that’s no job that actually has security. Companies go out of business all the time, but if you’re an expert with your own company you’ll never be in the unemployment line. One of the most important things is to continually learn. The world is changing every day. If you aren’t staying on top of trends and technology, you’ll be left behind. But this is just the start of what you need to do. On this episode of Real Men Real Style, I bring you 7 simple steps to increase your salary and be a high paid expert than people seek out to work with. Download this episode today and start climbing the social and financial ladder. 7 Steps to Double Your Salary: Solve a burning problem Never stop learning Never stop practicing Choose the right niche Share your work and expertise Make Yourself Referrable You need to connect Highlights: Colleges only guarantee a student loan debt. The less generic your answer, the more valuable will seem. Make sure you surround yourself around books. Don’t be afraid to abandon a book. Some things you simply can’t learn from a book. Decide your overall goals to know what your focus should be. You can make money in any industry if you become the best. Don’t fear other people stealing your work. Focus in on what you know AND who you know. Nothing substitutes for live events. The best masterminds are the ones you put together. Take Massive action. Mindset Takeaway: If you put your head down and just get your work done, you won’t go anywhere.
14 minutes | 2 years ago
111: Don't Get Caught with Bad Breath
One thing many of us take for granted is the smell of our breath. It’s right under your nose, so you can’t notice what’s going on. You’re too used to it. Even though you can’t smell it, everyone else can. It could be costing you in your personal and business life. Think about it, do you want to be in a close negotiation with someone who smells? Do you want to kiss someone who smells? It can make you worried that there’s something worse going on in there. Luckily, this is a pretty simple thing to fix. The first thing is, if you smoke - stop. Your breath is always going to smell horrible to anyone who isn’t a smoker themselves. Secondly, most of the bad smell in someone’s mouth comes from bacteria growing. This bacteria isn’t too difficult to get rid of, but you have to remain dedicated. I’m going to give you ten tricks on how to eliminate bad breath that won’t take more time in your day: and are super effective. Download this episode today to learn how you can stop being offensive with your breath and be someone people want to be close to. 10 Tips to Eliminate Bad Breath: Drink water Chew gum Brush your teeth properly Use a tongue scraper Floss Mouthwash Timing Diet Keep your gums healthy Don’t smoke Highlights: Bacteria is what emits most odor Drinking water will help eliminate the bacteria. Start your day by drinking water. Saliva production slows when you are sleeping. A sugarless gum will help you produce more saliva. Chewing gum can also help when you don’t have time to brush your teeth. If you swallow gum, it’s fine. Your tongue has the most surface area. Flossing isn’t as important, but food stuck in your teeth can cause bad smells. Mouthwash may not prevent cavities, but it does kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Do your teeth maintenance after meals. Certain foods can cause a smell through your lungs. Cinnamon and crisp fruits/vegetables can help as well. Red wine can also cut back on bacteria in the mouth. Talk to your dentist about your gums. Gums can permanently recede. Tobacco guarantees bad breath - cut it out if you can. In none of this works, talk to you doctor in case there’s something worse. Mindset Takeaway: You don’t want people to avoid you because of your breathe.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
110: 10 Steps to an Amazing First Impression
Check out the full show notes at: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode110 Have you ever met someone who rubbed you the wrong way when you met them? I know I have, and in one case that person ended up becoming one of my best friends. He made a bad first impression, and it was really hard to overcome. When we get an impression from someone, it can be hard to change - because no one wants to be wrong. It really gets to our ego. The best way to overcome this is to make a good first impression. Notice I said good, not okay. That’s because an okay first impression is forgettable. You won’t be remembered - especially if you’re at a networking event. On today’s episode of the Real Men Real Style podcast, I wanted to help you with this because a first impression can really make or break you. I’m going to give you ten tips to make sure you shine when someone meets you. Even if they don’t remember your name, they’ll remember enough about you to refer you to others. So download this episode now, and start making the right first impression every time. Check out the full show notes at: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode11
16 minutes | 3 years ago
109: 10 Eye Contact Mistakes
