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The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

Aside from being heavy drinkers and womanizers, what do Barney Stinson, James Bond and Don Draper have in common? They all look suave, thanks to their ability to wear a suit, which is the trademark of the professional man.

Now you may be thinking to yourself that you’ve never looked anywhere near as dashing as these men when wearing your suit and you’re probably right but not for the reason you’re thinking. If you want to look sharp, smart and put-together then you need to pay attention to the finer details of suit wearing.

Too many men wear a suit improperly and therefore don’t look nearly as good as they can. Common mistakes like wearing pants that are too long, jacket sleeves that are too short, improperly matching your tie to your shirt, using the wrong tie knot are just among a few of the many mistakes you’re possibly making.

But fear not! Read our ultimate suit wearing cheat sheet below so that you can dress to impress and walk into a room allowing your presence to be felt.

The 10 Suit Wearing Rules Every Man Needs to Know

Ten Rules Suit Wearing

    Ten Rules to Suit Wearing

      Common Suit Features

      Mens Suits and Their FeaturesMen's Suit Buttons Men's Suits LapelsMen's Suits SleevesMen's Suits VestsSuit Pockets

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          How Your Suit Should Fit

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          Infographic to Help You Learn How a Suit Should Fit

            Visual Guide to How Your Suit Should Fit

            How a Suit Should Fit Visual

              How to Dress Dapper in the Modern Age
              Dress Daper in the Modern Age

                Guide to Wearing a Suit

                Look stylish with this suit wearing guide

                  The Discerning Gentleman’s Guide To Suit Tailoring  

                  A Guide For Men On Suit Tailoring

                    What Type of Cut Suits You?

                    Suit Cuts

                      The Perfect Modern Suit

                      Guide to the Perfect Modern Suit

                        Dressing for the Occasion

                        Suit wearing by occasion

                          5 Common Formal Pocket Square Folds for Your Tuxedo

                          Formal Pocket Square Folds

                            How to Fold a Pocket Square

                            How to Fold a Pocket Square

                              Matching Your Suit, Shirt and Tie Like a Pro

                              Matching Shirt Suit Tie

                                Dress Shirt Anatomy

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                                Anatomy of a Dress Shirt

                                  The Perfect White Shirt by Occasion

                                  White Shirt by Occasion

                                    Types of Shirt Collars

                                    the collar types a shirt can have

                                      Picking the Right Shirt Collar by Face Shape

                                      Your face shape determines the shirt collar

                                        Basic Shirt Cuff Types

                                        Basic Shirt Cuffs

                                          Men’s Dress Shirt Alterations

                                          Men's Shirt Alterations

                                            How to Fold a Dress Shirt

                                            How to Fold a Dress Shirt

                                              How to Match Shirt and Tie Patterns

                                              Match patterned shirts and ties

                                                The Correct Way to Wear a Tie

                                                The proper way to wear a tie

                                                  Right Classic Tie Knot for Your Face

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                                                  Right Tie Style for Face Shape

                                                    How to Tie a Tie: Classic Knots

                                                    How to Tie a Tie Classic Knot

                                                      How to Tie a Tie: New Knots

                                                      How to Tie a Tie

                                                        Simple Guide to Tie Bars

                                                        Guide to Tie Bars

                                                          Ultimate Guide to the Bowtie

                                                          Everything You Need to Know About Bowties

                                                            When to Wear These 5 Common Bow Tie Shapes

                                                            Five Common Bowtie Shapes

                                                              How Pants Should Fit

                                                              Dress Pants

                                                                Men’s Dress Pant Alterations

                                                                Men's Dress Pants Altertaions

                                                                  A Simple Guide to Men’s Belts

                                                                  Guide to Men's Belts

                                                                    The Ultimate Guide to Dress Shoes

                                                                    Ultimate Guide to Dress Shoes

                                                                      Shoe Jargon Explained

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                                                                      Difference in shoe jargon

                                                                        Matching Your Dress Shoes and Suit

                                                                        How to match suits to your suit

                                                                          How to Fold a Suit

                                                                          Folding a Suit Jacket Properly

                                                                            How to Dress like “Mad Men”

                                                                            How to Dress like Mad Men

                                                                              Suit Up Like Barney Stinson

                                                                              How to look like Barney Stinson

                                                                                How to Dress like Bond, James Bond

                                                                                How James Bond Wears a Suit

                                                                                  History of Men’s Suits

                                                                                  History of Men's Suits

                                                                                    Now that you have a good idea of how to wear a suit as well as how to accessorize, it’s time to go out and make some heads turn. Leave a comment if you have any additional tips or send a photo with you rocking your new look!

                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Nejron Photo /Shutterstock via shutterstock.com

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                                                                                    Last Updated on May 21, 2020

                                                                                    The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                                                                                    The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                                                                                    You have probably seen enough fad diets to last a lifetime. Many have become popular overnight and left just as quickly.

                                                                                    Some fad diets, though, have actually passed the test of time and are making some headway in the nutritional world.

                                                                                    Outlined below are four fad diets that are actually beneficial for your health and wellness. Read on to find out why you should consider adopting one (or more) of these healthy eating styles today.

