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→ Adorably Fierce Photo of a “Frozen” Girls Softball Team Goes Viral

This is so great.

→ Dress shoe company Allen Edmonds exploring sale of firm: sources | Reuters

I hope they find a buyer, because I would be really bummed if Allen Edmonds stopped making shoes.

→ Harry Marks on the Importance of Dressing Well

I wear a suit every chance I get, even when I’m not at work, because it’s like armor for me. I feel better in a suit than I do in jeans and a lot of that has to do with how I’m treated in public. I’m taken more seriously by others when I dress professionally.

Harry’s piece is great. It has me re-thinking my “hardly ever wearing a suit” approach as I try to build my law practice.1

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→ The Most Important Tip for Caring for Your Shoes

If you’re not going to polish your shoes, however, then I encourage you to at least take one step: every once in a while, when your shoes start to look a little dry, apply a coat of leather conditioner. Routine application will do more for the health and appearance of your shoes than anything else. It will help bring out the suppleness and richness in the leather, give the color some depth, and most importantly, prevent your uppers from drying out and cracking.

I trust the guys at Put This On, and, as a result, I am going to make sure I start doing this.

→ Dabo Swinny talking football on the ESPNU College Football Podcast

I can never get enough Dabo.

→ Congratulations to Everyone’s Favorite “Style Girlfriend”

Megan Collins has created a must-read resource for guys looking to have a little more style in their dress.

→ Switching my Tie Knot

After I wore a Double Windsor to court today, we had a discussion at my firm about proper tie knots. I suggested four-in-hand and both people in my firm and the outside experts we consulted agreed that is the way to go from now on.

→ Fashion Tips All Guys Should Know

I like to revisit this list every few months. Some favorites:

Your tie should reach your belt line – it shouldn’t end above your belt or below it.


Only wear a tie if you’re also wearing a suit or sportcoat (or, very casually, a sweater). Shirt, tie and no jacket is the wedding uniform of a nine-year-old.

→ How to Roll Your Shirt Sleeve

The guys at Put This On point to an quick breakdown of how to roll up your shirt sleeves.

As someone who almost always rolls my sleeves, I’ll be trying this out.