View the full show notes and resources at RealMenRealStyle.com/109 When is the last time you really thought about the eye contact that you’re giving to people? Chances are, you’re sending off signals you don’t want to. For example, if you don’t give people enough eye contact you can seem rude. You also make the person feel as if they are boring, and that you aren’t interested - even if that’s not the case. On the other hand, if you give them too much eye contact it can seem aggressive. They may become intimidated, and quite frankly, think you’re being an ass. So what is the right amount of eye contact? Well, it’s honestly a complicated answer. It can change with the culture you are in, as well as the situation. A good rule of thumb here in North America, though, is the 50/70 rule. When speaking, make eye contact 50% of the time. When listening, make eye contact 70% of the time. I really wanted to dive further into this topic and go over all the complexities of the discussion. I came up with guideline of 10 Eye Contact Mistakes I commonly see people making, and I’m going to share them all with you in detail on this episode. Download this episode of the Real Men Real Style Podcast known to learn how you can use your eyes to give off the right message. 10 Eye Contact Mistakes: Not Enough Eye Contact Too Much Eye Contact Not Knowing Cultural Norms Maintaining Eye Contact Reading Too Much Into Other People’s Eye Contact Eye Contact in Authority Don’t Look Away Too Quickly Not Establishing Eye Contact at the Start Not Listening with Your Eyes MAKE EYE CONTACT Highlights: In North America there’s a 50/70 rule. When speaking, look at the person 50% of the time. When listening, look at the person 70% of the time. Eye contact rules are different all over the world. Sometimes eye contact is seen as aggressive. Learn the cultural rules of where you are visiting, and the people you deal with. Most guys think a girl who makes eye contact with them, want them. Not giving enough contact can make you seem weak. Don’t let your eyes dart away. To avoid nervous eye contact, count in your head. 3 to 5 seconds in the best amount of time to look at someone when you meet them. Don’t stare at people’s feet or looking away. Eye contact show that you are paying attention. If you’re not listening with your eyes, it can be disrespectful. Don’t get caught staring off. Pick one eye to look at. Try to discover what color their eyes really are. Do not stare at a woman’s breasts when you are speaking to her. You have to practice giving eye contact. Record yourself giving presentations or talking to people. Nothing feels natural at first. Mindset Takeaway: Your eye contact can make or break what people think of you. View the full show notes and resources at RealMenRealStyle.com/109
14 minutes | 3 years ago
108: Brown or Black Shoes?
For the full show notes go to RealMenRealStyle.com/episode108 There’s one thing that a lot of people I know have a hard time deciding. In fact, I’m sure you’ve encountered this problem before as well. What color of dress shoe should you buy? Black or Brown? Even though the question itself is simple, the answer can be very complicated. There are a lot of factors you should be considering before you buy a pair of dress shoes. For example, when you wear them how formal are the occasions you will be attending? If you go to a lot of black tie events, then there’s only one option for you: black. Brown shoes will never be as formal, and the lighter they are they less formal they will be. On the other hand, you will never be able to buy a pair of black dress shoes that look casual. Their strength can also be their weakness. There’s also so much more to consider, such as your existing wardrobe, how much the shoes will take to maintain, and even what style of shoe you prefer. Download this episode today to learn about everything you need to consider before choosing between brown or black dress shoes.
13 minutes | 3 years ago
107: 5 Reasons to Buy a Watch
Check out the full show notes and resources at RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode107 When I was in the military I used to wear a watch every day. In fact, I didn’t just have one, I had two. Once I got out of the military I stopped wearing them, and honestly forgot about them. When I started doing my YouTube show a company reached out to me and offered for me to wear their watches. I took them up on it, and I became hooked again. A watch has so many benefits. It’s a great way to up your style game, to express yourself, and to make sure you’re punctual (science even says so). On this episode of Real Men Real Style, I break down 5 reasons you should buy a watch. Whether it’s to stop being rude by looking at your phone, have an heirloom to pass down, or just to show off who you are a bit more. Download this episode now to learn how important a watch can be in you life. 5 Reasons to Wear a Watch: Deep meaning You’ll be more punctual Avoid distraction of a cell phone Awesome man jewelry They garner compliments and start conversations. Highlights: The only thing James Bond would wear to bed was a watch. It’s about your relationship with time. Watches can be great heirloom products. Studies show watch wearers tend to arrive earlier. When you check the time on your find, you tend to check other things as well. It can be rude to check the time, and you can’t do it discreetly with a phone. There’s many things you can do with the strap. Watch options give you endless possibilities to express yourself. A lot of people know about watches and want to talk about them. Check out the full show notes and resources at RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode107
14 minutes | 3 years ago
106: What Really Makes You More Attractive
