The Style Section

Cleaning up your foul mouth – A Gentlemen’s Guide

Curse words have been around for hundreds of years and they show no sign of disappearing any time soon. George Carlin (in)famously gave the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” in 1972 and as a result was arrested for violating obscenity laws. Ironically several of these words are now common …

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A Walk on the Outside – A Gentleman's Guide

In days gone by, when internal plumbing hadn’t been invented, to empty the nights deposits house owners or maids would tip the bucket into the street, often from a second floor window. Even if the contents missed the sidewalk / pavement / walkway there would be splashing all over passers …

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The Swimsuit Style Guide for Women

As the days grow longer and hotter, the beach at Port Stanley becomes more and more enticing. Here is a guide to help you choose the perfect beach outfit. Styles for the Pear-Shaped Figure, Apple-Shaped Figure, Athletic Figure, Hourglass Figure, Petite Figure and Curvy / Full-Figured ladies. Originally posted on http://visual.ly/swimsuit-style-guide-women-infographic …

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Evening Etiquette – A Gentleman's Guide

Look the part A true gentleman dresses the part. A lack of knowledge here could be the birth of all kinds of disasters before even leaving the house. He should have a look so sharp he could butcher a songbird with it. This inforgraphic will help a gentleman know what …

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Espresso love, or how to make your favourite espresso

Espresso is both a coffee beverage and a brewing method. Most people assume an authentic espresso must be darker and bolder but this is not necessarily true. Actually any bean or roasting level can be used. In Italy where Espresso was initially made and popularized you will find that in …

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The gentleman's guide to bras

For as long as there have been breasts there have been bras, and for just as long they have puzzled and confused men. It isn’t just the universal question of how to undo the back of a bra with one hand without fumbling around, but even the basic understanding of …

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The year of creepy men with long, blonde hair

The recent Oscar Awards night displayed a new and disturbing trend for men of a certain age, an apparent attempt to recapture their youth by growing their hair long. For some, those with dark hair perhaps, it is pretty easily carried off, but there are those, of perhaps Scandinavian descent, …

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Do these glasses make me look drunk?

When drinking alcoholic drinks, it is important to know exactly what glass you should expect to be served when ordering various drinks. If you are served a Shirley Temple in a pint glass, the barman or woman probably isn’t that good.                   …

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The modern man’s guide to the suit life – part six

Handkerchiefs A handkerchief is worn in the top front pocket of your jacket suit and are made from either linen, silk or cotton. There are plenty of different styles to insert and wear your handkerchief from the simple ‘stuff’ to the folded, ironed, knife edged handkerchief. It is probably best …

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The modern man’s guide to the suit life – part five

Shoes Keep your shoe style the same as your suit for maximum effect, so with a relaxed fitting suit, you can wear a classic style of wider shoe. Likewise, with a narrow fitted suit, slim and point shoes. Unless you are dressing casually, avoid slip on shoes. There is no …

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The modern man’s guide to the suit life – part four

Your choice of tie, and how it is tied, makes a huge difference to your look. Here are the basics on the most popular of knots. They are drawn to show what you would see in the mirror, or what a beautiful woman would see if she was adjusting your …

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The modern man’s guide to the suit life – part three

Most dress shirts are mostly made from one of three fabrics. Broadcloth, which is a tightly woven plain fabric which gives a smooth and crisp look. The second fabric is called Oxford. It is a basket weave which gives the shirt a more causual appearance. The final fabric, Cotton, is …

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The modern man's guide to the suit life – part two

In part one we covered the basics of buying a suit, but suits are more than just well fitting clothing. There are a multitude of difference styles that differentiate one suit from another. Here are explanations of some of these styles. Starting at the top of the jacket, the lapels. …

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Expert styling tips for women!

Be smart about the use of heat styling tools. Excess and improper use leads to breakage, split ends, and damage to the hair fibre. Prevent damage by following these tips. Less is better when it comes to how hot a tool should be. Never start at the maximum temperature, but work …

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Getting The Right Hair For The Job

Your current hairstyle may be the best accessory for sporting your unique flare for fashion, personality, and how you want others to perceive you. However, does it fit the look for the job you’re aiming for? If you’re not sure, maybe it’s time to think about if your ‘shiny super-glued …

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