For Men – style tips, travel tips, holiday wear… etc


My older brother, Gary is about to celebrate a birthday very soon. It is one of those special “years” with a party involved.  We talked about going shopping for a new “look”or an easy to put together holiday or festive look; as opposed to looking like he is going to work/office or a business meeting.

Usually my blog poisematters.com  seems to be dedicated to the female gender; with make-up tips, etiquette tips and fashion highlights. Or I tend to write about my years as a young mother and reminisce on raising my two sons.

So today,  let’s focus on men’s fashion

  • Style Tip – Knits are what you wear to the football game; wovens are what you put on to meet the parents.
  • Sport shirts can be described either as “woven” or “knit”.  Woven fabric is made on a loom; knit fabric is joined together by a series of loops.
  • The T-shirt was born when central heating called for a lighter alternative to long johns.
  • Travel tip – To avoid wrinkles, ask your Dry Cleaners to fold your shirts with tissue before packing.
  • Style Tip:  If you can buy one pair of pants per season; stay away from tissue-weight pants and go for 100 percent cotton brushed chinos, which can be worn year-round.
  • How long should pants be?  Your pants should be long enough to rest on the tops of your shoes with a slight backward slant toward the heel of your shoe.  When you got it right, there will be a “dent” in the fabric at your ankle, that the famous “break” you hear so much about.  If it’s not the right length, have it altered.
  • Style Tip:  If you can only buy one pair of jeans, go for a style in dark denim, with a boot cut leg and a medium rise.

So for this Holiday season think about “Fit”, since it is the most important aspect of purchasing good clothes. Because no matter the quality, label or how much you spend, a poor fitting garment will never look good.

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About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 37 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, Blogging, raising puppies, loves Social Media and Travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a Football Coach; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog. When she is not working you can find her traveling to exotic designations with her handsome Hubby.
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One Response to For Men – style tips, travel tips, holiday wear… etc

  1. Gary Zager says:

    I look like I’m always going to work or the office?

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