Check out the resources and full show notes at: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode106 There’s so many articles and so much information on what women want it can be confusing. One article says a guy with a guitar. Another says to wear a suit. Another says to wear red. Does that mean you should do all of them and make a sexy powerhouse? No! If you aren’t confident in a red suit, you’re going to look uncomfortable and awkward. If you carry a guitar but can’t play you’re going to look like a doofus. Instead, you have to know what works for you. Know what you are confident in, and try different things. To help you, I am going to go over 7 things that you can easily adapt that will really make you more attractive. These are all things you can make work for you. It’s not so specific that you have to overhaul your lifestyle or spend years studying something like an instrument. Download this episode of the Real Men Real Style Podcast now to learn all about incorporating things you can easily, and subtly, start bringing into your day to day life that will make you more attractive to women. 7 Ways to Increase Your Attractiveness: Patterns High Status Items Fragrances Voice Texture Color Silhouette Highlights: Attractiveness is not dependant on one thing. Find how to make attractive things work in your own personal style. You have to be confident in what you bring into your wardrobe. Don’t feel like you’re wasting money by trying things. In a 2018 study, pattern mixing can become more attractive. If you go overboard with patterns, it will turn women off. Some items can increase your status. Fragrance can be helpful. The sound of your voice is something you can work on. Accents can make someone more or less attractive. Texture can make people want to touch your clothing. We all want to be comforted - texture can help with that. Bring in touches of gold and red. Women want a man with wider shoulders than midsection. Check out the resources and full show notes at: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode106
16 minutes | 3 years ago
105: Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Image
Check out the infographics, show notes, resources and more at RealMenRealStyle.com/episode105 There’s a lot of things we do that seem trivial to us, but can make a big impact on other people. We all make some of these mistakes, and I’m not exception. One example is having your hands in your pockets. This can send a lot of different signals to people, and it’s never a good thing. Some people think you are hiding things Others thing you don’t care enough to take the time to engage with them. In any case, having your hands in your pockets really does limit you. You’re going to be less expressive. You’re going to be less visually engaging. One trick I use is to touch my wedding ring from time to time when I’m speaking. That forces me to leave my hands out of my pockets. Other people might prefer to hold items, like pens. The other thing to remember is to make sure these things don’t become excessive and distracting. I have plenty of more habits to go over in this episode, and a lot of tips on how you can break them. Download this episode of the Real Men Real Style podcast now to learn about the bad habits you’ve developed and how to overcome them to improve your image. Check out the infographics, show notes, resources and more at RealMenRealStyle.com/episode105
14 minutes | 3 years ago
104: How to Match Your Belt with Your Shoes
For full show notes, infographics, and video go to RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode140 In today’s world we live in an infinite number of choices. Picking a belt to go with your shoes isn’t as simple as black with black and black with brown. Today shoes and belts both come in a wide variety of colors. Browns come in all hues, and you can find nearly every color of the rainbow. So can you match a light brown belt with dark brown shoes? Is it ever appropriate to wear another color belt with black? On this episode of the Real Men Real Style Podcast, I answer all of these questions and more. I want to make sure you look the best you can for every situation, and dive into what colors can say about you. For example, do you know what to wear to show a sign of respect? Find out all of that and more by downloading this episode of the Real Men Real Style podcast now. 2 Simple Rules: Leather matches leather Metal matches metal Highlights: In today’s world we have infinite choices that can make things seem complicated. Consider what colors your gravitate towards in your wardrobe. Black is the most formal of colors and you want to have it on hand. You don’t need an exact match on metals, you want them to be very close. Dark shows and suits are a sign of respect. Don’t wear dark brown and black together. Warm and cool colors want to stick together. Black is considered a cool color. Greys and blacks work well together. Black doesn’t look very good with oxblood. Avoid light brown belt with dark brown shoes. Mindset Takeaway: Knowing the right match will give you the confidence you need to rock your style For full show notes, infographics, and video go to RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode140
21 minutes | 3 years ago
103: How to Identify Quality Leather
SHOW NOTES: RealMenRealStyle.com/episode103 Leather is something we are all attracted to. It’s a nice material, that looks great and it very durable. It’s been used for protection and style since the beginning of time. The only problem is most people don’t know what they are looking at. When making a purchase one a material like this, you want to know you’re getting a deal. There’s actually a lot to consider when buying leather. The first is what you’re going to use it for. Is it something that is just going to be for show, or is it something that’s going to get a lot of use? Do you want a softer leather, or something a little harder? Download this episode now to learn how to identify the right leather for your needs, and how to know if you’re getting a good deal or not. 4 Things You Should Look at When Buying Leather: Grade Layers Finish Thickness Highlights: You don’t always need the best grade of leather. 1st grade is the best, 4th grade is the lowest quality. You wouldn’t want 1st grade on the bottom of a shoe, or where things are used a lot. Full grain means the top layer. Colored leathers come from a dye applied to the top layer. Thickness is usually measured in ounces. The animal is comes from will determine how thick and how soft it is. Mindset Takeaway: In order to know if you’re getting a good deal, you need to know what you’re looking for.
