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20 Fashion Laws That All Men Should Follow

20 Fashion Laws That All Men Should Follow

We don’t have to be as fashionable as Jonny Depp, the idea of fashion is to wear what makes you comfortable and feel good, however, there are some solid rules in fashion that we should not be broken. We have compiled a list of fashion laws (Yes, laws, not tips, nor suggestions) that all men should follow.

Rule #1. Don’t clip your phone or gadgets on your belt.

    Batman wears a utility belt. He also wears his underpants outside of his tights.

    Rule #2. Avoid wearing  square toed shoes.

      Unless you’re after that Legoman look.

      Rule #3. Get a navy blue suit 

        It’ll make you look slimmer.

        Rule #4. Get tailored suits and shirts. 

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          Not only makes you look smarter, it doesn’t make you look like someone who’s been on a crash diet and hasn’t had time to update their wardrobe.

          Rule #5. Fat wallets don’t make you look rich; try to use a moneyclip

            Nothing says ugly more than a big fat wallet.

            Rule #6. Pink socks should not be wore at all costs. 

              It makes you look like a dork.

              Rule #7. NEVER wear socks with sandals… 

                If you want to cover your feet, wear shoes.

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                Rule #8. Put your collar down and don’t open more than two buttons.

                  It’s not possible to have a cold neck and hot chest at the same time.

                  Rule #9. The color of shoes and belt must match.

                    Color coordination!

                    Rule #10. Only wear athletic shoes when occasions allow you to do so.

                      Rule #11. Wear clothes that FIT your body shape. Not too tight or too loose.

                        Rule #12. Two objects of similar but not completely identical color don’t look good together. Unless they are designed to fit together.

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                          Rule #13. Never wear jeans with jeans jacket

                            Rule #14. Never wear jeans with light colored running shoes 

                              Unless you are Steve jobs.

                              Rule #15. Don’t wear pants that don’t let you walk in full stride

                                Unless you want to look like you’re constipated when you walk.

                                Rule #16. No clothes that come pre-torn. 

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                                  It makes you look dirty and a throwback from a previous era.

                                  Rule #17. White socks and black shoes are a no-no.

                                    Unless you’re Michael Jackson.

                                    Rule #18. Do not wear crocs

                                      Rule #19. Wear just enough cologne. 

                                        Not the amount that makes everyone know that you are about to arrive

                                        Rule #20. Do not mix too many patterns on your clothes

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                                          Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                                          How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                          How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                          Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                                          If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                                          1. Breathe

                                          The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                                          • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                                          • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                                          • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                                          Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                                          2. Loosen up

                                          After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                                          Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                                          3. Chew slowly

                                          Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                                          Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                                          Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                                          4. Let go

                                          Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                                          The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                                          It’s not. Promise.

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                                          Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                                          Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                                          21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                                          5. Enjoy the journey

                                          Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                                          Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                                          6. Look at the big picture

                                          The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                                          Will this matter to me…

                                          • Next week?
                                          • Next month?
                                          • Next year?
                                          • In 10 years?

                                          Hint: No, it won’t.

                                          I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                                          Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                                          7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                                          You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                                          Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                                          8. Practice patience every day

                                          Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                                          • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                                          • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                                          • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                                          Final thoughts

                                          Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                                          Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

                                          Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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