                                                                                    An important concept you should keep in mind is to disregard the term “diet” as it is typically used. The word diet implies the idea of restriction and removal. Instead, think of the word diet in this context as a healthy eating lifestyle.

                                                                                    Let’s take a look at some of these healthy eating lifestyles that have been categorized, by no fault of their own, as fad diets.

                                                                                    1. The Paleo Diet

                                                                                    The paleo diet, or ancestral eating, is simply eating the way your paleolithic ancestors would have up to 10,000 years ago, or when the agriculture age began.

                                                                                    The advantage now is you don’t have to do this in a loin cloth, unless you want to… The focus of this diet is proteins, vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds and some healthy fats.

                                                                                    In the paleo diet, there aren’t any grains, starchy carbohydrates, sugars, or dairy.

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                                                                                    How Your Health Can Change With Paleo

                                                                                    The paleo diet is a good way to keep your blood sugar under control. It can also have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, and can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

                                                                                    With this healthy eating lifestyle, people have also achieved good weight loss results and boast improved energy levels. [1]

                                                                                    It’s not just what’s in the paleo diet that’s important, it’s what’s NOT in it. There aren’t any processed and manufactured foods, junk foods, artificial ingredients or chemical additives.

                                                                                    Paleo is a way of eating that gets you more in tune with your body and, therefore, can provide a lot of benefits.

                                                                                    2. Whole30

                                                                                    The Whole30 diet is relatively new and owes its popularity to social media and the #Whole30 Instagram hashtag that allowed people to share and broadcast their success with the diet.

                                                                                    With Whole30 you are taking 30 days and focusing on nutritious whole foods such as meats, nuts and seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

                                                                                    During the month you are eliminating:

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                                                                                    • sugar
                                                                                    • alcohol
                                                                                    • legumes
                                                                                    • grains
                                                                                    • dairy
                                                                                    • soy

                                                                                    Whole30 is similar to paleo, but it goes a bit further eliminating sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.

                                                                                    At the end of the 30 days, you strategically reintroduce those eliminated foods back into your diet to discover any possibility of health consequences from them or even potential food allergies.

                                                                                    Finding Out How Food Impacts You

                                                                                    Most people eat the same things so often and may not realize that certain foods are causing health consequences, as they’ve become accustomed to feeling lethargic and run down.

                                                                                    With Whole30 you get the chance to see how these foods may have a negative impact on your body. You’ll also reset your taste buds, which may have become desensitized from processed and artificial “foods” and excess salt.

                                                                                    This diet will help you regain your love of food… in a healthy way!

                                                                                    3. The Mediterranean Diet

                                                                                    The Mediterranean diet has been at the top of the list as a very effective diet for some time now.

                                                                                    For people in countries like Italy or Greece, this has simply been a normal way of life–along with higher activity levels, sunlight exposure, proximity to water, and lower stress.

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                                                                                    With the Mediterranean diet, the focus is on heart-healthy foods. It looks like this:

                                                                                    • Fruits & vegetables
                                                                                    • Whole grains
                                                                                    • Legumes & nuts
                                                                                    • Replacing butter with olive oil
                                                                                    • Using herbs and spices instead of salt
                                                                                    • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
                                                                                    • Moderate amounts of red wine

                                                                                    Help Your Heart & Overall Health With A Mediterranean Diet

                                                                                    Information from the Mayo Clinic shows that this diet reduces heart disease and lowers your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Studies involving 1.5 million people demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, along with overall mortality. [2]

                                                                                    With all these benefits, this is definitely a “fad diet” that’s worth the hype.

                                                                                    4. The Alkaline Diet

                                                                                    The alkaline diet is about changing the foods you eat so that you put your body into an alkaline state and out of an acidic state. When your body is too far on the acidic side it can result in a condition called acidosis. This can lead to issues in your body such as upset stomach, breathing difficulties, headaches, weakness and, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can result in shock, coma, or death.

                                                                                    The goal is to get your body in a more alkaline state, which results in overall better health. The focus is on including alkaline boosting foods such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes. You’re also wanting to reduce acidic foods such as low quality beef and poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol.

                                                                                    Pros & Cons With The Alkaline Diet

                                                                                    The benefits that come from this way of eating is that reduction in inferior quality foods, processed items and alcohol. You may feel improved energy levels, mental clarity and even better joint health.

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                                                                                    People also report weight loss but again this may come from the reduction in calories from junk and processed foods but this is not a bad thing at all.

                                                                                    One con with this diet is that the pH value of the food you eat might not have an impact on blood pH, as your body is able to balance this pretty well on a day-to-day basis.

                                                                                    Follow These Fads for Better Health and Wellness

                                                                                    There can be a danger in categorizing things as a fad diet because fads come and go. People are always looking for the next big thing or a quick fix.

                                                                                    The four examples above buck that status quo. These diets, though mainstream, actually can give you benefits and aren’t going to go away anytime soon because they work.

                                                                                    What makes these diets special is that they boast real whole foods and the eliminate processed and manufactured junk.

                                                                                    The Big Takeaway:

                                                                                    Whatever way you choose to eat, the focus needs to be on whole unprocessed foods. Look for the cleanest, local and most natural things you can find for the benefit of your overall health and wellness. Your body and mind will thank you.

                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Dan Gold via unsplash.com

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