21 minutes | 3 years ago
102: Match Patterns Like a Boss
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode102 On this episode of Real Men Real Style, I have decided to dive into an issue most men are afraid to tackle: patterns. Patterns can be confusing, and you may not know what’s too much or too little. Do you match everything with the same pattern? Do you even know what all of your pattern options are? Don’t worry! I’m going to guide you through all of this simply, and quickly, so you can get out there and really start upping your style game in new ways. But remember, you don’t want to just dive right in. You’re going to want to experiment and explore your options first. There’s nothing that’ll turn you off faster than jumping in too deep and feeling uncomfortable in front of other people. Download this episode now to learn how you can master patterns to stand out and leave a positive visual impact on those around you. 5 Pattern You Should Be Rocking: Stripes Checks Twill weaves Paisley and Floral Dots 5 Rules for Wearing Patterns: Keep patterns muted Bring in patterns gradually Avoid placing similar patterns and proportions next to each other Look for items that compliment, not match Practice wearing patterns Highlights: Patterns are everywhere. Solids won’t bring as many compliments as patterns will. Stripes are the easiest to bring into your wardrobe. Checks are stripes going both directions. If you like solids but want to bring in a pattern, consider a herringbone weave. Florals are best for neck ties and pocket squares. The larger your dot, the more casual it becomes. Patterns don’t need loud crazy colors. It’s easier to lose accessories if you start to feel uncomfortable. Don’t have same sized patterns next to each other. Show your creativity through complimenting patterns. Keep trousers solid Mindset Takeaway: Patterns are like a spice, you don’t need to throw too much in there to pull out the flavor. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode102
17 minutes | 3 years ago
101: 5 Timeless Items
Shownotes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode101 There are lots of items that go in an out of style. It can be hard to know what to add to your collection that won’t make you look old or outdated in a few years. Sometimes it’s hard to spot the difference between a trend and a solid investment. If you want to look at what you should be adding to your style you should look at items that have withstood the test of time. Chances are if people were wearing it, and making themselves look great, a thousand years ago and it’s in stores today you’ll be fine. On this episode of the Real Men Real Style podcast, I look at the various items that will never go out of style. I break down their history, and what you should be looking for when deciding to invest in something that will make you best dressed guy in the room for decades. Download this episode now before you purchase something you’ll regret in the next few years. Click here to listen on iTunes – Podcast #101: 5 Timeless Items Click here to listen on Soundcloud – Podcast #101: 5 Timeless Items Click here to listen on Stitcher – Podcast #101: 5 Timeless Items 5 Timeless Items: Well Fitted Wool Suit Jewelry Leather shoes A signature fragrance Headwear Bonus: Neckwear Highlights: In general, a suit should be dark colored. A good suit builds up your shoulders, chest, and makes your hands look larger. If you can afford it go with 100% wool fabric. Wool drapes best. Jewelry can symbolize your place in society. Stay with a classic watch with moving hands. A simple fact is more attractive. Leather or metal bands are best. Leather shoes form to your feet better. Take care of your leather shoes. Smells have always been identifying markers in the animal world. Women are more sensitive to fragrances than men are. Don’t let your scent be overpowering. Hats are still in fashion, and helps protect your head. Nail functionality for your headwear before using it for style. Neckwear has been a status symbol for thousands of years. Mindset Takeaway: Some items never go out of style - those are true investments. Shownotes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode101
17 minutes | 3 years ago
Shownotes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode100 What if you could transform your brand into more than just products or services? Whether it’s your marketing agency or dropshipping business, can you turn your business into an experience or even a multi-day event? The answer is yes. You might be thinking that what you sell isn’t material for a conference. But that’s where you are mistaken. It turns out passion for a brand is a reason to meet with others who share that passion and want to connect with each other. Today, I am discussing my experience building the very popular conference Menfluential, formerly known as StyleCon, where members of the Real Men Real Style community gather every year to connect with each other Are you looking to hear the secrets to building a successful experience for your brand? If so, download this episode of Real Men Real Style now to hear the details. 5 Things Menfluential Can Teach You: Make a positive environment and political barriers disappear Develop multi-day events with virtual tickets to maximize attendance Name your events according to what’s happening inside them Encourage vulnerability by having people share their stories You never know what ideas will sprout out of new businesses Highlights: Deliver content tailored to the medium for your audience. Start small when taking on new entrepreneurial endeavors. Approach new ventures with the mindset of not wanting to lose money. Always try to improve with new projects. Make environments motivational and people will have positive experiences. Sell virtual tickets to widen audience while keeping attendance low. When people share their wounds, others will follow suit. Create a place where your audience feel comfortable asking questions. Thank your customers. Mindset Takeaway: Create an environment where people feel positively supported and you have a business. Shownotes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode100
18 minutes | 3 years ago
99: Dressing Sharp: Expectations vs Reality
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode99 Have you been thinking about changing up your style? Think wearing a suit to work, or wearing nice clothes to a bar will get people to notice you more? Chances are you may be in for a rude awakening, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for it. In reality when we wear new clothes what we expect to happen doesn’t. Women probably won’t compliment you because they are afraid you will think they are hitting on them and they worry things will go in the wrong direction fast. When you walk into the office looking sharp you probably don’t get a lot of people mentioning your outfit. It’s not because they don’t like it, or that they don’t notice it. You will make an impression, people usually just aren’t vocal about it. And it’s also important to remember that just like a new pair of shoes, you have to break in your style. There’s going to be things about what you are wearing you will have to get used to and you won’t know what they are until you start wearing it for a long time. Maybe wearing a suit jacket makes you feel too warm at first, because you’re used to the A/C blowing directly on you. Maybe those dress socks will get itchy because you’re os used to wearing short white gym socks. I’m not here to discourage you from upping your game when it comes to your style. Quite the opposite. I want you to let you know the common expectations people have, and share with you the reality of what you are getting yourself into so that you don’t get discouraged and quit. Download this episode of Real Men Real Style and hear the reality of what happens when you decide to change up your style game. 7 Expectations VS Reality New clothing will make you look great. Only the right clothing will make you look great When you level up your style everyone will notice. Most people don’t care about your style. You’re going to rock your new fashion. You need to build confidence before wearing clothes out. You’re going to get compliments from women. More men will notice your style change. More money = better quality. Most brands are way overpriced. You’re going to rock a new hairstyle. Your hair either looks terrible or you can’t reproduce what the barber did You’ll stop shaving and have a beard in a month. After a month you’re going to have an itchy scruff. Highlights: You have to nail fit, fabric, and function. When you buy something off the rack take it to a tailor to have it fitted. Find the right brand that works for your body type. Get the best fabric you can afford. Go with classic styles so they last. People you interact with will be subliminally influenced by your attire. Even if they don’t say anything, people will notice. Women are more reserved about giving compliments. Women worry men will think their compliment means they are hitting on them. Overpriced brands are older and generally bought out by someone else. Find groups and online forums that discuss the quality of brands. People who write reviews are either super happy or super upset. Don’t be afraid to go to the barber and ask them what they did. Right after a haircut, take a photo. Pay attention to the brush and products the barber used. Most people take 6 months to a year to grow a beard. Mindset Takeaway: To really rock a style it takes time and confidence. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode99
12 minutes | 3 years ago
98: What Do Women Really Think About Tattoos?
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode98 Tattoos are everywhere these days. They used to be only seen from military men showing off their service, or from people who spent time in prison. Today, we see them on nearly everyone who turns 18. Like anything, we typically do it to bring attention to ourselves - especially from a partner. The question is, do women really want to see that ink? If so, what doe they want to see? It’s also important to know where they want it to be. I imagine a tattoo on your face of a naked lady wouldn’t be too appealing to women. Download this episode of Real Men Real Style now to hear what women really think about ink. 10 Tattoos From Least Attractive to Most: The mom heart (not attractive) The dagger (not attractive) Sexy lady (not attractive) Flowers (not attractive) Skulls (somewhat attractive) Anchors (somewhat attractive) Birds (more attractive) Fierce animals (more attractive) Foreign language (attractive - if you speak it) The minimalist tattoo (most attractive) 10 Tattoo Placements From Most Attractive to least: Forearm (most attractive) Arms Back Underside of wrist Chest Knuckles Ankle Back of Calf Legs On your belly (not attractive) Highlights: Tattoos are very cultural. Study shows women don’t find tattooed men more or less attractive. Men found other tattooed men to be more attractive to women. Women find men with tattoos to be healthier, more masculine, more dominant, and more aggressive. A lot of women find men with tattoos to be worse partners and worse parents. Tattooed men are seen as “the bad boy”. If you have a foreign language tattooed on your body, you need to be able to speak it. Woman like small tattoos that are simple. Be careful of tattoo placement for your workplace. Avoid tattoos on the face. Tattoos are more and more common. The best tattoo for a stylish professional is a minimalist tattoo on your back. Mindset Takeaway: Think it through before you get a tattoo. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode98
13 minutes | 3 years ago
97: Style Pet Peeves That Drive Me Nuts
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode97 There was a time when I knew nothing about style. I used to say that I didn’t care. The truth is I just didn’t know. I was also too lazy, and too busy, to care about my style. I think that’s a very common thing. The more I started to know about style, the more I cared. The more I cared, the more I noticed other people breaking the rules. Now, I’d like to make sure it’s known that no rule is set in stone. You can break any rule, but first, you have to understand it so you really know how and when it’s appropriate to break the rules. For this episode of the Real Men Real Style podcast I’ve decided to go into detail on 25 of my style pet peeves. Some of these things even I used to break because I didn’t know. Today, when I see people break these rules, I don’t get angry or try to publicly shame them. I nicely, privately and respectfully explain to them what they are doing wrong, so they can up their game in the future. Download this episode now to learn some of the most common style mistakes people make. 25 of My Style Pet Peeves: When people say they don’t care about their style, then judge everyone else. Square toed shoes. Sagging pants. No socks. White socks outside the gym. Off proportions. Overuse of fragrance. Long and oversized t-shirts. Oversized logos. Badly fitted suits. Jackets without a pocket square. Buttoning bottom button of a jacket. Men who follow rules without understanding why. Men that correct other men in public. Not removing tack stitching or brand labels. Dark shoes with light trousers. Running shoes with everything. Wearing Crocs. Fully buttoned dress shirts with no tie. Dressing oblivious to the unwritten dress code. Unpolished shoes. Badly wrinkled clothing. Pajamas in public. Bright green, red blue, and black “dress shirts”. Don’t be a snob. Highlights: Most snap judgments are made off how people look. A lot of people who claim they don’t care about style are just lazy or too busy. Square toed shoes are for pilgrims and don’t look good on anyone. No one wants to see your underwear or your butt crack. You can buy no-show socks. Not wearing socks will damage your shoes. White socks are for athletics only. Skinny ties don’t go with wide lapels. Big men shouldn’t wear skinny jeans. People around you don’t want to have to smell you continuously - even if you smell great. Most stores offer free suit adjustments. A suit is meant to make you look better, make sure they are tailored properly. Suit Jackets, Blazers, Sports Coats, all have breast pockets for a reason. Two button suits are not meant to have the bottom button buttoned. Style rules were created for a reason, know why so you know when they do and don’t apply. Don’t public embarrass somebody, try to raise up their self-esteem. Invest in more than one pair of shoes, and have multiple color choices. Crocs are not good-looking shoes. There is always a dress code anywhere you go. If you spend money on your dress shoes, take care of them. Ironing shirts and pressing trousers doesn't take much work. Bright shirts are not designed for dress shirts, they are for clubbing and partying. Mindset Takeaway: Be the person who pulls people up when they don’t know as much as you, don’t knock them down. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode97
13 minutes | 3 years ago
96: 10 Tips for an Amazing Smile
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode96 As children, we tend to smile all the time. Smiles are infectious and make everyone around us so much happier. Unfortunately, as adults, we tend to lose our smile. We become more serious, more jaded, and less open to meeting new people. If you take the time to change this and start smiling more often you’ll find a world of change. People will start approaching you more, your friends and family will appreciate spending more time with you, and you’ll find so many more opportunities than you previously had. It’s important to note that your smile has to be genuine. There’s nothing creepier than a guy with his lips curled into a smile while the rest of his face is dead. On this episode of Real Men Real Style, I’ll give you 10 tips to create a smile that will change your life. 10 Tips to Improve Your Smile: Practice smiling when you meet people. Go to the dentist. Whitening your teeth. Check your teeth using a mirror. Use your eyes when you smile. Use lip balm. Think happy thoughts. Build up your confidence. Consider straightening your teeth or veneers. Practice taking selfies. Highlights: You want people to ask, “Why are you so happy?” Regular check-ups are important to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Receding gum lines will never fully come back. The dentist will have better whitening equipment. You don’t want white teeth. If you don’t have a mirror, use your phone to check your teeth, Carry a floss pick on you. There’s nothing worse than having something in your teeth you can’t get out. A natural smile uses more than just the muscles around your mouth. Cracked lips make you self-conscious. Spend money to fix your teeth. Selfies will help you learn angles you look good in. Practice does make perfect. Mindset Takeaway: A great smile can open a lot of doors. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode96
17 minutes | 3 years ago
95: Johan Ekelund: Why You NEED Shirt Stays
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode95 How many times do you find yourself fussing with your shirt because it keeps coming untucked every time you sit down and stand up? You’re not alone, it’s a very common problem - especially today. So many shirt companies try to save a dollar and cut corners any way they can. One of those ways is to remove the extra fabric from the bottom of button-down shirts. Unfortunately, that skimp means we all suffer. No matter if you are skinny or not, your shirts going to come untucked and you’re at risk for showing plumbers crack to everyone around you. It’s something most of us are embarrassed by, as this is never a flattering picture of us. On this episode of the Real Men Real Style podcast, we are joined by the maker of the best Shirt Stay on the market - Johan Ekelund. In this interview, we discuss the importance of shirt stays, and how they are literally changing people’s lives. It such a simple, and inexpensive, think to add to your wardrobe, yet is one of the best investments you can make. Download this episode today to hear how this can boost your confidence, and change the way people look at you. 3 Reason to Buy a Shirt Stay: Don’t have to tuck in your shirt all the time Builds you confidence They’re comfortable Highlights: It only takes a couple days to get used to shirt stays, then you forget about them. Most people find it to be a game changer. You no longer have to worry about plumbers crack. Most companies make shirts shorter to save money. Less than 1% of people know about them. Sharp and Dapper have much better quality because they are handmade with pride. A lot of guys who do wear shirt stays don’t talk about it. Quality always costs a little more. Mindset Takeaway: Knowing your shirt will stay tucked in will boost your confidence exponentially. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode95
12 minutes | 3 years ago
94: Should You Buy a Luxury Watch?
Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode94 Lately I’ve been considering an investment I never really thought I would make before. I’ve considering buying a Rolex, or similar luxury watch. I posted a video recently expressing my interest, and I received a lot of interesting feedback I wanted to address. Growing up I didn’t have much. My family was barely able to provide food, and needless to say I don’t really have any heirlooms. There’s nothing from my family I grew up with that I have, at least not of value. As a father, I’ve been considering this for my children. I love the idea of an heirloom that will hold its value as it gets passed down from generation to generation. On this episode of the Real Men Real Style Podcast, I explore reason why one would invest in a luxury watch. I’d love to hear your feedback, so send me an e-mail or post a comment letting me know what you think. Download this episode now to hear the benefits of a luxury watch. 3 Reasons to Pick Get a Luxury Watch: Celebrate a Milestone Have a Family Heirloom They Have a Resale Value (Should You Need It) Highlights: The money for a luxury watch could be used to donate to charity. Mechanical watches don’t keeps as good of a time as Quartz. Luxury build is better, but is it 100x, or more, better? Rolexes can be family heirlooms. Well made watches retain their value. If used as an heirloom, consider something unisex. Mindset Takeaway: Want what you want without being afraid or asking permission. Show Notes: RealMenRealStyle.com/Episode94
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